Trailer Bridge Expands Its International Presence with US-Mexico Cross-Border Offering

Jacksonville, FL, September 12, 2019 (PR Newswire) Trailer Bridge, a leading provider of North American transportation and logistics services today announced the launch of its newest service, offering supply chain solutions between the United States and Mexico. The addition of this cross-border capability further extends Trailer Bridge’s diversified services internationally.

The service will streamline the often complicated process of shipping to and from Mexico and will transform its customer’s cross-border supply chain. “For shippers, importing and exporting between the US and Mexico presents a unique set of challenges, from security to regulatory to capacity, the list of potential hurdles is long. We’re proud to offer this expertise and deliver efficient transportation solutions for our customers,” said Mitch Luciano, CEO.  “We have great relationships with our partners in Mexico and adding dedicated resources and market expertise to support this offering will drive even greater value for all,” continued Luciano.

Because cross-border customs and clearance can be complex, Trailer Bridge’s team includes a secure carrier network with dedicated cross-dock and transfer facilities, and local and bi-lingual agents to manage northbound and southbound truckloads, as well as specialized cargo and time sensitive freight.

Trailer Bridge Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Vaughn added, “We’re very excited to offer this new Mexico service to our customers, which will simplify their cross-border shipping experience, and enable us to make an immediate impact in this rapidly growing market.”

The new service between Mexico and the United States further solidifies Trailer Bridge’s position as a transportation industry leader.

 

 

About Trailer Bridge

Trailer Bridge is a privately held asset-owned logistics company that transports cargo across land, air, rail and sea.  Trailer Bridge has quickly become a leader in transportation services by striving to provide customers with the best possible service. This level of service earned Trailer Bridge the Quest for Quality Award as #1 Ocean Carrier, and recognition as Best Places to Work in Jacksonville and as a Fastest Growing Company.  Trailer Bridge is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, operates in 15 offices with over 200 employees around North America.  For more information about Trailer Bridge, visit http://www.trailerbridge.com.

Ultimate CEO Nominee Shares How To Build Trust In Your Organization

Mitch Luciano shares with us how he took a dying company to a successful, thriving business in a few years. His experience as a leader gave him the wisdom on how to navigate tough changes in leadership while maintaining trust and empathy in the company culture.

Mr. Luciano has been with Trailer Bridge, Inc. since 2012, originally joining the company as the VP of Logistics, and currently holding the role of President & CEO. Prior to joining Trailer Bridge, Mr. Luciano spent over 19 years in the Transportation and Logistics industry with large international and domestic logistics organizations, NYK Logistics North America and C.H. Robinson, along with start-up ventures in the logistics and system development arenas.

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Hurricane Dorian Thursday Update

Trailer Bridge offices have reopened in Jacksonville, and operations have resumed at the JaxPort terminal, which is now open for shore side commercial operations. Trailer Bridge is currently open to receive and deliver cargo from its JaxPort terminal. Terminal operations will be open until 2100 EDT today, as normal.

Given current weather conditions, the schedule of our vessels is as follows:
Arrivals
– San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #20458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/6 at 2000 EDT
– Chicago Bridge (Voyage #40458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/11 at 2000 EDT
– Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #20459) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/10 at 1900 EDT
Departures
– Brooklyn Bridge (Voyage #30459) is scheduled to depart Jacksonville on 9/6
– San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #10460) is scheduled to depart 9/8
– Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #10461) is scheduled to depart on 9/11
– Chicago Bridge (Voyage #30460) is scheduled to depart 9/13
*Cut off for all departures is 1500 EDT

Our thoughts remain with those affected by the storm. For any questions or concerns, please contact your Account Manager or email info@trailerbridge.com. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Love Is Just Damn Good Business

Check out the podcast below by International Business and Leadership Speaker Steve Farber about the his new book”Love Is Just Damn Good Business“. Here Steve talks about company cultures that emphasize love and focus on employees to succeed, rather than the bottom line or “numbers”.

“…Employees who are passionate about the work that they do are more loyal, innovative, creative, and inspired, and that translates to great customer experience.”

Steve discusses further into the book Trailer Bridge and how the company has drastically altered its culture to showcase love for the employees.

Love Is Just Damn Good Business

Hurricane Dorian Wednesday Update

Trailer Bridge’s Jacksonville offices will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, September 5th at 0900 EDT.  JaxPort remains closed until cleared to reopen by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Given current weather conditions, the schedule of our vessels is as follows:

  • Arrivals
    • Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #10459) arrived in San Juan on 9/4 at 0355 EDT
    • San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #20458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/6 at 0600 EDT
    • Chicago Bridge (Voyage #40458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/7 at 0600 EDT
    • Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #20459) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/10 at 1900 EDT
  • Departures
    • Brooklyn Bridge (Voyage #30459) is scheduled to depart Jacksonville on 9/6
    • San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #10460) is scheduled to depart 9/8
    • Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #10461) is scheduled to depart on 9/11
    • Thunder Chicago Bridge (Voyage #30460) is scheduled to depart 9/13

*Cut off for all departures is 1500 EDT

Our priority remains the safety of our employees, their families, our customers and business partners. We appreciate your patience during this time.

For any questions or concerns, please contact your Account Manager or email info@trailerbridge.com. We will respond at our earliest possible opportunity.

Hurricane Dorian Tuesday Update

The safety of our Trailer Bridge family remains our number one priority. Therefore, Trailer Bridge’s Jacksonville offices will be closing at 1200 EDT today and based on the latest track of the storm, will reopen at 0900 EDT on Thursday, September 5th.

Effective 0800 EDT today, the US Coast Guard Captain of JaxPort has established Port Hurricane condition ZULU, which means hurricane force winds are possible within 12 hours, and the terminal will be closed until further notice.

The San Juan Jax Bridge, Jax San Juan Bridge and the Chicago Bridge barges remain safely at sea.

Given current weather conditions, the schedule of our vessels is as follows:

  • Arrivals
    • San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #20458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/6 at 0600 EDT
    • Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #10459) is scheduled to arrive in San Juan on 9/4 at 0300 EDT
    • Chicago Bridge (Voyage #40458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/7 at 0600 EDT
  • Departures
    • Brooklyn Bridge (Voyage #30459) is scheduled to depart Jacksonville on 9/6.
    • San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #10460) is scheduled to depart 9/8.
    • Jax San Juan Bridge (Voyage #10461) is scheduled to depart on 9/11.
    • Chicago Bridge (Voyage #30460) is scheduled to depart 9/13.

*Cut off for all departures is 1500 EDT.

We will continue to provide updates to our vessel schedules and facility operations as Hurricane Dorian moves through our service areas. Please take any needed precautions.

 

Hurricane Dorian Monday Update

Trailer Bridge continues to monitor the path and intensity of Hurricane Dorian.

Effective 8AM this morning, the US Coast Guard Captain of JaxPort has established Port Hurricane condition YANKEE, which means hurricane force winds are possible within 24 hours, and the terminal is closed to incoming vessels until further notice.

As the safety of our Trailer Bridge family, including crew, customers and business partners, remains our number one priority, Trailer Bridge will be closing its Jacksonville offices tomorrow, September 3rd at 1300 EDT.

The current schedule of our vessels is as follows:
• San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #10458/20458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/6 at 0900 EDT
• Jax San Juan (Voyage #10459) is scheduled to arrive in San Juan on 9/4 at 0300 EDT
• Chicago Bridge (Voyage # 30458 / 40458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/7 at 0600 EDT

We will continue to watch the projected path of the storm and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, the US Coast Guard and JaxPort to provide timely updates as more information becomes available. Please take all necessary precautions to remain safe.

For any questions or concerns, please contact your Account Manager or email info@trailerbridge.com. For after-hours emergencies, please call Ann Jones at 1.904.707.0934.

Hurricane Dorian Sunday Update

Given that storms can be so uncertain, Trailer Bridge continues to actively monitor Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact on every aspect of its operations.

The safety of our personnel, their families, our customers and business partners remain our number one priority.

At this time, JaxPort remains open with no restrictions. Brooklyn Bridge is safely on hold at JaxPort until further notice. Other voyages remain on schedule.

Based on current weather conditions and the project path of the storm, Trailer Bridge is prepared for the worst, but expects to conduct normal business operations on Tuesday. All offices and port terminals are closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Hurricane Dorian Saturday Update

Trailer Bridge is actively working to ensure the safety of our Trailer Bridge family, customers and business partners, while minimizing effects on service as the very dangerous Hurricane Dorian tracks toward Florida and the Carolinas.

Based on current weather conditions, the Brooklyn Bridge destined for San Juan and scheduled to sail yesterday will remain in port in Jacksonville until a window of safety has been determined and port operations are cleared by the US Coast Guard. The safety of our crew, equipment and cargo remain the utmost priority to us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Other voyages are on schedule, but remain dependent upon weather conditions:

  • San Juan Jax Bridge (Voyage #10458/20458) is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on 9/6 at 0900
  • Jax San Juan (Voyage #10459) is scheduled to arrive in San Juan on 9/4 at 0300
  • Chicago Bridge (Voyage #30458) is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Plata on 9/1 at 0630

At this time, we expect to conduct normal business operations on Tuesday, 9/3 at each of our Trailer Bridge offices.

We will continue to watch the projected path of the storm and factor in guidance from the National Hurricane Center, the US Coast Guard and JaxPort to provide timely updates as more information becomes available.

Hurricane Dorian Friday Update

Trailer Bridge continues to monitor the status of Hurricane Dorian and take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our employees, crew, and cargo.

Currently, we are maintaining schedule integrity based on current weather conditions.

The JaxPort terminal is open from 8am-5pm this weekend for movement of cargo. All US offices and terminals will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2nd. This includes the San Juan offices and terminal.

Trailer Bridge continues to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the U.S. mainland, and will send out regular updates to keep you informed.

The Trailer Bridge Account Management team is available for any questions should you require more details. Please call 1.800.727.3859 or email info@trailerbridge.com.

TS Dorian Thursday Update

Please be advised that the US Coast Guard has closed the Port of San Juanin advance of Tropical Storm Dorian.  As of noon today, there will be limited to no Trailer Bridge employees working at either of our Puerto Rico facilities.

We will keep you advised of timing on the reopening of the Port of San Juan. All bookings departing Santo Domingo will be on hold at that port until the Port of San Juan reopens. More information on San Juan port conditions is available from the US Coast Guard at link below.

Other than the bookings on hold departing Santo Domingo, Trailer Bridge is conducting normal business operations in the Dominican Republic and at our Jacksonville facilities.  As with any storm, the track can shift quickly from its current projection, so we continue to monitor and will keep you updated.

Our priority is to ensure that all measures are taken for the safety of our entire family, customers and business partners. We will continue to notify you of any impact the storm has on our operations.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Trailer Bridge Account Management at  1.800.727.3859. or email info@trailerbridge.com. For after-hours emergencies, please call Ann Jones at 1.904.707.0934.

Trailer Bridge Expands U.S. Footprint in Los Angeles, Raleigh and Fayetteville

Jacksonville, FL, August 29, 2019 (PR Newswire) Trailer Bridge, a leading provider of North American transportation and logistics services is pleased to announce the opening of three new US brokerage offices. New offices are located in Los Angeles, CA, Raleigh, North Carolina and Fayetteville, Arkansas. These openings mark six new facilities that Trailer Bridge has opened in 2019 and its 15th location in North America.

“The decision to expand our presence in each of these markets was a logical step in our business growth strategy,” said Mitch Luciano, CEO. “With strong and diverse talent pools in these areas, we’re able to expand geographic access to our customers across the U.S., while supporting the rapid growth of our domestic brokerage business,” continued Luciano.

“Opening these new offices highlights the direction of our investments, demand for resources and focus on offering superior customer-centric transportation solutions in these dynamic and growing markets,” shared Eric Masotti, Vice President of Logistics.

To support the company’s business momentum, initial focus for the offices is to build sales and customer experience teams.  The offices are consistent with the company’s service-oriented, innovative and fun work environments. To learn more about available positions and join the team, visit Trailer Bridge’s careers page.

 

About Trailer Bridge

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; Fayetteville, AR; Raleigh, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santiago, Dominican Republic.

 

 

TS Dorian Wednesday Update

Trailer Bridge continues to conduct normal business operations at the Port of San Juan, while diligently monitoring the approach of Tropical Storm Dorian.

Vessel Voyage #17 San Juan – Jax Bridge Customer Voyage #10458/20458 has safely arrived on time this morning in San Juan.  Cargo is available for pick up at the terminal throughout the course of the business day.

While Tropical Storm Dorian continues its path toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, your Trailer Bridge team is closely monitoring the approach with continual updates from the United States Coast Guard and National Hurricane Center. We are prepared to follow our comprehensive Hurricane Preparedness Plan should the storm intensify and will notify you of any impact this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.

Our priority remains the safety of our employees, their families, our customers and business partners. In the interim, for any questions or concerns, please contact your Account Manager or email info@trailerbridge.com.

Trailer Bridge Actively Monitoring Path of Tropical Storm Dorian

Trailer Bridge is currently conducting normal business operations at the Port of San Juan, although closely monitoring the approach of Tropical Storm Dorian with continual updates from the United States Coast Guard and National Hurricane Center.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is expected to pass Puerto Rico Wednesday and the Dominican Republic on Thursday. We are actively observing this storm, and are prepared to follow our comprehensive Hurricane Preparedness Plan should the storm intensify.

Our priority is the safety of our employees, their families, our customers and business partners. We will continue to provide updates to business operations as it relates to the storm and any impact this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.

For questions or concerns, please contact your Account Manager or email info@trailerbridge.com.

Trailer Bridge Monitoring Path of Tropical Storm Dorian

Trailer Bridge is currently conducting normal business operations at the Port of San Juan, although closely monitoring the approach of Tropical Storm Dorian with continual updates from the United States Coast Guard and National Hurricane Center. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is expected to pass Puerto Rico Wednesday and the Dominican Republic on Thursday. We are actively observing this storm, and are prepared to follow our comprehensive Hurricane Preparedness Plan should the storm intensify.  Our priority is the safety of our employees, their families, our customers and business partners. We will continue to provide updates to business operations as it relates to the storm and any impact this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.

