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TT Club Strengthens its Commitment to the Middle East Market

Dubai & London, 21st March 2014

Specialist freight transport insurance provider, TT Club is reinforcing its presence in Dubai.  The move, which aims to support the Club’s existing claims team in the UAE, underlines the insurer’s commitment to what is a dynamic region and provides an additional service level to both Members and brokers in the Middle East.

Horn Julien May 2012

Julien Horn, having already been TT’s underwriter dedicated to the Middle East for some six years now, will relocate to Dubai on secondment to Through Transport Mutual Services (Gulf), the Club’s long established joint venture Network Partner.  Horn will be supporting the local claims team headed by Brian Reckerman.
The Middle East has long been a strong market for TT Club. The region has enjoyed substantial trade growth and it has a significant role as a key transport and logistics hub for global trade.  US$7.5 billion was spent in the region on logistics services in 2011 and forecasts put this total at over US$10 billion annually by 2015*.  With this sort of growth, freight transport and logistics service providers in the Middle East represent a significant opportunity.   This move re-emphasises the Club’s established position in providing insurance solutions and unparalleled support for its membership and regional insurance brokers.

Falling within the EMEA region headquartered in London, Regional Director Andrew Kemp is responsible for the move.  “Julien’s increased presence and time spent on the ground will enable the Club to strengthen support of its membership.  He will work closely with both London and local brokers as the Club looks to grow in the Middle East, re-enforcing its desire to provide comprehensive cover and service at competitive pricing levels.  In particular, Julien will aim to drive forward a number of local initiatives the Club has to promote transport insurance and risk management,” emphasises Kemp.

Horn has worked for the Thomas Miller Group (managers of TT Club) in London since 2003, focusing in recent years on the Middle East and surrounding areas. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurance and Member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. He has travelled extensively in the region and now relishes the opportunity to be based at its heart in Dubai.  “In addition to serving the Club’s current membership, I am keen to show regional brokers how they also can benefit from TT’s experience.  The Club’s expertise in the management of liability risk and its understanding of transport operators’ possible levels of exposure, coupled with its established international network of correspondents, which like TTMS (Gulf)in Dubai handles claims ‘on the ground’, is unique,” claims Horn.

*Forecasts provided by international economic consultancy Frost & Sullivan www.frost.com

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About 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.

www.ttclub.com

“K” Line: Notification of Cease-and-Desist Orders and Administrative Surcharge Payment Orders from the Japan Fair Trade Commission

On September 6, 2012, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (the “JFTC”) investigated KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) due to a suspected violation of the Antimonopoly Act of Japan regarding ocean shipment of automobiles. Since then, “K” Line has fully cooperated with the relevant JFTC investigations.

”K” Line announced today that the JFTC has issued cease-and-desist orders and administrative surcharge payment orders to the Company for violating Article 3 (Unreasonable Restraint of Trade) of the Antimonopoly Act of Japan.

We express our sincere regret for the concern this matter has caused to our customers, shareholders and concerned parties.

1. Outline of Cease-and-Desist orders

“K” Line was ordered, among other things, to confirm that it has discontinued acts that are in violation of Article 3 (Unreasonable Restraint of Trade) of the Antimonopoly Act of Japan, to comply with guidelines concerning the observation of the Antimonopoly Act of Japan and to implement periodic training for its employees and periodic audits.

2. Outline of the surcharge payment

Amount of surcharge: 5,698,390,000 yen

3. Response

“K” Line regards the situation with the utmost gravity and will take comprehensive measures to ensure strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

In light of the seriousness of this matter, the CEO, and the Directors and the Executive Officers who are in charge of the concerned sector, have decided to return voluntarily 10-30% of their monthly remuneration for three months.

4. Impact on results

“K” Line has already recorded an extraordinary loss related to the Antimonopoly Act of Japan of 5.721 billion yen as a reverse of provisions in conjunction with the third quarter of the fiscal year 2013.

