Monthly Archives: November 2013

Expeditors is Recognized for Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution Solutions, and Freight Forwarding

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Quest-for-QualityLogistics Management distinguished Expeditors as one of the 2013 Quest for Quality 3PLs for value-added warehousing and distribution solutions, and for meeting pressing global demands with freight forwarding while maintaining world-class service. Expeditors was also recognized for excellent services such as transportation management and helping shippers successfully reach out of their comfort zones.

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New Appointment of PIL Agent in Sudan

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PIL is pleased to announce the appointment of Bollore Africa Logistics as PIL agent in South Sudan with effect from 1st November 2013 and we welcome them to the PIL network of agents worldwide.

Please refer to the following for contact details.

Company Name: Bollore Africa Logistics (South Sudan) Limited
Address: Plot Number 93-98, Tonping, Hai Matar, Juba, Sudan, PO Box 63
Tel: +8821 650605395

Note: We provide a third part pil tracking system. With our container tracking system, you can get a real-time trace of your pil container.

Re-use NYK-containers via APCS platform

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NYK Benelux uses the Avantida ‘container re-use module’.

By making use of this community solution (APCS) NYK Benelux improves the interaction with the transport companies for the re-use of containers.

Through a simple web application a transport company can apply to re-use a container for an export booking after the container was discharged by that shipping company.

This way, a lot of ’empty’ kilometers are avoided from and to empty container depots. The administration runs uniformly across all shipping companies.

Shipping companies MSC, Turkon Line and OOCL already started with this solution. Later this month Yangming, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd Benelux will also follow.

Note: We provide a third part NYK Line Tracking system, hope this service can help you track your container.

YM, UASC, and CSCL Merge TP Services for Winter Season

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Yang Ming (YM), United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and China Shipping Container Liner (CSCL are to adjust their service on the Asia – West Coast of North America trade by merging their current services, PSW4 by YM and AAS2/AWS1 by CSCL/UASC, in to a tripartite joint service.

The new joint service shall continue to be branded by the three carriers, respectively, as PSW4/AAS2/AWS1. The service will employ six vessels with nominal capacity of 4,250 TEU; three operated by YM, two operated by UASC, and one operated by CSCL. The revised port rotation is as follows: Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Oakland, Xiamen. The first sailing in the merged structure shall depart Xiamen on 6th December 2013.

Together with the establishment of the new joint PSW4/AAS2/AWS1 service, a broader slot swap agreement will be made including YM’s existing PSW2 service and CSCL’s existing AAC service in this trade. Through the slot swap, CSCL and UASC will take slots from YM’s PSW2 service, and YM will take slots from CSCL’s AAC service.

The PSW2 service will be marketed as AAS3 by CSCL and marketed as AWS3 by UASC with the following port rotation: Hong Kong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pusan, Kwangyang, Keelung, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong.

The port rotation of the AAC service is as follows: Qingdao, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Pusan, Los Angeles, Oakland, Qingdao.

The YM/CSCL/UASC tripartite cooperation in this trade enables a more cost efficient and flexible network and will continue to provide the comprehensive coverage and frequency in West Coast of North America trade.

OnTrac Named One of SDCE 2013 Green Supply Chain Award Winners

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OnTrac is proud to be one of Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s 2013 Green Supply Chain Award winners.

The sixth-annual awards honor sustainability efforts that impact the supply chain, and are meant to recognize companies making green efforts and sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy.

OnTrac’s built in regional hub-and-spoke model keeps freight on the ground, which reduces the cost to its customers and keeps the company environmentally conscious. OnTrac works to achieve measurable sustainability goals within our operations through the strategic planning and location of our hubs and continuous driver route optimization with emissions reduction.

Additionally, the OnTrac facilities work with local waste management companies to reduce/consolidate waste in the most eco-friendly manners, stay active with a cell phone and shipping material recycling program. The company also provides complete online resources and a paperless payroll, encourages trip reduction and a corporate recycling program.

“Our goal is a continuous pursuit to identify equipment, technologies, and strategies that reduce our fuel consumption and lower our emissions,” OnTrac Director of Fleet Operations Steve Heron said. “OnTrac reduces its carbon footprint through improved fuel efficiencies and emissions reductions, thus demonstrating our commitment to operate responsibly. We are proud to be recognized for our sustainability efforts by the Supply and Demand Chain Executives.”

The awards highlight companies that are making sustainability a core part of the businesses and supply chain strategies. About 100 submissions were received through an open nomination process. The magazine’s editorial staff reviewed the submissions based on clarity and content of the goals and strategy, the extent of the steps being taken, and the impact of the results to date.

Submissions were judged based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy, the extent of the steps being taken, the impact of the results to date and projected results, and the form and presentation of the information submitted. Utilizing renewable energy, minimizing waste, and maximizing facility and solutions lifespans are all components that leading companies in supply chain increasingly enforce. This year’s sixth-annual awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.

Saia Announces Improved Transit Times

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JOHNS CREEK, GA – Nov. 18, 2013 – Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that Saia LTL Freight has reduced transit times in nearly 1000 intermediate and long-haul lanes effective immediately.

Customers will receive a one-day delivery improvement on freight moving between nearly 55 million ZIP code pairs.

