Exel announces their selection of 2001 Less-than-Truckload Carriers of the Year. The awards are as follows: Yellow Transportation, 2001 LTL National Carrier of the Year American Freightways, 2001 LTL Inter-Regional Carrier of the Year USF Holland, 2001 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year . Each carrier was selected by Exel's Transportation Services from 44 other certified carriers, based upon a seven point criteria including: operating personnel, administration, information technology, equipment availability, on-time performance, cost and sales personnel. "We chose the categories, keeping in mind the key points we look for in working with carriers," Kevin Potempa, Vice President - LTL Services said. "We believe the on time performance, lack of damage and ease of doing business with these carriers play a vital role in our success, and in turn, make our service more valuable to our customers." Exel will honor each of the selected carriers at a recognition dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz., where they will officially be presented their awards. "These outstanding carriers deserve recognition for their continued performance," said Potempa. "Each one of the selected carriers' partnerships with Exel has contributed to our success as the leading 3pl, getting freight moved on time, every time."
Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Henri Legal Vice President, LTL & Facilities. Henri will be responsible for setting the strategy and business plan for Carlile’s LTL and Facility locations. He joins Carlile most recently from Western Canada Express, Inc. where he was the Vice President, Western Canada Operations and Vice President, Portside Warehousing and Distribution.
After a number of starts and stops, it appears that the new year will bring in fresh opportunities for shipping companies to expand fleets with Lithuanian fleet acquisitions. Both JSC Klaipeda Transport Fleet (KTF) and JSC Lithuanian Shipping Company are set to hit the theoretical auction block. Following are key details of both auctions. JSC Klaipeda Transport Fleet (KTF) KTF is one of the largest Lithuanian shipping companies
Joseph F. H. Cutrona, former executive director of NASSTRAC (the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) from 1978-1998, died Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Naples, Fla. NASSTRAC provides education, advocacy, connections and solutions for professionals involved in all areas of transportation, ranging from full truckload and LTL to containerization and global logistics. Prior to joining the management team of NASSTRAC
Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, announced the expansion of its LCL Export Department with the hiring of Teresa Becker, Miguel Odria and Brian O’Malley in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. headquarters. Becker, Odria and O’Malley’s roles will focus on three key aspects of the business: documentation, customer relations and operations to meet the heightened demand of the company’s continually expanding exports division.
The 70 Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) units are to be shipped from the Port of Baltimore to Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru (the General Body of the Peruvian Volunteer Fire Department) in Lima, Peru, in a collaborative effort between the manufacturers, Spartan ERV (a business unit of Spartan Motors), and non-asset based third party logistics firm England Logistics. England Logistics says that the first 10 units have been transferred to the Port of Baltimore from Spartan's
Data2Logistics 'drives' CARS (Claims & Audit Review System) for faster freight bill auditing Global freight bill processor, auditor and advisor Data2Logistics announce the launch of their Claims & Audit Review System (CARS), improving information flow for shipping clients. The system invigorates the company’s money-saving freight bill auditing ability with enhanced speed, resulting in faster audit cycles
Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru & Uruguay are now included in the expanding ocean transport portfolio of ABF. "With an established presence in Europe, China, India and Southeast Asia countries, South America is a natural extension of our global coverage," said Carlos Martinez-Tomatis , ABF GSCS division vice president. "ABF Global now covers nearly 90 percent of the total ocean international market to and from the United States
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Cargomatic, a Los Angeles-based, privately-owned technology company that matches trucking capacity with shipments, is testing its mobile app to speed up the flow of containerized cargo at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). Cargomatic has developed a peel-off shipping concept that it calls the “Cargomatic Free Flow” program, a web-based solution that optimizes container moves for cargo owners, terminals
Short sea shipping is alive and well on America’s East Coast. In the United States, counties and states directly on the shoreline constitute less than 10 percent of the total land area (not including Alaska), but account for 39 percent of the total population. From 1970 to 2010, the population of these counties increased by almost 40 percent and are projected to increase by an additional 10 million people or 8 percent by 2020
Dr. Jim Giermanski (Chairman, Powers Global Holdings, Inc.) and Chris Giermanski (Director of International Operations, Transportation Services, Inc.) weigh in on the balance between facilitating trade and guaranteeing cargo identity and quantity - and what CPB needs to do to achieve just that.