Roadrunner Dawes, Multipoint unite for Puerto Rico service

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Roadrunner Dawes Freight Systems Inc. announced Monday, Nov. 5, a new strategic alliance with Multipoint, a freight forwarding company based in Charlotte, N.C. RDFS says this partnership enables it to provide its customers direct service to all points within Puerto Rico via four weekly sailings from the U.S. ports of Elizabeth, N.J., and Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to Puerto Rico, shipment destinations to 19 other Caribbean Islands also will be available to RDFS customers.

“We are very excited about our new partnership with Multipoint, which is a part of our ongoing strategic expansion efforts,” says Scott L. Dobak, vice president of sales and marketing for Cudahy, Wis.-based RDFS. “Our customers can expect the same commitment to service excellence and industry-leading on-time transit times they are accustomed to through our U.S. terminal network.”

Dobak says the benefits to customers are many, including single-carrier responsibility from the mainland pickup to island delivery, along with direct communications through RDFS Puerto Rican personnel. Other advantages include single-source consolidated invoices, no agents, delivery within 24 hours of port arrival, LCL and FCL services and specialized equipment, along with daily air service, he says.

“This is a tremendous alliance between two companies known for excellent service and competitive rates,” says Eric Taghechian, vice president of Multipoint. “We are proud to team up with Roadrunner Dawes and work with them to provide customized transportation solutions to the Caribbean, as we have done for more than 10 years.”

Available services include door-to-door, door-to-port, port-to-door and port-to-port. RDFS will be the sole consolidator, therefore resulting in less handling and transfers, Dobak says.