Monthly Archives: April 2017

UK Mail shortlisted for Motor Transport award

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Apr 28, 2017 – UK Mail’s new Learning & Development course, Inspire to Aspire, has been shortlisted for a Motor
Transport Award.

UK Mail’s latest course, Inspire to Aspire, equips their customer-facing teams with the tools they need to effectively deal with customer enquiries. The course was recently recognised in the Training category of the Motor Transport Awards, with UK Mail achieving finalist status.

Product Director, Tracy Hodges, said, “We are delighted Inspire to Aspire has been shortlisted for the Training award. Our L&D department has been established for less than two years and this achievement is recognition of all of the hard work that many people have put into delivering a new concept of training delivery for UK Mail.”

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Dividend increase to EUR 1.05 approved by large majority of shareholders at Deutsche Post AG Annual General Meeting

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04/28/2017 – At the Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Post AG held in the RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany, around 900 shareholders approved the resolutions proposed by the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board by large majorities. Shareholders with a majority equivalent to 99.93% of the company’s share capital present at the AGM resolved, among other issues, to pay a dividend of EUR 1.05 per share. This reflects an increase of EUR 0.20 over the previous year’s level. As in past years, the dividend will be paid free of tax for shareholders living in Germany.

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DHL CEO Frank Appel at the Annual General Meeting: “We are shaping the future of logistics”

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04/28/2017 – After a record year in 2016, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, is facing the future with confidence. “2016 was an excellent year for us and we have a clear idea of what the future of logistics will look like. We are investing in expanding our network and in technology. We are working in a focused and connected way – and we will continue to grow,” said CEO Frank Appel at the Annual General Meeting in Bochum on April 28. At the same time, he confirmed the Group’s ambitious targets. Operating profit is to rise from EUR 3.5 billion to around EUR 3.75 billion in 2017. The CEO also confirmed the Group’s medium-term goal of increasing EBIT by an annual average of more than 8 percent between 2013 and 2020.

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Booming Malaysian e-commerce industry to benefit from new DHL delivery services

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04/27/2017 – DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched its domestic delivery operations in Malaysia with a range of customer-centric services catered to Malaysia’s growing e-commerce market. Malaysian online retailers will also benefit from DHL’s range of cross-border shipping solutions and network of fulfillment centers globally to enable their international expansion. This will further accelerate the e-commerce market in Malaysia which is expected to grow at CAGR of 15.8% to EUR 1 bn by 2020¹, largely fuelled by recent initiatives such as the National E-commerce Strategic Roadmap, Digital Free Trade Zone and Economic Transformation Program.

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DHL expands its global Cargo Insurance service

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04/27/2017 – DHL Global Forwarding has developed Cargo Insurance service to protect customers against damage or loss during transportation. With its latest expansion, DHL Cargo Insurance service is now available for customers from all industries across 74 countries worldwide.
“With DHL Cargo Insurance we are offering our customers an opportunity to minimize potential impact of unforeseen external events. Our scale means we can arrange coverage between almost any country in the world and for any type of cargo including specialist, high risk or high-value goods. By continuously expanding our service we can support our customers where they operate, even in emerging and high-risk markets” says Angelos Orfanos, Global Head of Marketing & Sales, DHL Global Forwarding.

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PITT OHIO, Averitt & Customer SalonCentric Recognized with Alliance Award

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Pittsburgh, PA (April 26, 2017) – PITT OHIO was presented with its third Alliance Award along with The Reliance Network carrier Averitt Express and customer SalonCentric for achieving goals in reducing environmental waste and improving customer order times.

Given by Logistics Management and SMC3, an industry trade association, The Alliance Award is presented to shippers and their alliance partners that improve supply chain efficiency through innovative practices. Contenders for the award are judged on their use of each alliance partner’s unique strengths and ability to show real world results.

By switching from traditional corrugate to reusable plastic totes, SalonCentric has drastically reduced the amount of disposable waste it puts into its supply chain. To pull it off, Averitt picks up empty totes during deliveries that are then returned to a consolidation point for reuse. The program has reduced supply chain fees associated with corrugate consumption and disposal by $40,000 annually.

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FedEx Extends Official Sponsorship of National Football League

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 26, 2017— FedEx announced today the extension of its official sponsorship of the National Football League (NFL) to remain the exclusive “Official Delivery Service Sponsor” of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl.

“FedEx has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the league and we are excited to continue to serve as the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications. “The sponsorship provides us the opportunity to continue to engage with NFL fans, while giving back to the communities where our team members and customers live and work.”

“Whether it’s delivering the Vince Lombardi Trophy before the Super Bowl or activating the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week awards program, the relationship offers a unique and compelling platform for integrating our global brand,” Fitzgerald added.

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UK Mail invests £1.3m in extension at national hub

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Apr 25, 2017 – UK Mail – one of the UK’s leading integrated mail and parcel providers has announced plans to invest £1.3m in a fully automated parcel sorting system at their national UK hub near Coventry. The extension is scheduled to be completed by end of 2017 and will create a number of new operational based jobs.

In response to increased demand from the e-commerce sector, UK Mail has combined the flexibility to sort a wide spectrum of products with later cut-off times, leading to growth in the number of parcels that the network is handling. This growth has prompted expansion of UK Mail’s parcel network in addition to the extension of the sorting system in its national hub.

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APL Enhances China-Indonesia Trade Lane with New China Southeast Asia Service 6

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SINGAPORE, 25 Apr 2017 – APL today announced the launch of the China Southeast Asia Service 6 (CS6) – a new weekly service connecting North and Central China with Indonesia.

Introduced to expand APL’s network coverage of China with Indonesia, the new CS6 service complements APL’s China-Southeast Asia Service 1 (CS1) that serves the South China-Indonesia trade lane, to offer shippers a direct connection from key North China exports areas in Lianyungang and Qingdao to the major Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Surabaya. Coupled with its competitive transit times from Indonesia to Manila, the CS6 service provides a valuable intra-Asia proposition for APL customers’ shipping needs.

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DACHSER Acquires Majority Interest in its Irish Partner, Johnston Logistics

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Effective immediately, DACHSER has become a majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland, Johnston Logistics Ltd. This acquisition allows DACHSER to expand and strengthen its logistics network throughout northwestern Europe.

“Our customers in Ireland already benefit from uniform services and quality standards, fixed transit times, and a tightly meshed network of DACHSER branch offices throughout Europe,” says Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics at DACHSER. “In Johnston Logistics, we’ve acquired a well-established family company that we’ve worked with and trusted for a long time. We see this investment as an exciting opportunity to further enhance our all-important European network.”

Albert Johnston will remain a shareholder and Managing Director of DACHSER’s new subsidiary in Ireland. “Ireland’s tremendous economic growth makes it a key logistics region. This purchase allows us to offer our customers the entire range of high-quality services that DACHSER is renowned for,” says Wolfgang Reinel, DACHSER Managing Director of European Logistics for North-Central Europe.

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