NFI, a leading supply chain solutions provider, was recognized in Global Trade Magazine’s “America’s Leading 3PLs” report for the third consecutive year. The annual report, placed in the magazine’s Leading 3PLs issue, provides a list of the top 3PL providers and highlights specific categories where each excels. This year, NFI was featured as a leader in the “versatile” category.
Founded in 1932, NFI’s integrated suite of supply chain solutions spans transportation, distribution, global logistics, and real estate to provide comprehensive solutions for a diverse customer base. With the acquisition of California Cartage Company in 2017, NFI has continued to expand its port drayage, transloading, deconsolidation, customs examination, and warehousing solutions.
“Our ability to provide end-to-end solutions speaks to the versatility of the company,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “Whether within a specific segment or across an entire supply chain, NFI engineers unique solutions that offer flexibility in addressing challenges across many industries, as well as deliver even greater service to help customers achieve their goals.”
Operating a dedicated and drayage fleet of over 4,000 tractors and 9,000 trailers across North America, NFI offers a variety of transportation solutions including dedicated transportation, port drayage, brokerage, transportation management, intermodal, and refrigerated transportation. These comprehensive solutions allow for customization and aid in maximizing on-time performance and ensuring capacity. With a focus on sustainability, NFI continually tests and explores new green initiatives including electric trucks, which it plans to begin operating in early 2019. In recognition of its efforts, NFI has been awarded the EPA SmartWay Partner award three times and has been identified as a SmartWay High Performer.
With a distribution portfolio of over 41.5 million feet, NFI provides multifaceted distribution services such as cross-docking, automation, e-commerce, transportation management, and food-grade facilities, as well as value-added services like kitting and labeling. NFI also offers significant presence in primary logistics hubs, and facilities are tailored specifically to customer inventory and logistical needs.
The company’s global logistics connects international and domestic supply chains, with solutions spanning both ocean and air freight forwarding, as well as order management, port and border services, and customs brokerage. NFI’s ocean and air solutions are able to integrate with its port capabilities including drayage, transloading, and a customs examination station, while its flexible contracting ensures the most competitive pricing available.
Real estate solutions range from leasing and procurement to development and construction, with diverse capabilities to best serve its customers. NFI’s in-house real estate team specializes in quickly acquiring or constructing build-to-suit, state-of-the-art warehouses and distribution centers to suit customers’ unique needs. Additionally, NFI specializes in providing transportation analysis, incentives procurement, and LEED certifications.
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