Monthly Archives: July 2016

ReedTMS Helps To Feed Under Privileged Families

DSCN0782 (003)ReedTMS Logistics, a leading provider of management and freight brokerage services, recently ran a office wide initiative to collect clothing, food, and hygienic goods to donate to underprivileged families and youth in the Hillsborough county area. The drive was called, Christmas In July and enabled staff members an outlet to donate and help locally.

Employees at ReedTMS, helped deliver the donations to the Good Samaritan Inn on Saturday,July 23rd. In addition to the donations, 85 dinners were served at the event to the local community.

‘It was an extremely humbling moment for myself to see just what these families and kids go through on a daily basis” said Charrish Sanchez, an Employee at ReedTMS Logistics. “I’m really proud of our company for continually taking the opportunity to help out the local community and look forward to being able to help the Good Samaritan Inn again.”

The Good Samaritan Inn, specializes in offering affordable beds, rooms, and suites to people within Tampa, Florida. Their goal is to help those who others pass by, through providing temporary emergency shelter.

For More information about the Good Samaritan Inn and the ability to get involved in the cause, please visit their website here.

Story By : Andy Patel

 

 

Inland Ports Are Making Orders Cheaper and Faster!

Spurred on by the desire of consumers to receive their orders faster and cheaper, retailers are establishing “intermediate” distribution facilities closer to major population centers. These warehouses are positioned between the big-box import distribution centers and the customers.

“It sounds counter-intuitive, but you’re adding buildings to create greater efficiency,” said David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas at CBRE.

CBRE recently released its annual report on inland port logistics in which it cited 12 inland hubs across the country that are expanding their base of industrial properties at nearly twice the national rate.

Inland ports are well-established distribution hubs, usually located near major population centers, that are served by excellent intermodal rail and highway infrastructure. CBRE listed the 12 fastest-growing inland hubs as the Inland Empire (which is about 50 miles east of Los Angeles-Long Beach); Phoenix; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City; Houston; St. Louis; Chicago; Memphis; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta; Greenville, South Carolina and East and CBRE-400x279Central Pennsylvania.

Those 12 hubs collectively in the first quarter of 2016 expanded their base of industrial properties by 2.7 percent, compared with the 1.6 percent national average, according to the CBRE analysis. .

Each of the 12 fastest-growing inland hubs has its own attributes as well. Chicago is the biggest and best-located of the bunch. It is the largest point of origin and termination for rail-to-truck intermodal shipments in the country.

St. Louis adds a new factor to the equation with its port district offering access to cost-efficient barge transportation. Although barge transport so far has involved mostly bulk commodities, there is active interest in container-on-barge service that could handle merchandise that moves redundantly, and the shipment date can be planned well in advance to compensate for the longer transit by water, Egan said.

The South Carolina Inland Port in Greer has made the nearby city of Greenville an “up and comer,” CBRE said, based primarily upon the manufacturing enterprises that were attracted to the location because of its proximity to the Port of Charleston. Egan said manufacturing is being supplemented now by distribution activities. Although Atlanta is and will remain the main distribution center for the Southeast, Greenville offers an alternative distribution hub for the region, he said.

With e-commerce driving more decisions now, inland ports are growing in importance and for the foreseeable future will most likely continue to be the fastest-growing sector in industrial real estate, Egan said. “These markets are disproportionately benefiting from the current cycle,” he added.

Story from Joc.com

Reed’s Quarterly Rock Star!

Each month ReedTMS employees nominate their fellow colleagues to spin the prize wheel. Throughout the fist half of the year, employee Jeff was nominated more times than any other person in the office. So today, Jeff became our first quarterly rock star spinning the wheel for bigger and better prizes! Prizes went up in value 250% offering things like a two night stay on St. Pete Beach to two tickets to swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove. Watch Jeff spin the wheel and win a $300 Publix gift card!

Some of the nominations were :

“Jeff is probably the hardest working son of a gun in this office. He may complain but he sure gets the job done. Give him a chance to spin.”

“He always works hard on and off the clock. Dedicated to servicing the customer.”

“Jeff has a very full plate but seems to always stay on top of the issues that come up. He maintains a good attitude while not only helping out Mike but track and trace, order entry, accounting, etc. He works hard, it shows and is appreciated. ”

“Jeff is a true stand out employee. He goes over, above and beyond our duties as an account manager. He is very involved in all of his accounts and has the best interest at heart for Reed.”

“I think that he goes above and beyond in his position. He always jumps in to help out where ever needed, even when he is swamped with other work.”

“He busts his butt 24/7 for this place and I would be empty without him.”

Congratulations Jeff and keep up the outstanding work!