July 10, 2018, New Orleans, LA — Seaonus Stevedoring-New Orleans, a division of Patriot Rail Company, has been granted permission to operate Foreign Trade Zone No. 88, the only on-dock FTZ site in New Orleans, at its Alabo Street Wharf location.
The facility will offer both covered and non-covered storage for a variety of cargo including breakbulk commodities such as non-ferrous metals and steel. The facility will also continue to serve its non-FTZ customers for other bulk, breakbulk, and project cargo.
The federal FTZ program helps importers efficiently manage cash flow and save a significant amount of money and time through streamlined U.S. Customs clearance and other efficiencies.
“We are the only on-dock FTZ in New Orleans which means significant savings for our customers by avoiding drayage to an inland FTZ,” stated Alín Campián, Chief Commercial Officer. “This marks another fundamental milestone in our vision to integrate our ports and rail services units. It ideally positions our company to bring to market first class logistics and cargo handling solutions that save our customers time and money and provide full turn-key services with one-stop shop convenience. We are very excited to add this service to our portfolio.”
Seaonus Stevedoring-New Orleans will offer customers flexible storage terms, 24/7 security, and live visibility to their cargo. The location also provides stevedoring, terminal, barge, and warehousing service to those entering the New Orleans market.