Thursday, August 12, 2010

Windsor Airport Freight Hub Confirmed; Landstar Says It’s Not Involved

(Truck News)

Landstar System released a statement yesterday indicating it is not involved in the construction of a major multi-modal transportation and logistics facility at the Windsor Airport.

However, up to 10 freight services and logistics companies are committing to the project, which is being spearheaded by an independent Landstar agency, Carlin Enterprises.

“Neither Landstar System, Inc. nor any of its subsidiary companies, including Landstar Canada, Inc., are involved in the proposed project,” the company said on its Web site in response to media reports. “Landstar understands that discussions regarding this project have involved representatives of the City of Windsor and Carlin Enterprises, a Hamilton, Ontario-based business. Carlin Enterprises is an independently owned and operated agency for Landstar but is not acting as Landstar’s agent or representative in this project.”

Regardless, the project was formally confirmed by local officials yesterday, who described the project as a “state-of-the-art multi-modal cargo facility.” Read more here.