WANTED: Wheels!

A continual struggle for all parties in the intermodal drayage market is chassis availability. During surge periods, seasonal pushes, weather events, and overall increase in volumes nationwide, chassis availability is often pushed to the limits in both port and inland rail terminals across the country. We recently sat down with BJ Tarver, Chairman of the […]

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Be In The Know: Roadcheck 2018

Each year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspects thousands of commercial vehicles nationwide during the first week of June. This year the annual Roadcheck will take place Tuesday, June 5th-Thursday June 7th. This year’s Roadcheck will come off the heels of a record breaking May in terms of freight volumes around the country and […]

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JOC Gulf Shipping Recap

As I reflect on the knowledge I learned during the Journal of Commerce (“JOC”) Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston recently, one word consistently comes to mind: People. Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett, so succinctly conveyed that message when he said, “Keep track of those around you, as they make you who you are.” You may […]

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The Resins Are Coming! The Resins Are Coming!

Yes, the resin export boom is on its way, but expected volumes are much less than anticipated through Q1 2017. We can blame Hurricane Harvey for plant shutdowns last September, that have limited resin production. Construction projects were also delayed, as crews worked to regroup following the storm to get plants up and running again. […]

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Great Freight Always Wins

Patrick Maher  Vice President // Gulf Winds pmaher@gwii.com While trucking capacity continues to tighten nationwide, one thing is for sure: There is a shortage of media coverage on the real issues. Recycling the same information on a nationwide driver shortage doesn’t help the situation. In fact, shippers have grown tired of the rhetoric and are […]

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Resin Symposium Recap

Mike Landin Sr. Manager Business Development // Gulf Winds mlandin@gwii.com  Port Houston recently organized an informative Resin Symposium in Houston highlighting  the continued market growth  in petrochemical exports.  Houston and the Gulf Coast are well positioned with low cost feedstock, port infrastructure, packaging expansion, and access to major trade routes. Volumes are now coming online with […]

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Let’s Transload

Gulf Winds operates over 2 million square feet of Transload space in Houston. Adjacent to BOTH Bayport and Barbours Cut, we have the capacity and location to handle your import and export container needs. As truck capacity tightens and regulations increase, we continue to see a strong demand to Transload containers at the Port. Save […]

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The WSJ Visits Gulf Winds

Harris County has long been regarded as a robust center of international trade, and home to one of the world’s busiest ports. Our region provides a vital and essential gateway for trade, linking North America with international markets around the globe. On October 31, 2017, Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett, conducted his 9th annual Trade […]

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Last Call: An in Depth Look at the ELD Mandate on the Texas Market

With less than two weeks until the December 17th Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate becomes official, there remains uncertainty behind the TRUE impact on trucking capacity. Only time will tell what the exact reduction in available capacity will be; but, there is broad agreement across the industry that there WILL be an impact. How much capacity […]

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The Story Behind More Than The Move

The Story: In 1996, Steve Stewart cashed in his 401k after being laid off during a merger between two major steamship lines. With everything on the line, Gulf Winds International was founded. Originally, GWI was a warehouse provider for the Houston green coffee market, and over time, differentiated itself from its competition with its people, […]

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