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BTX Global Logistics Chief Executive Officer and President Ross Bacarella was named the winner of the 2018 Top Leadership award for small employers in Connecticut in Hearst Media’s Top Workplaces. The honor was announced at an awards ceremony at The Waterview (Monroe, Conn.) made up of the leading employers in the area where BTX was also recognized as a Hearst Connecticut Media Group Top Workplace for the third consecutive year.Read more
Technology plays such an important part in all of our successes. IT capabilities are considered by our clientele to be just as important as shipments arriving on time and damage-free to their destinations. However, once upon a time, we operated very differently.Read more
BTX Global Logistics, a global freight forwarding and logistics company, inaugurated its new world headquarters at 12 Commerce Drive, Shelton, last week. BTX Global Logistics is a full-service transportation and logistics organization that specializes in time-sensitive, heavyweight freight by air, land and sea.Read more
Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts tens of thousands of commercial motor vehicle inspections during its annual International Roadcheck. This year’s CVSA International Roadcheck starts today, June 5, and ends on June 7, 2018. During this 72-hour inspection blitz, everyone should be prepared for transit delays.Read more
BTX Global Logistics is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest shipping and logistics service center – BTX-Nashville (BTX-BNA). Located in Old Hickory, Tenn., BTX-Nashville offers customers a full menu of domestic and international heavy-weight freight options along with specialized services and e-commerce solutions.Read more
It all started in 2008 when New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) released the agency’s “Sustainable Streets” strategic plan to reduce traffic congestion and increase street safety for pedestrians and drivers in the City’s busiest areas. Since then, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan has been implemented phase-by-phase throughout the years. Among the City’s many initiatives are new curbside regulations and restrictions that will affect deliveries being made to designated areas in NYC beginning in 2018.Read more
Last year, we saw an incredible paradigm shift in capacity with regards to global supply chains. In the United States, e-commerce traffic took our normal capacity away in November and December due to record level volumes. Severe backlogs with our core vendors forced BTX Global Logistics and others in our industry to look elsewhere to move cargo just about anywhere.Read more
BTX Global Logistics has teamed up with Imap Global Logistics to launch an exciting new Diversity Arm, aimed at expanding business relationships across the transportation industry.Read more
BTX Global Logistics extended their footprint this month with the launch of BTX Toronto. In crossing the border, BTX emphasizes their commitment to bringing the best freight options for customers across the globe.Read more
As Connecticut lawmakers approved a labor agreement in which Sikorsky Aircraft promised to retain 7,500 jobs in the state — and potentially hire as many as 1,000 more workers — BTX Global Logistics in Stratford hosted a visit from Governor Dannel Malloy, as well as Stratford Mayor John Harkins and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. The state and local executives were keen to discuss what impact the deal might have on a company such as BTX, a local business actively engaged in the Sikorsky supply chain.Read more
I often hear ocean shipping referred to as being unchanged since the days of the early Phoenicians. I am happy to say I have only witnessed a small sliver of time as it relates to the history of shipping, however a time which has brought about tremendous change nonetheless.Read more
BTX Global Logistics, a domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics company, announced today they have been honored by the World Cargo Alliance ("WCA") as the recipient of the WCA's "North American Partner of the Year". News of the honor was received at the WCA’s annual awards ceremonies –recently held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.Read more
BTX Global Logistics has long provided the international customs document, ATA Carnet, for our customers in Trade Show and beyond, right across the globe. ATA Carnet allows duty and tax free temporary entry into 100 foreign countries.
BTX Global Logistics, in continued commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions in the forwarding industry, is pleased to announce it is now TRACE certified.Read more
Every industry has its unique vocabulary specific to its own design. The language of exhibiting is no different. From pick up at your site to arrival at the show, knowing the terminology will enhance not only the quality of your exhibiting, but keep your timing on schedule and your costs in check.Read more
Everyone has seen the weather unfold in the South, with Texas bearing the brunt over Memorial Day and beyond. The rain's devastating effects linger on. But adversity can bring out the best in people, and this has been no exception. There has been an outpouring from the local community and beyond--and BTX Austin has been a key player in making this happen.Read more
As negotiations on the West Coast seem to have slipped sideways, a number of customers have asked what is the outlook for the congestion and delays on cargo arriving to and departing from the US West Coast ports? We asked VP of Ocean for BTX, Tim McElroy, to try to give some insight into the rapidly evolving situation.Read more
For Boston-based freight forwarder Falcon GlobalEdge, a new flag will be flying this week, as they become BTX Global Logistics—Boston. Trusted and successful BTX Global Logistics specializes in time-sensitive, heavy weight freight around the world, but has particularly carved a place in the transportation industry for customers who need a highly personalized, true logistics partner.Read more
The expression begins “if it looks like a duck, and it walks like a duck…”—is it a duck? In the case of the logistics world, freight forwarders move freight from point A to point B: by train, plane, automobile or ship. They pick up cargo, they deliver cargo: that’s what a freight forwarder does. For all intents and purposes, it’s a duck.Read more
Happy National Sandwich Day!
Did you know that until the mid 1800s the Hawaiian Islands were called the Sandwich Islands—named after the same Earl of Sandwich?Read more