Overweight Shipments Tariff

Overweight Shipments Tariff

Due to increased operational costs associated with the handling of overweight
shipments and/or hazardous cargo shipments, Trailer bridge, Inc. is implementing
the following changes to Puerto Rico Tariff and Dominican Republic Tariff items for
these shipment types.

Trailer Bridge PR Tariff Item #675 and DR Tariff Rule 002-012, regarding overweight
shipments, has been changed from $125 per state transited to a charge of $150 per
state transited when inland transportation service is provided to/from FL, GA and
SC. This change is effective as of May 19, 2018 for PR Tariff and effective
June 8, 2018 for DR Tariff.

Trailer Bridge Recognized Best-in-Class Ocean Freight Carrier

Jacksonville, FL, August 15, 2019 (PR Newswire) – Trailer Bridge, a North American full-service logistics company has been highly honored in the Quest for Quality Awards, ranking No. 1 among the top ocean carriers.

The Quest for Quality Award honors the organizations that have achieved the highest standards of quality and satisfaction in the transportation and logistics industry. The winner was selected based on the cumulative score of points received for each of five attributes.  Trailer Bridge took first place in each ocean freight carrier category, including On-time Performance, Value, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Equipment & Operations, receiving a weighted score of 61.33, where the average score was 46.50.

“To be recognized as the top ocean carrier in the Quest for Quality Awards is a significant accomplishment and is truly humbling. This award can be attributed to our exceptional people and their focus on providing outstanding service to our customers, which is what continues to drive our success,” said Trailer Bridge CEO Mitch Luciano.

He continued, “Our customers know that we do exactly what we say we will do, so they trust us, and that’s how we are continuing to raise the standards across the industry, whether ocean or logistics. This distinguished award is a testament to each one of our dedicated family who make our success possible.”

Widely considered the premier award of the logistics industry, Trailer Bridge earned the Quest for Quality Award over many respected domestic and international ocean carriers. For an industry that is experiencing dramatic change, highly innovative companies like Trailer Bridge are successfully addressing the necessity of exceptional service, pace, and value.

 

Peak Season Surcharge Trade Notification

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective September 1, 2019 Trailer Bridge will implement a $1000 Peak Season Surcharge for cargo originating in Southern California as defined in Tariff 200-A Item-865. This surcharge applies to cargo moving in non-Trailer Bridge equipment from zip codes 900–918, 923–928, and 93012 only and applies to both Contract and Tariff rates. The surcharge expires on December 31, 2019.

Thank you and should you have any questions or require additional information, please be sure to contact your Trailer Bridge Sales Representative or Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859.

For Latest Trailer Bridge Sailing Schedule go to http://www.trailerbridge.com/schedule/

Effective September 1, 2019 Trailer Bridge will implement a $1000 Peak Season Surcharge for cargo originating in Southern California as defined in Tariff 008  Rule 048.

This surcharge applies to cargo moving in non-Trailer Bridge equipment from zip codes 900–918, 923–928, and 93012 only and applies to both Contract and Tariff rates.

The surcharge expires on December 31, 2019.

Office Closure in Observance of Independence Day

Our U.S. and Puerto Rico Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th 2019 observing Independence Day.

Jacksonville terminal will open: Thursday 7/4 from 0800 – 1700 for containers only.

Puerto Rico terminal will operate the barge but gates will be closed.

Cargo will be available 0700 on Friday the 5th.

DR office and terminal will be open normal business hours on this day.

All offices/ Terminals will reopen regular business hours on Friday, July 5th. 

Should you need additional information, please contact our Account Management Department at 800-727-3859.

Office Closure in Observance of Memorial Day

Our U.S. and Puerto Rico Offices will be closed on Monday,  May 27th 2019 observing Memorial Day.

Puerto Rico terminal will be open for drop off only from 0800-1700.

DR office and terminal will be open normal business hours on this day.

All offices/ Terminals will reopen regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

Should you need additional information, please contact our Account Management Department at 800-727-3859.

 

Trailer Bridge and ATS International Take Corporate Giving One Step Further

Business Leaders Support Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico with First of Its Kind ‘Rally por Puerto Rico’ Charity Golf Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Trailer Bridge, Inc., in partnership with Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. (ATS), announced the charitable results of “Build 2019” presented by Rally por Puerto Rico, its inaugural charity golf tournament of customers, partners and local business leaders, held last week at the exclusive TPC Dorado Beach East Course. The one-day event was designed to maximize corporate giving and as a result produced more than $60,000 in donations to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico.

“We are excited to have brought this first of its kind event to the island in support of such a worthwhile cause and very pleased with the generous donations made by our partners to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico,” shared Trailer Bridge CEO Mitch Luciano.

One hundred percent of all event sponsorship contributed by participants was paid directly to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico. Rally por Puerto Rico was limited to 72 player participants and donations were made by 37 companies totaling $63,750.

“Trailer Bridge and ATS covered the entire cost of the event so all participant and sponsorship funds would go directly to helping this incredible organization,” said ATS International Director Jay Thomassen.

General Manager & Director of Government Affairs for Trailer Bridge, Jacob Wegryzn shared, “We’re very committed to continuing to help provide relief and assistance to our local community and so we’ve organized Rally por Puerto Rico in a way to have the most impact and provide the most support possible.”

Trailer Bridge and ATS have a long-standing commitment to support the communities we call home through volunteering and financial support. We are proud of our long-term partnership of servicing the Puerto Rico community and our new relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico and are excited to see it blossom alongside the many other organizations Trailer Bridge and ATS support each and every year.

 

ABOUT ATS

ATS International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. (ATS). Founded in 1955 and headquartered in St. Cloud, MN, ATS is a recognized leader in flatbed, specialized, logistics, van, and international transportation. Their service area includes all of North America (including Hawaii, Alaska & Puerto Rico), as well as the Caribbean, Germany and other international points. With offices located throughout the United States, ATS is the largest truckload carrier in Minnesota, and the 34th largest for-hire carrier in North America, operating more than 2,400 tractors and 8,600 trailers. For more information, please visit www.atsinc.com.

 

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award. The company was voted number one “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and voted number two in 2018 in Jacksonville.

Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico And Dominican Republic Holiday Update

To all our Clients:

Our Puerto Rico and D.R. offices and ports will be closed on Good Friday (4/19/19).
PR port gate hours will be extended to 1800 on Thursday (4/18/19)

DR ports and offices will close on Thursday (4/18/19) at 12 noon and will reopen normal business hours on Monday the 22nd.  The TBC will work as usual at Puerto Plata, DR on Saturday the 20th. Documentation cut-off  for this sailing is Wednesday (4/17/19).
There is also a “No heavy trucks policy in force” all heavy cargo must ingate ports by Wednesday the 17th at 8pm (Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo).

All U.S. offices and terminals will open normal business hours.

Should you need additional information, please contact our Account Management Department at 800-727-3859.

For the sailing schedule: http://www.trailerbridge.com/schedule/


A todos nuestros Clientes:

Nuestras oficinas en Puerto Rico y República Dominicana estarán cerradas el Viernes Santo (4/19/19).
El jueves 4/18/19 el horario del puerto de Puerto Rico se extenderá hasta las 1800.

Las oficinas de República Dominicana y Puerto Rico cerrarán el jueves (4/18/19) a las 12 del medio día y reabrirán operaciones en horario regular en próximo lunes 22.  La TBC trabajará el sábado 20 en Puerto Plata, RD como usualmente lo hace, el tiempo final para entregar documentos es miércoles (4/17/19). No hay Política de Camiones Pesados en vigor, toda la carga pesada debe entrar al puerto el miércoles 17 a las 8pm (Puerto Plata y Santo Domingo).

Las oficinas y el terminal de Estados Unidos permanecerán abiertos en horario regular.

De necesitar cualquier información adicional, favor de comunicarse con nuestro Departamento de Servicio al Cliente al 800-727-3859.

Trailer Bridge Appoints Vice President of Corporate Development

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – April 8, 2019 – “We are proud to announce Indie Bollman’s promotion to Vice President, Corporate Development,” shared Mitch Luciano, CEO of Trailer Bridge. The move signifies a focus by Trailer Bridge to build upon its unique corporate culture of leadership and service. Bollman joined Trailer Bridge in 2015 with over 25 years of experience in organizational and culture development, marketing, and human resources. Bollman’s new role includes oversight of these departments in support of the company’s strategic growth initiatives and ongoing rapid expansion throughout the US.  “In these last four years, Indie has helped shape our culture and build our brand. She’s been an inspiring and strategic leader within Trailer Bridge, and her skills, expertise and strong business acumen have contributed to the solid execution of our people development, marketing strategies and substantial growth. Supported by a talented and dedicated team, we’re excited that Indie will play a key role in the continued growth and success of our Company.”

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.  The company was voted “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and voted number one in 2017 in Jacksonville.

Weather Delay

Severe weather and sustained winds in excess of 25+ knots have delayed the scheduled departure for Voyage 10437.

The San Juan JAX Bridge, Voyage 10437 departed from Jacksonville on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  Current arrival at Port San Juan is scheduled for Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 2000 (dockside). Discharge operations will begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 0700.  All cargo will be available for pick up by 1300 April 3rd.

Trailer Bridge is understanding and sensitive to the effects of any delay, and will take all available measures to limit disruptions. We are committed to maintaining vessels on regularly scheduled service and will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Thanks for your continued support! If you have questions or require additional information please contact your Account Manager at 800-727-3859.

 

 

International Goods Other Than Emergency Equipment / Security Surcharge

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised effective in thirty (30) days for cargo moving internationally, Trailer Bridge will be updating the following rules.

 

Goods Other Than Emergency Equipment                              Rule 035.01

Carrier will not accept Dealer Vehicles, NOS and Vehicles, NOS, both not exceeding 900 CFT, with additional articles, not part of the vehicle, in or on the vehicle other than normal emergency equipment.  If, without the Carrier’s knowledge, a Dealer Vehicle or Privately Owned Vehicle is received with equipment other than emergency equipment, Shipper/Owner does so at their own risk for loss or damage of the goods. Shipper/Owner also acknowledges that any documentation presented to Carrier indicating cargo value does not constitute consent by the Carrier, expressed or implied.  Claims will not be accepted.

Goods not in trailer exceeding 900 CFT (excluding shipper owned/leased units) containing additional articles loaded in or on said vehicle(s), must be properly manifested by the shipper on the dock receipt. Boats on trailer will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  The additional articles will move at the Shipper/Owners risk for loss or damage of the goods.  Claims will not be accepted. Additional articles will be charged as follows:

 

Sealed Enclosed Trailers or Truck Cabs……………………$300 per loaded Trailer/Cab

 

Open Trailers Loaded with loose articles

Not to exceed the dimensions of the trailer………………..$300 per 900 CFT of Space

 

Privately Owned Vehicles, Machinery

Equipment, and/or Recreational Vehicles

loaded as additional cargo on another unit……………… $300 per item loaded on a single unit

 

Security Surcharge                                                                  Rule 10.01

  • A security surcharge will apply on all cargo shipments, excluding contract rates, moving to or from the United States as follows;
    • VEHICLES – POV, NOS AND ROLLING STOCK
        • $20.00 UP TO 700 CUBIC FEET
    • $50.00 OVER 700 CUBIC FEET
    • FCL – (40 & 53 Containers)
      • $112 PER CONTAINER / TRAILER
  • All containers or shipper owned or leased containers/trailers are to arrive to origin port sealed. If a container or shipper owned or leased containers/trailers arrives to the port without seals a high security seal will be provided at the expense of the shipper.  If a customer request seals be provided upon arrival to the port, seals can be provided at the expense of the shipper.  All seals used meet or exceed the current PAS/ISO 17712 standards for High Security Seals.
    • $ 65 per Seal

Should you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Sales Representative or Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859.

For the downloadable version: Int’l Goods Other Than-Security Charge Trade Notification

Domestic Goods Other Than Emergency Equipment / Security Surcharge

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised effective in Seven (7) working days for cargo moving Domestically, Trailer Bridge will be updating the following rules.

Goods Other Than Emergency Equipment                                 Item 522

 

Carrier will not accept Dealer Vehicles, NOS and Privately Owned Vehicles, NOS, both not exceeding 900 CFT, with additional articles loaded in or on the vehicle other than normal emergency equipment.  If, without the Carrier’s knowledge, a Dealer Vehicle or Privately Owned Vehicles is received with additional articles other than emergency equipment, Shipper/Owner does so at their own risk for loss or damage of the goods. Shipper/Owner also acknowledges that any documentation presented to Carrier indicating cargo value does not constitute consent by the Carrier, expressed or implied.  Claims will not be accepted for Goods and Insurance Item 572 does not apply.

 

Goods not in trailer exceeding 900 CFT (excluding shipper/owned leased units) containing additional articles, not part of the vehicle, in or on said vehicle(s),  must be properly manifested by the shipper on the dock receipt. The additional articles will move at the Shipper/Owners risk for loss or damage of the goods.  Boats on trailers loaded with additional articles will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Claims will not be accepted for Goods and Insurance Item 572 does not apply. Additional articles will be charged as follows:

Sealed Enclosed Trailers or Truck Cabs……………………$300 per loaded Trailer/Cab

 

Open trailers loaded with loose articles

not to exceed the dimensions of that trailer……………..$300 per 900 CFT of space

 

Privately Owned Vehicles, Machinery,

Equipment, and/or Recreational Vehicles

loaded as additional cargo on another unit ………………$300 per item loaded on a single unit

 

 

Security Surcharge                                                                    Item 855

This charge covers the Carrier’s expenses beyond the normal security required to ensure the safety of the Shipper’s cargo, such as divers searching the vessel hulls, high security seals and Trailer locks to deter theft, and canine searches of the vessels and facilities.  Also included is the training of Carrier’s personnel in topics of cargo theft, stowaway prevention, and drug interdiction as well as the utilization of high-tech equipment such as underwater cameras, CCTV and x-raying of equipment, etc.

