Logistics Companies in Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois: Logistics Center of the United States

With access to extensive rail and highway systems, the Chicago metropolitan area is a national leader in freight transportation. In addition, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is a major player in air-cargo shipments. Finally, the Port of Chicago, located on Lake Michigan and connecting into the Great Lakes waterway system, allows for cargo transportation by ship. With proximity to all of these support networks, it’s no surprise that Chicago is a leading city in intermodal transport.

Chicago, IL. Logistics Service

AmerTrans Logistics is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. That means that we not only have access to this vast transportation system, but we also know how to navigate it. To thrive in a logistics hub like Chicago, we provide a slate of services to keep your supply chain moving safely and efficiently.

Logistics Challenges: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a great strain on supply chain demands, and the Chicago market is no different. Labor shortages, increased fuel surcharge rates, and limited warehouse capacity worldwide have presented significant logistic challenges.

At AmerTrans Logistics, we’re prepared to provide the services you need in these difficult times.  With offices in Chicago, we have access to major freight, air, and sea logistic support. And, our experience and personalized customer service make us stand out in this field. For over twenty five years, we have provided our clients with specific solutions to their most challenging problems. From transportation to distribution and supply chain management, we have everything you need to get your products where they need to go on time.


From shipment on trucks and trains to cargo ships and planes, we can arrange it all. And, we use the latest technology to arrange every detail. Our transportation management system (TMS) is the digital platform that we use to organize every aspect of each shipment, including tracking.

Some of the transportation services that we offer include:

-Full Truckload Shipments (FTL)

Less Than Full Truckload Shipments (LTL)

-Straight Truck Transport

-Local Transportation

Warehousing and Distribution

We’re also ready to solve your warehousing and distribution challenges. Whether you have short, long-term, or flexible warehousing needs, we can help. We’re prepared to provide storage, cross-docking, and inventory solutions. In addition, we can inventory, pack, and ship your cargo according to your specifications. And, our management system will reflect all updates and changes to inventory in real time so that you will always be able to communicate a current inventory to your customers.

Global Logistics

Shipping cargo around the world requires specialized help. As experts in global logistics, we’ll provide the support you need to keep your business moving. Our success in global logistics starts with our partnerships. Thanks to our close relationships with customs brokers and freight forwarders, we have the network to efficiently move your cargo and freight around the world.

Not only are we experts in container shipping, but we’re also skilled in import and export processes. We understand the paperwork that you need to cross international borders, and we’ll help you clear customs quickly.

Local Storage

Local storage is the ability to store cargo-whether loose products or pallets-at a location near your final destination. We provide local storage solutions that include climate-controlled, securely monitored spaces of all sizes.

Temperature-Controlled Logistics

We also provide transportation and storage for perishable cargo items, like pharmaceuticals, food, and plants. Working with you, we determine the optimal conditions for your cargo-cooled, chilled, or frozen. You’ll choose a less-than-full truckload (LTL) or full truckload shipping (FTL). We can even provide temperature-controlled solutions during cargo transfer in the case of intermodal shipping.


Moving a shipment from one mode of transport to another, or transloading, may include moving shipments from one area to another and reorganizing items per the customer’s request. In addition, we can break down pallets into smaller shipments (reconsolidate) or put items on new pallets (deconsolidate).

AmerTrans Logistics: Your Chicago, IL. Logistics Services Company

If you have a logistics challenge, contact us for a free, no obligation quote. We know that you can’t afford mistakes. We’ll discuss potential solutions, and together, we’ll create a plan that will keep your business running smoothly.

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