Averitt Express launches Hanjin shipment rescue service

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) — In an effort to help the thousands of shippers across the U.S. that have been affected by recent events surrounding Hanjin Shipping, Averitt Express has launched a nationwide shipment rescue service.

“This has been a difficult situation for all who are impacted,” says Averitt’s Vice President of International Solutions Charlie McGee. “We are working to help shippers retrieve their stranded cargo so that they can get their businesses back on the right track.”

Utilizing its assets and coordinating with other carriers, the global supply chain solutions provider is aiding shippers by retrieving cargo from Hanjin containers that have become stranded at ports. In addition, Averitt is assisting shippers by moving rescued cargo by road, rail and air to final destinations throughout the country.

“This is a particularly volatile time of the year for businesses and the situation with Hanjin has been devastating for so many,” McGee says. “I believe it’s our industry’s responsibility to step up and reach out during this time to help alleviate the pressure that has been created.”

To make the process of receiving help with retrieving a Hanjin shipment easier, Averitt has set up a short container rescue form at: http://www.averittexpress.com/rescue. Additionally, shippers can reach Averitt's PortSide® team at 1-866-208-0167.

About Averitt Express

Celebrating its 45th year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.