Industry Announcements

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  • According to TTS LLC, a Dallas-based third-party provider of transportation and logistics management services, its independent agent, Brandi Patterson ships between 400 and 500 vehicles per week and is forecasting $6 million in sales this year.

    More information here. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Ryder System Inc, a North America-based provider of commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, has selected LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru as the primary application for supply chain design and vehicle route optimization throughout the company's global enterprise.

    More information here. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • GB Group has decided to implement Tideworks terminal operating system (TOS) solutions for its greenfield container terminal, Port Lafito, S.A., in Haiti.

    Located just 19 kilometers north of the Port-au-Prince industrial zone and international airport, Port Lafito's primary objective is to deliver a modern port and terminal operations to efficiently serve the needs of both Haitian and international markets. Port Lafito forms part of an integrated economic zone project being developed by GB Group on 300 hectares of privately owned land.

    More information here. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • I.D. Systems Inc., a provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, has appointed industry veteran Norman Ellis to the position of chief operating officer. Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' customer-facing operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation, and support.

    More information here. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • (FSW), an e-commerce company focused on high-quality food service equipment and supplies, has signed a ten-year lease to occupy 475,200 square feet of warehousing and distribution space in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, the world's largest underground business complex in Kansas City, Mo. The lease also includes options for FSW to grow to 792,000 square feet over the next four years. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Deborah Mertz has joined SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies Inc., as chief financial officer. Mertz has over thirty years of experience in both publicly and privately held companies and has held various senior accounting positions.

    More information here. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • TBB Global Logistics, which specializes in the development, design, and management of supply chain strategy for small to mid-sized businesses, has announced two staff promotions.

    Peggy Stewart has been promoted to international operations manager. A licensed customs broker with an extensive background in international business outsourcing, Stewart oversees the company's non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and brokerage service lines and is responsible for recruiting and hiring new associates to manage international operations.

    Elizabeth Sheffield has moved into the role of export supervisor. In this role, Sheffield manages all client-related export activities, from air and ocean transportation to forwarding and logistics services. A team of export specialists reports to her. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Gloabl supply chain risk management company icix, has released Direct Test, a cloud-based application designed for product safety compliance. For the first time, trading partners have a robust solution that automates the collection and management of third-party product tests to efficiently monitor and address safety and regulatory requirements.

    More information here. (July 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Flash Global Logistics, an aftermarket third-party logsitics service provider for service parts, has selected Paul Tran as a director of business development. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Clark Material Handling Co. will offer its dealer network the ability to purchase a special pink "Clark Raising Hope" CBX cargo box burden carrier to support this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event to be held in Lexington, Ky., on October 4, 2014.

    Donations from the Clark Dealers will be presented at the Race for the Cure along with a matching contribution from Clark. High contributing dealers will again be recognized by Clark as a 2014 "Clark Raising Hope Champion." Champions will be acknowledged on the Race for the Cure team shirt, national advertising, and national press releases and will receive a 2014 Clark Raising Hope Champion Plaque for display at their dealership.

    More information here. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Invata Intralogistics, Inc., specialists in material handling systems integration and warehouse software and controls, will install a Gebhardt AS-RS system featuring a Mini Load AS-RS Crane and the first Shuttle AS-RS to be used in the U.S. market later this year.

    The move is the result of a strategic alliance that began in January 2013 between Gebhardt Group's, Gebhardt Material Handling Systems, of Sinsheim Germany and Invata in which the companies have been working to combine the German-engineered, AS-RS technology with U.S.- built and -supported control systems for use in the U.S. market.

    More information here. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Patrick Hughes has joined Ports America Stevedoring as breakbulk sales director with responsibilities for coordinating and driving customer satisfaction, business development, and market growth. Hughes will report to Ports America Stevedoring Vice President Breakbulk Chris Smith. Prior to joining Ports America, Hughes led the regional sales team at CMA CGM (America) Inc. He worked for 18 years at Sea-Land Services in sales, marketing, yield management ,and refrigerated services. Hughes also owned and operated a third-party logistics company. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Tungsten Corp., the global trading network, has appointed Richard M. Hurwitz as chief executive officer for the Americas and Peter Schiff Smith as senior director, major account management.
    Prior to joining Tungsten, Rick was the CEO of Pictometry International where he led a successful exit for its shareholders, while Peter comes to Tungsten from Citigroup.
    (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • UPS, a global provider of logistics services, announced its latest expansion plan in Brazil. The expansion in the state of São Paulo includes the opening of nine new operating facilities, which will increase the company's countrywide network by 78 percent to reach more than 200 cities. The nine operating locations are set to be completed by May 2015. The company will also increase the size of its ground fleet to 115 vehicles.

    More information here. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Yusen Logistics has expanded its cross-border trucking services for Indochina with the launch of temperature-controlled LTL services for food products.

    With reefer trucks often used for road transportation of food products and other chilled cargo, solutions can be costly with scheduling issues, as trucks sometimes need to be chartered even for small orders, or postponed until more cargo can be consolidated.

    Yusen Logistics has launched temperature controlled LTL services using reefer trucks. These services enable consolidation, flexible scheduling and reduced transportation costs in comparison with chartered trucks. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Shanghai signed a formal agreement to exchange information, technical expertise, and best practices to expand use of shore power at the Port of Shanghai. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Forklift supplier Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced three new managerial appointments: Michael Heyden will serve as national field manager, parts & service; Chris Olsen takes on the role of national sales manager-national accounts; and Steve Tadd joins as national marketing manager. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Internet-based chassis reservation exchange has expanded its online chassis leasing and management tools with the development of an app for iPhone and Android. It is the only app on the market that allows chassis users to find, reserve, and track their history via smart phone. It is available to the public for free via the respective app stores. (July 21, 2014) | permalink
  • Santana Equipment Trading Co. has hired Jeff Wickman as its summer intern for 2014. Wickman currently studies at Butler University in Indiana and will graduate with a B.A. in marketing in 2015. During his time with Santana Equipment Trading Co., Wickman will be assisting the company in all aspects of sales, purchasing, and marketing. He will also be conducting research to help the company further expand its international business operations.

    More information here. (July 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Muller, a manufacturer of load containment solutions, has acquired the Carlyle Group. Muller will now operate as a stand-alone business under the Signode Industrial Group. The company's products are sold around the world under the Muller brand as well as: Yellow Jacket, Haloila, Mima, GaleWrap and two new additions, Lachenmeier and Lock n' Pop. (July 17, 2014) | permalink

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