Container Freight Station (CFS)
A facility where freight shipments are consolidated or de-consolidated and staged between transport legs. A CFS is typically located in proximity to an ocean, port, or airport, where cargo containers are transported to and from.
UPS assigns the following CFSs to each approved Trade Direct shipper:
Origin CFS - An operations facility in the origin country where freight shipments are consolidated and from which the consolidated movement is then sent to the destination CFS.
Destination CFS - An operations facility in the destination country where freight shipments are de-consolidated and from which individual shipments are then sent to the ultimate consignee.