Houston to Tampa freight shipping

Whether your freight transportation needs are intermodal, LTL, truckload, or rail, FreightCenter expertly handles shipping freight from Houston, TX to Tampa, FL - making it easy and affordable. Our partnerships with top freight companies in Houston, TX allow us to offer volume-discounted freight rates, backed by our Lowest Price Guarantee. Get a free, Instant Freight Quote and book your shipment today.

Houston Freight Shipping

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Houston freight shipping services include a heavy mix of ocean and air, as well as truck and rail due to its strong road infrastructure, two airports and a busy ocean port. Houston has the highest population of any Texas city and it is also the fourth largest city in the entire US. Rich in commercial enterprise, Texas leads the nation in industries like agriculture, energy, electronics, and many more.

The most common freight shipping types in Houston:

  • Shipping consumer goods to China by ocean container
  • Distributing petroleum products to the rest of the state by rail
  • Cross-border shipments that need to enter Mexico

Tampa Freight Shipping

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Home to FreightCenter's headquarters, the Tampa Bay Area also hosts Port Tampa Bay (formerly known as “Port of Tampa”) in Hillsborough County. Located in Tampa’s downtown area, the port opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, Tampa has seen tremendous growth in cargo container shipping. Port Tampa Bay ranks 16th in the country for freight volume to the continental United States. The port also sees heavy volume in foreign imports and exports.

Besides ocean freight and over the road trucking, shipping to Tampa, FL can be done via rail freight or intermodal transportation, as well. CSX has a major rail yard in Tampa where lines connect to major cities in Florida, such as: Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tallahassee.

FreightCenter partners will a large network of regional and nationwide carriers to find capacity for loads moving in and out of Tampa, FL and metro area.