Americold has rail connections to and from many of its sites. Visit our Facilities page and select Rail Connection from the category filter to view them.
We can typically establish Americold Farmers’ services with about 14-days’ lead time. This timeline will increase during the peak holiday seasons so plan for 30-days’ notice.
Yes, Americold Farmers’ services allow you to ship in combo quantities for convenience, and then we can box to weights you specify, freeze, and prepare for export in a rail car that can accommodate up to 194,000lbs or about the volume for 3.5 ocean containers.
We have a tried-and-tested performance review processes, and not every Carrier is able to exceed our stringent requirements for performance, dependability, connect-ability, or fleet condition. Even with the driver shortage we’re seeing now, we won’t let our standards drop.
We have Regional Consolidation Centers in Allentown-PA, Atlanta-GA, Carthage-MO, City of Industry-CA, Clearfield-UT, and Rochelle-IL. All locations have been chosen for their location, ease-of-access for our carrier partners, and consolidation activity volume-handling capabilities.
We already have the program density that dependable carriers are looking for, so we’re able to negotiate favorable rates and pass the savings on.
LTL carriers just don’t have the order density needed to drive consistent, scheduled services without break-bulking along the way. You’ll often see delivery windows instead of the dependable sailing schedules we offer.
Americold’s i-3PL Supply Chain Control portal offers unmatched visibility into your inventory while it’s within the Americold network. It offers 24/7 online access, dashboards with real-time reporting, event management with email alerts, order management, track and trace functionality, and performance metrics. And all from any web-enabled, smart device.
Americold strives to be flexible to our customers’ needs and to respond quickly. Each request for space is evaluated on a case-by-case basis with consideration to the amount of space required, suitability of product to an existing building, and that building’s occupancy rate. Typically, if we don’t have space in a primary site choice, then we can offer an alternative close by. Contact us for more information.
Yes, absolutely. Americold can perform outbound labeling and many other value-added services for its customers.