 

 

Evergreen Naming Ceremony for EVER LOYAL

March 18, 2014

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for the EVER LOYAL, the eighteenth of the line’s L-type vessels built by Samsung Heavy Industries.  The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Raymond Lin, Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group.  Ms. Lin-An Hsieh, Group Executive Officer, Medical Affairs, of Evergreen Group, performed the official rope-cutting of the 8,452-TEU vessel, wishing the new ship fair winds and safe voyages.

In his speech Mr. Lin said, “The L-type vessels are a major part of our fleet renewal program. The fuel efficient ships have significantly reduced the carbon footprint of our operation.  The newbuildings will continue to replace old ships in our fleet and enable Evergreen Line to provide marine transportation service in the most eco-friendly way.”

EVER LOYAL is owned by Evergreen Marine Corp. The new ship is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, with 942 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters.  The vessels can cruise at a speed up to 24.5 knots. After her delivery on 20th March, she will join Evergreen Line’s Far East – Arabian Persian Gulf service, replacing an older vessel.

Evergreen Line commenced its fleet renewal program in 2010 at a time when shipbuilding costs reached cost-effective levels. The project entailed ordering of thirty L-type vessels and chartering a further five 8,800 teu units as well as ten of 13,800 teu. Furthermore, in order to meet the tonnage demand of alliance commitments, the carrier has also signed charter agreements for ten 14,000 teu vessels. The delivery of these newbuildings, scheduled between now and 2017, will be balanced by the redelivery of ships currently on charter when these agreements expire.

140318 Ever Loyal Naming Ceremony

Photo Caption :

Mr. YH Yoon, Executive Vice President & Shipyard General Manager of Samsung Heavy Industries (left)

Ms. Lin-An Hsieh, Group Executive Officer, Medical Affairs, of Evergreen Group

Mr. Raymond Lin, Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group (right)

Germany Honors Evergreen Group Chairman Dr Y F Chang Awards prestigious Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit

Taipei, Taiwan, March 13, 2014—Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Chang Yung-Fa has been presented with the Federal Republic of Germany’s Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit in recognition of his contribution to the port of Hamburg; his achievement in the international transportation industry; his devotion to charity and promotion of education and cultural exchange. The award was presented on behalf of Mr. Joachim Gauck, the President of Germany, by Mr. Mirko Kruppa, Acting Director General of the German Institute, Taipei at a ceremony held at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation in Taipei. Mr. Frank Horch, Senator of Economic Affairs of the City of Hamburg, travelled from Germany especially to present the certificate conferring the honor on Dr. Chang.

Nomination for the honor is mostly made on the recommendation of local government representatives and is approved by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for achievements in the political, economic, social or intellectual realm.  Dr. Chang is the third Taiwanese honoree to receive the Cross of the Order of Merit but the first to be made a Commander.

Evergreen’s links with Germany date back more than 30 years.  In 1979, Evergreen Marine Corp, the Group’s shipping division, launched its Far East – Europe service, successfully breaking the then monopoly of the trade by the Far Eastern Freight Conference (FEFC). Hamburg was the first port of call of the inaugural voyage by EVER VITAL, the first Taiwan-built containership. In 1984, Evergreen Line launched an unprecedented round-the-world eastbound and westbound service. The first port of call on this service was also Hamburg.

Through its comprehensive service network, Evergreen Line continues to provide convenient links for German imports and exports. Furthermore, the carrier’s efficient feeder connections help boost the throughput of Hamburg port and enhance its position as one of the world’s major trans-shipment hubs.

Currently Evergreen Line operates three services to Germany, including two strings from the Far East and one Trans-Atlantic route. Through capacity swap arrangements with other carriers, the line offers a further seven loops serving Germany. In the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven, Evergreen’s annual throughput has exceeded 500,000 TEUs over the past decade, contributing more than 40 million euros to local container shipping interests, including port, terminal, rail and trucking companies, etc.

Evergreen Group established Evergreen Deutschland GmbH (now renamed Evergreen Shipping Agency Deutschland GmbH) in 1986 and built its own office building in Hamburg.  The company also has offices in Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.

