Investment in Port TMS

Overland Park KS – December 28, 2018 — News-Press & Gazette Company, of the St. Joseph, MO-based announced today that it has completed an investment in Port TMS, LLC.
Founded in 2018, Port TMS is a cloud software platform serving the freight brokerage segment of the transportation industry.

Wayne Auer, founding partner of Port TMS said, “We are thrilled with our News-Press & Gazette, NPG partnership. Beyond the financial investment, NPG brings exceptional leadership skills equipped with a unique set of talents to help us accomplish our mutual goal to build successful and sustainable companies.”

Doug Krebs, Operating Partner at BERKS Group/NPG said, “We are delighted to be an investor and partner in Port TMS. Port TMS was developed by long time transportation industry experts who understand the challenges of growing a brokerage business and the shortcomings of current technological solutions. This type of forward thinking disruptive technology company is consistent with the strategy BERKS Group is deploying with diversification investments.”

About Port TMS, LLC.
Port TMS is a cloud Transportation Management System that serves both freight brokerage and shippers in the transportation industry. The solution will price, schedule, track, invoice, manage documents and pay, Truckload (TL) and Less-than-Load (LTL) shipments. Port TMS is a powerful yet easy to use shipping platform for freight brokers and shippers. Our Port TMS platform will help our customers grow their business without adding unnecessarily to expenses.

About New-Press & Gazette
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a privately-owned company with extensive holdings in broadcast television, newspaper and other industries across the United States. Founded in 1951, the company is currently led by the third and fourth generations of the Bradley family. The company continues to seek further investments in technology infrastructure, education technology, better-for-you food and precision manufacturing.
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Doug Krebs