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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Announces Terence R. Rogers as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Downers Grove, IL – May 24, 2017 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (“Roadrunner”) (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider, today announced that Terence R. Rogers has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Roadrunner, Rogers served for four years as chief financial officer for The Heico Companies, LLC, parent company for a diversified portfolio of over 35 businesses. His career includes 17 years in financial positions with Ryerson Inc., a leading distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, most recently as chief financial officer.

Additionally, Roadrunner announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters to its existing office in Downers Grove, Illinois to locate its new executive management team for easier travel to both customers and geographically dispersed operating units. The company will retain office space and key business and support functions at its previous corporate headquarters in Cudahy, Wisconsin. Approximately 185 positions will remain at the Cudahy location with no workforce reduction planned.

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CBP Issues Status Update for Export PGAs

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On May 16, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #17-000278 responding to the questions asked during the weekly ACE Trade FAQs from the week of April 27, 2017.

CBP responded to two questions, the first which deals with blanket declarations in the ACE Portal and the second with the current status of the 11 Partner Government Agencies participating in the Automated Export System (AES).

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First Meeting of Committee on Trade Facilitation Agreement Meets

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On May 16, 2017 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) met for the inaugural meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation. This committee will manage the implementation of the WTO’s recently passed Trade Facilitation Agreement (FTA).

The TFA entered into force on February 22, 2017 after meeting the two-thirds WTO member ratification requirement. The committee will meet to discuss matters related to TFA procedures and the progress of its objectives. They will also develop a standard for distributing pertinent information and best practices among the committee.

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DHL and Auchan renew successful partnership

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05/15/2017 – DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group has secured a contract renewal for continued management of Auchan’s inbound supply chain operations. Auchan Retail is the second largest supermarket operator in France, present in 16 countries in Western, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa with 3,836 hypermarkets and convenience stores. As part of the renewal, DHL International Supply Chain, the specialist supply chain management team of DHL Global Forwarding, will continue the nearly 10 years lasting partnership by providing purchase order and vendor management, origin consolidation and destination coordination services.

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FedEx Supports Open Skies

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May 15, 2017 – Today, FedEx President and COO David J. Bronczek joined the CEOs of three other leading U.S cargo and passenger airlines in sending a letter to newly confirmed United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Writing on behalf of the U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition, the letter’s authors underscore the importance of protecting the global network of U.S. Open Skies agreements, which eliminate government interference in commercial decisions about the routes, frequency, pricing, and capacity of passenger and cargo airline service. These critical agreements allow airlines to “deliver more efficient and cost-effective service to American consumers, businesses, and the U.S. government, including the military.”

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FDA Introduces Five Import District Offices

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On May 15, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) announced a reorganization of the FDA Import Offices and Ports of Entry. This reorganization is part of the FDA’s Program Alignment, which was announced in September 2013.

The FDA regions will now be divided into five districts each with a lead office for field activities as well as providing guidance on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy. According to the notice district will be organized by FDA-regulated product, which will, “enhance the effectiveness of our communications, our processes, and our ability to keep pace with scientific innovation and protect public health.”

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Deutsche Post DHL Group remains on course for growth

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05/11/2017 – Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, increased revenue significantly in the first quarter of 2017 and posted a further improvement in operating profit. Group revenue climbed by more than EUR 1 billion to EUR 14.9 billion. All four divisions contributed to the strong growth. Volumes and revenue saw substantial growth in particular in the German and international Parcel and eCommerce businesses as well as the global Express business. With Group EBIT of EUR 885 million, Deutsche Post DHL Group surpassed the good prior-year result and registered the strongest first quarter in the company’s history¹.

“Following a record year in 2016, the upward trend has continued at Deutsche Post DHL Group this year. We reported growth in all four divisions in the first quarter: Our strategy is working, and we are confident that we will achieve our targets for 2017,” said Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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BIS Requests Comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Steel Imports

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In a Federal Register notice published on April 26, 2017 the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting trade comments, data, analyses, or other relevant information on the import of steel and possible effects to national security.

BIS is requesting input related to the following topics:

  • “Quality of steel or other circumstances related to the importation of steel
  • Domestic production and productive capacity needed for steel to meet projected national defense requirements
  • Growth requirements of the steel industry to meet national defense requirements and/or requirements to assure such growth
  • The impact of foreign competition on the economic welfare of the steel industry
  • Relevant factors that are causing or will cause a weakening of our national economy
  • Any other relevant factors”

Comments must be submitted by May 31, 2017

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FDA Provides Updated Fact Sheet on FSVP

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On May 11, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a constituent update announcing the FDA website has been updated along with additional fact sheets to provide additional information in regards to the Food Safety Program (FSVP).

According to the notice the FSVP, “makes them [importers] responsible for verifying that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards.”

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DHL brings Internet of Things to logistics

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05/10/2017 – DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, forges ahead on its path of digitalization by implementing Internet of Things technology into warehousing to optimize operational efficiency and lay the foundations for safer work practices. Together with Cisco and start-up Conduce, DHL is testing the technology at three pilot sites in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.

The solution enables DHL to monitor operational activities in real-time through a responsive graphical visualization of operational data aggregated from sensors on scanners and material handling equipment, and DHL’s warehouse management system. Visualizing operational data with heat maps has changed the way data is analyzed and used at the pilot sites, and is expected to contribute to operational efficiencies and improve employee safety.

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