Container Tracking Innovations: 3PL Adoptions and Implementations
One of the challenges for North America’s intermodal industry over the years is the ability to accurately track and report a container’s status while it is in transit.
And while that has traditionally left third-party logistics companies at a disadvantage compared with other modes of transport that utilize GPS-enabled cargo and equipment-tracking sensors, intermodal has taken steps in recent years to catch up.
3PLs, in particular, have been able to greatly improve their operations and shipment visibility thanks in part to cloud-based software and database platforms, as well as the emergence of web-enabled devices that collect, send and act on data they acquire from their surrounding environments using embedded sensors, processors and communication hardware, technology commonly know as the Internet of Things, or loT.Read more
USA: truckload carrier expands its intermodal footprint
The American intermodal logistics provider IMC has acquired Ohio-based TRANSInternational Systems. The family-run intermodal transportation company has nine intermodal freight locations across the USA, including cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Memphis. IMC will merge TRANSInternational’s operations into several of […]Read more
Industry leader – and Memphis-based company – adds Ohio firm to its family
A Memphis-area truckload carrier is continuing to grow its national footprint.
IMC Cos., a national leader in intermodal logistics, announced it acquired Ohio-based TRANSInternational System, effective Oct. 18. TRANSInternational, a family-run intermodal transportation company, was founded in 1973 by Jack Stewart, according to its website. It has nine intermodal freight locations across the U.S., including one in Memphis.
IMC will merge TRANSInternational’s operations into several of its companies: Ohio Intermodal Services, Intermodal Cartage Company, DNJ Intermodal Services, and Atlantic Intermodal Services. (more…)Read more
IMC Companies buys intermodal company, expands national footprint
IMC Companies has acquired TRANSInternational System, an intermodal company based in Worthington, Ohio, that operates intermodal freight terminals in nine U.S. cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland and Memphis.
“I am impressed with TRANSInternational’s leadership, history, services, values and team members,” Mark H. George, chairman of Memphis-based IMC Companies, said in a release. “I look forward to welcoming their team into our family of brands.”
IMC will be merging TRANSInternational System’s operations into its companies Ohio Intermodal Services, Intermodal Cartage Company, DNJ Intermodal Services and Atlantic Intermodal Services. (more…)Read more
Memphis: A Case Study in Resiliency
FLOODING ALONG THE Mississippi River earlier this year disrupted Memphis freight flows, impeding barge traffic and creating rail delays as carriers were forced to reroute shipments around compromised trackage. Combined with tariff uncertainties, this knocked volume expectations for local freight businesses a bit off balance earlier this year. However, 2019 is closing with more stability and a return of consistent cargo flows. Growth for the 2020s is supported by extensive infrastructure improvements under way and national growing inland port interest. (more…)Read more
VP of “Logistics Powerhouse” Snaps Up HR Impact Award
Tera Jackson – Winner
Vice president of human resources, IMC Cos.
A logistics powerhouse that specializes in marine drayage, IMC is focused on creating efficient supply chains. Tera Jackson plays a critical role in the company’s success, overseeing organizational development, recruitment and staffing, employment law, performance management, employee relations, and compensation/benefits. (more…)Read more
Fastest-growing companies in S.C. named for 2019
SC Biz News has announced the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2019.
Each year, the Roaring Twenties awards recognize the 20 fastest-growing large companies and 20 fastest-growing small companies in the state. Those winners have been invited to a statewide event in Columbia honoring them and counting down to the top company in each category. (more…)Read more
Memphis’ top companies show their team spirit
The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of some of the “best” Mid-South companies.
Memphis Business Journal held its 2019 Best Places to Work and HR Impact Awards Oct. 11 at AutoZone Park to celebrate the companies that go way beyond the status quo for their employees.
“The Gallup organization reminds us every couple of years that nearly 70 percent of employees are actively disengaged,” said Joanna Crangle market president and publisher of MBJ. “This stems from an array of challenges, generational differences, shifts in leadership, you name it. … Needless to say, this is scary stuff, except we can’t be scared because we’re sitting amongst those who get it.”Read more
IMC Companies Selected Top 100 Trucker
Inbound Logistics named IMC Companies as a top 100 trucking company in the country. The award acknowledges IMC Companies’ recent growth and expansion into every major port and rail in the United States. The publication’s editors selected this year’s list […]Read more
Savannah’s port volumes mean strong drayage demand
Year-to-date inbound volumes into Savannah are up close to 10% through August, making it the fastest-growing import gateway into the U.S.
Savannah is expanding along the water to handle larger vessels and is over the half-way mark on its $220 million intermodal rail project, the Mason Mega terminal. Along with those moves, Savannah is adding another eight lanes to its truck gates, bringing the total number of gates to 56.
Jeff Banton, president of Atlantic Intermodal Service (AIS), said the gates are important for keeping up with truck volumes. He said Savannah saw a record-breaking 12,000 gate moves in one day in August. (more…)Read more