Atlanta Office



HWC Logistics, with close to 1,000,000 square feet of warehousing space spread over our three locations, provides a complete range of CFS services to all consolidators, freight forwarders and NVOCCs. Ocean import containers are stripped out and segregated by house bill, cleared through Customs at our facility, and then can be shipped to the consignee on our fleet of trucks providing an integrated and efficient supply chain solution.

We provide air import breakdown of both air pallets and loose cargo that we recover from the airlines. Shipper built air pallets can easily be transferred to our CFS in our company roller-bed trucks for fast and efficient breakdown. When you move your pallets to our CFS you are getting faster breakdown times, accurate information as to cargo condition and short reports, providing you with complete control of your consolidation.

All cargo at HWC can be tracked with the click of a button. Our website provides real time availability, charges and POD information. You are just a click away.

Value added services that we offer also include palletizing and shrink-wrap, segregation by product, segregation by distribution center, and short term storage and distribution. We also offer an IPI program for our west coast and east coast consolidators.

  • Ocean & Air Service
  • Customs CFS Station
  • Customs CES Exam Station
  • Customs Bonded Warehouse
  • FDA Exam Station
  • IPI On-Forwarding Service

Customs Bonded Warehousing

HWC Logistics operates and offers our customers the benefits of U.S. Customs Bonded Warehouse storage. This service allows our customers to store goods for up to five years in the bonded warehouse section of our warehouse, deferring the payment of duties until the cargo is entered for consumption. This provides a cash flow advantage for those customers waiting to sell their product. In Atlanta HWC offers Customs Bonded Warehousing, all other locations operate as CFS stations.

Cargo stored in a bonded warehouse can also be manipulated and repacked prior to release and shipment to the final destination. Another benefit of bonded warehouse storage is that cargo can be re-exported out of the U.S. and no duty will have to be paid.


HWC Logistics was chosen by Customs and Border Protection as the first Centralized Exam Station in the Port of Atlanta in 1986. We have held the CES designation ever since.

Our CES staff is fully trained to our CES operations. We handle over 1000 CES transactions a year.

We have a dedicated Customs and Border Protection office on site and we are staffed daily with our own Inspector. This allows us to efficiently prepare the cargo for Customs and get quick turnaround times on exams.

Value added services such as dedicated reefer hookups, heavy lift capabilities, onsite work areas for consignees and online tracking capability that allows our customers to view exam updates and results online make HWC the choice for CES.

General Order

HWC Logistics operates a General Order warehouse where cargo that has not been cleared within 15 days of importation is sent to U.S. Customs.

We offer this General Order service to all airlines, CFS stations, railroads and steamship lines who have to nominate a warehouse to Customs. We provide the transportation of the goods to our warehouse at no cost to the origination station and we will protect your liens on cargo that is cleared. Cargo that is not cleared is sent to auction by U.S. Customs on a regular schedule.

As with all our services we provide web visibility for all shipments located in our warehouse to the trade and originating stations.


HWC Logistics provides courier services to the Atlanta import and export community. We were the originator of this service and have been providing a reliable, neutral and cost effective service to the Atlanta market since 1981. The service we offer include:

  • Airport and Customs courier service
  • Rail line service
  • Runs tailored to your business needs
  • Saturday and Sunday airport courier service
  • Full time dispatcher on duty
  • Floaters on staff to provide extra coverage
  • “Special Delivery” service available
  • Nextel two way radio communications for all drivers
  • P.O.D. service

Contact us today to learn more about our Import services.