Freight forwarders are typically the largest users of CFS companies, but shippers and other third-party logistics service providers also hire them for their customers’ freight.
Container freight stations are located near ports and major inland distribution cities.
Key Benefits & Functions of a CFS
Consolidate LCL shipments into a larger container with freight of the same or different customers being shipped to the same destination region.
Transload IPI containers from 20’s, 40’s and 45’s into 53’ intermodal containers for cost savings and more control of inventory.
CFS stations typically have both a foreign trade zone (FTZ) and non-FTZ component. The reason being is many shippers take advantage of keeping their product in-bond on a customs form 7512 to keep the product outside of the jurisdiction of the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). This allows the shipper to defer the payment of duties and taxes until it is consumed in a manufacturing process or sold to a customer.