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Multimodal Exhibitors Offer Wide Range of Services

 29th March 2011

The range of exhibitors at Multimodal 2011 – the UK’s only annual event focused on the transport and logistics industries – is now wider than ever before, and represents a true cross-section of the global transport and logistics industry.

The spread of  exhibitors taking stands at this year’s Multimodal which takes place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on April 5-7 includes shipping lines, airlines, airports, seaports, rail freight terminals and companies, terminal operating companies, road haulage operators, forwarders, IT/information suppliers, Government bodies and other associations, multimodal equipment suppliers, 3PLs and warehousing & transport companies.

Amongst the exhibitors this year is one of the UK’s leading specialist distribution and logistics operators Bishopsgate, who will be exhibiting one of the products they now move on a regular basis – the latest “real coffee” vending machines manufactured by Tchibo, who have chosen Bishopsgate to deliver and install the machines to Total’s UK petrol station network.

New technology for warehouse management will be represented at Multimodal 2011 by Yorkshire–based Delta Software, one of the UK’s fastest-growing suppliers of interactive warehouse management systems. They will be demonstrating their new “DeltaDashboard” supply chain performance, warehouse process improvement software. DeltaDashboard provides easy-to-read, highly graphical KPI displays in real time and can be used with any supply chain or warehouse management system. They will also have on show the latest version of their DeltaWMS flagship warehouse management system, suitable for all warehouse operations.

Amongst industry bodies exhibiting at the event are The Logistics Leaders Network, who will be holding a Supply Chain Strategy Meeting on 5 April and a Road Freight Leasers Forum meeting on 6 April on their stand. The first meeting will concentrate on maintaining efficient supply chains in Russia and Eastern Europe, featuring a panel discussion with John Harvey CBE, Chairman of Keswick Enterprises, David Goldsborough CEO of Tibbett Logistics SRL (Bucharest) and Jeremy Davidson Deputy Managing Director NYK Group. The second meeting will look at the role and responsibilities of the Transport Manager. Gary Hodgson, Partner at leading transport lawyers, Ford and Warren will draw on his experience of defending hauliers and transport managers in order to raise awareness of potential risk areas.

And finally, one exhibitor will be using Multimodal 2011 to promote their own exhibition later in the year. Totally Logistics North is a new exhibition that aims to put suppliers of the complete range of logistics products, systems and services face-to-face with senior supply chain professionals responsible for making the key buying decisions.

The event, to be held on 28-29 September 2011 at Doncaster Racecourse, is being organised by Richard Milbourn, founder partner of Logistics Manager magazine and the Logistics Link series of exhibitions. Doncaster was selected to host the event as it is the logistics capital of the North. “But,” according to Milbourn, “one of the key motivating factors to the success of the launch is that the exhibition is being held in one of the best state-of-the art exhibition and conference facilities in the North of England, a region that has been overlooked in recent times.” 

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To register and find out more about Multimodal 2011 please visit www.multimodal.org.uk

Join Multimodal on the new Twitter site at
http://twitter.com/multimodal

About Multimodal:

Taking place from 5th to 7th April 2011 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Multimodal aims to attract a large group of exhibitors and visitors from across the whole spectrum of freight transport, logistics and supply chain service providers than it ever has before.

Multimodal 2011 is the only UK event that brings together all sectors of freight transport under a single roof.  The Seminars and Briefings which are an integral part of the event, have scheduled an enlightening and thought-provoking range of topics, tackled in an interactive fashion by panels of experts or as briefings presented by representatives from centres of excellence. Topics range from insight into the media, customs, container shipping trends, container swaps, security, reducing empty loads and ports’ role in adding value, to e-sourcing, collaborative logistics, supply chain optimisation, key performance indices (KPIs) and logistics data analytics.

For further information about Multimodal 2011, please contact:

Robert Jervis, Event Director,

Clarion Events Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 207 370 8373

E-mail: robert.jervis@clarionevents.com

www.multimodal.org.uk

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Multimodal 2011’s No-Nonsense Seminar Approach Endorsed

New Seminar and Briefing sessions have been added to the speaking programme at the UK’s leading freight transport event.  Social networking facilities also initiated to enhance the accessibility of visitors to the presentations

23rd March, 2011

Now in its fourth year Multimodal 2011 will be held from 5th to 7th April at the NEC in Birmingham.  An extensive Seminar and Briefing programme is already in place and additional sessions are now announced.

