Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

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.

Read more at www.ukmail.com

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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.

Read more at www.apl.com

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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.

Read more at www.dachser.com

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C.H. Robinson’s European Expansion Continues with New Offices in Prague and Bucharest

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AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (April 25, 2017) – C.H. Robinson continues to build upon its commitment to serve customers in Europe by recently opening transportation offices in Prague, Czech Republic, and Bucharest, Romania. These new offices add to the company’s growing footprint in the region.

C.H. Robinson named Petra Vlckova as the Prague branch manager who is responsible for leading the office’s growth. Vlckova joins C.H. Robinson from ESA Logistics and GTL Logistics, where she gained experience in full truckload, less than truckload, and project cargo transportation.

Vlckova believes that having an office in Prague is crucial to developing C.H. Robinson’s overall road transportation services on the continent.

Read more at chrobinson.com

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FedEx Awards $120,500 in its Fifth Annual Small Business Grant Contest

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 25, 2017 — FedEx announced today that Sword & Plough is the grand prize winner of its 5th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Based in Denver, Colo., Sword & Plough will receive a $25,000 grant, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services to help them grow their business. This year, the contest offered grants and services to 10 small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of $120,500—the largest sum since the contest’s inception.

“Marking our fifth year of the FedEx Grant contest, we saw a broad range of small business owners with diverse interests who all exhibited a great passion for their business,” said Becky Huling, vice president of Customer Engagement Marketing at FedEx. “FedEx is committed to empowering diverse individuals and giving entrepreneurs everywhere the tools they need to succeed. We’re excited to work with Sword & Plough as they take their business to the next level, while continuing to give back to the military community in a profound way.”

Read more at fedex.com

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