COMPETITION WATCH: Report: Landstar to build major freight hub in Windsor

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WINDSOR, Ont. — The Windsor Star is reporting that Landstar Systems and 10 of its client companies are about to announce a long-term lease that will establish the city-owned Windsor Airport as a major freight hub.

The announcement is expected to come this morning. The new facility will reportedly handle trucking, rail, air and sea shipments.

The Windsor Star reports the new freight facility will be located on a 150-acre piece of land at the airport’s northeast, just south of the CP Rail tracks. It could be running within 18 months.

Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. this morning at the airport.



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  • Landstar Responds to Media Reports Regarding Windsor, Ontario Transportation Hub Project
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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — (Nasdaq: LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, responded to certain media reports suggesting that Landstar System, Inc. may be involved in the development of a multi-modal transportation and logistics hub in Windsor, Ontario. The Corporation stated that neither Landstar System, Inc. nor any of its subsidiary companies, including Landstar Canada, Inc., are involved in the proposed project. 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.

    About Landstar:

    Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions. Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market