Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Pilot Freight Services Strengthens Acquisition Strategy with Addition of Vice President of Corporate Development

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LIMA, Pa.—May 15, 2017— Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced that Todd Soiefer will serve as Vice President of Corporate Development, with an emphasis on acquisition strategy.

In October, Pilot secured a controlling investment from ATL Partners, a leading aerospace, transportation, and logistics-focused private equity firm, and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“bcIMC”), one of Canada’s largest institutional investors. The investment from ATL and bcIMC allotted Pilot the resources to pursue sophisticated opportunities, expanding its role as a best-in-class service provider. The addition of Soiefer to the Pilot team marks the next step in Pilot’s global evolution, positioning Pilot to continue international growth through both acquisition and the development of its existing stations, while adding to its current stable of products and services.

Read more at www.pilotdelivers.com

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Holland Named Ravago Americas 2016 LTL Partner of the Year

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Leader in Central and Southeastern Next-Day Delivery recognized as LTL Partner of the Year for second consecutive year

HOLLAND, Mich., May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, the leader in Central and Southeastern next-day delivery, has been named 2016 LTL Partner of the Year by Ravago Americas, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of plastics, rubber and chemicals.

The selection process was based on key supply chain metrics including performance, communication and responsiveness in addition to overall superior support and customer service. Holland was chosen as the top regional carrier among the more than seventy carriers serving Ravago Americas for consistent, outstanding customer service as well as exceptional transportation service.

Read more at www.hollandregional.com

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DHL and Auchan renew successful partnership

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05/15/2017 – DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group has secured a contract renewal for continued management of Auchan’s inbound supply chain operations. Auchan Retail is the second largest supermarket operator in France, present in 16 countries in Western, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa with 3,836 hypermarkets and convenience stores. As part of the renewal, DHL International Supply Chain, the specialist supply chain management team of DHL Global Forwarding, will continue the nearly 10 years lasting partnership by providing purchase order and vendor management, origin consolidation and destination coordination services.

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FedEx Supports Open Skies

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May 15, 2017 – Today, FedEx President and COO David J. Bronczek joined the CEOs of three other leading U.S cargo and passenger airlines in sending a letter to newly confirmed United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Writing on behalf of the U.S. Airlines for Open Skies Coalition, the letter’s authors underscore the importance of protecting the global network of U.S. Open Skies agreements, which eliminate government interference in commercial decisions about the routes, frequency, pricing, and capacity of passenger and cargo airline service. These critical agreements allow airlines to “deliver more efficient and cost-effective service to American consumers, businesses, and the U.S. government, including the military.”

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FDA Introduces Five Import District Offices

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On May 15, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) announced a reorganization of the FDA Import Offices and Ports of Entry. This reorganization is part of the FDA’s Program Alignment, which was announced in September 2013.

The FDA regions will now be divided into five districts each with a lead office for field activities as well as providing guidance on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy. According to the notice district will be organized by FDA-regulated product, which will, “enhance the effectiveness of our communications, our processes, and our ability to keep pace with scientific innovation and protect public health.”

Read more at expeditors.com

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