Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Estes Launching Solar Power Generation at Two Terminals

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RICHMOND, VA—Estes Express Lines announced today that it is utilizing solar power generation at the company’s Elkton and Baltimore, Md. terminals.

The Elkton terminal solar power system was fully interconnected with DELMARVA Power at the end of December 2012 and is projected to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 254 metric tons. The Baltimore terminal is anticipated to start in early 2013 via an interconnection with Baltimore Gas & Electric. This solar panel installation is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 227 metric tons. Combined, the offset of CO2 emissions is the equivalent of combusting more than 53,766 gallons of gas annually.

“Estes is constantly evaluating how we can improve our operations to minimize our environmental impact,” said Rob Estes, president and CEO. “Adding solar power generation to these terminals is a significant step toward reducing our carbon footprint, and has the dual benefit of reducing energy costs, which helps us remain competitive in today’s marketplace.”

Solar power is estimated to provide 93 percent of the current electrical supply needed by the two facilities. The Elkton terminal will produce 360,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually through 1,232 rooftop solar panels. In Baltimore, solar power will generate more than 320,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year through 1,100 rooftop panels. Combined, this is the equivalent of powering 72 homes annually.

Estes’ personnel will monitor energy production in real time remotely from its corporate office in Richmond, Va., enabling the company to translate the data and monitor energy savings on an ongoing basis. Estes is working with Dynamic Energy Solutions on the solar energy generation project.

For additional information about Estes’ environmental initiatives, visit our environmental page.
About Estes Express Lines
Richmond, VA-based Estes is a full-service freight transportation provider offering an entire range of shipping solutions including LTL, Time Critical, Volume & Truckload, Global and Custom Solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, the company has grown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry.

About Dynamic Energy Solutions
Dynamic Energy Solutions (DES) Limited is a project management and systems integration company that strategizes, develops and delivers power storage solutions to industry. Their experienced team of energy consultants work with qualified partners to provide power storage systems at prices that are cost effective and that meet or exceed each client’s long term energy needs.

Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 1,716.63 crores

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Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company, today declared its financial results for the quarter and twelve months period ended December 31, 2012, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The company posted Rs. 146.91 crores profit after tax for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, an increase of Rs. 24.67 million growth in profit over 2011. Income from operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 stood at Rs. 1,716.63 crores.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Limited said, “Over the years, Blue Dart has evolved to become synonymous with reliability and trustworthiness. We consciously made an effort to bond with our customers and deliver quality, value, speed, efficiency, responsiveness and service experience. We have worked as one team with grit and determination to overcome challenges largely driven by a slowdown and worst GDP growth in a decade. We would like to thank our customers, employees, shareholders, partners and all other stakeholders for their commitment and support.”

The Company has changed its Accounting year to commence from 1st April of every year and to end on 31st March of the following year, to proactively comply with the proposed Companies Bill 2012. Consequent to this, the current accounting period would be for the fifteen month period from January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,739 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.