$125 per Trailer

$105 per Trailer in contracts

$  28 per Vehicle/NIT, Not Exceeding 900 CF

$  55 per Vehicle/NIT, Exceeding 900 CF

All containers or shipper owned or leased containers/trailers are to arrive to origin port sealed.  If a container or shipper owned or leased containers/trailers arrives to the port without seals a high security seal will be provided at the expense of the shipper.  If a customer request seals be provided upon arrival to the port, seals can be provided at the expense of the shipper.  All seals used meet or exceed the current PAS/ISO 17712 standards for High Security Seals.

$ 65 per Seal

Should you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Sales Representative or Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859.

For the downloadable version : Domestic Goods Other Than-Security Charge Trade Notification

Revised Holiday Hours March 2019

March 20, 2019
Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico Holiday Update

To all our Clients:

Puerto Rico Port (San Juan Terminal Pier L,M, 1/2 N and O, Street C Final, Port Zone, San Juan, PR 00902) will have extended hours on Thursday,  March 21, 2019  from 6:00am-6:00pm. All other Trailer Bridge offices will be open with normal business hours on this day. Puerto Rico Offices/Terminal will reopen regular business hours on Monday, March 25th.

Should you need additional information, please contact our Account Management Department at 800-727-3859.

A todos nuestros Clientes:

El Terminal en Puerto Rico (San Juan Terminal Pier L,M, 1/2 N and O, Street C Final, Port Zone, San Juan, PR 00902) tendrá horario extendido el jueves 21 de marzo de 2019, de 6:00am – 6:00pm.  Todos nuestros otros terminales tendrán horario normal este día. El terminal y las oficinas en Puerto Rico reanudarán su horario normal el lunes 25 de marzo.

De necesitar cualquier información adicional, favor de comunicarse con nuestro Departamento de Servicio al Cliente al 800-727-3859

Revised Holiday Hours March 2019

March 15, 2019
Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico Holiday Update

To all our Clients:

Puerto Rico Offices and Terminal – Dispatch offices will be closed on Friday,  March 22, 2019 observing Abolicion De La Escalvitud. All other Trailer Bridge offices will be open with normal business hours on this day.Puerto Rico Offices/Terminal will reopen regular business hours on Monday, March 25th.

Should you need additional information, please contact our Account Management Department at 800-727-3859.

 

A todos nuestros Clientes:

La oficina de Puerto Rico y el Terminal de Despacho estarán cerrados este próximo viernes, 22 de marzo de 2019 en observación al día de La Abolición de la Esclavitud.  Las otras oficinas de Trailer Bridge permanecerán abiertas en horario regular.  La oficina de Puerto Rico y el Terminal de Despacho re-abrirán operaciones en horario regular el lunes, 25 de marzo de 2019. 

Si necesita información adicional, por favor contacte a nuestro Departamento de Servicio al Cliente al 1-800-727-3859.

Trailer Bridge Expands Integrated Logistics with Opening of Minneapolis Branch

Trailer Bridge Expands Integrated Logistics with Opening of Minneapolis Branch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla –   March 12, 2019 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of  its newest office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new location represents another stage of the continued expansion of the firm’s domestic integrated logistics business. Trailer Bridge’s Minneapolis office will be headed up by Branch Manager Josh Hoefker. Hoefker, who joined Trailer Bridge in February, has over 15 years of transportation, logistics, and supply chain executive experience. “Josh shares our focus on innovation, and consistent with our company culture, he places a strong emphasis on the customer experience. We’re excited to have Josh on board and build out the Minneapolis branch to support the growing demand for shipping and transportation services in this region,” shared Vice President of Logistics, Eric Masotti.

“Minneapolis is a thriving economic hub for the region and home to many Trailer Bridge customers,” said Hoefker. “We are seeing exponential demand in this region for transportation and logistics support, so bringing our Minneapolis office online is very exciting for the team here. I’m thrilled to be a part of Trailer Bridge’s latest expansion throughout the United States,” says Hoefker.

The Trailer Bridge team in Minneapolis officially opened doors February 25, representing just one of many steps the Company has successfully taken during recent years to grow and improve the overall experience for their clients. “We continue to see our expansion in the logistics industry in both our domestic and ocean divisions. Increasing our footprint in Minneapolis, one of the nation’s great economies, aligns with Trailer Bridge’s commitment to rapidly deliver end to end logistic services and solve our customers’ toughest challenges,” according to Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.

The company was voted number one “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and voted number two in 2018 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2019/01/23/trailer-bridge-expands-in-jacksonville-and.html

https://www.jaxport.com/sites/default/files/images/jmagwin2018.pdf

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Ilona Fischer
Director of Marketing
T: 904-751-7100
Website: www.trailerbridge.com
E: ifischer@trailerbridge.com

International Customs Clearance Trade Notification

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised effective in thirty (30) days for cargo moving internationally Trailer Bridge will be implementing an International Customs Clearance Charge.

When carrier is requested to assist with the proper preparation and submission of customs entry documentation to the Customs Border Protection (CBP), the following charge will be assessed:

  • $100.00 per shipment

Should you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Sales Representative or Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859.

Thank you!

February Holiday Schedule

To all our Clients:

All U.S., Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic Offices, Terminals and Dispatch will be open normal business hours on Presidents Day – Monday, February 18, 2019.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 800-727-3859.

A todos nuestros Clientes:

Nuestras oficinas de Estados Unidos, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana estarán abiertas en horario regular el 18 de febrero de 2019, Día del Presidente.

De tener preguntas o requerir información adicional, por favor contacte su Manejador de Cuenta en Trailer Bridge al 800-727-3859.

TB Sponsors Puerto Rico Sailboat Team in Miami Competition

Trailer Bridge was pleased to have sponsored team Puerto Rico in the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series, the popular sailing competition held in Miami each year.   Sponsors for this year’s Puerto Rico team, headed up by Enrique Figueroa, also included the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee and Neil Pryde.

The Puerto Rico team has already qualified to compete in the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru later this year and then will move on to the World Championships in New Zealand. Winning both these events would qualify them for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

TB Continues Growth of Integrated Logistics Business With Multiple Branch Openings

Trailer Bridge Continues Growth of Integrated Logistics Business
With Multiple Branch Openings

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Feb 5, 2019 – Trailer Bridge, Inc is pleased to announce the opening of two new US branches.  As part of its continued expansion of the firm’s domestic integrated logistics business, doors to new offices in both Houston, Texas and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania recently opened.

Branch managers for the new offices began operations and are actively growing their teams.  Scott Douthitt, Branch Manager of the Houston location, brings to his role an extensive background in the logistics and transportation industry.  Douthitt, who has more than 25 years of management, sales, and operations expertise; has served in senior level management roles for leading global 3PL providers, including branch and business development.

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gregg Molchan recently accepted the role of Branch Manager to establish and oversee the operations and team there. Molchan also brings his impressive industry expertise with more than 20 years of experience to the role. His background includes the establishment and development of a successful branch for a Fortune 500 logistics firm.  There he also relied on his specialized skill set to focus on operations strategy, sales strategy, and employee development.

The two newest locations are part of Trailer Bridge’s growth strategy in the US integrated logistics industry.  “We are happy to have our Texas and Pennsylvania locations open and welcome Scott, Gregg, and their teams onboard.  Aggressive growth in the industry remains our strong focus and we are thrilled to have a presence in these two new areas.  We will continue to establish more locations throughout the US and are very excited about what the future holds,” says Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.

The company was voted number one “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and voted number two in 2018 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2019/01/23/trailer-bridge-expands-in-jacksonville-and.html

https://www.jaxport.com/sites/default/files/images/jmagwin2018.pdf

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E: ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

Eric Masotti joins TB as Vice President of Logistics

Eric Masotti joins Trailer Bridge as Vice President of Logistics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – January 30, 2019 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. has announced the addition of Eric Masotti as Vice President of Logistics.  Masotti will take over leadership of the company’s fast-growing domestic full-service logistics division and will continue to drive its ongoing expansion.

Masotti, who has more than 15 years of experience in the logistics and freight business, has served as an executive in other transportation companies where he successfully expanded the company’s revenue and market share.  An accomplished leader, he also brings extensive knowledge in project management and staff development to his new role with Trailer Bridge.

Masotti received his BS in Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill and his MBA from the University of Florida.

“We are very excited to have Eric join our team.  He is the right person with the right background and determination to continue our rapid expansion throughout the US,” said Mitch Luciano, CEO. “I have no doubt, that, with his expertise and energy, he will take our logistics division to the next level.”

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.

The company was voted number one “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and voted number two in 2018 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2019/01/23/trailer-bridge-expands-in-jacksonville-and.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E: ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

Revised Holiday Hours January 2019

January 17, 2019
Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic Holiday Update

To all our Clients:

Please be advised that Puerto Rico terminal- Dispatch offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, January 22, the terminal will be open on regular hours.

Please be advised that the Dominican Republic terminal- Dispatch offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Lady of Altagracia. Tuesday, January 22, the terminal will be open on regular hours. Also the DR terminal will also be closed on Friday, January 25 in observance of Juan Pablo Duarte Day. Thursday, January 24 and Monday, January 28 will be open on regular business hours.

Should you need additional information, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department at 800-727-3859. 

A todos nuestros Clientes:

Deseamos informarles que nuestro Terminal y oficinas de Despacho estarán cerradas el lunes, 21 de enero de 2019, por observación del Dia de Martin Luther King. El martes 22 de enero el terminal estará abriendo en su horario regular.

La Oficina de Despacho en el Terminal de República Dominicana estará cerada este próximo lunes, 21 de enero de 2019 en referencia al día feriado de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, el martes, 22 de enero de 2019 el Terminal estará abierto en horario regular. También nuestro terminal en La República Dominicana estará cerrado el Viernes , 25 de Enero por observacion del Día de Juan Pablo Duarte.  El jueves 24 y lunes 28 estará abiertos con nuestro horario regular.

De necesitar alguna información adicional, puede comunicarse con nuestro Departamento de Servicio al Cliente al 800-727-3859. 

TB Expands Jacksonville Logistics Office

 Trailer Bridge Expands Jacksonville Logistics Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – January 17, 2019 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their logistics branch office in Jacksonville, FL.   The new office is located in the Gate Parkway area and is part of the rapid expansion Trailer Bridge is planning for 2019.
Trevor Bearup, Director of Logistics, and Steve Lee, Branch Manager, both joined Trailer Bridge in 2012 and brought with them extensive backgrounds in the industry.  The new office was needed to house Trailer Bridge’s fast growing logistics team and business, and is an extension of their headquarters on the Northside.  Lee, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the newest Jacksonville branch, will focus on supporting the expansion of the team, sales, and carrier base to meet their increasing client base.  “It’s incredible to see the growth at Trailer Bridge and, even more so, to be a part of it”, said Bearup, “I look forward to supporting Steve and his team here in getting to the next level.”

The new Trailer Bridge branch officially opened its doors on January 14, 2019, and represents another step in their focus on growth and constant improvement for the overall client experience.  “We are very excited to see the team continue to grow and successfully pursue greater market share.  This expansion is just one more indicator that we are clearly on the right track and moving in the right direction; we have no intention of slowing down,” said Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.

The company was voted number one “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and voted number two in 2018 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com
https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E: ibollman@trailerbridge.com

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Revised Holiday Hours January 2019

January 4, 2019
Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico Holiday Update

To all our Clients:

Please be advised that Puerto Rico terminal- Dispatch offices will be closed on Monday, January 7, 2019 in observance of Three King’s Day. Tuesday, January 8, the terminal will be open on regular hours.

Should you need additional information, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Relations Department at 787-529-3931/787-706-1550 or 800-727-3859

A todos nuestros Clientes:

Deseamos informarles que nuestro Terminal y oficinas de Despacho estarán cerradas el lunes,  7 de enero de 2019, por observación del Dia del Dia de los Reyes magos. El martes 8 de enero el terminal estará abriendo en su horario regular.

De necesitar alguna información adicional, puede comunicarse con nuestro Departamento de Servicio al Cliente al 787-529-3931/787-706-1550 o 800-727-3859

1st Quarter Marine Fuel Surcharge Adjustment

APPLICABLE TO QUALIFYING SERVICE CONTRACT CUSTOMERS ONLY

Effective January 1, 2019 thru March 31, 2019

Based on changes in fuel prices during the fourth quarter of 2018 Trailer Bridge announces a change in the Quarterly Marine Fuel Surcharge, per the General Contract Terms of your current service contract. The previous rate of $644 has been adjusted to $658 and will apply on all qualifying shipments received by Trailer Bridge on or after Tuesday, January 01, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019. The attached Quarterly Fuel Surcharge Schedule provides historical information of this charge, for your reference.
We appreciate your continued support of Trailer Bridge. Trust that we will continue to pass cost savings to our customers at every opportunity, while ensuring high quality services and reliable customer support.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your Sales Representative or Account Manager. Thank you, again, for your business.

December 2018 and January 2019 Holiday Hours

December 17, 2018

December 2018 and January 2019 Holiday Hours

 

PORT SAN JUAN (GATES)

  • Monday 12/24: Open for receiving / dispatching until 1500
  • Tuesday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12/26: RORO Ops Open 0700 to 1600
  • Monday 12/31: Open for receiving / dispatching until 1500
  • Tuesday 1/1: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1/2: RORO Ops Open 0700 to 1600

SAN JUAN (OFFICES)

  • Monday 12/24: Open until 1500
  • Tuesday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12/26: OPEN 0800-1700
  • Monday 12/31: Open until 1500
  • Tuesday 1/1: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1/2: OPEN 0800-1700

PORT JACKSONVILLE (GATES)

  • Monday 12/24: Open 0800-1700 to receive cargo (Office CLOSED)
  • Tuesday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12/26: OPEN 0500-2300
  • Monday 12/31: OPEN 0500-2100
  • Tuesday 1/1: OPEN 0500-2100
  • Wednesday 1/2: OPEN 0500-2100

NEW BERLIN (OFFICES)

  • Monday 12/24: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12/26: OPEN 0700-1700
  • Monday 12/31: OPEN 0700-1700
  • Tuesday 1/1: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1/2: OPEN 0700-1700

SANTO DOMINGO, DR 

  • Monday 12/31: OPEN 0700-1700
  • Tuesday 1/1: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1/2: OPEN 0700-1700

PUERTO PLATA, DR

  • Monday 12/24: OPEN 0800-1700
  • Tuesday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12/26: OPEN 0800-1700

***NOTE: No barge service at POP on 12/19, 1/5, and 1/12***


Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859 or CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge Purchases New Fleet of Containers and Chassis

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – December 11, 2018 -Trailer Bridge recently ordered a new fleet of 450 53’ ocean containers and chassis that are to be delivered in January 2019.  The new equipment is state of the art for the ocean trade with the highest inside height clearance, greatest cubic capacity, and the largest max payload capacity.

