GSC Logistics Named 2009 Target Transportation Provider of the Year

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) -  GSC Logistics, Inc., (GSC) the industry's forward-thinking logistics provider, today announced that Target Corporation has awarded GSC its 2009 Target Transportation Provider of the Year designation. This prestigious honor is in addition to Target naming GSC its 2009 Target Deconsolidator of the Year in April 2010.

This award is part of Target's Commitment to Quality program, which identifies standards and measures the performance of transportation carriers/importers who service the company's 27 distribution centers and 1,750 stores across the country.

Target cited GSC's can-do customer service attitude, which they said resonated throughout the entire GSC team. This included a demonstrated desire to exceed Target's expectations through process improvement, cross-functional training, and support initiatives.

In addition to successfully processing Target's import freight, the company also reported that GSC showed a measurable commitment to excellence in leveraging its intermodal equipment to combine both imports and domestic shipments into the Northern California and Western Nevada markets. Because of these efforts, GSC earned Target's top overall score on the company's deconsolidator scorecard in 2009.

Another notable accomplishment is GSC's well-established partnerships in its marketplace, which have greatly benefited Target in various situations such as late-arriving freight or congested terminals. In addition, Target commended GSC for its strategic partnership and pivotal role in the development of the Port of Oakland's clean truck program, which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions to improve air quality. This initiative supports the Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT). GSC operates its "green" fleet throughout California's San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, North Bay, Central Valley, and Reno/Sparks, Nevada region.

"We are proud to be recognized by Target for our record of reliability, responsiveness, and service throughout the region," said Andy Garcia, chairman and executive vice president of GSC. "My hat goes off to the entire GSC family, a team of dedicated individuals that put customer satisfaction as their top priority. We appreciate Target's confidence and continued business, and also look forward to continuing to do our part to help protect the environment."

About GSC Logistics, Inc.
GSC Logistics, headquartered at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., provides high quality, third-party logistics services and operates a state-of-the-art hub for deconsolidation, transloading and consolidation, as well as just-in-time transportation services for the Greater Bay Area and northern California region. GSC's facility also features dynamic technology systems to enable connectivity, communication, management, and process control of cargo, as well as to provide customers with the robust visibility they need to operate their businesses effectively. GSC Logistics has a known reputation for employing the "best" people and offering the "best" services provided at the "best" port for any logistical challenge. More information about GSC Logistics can be found on the company's web site at

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