Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

Catch a train in China

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Increasingly, cargo catches a train in China and then travels more than 9,000 km to Europe.

Over the last few years, rail services that link Asia with Europe – such as the New Silk Road (south corridor) or the Trans-Siberian Line (north corridor) – have become an important alternative to air and ocean freight transportation. From 2014 to 2016, Panalpina’s rail volumes from China to Europe tripled and many major shippers now transport sizeable volumes by rail. The service is particularly attractive for customers in the automotive, manufacturing, technology as well as retail and fashion industries.

In September 2016, Panalpina launched its first own-controlled Less than Container Load (LCL) rail service from China to Poland. Own-controlled means Panalpina takes care of pick-up and consolidation in China and deconsolidation and delivery in Europe. “More than 150 customers have used the service so far, moving over 5,000 m3 of cargo such as automotive parts for tier 2 and 3 providers, tablets, equipment for manufacturing lines as well as clothes and shoes,” says Antonio Pacciolla, regional head of overland Europe at Panalpina. “We expect these volumes to grow further as more of our customers in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Sweden the Netherlands and Belgium are now considering this transport option.”

Read more at panalpina.com

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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Announces Terence R. Rogers as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Downers Grove, IL – May 24, 2017 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (“Roadrunner”) (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider, today announced that Terence R. Rogers has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Roadrunner, Rogers served for four years as chief financial officer for The Heico Companies, LLC, parent company for a diversified portfolio of over 35 businesses. His career includes 17 years in financial positions with Ryerson Inc., a leading distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, most recently as chief financial officer.

Additionally, Roadrunner announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters to its existing office in Downers Grove, Illinois to locate its new executive management team for easier travel to both customers and geographically dispersed operating units. The company will retain office space and key business and support functions at its previous corporate headquarters in Cudahy, Wisconsin. Approximately 185 positions will remain at the Cudahy location with no workforce reduction planned.

Read more at www.rrts.com

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Postal Service Honors United Health Group with 2017 Partnership for Growth Award

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BALTIMORE — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today recognized United Health Group (UHG) with the Partnership for Growth award on the final day of the National Postal Forum (NPF), the country’s premier mailing and shipping conference. The Partnership for Growth award is given annually at NPF to recognize a strong mailing industry contributor that drives innovation and growth using USPS.

UHG was selected to receive this year’s Partnership for Growth Award by Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan with concurrence of the USPS Executive Leadership Team. UHG is being recognized for continuously working with the Postal Service to ensure it reaches its customers using new and innovative technologies that increase the value of the mail.

Read more at usps.com

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AIT Worldwide Logistics’ European Headquarters Earns Authorised Economic Operator Approval

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ITASCA, ILLINOIS (May 24, 2017) – AIT-Amsterdam, the European continental headquarters for AIT Worldwide Logistics, has been approved as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by the European Commission’s Taxation and Customs Union.

After successfully completing the extensive approval process, the AEO status affirms AIT-Amsterdam as a fully compliant office facilitating legitimate trade and promoting international supply chain security. The particular approval for AIT-Amsterdam is a safety and security authorization (AEOS). By meeting a wide range of criteria and successfully demonstrating well-documented internal standards and compliance, the Amsterdam facility is now permitted to operate with fewer security and safety related controls while also receiving priority treatment for customs clearance.

Read more at aitworldwide.com

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