In 2012, Global Transportation Management, LLC (GTM) was already an aggressive, rapidly growing global freight forwarding company. To accelerate our global reach even further, GTM formed a strategic alliance with GS3 Global. GTM joined forces with GS3 Global to sell global transportation and logistics services worldwide. GS3 Global is a woman- and minority-owned fourth-party logistics firm (4PL), based in Livonia, Michigan and led by CEO Lisa Lunsford. It develops creative, value-added supply chain solutions for many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Lisa Lunsford, CEO of GS3 Global At GTM, we want our work and our relationships to reflect our customers, our staff, and our partnerships. Our strategic alliance with GS3 Global solidifies our commitment to growing in a more diverse way. Mark Brodie, Managing Member and Co-Owner of GTM, is committed to cultivating the company's ongoing internal diversity program. On a global scale, we can now reach a wider, more diverse customer base. A clientele that reflects the richly varied cultural makeup of the U.S. and our partners around the world. One that provides unrivaled access, competitive advantage, and wide-ranging benefits to all parties. This strategic alliance immediately proved a great success for both companies. On its end, GS3 Global provides a supply chain solution to its customers based on careful analysis of their needs. With GTM, it can offer more. GTM’s Global Freight Forwarding experience, licenses, staff, buying power and global agent network allow GS3 Global to provide a comprehensive range of services for both companies’ customers. Through this critical partnership, GTM and GS3 Global now offer their customers complete, door-to-door logistics solutions. Because of our alliance, we have secured more than $10 million in additional logistics business for our two [...]
Potential customers often ask us this question. You’re not required by law to have one, but you do need one. Here’s why. 1st - Customs brokers take care of your paperwork and filing. No more filling out endless forms. No more hours of researching tariff classifications and duty rates. 2nd - Customs brokers are licensed and regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). After passing a rigorous exam issued by CBP, a broker can conduct business on an importer’s behalf. 3rd - We are your agent and work directly with CBP. We advise you on importing requirements, file your entry documents, obtain bonds and deposit U.S. import duties. We make sure your goods are released and properly delivered. We do all of it for you. At GTM, we combine the expertise of our in-house customs broker and global professional network for a comprehensive customs brokering experience. We also use sophisticated tracking systems to ensure swift clearance. GTM is C-TPAT-certified and is a member of the Global Logistics Network (GLN), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Lognet Global. Our memberships allow us to efficiently and accurately deliver your shipments worldwide. Import and export regulations frequently change and are vastly different from country to country. With our assistance, you will always be in compliance with local regulations. GTM’s customs broker will help your goods move through customs and arrive safely and on time. Satisfying your customers and strengthening your business relationships is important to you. It’s important to us too.
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 [...]