Evergreen Group also works closely with German aviation companies. EVA Air Cargo code-shares with Lufthansa Cargo on freight routes. EVA ordered 24 new A321-200 passenger aircraft that Airbus builds in Hamburg. The aircraft are outfitted with Recaro seats, made by a German company. And Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) selected Lufthansa Technik (LHT) to supply components EVA’s Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A330s and A321s.

In addition to his countless contributions to international transport growth and development, Dr. Chang is generous and tireless in his dedication to charity and social welfare. He founded the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation in 1985 to provide charitable aid and emergency relief.  The financial resources of this charitable fund are contributed mainly by Dr. Chang himself.

In recent years, numerous honors have been bestowed upon Dr. Chang in Taiwan and abroad for his remarkable achievements in global transportation and contributions to social welfare. Including the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Dr. Chang has to date received fifteen medals of distinction and eight honorary doctorate titles.

Germany Honors Evergreen Group Chairman Dr Y F Chang #2

Caption:

Mr. Frank Horch, Senator of Economic Affairs of the City of Hamburg(left) 

Dr. Chang Yung-Fa, Evergreen Group Chairman (middle)

Mr. Mirko Kruppa, Acting Director General of the German Institute(right)  

 

Medals of Honor

1979    COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF MARITIME MERIT, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

1982    CHINESE NATIONALIST PARTY FIRST-CLASS CATHAY MEDAL, ROC

1984    MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT FIRST-CLASS PORT NAVIGATION MEDAL, ROC

1985    NATIONAL ORDER OF VASCO NUNEZ DE BALBOA, PANAMA

1991    MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT THIRD-CLASS TRANSPORTATION MEDAL, ROC

1996    MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS FIRST-CLASS DIPLOMACY MEDAL, ROC

2000    ORDER OF CHIVALRY (DMPN), STATE OF PENANG, MALAYSIA

2002    NATIONAL ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOR, FRANCE

2006    COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE), UK

2007    ORDER OF LOYALTY TO THE CROWN (PSM), TAN SRI TITLE, MALAYSIA

2007    KNIGHT OF THE GRAND CROSS, ITALY

2008    COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE CROWN, BELGIUM

2011    COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU, NETHERLANDS

2012    ORDER OF THE RISING SUN, GOLD AND SILVER STAR, JAPAN

2014    COMMANDER’S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF MERIT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

 

Titles of Honorary Doctorate

 

1990    HON LHD, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSTIY, USA

1995    HON DBA, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, USA

1998    HON DSHIPPING/TM, NATIONAL TAIWAN OCEAN UNIVERSITY, ROC

1999    HON DBA, NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, UK

2000    HON DBA, NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY, ROC

2007    HON DT & HON ACADEMICIAN, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF TRANSPORT, RUSSIA

2012    HON DE, NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, ROC

2013    HON DS, NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY, ROC

 

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Menlo Launch Freight Brokerage Service in Europe

Menlo Freight Brokerage is a new transportation service which extends the 3PL warehousing and supply chain management services portfolio of Menlo Logistics in Europe. This dedicated freight brokerage operation provides cost-effective multimodal transportation booking and management solutions supporting the freight transport needs of commercial and industrial businesses throughout Europe 

Amsterdam, 12th March 2014

Based at Menlo’s European headquarters in Amsterdam and operated by a specially recruited team of experienced transport managers, Menlo Freight Brokerage has undergone a year of preparation and trial operation and is now being launched Europe-wide.

“Menlo has operated a successful and growing freight brokerage operation in North America since 2007 under our sister company, Con-way Multimodal,” noted Tony Gunn managing director for Menlo Logistics in Europe.  “We have adopted best practices from our North American colleagues and combined those with our Lean tools and a team of European transport specialists to create a unique service offering for European shippers.  We are confident that our philosophy of reducing cost and minimising waste in the freight transport process will appeal to the European market for freight brokerage services. The test strategy we have employed over the past twelve months has validated this approach and we are very pleased with the up-take from a wide range of customers.”

