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The Toll Rescue Helicopter Service is airborne for communities of NSW

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Toll Group has officially launched the Toll Rescue Helicopter Service in partnership with NSW Ambulance to provide greater aeromedical services to communities of NSW in the Southern Zone.

Patient rescue, retrieval and treatment services are now operating from the new Toll & NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Base in Sydney. The new Southern Zone contract operated by Toll Helicopters will include rescue helicopter bases at Bankstown, Wollongong and Orange and Canberra.

The Toll & NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter fleet is made up of eight new purpose-built best in class Agusta Westland 139 (AW139) helicopters, which deliver the latest in performance, safety and innovation – assisting NSW Ambulance helicopter doctors and paramedics to reach patients in remote areas, faster than ever before.

This contact forms part of the NSW Government’s new $151.2 million state-wide Helicopter Retrieval Network. Under the NSW Government’s Reform Plan for Aeromedical (Rotary Wing) Retrieval Services in NSW, the state has been divided into two distinct aeromedical retrieval zones – the Northern Zone and Southern Zone.

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Alberta Provincial Carbon Levy

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Effective January 1st, 2017 the province of Alberta will implement a Carbon Levy on all fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gas emissions when combusted. This Carbon Levy is in addition to current provincial and federal government fees currently included in the cost of fuel. This Levy is being phased in over a two year period. It will add 5.35 cents per litre to our fuel cost in 2017 and will increase to 8.03 cents per litre in 2018.

Our current pricing and fuel surcharge program will not offset these additional costs. Due to this government imposed Carbon Levy we are forced to pass this cost on as an additional Carbon Surcharge.

While the Levy takes effect January 1st, 2017 we will start applying the Alberta Carbon Surcharge effective February 1st, 2017. The surcharge will be assessed on any shipments that are origin, destined, or pass through the province of Alberta. The surcharge will be .9 % of freight charges to a maximum of $ 6.75 per shipment and will appear as a separate line item on your invoice.

If you have any questions regarding the application of this fee, contact your local Account Executive.

For more information on the Alberta Carbon Levy you can visit the Government of Alberta website www.alberta.ca/climate-carbon-pricing.aspx

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Toll Group outlines recent top level personnel changes

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  •  John Mullen announced as Executive Chairman effective 1 January 2017
  •  Brian Kruger has announced his retirement after five years as the Group’s Managing Director
  • Michael Byrne announced as new Managing Director effective 1 January 2017.

Brian Kruger
Toll Group today announced the retirement of its Managing Director Brian Kruger after five years in the role and eight years with the company. Brian will remain available to assist the company for an appropriate handover period.

Incoming Chairman John Mullen said, “I have known Brian for many years and greatly respect the contribution that he has made to Toll and to the logistics industry.  Brian has led a number of transformational changes at Toll over the last five years and his unwavering focus on the importance of safety has become deeply ingrained across Toll’s 30,000 strong workforce. We thank Brian for his tremendous contribution to the company and wish him every success in the future.”

Mr Kruger said, “It has been an honour to be Toll’s Managing Director for the past five years. The acquisition by Japan Post 18 months ago was a clear highlight for me and I have enjoyed being involved in the successful integration of the two companies. I welcome John’s appointment as Chairman and know, given his experience as the Global CEO of DHL Express, CEO of Asciano and his current role as Chairman of Telstra, he will be an invaluable partner for Michael Byrne.

Mr Yokoyama, President and CEO of Japan Post Co., Ltd. said “Despite the difficult market environment, Mr Kruger has been establishing the foundation for Toll’s successful future. We regret Brian’s decision to retire from Toll and are pleased he will be staying to assist with the transition to the new Managing Director.”

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DACHSER USA receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

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DACHSER USA is proud to announce another milestone, setting the stage for continued growth for its logistics services in the US. Furthering its commitment to excellence and improvement, DACHSER USA has received its ISO 9001:2015 certification from DEKRA Certification, Inc. This particular certification sets out the requirements of a quality management system and principals.

DACHSER USA has established the DACHSER Management System (DMS) for Contract Logistics activities. This System is implemented under the focus on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. The ISO 9001 Certification gives DACHSER USA’s customers a reliable indicator that DACHSER USA is committed to provide the highest level of customer service.