“Our new fleet of containers and chassis represents our commitment to Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean, while keeping our commitment to exceptional service to our expanding customer base,” said John Wroby, COO of Trailer Bridge.  Each container also has laminated oak flooring and both containers and chassis have added paint protection and additional features to provide additional ease of operation, safety, and longer structural life.

According to Wroby, “Our core business depends on our equipment.  This investment in new equipment helps us to ensure that we continue to provide the level of service to our customers that we are known for, and now best equipment in the industry.”

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.

The company was voted number one “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and voted number two in 2018 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E:  ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

Revised Holiday Hours 2018

November 15, 2018

Revised Holiday Hours

 

PORT SAN JUAN TERMINAL GATE

  • Wednesday 11/21: 0700-1600
  • Thursday 11/22: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/23: 0700-1600
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: CLOSED

PORT SAN JUAN INTERSHIP GATE

  • Wednesday 11/21: OPEN 0700-1600
  • Thursday 11/22: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/23: 0700-1600
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: CLOSED

SAN JUAN (OFFICES)

  • Wednesday 11/21: 0800-1700
  • Thursday 11/22: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/23: 0800-1700
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: CLOSED

PORT JACKSONVILLE (GATES)

  • Wednesday 11/21: 0500-2100
  • Thursday 11/22: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/23: 0500-2100 ( port offices closed)
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: 0500-2100 ( port offices closed)

NEW BERLIN (OFFICES)

  • Wednesday 11/21: 0800-1700
  • Thursday 11/22: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/23: 0800-1200
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: CLOSED

BROKERAGE OFFICES

  • Wednesday 11/21: 0800-1700
  • Thursday 11/22: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/23: 0800-1700
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: CLOSED

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICE

  • Wednesday 11/21: 0800-1700
  • Thursday 11/22: 0800-1700
  • Friday 11/23: 0800-1700
  • Saturday & Sunday 11/24-25: CLOSED

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859 or CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge CEO Receives Ultimate CEO Award

Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano, was recently honored by the Jacksonville Business Journal as part of their Ultimate CEO awards. Seventeen area business leaders were honored who have shown exceptional leadership for their teams and organizations.  Honorees were selected from nominations received from throughout the community, which included information on their accomplishments in the business arena, their leadership style, and their community and charitable involvement.  The honorees were celebrated at a dinner hosted by the Journal on October 18.

For more information:  https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/10/22/ultimate-ceo-2018-trailer-bridges-mitch-luciano.html

Trailer Bridge Appoints Assistant Vice President of Customer Experience

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – October 15, 2018 – Trailer Bridge, Inc.  announced that Amanda Lucas has been named Assistant Vice President of Customer Experience.  In this role, she will have responsibility of managing the overall Caribbean customer experience from booking, movement, and billing.

Lucas, who originally joined the company in 2013, is responsible for the oversight and optimization of key customer-facing processes such as Customer Service and supporting services such as Documentation and Invoicing. She ensures that customers of our Caribbean shipping services are taken care of with all of their shipping needs. “Amanda is a trusted and respected leader who consistently delivers exceptional customer service,” said Mitch Luciano, Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to her continuing to lead and build a team that has consistently delivered the level of  service we  are known for.”

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.  The company was voted “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and voted number one in 2017 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E:  ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

4th Quarter Marine Fuel Surcharge Adjustment

APPLICABLE TO QUALIFYING SERVICE CONTRACT CUSTOMERS ONLY

Effective October 01,2018 through December 31, 2018

Based on fuel costs from June 1st 2018 thru Aug 31st 2018, Trailer Bridge shall adjust the Quarterly Marine Fuel Surcharge from $630.00 to $644.00, applicable on cargo taken into Trailer Bridge possession on or after October 01, 2018 through December 31, 2018 per the General Contract Terms in your Service Contract.   The attached Quarterly Marine Fuel Surcharge Schedule  provides historical information of this charge, for your reference.

We appreciate your continued support of Trailer Bridge.  Trust that we will pass cost savings to our customers at every opportunity, while ensuring high quality services and reliable customer support.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your Sales Representative or Account Manager.  Thank you, again, for your business.

3rd Quarter Marine Fuel Surcharge Schedule

Dear Valued Customer,

Our 3rd Quarter Marine Fuel Surcharge Schedule has been updated. Please refer to this document for further surcharges until 4th quarter.

Thank you for your continued support, and should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Sales or Customer Service Representative at 1-800-727-3859.

TB Opens New Branch in Atlanta, GA

Trailer Bridge Expands Integrated Logistics Business with Opening of Atlanta Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – July 17, 2018 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of their newest office in Atlanta, Georgia.  The new location represents another stage of the continued expansion of the firm’s domestic integrated logistics business.

The Atlanta branch will be headed up by Branch Manager Aida Sabic.  Sabic, who joined Trailer Bridge in April, has a strong management background in the logistics and transportation industry.  In addition, she has successfully established and grown branches for a variety of logistics firms throughout her career, a skill set she brings to her role at Trailer Bridge.  “Starting up our operations in the Atlanta region is extremely exciting for our team here.  I’m thrilled and happy to contribute to Trailer Bridge’s expansion throughout North America by establishing our office here for the region,” says Sabic.

The Trailer Bridge team in Atlanta officially opened doors in June, representing just one of many steps Trailer Bridge has successfully taken during recent years to grow and improve the overall experience for their clients.  “We continue with our objective from several years back to expand on our success in the logistics industry in both our domestic and ocean divisions.  The opening of the Atlanta office is another strong representation of our commitment to growth and great service.  We take it as a sign that we are taking the right steps and doing it in the right way,” according to Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

 

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.  The company has been voted as a Best Place to Work in Jacksonville for three years in a row.

 

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/04/11/these-companies-are-the-best-places-to-work-on-the.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

 

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904.751.7142
E: ibollman@trailerbridge.com
http://www.trailerbridge.com

 

Trailer Bridge Mentioned in Steve Farber Interview

Steve Farber, best selling author and founder of the Extreme Leadership Institute, recently sat down with Joel Roberts, founder of Joel D. Roberts and Associates.  In the interview, Farber discusses his radical approach to leadership, employee engagement, the customer experience; and the roll of love in business. Farber highlighted Trailer Bridge’s success in recent years and the how TB implemented this radical approach as part of their turnaround strategy.

To watch Steve Farber’s video about love in business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BySMlutCckk

Trailer Bridge Awarded Silver Bell Humanitarian Award

On June 6, Trailer Bridge was honored as a recipient of the Silver Bell Humanitarian Award for their contribution to post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The award was presented at Chelsea Piers in New York City sponsored by Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) and presented to Trailer Bridge, Crowley Maritime, and Tote Maritime for their efforts during the recovery. For more than forty years, SCI has held the Silver Bell Awards Dinner to celebrate individuals or groups in recognition of their outstanding leadership in the maritime community.  The annual event raises funds for valuable support services to both international seafarers and US mariners.  Some areas of recognition are legal advocacy, education, and pastoral care. The Silver Bell Awards Dinner is SCI’s largest annual fundraising event, and is crucial to strengthening services and enhancing SCI’s contribution to the maritime industry.

For details:  http://seamenschurch.org/sba2018

 

 

Trailer Bridge Leadership Case Study

“An Extreme Leadership Culture Study: Trailer Bridge” was recently released by best selling author, Steve Farber.  Farber, whose books include Radical LEAP, Radical Edge, and Greater Than Yourself, is the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, based in San Diego.  Following an interview with Mitch Luciano, CEO and Indie Bollman, Director of Corporate Development, Farber penned the study on TB’s remarkable cultural and business transformation in recent years led by Luciano.  In the study, credit for TB’s leadership turnaround includes the implementation of a leadership philosophy based on Farber’s work, which continues through a leadership development program developed and led in-house.

For the full case study, https://www.stevefarber.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Trailer-Bridge-Extreme-Leadership-Case-Study-Web.pdf

TB Places 2nd for Best Places to Work

Trailer Bridge Places 2nd Place for Best Places to Work for Large Companies in Jacksonville

Trailer Bridge was recently honored to receive the #2 spot for Best Places to Work in Jacksonville for 2018.  The company placed in the top 10 in the 2017 survey, which is conducted annually by The Jacksonville Business Journal, and based on anonymous feedback from employees of nominated local firms. Announcements of this year’s winners came at an awards luncheon for all finalists hosted by the Hyatt.

Best Places to Work is an annual competition conducted by The Jacksonville Business Journal, a weekly newspaper and daily website in Jacksonville, Florida.  Part of the American City Business Journals, The Journal covers business news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Tabulation of all voting and results is completed by Quantum Workplace, an employee feedback software company that helps organizations retain top talent, motivate performance, understand turnover, and build magnetic workplace cultures.

Source:  Jacksonville Business Journal and Quantumworkplace.com

Trailer Bridge Expands Integrated Logistics Business with Opening of Cincinnati Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – May 8, 2018 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of their newest office in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The new location represents another step in the continued expansion of the firm’s domestic integrated logistics business.

The Cincinnati branch will be headed up by Branch Manager Steven Grguric.  A native of the Cincinnati area, Grguric joined Trailer Bridge in April 2018 and has an impressive background in the logistics and supply chain industry.  Grguric, who is experienced in establishing and building successful teams, has established his team and began operations. “Bringing our Cincinnati office online is very exciting for the team here.  I’m thrilled to be a part of Trailer Bridge’s expansion throughout all of North America,” says Grguric.

The Trailer Bridge team in Cincinnati officially opened doors on May 1, 2018, representing just one of many steps Trailer Bridge has successfully taken during recent years to grow and improve the overall experience for their clients.  “The mission we set a few years back was to continue to expand on the success we have experienced in our logistics and ocean services.  We are incredibly excited about this continued growth and are thrilled to open up our new Cincinnati office, with many more to come in the months ahead.  Our growth and customer support is clearly a sign we’re doing something very right,” according to Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

 

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.  The company was voted “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and voted number one in 2017 in Jacksonville.

 

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

 

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E:  ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge Appoints John Wroby as Chief Operating Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – May 3, 2018 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. today announced that John Wroby has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately.  As COO, Wroby will have overall responsibility for all of the Company’s logistics , customer service, and brokerage operations.

Wroby, who joined Trailer Bridge in 2012, came onboard as Director of Brokerage Operations, and then promoted in 2015 to the role of Vice President of Logistics.  “Not only is John a trusted leader, he consistently delivers results.  He has been instrumental in Trailer Bridge’s success and growth in recent years and is uniquely qualified to drive the company forward, while keeping our focus on operational excellence,” said Mitch Luciano, Chief Executive Officer. “I have tremendous confidence in John’s ability to align our operations practices with our expansion targets throughout North America and see it through.”

In his time at Trailer Bridge, Wroby has overseen the tremendous growth of company’s domestic logistics division, both in terms of business and headcount.  Prior to joining Trailer Bridge, Wroby’s background included the roles of Regional Manager and Director of Brokerage and Sales for Eleets Transportation, a logistics and supply firm formerly located in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Trailer Bridge’s strategy in recent years has proven to be a winning combination of innovation and customer service,” said Wroby.  “I am incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved and excited to help lead the company into its next phase of growth throughout North America and the Caribbean.  We have no plans to slow down our progress and have the right team, talent, and forward thinking to make it happen.”

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge is a recipient of the 2018 Silver Bell Humanitarian Award.  The company was voted “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and voted number one in 2017 in Jacksonville.

RELATED LINKS

http://www.trailerbridge.com

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/05/23/these-are-jacksonvilles-best-places-to-work-2017.html

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E:  ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge’s Volunteer Work With HabiJax

Trailer Bridge’s community outreach group initiative, TBGives, participates in a variety of charitable efforts throughout the year in our local community.  Since its formation in 2015, TBGives has participated annually at HabiJax in several of their projects in Duval County.  Recently, HabiJax took a moment to mention Trailer Bridge’s contribution to their efforts during recent years.

To read the full article published by HabiJax: http://habijax.org/3548/trailer-bridge/

 

TB to be Honored at Best Places to Work

Trailer Bridge has been named an honoree for the Jacksonville Business Journal 2018 Best Places to Work contest.  The awards are based on survey results of employees conducted by Quantum Research. Those with the best scores are ranked 1-10, with 1 being the highest.

Awards for all finalists will be given at a ceremony to be held on May 17, 2018, hosted by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

In 2017, Trailer Bridge placed first in the Best Places to Work in 2017 for large companies and was in the top 10 in 2016, its first year entering the contest.

For the full article:

www.bizjournals.com

Trailer Bridge Opens New Branch in Chicago

Trailer Bridge is excited to announce the opening of our newest office in Chicago, Illinois.

Trailer Bridge has announced the opening of their newest branch, located in the Chicago, Illinois area.  The Chicago branch will be headed up by Branch Manager Matt Mihina, a native of the Chicago area. Mihina, who joined Trailer Bridge in November 2016 as Domestic and International Business Development Manager, has an impressive background in both the logistics and supply chain industry. Also experienced in establishing and building successful teams, Mihina was recently offered and accepted the new role of establishing and growing our Chicago area branch and regional presence.

“I am very happy to be a part of bringing this most recent office online for Trailer Bridge and to the continuing our expansion throughout all of North America,” says Mihina.

The Trailer Bridge team in Chicago opens the doors firmly focused on aggressively growing and expanding the domestic logistics offering. This latest expansion represents one of the many steps Trailer Bridge has taken over the past several years to improve the overall experience and service for their clients.

