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We’ve built GTM Automotive Services to reach all our global customers. Our South American partner was a clear choice: Serpa Group, a highly experienced freight forwarder based in Brazil. We already valued Serpa’s logistics experience and knew they would help us serve clients in the Americas and beyond. Founded in 1995, Serpa Group runs several offices throughout Brazil, and in China and the US. Serpa offers customs clearance expertise and a company-owned trucking fleet, and has established a strong presence in every Brazilian airport and port. Serpa Group’s award-winning services include multi-modal transportation, legislative consulting, and handling of sensitive and/or complex cargo. Serpa is certified by PLN and Anvisa, handles freight for several of Brazil’s larger import companies, and has been recognized with awards for its management and entrepreneurship success. Together, GTM and Serpa Group offer premium international logistics services to clients in Brazil, China and the US. With its full scope of transportation offerings and proven knowledge of the automotive market, Serpa is a natural partner to serve our global automotive customers. Both GTM and Serpa are independent freight forwarders. Our staff carefully manages our customers’ cargo, meeting all logistics and supply chain needs. We’re confident our partnership results in work that favorably compares to that of larger companies. Our affiliation also reaches beyond our respective nations. We’re both hand-picked members of the Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN), which identifies and connects premium freight forwarders to customers around the world. Both of our companies have built close relationships with automakers and auto suppliers, and we fully understand this key industry. From this experience, we developed a premium, global, door-to-door automotive product. We draw upon our individual service offerings and assets, including our [...]
GTM executives are just back from Bangkok and are fondly recalling a wonderful week spent with our colleagues at the inaugural Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN) annual conference. Bangkok Skyline Mark Brodie, GTM’s Managing Member and Co-Owner, Mike Unsworth, Senior Director of International Branch Operations, and Joe Field, Senior Director of Operations, North America, represented GTM at EGLN. This annual conference is an essential one for GTM. In just one week in Thailand, we were able to directly engage with more than 150 delegates from 90 global freight forwarders. EGLN Group Photo EGLN is an international network of elite-level logistics companies that offer “best in class” services to their customers. Membership is by invitation only and includes high-quality freight forwarders whose services are proven, efficient and dependable. By the close of 2016, EGLN expects more than 250 members from 100 countries. With 12,000 staff and projected annual revenues of $4 billion, EGLN is poised to make a lasting mark on the logistics industry. The EGLN Conference, held at Bangkok’s five-star Landmark Hotel, consisted of welcoming and social events, discussions, and one-on-one meetings. These meetings are the heart of the conference, allowing us to hold frank, in-person discussions with our international partners. EGLN one-on-one meetings More than 4,500 of these one-one-one conversations took place in a large ballroom, with overhead timers promoting focused discussion. These talks are where relationships form and partnerships solidify. Throughout the conference, we met with esteemed colleagues new and old. We were fortunate to spend time with several of our highly valued partners, including Interfracht (Germany), O’Brien Customs and Forwarding (Australia), and PSL Freight (UK). GTM with O'Brien Customs and Forwarding GTM with [...]