Gulf Winds is a leading drayage, transloading, and domestic freight provider serving importers and exporters from around the globe – while redefining expectations for intermodal trucking through innovation, people, and purpose.
Because of its commitment to continuous investment in technology, people, and supply chain infrastructure, Gulf Winds stands alone as the largest and most robust transportation provider for Port Houston – with locations in Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Mobile, Memphis, Savannah, Charleston and Norfolk.
Gulf Winds named a 2020 Top Workplace
Gulf Winds International was recognized as a Top Workplace in Houston by the Houston Chronicle, reinforcing the company’s reputation as one of the most attractive and rewarding places to work. A solid corporate culture, empowered workforce, and compelling mission make Gulf Winds International a top employer in Houston. Awards are based on employee surveys from […]Read More
Gulf Winds Leaders attend Walmart Women of Excellence Day
Gulf Winds leaders joined a team from the University of Houston, College of Technology, led by Professor Margaret Kidd, to help celebrate “Wal Mart Women of Excellence Day” at the Baytown TX Import DC. Gulf Winds was represented by women leaders, Vanessa Juarez, Houston Terminal Manager, and Lilly Barrientos, Transportation Logistics Manager. Vanessa shared, “Hearing everyone’s […]Read More
BJ Tarver named President & COO of Gulf Winds International
Gulf Winds International (GWI), the region’s leading provider of intermodal container drayage services is pleased to announce that BJ Tarver has been named President and COO. “It is with great joy that I have the privilege of passing the President’s baton to our COO, BJ Tarver,” says Todd Stewart, Chairman, and CEO. “For the last […]Read More
Times are Changing
This statement isn’t just true for shopping malls, restaurants, or airlines. The same song rings true for transportation companies nationwide. The economic recovery crystal ball is murky at best. “V” shaped and “U” shaped forecasts have subsided into a very volatile “W” Shape. That said, trucking capacity dynamics do not run in perfect tandem with […]Read More
Streamlining the container drayage industry, one move at a time.
Mary Helen was born and raised in Southeast Houston. After graduating from Austin High School, she was married and had her first of four children. After her youngest child was born, Mary Helen began her professional career. Mary Helen spent the first eight years of her career managing medical records, verifying insurance, and serving as […]
Mary Helen Martinez
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What Drew You to Gulf Winds? The people, any time I met someone that had previously or currently was working at Gulf Winds they only had great things to say about the people and leadership. What are you passionate about? I am passionate about knowledge; I love learning new things and the ability to share. […]
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I was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Finance. My career started with Wal-Mart after completing its management training program. I joined Gulf Winds in 2008 and served as a Customer Service Representative, Business Development, Customer Service Manager, and Senior Customer Service Manager prior to […]
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WHAT DREW YOU TO GULF WINDS? Initially, location. After moving to the area for my husband’s job, I was commuting over 50miles one way to work and wanted to find a career closer to home. After doing some research, I was drawn to Gulf Winds for their open views on employee engagement and work-life balance. […]
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Together, we're a driving force. As part of your freight forwarding team, we can do great things. We’re in the business of simple significance - the best processes are simple to understand, simple to use but can produce significant results.
In an industry that’s anything but simple, we strive to bridge that gap for our clients. Gulf Winds is redefining expectations for intermodal trucking through innovation, people and purpose.Request a Quote