“We remain on the mission and objective we set a few years back by continuing our expansion in both the logistics and ocean services. We are thankful that Matt has taken this opportunity and excited to see the Chicago office grow into a leading branch for Trailer Bridge. Our branch in Chicago is one of several offices we are opening in the coming months,” according to Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

JaxPort Cargo Volumes Increase During Puerto Rico Restoration

In a recent article, the Port of Jacksonville had a 25 percent increase of TEUs compared with the same month a year ago, according to the latest data from the Jacksonville Port Authority (JaxPort). The increase was due to a 35 percent boost in volumes of containerized cargo to an exponential increase in shipments to and from Puerto Rico, which is still recuperating from Hurricane Maria.

 

For more information: https://americanshipper.com/main/news/jaxport-cargo-volumes-rise-amid-puerto-rico-recove-70958.aspx?source=LatestNews

Trailer Bridge Participates in Puerto Rico Support

Trailer Bridge Participates in Habitat for Humanity Initiative in Puerto Rico

January 30, 2018– SEACOR Holdings, Inc., 84 Lumber, and an anonymous donor, are collaborating in a Habitat for Humanity initiative in Puerto Rico.  Trailer Bridge, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings, provided ocean transportation for the trucks and materials for the effort which is part of the ongoing work to improve the living conditions on the island.

Click here for the full story.

January 29 Trade Notification

January 29, 2018

Deteriorating weather conditions in the Caribbean over the past several days have resulted in extremely poor sea conditions. Our weather reports have stated 30 knot winds and 12 to 18 foot seas. This type of weather is a safety concern for our crew, tugs, barges and cargo. With the safety of our crew foremost in mind the following barges have been delayed for arrival.

Southbound Sailings:

  • Brooklyn Bridge 30376: San Juan arrival Friday 2/2 at 2000
  • San Juan JAX Bridge 10376: San Juan arrival Saturday 2/3 at 0600

 Northbound Sailings:

  • JAX San Juan Bridge 20375: Jacksonville arrival Sunday 2/3 1400
  • Memphis Bridge 40375: Jacksonville arrival Monday 2/4 at 0900

A revised sailing schedule is now available on our website: www.TrailerBridge.com/Schedule We will continue to monitor any changes and provide updates as the status changes.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager or Sales Representative.

Sincerely,

Trailer Bridge Account Management Team

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1.800.727.3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge to be Honored with Humanitarian Award

Trailer Bridge is honored to be a recipient of the Silver Bell Humanitarian Award for their contribution to post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico last year. The award, to be presented June 8 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea piers in new York City, will benefit the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI).  SCI has held this event for more than 40 years to recognition individuals or groups for their outstanding leadership in the maritime community.  For more than forty years, SCI has held the Silver Bell Awards Dinner to celebrate individuals or groups in recognition of their outstanding leadership in the maritime community.   The annual event raises funds for valuable support services to both international seafarers and US mariners.  Some areas of recognition are legal advocacy, education, and pastoral care. The Silver Bell Awards Dinner is SCI’s largest annual fundraising event, and is crucial to strengthening services and enhancing SCI’s contribution to the maritime industry.

Puerto Rico January Gate Hour Change

January 11, 2018

Puerto Rico January Gate Hour Change

As a courtesy to our customers, we have expanded our gate hours at both Puerto Rico terminals on Saturday 1/13/18.

  • PRT Terminal (Intership) 0700 – 1200
  • Army Terminal 0700 – 1200

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 800-727-3859.

Puerto Rico Gate Hour Change

December 27, 2017

Puerto Rico Gate Hour Change

 

As a courtesy to our customers, we will expand our Puerto Rico terminal hours for longer access to your cargo during the holidays. For the next several days, gate hours will be adjusted as follows:

  • Wednesday 12/27/17 0700 to 1800
  • Thursday 12/28/17 0700 to 1800
  • Friday 12/29/17 0700 to 1800

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859 or CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Revised Holiday Hours

December 21, 2017

Revised Holiday Hours

 

PORT SAN JUAN (GATES)

  • Saturday 12/23: OPEN 0700-1600
  • Sunday 12/24: CLOSED
  • Monday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 11/26: OPEN 0700-1600

SAN JUAN (OFFICES)

  • Saturday 12/23: CLOSED
  • Sunday 12/24: CLOSED
  • Monday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 11/26: OPEN 0800-1700

PORT JACKSONVILLE (GATES)

  • Saturday 12/23: OPEN 0800-1700
  • Sunday 12/24: OPEN 0800-1200
  • Monday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 11/26: OPEN 0500-2100

NEW BERLIN (OFFICES)

  • Saturday 12/23: CLOSED
  • Sunday 12/24: CLOSED
  • Monday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 11/26: OPEN 0800-1200

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859 or CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge Supports Toy Drive in Puerto Rico

Trailer Bridge Supports Toy Drive in Puerto Rico

December 12, 2017– Trailer Bridge recently pitched in to help with Operation Toy Story for the children of Puerto Rico.  The project, spearheaded by entrepreneur Kevin Donnelly,  has a mission to make Christmas wonderful for the children of the island impacted by hurricane Maria which hit the island on September 21, 2017.  Jacob Wegrzyn, Vice President & General Manager of Trailer Bridge’s Caribbean operations, was more than happy to support the effort and is overseeing our contribution to this very worthy cause.

For the full story go to:   https://www.inc.com/walter-simson/this-pop-up-entrepreneur-is-saving-10000-christmases-in-puerto-rico.html

Trailer Bridge Cited in Online Article

Trailer Bridge Cited in Online Article

December 4, 2017– Steve Farber, founder of the Extreme Leadership Institute, recently wrote an article titled “Why These 7 Entrepreneurial Companies Will be Worth Following in 2018”. Farber explains that each companies listed have “enlightened values, exceptional leadership, and stellar cultures”. Our company  was listed due to our outstanding company culture and Maria relief efforts. Here is the full excerpt from the article:

“After helping to turn around this Florida-based logistics company, President Mitch Luciano told me how the company built a culture where team members got to know and take care of each other and their customers. And at no time was this more greatly displayed than in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when Trailer Bridge responded by shipping tons of relief goods to help the devastated island of Puerto Rico, first to their employees and then to thousands of others in need.

The Lesson: Personal connection with your employees can help you rebuild a from a low morale situation and weather the storms–literally as well as figuratively. ”

If you would like to read the full article visit: Why These 7 Entrepreneurial Companies Will be Worth Following in 2018

 

Revised Holiday Hours

November 13, 2017

Revised Holiday Hours

 

PORT SAN JUAN (GATES)

  • Wednesday 11/22: OPEN 0700-1600
  • Thursday 11/23: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/24: OPEN 0700-1600
  • Saturday 11/25: OPEN 0700-1200
  • Sunday 11/26: CLOSED

SAN JUAN (OFFICES)

  • Wednesday 11/22: OPEN 0700-1600
  • Thursday 11/23: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/24: OPEN 0700-1600
  • Saturday 11/25: CLOSED
  • Sunday 11/26: CLOSED

PORT JACKSONVILLE (GATES)

  • Wednesday 11/22: OPEN 0500-1800
  • Thursday 11/23: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/24: OPEN 0500-2100 (Port Offices Closed)
  • Saturday 11/25: OPEN 0800-1700
  • Sunday 11/26: OPEN 0800-1700

NEW BERLIN (OFFICES)

  • Wednesday 11/22: OPEN 0800-1700
  • Thursday 11/23: CLOSED
  • Friday 11/24: OPEN 0800-1200
  • Saturday 11/25: CLOSED
  • Sunday 11/26: CLOSED

Department of Hacienda will be closed 4:00 PM on Wednesday the 22nd to Monday at 8:00 AM on the 27th.  Corrections and changes will be unavailable during this time but carriers are able to transmit data to the tax office, also SURI will be available for shipment clearance during this time. 

Vehicles will not be accepted or dispatched on Friday, Saturday or Sunday at any terminal.


Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859 or CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

San Juan Revised Hours

November 13, 2017

San Juan Revised Hours

San Juan has expanded normal hours of operation as follows:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859 or CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Letter from the CEO

Dear Trailer Bridge Customers,

Over the past several weeks we have all been working so diligently to support the people of Puerto Rico with water, tankers full of fuel, gas cans, generators, utility trucks, food, military deployment camps, and much, much more.  Some of you live in Puerto Rico, and some of you have made visits, and you know of the daily challenges being faced, though I can promise you we are making an impact.  The Trailer Bridge team has been fully operational since day one and we have been sending teams from Jacksonville to San Juan to provide support and to help relieve the bottleneck created in San Juan.  Our team in Puerto Rico has been doing an amazing job every single day and I am so damn proud of them.  We can always do more and all of us at Trailer Bridge are working on those solutions every minute of the day.  We also look to you to provide us some insight on what you need to better help support your families, your business, and your supply chain.

With everything moving so fast I wanted to make sure you knew some of the things we have been doing to support your supply chain.  Please reach out to your TB team and let them know if you can use these solutions or if there is something else we can help you with.

  1. Immediately put in a 5th sailing with the Brooklyn Bridge.  Created an additional 300 container movements per sailing.  Every other week we offer 3 sailings out of Jacksonville and on the opposite week have 2 sailings out of Jacksonville.
  2. JB Hunt, our exclusive intermodal partner, has increased sourced capacity throughout the entire United States.
  3. We have leased 150,000 square feet of warehouse space in San Juan, PR.  We know that several facilities are closed and can’t unload freight, therefore if you need a short term storage solution so you can have access to an empty container we can make that happen.
  4. Trailer Bridge Logistics has been supporting clients with domestic movements to Jacksonville from all over the country with transfers into our ocean equipment.
  5. Increased our 40’ chassis fleet by more than 20%.
  6. Increased our 40’ container fleet by more than 20%.
  7. Purchased and secured more 53’ containers.
  8. Secured 53’ trailers on a long term lease to support the increased volumes.
  9. Trailer Bridge has always been a wheeled operations, meaning our containers are always on wheels.  We immediately put in a full time staff to convert our operations to both wheeled and grounded in Jacksonville and San Juan, as chassis have become a critical commodity.
  10. Improved the flow of traffic at our San Juan terminal so drivers wait less than an hour to secure a load or return an empty.
  11. Pre-staged Gensets in San Juan for clients that require immediate power needs.
  12. Burning excess fuel with our tugs, resulting in a ½ day improvement of transit times.
This has been a very challenging time for all of us, though I am confident, through working together, we will continue to provide the citizens of Puerto Rico with the materials and support they need.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, for demonstrating your confidence in Trailer Bridge and I promise we will continue to “Make It Happen”!!

 

Sincerely,

Mitch Luciano
CEO/President

Important Schedule Updates from Trailer Bridge

October 6, 2017

Puerto Rico Terminal Hours Update

To facilitate the process of picking up cargo and returning empties, Army Terminal and PR Terminal in San Juan will be open for extended hours until further notice.

Monday – Friday 0700 – 1800
Saturday 0800 – 1600

We have also increased our vessel capacity in the Puerto Rico market to support the additional demand required to service the current need in Puerto Rico, this new departure is now available on a bi-weekly basis for containerized cargo in addition to the four vessels we currently have in service.  The first southbound departure of this vessel left Jacksonville, FL on Monday 10/2; this vessel will be available from Jacksonville, FL again on Monday 10/16.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

TB Expands Fleet in Support of Puerto Rico Relief

Trailer Bridge Expands Fleet in Support of Puerto Rico Relief

JACKSONVILLE – PRNewswire – October 6, 2017 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced an increase in liner capacity to provide additional support for ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico as a result of the impact from Hurricane Maria.  These increases, along with an exclusive agreement with the largest intermodal provider in the US, continues to provide customers access to the largest fleet in the United States.

Trailer Bridge has been actively shipping relief goods to the citizens of Puerto Rico on their multiple weekly sailings from Jacksonville, FL to San Juan, PR.  With the increased weekly liner capacity Trailer Bridge will be able to provide another 300 containers, equating to an additional 13.5mm lbs. of relief goods, on top of the millions and millions already being sent.   In an effort to ensure operations in San Juan continue to operate at full capacity, the Trailer Bridge Puerto Rico-based family, as well as their family members, have been provided with the critical necessities, such as power, fuel, food, water, etc.. According to Mitch Luciano, CEO, “As soon as it was clear that Hurricane Maria was headed to Puerto Rico, we began filling containers with goods for our team and their families there.  It was important to us, to not only support our family there, but to also ensure we sustained full operations for our customers and the relief effort of Puerto Rico.”  Luciano added, “We have been working very hard to make sure the needs of all Puerto Ricans are met with the additional capacity being added”.

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Maria, which passed over Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, was the worst hurricane in nearly 90 years for the island.  Areas along the center of the hurricane left behind catastrophic damage and flooding, as well as a loss of power and utilities to the island’s nearly 3.5 million residents.

Luciano continued, “With the amount of damage left behind by Hurricane Maria, it is clear that it will take some time for the island to rebuild.  We have seen an enormous outpouring of support for the people of Puerto Rico, our team there, and thank everyone that has supported them and their loved ones.  The efforts of many to help communities on the island, along with the incredible spirit and strength of the Puerto Rico citizens will no doubt see them through this challenging time.  Our hearts are with all of the people of Puerto Rico.  We are proud to stand firm with them during this time and grateful for the opportunity to provide the relief they need and deserve.”

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge was voted “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and in 2017 in Jacksonville.

 

RELATED LINKS

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E:  ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #10

October 3, 2017

Puerto Rico Terminal Hours Update

To facilitate the process of picking up cargo and returning empties, Army Terminal and PR Terminal in San Juan will be open for extended hours until further notice.

