Yearly Archives: 2016

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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APC Overnight get in the festive spirit for charity

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By APC Overnight on 19th December 16
​Staff at APC Head Office got in the festive spirit on Friday 16th December by holding a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of their chosen charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. Office and warehouse staff at their Kingswood Lakeside sortation centre donated money to the charity as they donned their finest festive knitwear on Friday 16th December. Teenage Cancer Trust provides support to teenagers and young people fighting cancer nationwide. Jonathan Smith, CEO commented: “The Christmas period might be a busy one for our business, but our staff were still keen to make sure they could take the opportunity to raise money for our chosen charity. It’s been a real pleasure to work with Teenage Cancer Trust throughout this year and we’re pleased we can help such a worthy cause.”

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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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Averitt Named As Most Recommended LTL Provider By Shippers In Mastio Study

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Mastio & Company, an independent research agency that specializes in the LTL industry, recently honored Averitt Express as its 2016 overall Mastio Net Promoter Score Award winner, as well as its Inter-Regional Carrier Award winner.

Mastio & Company interviewed more than 2,000 major shippers to identify carriers that excel in meeting their customers’ needs for its 12th annual LTL Carrier Customer Value/Loyalty Benchmarking Study. The interviews allowed customers to gauge carriers on a number of attributes, including quality of performance, pricing and customer service.
Averitt’s Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 85.47% topped this year’s list of carriers. The NPS is used to determine how likely a shipper is willing to recommend a carrier to a colleague or another business.

Read more at averittexpress.com

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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.

Read more at www.dachser.com

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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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Averitt Contributes $10,000 To Red Cross For East Tennessee Relief Effort

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In response to the recent wildfires and tornadoes in East Tennessee, Averitt Express associates have contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help the relief efforts in that area.

The contribution comes from Averitt’s associate-driven charitable giving organization, Averitt Cares for Kids. Nearly 85 percent of Averitt associates are part of this group, giving $1 per week to make a difference in the lives of countless people.

“Our hearts go out to the people who have been impacted by the natural disasters in East Tennessee,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We want to do what we can to help the relief efforts there, and we’re proud to partner with the American Red Cross as it continues its important work.”

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2016 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Invitations

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NEW ORLEANS (Dec. 4, 2016) – University of Southern Mississippi and University of Louisiana at Lafayette accepted invitations today to compete against one another in the 16th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. CST and will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

“This will mark the fifth time that both Louisiana and Southern Mississippi have competed in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, but this marks the first time they compete against each other. Our committee and staff are happy to welcome back both universities coaches, student-athletes, alumni and fans for what promises to be a spectacular weekend in New Orleans,” said R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Chairman Sherriff Paul Valteau.

Led by Head Coach Jay Hopson, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles finished the regular season with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 record in Conference USA. This will be the Golden Eagles’ fifth appearance in the New Orleans Bowl.

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