“We are always exploring ways to improve our operations and provide our customers with the service they expect,” explained Saia President and CEO Rick O’Dell. “By reducing our transit times, we’re able to help our customers further streamline their supply chains and reduce expenses related to inventory carrying costs and warehousing.”

Customers can determine specific transit times for their shipments by utilizing Saia’ online transit time calculator located on the “Transit Times & Coverage” page at or by contacting their sales representative.

“We realize how critical time is for our shippers,” said O’Dell. “Shorter transit times give our customers an edge in a business environment that is increasingly competitive.”

The improvement in transit times was made possible because of continued network optimization and should support growth in these transit segments. Saia expects to continue to provide 98% on-time service in conjunction with these improved transit standards.

About Saia Inc.

Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2012 revenues of $1.1 billion, offers customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, and logistic services. The company operates 147 terminals in 34 states and is home to the industry-exclusive Customer Service Indicators and Xtreme Guarantee. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia employs 8,500 people nationwide. Saia LTL Freight has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations Safety Management Council with first place honors for its outstanding safety record.

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C.H. Robinson Enters Switzerland Marketplace

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Eden Prairie, MN (November 15, 2013 Further expanding their European footprint, C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest transportation and logistics companies, has opened a new office in Basel, Switzerland.

Located on the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany, the Basel office employs multi-lingual account managers who will focus on the customer facing aspects of the business including new sales, account management and account operations.

Managing the new office will be Ildiko Gergely, a 13-year transportation industry veteran. Gergely started her C.H. Robinson career in the Syracuse, NY office in 2000 and opened the company’s Budapest, Hungary office in 2002.

“The Basel office represents an opportunity for global companies and supply chain decision makers in the area to see firsthand the value C.H. Robinson can bring to their organization,” said Gergely.

C.H. Robinson established an initial presence in Europe 20 years ago.  Since that time, the company has built a network of 52 offices with over 1,000 employees throughout Europe to become one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the region.

In the last 16 months, C.H. Robinson has named Bryan Foe as president of Europe, Gary York as director of sourcing for Europe and Ivo Aris as director of European global forwarding. In addition, the company acquired Apreo Logistics S.A., and opened offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey.

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A True Holland Hero, John Summers

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Many of us might not be familiar with the term “the Bystander Effect.” It is a sociological phenomenon the vast majority of us have witnessed before.

Boiled down, it means people are less likely to offer help when others are present or can assume responsibility.

Sadly, the Bystander Effect is a well-documented, highly predictable phenomenon.

However, it is not without its amazing anomalies such as Holland professional driver, John Summers.

On October 19, 2013 John witnessed a vehicle veering off the highway. It went crashing through a guardrail, slid down a steep embankment and disappeared behind the trees.

John immediately safely steered to the side of the road, illuminated his hazards and called the police.

He then decided to descend the embankment to offer assistance to the driver.

John was just approaching the vehicle when a state trooper quickly arrived. They found Jennifer Howdyshell with a broken back and in no condition to help herself.

Her car was all but completely invisible from the road because of the slope of the embankment. This meant other passers-by would likely never see her car.

Fortunately John not only witnessed the accident but also acted to bring help and offer assistance.

“I honestly believe he is my guardian angel,” Jennifer wrote.

“I was a complete stranger to him. He had no obligation to stick with me. But, being the wonderful person that he is, he stopped. I will forever be grateful for him.”

After her hospital stay, Jennifer called the police to find out the name of her guardian angel so she could offer her sincere thanks.

The two spoke on the phone and even got together for dinner at Jennifer’s request. While Jennifer considers John to be quite the hero, John felt there was no other option but for him to offer assistance.

“Somebody needed help,” said John. “I was a little leery to go down there, but regardless of who it was, or what their condition, I knew someone was hurt and needed help.”

“It was simply the right thing to do,” John stated.

John Summers has been driving professionally since 1980. He has been with Holland for nearly 25 years.

He currently operates as a professional linehaul driver out of our Fort Wayne, IN service center from which he makes a 578-mile run, 5 nights a week, to/from Frazier’s Bottom, WV.

Humble as he may be, John is a true Holland hero. We are incredibly proud of his actions that night.

We wish Jennifer all our best and a complete recovery.

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DSV wins European 3PL award

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A panel of industry experts picks DSV as best 3PL in the category Chemical/HazMat/Oil & Gas supply chains

We are very proud that industry experts and customers have picked DSV to win the award.  Meinderdjan Botman, Vice President of Global Business Development in DSV comments:

Last year we won the EFT award for best 3PL for Healthcare and Life Sciences supply chains. Now we are awarded for Chemical/HazMat/Oil & Gas supply chains. It’s great to see that our customers obviously value our services as best-in-class in more industry segments.

Each year the eyefortransport 3PL Awards aim to recognise those 3PLs that continuously deliver excellence in logistics operations and superior service to their customers. The nominees are shortlisted by a panel of industry experts, and the winners are then voted on and decided by European 3PL customers – the manufacturers and retailers who depend upon and work with logistics service providers every day.

According to the award host, eyefortransport, the winners can feel confident in the knowledge that their customers have chosen them as best-of-breed partners in supply chain excellence.

The event itself took place at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam.