No easy fix for chassis conundrum: speakers
Issues involving chassis interoperability, shortages, and dislocation continue to hamper productivity at US ports and inland rail ramps, and there is no single solution on the horizon that will make those problems go away, speakers at the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) conference in Long Beach said this week.
In fact, with each stakeholder in the supply chain — ocean carrier, trucker, railroad, and intermodal equipment provider (IEP) — doing what best serves their own interests, the industry may eventually be forced into the unwanted condition where it has to choose between regulation and free markets before a solution is found, the speakers said.Read more
IMC COMPANIES TO LAUNCH NEW WEST COAST COMPANY: PACIFIC DRAYAGE SERVICES
IMC Companies, a Memphis-based leader in nationwide intermodal logistics, recently added another company to its family of brands. On August 19th, IMC Companies launched Pacific Drayage Services (PDS) to provide drayage and warehousing services to customers in the Seattle and Tacoma markets. The PDS fleet is made up entirely of company-owned trucks and employee drivers. IMC Companies has ordered 150 new company trucks to bolster their presence on the West Coast. The new fleet of Mack trucks was a $20 million capital expense.
“We’re committed to expanding our presence on the West Coast,” said Mark H. George, Chairman of IMC Companies. “This strategic growth means that we are able to serve our valued customers via every major rail and port facility in the United States.” (more…)Read more
FMC to gauge detention/demurrage fairness on flow merits
The top United States maritime regulatory agency on Friday unanimously approved interpretive rulemaking recommendations aimed at helping it gauge whether levied demurrage and detention fees truly incentivize the retrieval of cargo and return of containers.
The Federal Maritime Commission agreed to the recommendations stemming from a year-and-a-half effort led by commissioner Rebecca Dye to address complaints from cargo owners and drayage drivers over what they considered unfair fees for failing to pick up cargo and return equipment in a timely manner. (more…)Read more
Chamber Partners with IMC Companies Host Japanese Delegation
International marine drayage company, IMC Companies, recently hosted a delegation of logistics consulting and service providers from Japan. The event sponsored by the Greater Memphis Chamber, highlighted Memphis-area logistics companies for potential future business opportunities.
The group, led by Japan’s Funai Soken Logistics, Inc., visited the IMC Companies corporate office and Memphis terminal and the FedEx distribution facility. “We were delighted to host this fine delegation of Japanese logistics providers at our headquarters and terminal,” said IMC Companies Executive Vice President Donna Lemm. “They were extremely knowledgeable about our industry, and we shared ideas to benefit both of our countries.” (more…)Read more
Kevin Mott uses military experience to help drivers every day
Helping drivers keep their wheels turning is the priority of the Driver Services Department. They are often the people whom drivers call while on the road with questions. They serve as advocates for drivers in their daily operations handling all aspects of roadside repairs, storage, fuel updates, and owner operator tractor repair support.
“Our internal process always starts with listening to what the driver, operations, or a repair vendor needs. Every phone call or email we receive is different because every driver, operations member, or repair vendor is different. Because we tend to know everyone personally, we try to tailor our interactions with them individually to make our support more effective.”
– Kevin Mott, Driver Services Manager (more…)
IMC Companies Hosts Japanese Delegation
Memphis, TN: International marine drayage company, IMC Companies, recently hosted a delegation of logistics consulting and service providers from Japan. The event sponsored by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce highlighted Memphis-area logistics companies for potential future business opportunities. (more…)Read more
IMC Companies Named in Top 100 For-Hire Carriers in North America
Transport Topics names IMC Companies a leader in the top for-hire carriers in North America. IMC Companies ranked 80 out of the Top 100, an increase of two positions from their 2018 ranking. The Transport Topics Top 100 and accompanying […]Read more
IMC Companies Named as Memphis Business Journal’s Top Private Companies
The Memphis Business Journal named IMC Companies as a leader in Memphis-Area Private Companies in three categories. MBJ ranked IMC Companies 26 of the 100 Top Privately Owned Companies in the Memphis area. Companies are ranked by the company’s 2018 gross revenue. (more…)Read more
Intermodal Cartage Company Expands Into New Facility
Intermodal Cartage Company, Inc. will host an open house this Friday, June 14 in recognition of their new Nashville facility, which opened this spring. Intermodal Cartage has conducted business on the property at 131 W. Express Drive for more than 25 years. “Our building was outdated and we needed to add office space to account for growth,” says Nick Payne, Intermodal Cartage Regional Vice President. (more…)Read more
IMC Companies Receives Multiple Workplace Safety Awards from Great West Casualty Company
Five regional companies recognized for safety achievements
IMC Companies was presented safety awards by Great West Casualty Company as part of Great West’s Annual Workplace Safety Awards Program. Five regional companies within the IMC Companies Family of Brands were recognized: Atlantic Intermodal Services, DNJ Intermodal Services, Gulf Intermodal Services, and H&M Intermodal Services were awarded the Platinum Safety Award; Intermodal Cartage Company was awarded the Gold Safety Award. (more…)Read more