Our History

1985 – Walter Boasso founded a 5 acre Dry/Tank container repair depot in New Orleans. Later that year, he and local business partner Scott Giroir launched a container Trucking division
1988 – Realizing the global potential of Tank Containers, a dedicated Trucking Division was formed in the name of Gulf States Intermodal
1989– Outgrew the New Orleans facility and moved to a 15 acre site in Arabi, LA. A wash rack was erected shortly thereafter in order to provide “full” service; first of its kind in US
1997 – The Chicago terminal was opened . . . Followed later that year by the Detroit terminal. Entry to the Midwest region was strongly requested by customers
1999 – The Houston terminal was opened as more and more Gulf exports migrated from the Port of New Orleans to the Port of Houston
2000 – The Charleston and Jacksonville terminals were then opened to provide a much needed presence in the ever growing South Atlantic gateway
2003 – Outgrew the Arabi facility and moved to the current 50 acre Chalmette, LA site
2005 – Hurricane Katrina winds and flooding devastated the Chalmette terminal in August along with the entire Parish of St. Bernard . Operations are temporarily shifted to the Houston terminal. By December, it is back to 100% functionality
2007 – Boasso America was purchased by Quality Distribution Inc. (QDI) in December
2008 – The Newark terminal was opened . . . and management control of the Savannah terminal was assumed from QDI
2010 – Boasso America celebrates 25 Years of success
2011 – Boasso America makes acquisition in October … assuming management control of the Norfolk terminal previously owned by Greensville Transport Company
2015 - Boasso America’s 10th Terminal Servicing the Memphis area is opened in West Memphis, AR