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Dachser changes legal form to SE

Kempten, February 16, 2015

Dachser, one of Europe’s leading logistics providers, has changed its legal form to a Societas Europaea (SE) and has opened the way for the future. The family-owned company is not planning an IPO.

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Dachser is now a Societas Europaea (SE). Dachser GmbH & Co. KG has transferred its major business fields Road Logistics (including the European Logistics and Food Logistics Business Lines) and Air & Sea Logistics to the 100%-owned subsidiary Dachser SE. Dachser GmbH & Co. KG itself will operate as a holding company called Dachser Group SE & Co. KG.

By providing a modern holding structure, the legal form of the SE offers the family-owned company an ideal framework in which to combine its corporate structure with subsidiaries in Germany and abroad. In the future, Dachser’s name in the German marketplace will be Dachser SE, but the various names of the country organizations outside of Germany will remain unchanged.

This legal conversion is not tied to any change in the shareholder structure. There will not be an IPO, nor will outside investors acquire any holdings. Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon said, “We have altered our legal form to fit our global growth strategy and have therefore opened the way for the future. Dachser is a successful family-owned company and will remain so in the future.”

The existing Administrative Board will also continue to operate as a supervisory board at Dachser SE with oversight functions.

Organizational and management structure: Customer proximity and decentralized decision-making process

Within Dachser Group SE & Co. KG, the Executive Board and the corporate positions reporting to it will carry out central management and control functions at the global group-wide level. The Executive Board includes Bernhard Simon (CEO), Michael Schilling (COO Road Logistics), who also serves as deputy head of the Executive Board, Thomas Reuter (COO Air & Sea Logistics), and Burkhard Eling (CFO).

Eight operating divisions, which are led by Managing Directors, will function at the level below the Board within Dachser SE. Aside from Dachser Food Logistics, which Alfred Miller will continue to manage, these units are divided up by region: Germany, North Central Europe, France & Maghreb, and Iberia in the Road Logistics business field, and EMEA, Americas, and Asia Pacific in the Air & Sea Logistics business field. “The eight operating divisions will reinforce our decentralized business strategy, giving us the ability to be even quicker and more flexible in our decision-making. And once again this will bring us closer to our customers,” said Simon.

About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned company operating globally and headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.

Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business lines: Dachser European Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics, and Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless transport network—both in Europe and overseas—and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.de.

 

CKYHE Alliance to Reorganize Europe Service Network

February 16, 2015

CKYHE Alliance, COSCON, “K”Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen Line is reorganizing their service network for Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades in 2015.

CKYHE Alliance will provide six Asia-North Europe services (NE2 / NE3 / NE5-CEM / NE6 / NE7 / NE8-CES) and three Asia-Mediterranean services (MD1 / MD2 / ADR) with the optimum port coverage throughout Asia, North Europe, East Mediterranean, West Mediterranean and Adriatic region from early April of 2015.

CKYHE Alliance will continuously offer quality service to customers by enhancing service efficiency, providing stable transit time and offering more flexible port-pair options.

The detailed service information will be as follow.

Asia-North Europe service:

NE2 (10*14000TEU vessels):

Nansha-Kaohsiung-Yantian-Singapore-Piraeus-Rotterdam-Felixstowe-Hamburg-Antwerp-Piraeus-Singapore-Hong Kong-Nansha.

 

NE3 (11*13000TEU vessels):

Xingang-Dalian-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Singapore-Rotterdam-Hamburg-Antwerp-Shanghai-Xingang.

 

NE5 (10*14000TEU vessels):

Evergreen Line names as CEM:

Shanghai-Ningbo-Yantian-Tanjung Pelepas-Rotterdam-Felixstowe-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Tanjung Pelepas-Kaohsiung-Shanghai.

 

NE6 (11*13000TEU vessels):

Qingdao-Kwangyang-Pusan-Shanghai-Yantian-Singapore-Algeciras-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Le Havre-Algeciras-Singapore-Yantian-Qingdao.

 

NE7 (10*14000TEU vessels):

Ningbo-Shanghai-Xiamen-Singapore-Piraeus-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Felixstowe -Antwerp-Piraeus-Ningbo.

 

NE8 (10*8500TEU vessels):

Evergreen Line names as CES:

Taipei-Ningbo-Shanghai-Shekou-Colombo-Felixstowe-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Le Havre-Colombo-Taipei.

