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Menlo Endorses Post-Graduate Award in Supply Chain Management at Tilburg University

Amsterdam – September 19 2014 – Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has illustrated its ongoing support of academic advancement in the field of supply chain management and logistics services by once more sponsoring the Best Thesis Award for graduates of the Supply Chain Management Masters degree programme at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

The award, which is designed to inspire students to excel in the logistics arena, was presented earlier this month to Koen Gerrits for his thesis on ‘Improving Transportation Performance Using Supply Chain Collaboration: A Case Study of Transportation in the Plant Network of FrieslandCampina’.

FrieslandCampina* is a prominent supplier of dairy produce in the Netherlands. Tilburg University’s Dr. A.A.C.J. van Oijen, who headed the panel judging the Best Thesis, praised Koen’s research work for its “thorough analysis but also for its practical recommendations”.

Commenting on Menlo’s support of the award, Gert Jan van Sluis, the company’s European HR Director said, “The judges were impressed by Koen’s exploration of the impact of cooperation on the performance of the transport function and how key such collaboration can be for increasing efficiencies in the future.”

Continued van Sluis, “At Menlo we are constantly looking for process improvements across all aspects of the supply chain.  Both support for this sort of research and the encouragement of higher education standards in the logistics sector complement Menlo’s business philosophy. We are delighted to sponsor Tilburg University’s Best Thesis Award.”

Menlo actively advocates for professional training in the logistics field throughout the world. In addition to sponsoring the Tilburg scholarship, the company also supports academic research and education at two major universities in the USA, and underwrites a scholarship and work internship program for students pursuing logistics degrees at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.

The Tilburg Best Thesis Award also recognised two runners-up; second place was awarded to Inga Gjebinschi for her thesis on the effect of lean logistics on business performance and third place went to Marlou Thomas for her work on sales forecasting at BIP, the Dutch candy and novelty toy producer.

*Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with dairy products containing valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11.4 billion euro, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s five largest dairy companies.

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About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo 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; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menloworldwide.com/europe

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About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 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 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 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

Dachser adds new investments in Asia

Kempten/Mumbai, September 18, 2014. International logistics provider Dachser continues to expand its Asia operations, taking over its partner’s shares in three countries. As a result, the family-owned company is now the sole shareholder in the company’s ventures in India and Thailand and a majority shareholder of the joint venture in Bangladesh.

The collaboration between Dachser and AFL Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading Indian logistics companies, began in 1996 and successfully evolved into a strategic partnership. The two companies—both of which are family-owned—jointly developed the regional markets in India from 2007 to date by founding a joint venture in India, and they also established additional country organizations in Bangladesh and Thailand, making them part of Dachser’s globally linked logistics network. In 2011, the company was renamed Dachser India.

In August 2014, Dachser acquired all of the shares in India and Thailand owned by Indglobal, an affiliated company of AFL, and a majority of its shares in Bangladesh.

“This was an important step toward strengthening our intercontinental network and toward being able to work even more closely with our customers in these promising growth markets,” says Thomas Reuter, COO Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser. In India, where the local head office is headquartered in Mumbai, the logistics provider maintains a seamless presence with around 500 employees at 27 locations. Its core business revolves around air and sea freight services as well as contract logistics. In Bangladesh, Dachser has a presence at two locations, while in Thailand, its office in Bangkok takes care of Dachser customers.

In recent years, Dachser has made huge investments in the Asia Pacific region, establishing subsidiaries in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia and expanding its activities in Greater China and Korea.

About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company 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 fields: 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.

With a staff of 25,000 employees in 42 countries at 471 locations all over the globe, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of nearly EUR 5 billion and handled 70 million shipments.

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

 

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand

Recently Completed Facility to Begin Operations This Month 

LADKRABANG — Sept. 16, 2014 Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.5 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand.

Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. With a base of more than 36 operating locations in the South Asia region, the company’s services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehousing, distribution and transportation management; supply chain engineering and other value-added services across multiple industries.

Menlo officials state that the new facility adds 9,747 square meters (105,000 square feet) of space, increasing Menlo’s total operating space in Thailand to 32,528 square meters (350,000 square feet). The facility will employ more than 25 employees and was chosen in part for its proximity to the points of distribution for international export and domestic distribution.

“The decision to open this new facility was driven by increased consumer goods customer demand in the region,” said Desmond Chan, managing director, Menlo Logistics South Asia. “Our ability to provide outstanding logistics services specific to consumer goods manufacturers, including special storage and distribution, after-market parts distribution and inbound parts management, positions our company to successfully meet that demand.”

Currently, 65 percent of the new facility’s space is committed for use by manufacturers of consumer goods products in the consumer goods industry, leaving approximately 3,251 square meters (35,000 square feet) of space available. Citing the attractiveness of the location, Menlo officials feel certain the space will soon be filled through existing customer growth.

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Menlo Logistics images are available at www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 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 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 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

 

“K” Line Continues to be Selected as an Index Component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index

12th September 2014

 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has been selected again as an Asia / Pacific Index component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the leading global indices on Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)(*1).

