Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

Panalpina sees LMS as future of contract logistics

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Panalpina recently inaugurated its third Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) hub, located in Dubai, which followed openings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2014 and Panama in 2015, confirming a concept that marks a radical departure from classic contract logistics focused on a simple warehousing and distribution model, senior executives told Lloyd’s Loading List.

“In adding LMS to our offering, we have set a benchmark for fully integrated, value-added logistics, and raised expectations of what a logistics service provider can do. It is the future of our industry,” said Panalpina’s global head of logistics, Mike Wilson, who has been largely responsible for its implementation at the Swiss global forwarding and logistics company.

“LMS is Panalpina’s response to a rapidly changing global manufacturing and supply chain landscape, which sees production moving closer to the end-user again and product life cycles becoming shorter. Customers are increasingly demanding customised and personalised products, with e-commerce the preferred purchasing channel, and where speed to market is the overriding imperative.

Read more at www.lloydsloadinglist.com

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Hongkong Post holiday arrangements for Tuen Ng Festival

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Hongkong Post today (May 23) announced the postal service arrangements for the coming Tuen Ng Festival on May 30. No mail delivery and no mail collection will be provided. All post offices will be closed on that day except for the General Post Office and the Airport Post Office. The business hours of the two offices will be from noon to 5pm and 8am to 5pm respectively. General postal services will be provided. Details of services available will be advertised at the respective post offices.

Read more at hongkongpost.hk

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Holland Partners with U.S. Army to Create Veteran Job Opportunities

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Holland, the leader in Central and Southeastern Next- Day delivery, has announced its partnership with the U.S. Army to help attract, train and prepare soldiers for civilian careers in trucking after completing their military commitment.

The U.S. Army and Holland signed a memorandum of agreement on May 19 as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program during at a ceremony held at the Grand Rapids, Mich. Holland service center.

“It is our honor and privilege to participate in the Army PaYS Program,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “We take pride in h iring veterans, and this partnership will continue to allow Holland to show Army veterans the many opportunities available at Holland. ”

The PaYS program began in 2000 as an enlistment incentive for Army soldiers. PaYS provides priority-hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the program and helps the Army share qualified individuals with employers across the country. The Army selects, trains and provides hands-on experience to individuals in skilled positions.

Read more at www.hollandregional.com

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