 

Asia-Mediterranean Service:

MD1 Pendulum service (16*10000TEU vessels):

Pusan-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Yantian-Hong Kong-Nansha-Singapore-Piraeus-La-Spezia-Genoa-Barcelona-Valencia-Piraeus-Singapore-VungTau-Hong Kong-Shanghai-Pusan- (USA) -Pusan.

 

MD2 (10*8500TEU vessels):

Xiamen-Ningbo-Shanghai-Kaohsiung-Yantian-Singapore-Port Said-Ashdod-Genoa-Barcelona-FOS-Port Said-Singapore-Hong Kong-Xiamen.

 

ADR (10*8500TEU vessels):

Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Shekou-Yantian-Tanjung Pelepas-Ashdod-Alexandra-Piraeus-Koper-Trieste-Piraeus-Jeddah-Colombo-Tanjung Pelepas-Shekou-Kaohsiung-Qingdao

Geodis Wilson honours its Innovators

Bangkok, 16 February 2015

Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, launched its internal innovation campaign in 2011. Now being presented for the third time, the initiative is designed to encourage the creative potential of its employees worldwide. The winners of this year’s “Innovation Masters Award” (IMA) were announced at a ceremony in Bangkok on 5th of February.

Caption:  The IMA Award Winners 2014-15 (l-r) Cherian George, Nicolas Chaze, Leonie Zimmermann, Ludovic Vergin, Susanna Vallejo, Anders Wennberg

Caption: The IMA Award Winners 2014-15 (l-r) Cherian George, Nicolas Chaze, Leonie Zimmermann, Ludovic Vergin, Susanna Vallejo, Anders Wennberg

The awards, honouring the winners for outstanding internal innovative initiatives, were presented to two individuals and a small team of innovators. The winners, who received their awards from Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President, Geodis Wilson, at the IMA Ceremony, are:

Susanna Vallejo from Spain for her CSR related project entitled ‘Citizens of the World’ to foster international mobility within the company.

Cherian George from Australia for his project entitled ‘Global Office Ranking’ to increase efficiency and to foster a performance culture.

Anders Wennberg from Sweden, Nicolas Chaze and Ludovic Vergin (both from France) for their project entitled ‘Check ‘n’ Amend Tool’ that aims at improving data quality internally as well as for the customers.

The Award attracted over 250 entries from Geodis Wilson employees and the merits of each were considered by regional judging panels. Once a short-list had been drawn up the final panel of judges, compiled of board members, selected the winners of the “Innovation Masters Award” for 2015.

“The IMA-program is a product of Geodis Wilson’s corporate philosophy, which includes a commitment to become the leading innovator in the freight forwarding industry”, says Kim Pedersen. “Employee engagement is crucial to the success of this aim and we are justly proud of the standard of entries for the Award and of our dedicated employees, award-winners or not.  They are all pivotal in delivering top-class customer service.”

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About Geodis Wilson and the Geodis Group

Geodis Wilson is a leading, global freight management company. With around 9,000 employees in 61 countries the company delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to its customers enabling them to grow their business wordwide. Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,67 bn € in 2013 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group, a subsidiary of the French rail and freight group SNCF.

For more information about Geodis Wilson go to – www.geodiswilson.com

 

“K” Line News Release: Change of Representative Directors & Executive Officers

16 February 2015

 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) has decided in a board meeting held on Friday, 13th February changes of Representative Directors and Executive Officers.

Details of these changes are available to download from the “K” Line website at:

http://bit.ly/1Dx98jN

 

“K” Line Contact:

Kiyoshi Tokonami

IR& PR Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo

Geodis India appoints new National Sales Manager

Delhi, 12 February 2015

Geodis India is pleased to announce the appointment of Martijn Tasma as National Sales Manager. Martijn has the overall responsibility for sales & market development of Geodis’ Freight Forwarding and Logistics business line in India. 

Martijn Tasma as National Sales Manager, Geodis Wilson

Martijn Tasma as National Sales Manager, Geodis Wilson

The main priorities of the new National Sales Manager will be to strengthen and increase the company’s trade lane activities, particularly with a focus on Brazil, China and the USA, and to expand the business in key market segments such as Fashion, Retail, Industrial, Automotive, Hi-tech and Pharma.

Martijn has been associated with Geodis since 2006, and in his previous roles has played an important part in driving key strategies for business development in the organisation. He brings more than 14 years’ of experience in the industry. The Cluster Managing Director for Geodis in South Asia, Leif Voelcker, welcomes this new appointment:  “We are certain that Martijn’s experience and knowledge of the industry will be a key advantage for us in India’s fast growing and demanding market.”

