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Gulf Winds January 2010 Newsletter

Gulf Winds International
Todd Stewart

Happy New Year!

As the conference on Global Warming went on in Copenhagen, it was snowing in Houston, Texas! Although we always welcome the cold weather, our hope is that international container shipping will heat up in 2010. In this edition of Supply Chain Solutions, we provide insight into what RILA calls “the most pressing supply chain issue facing retailers today.” No, it is not Global Warming! However, the economic impact is dramatic. We are talking about visibility of the whole supply chain. The information we will share has been gathered over a number of years and is eye opening to say the least. We have personally visited with a variety of retailers and visibility is a consistent theme regardless of company size. We also provide an update on The Port of Houston including the ongoing expansion of the Bayport Container Terminal, hiring of a new CEO, and surprising operational performance numbers for the 2009 period. Additionally, we will identify the key items you should know about our company for the year ended December 31, 2009. We recently updated our web site, so please take time to visit us at www.gwii.com.
God bless,
Todd Stewart
Vice President