Colley is the name frequently associated with both Colley Warehouse
and Dock Lift Service and the one most familiar to its industry.
While all three perform their distinctive functions, they can operate
as a single unit, handling an assortment of duties. These may include
freight forwarding, (which became a natural outgrowth of its weighing
and sampling operation in 1982), to drayage (which evolved from
its warehousing operations in 1985). Sampling is still routinely
performed wherein containers are brought to the warehouse, their
cargo unloaded and the containers returned to the shipyard.
While E.C. Colley stores and arranges for shipment of cargo brought
to the port, it can also supervise the loading, inspection and processing
of goods either at dockside or at its own warehouse. Colley handles
clients inventory and assumes responsibility for its inspection.
When necessary, repair and reconditioning of all crates and/or cargo
are also performed. Cargo loaded onto trucks at dockside, however,
becomes the sole responsibility of Dock Lift which also examines
the overall condition of its clients freight and advises its
customers as to its findings.
In addition to these and other services, including the daily faxing
of trucks loaded, E.C. Colley also provides railcar siding for its
clients. Serviced by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, Colley
has ready access to all major railroad lines, ensuring the timely
delivery of all client goods.