From Ship to Shelf

  • 01.The vessel arrives with containers full of products from countries around the world.
  • 02. The ship comes alongside and is cleared by Customs, Immigration, and Agriculture prior to cargo being discharged.
  • 03. Containers and cargo are discharged with giant Gantry cranes and placed on chassis. These cranes can lift up to 60 long tons.
  • 04. Two 20’ containers can be discharged at the same time speeding the ships productivity.
  • 05. Import containers are stacked up to four containers high in transtainer runs. Cargo will remain in bays until all clearances are received.
  • 06. Truckers arrive to pickup import containers after the cargo has cleared Customs. Containers are taken to warehouses where the cargo is devanned and then distributed to stores meeting tight schedules.
  • 07. The driver takes a chassis to the location of the container. The Crane Operator will take the container out-of-the-stack and skillfully position it on the driver’s chassis.
  • 08. U.S. Customs and Border Control checks all containers leaving the terminal for radiation. Containers must go through a RPM, Radiation Portal Monitor, to ensure the container and its contents are safe to enter our communities.
  • 09. The truck driver completes an EIR, Equipment Interchange Report, at the exit gate prior to leaving the terminal. Then it is only one more stop at a security booth before exiting the terminal.
  • 10. The cargo in a container has completed its journey off the ship, through the terminal, out- the-gate and is on its way to the next step in the supply chain.