GIS relocating closer to port
From The Houston Chronicle:
Gulf Intermodal Services has purchased a 10-acre container yard in La Porte, where it will build a new headquarters close to the Port of Houston.
“This site was chosen because it offers quick accessibility to both Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals,” said Will Connell, president of Gulf Intermodal Services. “With the upcoming widening of the Panama Canal and the overall U.S. economy beginning to recover, GIS feels the best location to service its customer base is right in the heart of these two major port operations.”
Part of the IMC companies, Gulf Intermodal Services also has operations in New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., with 140 trucks servicing the intermodal drayage industry. The company moves containers for import or export by truck from the port and railroads for its customers.
The property, at 101 Strang Road, was sold by Penton Investments. Carolyn Fincher with Smith Raines Co. represented Gulf Intermodal Services. Jay Jenckes of The National Realty Group represented the seller.
When the new building is completed, the company will relocate from 3435 N. McCarty Road, which is about 26 miles from the port.
Posted: January 5, 2011