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We've helped a broad range of customers with their most challenging cargo needs.

Examples of how we turned tough shipping challenges into success for our clients.

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 hours.   An executive of the startup company called us, he said, because he’d met one of our team members at a U.S.-China business event. And, we came recommended by a contact at a Detroit-area auto company.   His request kicked our team into high gear.   Wasting no time, one of our sales team “problem solvers”, Terry Bradley, arranged for the prototypes to be cross-docked and placed temporarily at our modern warehouse in suburban Detroit. Meanwhile, we secured a hi-lo and coordinated…

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 panels, we were asked to move a chuppah, silver globes, pillow covers, DJ equipment, chairs, welcome bags, pillow covers, carpet, printers, towels and bug spray. There were just a few unbendable requirements. It all had to move from New York to the Caribbean in a week. There was a narrow window to set up in four different venues -- with almost no place to store things. And everything had to be perfect. It was just the sort of challenge we love to handle. Here’s what we did: Developed a creative…

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