These include, on Day 1 “Key Performance Indices (KPIs) as a Contract Incentive”.  Nigel Kotani, Partner in solicitors LLC Law LLP will be explaining how to get the most out of service providers, at the best price, by using KPIs as a carrot not a stick.

Trade Extensions has announced a new case study presentation on Day 3, “Sustainable Transport Tendering – the Mars Approach”, to be presented by Mars Logistics Services Buyer, Gytis Racius. Sustainability is a key commitment of Mars, the world’s third-largest food manufacturer with annual revenues of US$30 billion.

“Mars is sharing its experience in sustainable transport tendering and that is something that I am convinced is close to the heart of many responsible companies involved in the supply chain,” said Trade Extensions CEO Garry Mansell. “This session complements our existing programme of highly relevant logistics briefings that look set to become very well supported by Multimodal 2011 visitors.”

For the first time at Multimodal an interactive project designed by a joint team from IFW and The Shippers Voice, based on the theme “How social media can help you to do your business,” will be launched. In the run up to Multimodal, participants will be able to receive a ten point “Masterclass” on what can be achieved through social media. There will also be a facility for sending questions to the presentation panel to be answered on the day of the Seminar. A selection will be chosen and the answers sent out live using Twitter and Linkedin enabling those not in attendance to quiz the experts.

“Two hundred million people are tweeting 140 million tweets of 140 characters daily – they can’t all be wrong,” said Emma Murray, director of Meantime Communications, organisers of the seminar sessions. “Eighty percent of companies worldwide are using social media of some sort for recruitment – it is not a fad, the question is how can we harness its power to our benefit?”

To take part, start following IFW and the Shippers’ Voice on Twitter and send a question to the panel via Twitter http://twitter.com/ifwnet or http://twitter.com/ShippersVoice or LinkedIn at www.ifw-net.com and www.shippersvoice.com

Bookings for the informative and highly pertinent seminar programme at this year’s Multimodal are at unprecedented levels.  Many of the sessions are filling fast and a number of sessions, as outlined above are being added to the selection already on offer, featuring 35 expert speakers and panelists.

The free-to-attend seminars, organised by The Shippers’ Voice and Trade Extensions, will transport Multimodal 2011 visitors straight to the substance of new trends in the industry without becoming overwhelmed by information excess.  There will be an emphasis on choice and flexibility in what sessions to attend thus enhancing accessibility.

Early signs are that this approach has found immediate favour, with around 1,500 seminar/briefing places booked and numbers growing daily. Initial pre-event registrations show Container Shipping – Market Trends and Contract Risks, European Freight Market – The Year Past and Predictions for the Future, Collaborative Logistics Tutorial, Ports Add Value to the Supply Chain case study and the best practice tutorial Resilience and Agility leading in demand.

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To register and find out more about Multimodal 2011 please visit www.multimodal.org.uk

Join Multimodal on the new Twitter site at http://twitter.com/multimodal

About Multimodal:

Taking place from 5th to 7th April 2011 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Multimodal aims to attract a large group of exhibitors and visitors from across the whole spectrum of freight transport, logistics and supply chain service providers than it ever has before.

Multimodal 2011 is the only UK event that brings together all sectors of freight transport under a single roof.  The Seminars and Briefings which are an integral part of the event, have scheduled an enlightening and thought-provoking range of topics, tackled in an interactive fashion by panels of experts or as briefings presented by representatives from centres of excellence. Topics range from insight into the media, customs, container shipping trends, container swaps, security, reducing empty loads and ports’ role in adding value, to e-sourcing, collaborative logistics, supply chain optimisation, key performance indices (KPIs) and logistics data analytics.

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Acceptance of Relief Supplies for the Earthquake and Tsunami in Northern Japan

“K” Line group determined to accept relief supplies for containerships from overseas for Free of Ocean Freight. The activity is a part of our aid for devastated area in northern Japan and based on the framework for the aid of the Japanese Shipowners’ Association (JSA).
 
