Shipping to or from Tampa

Whether your freight transportation needs are intermodal, LTL, truckload, or rail, FreightCenter expertly handles shipping freight to or from Tampa, FL - making it easy and affordable. Our partnerships with top freight companies in Tampa, FL 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.

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.


Tampa, Florida has the seventh largest port in the United States. It is Florida’s largest tonnage port. The economy of the city is driven by retail, national defense, finance, and shipping by sea and air. Manufacturing is prominent in the city with companies such as Jabil Circuit, Sun Hydraulics, and Tropicana Products. National headquarters for Freightcenter is located in the greater Tampa Bay area. Tampa is also home to three Fortune 1000 companies. They are,

  • WellCare Health Plans Inc. is a provider of medicare and Medicaid managed care. They are a holding company with many regional offices. These offices are located in Miami, New Haven, Chicago, Houston, Baton Rouge, Manhattan, and Marietta.

  • Bloomin’ Brands is a restaurant holding company that owns and operates four chains. These restaurants include Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Outback Steakhouse.

  • Teco Energy is an energy holding company. They provide electricity and natural gas products to its consumers.