New Service Offering Gaining Market Traction

Indeed the nascent European Freight Brokerage operation, at the end of its trial period is now managing over five hundred shipments per month across all types of freight and modes of transport including; truckloads, parcels, groupage, full containers and LCL, air freight and ocean shipments.  The majority of the volume has been intra-Europe in extent but Asian and North American destined cargo has also been handled.

Gunn added that Menlo expects a rapid growth in volumes in the future but for the modal mix to be in line with that experienced so far.  “Key to our service offering is a multimodal, consultative approach to our customers’ transport needs. We will advise the optimum routing and modal mix for any given European shipment profile.  Our emphasis is on value, of which price is a component but not everything, which is consistent with the value-add approach Menlo takes with all of our supply chain offerings. This product is highly complementary to our portfolio and adds a capability which our customers have been inquiring for some time.”

Europe Launch Complements Menlo’s Global Transportation Management Strategy

The launch Menlo Freight Brokerage in Europe also is in line with Menlo’s larger global strategy of building consistent, reliable freight brokerage capabilities across and within the world’s geographies.  Explains Tommy Barnes, president of Menlo’s U.S.-based brokerage operation Con-way Multimodal: “Geographic diversification is a key part of our strategic vision. By extending our brokerage services into Europe, we can tap a new market and support existing Menlo operations and customers in securing flexible, cost-efficient transportation capacity for customers. Through our combined efforts, we should be able to further reduce costs and take additional waste out of customers’ supply chains. Our Europe expansion supports Menlo’s overall business growth goals and provides the opportunity to extend our Lean process improvement capabilities into a critical new area for our clients.”

For its European transportation management system, Menlo Freight Brokerage uses CargoWise, which is a proven technology platform and has solid daily transportation management functionality for both domestic and international shipments.  Menlo’s Europe brokerage team also liaises with its U.S. brokerage counterparts, which allows for synergies and the development of collaborative service solutions for global customers with brokerage needs in both the U.S. and Europe.

Dedicated European Brokerage Operation Established in Amsterdam

The European freight brokerage operation is based at Menlo’s offices in Amsterdam and is headed up by Richard de Ritter who has eight years with Menlo managing transport solutions for customers of the Company’s logistics services.  de Ritter’s career stretches over nearly twenty years working for blue-chip supply chain service providers and container transport operators.

He cites the significant advantages Menlo’s new brokerage service gains from Menlo’s long-standing logistics and supply chain management business in Europe.  “We are able to leverage the wealth of experience and knowledge of the European transportation and logistics market already existing within the Menlo organisation,” highlights de Ritter.  “This provides the opportunity for Brokerage customers to learn about and consider the broader logistics services of Menlo.”

A core value of the company’s operation is a commitment to waste reduction and the philosophy of pruning processes were savings in both time and money can be identified.  Menlo sees this aspect as a key differentiator of its service when compared with brokers that merely quote a rate and find a truck. Concludes Menlo Europe’s Gunn: “The transport element of the supply chain is often over-looked as a link to be managed with careful analysis of cost versus performance and the necessary amount of visibility.  We are bringing a higher degree of management standards to a process that many in the market see as simple trucking.”

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

www.menloworldwide.com/europe

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

Geodis Wilson to exhibit at Supply Chain & Transportation USA co-located with MODEX

Atlanta, 12 March 2014

The global logistics service provider Geodis Wilson will be exhibiting at this year’s Supply Chain & Transportation event in Atlanta, Georgia, to showcase its new transport and logistics solutions; Asset Recovery and Spare Parts Logistics.

Geodis Wilson, the global freight management division of the GEODIS Group, has over 180 years of experience in logistics, nominating them as one of the first freight forwarders in the business. Since its founding, it has developed new technology and solutions to accommodate the changing demands of its clients. Its latest product launch in the U.S. involve Asset Recovery and Spare Parts solution, serving already one of the largest information technology manufacturers of computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics in the world. Geodis Wilson will be represented at Supply Chain & Transportation USA from 17 – 20 March 2014 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, exhibition stand No. 2613.