 
1. Definition of Aid Cargo
  a. Non Commercial Aid Cargo under full control by The International Red Cross, Governmental Organizations.
  b. Non Commercial Aid cargo under control by NPO (Non Profit Organization) or NGO (Non Governmental Organization) subject to confirmation of its reliability as NPB/NGO.
    Consignee must be Japanese Governmental Organization or official Non Profit Organization certified by Japanese authorities such like Red Cross, and should not be individuals, private companies, unauthorized organizations.
   
2. Our Responsibility
  a. Ocean transport only from the origin CY to the place where it can be covered by K-Line’s service as CY cargo. Other transportation requirement than K-Line’s service such as Truck, Rail, 3rd party feeders, barges, etc. are not acceptable.
  b. Customs Clearance in both Origin and Destination must be arranged by Shipper / Consignee.
  c. Containerized cargo with Dry Container only. No LCL, Refrigerated, Temperature controlled cargo, Over-sized cargo, Hazardous and Dangerous cargo is acceptable.
 
To apply for shipment of relief supplies, please contact the nearest “K” Line offices or agents.
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Focus on integrated logistics

Dachser at transport logistic 2011

 Kempten, Germany, 22 March 2011 – Dachser, the internationally operating logistics provider, will exhibit its portfolio of services at transport logistic 2011, the world’s leading logistics trade fair, from 10-13 May.

“One world, one company, one network.” This is the theme for the exhibit area where Dachser will welcome its guests this year, located at Stand 103/202 in Hall B6 of the Munich trade fair centre. Over a 665 square metre space, the family-owned business will present visitors with information on the three Dachser business segments – European Logistics, Air & Sea Logistics and Food Logistics – as well as on sustainability, information technology and contract logistics.

Dachser’s mission is to create the world’s most intelligent combination and integration of logistical network services. Thanks to Dachser’s superior expertise in IT, the company has long set the industry standard in state-of-the-art optimization of logistics processes. The company will present visitors to the trade fair with its latest developments in this segment in particular.

“Customer-oriented solutions and an integrated worldwide network are what set Dachser apart. We network our air and sea freight, overland transport and warehousing activities in a uniquely consistent way throughout,” said Bernhard Simon, spokesman for the Dachser management, underscoring the theme of Dachser’s exhibit.

On 13 May, designated “executive day” at transport logistic, top managers from Dachser will be on hand at the exhibit stand to greet visitors to the fair.

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Help for Those Affected by the 3-11 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami off the Pacific Coast

16 March 2011 : 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) would like to extend its deepest condolences for the victims of the 3-11 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami off the Pacific Coast of Japan.

“K” Line decided to donate JPY50million to Japanese Red Cross Society, and “K” Line and its group companies will establish a fund-raising scheme.

“K” Line is also studying support measures for the area stricken by the disaster as a business organization centering on shipping so that everyone affected can return to normal life conditions as early as possible.

For further information please contact:

Makoto Arai

General Manager, IR & PR Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Tel: +81-3-3595-5189 Fax: +81-3-3595-5001

Toshiaki Takasaki

Manager, Information & Public Relations Team, IR & PR Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Tel: +81-3-3595-5083 Fax: +81-3-3595-5001

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Multimodal’s winning formula is unrivalled in attracting new exhibitors & those that return year on year

15 March 2011 

COMPANIES and organisations across the spectrum of supply chain, freight and logistics services are becoming ever more aware of the value of the UK’s sole multimodal exhibition.

Multimodal 2011, the fourth consecutive annual event, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on April 5-7, promises its strongest exhibitor contingent yet, with some 200 lined up, including 40 that are opting for the first time to take advantage of the event’s unique opportunity to put them in touch with leading purchasers of freight and logistics related services.

The ideal showcase for an ever widening range of specialist service suppliers, Multimodal 2011 promises to fill Hall 4  and consolidate its unrivalled position as the UK’s only gathering of its kind, with exhibitors drawn from ferry companies, container shipping lines, ports and terminals, equipment suppliers, software and IT services, freight forwarding, road haulage, distribution, 3PLs and 4PLs, consultancy, trade associations and specialist media.

The exhibition, which is now a whopping 100 per cent larger than when it started in 2008, saw visitor levels rise by 26 per cent last year, and more than 4,000 high-level retail, manufacturing, import and export executives are expected this year.

