Our Core Services

A Full Service Import Export Container Terminal

Over 90 Years and 4 Generations of Industry Experience

Container Services

Our Core Services

Project Cargo

Project Cargo Project freight services Heavy / Out of Gauge Cargo Management and Handling Crating and packing Break Bulk Prep Flat rack and open top loading Specialized Cargo World Trade Distribution offers all the project cargo management and handling capabilities, versatility and expertise you need for project freight of any… Read More »

Trucking, Drayage & Delivery

Container Drayage, Trucking & Intermodal Delivery Freight Services Licenses, endorsements, and permits include: TWIC HAZMAT TABC Super Heavy Weight Permitted World Trade Distribution offers integrated container trucking and container drayage services. Our trucking fleet has been handling drayage needs for Houston’s Marine Terminals and rail ways for the past 30… Read More »

Export Freight Management

Export Freight Management Services for export CFS include: Freight Consolidation LCL and FCL loads Transloading Break Bulk Logistics Container Drayage Export Packing Crating, skidding, blocking and bracing NCB (National Cargo Bureau) Inspections Loading over 7000 containers of consolidated export freight a year, World Trade Distribution’s CFS is the Gulf Coast’s… Read More »

Freight Management

Houston International Container Freight Management Our services include: Export container freight management Imports container freight management Transloading Cross-docking Freight consolidation & deconsolidation Container packing and unpacking Customs bonded warehouse storage Intermodal LTL and LCL freight services Break bulk handling, storage, preparation, consolidation CES exams GO (General Order Storage) Container drayage… Read More »

Centralized Examination Station

Houston Centralized Examination Station- US Customs CES We offer a full line of US customs clearance, customs compliance, and exam related import services at our CES: Trade Exam Services: Duty, Product Compliance, Copyright, USDA, FDA, F&W CET Exam Services: Security and Contraband Trucking: Local drayage and/or delivery. Country of Origin… Read More »

Customs Bonded Warehousing

Advantages of Using our Customs Bonded Warehouse / Yard Licenses, endorsements, and permits include: Payment of Duties is deferred until import cargo is entered for consumption or reexport. Acts as a safe haven for Items subject to quota or other import restrictions while alternative logistics are worked out. Handling and… Read More »

A Full Service Import, Export Container Terminal

For over 35 years World Trade Distribution, Inc has provided logistics, warehousing, and shipping services at their container freight station in Houston, Texas.

From cotton distribution in the early 1900s, to international and domestic distribution for the last 50 years, World Trade Distribution’s CFS has continued to provide the most complete line of Houston – based, high quality, international freight handling, storage and transportation services to Houston’s import export community.

World Trade Distribution is renowned for simplifying complicated trans -loads and high volume freight consolidations. We have been managing various import & export logistics and various cargo and container freight management services for over 30 years. Our reputation for providing quality logistics services in the Houston and the greater Texas Gulf region is endorsed by some of the largest NVOCCs (non-vessel operator common carrier), freight forwarders, and freight owners in the country.

  • Export Consolidation
  • Haz-Mat Handling and Storage
  • Import Deconsolidation
  • CES Services
  • Project Cargo Services
  • Bonded Warehousing
  • High Value Commodity Storage
  • Distribution Packing & Crating
  • Featherweight Trucking

Over 90 Years and 4 Generations of Industry Experience

In addition to export management services, our import services provide seamless and cost effective solutions for whatever import needs our customers may require. Our on-site centralized examination station (CES) provides timely solutions for every import headache that can occur and our expert customer service staff is experienced in working through customs issues.

  • 4th Generation family owned business
  • Average employee retention is 18 years
  • Fully insured and bonded
  • Asset based
  • Oldest CES facility in the country
  • Non union labor

Container Freight Services

Providing the most complete line of international container & cargo freight management, handling, delivery, and pick-up services.

World Trade’s Houston container freight station is strategically located less than 30 minutes from any of Houston’s container terminals or rail ramps. Our local drayage and intermodal transport and trucking services throughout the Houston area are always on time and competitively priced. All of our drivers are Hazmat and TWIC certified. Heavy haul services for out of gauge cargo, overweight containers, and breakbulk cargos are also available. World Trade Distribution provides the most complete line of international container & cargo freight management, handling, delivery, and pick-up services.

Whether you are an import broker, freight forwarder, steamship line, or N.V.O.C.C., we are the strongest link in your transportation chain. Let our container freight management experts take care of all your inspections, loading and unloading, consolidation, and transportation needs.


Our Core Services

CFS Tracking System

Our CFS export tracking system has the ability to track and document every piece of freight that comes through

NTEP Certified Dimensioning and Weighing System

We use Cargo Spectre’s automated dimensioning and weighing systems to feed our export tracking system

Customer Accessible Camera Surveillance System

World Trade uses over 120 cameras spread throughout the complex. Footage is saved for 30 days in HD quality

If We Can’t Containerize It, It Can’t Be Containerized

Our skill and experience means we can handle any challenge – Even yours.


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