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Freight Forwarding Services

Reach your customers directly with air services tailored to your business or take advantage of Foreign-Trade Zones to defer duty payments until you actually need it. We have a variety of service options available to meet your business needs. 

 

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Ecommerce Operations

In a world of social distancing, online shopping in booming. Do you need additional warehouse space? Are you currently being affected by Amazon's recent fulfillment center restrictions? We can help.

 

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City Delivery

While brick-and-mortar stores closed, store inventory continued to sit behind closed doors. More and more brands moved from "in-store pick up" to "deliver from stores". Learn how GEODIS can help you move your store inventory and safely get your products to your customers.

 

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Transportation Solutions

Whether you're looking for extra capacity, retailer consolidation services, or a partner who has excellent relationships with carriers, our transportation management team is here to support your business needs.

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What is GEODIS doing in response to COVID-19?

 

Supply chain operation is considered an essential business. At GEODIS we are taking every precaution to ensure our teammates are safe and operations continue to run. We have mobilized a COVID-19 task force that is working around the clock to navigate the challenges presented and we have activated our comprehensive Pandemic Readiness & Response Plan.

We continue to:

  • Adhere to the precautions recommended by WHO, CDC, health experts, country-level and local-level health agencies
  • Educate our teammates about the virus through consistent workplace communications
  • Incorporate enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols at all of our facilities and offices
  • Require our teammates to stay home if they feel sick
  • Expand alternate work schedules and work from home options

 

Helpful resources: Center for Disease ControlWorld Health Organization | GEODIS Global Updates | GEODIS FAQ

 

Freight Forwarding Services

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 AirDirect Services

While trade into the US has not been restricted by the government as part of the COVID-19 response action, there has been a direct impact to cargo transportation options. GEODIS AirDirect is a dedicated air freight service or "own controlled network" which offers the resources, network, and expertise to reach your customers directly.

 

Offering direct flights from: 

  • Liege, Belgium to Chicago or New York, US
  • Chicago or New York to Liege, Belgium
  • Liege, Belgium to Shanghai, CN
  • Shanghai, CN to Liege, Belgium
  • Hong Kong, HK to Guadalajara, MX
  • Shanghai, CN to Miami, US, Sao Paulo, BR and Santiago de Chile, CL

We also offer Sea-Air options from China to Latin America as well as time-critical ocean service / domestic transport from China to the United States. 

 

Ensuring Reliable Transit Times

With GEODIS AirDirect you can have peace of mind knowing that GEODIS teammates are with your cargo during all touch points of its journey.

Consolidate your cargo from multiple origins:

  • US: Chicago or New York
  • Europe: Liege, Belgium
  • Asia: Hong Kong or Shanghai 

Domestic distribution networks are available at both origin and destination giving you access to even more destinations. 

 

Foreign-Trade Zones

A Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) is an area where foreign-origin merchandise may be admitted into the country without have to pay any taxes or duties until transferring it into domestic commerce. 

Key Benefits of Foreign-Trade Zones:

  • Duty deferment 
  • Higher inventory visibility 
  • Reduced buffer stocks
  • Overall lower product costs 
  • Achieving just-in-time concept 
  • Access to value-added services including labeling, repacking, kitting, sorting etc. 

 

Foreign-Trade Zones also give you the ability for flexible and hassle-free re-exporting to other countries. The map below shows the locations where we offer our FTZ services. 

 

 

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Ecommerce Operations

Consumers now more than every are now switching to ecommerce to get the products they love. It's important to have a strong ecommerce operation. Here are a few ways GEODIS can help support your ecommerce needs. 

 

Open Warehouse Space

We operate over 45M square feet of warehouse space in the Americas. One of the benefits of the GEODIS network is the ability to take advantage of additional warehouse space when you need it. We currently have a combined total of ~800K square feet of warehousing space available throughout our network. 

 

Under 50K square feet available:

Atlanta, GA | Central PA | Chicago, IL | Ontario, Canada |

Memphis, TN | Seattle, WA 

 

Over 50K square feet available:

Eastern PA | Indianapolis, IN* | St. Louis, MO | Texas*

*more than 100K sqft available

 

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Amazon Drop Shipping 

Drop shipping allows you to utilize your current ecommerce operation to fulfill Amazon orders direct to Amazon consumers. You can still protect your branding, packaging, and overall customer experience while also providing your customers with an alternative online sales channel. Learn more. 

 

 

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Transportation Solutions

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Retailer Consolidation Services

No need to send Less-Than-Truckloads to restock big-box retailers. Save on transportation costs and reduce compliance fines by taking advantage of a shared supply chain network. Learn More

 

Capacity Solutions

Looking for a lane? Whether it’s a dry van, refrigerated trailer, flatbed, or other specialized equipment, Capacity Solutions offers a transportation solution for any load and lane.

 

Transportation Management

Our vast network across the Americas gives us the ability to handle overflow capacity. We have sophisticated Port Drayage Services and strong relationships with thousands of carriers to give you the strategic support you need to make critical transportation decisions.

 

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City Delivery

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City delivery is a crowd-sourced solution providing you with flexible options to deliver your consumers' orders from your retail store, warehouse, or any other fulfillment origin.

Direct Delivery

Our state-of-the-art technology ensures your direct deliveries arrive on time as promised with reliable drivers and real-time delivery tracking and confirmation.

 

Beyond Delivery

Your delivery solution may require highly inventive problem solving. GEODIS’ logistical power can be leveraged to quickly provide services such as warehousing and fulfillment, cross docking, kitting and other tailored solutions.

 

Interested in learning how GEODIS can support your business during this unprecedented time? Fill out the form below.