A new, state-of the-art center for containerized auto shipping opened Friday (Dec06) near PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

New Containerized Auto Shipping Facility Opens at PhilaPort

Freight forwarder CFR, a global leader in containerized auto shipping, and GWSI, a nationally renowned logistics provider, created the facility to serve high-volume exporters buying vehicles in bulk at auto auctions around the U.S. The two companies anticipate shipping thousands of containers through the first year of operation and ramping up significantly over time.

Mike Gerace, President of GWSI credited PhilaPort staff for helping land the business.

The state-of-the-art facility offers:

  • High-security storage for over 1,200 vehicles
  • Guaranteed weekly capacity
  • Instant quality photos & inspection reports
  • Expert loading quality
  • Fast turnaround times
  • No wait times for your truckers
  • No congestion
  • No peak season price increases
  • Flat rates year-round
  • Efficient Customs process

“I’ve seen containerized auto shipping facilities all over the U.S. and around the world,” commented CFR Co-Owner Christoph Seitz, “and this is the best laid-out site on the U.S. East Coast.”

“We welcome CFR to our community, we appreciate their business, and we are confident they will succeed working with GWSI, a trusted stakeholder in our Port,” said PhilaPort Director of Marketing Sean Mahoney. “The Port of Philadelphia is in full support of this endeavor.”

Mike Gerace, President of GWSI, said, “The combination of CFR’s experience with car-in-container shipping, GWSI’s logistics experience, and our location near a port with quick turn times, gives us a real competitive advantage.”

Both CFR and GWSI have been in the logistics business for over 25 years and regularly set standards in forwarding and warehousing. Offering a high-quality alternative to other, chronically congested marine terminals in the U.S. Northeast is seen as a needed game changer for containerized auto exports.

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