Monday – Friday 0700 – 1800
Saturday 0800 – 1600

We have also increased our vessel capacity in the Puerto Rico market to support the additional demand required to service the current need in Puerto Rico, this new departure is now available on a bi-weekly basis for containerized cargo in addition to the four vessels we currently have in service.  The first southbound departure of this vessel left Jacksonville, FL on Monday 10/2; this vessel will be available from Jacksonville, FL again on Monday 10/16.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #9

October 2, 2017

Demurrage Waiver

Hurricane Maria affected the supply chains for many companies in Puerto Rico.  We understand, as we all focused first on the safety of our employees and colleagues after the storm the ability to take possession of goods was slow.  Thankfully today, we see many facility operations are being restored and businesses are beginning to return to work and coordinate operations for receipt and distribution of cargo.  We are working hand in hand with many Puerto Rico businesses to help restore their supply chain, coordinate relief goods for their employees, transport generators to restore access to power and provide innovative solutions to divert cargo for facilities that remain flooded or in operable.  During these times, it is important we focus on the efforts of rebuilding and working together for solutions.  We also want to help make the process of rebuilding as seamless for our customers as possible.

With this in mind, Trailer Bridge will not assess demurrage charges for any cargo on terminal after Hurricane Maria from Wednesday, Sept 20 through Saturday September 30.

 

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859

Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #8

October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico Service Update

Trailer Bridge currently has five vessels deployed to provide additional emergency capacity to the Puerto Rico trade in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  We remain focused on providing the critical shipping services needed to supply Puerto Rico with the goods needed during this humanitarian crisis.  By adding an additional vessel to our service we are able to keep your goods moving even under the additional demand of critical emergency supplies currently moving to Puerto Rico.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Puerto Rico as we focus on relief efforts for Puerto Rico.  #PuertoRicoStrong

 

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: CustomerService@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #7

September 23, 2017

Relief Cargo Guidance

Cargo Clearance for Department of Hacienda

Department of Hacienda’s electronic system remains down due to Hurricane Maria, since approximately 12 pm on Tuesday 9/19 no cargo has been able to be transmitted and no status has been able to be received by the carrier.  Cargo that was not transmitted to Department of Hacienda prior to the system closure cannot be processed through normal electronic channels for release.  We anticipate based on the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria it will be several days or longer before the electronic processes are back up and running.  Please verify tax release status via SURI system for status on cargo release that were already obtained.  Please send drivers with copies of the release to present to the San Juan office as documentation of tax clearance as carriers will not have access to verify tax release status via normal channels.

For cargo that was not yet transmitted, Department of Hacienda has established the following process to aid in cargo clearance. Department of Hacienda is open today and will re-open again tomorrow, Sunday 9/24 to process shipment releases.

Carriers are in the process of presenting manifests of goods to Department of Hacienda, all relief cargo such as food, water and medicine is being prioritized and processed for an automatic release.  This automatic release is exclusive to these emergency items only, all other cargo must be presented manually to Department of Hacienda at the Isla Grande office to obtain a release.

Customers must present the following documents to have a release processed. Department of Hacienda will then supply a copy of the release to present to the carrier for cargo out gate their shipment.

  • Copy of the Ocean Bill of Lading
  • Copy of the Commercial Invoice
  • Copy of the Packing List
  • Payment by Cash, Certified Check, Money Order
  • Bond Holders can Process Payment by Company Check

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #6

September 23, 2017
Puerto Rico Service Update

This morning US Coast Guard has opened the ports for barge arrival, we currently have two vessels the have been allowed to berth at San Juan terminals this morning, cargo operations are already underway unloading shipments of critical supplies for the island of Puerto Rico.

Two additional barges are currently in route to Puerto Rico loaded with hundred of containers of relief supplies.  A fifth barge has been added to service to provide an additional emergency capacity of over 300 additional containers and is currently stationed in Jacksonville collecting shipments for departure to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville on Wednesday 9/27.

We have great faith in the resilience and strength of the people of Puerto Rico and we remain wholly committed to supporting the efforts for recovery and rebuilding the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

Barge Schedule Updates

San Juan Terminals:  Both terminals (Army and PRT/Intership) are opening from 0700-1100 AM tomorrow, Sunday 9/24 for cargo dispatch. Normal terminal hours 0800-1600 will resume on Monday 9/25 for cargo receipt and dispatch.

JAX San Juan Bridge (JSB) – Arrival  (SB) RORO Voyage 10357: Discharge operations began this morning and cargo will be available tomorrow, Sunday 9/24 for pick up.

Memphis Bridge – Arrival (SB) Voyage 30357: Discharge operations began this morning and cargo will be available tomorrow, Sunday 9/24 for pick up.

San Juan JAX Bridge (SJB) – In Route to San Juan (SB) RORO Voyage 10358:  Departed on schedule on 9/20, ETA to PR 9/26

Chicago Bridge – In Route to San Juan (SB) Voyage 30358:  Departed on schedule on 9/22, ETA to PR 9/28

Brooklyn Bridge –  New Departure from Jacksonville 9/26 (SB) Voyage 50358:  Barge has been activated to add an additional sailing from Jacksonville next week.  Scheduled for departure on 9/27, ETA to PR 10/3.

JAX San Juan Bridge (JSB) – Scheduled Departure (SB) RORO Voyage 10359: JSB will return to Jacksonville from Puerto Rico this evening, 9/23 and is planned for southbound departure from Jacksonville on Friday 9/29.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859 Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Trailer Bridge Barge Arrives in San Juan

This morning our Jax San Juan Bridge arrived in San Juan soon after a terminal was opened by officials there.  An open port terminal in Puerto Rico is a positive sign that much needed supplies for the people there can begin to flow in from all sources and that recovery can begin from the impact of Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria Update #5

September 22, 2017
Puerto Rico Service Update
This morning families and businesses in Puerto Rico are focused on restoration from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.  We are saddened by the severe and long term impact that Hurricane Maria has made on the island yet inspired by the efforts of our business partners, customers, employees and friends to immediately move into action on recovery efforts for the island we all love.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of Puerto Rico today.
Schedule Updates
San Juan Terminal:
Employees have reported in as safe and initial assessments of Army Terminal find the port and offices in good condition.  Terminal operations will resume upon US Coast guard approval.  PR offices and terminal phone lines are being diverted to Jacksonville, FL New Berlin offices for handling.
JAX San Juan Bridge (JSB) – Standing by at San Juan
(SB) RORO Voyage 10357: Departed JAX on 9/12 9/15 and is standing by just outside of Puerto Rico prepared to enter the port as soon as US Coast Guard provides approval to do so.  Further updates regarding gates and cargo availability will be provided as soon as available.
Memphis Bridge – Standing by at San Juan
(SB) Voyage 30357: Departed JAX on 9/15 and is standing by just outside of Puerto Rico prepared to enter the port as soon as US Coast Guard provides approval to do so.  Further updates regarding gates and cargo availability will be provided as soon as available.
San Juan JAX Bridge (SJB) – In Route to San Juan
(SB) RORO Voyage 10358:  Departed on schedule on 9/20, ETA to PR 9/26
Chicago Bridge – On Schedule departure from JAX 9/22

(SB) Voyage 30358:  Scheduled for departure on 9/22, ETA to PR 9/28.

Brooklyn Bridge –  New Departure from Jacksonville 9/26

(SB) Voyage 50358:  Barge has been activated to add an additional sailing from Jacksonville next week.  Scheduled for departure on 9/26, ETA to PR 10/2.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

 

Hurricane Maria Update #4

September 20, 2017
Puerto Rico Service Update

 

 

Brooklyn Bridge –  New Departure from Jacksonville 9/25

(SB) Voyage 50358:  Barge has been activated to add an additional sailing from Jacksonville next week.  Scheduled for departure on 9/25, ETA to PR 10/1.We will continue to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Maria with continual updates from National Hurricane Center as they become available and any impacts this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #3

September 18, 2017
Dominican Republic Service Update

Please note the following schedule changes expected to our Dominican Republic service due to Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Plata service will be affected this week as the Memphis Bridge Voyage 30358 was diverted south to avoid the storm, the barge arrival scheduled for 9/23 has been rescheduled to Saturday 9/30.

Service via Santo Domingo port (Sansouci) will also be affected, we anticipate the next sailing from Santo Domingo will be Sunday Sept 24th subject to further updates on Maria’s storm track.

  • Vessel Kydon will be sailing today, Monday, September 18, 2017, on a regular schedule, to the port of Santo Domingo, DR.
  • The arrival and departure of vessel Kydon from San Juan this Wednesday, September 20, 2017 has been canceled.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic as well as our employees, colleagues, business partners and friends as they prepare for Hurricane Maria.

We will continue to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Maria with continual updates from National Hurricane Center as they become available and any impacts this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

 

 

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #2

September 18, 2017
Hurricane Maria Update #2

This morning Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands are bracing for a potentially devastating direct impact of Hurricane Maria.  Hurricane watches and warnings are already in effect for islands reaching from St. Lucia to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, our employees, colleagues, business partners and friends as they prepare for Hurricane Maria.

Based on current projections, our southbound vessel departures from Jacksonville this week remain on schedule.  Detailed voyage and gate schedules can be found below, we will continue to provide updates throughout the week or as conditions change.

 

San Juan Terminal:

Army Terminal remains open at this time and will remain open until 1700 this evening and will remain closed for the duration of the storm to allow employees time to prepare for the storm.  We ask if possible to remove any cargo from the terminal today prior to closing.  PRT Terminal (Intership) is remaining open today and tomorrow, September 18 and 19, 2017 for dispatch only.  Beginning tomorrow morning phones for PR offices and terminals will be diverted to Jacksonville, FL for handling.

 

San Juan JAX Bridge (SJB) – Currently In Route to PR
(SB) Voyage 10357: Departed JAX on 9/12 has been diverted south of Dominican Republic to avoid the storm track as well as the safety of our crew.  Current ETA into PR is 9/23.  Further updates regarding gates and cargo availability will be provided after the storm passes.

 

Memphis Bridge – Currently In Route to PR
(NB) Voyage 30357: Departed JAX on 9/15 has been diverted south of Dominican Republic to avoid the storm track as well as the safety of our crew.  Current ETA into PR is 9/23.  Further updates regarding gates and cargo availability will be provided after the storm passes.

 

JAX San Juan Bridge – On Schedule departure from JAX 9/20
(SB) Voyage 10358:  JSB is Scheduled for departure on 9/20, ETA to PR 9/26

 

Chicago Bridge – On Schedule departure from JAX 9/22
(SB) Voyage 30358:  Scheduled for departure on 9/22, ETA to PR 9/28.

 

Brooklyn Bridge –  New Departure from Jacksonville 9/25
(SB) Voyage 50358:  Barge has been activated to add an additional sailing from Jacksonville next week.  Scheduled for departure on 9/25, ETA to PR 10/1.

 

We will continue to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Maria with continual updates from National Hurricane Center as they become available and any impacts this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

 

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Maria Update #1

September 18, 2017
Hurricane Maria Update

This morning Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands are bracing for a potentially devastating direct impact of Hurricane Maria.  Hurricane watches and warnings are already in effect for islands reaching from St. Lucia to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, our employees, colleagues, business partners and friends as they prepare for Hurricane Maria.

San Juan Terminal:

Army Terminal remains open at this time and will remain open until 1700 this evening and will remain closed for the duration of the storm to allow employees time to prepare for the storm.  We ask if possible to remove any cargo from the terminal today prior to closing.  PRT Terminal (Intership) is remaining open today and tomorrow, September 18 and 19, 2017 for dispatch only.  Beginning tomorrow morning phones for PR offices and terminals will be diverted to Jacksonville, FL for handling.

 

San Juan JAX Bridge (SJB) – Currently In Route to PR 

(SB) Voyage 10357: Departed JAX on 9/12 has been diverted south of Dominican Republic to avoid the storm track as well as the safety of our crew.  Current ETA into PR is 9/23.  Further updates regarding gates and cargo availability will be provided after the storm passes.

 

Memphis Bridge – Currently In Route to PR 

(NB) Voyage 30357: Departed JAX on 9/15 has been diverted south of Dominican Republic to avoid the storm track as well as the safety of our crew.  Current ETA into PR is 9/23.  Further updates regarding gates and cargo availability will be provided after the storm passes.

 

JAX San Juan Bridge – On Schedule departure from JAX 9/20

(SB) Voyage 10358:  JSB is Scheduled for departure on 9/20, ETA to PR 9/26

 

Chicago Bridge – On Schedule departure from JAX 9/22

 (SB) Voyage 30358:  Scheduled for departure on 9/22, ETA to PR 9/28.

 

Brooklyn Bridge –  New Departure from Jacksonville 9/25 

(SB) Voyage 50358:  Barge has been activated to add an additional sailing from Jacksonville next week.  Scheduled for departure on 9/25, ETA to PR 10/1.

 

We will continue to closely monitor the path of Hurricane Maria with continual updates from National Hurricane Center as they become available and any impacts this may have on the schedule of vessels to and from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

 

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Hurricane Irma Update

September 13, 2017
Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma has now passed the Jacksonville area and although the immediate threat of the storm has subsided most of the Jacksonville area is without power, some areas have experienced severe flooding and many families in the area have been affected by the storm. All employees have reported in as safe and early assessments of terminals and facilities have reported minimal damage.

We extend our sincere appreciation for the patience, thoughts and prayers received from customers and vendors for the safety of our Trailer Bridge family throughout the duration of Hurricane Irma and as we begin to set business operations back into motion today.

Detailed voyage and gate schedules can be found below, we will continue to provide updates throughout the week as conditions change.

San Juan Terminal and Offices:  All offices and terminals in San Juan are fully operational for normal business hours.

Jacksonville Terminal and Offices:  All offices and terminals in Jacksonville are fully operational for normal business hours.

San Juan JAX Bridge
(NB) Voyage 20356: Departed San Juan at 12 noon 9/8 and is expected to arrive in Jacksonville by Thursday 9/14 for Southbound RORO operations for Voyage 10358.

Chicago Bridge
(SB) Voyage 3999: Departed Jacksonville on 9/1. This voyage continues on its southern route south of Cuba to avoid the storm track. Current ETA into Puerto Rico is Tuesday 9/12 0400, cargo operations will begin 0700 and is expected to return to Jacksonville by Monday 9/18 as Voyage 4999.

