MES Opens New Warehouse in Houston To provide the best service and ease delivery challenges due to port congestion due the strike and aftermath, MES, Inc. has opened an additional warehouse facility in Houston, TX. We plan to use this warehouse as a backup in cases of East Coast or West Coast Port Issues. With a commitment to be within 2-3 shipping days of our customer’s plants, we will also use this location to support our growing customer base in Mississippi, Alabama and Juarez, Mexico. MES, Inc. responded early to the Los Angeles Port strike warnings by routing much of our customer cargo through Houston, Texas. With a potential strike looming, our first containers rolled through Houston by mid-October–well before our customers and competitors alike were trying to push their cargo through LA. While the port strike did cause us to delay about 20% of our cargo which we could […]
Abu Dhabi: The shipping industry is benefiting as oil prices continue to tumble in the global markets, ship owners and experts have said. Operation costs of ships have gone down and demand for oil tankers have picked up as some countries like China try to stockpile oil taking advantage of the lower oil prices. “This is having a positive effect on the shipping industry. We expect profits of companies to go up,” said Per Wistoft, chief executive officer of Dubai-based United Arab Chemical Carriers that operates a big fleet of tankers in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Oil prices have been sliding for the past few months. From a peak of $115 in June, prices have dropped to around $50 this week. Analysts have predicted the trend to continue till the second quarter of this year. According to Wistoft, bunkering costs have almost halved since last year and […]
This holiday season, MES is happy to give back to the community. After holding a canned food drive at their headquarters in Columbus, the wonderful employees at MES have collected several boxes of canned and non-perishable goods to help stock a local food bank for those in need this Thanksgiving. In addition to the canned food, MES has also collected $280 to donate to the food drive. These donations will help to feed families in need during this holiday season, and we couldn’t be happier that our employees were so willing to give back to their community. We want to wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels this Thanksgiving!
MES has been hard at work adding staff and improving our office and warehouse facilities in all our locations. The newest MES Mexico location has undergone a host of changes, from enlarged warehouse facilities to renovations to the office interior designed to allow us to serve our Mexico customers in the best way possible. This office/warehouse complex is located in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. From a fresh coat of paint in the trademark MES colors of orange and green, to new conference room furniture and workstations, we’ve achieved a thumbs-up from our Mexico team on the improvements! We’re very proud of our Mexico team, and look forward to serving our customers who will benefit from our new location! MES, Inc. is a full-service provider of global contract manufacturing services. Our value to our customers is our ability to manage the entire Supply Chain Management process, from sourcing, manufacturing, export/import, logistics and warehousing solutions. We […]
People to Know: Hiten Shah By: Katy Smith, Print editor-Columbus Business First, Oct 17, 2014 Hiten Shah: President, MES Inc. How did you get into this industry? Customers had a need to buy products from India for cost reduction. We were able find good suppliers in India to produce the castings. Within a few months, we got an opportunity to source parts to good suppliers in China. Following that, customers requested that they would like for us to warehouse the parts and ship just-in-time to their plants. That forced us to have sourcing and quality engineers in India and China as well as develop warehousing and logistics resources in the U.S. In 2011, we made a decision to grow in Mexico to support two of our largest customers and started to develop logistics and customer service in Mexico. What’s the most exciting thing happening in Ohio’s transportation and logistics scene? The most exciting thing is […]