With a metropolitan population of more than half a million, Portland is far and away the largest city in the state of Maine. The town is also one of the most important economic centers of New England. As the name “Portland” implies, this economic importance stems in large part from the city’s status as a major port for international shipping— but it doesn’t stop there! Portland is also a center of food processing, farm equipment manufacturing, warehousing, and artificial intelligence research. These myriad activities have combined to make this city one of New England’s most successful, as is clear from its low unemployment rate, high median income, and overall economic productivity.
AirFreight.com does its part to keep Portland productive and prosperous. As an expedited freight specialist with connections all over North America, we combine intimate local knowledge of Portland’s needs with intercontinental resources. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate the supply needs of Portland businesses, plan ahead, and hit the ground running as soon as we receive an order. Whether you need us to truck over items from nearby New England cities or coordinate a delivery over thousands of miles within a single day, we’re up to the task. Portland businesses need do nothing more than sit back, relax, and wait for their items.
As the economic capital of Maine, Portland has to deal with all the logistical problems that cities playing this role encounter— traffic jams, road closures, the works. But Portland also faces a more unique set of challenges thanks to its added status as a port city. When international shippers frequently land in and leave from your harbor, they tend to attract intense interest from businesses across the country. On any given day, myriad companies are trying to ship items into Portland in time to get them onto the next outbound ship, while myriad others are scrambling to buy up and carry away items that inbound ships are delivering. This scramble adds to traffic congestion and road damage above and beyond what the city’s other economic activities are contributing, and thus makes it an enormous challenge for local businesses to obtain their supplies on time.
Timely supplies are AirFreight.com’s specialty. As an expert in expedited freight for Portland, we have the skills and resources to complete any delivery into the city in less than 24 hours. Regardless of what’s going on in the harbor or out on the roads, you can depend on us to deliver your supplies swiftly, securely, and successfully.
The first step in the AirFreight.com strategy for speedy shipments is to cut out the lengthy journey to our clients’ supply points. Rather than spend hours or days driving from Portland to get your supplies, we rely on trucks that are already strategically located close to your starting point. Our network of vehicles and trucks spans every major city, state, and province in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Once you tell us where we’ll be picking up your supplies, we’ll be able to get a tuck out there in just two hours. That truck will load your items and head right for Portland, or to the closest airport if you’re using our air services. By positioning ourselves to load and deliver your items without an initial trip out to pick them up, we reduce our delivery times drastically while giving ourselves the flexibility to serve any client with any supply point.
In addition to securing quick access to your items, AirFreight.com also makes sure that the people we send to pick them up are highly skilled and trustworthy. When we assembled our network of affiliated drivers, we specifically looked for people who had proven their ability to work quickly while taking good care of the items in their payloads. We make sure that you never have to hand your items over to anyone we wouldn’t trust with our own property. We also ensure that these drivers have the support they need to do their jobs effectively at all times. To that end, we pair our drivers up and require them to share the workload evenly so that each driver has a chance to rest while the other is at the wheel. This way, our drivers get all the rest they need to do their jobs safely, yet they don’t have to stop the trucks overnight, further reducing the time our deliveries take.
Once we’ve sent your items on that route, we keep an eye on it to make sure no unexpected issues arise to reduce its speediness or security. By triangulating truck and plane tracking data with weather, traffic, and maintenance reports, we make sure each leg of the journey is unobstructed before your supplies reach it. Should a problem occur that threatens to derail or delay your shipment, we’ll work quickly to compensate. Our coordinator team keeps alternate plans on hand from when we plotted the route. As soon as we need to, we’ll direct the driver onto one of these routes or request that the airline switches your items to a different connecting flight. In this way, we make sure that our services are as reliable as they are rapid.
AirFreight.com is always available to provide speedy delivery solutions in Portland and across Maine. To learn more or schedule an order, call (800) 713-1000 or visit AirFreight.com today.