Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

We Are Investing In Technology

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This past weekend, our team at Midland Courier successfully upgraded our operational and administrative systems in order to serve you better.

Continuous improvement is a core value at Midland. We listen, learn, and pursue new ways to progress and develop. It is with that value in mind, and our vision to be the best service provider in the markets we serve, that we initiated project Fusion—a strategic initiative to significantly upgrade and enhance our business systems.

In order to improve our ability to deliver superior quality service, we partnered with several key vendors to build a solution that would enable us to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. For the past two years, we worked with our vendors to customize, build, and implement this system.

Read more at midlandtransport.com

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Port Houston chassis tight post-Harvey

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18 SEP 2017 – The abrupt shutdown of supply chains ahead of Hurricane Harvey left many chassis out of position.

Motor carriers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) say intermodal chassis supply remains tight as supply chains rush to catch up from Hurricane Harvey’s disruption.

Although most chassis in the Houston area escaped damage, widespread flooding in the region and a six-day port shutdown left many chassis out of position while demand has surged since container terminals reopened on Sept. 1.

Port Houston has been handling container ships at a faster-than-usual clip since resuming operations. The port handled 40 container ships in its first two weeks of post-storm operation. Normal ship volume is about 14 per week.

Read more at gateway-group.com

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DB Schenker Opens its Largest Logistics Center in Madrid

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22-Million-Euro Investment in Network  Unifying land transport, air and ocean freight operations • New terminal employs more than 150 professionals

(Madrid/Frankfurt, November 2017) DB Schenker, the global leader in the field of logistics and transportation, has opened its largest logistics center in Spain in Madrid on a 60,000 m2 plot. It will be home to the domestic and international land transport and project operations, as well as the capital’s air and ocean freight. This new facility represents an investment of 22 million euros, which reflects the company’s strong commitment to continue growing in Spain.

DB Schenker currently has almost 1,000 employees in Spain who are divided among 71 branches, 29 of which are DB Schenker’s own offices, making it one of the country’s biggest transportation companies. This new terminal employs more than 150 professionals. The new terminal has been built based on highly sustainable energy-saving parameters.

Read more at dbschenker.com

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