The LMC Group announced today that Loadmatch Logstics, LLC has signed a long term lease with Ashes Drive, LLC to occupy the building located across from Mayfaire Town Center off Sir Tyler Road and Military Cutoff, Wilmington, NC.
LoadMatch Logistics arranges the transportation of shipping containers from ocean ports in the Southeast for import clients and then utilizes those containers for export shipments when they are returned to the port instead of being returned empty. Without LoadMatch Logistics services, a truck driver would pick up a shipping container of imported freight at the Port of Wilmington and transport it to an N.C. distribution center. The truck would then return to the port with no container. The cost for the round trip transportation was paid for by the importer. With LoadMatch’s service, this empty truck would be matched with a container bound for the port. The service saves the importer money, increases revenue for truck drivers and reduces the number of empty trucks that are traveling on the state’s highways. LoadMatch Logistics has developed a proprietary web based system to match imported shipping containers with those bound for export. It automatically notifies clients of delivery and pickup appointments, pickup and delivery confirmations and generates paperless invoicing, all via email. “Many times per day there are empty containers passing each other on the highways and our goal is to eliminate that,” said Winstead. Fuel efficiency for the typical container tractor is about 5 miles per gallon. Every matched container results in one round trip eliminated, thus saving 80 gallons of diesel fuel and related emissions. LoadMatch Logistics does business with the largest exporters of containerized cargo out of the US as well as the largest shipper of forest products from the US, Winstead said. LoadMatch Logistics also manages containers in the Southeast for the largest global transportation company in the world, DHL Global Forwarding. “We have just begun to serve the Southeast. We think we can grow to 10,000 containers per month.”
The LMC Group completed it’s search for space for Loadmatch Logistics near the end of July with leases in place the first week of August. ” We have great clients searching for good quality space, and we were pleased to be able to deliver the space needed by Loadmatch Logistics in a timely fashion” stated Roy Holdford, CEO of LMC. “Our guys work really hard, and it is imperative that we pull out all the stops to satify the needs of the real estate client today.”
The LMC Group is growing rapidly on the scene in this up and down economy. “We are determined to serve the needs of the community, and constantly remind ourselves that our focus is creating and keeping jobs by providing solutions to the challenges in today’s real estate market. If we can facilitate or provide a solution for any problem or venture, you can count on The LMC Group getting the task at hand completed” stated Holdford.
The LMC Group is a Commercial Real Estate Firm with strong ties to Development, Commercial Investments, Resurgence and Recapitalization of Residential Communities, Funding and Special Asset Structuring.