DJSI is a world’s leading SRI index jointly offered by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland, which only includes the top ranked companies among the largest 3,000 companies worldwide as a result of evaluation of their sustainability performance in terms of social, environmental and economic criteria. Launched in 1999, DSJI is one of the first global sustainability benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability consideration into their portfolios.

“K” Line always strives to implement CSR initiatives so that we can contribute to the sustainable growth of the global society.

Geodis Wilson sponsors premier global automotive logistics conference in the USA

New York, September 11 2014

 

Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, will be a Silver sponsor at this year’s Global Automotive Logistics conference in the United States.

This year’s event is focusing on ‘Designing new supply chain networks’ and the pressure to respond to the demands of the industry by providing value and eliminating waste.

As part of the conference program, Mark Ellis, Global Industry Director – Automotive for Geodis Wilson, will be speaking about Just-in-time supply globally for the auto industry.

“The transformation of the automotive industry in North America provides huge opportunities for manufacturers, but also brings challenges as companies strive to find logistics solutions that are efficient enough to keep up with recent changes” said Mark Ellis. “We know from a vast experience the challenges faced by automotive customers in North America and the need for innovative solutions that can add value and eliminate waste – and therefore we are delighted to be able to support this year’s conference as it examines the industry’s supply chain and improves efficiency.”

The North American automotive industry is one of the fastest growing industries across the globe. The region is home to some of the biggest names in the automotive industry such as Ford Motors Co., General Motor Co., and others have been at the forefront of technological advancements and innovations. In the recent past, the industry was struck by the economic meltdown of 2009 but the industry has recovered and is now back on its track to reach record heights over the period of next five years. With this growth and maturity in the market, comes great responsibility to improve and optimize the supply chain while handling added volume increases.

Discussions during the Global Automotive Logistics Conference will focus on transport just-in-time supply, e-Logistics, the Mexican automotive market growth and challenges, innovation, and the future in supply base logistics.

The Global Automotive Logistics show, now in its 11th year, will bring together senior executives from OEMs and tier suppliers with logistics providers and infrastructure authorities of all kinds for two days of networking, discussions and presentations.

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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

Global Automotive Logistics Conference

The conference will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel – Detroit from 16th – 18th September. For more information, please visit http://www.automotivelogisticsmagazine.com/events/global-conference/2014-conference/overview

Mark Ellis will be facilitating the session on Wednesday, 17th September from 11.00 – 12.15 on “Keeping the World Supplied: How can we ensure JIT Supply Globally”

Dachser welcomes a record number of trainees and students

Kempten, September 11, 2014. As the new training year begins, the logistics provider Dachser is welcoming 589 trainees and students in Germany—a new record. They include 45 professional truck drivers. Dachser is now training 1,378 up-and-coming logistics experts.

Top quality training is the required foundation for a career in logistics— traditionally a top priority at Dachser. At this family-owned company, the logistics experts of tomorrow will find a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities in an international setting. “We welcome employees who are interested in other countries and cultures, who respect people and the environment, and who want to work independently, creatively, and with a sense of responsibility,” says Bernhard Simon, Dachser’s CEO, describing the demands placed on the junior logisticians. Simon is always pleased when young people make a conscious decision to start their career at Dachser. “Our high percentage of trainees, which averages ten percent in Germany, shows that we are considered to be an attractive employer and also illustrates the importance of training at Dachser,” adds Martina Szautner, Corporate Director Human Resources.

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Seven different training tracks are available to junior staff: commercial, industrial, IT, and technical job training or dual courses of study focused on freight forwarding/transport/logistics.

An international training program, the “Dachser Education Program,” based on Germany’s successful dual model, which the logistics provider has put in place in five European countries, is bearing fruit. In 2013, 14 trainees completed their training as Dachser forwarding and logistics specialists in various European countries. In 2014, new logistics trainees will be starting their courses of study in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Poland, Hungary, and France. “Our human resources policy is international and is geared toward the long term with the purpose of enhancing our performance capability,” says Simon.

About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned internationally operating company 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 fields: 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.

With a staff of 25,000 employees at 471 locations all over the globe, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of almost EUR 5 billion and handled about 70 million shipments.

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

DACHSER magazine wins the Gold Fox Award

Munich/Kempten, September 9, 2014. The company magazine published by the global logistics provider Dachser wins the gold award for the industry sector “Transport/Logistics.” The jury of the efficiency award in corporate publishing pays tribute to the magazine’s editorial concept, linguistic craftsmanship, and the opportunities for additional information that it provides.

According to the jury, logistics is characterized by very technical and economics-/business-related aspects on one hand, but on the other customer and employee relationships based on trust are necessary for its operational business activities. There are only a few industries where responsibility and customer contacts are as widely delegated as in the transport sector. “The magazine combines these two different levels,” the jury states in its explanation for choosing to bestow the Fox Award on the DACHSER magazine.

