Global Logistics Company Announces Successful Consolidation Program in Houston, Texas; Passes on Significant Benefits to Customers

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TOC Logistics International launches positional shipping model to create safer, cheaper and easier service for international shipping to and from the Houston, Texas area.

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The factors we base our programs on are designed to bring the most benefit to our customers in the most ways possible.

TOC Logistics International (TOC), a globally networked logistics leader based in Indianapolis, announced today the launch of a major consolidation program in their Houston, Texas operation. The consolidation program will create direct, efficient, safe and timely shipping between numerous destinations in Mexico, Europe and the United States.

“Our Houston operation has become a successful hub for our ocean import consolidation programs from Europe and China,” said Greg Scheevel, Director of Global Development at TOC Logistics. “TOC is always looking for innovative opportunities to streamline our logistics solutions, but the end goal is always to meet or exceed our customer’s needs. This consolidation hub in Houston will open new opportunities for exporting companies while still allowing them to benefit from our import programs, specifically in the oil industry which we haven’t yet targeted.”

TOC’s ocean consolidation model is an alternative to the traditional LCL or “less than container load” model, meaning customers only pay for the space they use. This positional model ensures that TOC’s customers are getting the most value while spending less. Through this model TOC uses engineered load-mastering to optimize the containers ensuring maximum utilization of the space. There is less handling which reduces the risk of damages.

Key performance indicators of the Shared Consolidation Program include:

  • Simplified billing; fewer line items as opposed to traditional LCL billing
  • Consistent and weekly scheduled pick-ups and sailings, providing reliable plant deliveries
  • Where possible, consolidated bills of lading offer lower regulatory costs, i.e. Customs entries and ISF filings

“The factors we base our programs on are designed to bring the most benefit to our customers in the most ways possible,” continued Scheevel, “Our program supports and focuses attention on spend rather than price since that is the true measurement of success in our industry.”

TOC’s import consolidations primarily serve the Automotive Maquila’ Operations along the border with Mexico and serves:

  • Brownsville/McAllen/Reynosa/Matamoros
  • Laredo/Nuevo Laredo/Monterrey/Saltillo/San Luis Potosi/Queretaro
  • El Paso/Juarez/Chihuahua/Torreon/Durango
  • Nogales, AZ/Nogales, MX/Hermosillo/Guaymas

Adding an export consolidation program to TOC’s already popular programs from Europe and China continues to help bolster the company’s credibility in their “spend less” approach to logistics.

For more information about TOC Logistics, please visit http://toclogistics.com.

About TOC Logistics:
TOC is a rapidly expanding, minority owned, global logistics management organization. They specialize in understanding their client’s business to identify operational efficiency improvement and cost reduction opportunities; and then create unique solutions that address specific challenge areas and ultimately help meet supply chain goals.

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