JAX San Juan Bridge
(SB) Voyage 10357: US Coast Guard provided approval to sail yesterday evening, barge and crew safely departed Jacksonville approximately 1800 on 9/12 and is scheduled to arrive San Juan on Monday 9/18 for cargo operations.

Memphis Bridge
(SB) Voyage 30357: Cargo operations have been tentatively set for 0800 Wednesday 9/13, voyage will depart by 1800 and is expected to arrive in San Juan by Wednesday 9/19.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge has been activated to return to service after the storm has passed to maintain vessel schedule integrity. Further details regarding departure schedule will be advised as soon as available.

Charlotte Bridge
On standby, available for departure from Jacksonville, FL as needed.

Santo Domingo Service:  Service has been restored to normal vessel operations and schedules.

Inland Services
Rail services remain curtailed at this time with cargo embargoed at origin rail points where no cargo will be accepted destined into the Jacksonville, FL area. We expect this embargo to be lifted early this week for normal rail operations. Further updates will be provided as we are advised.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Irma Update

September 8, 2017
Hurricane Irma Update

Updated Sept. 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. EST

Hurricane Irma has continued her path toward Florida and is projected to continue to impact to the shipping lanes between US and Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Virgin Islands.  The safety of our crew foremost in mind we have made the following changes to our sailing schedule.  Additional barge capacity has been made available to ensure schedules return to normal as quickly as possible once storm allows for safe passage to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Virgin Islands.

Detailed voyage and gate schedules can be found below, we will continue to provide updates throughout the week as conditions change.

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic:
  • (SB) Voyage 3999: Departed JAX on 9/1.  Voyage is traveling a southern route to avoid the storm track and will be delayed arriving into Puerto Plata.  Actual ETA into Dominican Republic will be determined after the storm passes the area.
  • (NB) Voyage 4999: Voyage schedule is pending until the storm passes the area.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
  • Service has been restored to and from San Juan to Santo Domingo.  Kydon Voyage 048 arrived in San Juan today 9/8 at 1 PM.  Kydon 049 is also scheduled to depart today from San Juan back to Dominican Republic and Kydon 049 is scheduled to depart from Santo Domingo on Sunday 9/10.
San Juan Terminal:
  • This morning, terminal gates in San Juan opened at 7 AM to begin vessel operations.  All offices and terminals in San Juan are fully operational.
Jacksonville Terminal and Offices:
  • Jacksonville (New Berlin) offices and Blount Island terminals closed at 5 PM today to ensure employees can prepare with their families for the storm.  Offices and terminals plan to reopen Tuesday 9/12 morning after safety assessments are completed for a safe return to work and operations.  The Account Management team is being accommodated for offsite capability for customer support operations on Monday as needed.
 San Juan JAX Bridge:
  • (SB) Voyage 10356: Departed JAX on 8/30.  Arrived San Juan, PR Tuesday 9/5.  Cargo was discharged and was completed by 1300.
  • (NB) Voyage 20356: Operations began this morning to load remaining empty equipment on terminal in San Juan.  This barge departed San Juan at 12 noon 9/8 and is expected to arrive in Jacksonville by Thursday 9/14 for RORO operations for Voyage 10358.
Chicago Bridge:
  • (SB) Voyage 3999: Departed Jacksonville on 9/1.  This voyage continues on its southern route south of Cuba to avoid the storm track.  Current ETA into Puerto Rico is Tuesday 9/12 and is expected to return to Jacksonville by Monday 9/18 as Voyage 4999.
JAX San Juan Bridge:
  • (NB) Voyage 20355: Arrived Jacksonville, FL on Monday 9/5 – Cargo is currently being discharged and will be completed by 1500 today.
  • (SB) Voyage 10357: Voyage will stay at port in Jacksonville until the storm passes for safe departure.  Tentative departure is planned for Tuesday 9/12 after the storm has passed the Jacksonville area and is expected to arrive in San Juan by Monday 9/18.
Memphis Bridge:
  • (NB) Voyage 4998: Currently in route to Jacksonville.  Cargo discharged on schedule 9/7.
  • (SB) Voyage 30357:  Voyage will stay at port in Jacksonville until the storm passes for safe departure.  Tentative departure has been updated to an earlier departure for Wednesday 9/13 and is expected to arrive in San Juan by Wednesday 9/19.
Brooklyn Bridge:
  • Brooklyn Bridge has been activated to return to service after the storm has passed to maintain vessel schedule integrity.  Further details regarding departure schedule will be advised as soon as available.
Charlotte Bridge:
  • On standby, available for departure from Jacksonville, FL as needed.
Inland Services
  • FEC has curtailed all trains and service between South Florida and Jacksonville.  Updates regarding service will be communicated as soon as we have them.

CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway have placed an embargo on all cargo destined to the Jacksonville, FL area.  They will not load cargo to move within the rail network until the storm has safely passed.  This will affect cargo pickups throughout the inland US area from the Northeast and Midwest areas for several days.

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1-800-727-3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com

Labor Day Holiday Schedule Changes

August 31, 2017
Labor Day Holiday Schedule Changes

 

On Monday September 4, 2017 the following offices will have adjusted operational hours in observance of the Labor Day holiday:On Monday September 4, 2017 the following offices will have adjusted operational hours in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  •  Jacksonville
    • Blount Island Terminal Gates: Open 0800-1700
    • Blount Island Terminal Office: Closed
    • New Berlin office: Closed
  • San Juan
    • Army Terminal Gates and offices: Closed
    • PR Terminal Gates: Closed
    • Metro office: Closed

Cargo for voyage 20355 (NB) will be discharged in Jacksonville, FL on the following business day, Tuesday September 5, 2017.

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 800-727-3859.

For latest Trailer Bridge Sailing Schedule click here

Customer Update

August 17, 2017
Documentation Guidelines for Puerto Rico Shipments

 

Trailer Bridge’s documentation cut off was established to allow customers the greatest amount of time available to prepare their documents for export to Puerto Rico.  For cargo leaving the US destined to Puerto Rico documentation can be submitted up to 5PM on the day of sailing.  Puerto Rico Treasury and Puerto Rico Port Authority require all carriers to submit an electronic manifest 24 hours prior to the estimated arrival in Puerto Rico, or be subject to penalties.  Trailer Bridge submits their manifest 48 hours prior to vessel arrival to avoid penalties and more importantly to avoid passing those penalties on to our customers.

In order to fully comply with the regulations we are reminding customers of the minimum necessary information needed to submit a bill of lading to all regulatory parties and avoid a taxable response due to missing or incorrect information.  In order to complete this it is very important we receive shipment documentation by 5PM on the day of sailing.

The following details are required for complete submission to all regulatory parties to avoid a necessary change:

  • Consignee legal name
  • Consignee EIN
  • Consignee merchant registration number
  • Container number
  • Detailed cargo description (including a valid piece count)
  • HTS codes (Schedule B) for all cargo types
  • Cargo value for the PR Treasury
  • Cargo weight for the Puerto Rico Port Authority
  • ITN or AES Exemption clause

Changes to the bill of lading after transmission requires the consignee to submit the following in order to complete the change with Department of hacienda and obtain a release of the cargo.  Corrections take 24-48 hours to complete and must be completed in person at the Department of Hacienda.

  • Hand signed letter from the consignee, on letterhead, describing the error to the Secretary of Hacienda/Negociado de Impuestos al Consumo
  • Carrier’s letter made out to the Secretary of Hacienda / Negociado de Impuestos al Consumo, including the correction details
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Copy of Bill of Lading with the error
  • Copy of the corrected bill of lading or Freight Correction Notice that details the correction

 

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 800-727-3859. 

TB Hosts a Snack n’ Pack for a Worthy Cause

Employees of Trailer Bridge were proud to recently organize a backpack drive in support of the Anthony J. Stinson Jr. Association for Change’s Annual backpack event.  The Stinson Association, located in Jacksonville, Florida has a mission to support under served youth by offering them the opportunity to have a safe haven to play, learn, and create a lasting connection within their community.

As part of our goal to give back to the community where we work, Trailer Bridge’s Community Service Team organized a Snack n’ Pack drive to fill the backpacks needed with school supplies for the youth served by the Stinson Association.   Trailer Bridge supplied the backpacks and employees donated all of the supplies and stuffed them into packs for the event.

“We have a strong sense and understanding of family at Trailer Bridge and that includes giving back to the very communities where our TB families live.  Our Community Service Team helps provide us this opportunity by organizing a number of drives and events throughout the year.  It’s wonderful to see how excited our TB family is  to voluntarily support a variety of local causes and organizations.” said Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

Learn more about us! http://www.trailerbridge.com/about/

For more information about the Anthony J. Stinson Jr. Association for Change: http://www.ajsjr54.org/

 

Revised Gate Hours for Blount Island Terminal

July 28, 2017

Our revised Blount Island Terminal Gate hours are as follows:

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 800-727-3859. 

Constitution Day Holiday Closure

July 19, 2017
Constitution Day Holiday Closure

Trailer Bridge’s Puerto Rico terminals and offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in observance of Puerto Rico Constitution Day.

San Juan:

– Army Terminal Gates and offices: Closed
– PR Terminals (Intership) Gates and offices: Closed
–  Metro Office: Closed

Jacksonville and Dominican Republic offices and terminals are open for normal business hours on Tuesday, July 25.

Dept. of Hacienda offices will be closed for tax processing and clearance of bills of lading on Tuesday, July 25.

Cargo of voyage 10350 (SB) will be discharged on the following business day, Wednesday, July 26, available by 12 noon.

Cargo for voyage 20350 (NB) will load on Wednesday, July 26 and is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville on Tuesday, August 1.

 

Should you have any questions or require additional information during this time, please contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 800-727-3859. 

4th of July Holiday Schedule

June 29, 2017
Our schedule for the July 4th holiday is as follows:
Monday, July 3

All offices and terminals are open for normal business hours.
Jacksonville – Blount Island Gates: 0500-2030
San Juan – Army Terminal Gates: 0700-1600
San Juan – Intership Gates: 0700-1600

Tuesday, July 4

All offices are closed for the holiday.  Some terminals will have limited holiday hours.
Jacksonville – Blount Island Gates: 0800-1700
San Juan – Army Terminal Gates: Closed
San Juan – Intership Gates: Closed

Wednesday, July 5

All offices and terminals are open for normal business hours.
Jacksonville – Blount Island Gates: 0500-2030
San Juan – Army Terminal Gates: 0700-1600
San Juan – Intership Gates: 0700-1600

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1.800.727.3859

TB Supports Catching Dreams Project

Carlos Correa, catching the dreams of children in Puerto Rico, providing a bed to sleep, rest and dream…

SANTA ISABEL- Salvation Army Puerto Rico- June 3, 2017– Over 200 children of Santa Isabel, San Juan, Loiza, Guayama, Salinas, Patillas, Bayamón, Toa Alta, Comerío, Canóvanas and Arroyo will be resting today on beds donated by Carlos Correa. The star of the HoustonAstros joined forces with the nonprofit organization Salvation Army of Puerto Rico, Rooms to Go, Mattress Firm of Houston Texas, Trailer Bridge, Loans Trucking and Corey Home Deliveries, to make it possible for kids in Puerto Rico to benefit from the program that began in Texas and that so far, has delivered thousands of beds for underprivileged children.

Carlos Correa feels fortunate to have participated in the experience of working hand in hand with Mattress Firm in Houston Texas, bringing joy to hundreds of children who received a bed to sleep. His love and commitment to Puerto Rico leads him to expand his work as a very personal desire to his people of his hometown in Santa Isabel, as well as to other municipalities in Puerto Rico where the need is great and resources are very limited.

Carlos Correa’s event  #catchingdreams  delivered over 200 beds simultaneously in San Juan, Loíza, Guayama and Santa Isabel along with Rooms to Go in Puerto Rico and the Salvation Army. Correa’s parents, Sandybel Oppenheimer and Carlos A. Correa, as well as his siblings Jean C. Correa and Leibysand Correa, traveled from Houston to be part of the initiative and spend some time with the participating families. “When we felt the impact of delivering beds to children who did not have adequate sleeping accommodations in Houston and saw the joy in their faces, I always wanted to replicate this experience for the children of my Puerto Rico. I will like to say a warm thank you to all the organizations and companies that joined us to achieve the success of this project,” said a very excited Carlos Correa from Houston.

A few months ago the Correa family contacted the Salvation Army of Puerto Rico and asked them for help in identifying families in need, and that’s how a list of over 200 cases of children without adequate beds was created.  Thanks to the outreach of the organization, the generosity of the Correa family and the private companies involved, it was possible to reach eleven towns and touch many lives. “In the Salvation Army, we are delighted that tonight our kids will rest in a comfortable bed, but even better that that, the excitement to have received this great gift from an athlete like Carlos Correa, their hero. We are sure that new and bigger dreams will begin today, “said Eric Rodríguez Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army Puerto Rico.

 

THE SALVATION ARMY PUERTO RICO CONTACT:

Leslie Ortiz Montez
T: 787 717 7581
E: leslie.ortiz@USE.salvationarmy.org

TRAILER BRIDGE CONTACT:

Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
T: 904 751 7142
E:  ibollman@trailerbridge.com
www.trailerbridge.com

San Juan Terminal Update

June 27, 2017

Labor for Voyage SJB 10346/20346  will be start today, June 27,  at 1:00pm  at Army Terminal.  Cut off for this vessel will be  at 3:00pm and  Army Terminal  gates  will be open until  6:00pm for dispatching.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager or Sales Representative.

Sincerely,

Trailer Bridge Account Management Team

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1.800.727.3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com
For latest Trailer Bridge Sailing Schedule click here

TB Takes the Win for Best Places to Work

June 22, 2017

TRAILER BRIDGE TAKES THE WIN FOR BEST PLACES TO WORK FOR LARGE COMPANIES IN JACKSONVILLE

Trailer Bridge was honored to receive the #1 spot for Best Places to Work in Jacksonville for 2017.  The company placed in the top 10 in the 2016 survey, which is conducted annually by The Jacksonville Business Journal, and based on anonymous feedback from employees of nominated local firms. Announcements of this year’s winners came at an awards luncheon for all finalists hosted by the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.

