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Getting Hitched without a Hitch

Getting Hitched without a Hitch Our website and catalog of successful case studies typically spotlight the kind of work that we’re most often called upon to do: Moving big, heavy complex shipments across borders and around the world. It took a New York-based wedding planner to figure out that if we could handle the movement and reassembly of manufacturing equipment from Argentina to Mexico, maybe we could manage the logistics for a high-profile destination wedding in St. Bart’s. Instead of crating up a stamping press or door…

Our White Glove Solution to a Full Color Problem

Our White Glove Solution to a Full Color Problem The problem was alarming, and expensive: Sensitive color printing systems shipped from the Far East were damaged before reaching a final destination in the United States. The customer need was clear: Find a solution. Quickly. And guarantee future results. The team at ICAT Logistics DTW responded with swift precision, tracing the process, isolating the cause of the damage and implementing a customized solution. Our troubleshooting determined that the equipment – secured in boxes six-feet-high…

Oversize, Overweight and Right up our Alley

Oversize, Overweight and Right up our Alley The ICAT Logistics DTW team recently put a particularly large package onto a truck traveling from Detroit to Norfolk, Virginia where it was loaded by crane onto a flat rack and then onto a ship to begin the 10,300 nautical mile trip through the Panama Canal and ultimately to Shanghai, China.  Our team called it “The Beast to the East.” How big was it? The package was 30 feet long, 8.5 feet wide and 10 feet high.  It weighed 42 tons.  Certainly large, but not in a class of its own from ICAT’s…

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Electric Trucks are Charging Ahead in 2019

Electric Trucks are Charging Ahead in 2019 By Dan Cser   We’ve been told for some time that heavy commercial electric trucks – including big rigs – are just around the corner.   But when will electric trucks actually turn the corner and hit the highways in a big way?   Increasingly, it looks like this is the year we will get some important answers.   Electric truck makers are charged up by a growing list of orders and a batch of high-profile tests that will tell us much about progress on the most daunting challenges: range, power,…

Truckers are the Heroes of the Highways

Truckers are the Heroes of the Highways By Dan Cser   America’s truckers have heart – miles and miles of heart.   At ICAT Logistics DTW, we are struck almost daily by the concern, compassion and courage of the men and women who deliver goods to a nation.   Time and again, we see reports of truckers who make life just a little better – sometimes saving the day – by going the extra mile for others.   For us, it is a cause for appreciation and, at times, a source of inspiration. And it’s something we are pleased to share as…

Changes are Moving Fast in the Logistics World (Part 2)

Changes are Moving Fast in the Logistics World (Part 2) By Dan Cser   As the pace of change accelerates throughout the global shipping industry, success in the new year demands that logistics professionals keep a keen eye on emerging tools, technologies and tactics transforming the workplace.   At ICAT Logistics DTW, we have identified 19 areas to watch in 2019. In our first installment, we examined 11 external forces with significant impact on supply chain activities. In this part, we look at eight trends, ideas and practices directly affecting the…

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