Years ago, as world-market demand for our pure white pumice grew, we understood that we wouldn’t excel as a planet-spanning pumice supplier if we didn’t develop a true in-house expertise in worldwide logistics. The ability to ship pumice anywhere and in any amount—packaged as needed for the end use—meant we couldn’t simply rely on a collection of shippers to fine-tune the details and trim out the inefficiencies.
Hess Pumice employs robust, custom-developed process software that carefully tracks each order from plant through delivery, handling the shipping and export documentation, wringing out mistakes and cost creep every step of the way.
We have a dedicated logistics specialist on staff who constantly monitors the dynamics of global transportation, negotiating contracts with and monitoring performance of our road, rail, and marine shippers. The regulations in place worldwide concerning imported products also demand a specialist’s on-going attention, as every load of pumice must arrive in-country properly documented and within published regulation so it can be quickly moved to its final destination.
We know how important it is that your supply chain runs smoothly. That means the pumice you order arrives precisely on spec, when needed, packaged conveniently for end use, and shipped by the most economical means possible. We consistently deliver on our “on-spec, on-time” promise because we mine, refine, package, and expertly ship all pumice from our headquarters in Idaho. This process integration is uncommon in the pumice industry...and even more impressive when you consider the volumes we process and destinations we ship to.
Wherever you are, we’ll get it there. Hess has successfully shipped pumice to just about every corner of the earth. We’ll package and deliver pumice for shipment in small canisters or load it in bulk rail cars (100 tons each). We’ll even air freight pumice at a customer’s request when timing is critical.
We maintain a stock of all standard grades and in most cases can ship orders from our warehouse immediately, thus reducing order lead times. Orders for non-stocking grades require only a two-week lead time.
Contact us with your requirements (specs, packaging, quantities, other) and we can provide pricing information on FOB or Freight Collect basis anywhere in the world.
|By Truck:||By Rail:|
|Bulk or Pneumatic||Boxcar|
|Dry Van||Covered Hopper|
|Flat Bed||Open Hopper|
|Inter-modal||Pressure Differential Car|
We have stocking distributors in 23 countries on every continent except Antarctica, allowing us to deliver pumice quickly and economically worldwide.
Contact our Sales Manager, who will connect you with the pumice distributor that will best meet your needs. In some cases, based on volume and/or location, direct purchasing arrangements can be established.
(208) 766-4777 x142 • firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Typical production turnaround for most pumice grades is two weeks. Please plan accordingly.