With more than 10,000 supply chain professionals from around the world attending, Supply Chain & Transportation USA is an ideal event for Geodis Wilson to discuss and share information on innovative technology and smart solutions for the industry.

“Our expertise of over 100 years in the logistics industry results in continuous product development and globally recognized operational performance,” mentions Mike Greco, U.S. Managing Director for Geodis Wilson, “with solutions such as Asset Recovery, where we are able to realize the maximum residual cash value of your retired assets; and our Spare Parts Solutions to manage your aftermarket service parts needs, we deliver a true end-to-end logistics solution for our clients.”

For more information on the Conference go to – http://www.supplychainusaexpo.com

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About Geodis Wilson and the Geodis Group

Geodis Wilson is a leading, global freight management company. With 9,000 employees in 61 countries the company delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to customers enabling them to operate as ‘best in class.’ Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,64bn€ in 2012 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight group SNCF in 2008. With its 46,000 employees in 120 countries and a revenue of 9,5 bn € (2012), SNCF Geodis ranks among the top 7 companies in its field in the world.

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

 

Evergreen Group Naming Ceremony for EVER LUCENT

March 10, 2014

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LUCENT, the fourth of its L-type vessel to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard and was officiated by Ms. Molly Mok, Chairman of Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The official rope-cutting of the new 8,508 TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Pan-Tin Lim, the wife of Evergreen Shipping Agency (Singapore) chairman Mr. Patrick Ang.

“According to forecasts by many economic research institutes, the global outlook is gradually improving. In view of this growth momentum, Evergreen Line has been conducting a fleet renewal program to better serve the expected recovery in trade.” said Ms. Mok in her speech at the ceremony.

EVER LUCENT is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The ship is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, has 948 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters. Like it’s L-type sister ships, it can cruise at speeds up to 24.5 knots. The ship will be delivered into service on the 11th of March and join Evergreen Line’s Far East – Europe route.

Evergreen Line commenced its fleet renewal program in 2010 at a time when shipbuilding costs reached cost-effective levels. The project entailed ordering of thirty L-type vessels and chartering a further five 8,800 teu units as well as ten of 13,800 teu. Furthermore, in order to meet the tonnage demand of alliance commitments, the carrier has also signed charter agreements for ten 14,000 teu vessels. The delivery of these newbuildings, scheduled between now and 2017 will be balanced by the redelivery of ships currently on charter when these agreements expire.

140310 Ever Lucent Naming Ceremony

Photo caption : (from right to left)
Evergreen Shipping Agency (Singapore) chairman Mr. Patrick Ang. and his wife Mrs. Pan-Tin Lim
Ms. Molly Mok, Chairman of Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Chairman of CSBC Corporation, Mr. Sun-Quae Lai
President of CSBC Corporation, Mr. Lie-Lin Chen

 

GEODIS WILSON TO EXHIBIT AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI

Miami, 5 March 2014

The global multimodal service provider Geodis Wilson will be exhibiting at this year’s Cruise Shipping Miami exhibition in Miami, Florida, to showcase its cruise line transport and logistics capabilities.

Geodis Wilson, the global freight management division of SNCF Geodis Group, has over 30 years of experience in the Marine and Cruise Logistics industry, and for an 8th consecutive time, it will be represented at Cruise Shipping Miami from 11 – 14 March 2014 at Miami, Florida. Located at exhibition stand No. 1739, Geodis Wilson, will emphasize its presence as a leading provider of cruise line logistics solutions, running a global network of teams dedicated to the cruise industry along the entire breadth of international routes.

With more than 1,800 cruise line owners and operators from around the world attending, Cruise Shipping Miami is the ideal event for Geodis Wilson to discuss and share information on innovative technology and smart solutions for the maritime industry.

“Our expertise of over 20 years in this industry results in continuous product development and globally recognized operational performance,” mentions Mark Hedin, Marine Logistics Account Manager for the U.S., “all supported by our breakthrough eSolution, ‘Marine Order Management’ (MOM) tool, we are able to provide the marine industry with a convenient, tailored in-house order and warehouse management system.”

