Whether your freight transportation needs are intermodal, LTL, truckload, or rail, FreightCenter expertly handles shipping freight from Tampa, FL to San Francisco, CA - 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.
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.
The Golden Gate Bridge and severe fog isn’t all that San Francisco is known for. Through several means of measurement, the San Francisco Bay area is one of the most crucial international trade gateways in the U.S. Many high value goods are shipped from the area, with electronics being one of the top revenue generating items. San Francisco is also referred to as Silicon Valley, home to the headquarters of Google, Apple, and Facebook.
San Francisco offers shippers many different shipping options, including rail, ocean, and air. However, freight shipping by rail brings in the highest amount of volume and is a safe and reliable choice for any shipper.
While the weather climate is typically mild, the roads and traffic flow are not as agreeable. Due to San Francisco’s long history, many roads are very worn and even closed in some cases. Be sure to inform your booking agent of any road closures near you when booking your shipment. Bad traffic flow can also cause delays in transit time for truckers.