LOGISTICS BRIEFS

Transportation technology and supply chain services provider LeanLogistics, Holland, Mich., said it has been hired byPreferred Freezer Services, Elizabeth, N.J.

“The first phase implementation focuses on Preferred Freezer’s drayage business consisting of container movements into and out of various U.S port operations, as well as our multi-vendor consolidation (MVC) programs,” said Doug Olmstead, Preferred's executive vice president of logistics. “We’ll then roll out functionality in support of our growing pool consolidation program, as a key element in our national transportation network.”

Preferred Freezer has 25 U.S. facilities in nine regions nationwide. The company also has operations in both China and Vietnam.


Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va., said it expects in 2012 to build a $95 million "Franklin County Regional Intermodal Facility" in Greencastle, Pa. NS officials said the operation will be part of the railroad's multi-state Crescent Corridor initiative to "establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the Gulf Coast and the Northeast." NS said the new facility will be able to handle more than 85,000 containers and trailers annually and the terminal will "utilize the latest in gate and terminal automation technology, which shortens the waiting time for trucks entering the terminal." Four intermodal trains daily will serve the terminal.

Alanco Technologies, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., said it hiredE. Kevin Dahill as president ofStarTrak Systems, LLC, a subsidiary specializing in tracking, monitoring and control services for refrigerated transportation containers. Officials said Dahill replaces founder and directorTim Slifkin, who has been named as StarTrak's chief technology officer. Prior to joining StarTrak, Alanco said Dahill was acting chief financial officer at Affinity Solutions, Inc., a $20 million privately-held technology-based provider of customer loyalty programs to financial services companies.

Transportation management services providerKelron Logistics, Mississauga, Ontario, said it hired
Kelly Winters as vice president and general manager for Kelron's Toronto Division. In other news, Kelron said it opened a full-service transportation management office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Third-party logistics services providerTTS, LLC,  Frisco, Texas, said it hiredJeff Brasharesas senior vice president of sales and national accounts. Officials said Brashares will work with TTS’s agent base and current intermodal offerings.