Posted by Business Insider on Friday, March 29, 2018 08:19:56The world’s biggest freight carrier, Harbour Freight, has opened its first store in Harbor, Florida, in the Florida Keys.
The company is using its own cars, and is taking on the port authority to make the journey from Miami to its port.
Harbor Freight said it will serve customers who are already on the road and are travelling by car.
Its drivers have had to make stops and take the train to get from Florida to Miami.
“It’s the first step to being able to operate in the Port of Miami,” the company’s founder and chief executive officer, Michael Hines, said.
The company, which employs 1,500 people, has a fleet of 1,300 cars, each with its own crew and driver.
The cars have to be serviced by Harbour Freights drivers, and are driven by a human, he said.
“They are very, very reliable, and that is what we are trying to achieve here in Harport,” he said of the company.
He added that the company was going to invest in its workforce, to hire more drivers.
“We are a new type of company here in Florida, and we are very excited to start this journey.”
The company operates in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s central and northern regions, and parts of South Florida.
Hines said it would have to start by buying its trucks from the US and then lease them from the company to ferry cargo to the port.
The trucks are not fully equipped for the task, he added.
The car company is also going to use a fleet-wide contract system to hire drivers, he told Business Insider.
“So you’ll hire them all.
And then we’ll get the trucking to start moving.”
The vehicles are owned by the Florida Port Authority, which owns the PortMiami terminal in Harland, and will be shipped to the ports of Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida.
Harbour Freight is also getting involved in the construction of a new terminal in St Augustine, Florida.
The terminal, which is expected to open in 2018, will be used to transfer containers from Miami-Dade County, which includes Harbor Freights, to the mainland, Hines said.