Encouraging numbers of consistent exhibitors are now putting the final touches to plans for their stands and marketing strategies again his year. Among well-known names that have embraced Multimodal into their annual promotions calendar are DSV, DB Schenker, SDV, , ZIM, GEFCO, Autostore, Mann Lines, Associated British Ports, Kewill, Dachser and Freightliner. 

According to Nick Lowe, Managing Director of total freight solutions provider Dachser UK, which is returning for its third Multimodal, the event offers more enduring potential than just immediate sales gains.

It is more a question of getting increased exposure in the general market, increasing awareness of our presence and what we are doing,” he explained. “It is all about promoting the brand to the wider market and in this respect, with almost 4,000 visitors last year, there are a lot of potential customers and you do make good contacts.”

Multimodal 2011 comes at an opportune stage in the development of Dachser UK’s core European export and import, UK pallet distribution and contract logistics services, network connections and ocean and airfreight forwarding capabilities. The company will use the event to highlight those European network connections, IT and high levels of integration as its UK business further expands and incorporates its Rochdale hub into the network 

Also returning to Multimodal for a third year is the University of Hull’s Logistics Institute, which specialises in executive short courses for supply chain management and business improvement, full MBA programmes, the coveted Lean Six Sigma Black Belt accreditation and research and consultancy services focusing of multimodality, freight transport and supply chain risk.

According to The Logistics Institute Commercial Manager Richard Faint, Multimodal has always provided a good caliber of contacts – both corporate for consultancy and short courses, and individuals for the MBA programme. “It is a good way of meeting a large number of people quickly,” he said.  “Multimodal is very much an event for senior operational managers and these are exactly the people that come on our short courses.”

Among first-time exhibitors keen to tap into the benefits of having a Multimodal 2011 presence are Agility Logistics, DP World Southampton, Geodis UK, APL Logistics, G2L, Cargotec, Widdowson, Laser Transport, CargoWise, Direct Rail Services, Forth Ports, Toyota, Transcontainer, Imtech Logistics, Redler, Pentalver, Elddis Transport, TAILgate, Azyra, Liebherr, Pall-Ex, Terberg Logistex, Palletline, Klinge, Bishopsgate and Fortec.

Forth Ports Plc will put its Multimodal introduction to prime use by showcasing its Grangemouth, Rosyth and Tilbury gateways, where there is strong emphasis on customer partnerships, lower costs and a greener supply chain.

“Multimodal is the key event in the industry calendar,” commented Business Development Manager Nik Scott-Gray. “It is the best place to ensure that we reach all our important logistics and industry audiences.”

Concurrent with the exhibition, a comprehensive free-admission series of briefings and seminars is being organised by The Shippers’ Voice and Trade Extensions Briefings tailored to tackle essential issues and developments from the perspective of manufacturers, retailers, importers and exporters. A host of networking opportunities will also be available, including the Multimodal Hog Roast on Wednesday, 6th April, sponsored by Kewill.

To register and find out more about Multimodal 2011 please visit www.multimodal.org.uk

For further information about Multimodal 2011, please contact:

Robert Jervis, Event Director,

Clarion Events Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 207 370 8373

E-mail: robert.jervis@clarionevents.com

www.multimodal.org.uk

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Priority Freight Expands in Germany

Leading European time critical freight specialist, Priority Freight has announced the establishment of a German office to support its provision of services to the automotive sector, both manufacturers and tier one suppliers.

As part of Priority Freight’s avowed plans to create an international network of offices in line with the service requirements of its customers, a German operation has been created and is based at Willich, near Düsseldorf in the heart of the industrial Ruhr region.  The development is not only centrally located within the automotive production centres of Germany itself, Belgium and North-eastern France but is also pivotal to both Priority Freight’s European multi-site expansion strategy.

In making the announcement, Neal Williams, MD of Priority Freight made clear his company’s logic in expanding in Germany.  “The German economy is warming-up considerably at the current time.  Auto production, particularly for export is on the increase, as are other high-end manufacturing sectors.  This is encouraging both for our established tier one customers as well as for potential new business from high-value, time critical product suppliers to international markets, such as aerospace and oil and gas” commented Williams.

