CFS & Warehouse

Vanguard has more owned and directly operated CFS and warehouse locations than any other NVOCC. The global network of facilities is a key element of our world-class LCL service offering, forms a central plank in our expertise in handling hazardous cargo, and allows us to offer a full range of value-added services.

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Driving LCL performance

Our network of strategically located, Vanguard-staffed CFS permits safe and efficient cargo handling of Less Than Container Load freight across the globe. In these state-of-the-art CCTV-monitored facilities, export loading and import unloading are managed using bar-code labeling, SOLAS-VGM weighing and certification are standard, and a full range of specialized equipment is on hand for packing and crating, cross-dock, and heavy-lift. Thanks to the global extent of our network, we deliver Visibility Plus, a best-in-class EDI tracking and tracing package, across our facilities.

  • Vanguard has more than 2.6 million square feet of CFS operations
  • Vanguard runs 14 directly-operated facilities in 9 countries
  • Vanguard sites offer longer operating hours
  • Dedicated hazardous goods capabilities and investments

Vanguard gives you the best control and management of your LCL shipment across facilities which are fully compliant with regulations both international (e.g. ISPM 15) and national. Many are custom bonded, such as in the United States, where we have TSA approval and are CTPAT members; Vanguard has AEO status in several other countries.

Enabling HazMat capabilities

The quality of Vanguard facilities and the expertise of Vanguard staff allow us to offer comprehensive hazardous cargo handling services. We have full hazardous capabilities at more than 15 locations across our network, with around 2000m² of separate warehousing space, specially trained on-site employees, and a 30-year track record of safety. Our world-leading experience makes us the go-to HazMat provider for many of the world’s freight forwarders and chemicals companies.

Offering customized solutions

Our owned and directly operated CFS and warehouse facilities enable us to offer a range of value-added services. We can store inventory, trans load and box cargo as required, and run a large-scale gateway program for freight forwarders, bolting on to our LCL expertise and dovetailing into our inland solutions.

As a one-stop-shop for your logistics needs, we use our CFS and warehousing network to accelerate and optimize your supply chain, offering expertise combined with economies of scale to provide operational capability you can trust at highly competitive prices.

Please contact us to learn how we can put our CFS and Warehouse capabilities to work for your business.

Contacts for information

Graham Cousins
Chief Strategy Officer
Vanguard Logistics Services
+ 1 (310) 847 3008

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