“I have to say Century Transportation's customer service was outstanding and we will continue to use their service in the future for all of our tradeshow transportation needs.”
Tammy D Evergetis
“We do a lot of shipping for trade shows around the country and have been very pleased with every aspect of service from Century Transportation, from our customer service representative, to the professionalism of the drivers, as well as making sure the load gets picked up at the right location and on time.”
Century is an exhibit transportation specialist and full service decorator that concentrates on the individual exhibitor as well as show management. We offer an unmatched combination of experience, turn-key in-house services, a talented team of industry professionals and a reputation for unforgettable service.
Founded by Michael Mount in 1997, Century began it's operations in a small office in Huntington Beach, CA with only three employees. Over the past 11 years, Century has grown into a company that possess over 50 years of combined transportation experience, with seven offices nationwide, a 10,000 square foot warehouse and 14 of its own 53' air ride full logistics trucks.
Century's goal is simple...to provide high-quality, hassle-free, value-added service to our clients across the nation. Through continuing emphasis on service excellence, Century has achieved extraordinary growth.
Century Show Services, a division of Century Transportation Services is on the rise. As the General Contractor of the annual Breast Imaging Conference (BIC) for over 10 years, Century’s Show Services division was looking to expand. As of spring 2008, we have secured the General Contractor position for the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) Show for 2009. We pride ourselves on being able to give exceptionally personalized service to the show management teams as well as their exhibitors we work with. We are excited about the growth of this division and anticipate that it will continue.
Century’s transportation division currently works closely with several van lines after only associating with Atlas Van Lines for many years. This has greatly increased Century's ability to handle the demand of van line required shipments from its clientele. Century is able to transport both fully containerized exhibit properties as well as blanket-wrapped commodities. Century’s van line drivers are highly qualified and extensively trained in the movement of exhibits and other specialized goods. Our fleet of trucks are all fully equipped with straps, pads and load bars and have high cubic-foot capacity.
Century has a close association with several major airfreight carriers both domestically and internationally. We provide same day, next day and deferred services. Century's network allows us to charter flights whenever necessary and we are able to provide service from any point of origin to any destination worldwide.
Century coordinates transportation of ocean containers (20', 40' and 40' High Cube) utilizing various steamship lines to and from global ports.
International document preparation is imperative when shipping internationally. Century's knowledgeable staff assists their clients with proper documents whether a shipment is moving on a temporary import bond (TIB), permanent import or carnet. We make available to all our clients, the required paperwork for all types of shipments on our website.
On a daily basis, Century handles multi-million dollar medical equipment for GE Healthcare and other clients. In handling this type of equipment over the years, we have become experts in handling all types of high value products (HVP). Not only do we handle HVP in and out of tradeshows, but also as product moves and distributions.
Show site supervision is often required and/ or requested by a bulk of our clients. With our multiple offices nationwide we are able to effortlessly have personnel on site at conventions across the country when deemed necessary. We supervise freight load in and load out as well as assist our clients in properly completing any shipping paperwork at the conclusion of the show.
Storage of exhibit properties in-between shows throughout the year is usually mandatory. We offer warehouses nationwide to our clients to utilize. Whether storage needs are short term or long term, we are able to accommodate the individual needs of our clients. Warehousing is also available for HVP and specialty goods – nationwide.
Century has a developed system; a system that provides and coordinates the most cost effective and safest methods for the shipping of exhibit properties and equipment into and out of tradeshows, seminars, workshops, conferences or any event that requires transportation expertise. Our staff of professionals tracks each of our clients shipments even prior to pick up at origin through the delivery at destination. Our computer system is constantly updated with the most current information regarding all shipments. This information is available at all times to our clients via our website.
Because we understand the on-going changes that occur in the tradeshow forum, our staff is always available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to quickly handle any situation.