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Quick Thinking Helps Chinese Company Make Seamless Entry to U.S. Market

Quick Thinking Helps Chinese Company Make Seamless Entry to U.S. Market At ICAT Logistics DTW, we know how to solve problems – and help new businesses make a great first impression. You need only ask executives of a China-based startup – new to the U.S. market – who made an urgent call to us on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Their concern: No arrangements had been made to move prototypes of their robotic vans from a delivery truck to the floor of Detroit’s Cobo Center. Time was of the essence. The prototypes were arriving within…

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…

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Courage and Compassion Go the Distance with America’s Truckers

Courage and Compassion Go the Distance with America’s Truckers America’s truckers have precious cargo on board. But it’s not the kind you can pack in a crate or stack on a pallet. Sharing the ride are values that – every day – enrich the quality of life on America’s highways. Among those: compassion, courage, good will, patriotism, citizenship and self-sacrifice. At ICAT Logistics DTW, like the rest of the freight industry, we hear and read about truckers whose voluntary good deeds helped someone in need out on the road. Some examples from the past…

Innovations in Warehousing Helping Businesses Keep Pace

Innovations in Warehousing Helping Businesses Keep Pace By Dan Cser    Warehouses are getting fitter, faster, smarter, wonkier, increasingly nimble -- and more essential than ever. Let’s call it an “Extreme Makeover,” distinguished by physical and operational changes to shape up warehouses for a disruptive future of greater expectations and intensified challenges. This much we know for certain: The warehouse market is red-hot, ignited by the boom in online shopping, e-commerce and the so-called “Now Economy.” Real estate industry reports…

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,…

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