“I am so proud of my team in receiving #1 Best Place to Work in the large business category for 2017.  What makes this so special to us, is that it’s based solely on the opinions and feedback received by employees”, according to CEO and President Mitch Luciano who added, “While it was fantastic to be a finalist, to be the best in our category this year says so much about our team and how much they believe in what we are all about here at Trailer Bridge; serving each other and serving our customers.  I speak for our entire family when I say, with enormous pride, that we are so grateful for our culture and employees, and what we’ve accomplished.  Our employees are the reason Trailer Bridge is such an incredible place to work.”

Best Places to Work is an annual competition conducted by The Jacksonville Business Journal, a weekly newspaper and daily website in Jacksonville, Florida.  Part of the American City Business Journals, The Journal covers business news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Tabulation of all voting and results is completed by Quantum Workplace, an employee feedback software company that helps organizations retain top talent, motivate performance, understand turnover, and build magnetic workplace cultures.

Source:  Jacksonville Business Journal and Quantumworkplace.com

Trailer Bridge Opens South Carolina Office

Trailer Bridge Expands Southeast Integrated Logistics Business with Opening of Charleston Office

JACKSONVILLE – PRNewswire – June 6, 2017 – Trailer Bridge, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of their newest office in Charleston, South Carolina.  The new location represents a continued expansion of the firm’s domestic integrated logistics business.

The Charleston branch, which opened June 5, will be headed up by David O’Connor, a South Carolina native.  O’Connor comes to the company with an impressive background in both the logistics and maritime industries.  “I am delighted to be a part of this newest office for Trailer Bridge and to the continuing expansion throughout North America.”, says O’Connor.

The Trailer Bridge team in Charleston opens the branch with sights set on quickly growing and expanding the domestic logistics offering.  This latest initiative represents one of many steps Trailer Bridge has taken over the past several years to improve the overall experience for their clients.  “We’re on a mission to continue what we started a few years back – to continue to grow our logistics and ocean services.  The results in recent years of these efforts continue to excite us and open doors to additional opportunities for our expansion in the industry,” according to Trailer Bridge CEO and President, Mitch Luciano.

ABOUT TRAILER BRIDGE

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services.  Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands.

Trailer Bridge was voted “Best Places to Work” in 2016 and in 2017 in Jacksonville.

TB Expands in the Caribbean

April 27, 2017

TRAILER BRIDGE EXPANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN

By CB Staff, Caribbean Business, Big Business Profile: Import/Export

Trailer Bridge is carefully growing its footprint in the Caribbean trade by maintaining a solid financial position and capitalizing on import and export opportunities when they arise. “As we continue to make investments in the Caribbean trade, we provide access to the islands, allowing for increased import and export business,” said Mitch Luciano, president & CEO of the ocean carrier.

The company’s most recent investment was the establishment of new services for the Dominican Republic and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. In addition, Luciano noted, over the past five years, the company has established a logistics division and an in-house trucking division from its Jacksonville, Fla. headquarters.

“Our main business is in Puerto Rico and it’s a pretty heavy exporter for the U.S. and the Dominican Republic is a heavy importer into the U.S., so it’s a great balance for us,” he pointed out. “Our logistics group has grown significantly and we are the only 53-foot [high cube container] provider in the Dominican Republic and Virgin Islands,” Luciano added.

The company has two sailings per week to Santo Domingo, in addition to its long running weekly call from Jaxport’s Blount Island Marine Terminal to Puerto Plata. The Santo Domingo service utilizes one Roll-on/Roll-off barge, plus one combination Lift-on/Lift-off and Roll-on/Roll-off barge to move containerized cargo, flatbed breakbulk cargo, passenger vehicles, large construction and farming equipment, boats and other oversized specialty cargo. The vessels also call on San Juan during the twice weekly rotation to Santo Domingo.

Pioneering Innovation

Innovation has been central to the company’s growth from the beginning. Malcom McLean founded Trailer Bridge in 1991. As the “father” of containerization, he knew what was needed to make moving cargo from land to sea more efficient. He came up with the concept of containerizing cargo, which changed the way the global trade works today. Looking ahead, Trailer Bridge sees further growth opportunities. “Over the next two years, we plan on 60% growth in revenues,” Luciano predicted, “and over the next five years, we should see our revenues more than double.

“We are currently looking at expanding our logistics footprint within the United States,” he added, “while also reviewing other areas within the Jones Act trade or Caribbean, where we can expand.”

Originally started to create a seamless truckload transportation system between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the company has grown to become an industry leader in transporting product throughout the United States and North America. “Over the past several years, we began to incorporate our first class equipment, state-of-the art information systems, and second to none service into the domestic market to serve our clients’ needs via Trailer Bridge Logistics,” Luciano said. “With our company-owned assets, our owner operators and our partner carriers, we are able to provide truckload, intermodal, expedited, warehousing, transfers and white glove services to all of our clients.

“Likewise, over the past several years, through the guidance of our ownership, we have become a fiscally strong organization, while ensuring we invest in our people to create an environment where they can succeed,” he said. The company employs 120 people.

Streamlined Supply Chain

“We are always enhancing our IT systems through internal development and third party programs,” Luciano continued, as well as streamlining the company’s own operations and the supply chain for clients.

The company prides itself on being the industry leader in transporting cargo in 53-foot high cube containers. It owns more than 3,600 of these containers, making them readily available to clients in the Caribbean trade.

Moreover, the company recognizes that not all freight fits perfectly into a container, even the 53- foot variety. “We have a team with the know-how and problem solving skills to accommodate the special needs of specialized cargo,” he added. “We also know that you need the proper storage and the correct equipment to do the job right.

Article from Caribbean Business – 04/27/2017, check it out here.

Voyage 10336 Schedule Update

April 18, 2017

Due to high wind and sea conditions the San Juan JAX Bridge Voyage 10336 has been delayed for its arrival in San Juan, PR.   The barge is now planned to arrive San Juan on Wednesday, April 19th at 1200.  Labor is planned to start discharge operations at 1300.  The gates at Army terminal will be open until 1800 for cargo dispatch on Wednesday.  Based on current arrival times we anticipate this barge to be back on schedule before its next southbound departure from Jacksonville.  We will continue to monitor any changes and provide updates as the status changes.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager or Sales Representative.

Sincerely,

Trailer Bridge Account Management Team

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1.800.727.3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com
For latest Trailer Bridge Sailing Schedule click here

Enhanced Services to Dominican Republic

April 3, 2017

TRAILER BRIDGE LAUNCHES SERVICE TO VIRGIN ISLANDS, ENHANCES SERVICES TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

By Junior Skepple, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal

Trailer Bridge, Inc., recently began a route to the Virgin Islands and announced additional freight services to the Dominican Republic from Jaxport as a part of their growth plan. With the enhanced service in the Dominican Republic, Trailer Bridge now provides shipping services from the north and south side of the island.

“Over the last couple of years Trailer Bridge has been much stronger financially. We decided to open up to the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands because we had a lot of clients asking us to serve those areas,” President and CEO of Trailer Bridge Mitch Luciano said. “Our main business is in Puerto Rico and it’s a pretty heavy exporter for the U.S. and the Dominican Republic is a heavy importer into the U.S., so it’s a great balance for us.”

The company has two sailings per week to Santo Domingo, in addition to its long running weekly call from Jaxport’s Blount Island Marine Terminal to Puerto Plata. The Santo Domingo service utilizes one Roll-on/Roll-off barge, plus one combination Lift-on/Lift-off and Roll-on/Roll-off barge to move containerized cargo, flatbed breakbulk cargo, passenger vehicles, large construction and farming equipment, boats and other oversized specialty cargo. The vessels also call San Juan, Puerto Rico during the twice weekly rotation to Santo Domingo.

“Our logistics group has grown significantly and we are the only 53-foot provider in the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands,” Luciano said.

Trailer Bridge does not have any further plans to expand their services in the Caribbean. In addition to servicing the Caribbean, there is a heavy focus on the shipping services $50 million domestic business.

“We want to grow. Trailer Bridge has been a $120 million business for many years and we want to double that in the next couple years,” Luciano said.

Article from bizjournals.com/jacksonville, see it  here.

Voyage 10333 Schedule Update

March 27, 2017

Dear Valued Customer:

JAX SAN JUAN BRIDGE Voyage 10333 has encountered high winds and heavy seas while in route to San Juan. This voyage is now scheduled to arrive to San Juan on Thursday, March 30th at 12 noon. Operations are scheduled to begin immediately upon arrival.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager or Sales Representative.

Sincerely,

Trailer Bridge Account Management Team

Contact Customer Service – Account Management at 1.800.727.3859
Email: customerservice@trailerbridge.com
For latest Trailer Bridge Sailing Schedule click here

Trailer Bridge Partners with Credit Carrier Services

March 23, 2017

TRAILER BRIDGE PARTNERS WITH CREDIT CARRIER SERVICES FOR U.S. BASED DEMURRAGE, DETENTION & STORAGE CHARGES

Trailer Bridge has partnered with Carrier Credit Services, Inc. (CCS) to manage the billing and collections of demurrage or storage charges incurred in the United States. This will apply to all contract and non-contract customers. Invoices for these charges will now be sent from Carrier Credit Services; payments should be remitted directly to Carrier Credit Services.

Below is the contact information for Carrier Credit Services, Inc:

Carrier Credit Services, Inc.
Billing questions: billing@ccspr.net
Collections questions: collections@ccspr.net
Phone number in Coconut Creek, Florida: 954-739-7338
Phone number in San Juan, Puerto Rico: 787-753-0303

Demurrage, detention and storage charges are calculated based on STB – Freight Tariff No. TRBR 200-A Item 502 for Domestic Ocean cargo and Tariff No. TRBR 008-022-006 for International Ocean cargo. This change does not represent a change to any existing tariff charges, only a change to how the invoicing of these charges are handled.

Copies of the tariff can be obtained by sending an email to tariffrequest@trailerbridge.com.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your Trailer Bridge Account Manager at 1-800-727-3859.
For the latest Trailer Bridge Sailing Schedule go here.

Voyage Schedule Update

January 12, 2017

VOYAGE SCHEDULE UPDATE

SAN JUAN-JAX BRIDGE

Voyage 10322 departed Jacksonville port on Wednesday, January 4th and was scheduled to arrive to San Juan, PR port later today, the vessel has experienced high wind and sea conditions while in route and is now scheduled to arrive to San Juan on Friday, January 13th.  Operations are scheduled to begin at 8am on the 13th.

CHICAGO BRIDGE

Voyage 3965 departed Jacksonville port on Friday, January 6th and was scheduled to arrive to San Juan, PR port on Thursday, January 12th. This vessel has also experienced high wind and sea conditions while in route and is now scheduled to arrive to San Juan on Friday, January 13th. Operations are scheduled to begin at 8am on the 13th.

Notice of Redemption

January 4, 2017

NOTICE OF REDEMPTION

Secured Notes due March 31, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 3.03 of Article III of the indenture, dated as of April 2, 2012 (as supplemented or amended, the “Indenture”), between Trailer Bridge, Inc. (the “Company”) and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), that the Company shall redeem (the “Redemption”) all outstanding Secured Notes due March 31, 2017 (the “Notes”) pursuant to Section 3.07 of Article III of the Indenture, on January 26, 2017 (the “Redemption Date”), at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest to the Redemption Date (the “Redemption Payment”).

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in order to receive the Redemption Payment, holders
must surrender their Notes to U.S. Bank National Association, as the paying agent (the “Paying Agent”), at the appropriate address set forth below, by such method as you deem appropriate. If you mail your Notes, we recommend that for your own protection you may want to use registered mail, return receipt requested.

Registered & Certified Mail:

U.S. Bank National Association
111 Fillmore Avenue E
St. Paul, MN 55107

Regular Mail or Courier:

U.S. Bank National Association
111 Fillmore Avenue E
St. Paul, MN 55107

In Person by Hand Only:

U.S. Bank National Association
11 Fillmore Avenue E
St. Paul, MN 55107

Bondholders presenting their Notes in person for same day payment must surrender their Note(s) by 1:00 P.M. CST on the Redemption Date and a check will be available for pick up after 2:00 P.M. CST. Checks not picked up by 4:30 P.M. CST will be mailed out to the bondholder via first class mail. If payment of the Redemption Payment is to be made to the registered owner of the Note, you are not required to endorse the Note to collect the Redemption Payment.

For a list of redemption requirements please visit the Trustee’s website at
www.usbank.com/corporatetrust and click on the “Bondholder Information” link for Redemption instructions. You may also contact the Trustee’s Bondholder Communications team at 1-800-934-6802 Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. CST.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, unless the Company defaults in making the Redemption Payment on the Redemption Date, interest on the Notes shall cease to accrue on and after the Redemption Date and the only remaining right of the holders of the Notes shall be to receive payment of the Redemption Payment upon surrender to the Paying Agent of the Notes. For all purposes of the Indenture, the Notes will be deemed to be no longer outstanding from and after January 26, 2017, if and when the Redemption Payment is deposited with the Paying Agent, and all rights with respect thereto, except as stated herein, will cease as of the close of business on that same date.

Under current United States federal income tax law, a trustee making payment of interest
or principal on securities may be obligated to apply backup withholding to payments of the interest or principal payable to a holder who (i) has failed to furnish the trustee with a valid taxpayer identification number and certifications that the holder is not subject to backup withholding under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and that the holder is a United States person (including a U.S. resident alien) as defined by the Code or (ii) has failed to provide appropriate certification to establish that the holder is not a United States person. Holders of Notes who are United States persons and wish to avoid the application of these provisions should submit a completed IRS Form W-9 when presenting the Notes for payment. Holders of Notes who are non-United States persons should submit an appropriate IRS Form W-8. Please visit www.irs.gov for additional information on the tax forms and instructions.

TB Announces Expiration and Final Results

December 18, 2016

TRAILER BRIDGE ANNOUNCES EXPIRATION AND FINAL RESULTS OF ITS EXCHANGE AND TENDER OFFERS

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