New containerized auto shipping facility opens at PhilaPort

New containerized auto shipping facility opens at PhilaPort
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A new, state-of the-art center for containerized auto shipping was opened near PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

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. He 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.”

CFR Co-Owner Christoph Seitz commented:

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

PhilaPort Director of Marketing Sean Mahoney said:

“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. The Port of Philadelphia is in full support of this endeavor.”

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.