Northwest Container Services

Northwest Container
Northwest Container Services’ main terminal is where Lombard turns into North Burgard Road NWCS has top of the line container and chassis handling equipment support a yard design aimed at minimizing the total time our customers’ trucks spend in our facilities.
We repair chassis and steam clean all types of marine containers.
Intermodal Rail: In 1986, NWCS joined forces with the Union Pacific Railroad ( to offer our customers an efficient and dependable overnight train service, the “Daily Direct.” Since its inception, Daily Direct service has grown from the original three days per week to the current six day weekly schedule between Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle terminals. NWCS focuses primarily on meeting steamship line customer cutoffs but works diligently to keep its commitment to all customers.
We provide intermodal trucking of containers from/to marine terminals, rail facilities, export/shipper facilities and distribution centers in the Pacific Northwest.
Our Dispatchers in Portland, coordinate over 30 Owner-Operators, and have developed a reputation as a reliable and cost effective service provider. We communicate daily with shippers and forwarders to plan the most efficient service for handling your trucking requirements.
Container Sales: These quality containers are an excellent option if you need extra storage, work or living space. Do you need a specialized container or one customized to fit your specific needs? We offer modifications to the containers.
NW Container Services (NWCS) is a diversified, customer service oriented company, serving the entire Pacific Northwest. We provide portable storage containers for both short and long term rentals. Delivery to your location is available.

Northwest’s Premier Logistics Provider
On Time Every Time


Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 3:30 pm


11920 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203





Company Responsibility


NWCS knows that social responsibilities begin where we work, play and live our lives. We accept the responsibilities of regional and national citizenship. Wherever we conduct business or invest our resources around the country, we know that our commitment to community success must also take into account social priorities.


NWCS knows that environmental responsibilities impact living and non-living natural systems, including ecosystems, land, air, and water. We promote and strive to contribute toward a community and regional environment in which all people can work safely and live healthy, productive lives, now and in the future. Our goals are to look toward the best environmentally sound solution first and foremost.


NWCS knows that economic responsibilities impact our customers, ownership and employees’ opportunities for sustainable growth, development, and advancement. Achieving our customers and our business objectives requires integrity, leadership, determination, and talent.

Tom Leland,
Tom Leland, Business Development and Sales Manager
  • A NW Container life picks up and moves a loaded container.
  • NW Container Services yard with trucks.

Core Values

Health and Safety

The highest of our priorities is the emphasis of the value of life and in order to achieve this goal we must all make a constant conviction to prepare training, supervision and watching each others back.

Customer-Driven Excellence

Our success is measured by providing our customers with quality, reliable, flexible service and cost effectiveness.

Visionary Leadership

Our senior leaders should regularly communicate strategic direction and create a customer buy-in with focus of clear and visible high values and goals and expectations.

Valuing Customer Feedback

We encourage our customers to challenge our cost saving ideas, operating procedures and safety guidelines in order to meet their present and future requirements.


Meeting the demands of our market and customer challenges demands a rapid, flexibility and customized response and solution.

Focus on Results and Creating Value

Our company’s performance measurements should be used to create and balance value to our key stake holders: customers, employees ownership, suppliers and partners, the public and the community.


Our team members must respect, rely and perform with each other through a strong work ethic, by communicating positively and effectively in order for the customers and company to succeed.

Every Person, Every Idea Counts

Our company’s success depends on encouraging, valuing and respecting the knowledge, skills, creativity and motivation of contributions made from each employee.

Organizational and Personal Learning

Growing, educating and mentoring each employee in order for them to achieve their individual as well as the company’s highest capabilities.

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