Hurricane Laura: Port Houston Weather Update

Port Houston Communications: Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals will be closed all day, Thursday, August 27. Tentative plans for Friday, August 28: Open truck gates at 10:00 am.  Ingates will remain open until 5:00 pm, outgates will close at 6:00 pm. Tentative plans for Saturday, August 29: Open truck gates from 8:00 am – 5:00 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gulf Wind's Barbour's Cut Warehouse is Adjacent to Port Houston's Barbour's Cut Terminal

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, […]

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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, […]

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Developing a sound strategy is key to success

An Executive Commentary with JOC.com featuring Patrick Maher, Gulf Winds EVP  What strategy will your company play in 2020 in terms of transportation procurement and carrier relations, particularly related to intermodal container drayage? The answer to this question seems to be at the top of the list for supply chain executives as we end an […]

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Driving awareness about the fight against modern-day slavery

Gulf Winds & More Than the Move Foundation partner with key organizations to address human trafficking Gulf Winds and More Than the Move Foundation started the year right by partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), Elijah Rising, Oil and Gas Trafficking Advocacy Group, and Port Houston to bring The Freedom Drivers Project to Houston the […]

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Top 10 Industry Trends for 2020

Heading into next year, the theme continues to be “uncertainty” in International Supply Chains. But there are opportunities to address these challenges, if you have the right tools in place. Source: Our Parters at JLL – Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Economist and Chief Strategist at JLL

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Building a Culture around Work/Life Balance [An Interview with BJ Tarver & Dustin Hebrank]

BJ Tarver Chief Operations Officer (COO) How long have you been employed at Gulf Winds and in your current position? I’ve been with Gulf Winds for 20 years and became COO approximately five years ago. We know each day is unique, but can you describe a “typical day” or the things that you do most […]

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Promoting Sustainability Through A Flexible Workforce

The opportunity to work remotely increases employee productivity and happiness. A sustainable workplace increases employee productivity by reducing work-related illnesses, injuries and accidents. A 2018 Gallup study revealed 85 percent of employees function below their potential and don’t feel engaged at work. A survey conducted by Connect Solutions reported that among those who worked remotely, both part-time and full-time, 77% stated […]

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Gulf Winds Doubles Down on Moving Freight

Gulf Winds is addressing capacity challenges and offering solutions to Port Houston users. John Manlove Marketing & Communications (JMMC) has a reputation of working with companies that are willing to redefine their industry and drive positive change. The partnership between Gulf Winds International (GWI) and JMMC is no different, just look at some of the […]

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