Keeping your freight moving

Your container is at the port terminal or rail station. Its contents need to be shipped across the country. How do you get your cargo from point A to point B? You need a transload expert. Forward’s transloading services unpack the complexity of moving your shipment from container to truck.


Secure handling of international LCL cargo

Your international less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo needs to be broken down and prepared for the next leg of its journey. Our U.S. Customs Container Freight Stations (CFS) and Central Examination Stations (CES) are designed to do just that. With 40 strategically located CFSs, we have the team and equipment to transload your cargo with speed and precision. We can:

·       Stuff or strip LCL cargo from an ocean container

·       Prepare cargo for ocean or air export

·       Manage the sorting and, after clearance, distribute individual consignments

Plus, you’ll save money by eliminating transfers and consolidating services, and invoicing to one provider.


Cross-docking and trucking

Our Customs-approved cross-docking facilities are ready to unload your container, sort it, and pack it for shipment on our linehaul network. Cross-docking keeps your freight moving and eliminates the amount of time in the warehouse, reducing inventory handling and costs. It also expedites the shipment of your goods.


Get it where it needs to be. Fast.

Expedited shipments are our specialty. We understand the importance of time-sensitive transportation; meeting your most demanding needs is what we have built our business around. Our linehaul network features one of the most complete and extensive Midwest service offerings and includes nightly schedules between ORD, MKE, DTW, IND, and CLE.

In addition, Forward intermodal’s network offers local LTL pick-up and delivery services, including real-time signature release capability, ensuring our customers have the best visibility of their critical LTL and linehaul shipments.