For more information on the Conference go to – http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/miami

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About Geodis Wilson and the Geodis Group

Geodis Wilson is a leading, global freight management company. With 9,000 employees in 61 countries the company delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to customers enabling them to operate as ‘best in class.’ Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,64bn€ in 2012 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight group SNCF in 2008. With its 46,000 employees in 120 countries and a revenue of 9,5 bn € (2012), SNCF Geodis ranks among the top 7 companies in its field in the world.

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

 

“K” Line launches new JASECO Services

February 28, 2014

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce new JASECO services to enhance our service network between Japan and Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.

The new services will contribute to the more enhanced intra-Asia service network and schedule stabilization, and also increase the service frequency to/from Japan/Vietnam and improve its transit-time.

The new services will succeed the name of ongoing ones known as JASECO-4/JASECO-5 which will be suspended at the start of the new services.

Details of the service are as follows:

  • Vessel Deployment:
    New JASECO-4: Four (4) x 4200 TEU type vessels
    New JASECO-5: Four (4) x 2500 TEU type vessels
  • Port Rotation:

New JASECO-4: Tokyo – Yokohama – Nagoya – Kobe – Singapore – Jakarta – Singapore – Ho Chi Minh – Tokyo

New JASECO-5: Osaka – Yokkaichi – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Yokohama – Kobe – Manila – Ho Chi Minh – Singapore – Manila – Osaka

  • Commencement Date:

New JASECO-4 SB: 12th of March ETA Singapore

New JASECO-5 NB: 17th of March ETA Singapore

Dachser takes possession of its new home in Brackmills

Northampton, 3 March, 2014

The UK subsidiary of one of Europe’s leading global logistics players, Dachser, has taken possession of its new purpose built facility at Brackmills, Northampton.   On 24th February the keys were handed over to Dachser by the developer, Roxhill Investments, bringing the base-build phase of the development to completion.

Dachser purchased the 16.38 acre site last year, and proceeded with a turnkey project to develop a freehold facility comprising 64,000 sq ft cross-dock as well as a 114,000 sq ft contract logistics warehouse and 21,000 sq ft of office accommodation over two storeys.  Work on the remaining fit-out items will now continue, and commencement of operations is scheduled to begin during the last week in March.

Thomas Dachser WayThe facility is located at a new address named after the founder of the company, Thomas Dachser.

“We are very pleased that we will soon be moving into a brand new facility which will give us scope to continue to expand our business,” said Nick Lowe, Dachser’s UK Managing Director.  “It represents a multi-million pound investment and endorses our commitment to Northampton as a prime location for a major European logistics hub centre.”

John Goodman, Dachser UK’s General Manager, Midlands and North, and responsible for the operations at the Northampton branch office, added, “We have seen significant increases in our European export and import volumes over the past few years, and our new facility is generating great interest from customers and our European network colleagues alike.  We are especially looking forward to showcasing our new contract logistics warehouse which will accommodate 20,000 pallet spaces, within which we will be offering flexible solutions to customers for all their outsources supply chain needs.”

Dachser UK also has branches in Dartford and Rochdale, both of which are seeing a steady growth in business volumes too as the Company continues to increase its market share. Their Reading sales office opened in January 2013 and serves the M4 corridor region, and more branches in other areas of the UK are planned for the future.

Daily line-hauls are operated from all three current locations, ensuring fast and efficient direct connections to many hub centres in Dachser’s comprehensive pan-European network. In this way, the Company provides an extremely reliable door-to-door distribution service for palletised consignments with all the benefits of track & trace visibility.

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ABOUT DACHSER UK

DACHSER UK is part of the Dachser group, a major international logistics provider which on 31 Dec.  2012 generated total sales worth EUR 4.41 billion. 21,650 staff working in 347 locations worldwide handled 49.8 million consignments comprising 37.46 million tonnes.

For more information, please visit  www.dachser.co.uk