Martijn comments: “India is an incredible country with a large growth potential. It is an honour for me to work with the skilled and experienced staff of Geodis India to steer the commercial development of the company and reach our ambitious growth target. Our aim is to deliver the best service to our customers, whether this be ‘out of the box solutions’ or tailor-made to customer requirements.”

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Notes to the Editors:

About Geodis

Geodis is a leading international logistics provider, with 32,000 employees in more than 60 countries. Its freight forwarding division, Geodis Wilson, delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to its customers enabling them to grow their business worldwide. Geodis India belongs to the freight forwarding division. Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,67 bn € in 2013 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group, a subsidiary of the French rail and freight group SNCF.

For more information please go to – www.geodis.com

TT Club Urge Better Management Practices to Safeguard People at Ports & Terminals

Manila 12th February 2015

A detailed analysis of the root causes of insurance claims show 80% of bodily injuries at global ports and container terminals involve handling equipment or vehicles.  Speaking at the Philippine Ports and Shipping Conference in Manila today, TT Club’s Asia Pacific Regional Director, Phillip Emmanuel emphasised the statistic and urged operators to improve their management practices in order to reduce the incidents which result in injury and sadly sometimes death to workers and others at ports and terminals.

Phillip Emmanuel

Phillip Emmanuel

TT Club, a leading international provider of insurance to the freight transport and cargo handling sector, has carried out root cause analysis of nearly 7,000 claims valued at more than US$10,000 and totalling US$425 million.  The lessons to be learned for port and terminal operators in terms of minimising future risk to the workforce and third parties, equipment, ships and other property are numerous. TT Club executives, including Emmanuel, are committed to highlighting these, often avoidable, dangers and to promoting safer working practices across the sector.

During his Manila speech, Emmanuel drew his audience’s attention to a comprehensive catalogue of operational issues that require careful management to control potential risk, including quay crane boom collision and adequate crane braking systems, regular equipment maintenance regimes, fire prevention systems, adoption of best practice in packing and handling of cargo, and appropriate processing of dangerous goods.

In particular, however, Emmanuel addressed the risk profile of ports and terminals as it pertains to the occurrence of accidents resulting in bodily injury.  These are costly in the sense of both the human suffering and value of claims. “Similar to many preventable incidents, those involving the workforce and third parties can very often be minimised in the simplest of ways given careful attention and the employment of sensible management practices,” emphasised Emmanuel. “Strict limits to pedestrian access to yard stacks, well indicated one-way vehicle lanes, designated safe and secure areas for truckers, and regulated on-terminal induction procedures are all easily enforced and effective procedures.”

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Notes to editors

The TT Club

The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services.  As a mutual insurer, the TT Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

Customers include some of the world’s largest shipping lines, busiest ports, biggest freight forwarders and cargo handling terminals, to companies operating on a smaller scale but whose operations face similar risks. TT Club specialises in the insurance of Intermodal Operators, NVOCs, Freight Forwarders, Logistics Operators, Marine Terminals, Stevedores, Port Authorities and Ship Operators.

The TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller.

www.ttclub.com

About Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services. Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self-employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.

Principal activities include:

Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals

  • Investment management for institutions and private clients
  • Professional services
  • Building defects insurance

www.thomasmiller.com

TT Club appoints Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa

3rd February 2015

Kevin King (2)

TT Club, the leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, has appointed Kevin King as Regional Director Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in London, he will be responsible for overseeing Member service and business development across EMEA for the TT Club.

Kevin is a qualified US attorney having joined Thomas Miller in 1996 and has worked across both the TT Club and UK P&I Club operations in their New Jersey, San Francisco and former Houston offices. He joined Thomas Miller’s Americas regional headquarters in New Jersey in 2006 managing the UK P&I Club’s Americas regional claims team and the claims performance of the TT Club’s North American Chassis program.

Kevin replaces Andrew Kemp who has moved across to the UK P&I Club.

Charles Fenton, CEO of the TT Club, said: “Kevin’s expertise in the management of claims and legal matters and his understanding of the implications for the supply chain industry will be of particular benefit to the Club and its Membership”

 

Notes to editors

The TT Club

The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services.  As a mutual insurer, the TT Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

Customers include some of the world’s largest shipping lines, busiest ports, biggest freight forwarders and cargo handling terminals, to companies operating on a smaller scale but whose operations face similar risks. TT Club specialises in the insurance of Intermodal Operators, NVOCs, Freight Forwarders, Logistics Operators, Marine Terminals, Stevedores, Port Authorities and Ship Operators.

The TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller.
www.ttclub.com

 

About Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.

Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self-employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.

Principal activities include:

  • Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals
  • Investment management for institutions and private clients
  • Professional services
  • Building defects insurance

www.thomasmiller.com

“K” Line Announce Change of Top Management

30 January 2015

 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) today announced at the Board of Directors’ meeting a series of changes to Top Management.

 

Please click on the following website link for details:

http://www.klineurope.com/News/newsview.aspx?id=651

 

For further information, kindly contact the following:

Kiyoshi Tokonami, General Manager, IR & PR Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line)

Tel: +81-3-3595-5189

“K” LINE PRESS RELEASE : FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR 3rd QUARTER F2014

30th January 2015

Please be advised that “K” Line has released the following press statements today:

・Financial Highlights for 3rd quarter F2014

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/ir/library/bs/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2015/01/30/fh2014_3con_e.pdf

・Revised Forecast of Financial Results

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/ir/stock/disclose/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2015/01/30/20150130RevisedForecastofFinancialResults.pdf

These statements are also available from their Website both English and Japanese.

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/

 

For further information, please contact:

Kiyoshi Tokonami

IR&PR Group

Tel: +81-3-3595-5189 Fax: +81-3-3595-5001

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line)

TT Club Celebrates 25 Year Support of BIFA Awards

29th January 2015

At the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Annual Awards Lunch in London last week, the global freight insurance specialist, TT Club was itself presented with an honorary award in recognition of the Club’s twenty-five year support of the event. In addition the Club sponsored the European Logistics Award and played its part in selecting the winner from a wide-range of entries.

BIFA Special Award 2014

Event Host: Naga Munchetty, Financial Journalist & Television Presenter (left)
Recipient: Brian Sullivan, TT Club (centre)
Presenter: Becky Thurtell, BIFA Events Organiser (right)
(Photo courtesy of Philippa Gedge)

Brian Sullivan, TT Club’s Development Director in accepting the award said, “TT’s long-standing relationship with BIFA is based on a mutual interest in encouraging best practice in the international freight and logistics industry.  BIFA’s promotion of a strict code of conduct and the adoption of Standard Trading Conditions by all its Members is very much in line with TT’s advocacy for clear and precise contractual arrangements in the transport of goods internationally.  This provides a well defined understanding of liability in the event of loss damage or personal injury.”

Presenting the Award BIFA’s Event Organiser, Becky Thurtell said, “We are most grateful to TT Club for its ongoing support of the BIFA Freight Service Awards. The Club have provided sponsorship for one of the competition categories since 1990, making this their 25th year of continued support. It is only with the endorsement of industry leaders such as TT Club, that BIFA is able to produce such a high profile ceremony. On BIFA’s behalf, I was delighted to present Brian with a Special Award trophy as a token of appreciation of TT Club’s association with our flagship event.”

This year, as in the past TT Club sponsored the European Logistics Award, which was won by Freightex.  The winner specialises in managing European, cross-Channel road freight. Its large carrier network, which includes a dedicated fleet, provides a full range of vehicle types.

The judges selected Freightex for, in part, its aptitude for using technology at the sharp end to change its  distribution model so as to provide an optimum solution to the logistics challenges presented by customers. Equally important was the contribution made by the company’s own people, which was significant in the scale of the project.

TT Club’s Sullivan, who was part of the judging panel commented, “Freightex showed strongly the characteristics that are distinguishing successful companies in the sector these days.

Innovative IT solutions are employed in a tailored fashion to improve efficiency but critically, the human touch has not been abandoned.  In fact an emphasis on stable personal relationships and effective customer service is crucial to such success.”

In providing liability, cargo and property cover to freight forwarders and logistics companies for nearly fifty years, TT Club has consistently emphasised the importance of risk management or loss prevention to both minimise an operator’s claims but also to improve the efficiency of its operation. The creative use of technical advances in IT-driven processes is becoming almost a given in supply chain management, those transport companies which are marrying these skills with a genuine commitment …. not just lip-service …. to customer relations, are trending among the most profitable.

“As ever, the freight transport industry continues to feel pressure on rates, distracting customers on occasion from the worth of a myriad of value-added services that logistics operators are seeking to provide in order to distinguish themselves in a crowded market.  Perhaps the ‘human touch’ can become a modern day panacea for the operator searching for that elusive competitive edge,” concludes Sullivan.
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Note to Editors:
The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club’s membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice. TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller. www.ttclub.com