Hudson is a leading carrier and distributor of a wide variety of commodities worldwide with access to fleets of over 50 dry bulk vessels backed by 51 years of knowledge and expertise. By using the best market techniques to meet customer needs coupled with innovative logistics solutions, Hudson’s worth extends beyond ships and experience. Our diverse network of global relationships gives us the strength to ensure the efficient and reliable transportation of customer goods.
Barging along narrow waterways is the most efficient method of transporting goods. A single barge has equivalent capacity to 15 rail cars or 60 truck trailers. A single tugboat can handle multiple barges, providing excellent opportunities to take advantage of economies of scale. While obvious geographical limitations apply, Hudson works with clients to determine if lightering into barges can be a cost effective method of transporting their goods.
In recent years, intermodal shipping has become a more popular, modern, budget-friendly, alternative to truckload shipping. While this mode of transportation has existed for centuries, today, technological advancements in the world of intermodal logistics have made intermodal shipping nearly as fast as truckload shipping. Hudson is able to offer worldwide intermodal solutions as part of our logistics services.
In a supply chain system, it is common that carriage begins and ends with road transportation. Responsive and adaptable, trucks move over 60% of the world’s freight. Hudson engages with trucking carriers across the globe to ensure our customers' goods are moved quickly and efficiently when transporting oversized or smaller cargoes.