Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in Maryland

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Old Dominion Freight Line announced the opening of a new container drayage site to serve all ports and container yards in the Baltimore area. The new site – the third new container drayage facility Old Dominion has opened this year – will offer pickup and delivery to any point in the continental United States. Old Dominion says the strategic location, which complements the company’s services in its existing Baltimore Service Center, will allow it to access key manufacturing areas in the Midwest and to reach about one-third of the U.S. population in an overnight drive.

Old Dominion container drayage services include direct point-to-point delivery, loading, unloading, short-term warehousing and container pools for the convenience of import and export shippers. “The Baltimore site responds to growing customer demand and expands our coverage on the East Coast in close proximity to traditional drayage markets served by Old Dominion,” says Wayne Bersch, director of container operations for the Thomasville, N.C.-based company.

Old Dominion offers direct container drayage services from 12 cities in addition to Baltimore: Atlanta; Chicago; Los Angeles; Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala.; Norfolk, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The company says its container drayage grew by 35 percent in 2010 and that it continues to see strong growth in 2011. The company opened the Memphis and Mobile container drayage facilities during the second quarter.