Bonded Warehouse & Transportation Services
Bridgetown Enterprises is proud to provide US Customs bonded warehouse and transportation services to businesses in the Pacific Northwest and St. Louis markets. Many of our valued customers rely on us to process, store, handle, and transport their imported materials and products.
Why Do You Need Customs Bonded Services?
If your operations involve importing goods into the US, you need a logistics company that offers Customs bonded services. But what exactly are Customs bonded warehousing and transportation services, and why are they important?
Imported freight requires inspection and release by the US Customs office before it can be transported to its final destination. Since it’s not possible for US Customs officials to wait onsite at every offloading point to process paperwork for each and every imported good, they work with third-party transportation and warehouse operators like Bridgetown Enterprises. We’re qualified to receive and securely hold your imports until they’ve been inspected and released for delivery.
Upon the release of your imports, you’re required to pay duties and taxes. By storing your freight at our warehouses, you can delay paying these fees until your goods are taken out of bond. That means you can avoid having to pay duties and taxes on your products until they’re ready to be sold in the US market.
How it works:
- We retrieve your imported goods and transport them to one of our approved US Customs bonded warehouse facilities.
- The US Customs office approves the goods for release; to speed up the process, this is often done electronically, rather than via physical inspection.
- We deliver your approved imported freight.
In short, the transportation of certain imported goods requires that you work with a Customs bonded warehouse and a Customs bonded trucking company.
Our warehouse facilities and trucking services are Customs bonded, and our integrated, flexible approach to logistics helps streamline the entire process. If you need to move imported goods, we’ll make sure they get inspected, released, and transported quickly and efficiently.
Our Customs Bonded Warehouse in Portland & St. Louis
At Bridgetown Enterprises, our Pacific Northwest facilities, with a total of 285,000 sq. ft. of storage space, are conveniently located near the Portland International Airport and Terminal 6. Our Midwest multi-purpose warehouse has over 72,000 sq. ft. of space and is located close to STL airport and rail terminals. All of our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art security systems and meet Customs bonded and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standards.
A facility can only become an approved Customs bonded provider if it meets all of the following criteria:
- The operator of the facility must be approved by the US Customs office after submitting an application.
- The facility must establish an area strictly for the use of holding and protecting imported goods.
- The facility must prove both operational and financial integrity.
At Bridgetown Enterprises, we don’t just meet these criteria; we go above and beyond to provide integrated logistics solutions and superior customer service. We can even hold your goods for you on a short- or long-term basis at our secure warehouse facilities. In addition, all of our employees are TSA certified with Security Threat Assessment (STA) numbers.
To ensure your imports and other goods are kept in a safe, secure environment, all of our facilities are equipped with:
- 24/7 state-of-the-art video monitoring with 30+ day retention
- Cell-connected security systems
- Patrolled yards
Our Bonded Transportation Services
In addition to our warehouse facilities and comprehensive inventory management and order-fulfillment services, we’re proud to provide Customs bonded trucking and delivery solutions. Both our Pacific Northwest and Midwest locations offer line hauls (routes from city to city) throughout Oregon and Washington and Missouri, Illinois, and the surrounding areas, respectively. We can transport shipments of any size, including FTL (full truckload) and LTL (less than truckload).
We also provide integrated drayage-to-warehouse services to meet your short-distance transportation needs. When you need shipping-container or bulk freight picked up and transported securely to our state-of-the-art warehouse facilities, we can handle this for you quickly and efficiently. You can trust our logistics experts at Bridgetown Enterprises to handle all of your imported goods from the moment they arrive on US soil until we deliver them to their final destination.
Import Your Goods with the help of Bridgetown Trucking
We’ve been in business for over 20 years, and we’ve built a reputation for efficiency, integrity, and flexibility when it comes to meeting our clients’ specific needs. Your business is important to us, and we look forward to working with you.