COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has opened a new international distribution center to service the Port of Houston. Located less than five miles from the Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals, the facility features 250,000 sq. ft of enclosed space to handle the flow and distribution of cargo.
“We are excited to increase our ability to service the growing needs of shippers that rely on the Port of Houston,” said Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and chief operating officer. “The sheer size of this distribution center dramatically increases our ability to provide more capacity and a wider array of services in the region.”
Averitt has operated in the area for more than two decades. In addition to the new distribution center, Averitt operates a service center located near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
“The proximity of our new facility to the container terminals puts us in a prime position to streamline the inland transportation of international cargo,” said Spain. “We can now reduce the amount of time that containers are on the road by providing drayage and transload services at our facility. Not only does this help reduce the overall container use fees for shippers, it also allows us to quickly move cargo in and out of our LTL and truckload distribution networks.”
Averitt’s expansion in Houston follows the recent openings of new facilities in Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA and Austin, TX.