Old Dominion opens California container drayage facility

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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced the opening of its second container drayage facility in California. The company’s Oakland container drayage operation will serve all ports, rail heads and container yards in California, including the Port of Oakland, the nation’s fourth-busiest container port, which loads and discharges more than 99 percent of containerized goods that move through the region.

“Co-located with our San Francisco service center, the Oakland container drayage operation will strengthen our network in California, which includes a container drayage facility in Los Angeles and 12 less-than-truckload service centers across the state,” says Wayne Bersch, director of container operations for Old Dominion. “Ports in California play a critical role in international trade. The expansion of our container drayage division along the West Coast will help us better serve our customers who ship both globally and domestically.”

Earlier this year, the company opened its first container drayage facility in the Pacific Northwest. Last year, the company opened container drayage operations in Memphis, Mobile and Baltimore to keep up with customer demand. 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.

Old Dominion has been operating container drayage for more than 50 years and offers direct services from 15 cities in addition to its Oakland location: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Los Angeles; Seattle/Tacoma; Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala.; Norfolk, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Greensboro, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Jacksonville, Fla.