The Container Store has benefited tremendously by increasing our weight per container from 40,000 lbs to the maximum of 56,000 lbs for product shipping from our plant in Sweden. By taking advantage of the dramatic weight increase per container, we have reduced the number of annual containers from 600 per year to 428. All containers shipping from Sweden arrive at the port in Houston. We have established a great partnership with Gulf Winds who moves the containers from the port directly across the street to their facility and then transloads the 56,000 lb containers to 40,000 lb truckloads to ship to our facility. Our freight costs are dramatically reduced which has had a significant impact on helping to offset the rising fuel and overall freight costs.
Mike Coronado | Director Of Distribution The Container Store