“The appeal of our corporate magazine to different target groups is the result of that special integrative understanding of networks and networking that has made Dachser one of the leading logistics companies worldwide,” says Dr. Andreas Froschmayer, Corporate Director Corporate Development, Strategy & PR at Dachser. “We are delighted that the jurors also found this approach persuasive.”

The DACHSER magazine is published four times a year in German, English, French, and Spanish and provides information about current developments and trends in the logistics industry. Its 55-year history makes it one of the oldest continuously published corporate publications in Germany. Its factually accurate background articles on transport and logistics are accompanied by a mix of other journalistic formats on science, culture, and business and industry. The publication’s target groups include customers, employees, and other interested readers all over the world.

The Fox Award was presented for the first time in 2011 and is the first efficiency award in corporate publishing. Jurors from the sciences and the media evaluate corporate media (both internal and external communications) with regard to quality, dialogue skills, sales quality, and brand conformity. The gold award honors “a media concept that demonstrates above average efficiency performance according to all criteria and that can therefore be viewed as an inspiring role model,” said the event organizers. Well-known companies and agencies submitted a total of 422 articles this year.

About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company 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 fields: 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.

With a staff of 25,000 employees in 42 countries at 471 locations all over the globe, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of nearly EUR 5 billion and handled 70 million shipments.

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

“K” Line will add 5 additional ULCVs to its Containership Fleet

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce it will enhance its fleet with an additional five new generation eco-friendly ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels) as replacements in its existing fleet in order to further strengthen both efficiency and cost competitiveness of “K” Line’s Containership Business. These 5 new vessels will join another 5 identical sister ships who will go into service during Spring to Summer 2015, bringing total number of “K” Line’s ULCVs to ten (10) vessels. As one of the world’s major ocean carriers, this substantial investment in an eventual total of 10 new ULCV sister ships is aimed at better serving the needs and requirements of “K” Line’s esteemed shippers worldwide.

Type of vessels and number ordered  :  14000TEU Containership x 5

Estimated delivery timing   :  Spring to Summer 2018

Ship Yard  :  Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

LOA  :  365.9 meters

Beam :  51.2 meters

Draft  :  14.0 meters

Nominal container carrying capacity  :  13,870TEU

 

For further information, please contact:

Yasushi Shigeno

General Manager, Containerships Strategy Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Tel: +81-3-3595-5278 Fax: +81-3-3595-5288

Evergreen Continues to Upgrade its Intra-Asia Service Network

Evergreen Line is to partner with Mariana Express in launching a joint South China – East Malaysia (SEM) Service.  The new initiative will give a significant boost to the service offered to shippers on this important sector of the Intra-Asian trade.  

The SEM service will employ two ships with around 1,000 teu capacity each. Sailings will be weekly and follow the port rotation: Shekou – Hong Kong – Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) – Muara (Brunei) – Bintulu (Malaysia) – Shekou.  The first sailing is planned to depart from Shekou on the 10th of September.

As part of its on-going efforts to improve network connections in this region, Evergreen Line will also take space on Interasia Lines’ Singapore – Yangon (Burma) – Malaysia (SYM) service based on a slot swap arrangement.  Providing Evergreen customers with an additional feeder connection to Yangon, the SYM loop will call at Singapore, Yangon, Port Klang, Yangon and then back to Singapore.

The ASEAN countries, made up of South-east Asian states, boast some of the world’s highest forecast rates of economic growth currently.  In 2014 the ASEAN economy as a whole looks set to grow by 4.6% and for 2015 the estimate is 5.6% growth according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook report published in July.

The ASEAN community recently set as a priority the successful conclusion of negotiations with China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand to establish the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).  It is believed that this significant development will further encourage free trade and have the effect of driving cargo growth within the Intra-Asia trade.

Geodis Wilson wins “2014 Quest for Quality” Award

New Jersey, USA – 20 August 2014

Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, has been awarded Logistics Management’s “2014 Quest for Quality Award”, earning the award for their achievement in the 3rd Party Logistics (Value Added Warehousing & Distribution) category.

“We are delighted that Geodis Wilson has been valued so highly by the readers of Logistics Management and we appreciate the support they have given by voting for us” commented Michael Greco, Managing Director, US. “This is a great honor for Geodis Wilson and we extend our congratulations to all of our colleagues and staff in achieving this prestigious award.”

For over 30 years Logistics Management has surveyed its readers, asking them to evaluate the transportation service providers that they do business with, rating each company for Customer Service/Value Added Services; Order Fulfilment; Transportation/Distribution; Inventory Management and Logistics Information Systems.

This year, 7,451 readers offered their valuable insight and helped Logistics Management maintain the Quest for Quality as the premier benchmark study of logistics and transportation service excellence. For Geodis Wilson, this is an important achievement witnessing that the company is operating with the common vision of being the growth partner for the clients.

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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 customers enabling them to operate as ‘best in class.’ Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,67 bn € in 2013 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight group SNCF in 2008. SNCF Geodis ranks among the top 7 companies in its field in the world.

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