Cargo at a Container Freight Station

After your container reaches the port, it undergoes a process at the port before being transported to the destination point. Instead of just sitting at the shipping port before going to the destination, the containers are often taken to a nearby freight station. The purpose of the freight station is to first make sure that the freight does not clog up and take space at the port. Obviously, shipping ports do not want the congestion of containers just sitting there for no reason.

More importantly, while in the freight station, your container will be able to be properly inspected by US Customs, if it is an import to the US. Containers that are imported to a freight station also receive other services. At the freight station, the cargo from the containers will be unloaded and organized. The cargo can be stored before being transported away if needed. And any shipping paperwork can be completed here as well. If you are exporting a container, the freight station also plays an important role. At the freight station, your cargo will be organized, consolidated and loaded into the container.

Without the container freight station, the international shipping process of goods to or from the US would take longer at the ports, and all the parties involved would see higher operating costs, which in turn would raise the shipping rates. Container freight stations remain an important part of international freight management, and the more a shipper understands this, the more you would understand how container shipping impacts your supply chain.