Here are some key aspects of Cleveland’s intermodal connectivity that make it such an invaluable part of the supply chain:
Cleveland is home to several intermodal facilities and rail terminals, operated by Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX, as well as several short-line railroads. These facilities enable seamless cargo movement between different modes of transportation, such as trucks, trains, and ships, which helps reduce transit times and improve overall supply chain efficiency.
Cleveland’s well-developed transportation network, including major highways like I-90, I-80, and I-71, supports its intermodal capabilities. The robust infrastructure ensures smooth connectivity between various transportation modes, streamlining the transportation process and enhancing the efficiency of intermodal supply chains.
Access to the Great Lakes
While Cleveland does not have direct access to an ocean port, its proximity to the Great Lakes allows businesses to connect with international markets through the St. Lawrence Seaway. This connection to global trade routes further strengthens Cleveland’s intermodal capabilities and its role in global supply chains.
Warehousing and Distribution
Cleveland’s logistics hub features numerous warehousing and distribution centers that cater to the needs of intermodal supply chains. These facilities enable businesses to efficiently manage their inventory, consolidate shipments, and coordinate the movement of goods between different transportation modes, further optimizing supply chain operations.
Domestic and Global Reach
Cleveland’s intermodal strengths primarily support domestic supply chains, ensuring efficient distribution of goods to major markets in the Great Lakes region, the Midwest, and the Northeast. However, its access to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway also enables businesses to participate in international trade, connecting them to global markets.
Unrivaled customer service
Our dedicated team of STG Difference makers is available 24/7 to address your concerns and ensure a seamless experience throughout the entire process.
Cost-effective solutions: We leverage our vast network and industry expertise to provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective transportation options.
We invest in fuel-efficient trucks and adopt eco-friendly practices to minimize our carbon footprint and protect the environment.
Compliance and safety
Our commitment to safety and regulatory compliance ensures the security of your cargo and the well-being of our team members.
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Leveraging Cleveland’s important role in both domestic and global supply chains, STG Logistics offers its clients access to key markets across the United States and around the world. Boasting a strategic location in the Great Lakes region and a well-developed transportation infrastructure.
Rely on STG Logistics for all your drayage and intermodal needs in Cleveland, and harness the power of one of the nation’s most important ports. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your logistics goals.