Logistics Briefs: Automated material handling system supplierSSI Schaefer Noell, Giebelstadt, Germany, said it agreed to purchase global logistics software supplierSalomon Automation GmbH, Friesach be Graz, Austria. . . . Capital investorAustin Ventures (AV), Austin, Texas, said it is partnering with former Roadway Express President & CEO Robert Stull to create thePort Logistics Group, a Houston-based provider of warehousing, distribution and transportation services at U.S. port cities. Stull is president & CEO for the new company, which includes three recent AV acquisitions: Distribution Solutions (Port of New Jersey), Transport Express (Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach) and Third Party Enterprises/Operon (southern California ports). . . . Multi-temp logistics providerPhoenix Industries LLC, Winter Haven, Fla., said it hiredW.C. "Bill" Baileyas director of business development.