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Lynden International moves to new Puerto Rico location

Posted on Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Freight to Puerto RicoLynden International, a full-service freight forwarding and logistics company, recently relocated its Puerto Rico Service Center to offer new opportunities for customers. The new facility, in Carolina's Sabana Garden Industrial Park, is three miles closer to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport with a covered loading platform to ensure cargo is protected from Puerto Rico's unpredictable weather. Both the office and warehouse space are geared towards efficiency and improved communication. Lynden International has over 30 years experience moving cargo to, from, and within Puerto Rico.

"After more than 30 years on the island, Lynden continues its commitment to meet and anticipate customers' needs. This relocation is part of that ongoing effort," says Frank Butler, Southeast Regional Manager. "The new Lynden facility will also be open outside of regular business hours to accommodate any after-hours shipping or forwarding requests."

Besides offering air and ocean services, licensed customs brokers and an experienced staff, Lynden provides intra-island and international import and export services. "We are ready to receive customers' freight for storage, management or 3PL business opportunities," Butler explains. "We now have the option of providing permanent warehouse space for offshore customers with an increased yard area and future options for more warehouse space on either side."

Lynden International is one of the Lynden family of companies whose combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.

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Lynden International launches enhanced ocean service to Puerto Rico

Posted on Thu, Aug 02, 2012

Lynden International Logo

Lynden International, a full-service freight forwarding and logistics company, is offering an enhanced ocean product to support customers in Puerto Rico and in other retail markets. Lynden has served customers on the island since 1977 by consolidating freight in the U.S., then shipping, receiving and warehousing goods at its San Juan office.

“Lynden has always offered customers an ocean product, but it’s now a more defined service with a consistent schedule, faster transit times and a competitive price,” explains Juancarlos Cruz, District Manager in Puerto Rico. Two new Domestic Ocean Service center points have been added to Lynden’s existing Nashville consolidation point. Lynden also added a truck route twice a week from Los Angeles to Nashville to catch the twice-weekly sailing to San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Most other forwarders offer one only consolidation per week,” Cruz notes.

As part of the enhanced ocean service, Lynden’s online shipping and tracking tool, EZ Commerce, was also improved. When booking shipments through EZ Commerce, customers are now offered a domestic ocean option to move freight to a domestic port in Puerto Rico or Hawaii. This gives customers more flexibility when choosing a shipping mode and allows them to ship both priority and deferred using existing EZ Commerce draft and address book functions. The enhancements are a direct result of the growth in ocean shipping and Lynden’s commitment to streamline the process for customers.

“One of our fastest growing products is ocean less-than-container-load and full-container-load (LCL/FCL) services,” Cruz says. “This increase allows us to go to our ocean carriers and negotiate more competitive rates which can then be passed on to our customers.” Lynden’s facility in Carolina, Puerto Rico features a 35,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art warehouse with nine dock doors to receive customers’ freight for warehouse management or 3PL business opportunities. In addition to warehousing, Lynden offers reliable and affordable air and ocean services, customs brokerage and delivery throughout the island. Lynden’s fleet of four tractor-trailers and smaller trucks offer customers complete delivery coverage inside and outside the metro area. Lynden also provides retailers with white glove service for delivery of furniture and electronics including unwrapping, assembling and setting up merchandize inside customers’ homes.

Lynden International is one of the Lynden family of companies whose combined capabilities include: worldwide air and ocean forwarding,  international shipping, freight shipping and logistics, trade show shipping, truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered Hercules L-382 cargo aircraft and multi-modal logistics. Lynden International was voted top forwarder in the 2011 Quest for Quality Awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.

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New Lynden location and services in Carolina, Puerto Rico

Posted on Thu, Jan 06, 2011

Lynden International recently relocated and expanded its Puerto Rico facilities and operations from Guaynabo to Carolina. The new location features a 2,000 square foot office and a 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse with nine dock doors to receive customers’ freight. Lynden also expanded its office and warehouse staff.

Lynden Puerto Rico staff
Photo: Lynden’s Puerto Rico staff. From left to right, Juancarlos Cruz, Víctor Velazquez, Sasha Alarcón, Efraín Rivera, Jacqueline Maldonado, Rafael Acevedo, María Rivera, Xavier Rosario and Gilberto Padro.

“We are now closer to the airport in a dedicated business district with a gated facility and a 24-hour security guard,” says Lynden’s Puerto Rico District Manager Juancarlos Cruz. “Our expanded warehouse gives customers more options for storage, warehouse management and 3PL business. We also added eight 24-foot trucks and two reefers to better serve our customers.”

The Puerto Rico economy has suffered recently from government layoffs and rising unemployment. “Considering the state of the economy here, we are even more pleased to be adding to staff and growing our business,” Juancarlos notes.

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