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, and Memphis.
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
Freightwaves Feature: How to fight the effects of nuclear verdicts
A number of nuclear verdicts have rocked the transportation industry over the last several years. Gulf Winds teamed up with FreightWaves and TXTA to discuss how these massive jury awards are driving insurance rates up and taking a lasting toll on carriers. FreightWaves Director of Freight Intelligence Zach Strickland and Texas Trucking Association President John […]Read More
Port of Houston Update
UPDATE: Port Houston resumes operations less than 24 hours after a precautionary shutdown of Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals. Vessel operations will resume later this evening and truck traffic will resume Friday morning 3/20 as normal. We thank the leadership at Port Houston for their steadfast action and resolution to ensure safety for everyone. As Port Houston resumes, […]Read More
Coronavirus: Managing The Uncontrollable
Every year, global supply chains are met with a series of uncontrollable events, circumstances, or issues that are difficult or near impossible to plan for. Logistics executives are forced to throw out their playbook and operate in a new and often unfamiliar world. A resilient bunch, our industry always adapts, innovates, and presses forward. Naively, […]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
Logistics CoordinatorRead More
I love the challenges that come with new customers and business. So many different things come into our warehouse, and it’s exciting to come up with the best process for managing it.
Port Facilities ManagerRead More
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. […]
Training and Development CoordinatorRead More
What Drew You to Gulf Winds? Before coming to Gulf Winds, I worked in accounting and logistics for one of Gulf Winds’ customers in Austin. Unfortunately, but fortunately, I was laid off from that position and was afforded the opportunity to join the Gulf Winds team in 2009 as a CSR and have never looked […]
Director of Customer ServiceRead More
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