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Celebrating Global Alliances at EGLN

As colder weather arrives in Michigan, we’re still thinking of our successful trip to Thailand for the 2nd Annual Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN) Conference. A delightful week filled with unforgettable experiences, our time at EGLN was an important opportunity to reconnect with international colleagues and meet potential new business partners.   Held annually at the five-star Landmark Hotel in Bangkok, the EGLN Conference brings together executives from logistics companies serving customers on every continent. EGLN membership is purely by invitation, extended to successful independent freight forwarders known for their customer service, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This year’s contingent included Mark Brodie, GTM’s Founder, Managing Member and Co-Owner; Robert Gruschow, Managing Member at GTM and President of Deshler Group; Lisa Lunsford, CEO of GS3 Global, a valued GTM partner; Joe Field, GTM’s Senior Director of Operations, North America; and Brian Pagels, Import/Export Specialist at GTM.   After our arrival in Thailand, the GTM team gathered for an afternoon boat tour along Bangkok’s famed canals, known as khlongs. As we traveled the khlongs, once the main transport for Bangkok’s residents, we stopped to explore Thonburi, the former capital area. We also visited the Wat Arun temple and other historical sites. After this lovely afternoon of exploration, we attended the EGLN welcome party, which we were honored to help sponsor. We enjoyed networking with executives from many fellow logistics companies, trading stories, and re-connecting with colleagues.   Early the next morning, we prepared for a long, but exciting day of meetings with global partners. We welcomed many visitors to our booth, where we showcased the complete range of services GTM offers. Whether air and ocean freight, trucking services, expedited freight or customs clearance, we handle any type of [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Partnerships|0 Comments

Back to Bangkok: GTM Attends EGLN Conference

We’re off to the 2nd Annual Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN) Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, to be held on October 2-5, 2016. As EGLN members and conference sponsors, we’re delighted to be returning this year. EGLN is a highly-respected international network of elite-level logistics companies that offer uncompromising customer service. Our fellow EGLN members are here by invitation and because they’re proven leaders in efficiency and dependability. As of late 2016, EGLN has grown to include 196 members from 127 countries, employing 21,000 staff and generating $7 billion in annual revenue. It’s a partnership of equals working together to deliver peerless service across the globe. Attending this year’s conference are Mark Brodie, GTM’s Founder, Managing Member and Co-Owner; Robert Gruschow, Managing Member at GTM and President of Deshler Group; Lisa Lunsford, CEO of GS3 Global, a valued GTM partner; Joe Field, GTM’s Senior Director of Operations, North America; and Brian Pagels, Import/Export Specialist at GTM. As we arrive at the five-star Landmark Hotel, our team will be joining fellow EGLN members for various welcoming and social events, group activities and one-on-one meetings. These small, intimate meetings are our most important arena. During these discussions, we build and strengthen alliances with our valued international partners, new and old. This year, we’re particularly focused on sharing our GTM Automotive Services offering. We’ve built a premium, global, door-to-door automotive product, which we offer to customers around the world. We’ve partnered with several hand-picked and highly valued international partners to deliver this service. We combine our best assets and capabilities, from customs clearance and special handling expertise, to our long-established air, ocean and trucking services, to offer a streamlined logistics experience for any automotive customer. We’re based in Michigan, [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Beyond the Bio: Mark Brodie

Mark Brodie - Managing Member/Co-Owner of GTM; VP of Transportation and Logistics for Deshler Group "I love this business. I've been doing it for 31 years." Mark Brodie has served as sales manager, sales director, global sales manager and branch manager in operational positions throughout his career. Ultimately, that experience gave him the ability to develop his own business in a very tough market. "As a young man out of school, I got my first taste of international transportation at a Midwest steamship line company called World Shipping. I learned from the ground floor, from being on the docks and working with stevedore companies negotiating labor hours and paying crews. I took care of ship needs in port - for both owner and cargo interests. In 1993 I moved into the freight forwarding industry with a global freight forwarder LEP International (now known as Agility). I was hired to come in and run their Detroit operation. I sold services globally – mostly concentrating on the Midwest customer base, which varied from major automotive and manufacturing companies to prominent retailers. After that it was UTI International. I ran Detroit operations and became an expert in warehouse, distribution, ocean freight, air freight, trucking and customs clearance. It has been a great industry. There's not much I haven't done." Modest Expectations Mark dreamed of owning a small freight forwarding company. In 2006 he founded Global Transportation Management LLC and went to work securing licenses and growing his client base. Turns out, he was a natural. "I like to help customers improve their supply chain. That means understanding their business, looking at their requirements on a door to door basis, combining volumes – putting the puzzle together and coming [...]

By | July 16th, 2014|Bios|0 Comments

GTM Builds New Relationships with Sechang Steel and A.C.E. Express, Inc.

Global Transportation Management, LLC (GTM) is a rapidly-growing global company providing total freight logistics service. We are a new member of the Lognet Global Network. We have recently secured a large Tier 2 automotive supplier called Sechang Steel, located in Seoul, Korea, via our partnership and utilization of the Lognet Global Agent, A.C.E. Express, Inc., located in Busan, Korea. Through this new network affiliation, GTM is able to offer a competitive door-to-door logistics program that surpasses most multinational global freight forwarding companies. This particular program encompasses inland pick-up and loading at the shipper’s door in Seoul; Korean Customs formalities, Ocean Freight and US Customs Clearance; US warehousing and distribution; and final inland delivery to its customer: Nexteer Automotive, located in Saginaw, Michigan. GTM and A.C.E. Express, through this network partnership, can now provide a true door-to-door supply chain program to other major automotive manufacturers purchasing auto parts from Korea. GTM looks forward to implementing this comprehensive distribution program for additional auto clients throughout the Lognet Global network. GTM is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, offers more than 140,000 square feet of warehousing distribution, and services all the major OEMs, including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, VW, Mercedes-Benz and Honda. We are very proud to be part of the Lognet Global Network and encourage other global network agents to form a collaboration similar to that we have recently enjoyed with A.C.E. Express. GTM has also invested in our own trucks to service many automotive suppliers throughout the Midwestern part of the US. We offer delivery from our headquarters in Livonia to anywhere throughout the Midwest and the US. GTM is Licensed by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to interface electronically with [...]

By | May 29th, 2014|Announcements, Partnerships|0 Comments