Forward Air Corporation continues to execute a growth strategy that involves organic infrastructure investments, including its ongoing less-than-truckload (LTL) network expansion, as well as acquisitions of complementary businesses. Today, Forward announced that it will expand its intermodal drayage service offering in the New York and New Jersey area with new operations in Linden, NJ.
Forward Intermodal will operate a secure container drop yard in the area while cohabitating with an existing LTL terminal which is expected to create transloading efficiencies and improve speed for its customers. The intermodal operation is expected to move into a new building in the coming months and create approximately 35 drivers and support staff jobs.
The Linden operation marks Forward Intermodal’s 30th terminal, signaling the business’ continued investment in the marketplace and its long-standing goal to meet customer needs. Customers can rely on Forward Intermodal’s expertise in servicing major port markets such as Port Newark and gain access to its massive LTL network for expansive shipping options.
Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Customer demand continues to drive growth within our intermodal business. Our new facility in Linden will give customers access to all our services to help them win more business. The partnerships we build with our customers and the local communities in North America are an important part of our growth strategy.”