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Maersk Line, MSC and HMM enter strategic cooperation

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The cooperation is a combination of slot exchanges and purchases between the three parties. Maersk Line and MSC will also take over a number of charters and operations of vessels.
Dear Customer.

We are pleased to inform you that Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has announced a new cooperation.

The cooperation is outside the scope of MSC and Maersk Line’s 2M vessel sharing agreement on the East-West Network; however, it will provide HMM access to parts of the East-West network. There will be no vessel operations by HMM on existing and future 2M strings.

Your will get access to an improved Pacific product

For Maersk Line’s customers, the cooperation will provide new, exciting opportunities, particularly in the Pacific trade where you will get access to strong HMM products.

HMM will purchase slots on the 2M network from Asia to North Europe, Asia to Mediterranean and Asia to the US East Coast. On HMM services from Asia to the US West Coast, HMM will continue to operate on their own.

2M cargo will however only be loaded onto HMM vessels with customers’ express agreement – and only on the HMM operated service that is part of the Asia to US West Coast slot swap agreement. These HMM services are not part of the 2M network today.

Subject to regulatory approval

The agreement is scheduled to begin in April 2017 subject to regulatory approval. The agreement has a duration of 3 years.

We are committed to keeping you updated and will provide you with information as it becomes available. As always, we appreciate your business and will continue to serve you with the scale, stability and expertise you need to realise your ambitions.

Sincerely
Maersk Line

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A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

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Dec 08, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, UNICEF and Panalpina have joined forces to fly relief goods to an African country where population movements, food insecurity, malnutrition and natural disasters have led to a health emergency and precarious humanitarian situation. In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Chad with more than 80 tons of life-saving goods on board that are essential for water treatment, sanitation and nutrition programs.

More than 80 tons of relief goods such as blankets and tarpaulins used for shelter, therapeutic food for malnourished children, medical equipment and drugs, provided by UNICEF, arrived in Chad’s capital N’Djamena this morning on a flight chartered and donated by Panalpina. The company’s Charter Network had organized the relief flight which left Liège the night before. The goods will address acute needs in the areas of health, hygiene and nutrition but also children’s recreation, particularly in refugee camps.

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DACHSER USA Launches New LCL Service to China

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DACHSER USA Air & Sea Logistics announced today that shippers looking for direct access to China can now take advantage of a new weekly LCL service to Shanghai.

The LCL (less-than-container-load) service offering provides a solution covering consolidation services for 36 states across the United States out of DACHSER’s Chicago location, further strengthening offerings to the Asia Pacific region.

“Customers using our new LCL service will experience shorter transit times, faster cargo availability at the final destination and increased supply chain visibility and predictability,” said Frank Guenzerodt, President & CEO of DACHSER USA.

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DACHSER CEO Accepts Award for Family Owned Businesses

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The consulting and auditing firm EY (Ernst & Young) recently honored successful entrepreneurs with their Entrepreneur of the Year award. DACHSER CEO Bernhard Simon was among the winners and accepted an award for family owned businesses.

Simon was awarded for entrepreneurship, innovation and personal dedication. He received the award in Berlin on November 18.

This is the fifth time EY has honored an entrepreneur who actively contributes to sustainability, values orientation, and assumes social responsibility in the family-owned business category. The jury based its decision to give the award to Mr. Simon on the fact that he has prepared the successful family-owned company for the future by instituting exemplary leadership and succession guidelines.

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More choice, less queuing for shoppers this Christmas with Toll’s first pop-up delivery hub

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Toll Group has launched a new consumer-to-consumer parcel delivery service this week with the opening of new pop-up delivery hubs in selected Westfield shopping centres. Just in time for Christmas, this service will help shoppers skip the queues and access competitive pricing for fast domestic parcel deliveries.

The pop-up delivery hubs, designed to simulate our busy operations which come complete with miniature Toll delivery trucks, will be open seven days a week at centres in Bondi Junction (NSW), Doncaster (VIC) and Carindale (QLD).

Industry expert and Click Frenzy Managing Director, Grant Arnott, says the initiative is tapping into a market ready for disruption.

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