Leading the German operation will be Nicolas Kühnel, an experienced supply chain professional with a background in the logistics sector, having worked at Ryder Systems Inc., Maersk Line and the Fraunhofer ATL Institute in Nürnberg.  Kühnel is joined in Willich by a staff of industry experts, whose prime role is to establish and maintain operational relationships with customers. This close association with clients is vital in the time critical freight arena as manufacturers are increasingly seeking the reassurance that their emergency response services are based on a formalised relationship with known personnel.  Response to a problem can therefore be immediate and a solution instigated, which is based on a firm understanding of the manufacturer‘s own business and unique supply chain.

Kühnel emphasises the special skills required to provide a top-level service within this supply chain niche.  “In addition to our prime task of delivering premium freight on time, we are skilled in logistics engineering.  Utilising our IT tools to analyse client’s historical data on expedited freight moves, we strive to achieve supply chain optimisation, delivering them efficiencies and cost savings,” explained Kühnel.

The Willich office is also responsible for the development and hosting of Priority Freight’s integrated, company-wide IT system, which brings comprehensive visibility on all shipments, including real-time tracking for the dedicated, 24-hour Priority Freight traffic handlers and customers alike.  “We are fortunate to have the resource of Nic Kühnel’s experience as an IT specialist in supply chain software to help develop our cloud-based, latest generation system, aimed at supply chain transparency.  In the time critical freight business, the immediate awareness of any potential delays or diversions and the status of shipments is vital in delivering the highest standard of service that is demanded of us,” emphasised Williams.

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Notes for Editors

Priority Freight is one of the Europe’s leading specialist freight companies, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide. Priority Freight has operations in Dover, Coventry, Gibraltar and Moscow, its experienced staff is available 24/7, 365 days a year, to meet customer’s time critical transport needs, often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

Nicolas Kuhnel, Priority Freight, Germany

www.priortyfreight.eu

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CKYH to Restructure Asia-North Europe Services

2nd March 2011 :   KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” LINE) as a member of CKYH – the Green Alliance (COSCON, “K” LINE, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) is pleased to announce the restructuring of its liner services between Asia and North Europe (called the “NE” Loops).

In addition to the existing five loops (the “NE1” through “NE5” loops) a new service called NE6 will be introduced to offer more sailing frequency from major Asian ports to North Europe. This new NE6 service will offer the direct calls at Kwangyang, Pusan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Felixs­towe, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Singapore.

After the launch of NE6 loop, port coverage of NE5 loop will be adjusted. The new port rotation will be: Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Ho Chi Minh, Singa­pore, Algeciras, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Algeciras, Singapore and back to Shanghai.

The new service is scheduled to commence from the beginning of April 2011. We will be offering total six loops of weekly service with rotations detailed below:

  • NE1

Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Nansha – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Felixstowe – Singapore – Yantian – (Shanghai) 

  • NE2

Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Singapore – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Felixstowe – Antwerp – Jeddah – Singapore – Shekou – Hong Kong – (Xiamen)

  • NE3

Xingang – Dalian – Qingdao – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – Rotterdam – Felixs­towe – Hamburg – Antwerp – Nansha – Hong Kong – (Xingang)

  • NE4

Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Singapore – Port Said – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Port Said – Singapore – Hong Kong – (Qingdao)

  • NE5

Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Ho Chi Minh – Singa­pore – Algeciras – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Algeciras – Singapore – (Shanghai)

  • NE6

Kwangyang – Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Felixstowe – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Singapore – (Kwangyang)

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Priority Freight Sign Extension to Jaguar Land Rover Premium Freight Contract

1st March 2011:  Leading premium transport specialist Priority Freight today signed an extension to its existing contract to provide global time critical supply chain services to Jaguar Land Rover’s three UK-based production sites, together with the auto manufacturer’s after-sales operation.

In making the announcement, Priority Freight’s MD, Neal Williams said, “We are, of course delighted with the extension to our contract with Jaguar Land Rover, which I believe reflects the strong and effective working relationship that we have built with the client over the past year.  Priority Freight’s dedicated personal handling of each and every shipment provides the required transparency of information essential in today’s time critical freight environment. This, together with our purpose-built IT system, will serve Jaguar Land Rover well during its forthcoming new model launches.”

Priority Freight is pleased to be a valued service provider in a future, which will see Jaguar Land Rover invest heavily  to support the expansion of its strongest-ever vehicle line up and growth   among the vibrant emerging markets.

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Notes for Editors

www.priortyfreight.eu

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