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Archives for February 2012

The Shipowners’ P&I Club Strengthens Management Team with Significant New Appointments

London, Singapore and Vancouver, 27th February, 2012

The Shipowners’ Club have announced a series of new appointments, which take effect from the start of the new policy year, 20th February 2012.

Steve Randall takes up the post of Commercial Director – Asia on the board of Shipowners’ Asia Pte Ltd, which manages the Singapore branch of the Club. His appointment will mirror Simon Swallow’s as Commercial Director on the board of The Shipowners’ Protection Limited (SPL) with whom he will closely collaborate.  Steve will have specific responsibility for leading the development of the Club’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, and will retain his responsibilities as co-manager with David Heaselden of the Singapore branch.

Ian Edwards becomes Underwriting Director on the SPL board, taking over the leadership of the technical underwriting operation of the Club from Simon Swallow, setting and overseeing the implementation of the Club’s underwriting and pricing policies in collaboration with branch managers.   Ian will retain his responsibilities as co-manager with Britt Pickering of the London branch.

Britt Pickering is appointed Claims Director on the SPL board cementing her position as global Head of Claims.  She will retain her responsibilities as co-manager of the London branch.

Jeremy Slater becomes Underwriting Manager – Singapore branch, reflecting the growing business underwritten through Singapore and the need to develop the management support of the branch. Reporting to Steve Randall, he will take over some of the underwriting management responsibilities which Steve has had until now.

By June of this year, Paul Smit will take up the post of Deputy Claims Manager, Singapore branch, in order to enhance the claims service and ensure that the speed and quality of claims handling is ever more responsive. He will provide management support to Mike Hammond, Claims Manager, as well as handling claims himself.

Rob Cook is promoted to Syndicate Claims Manager – UK and Rest of the World syndicate, London branch, taking over from Paul Smit.

Following the continuing growth of the Club and a successful renewal for the premium year 2012/13, these appointments recognise the significant contribution of those concerned to the leadership of the Club into the future.

Charles Hume, Chief Executive, said – “We are very grateful to our Members and their brokers for their continuing support which has seen on-going growth of the Club and a successful renewal.  We hope that these appointments will reinforce the management structure and enable us to enhance and develop the service which we offer.   I congratulate all those who will be taking on these responsibilities and am delighted to see their progression into new roles which will help lead the Club into the future.”


Notes for Editors:

The Shipowners’ Club is a mutual marine liability insurer, providing Protection & Indemnity insurance to small vessels since 1855. The Club currently insurers over  29,000 vessels from more than 5,600 Members worldwide and is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

The Club has branches located in Luxembourg, London, Singapore and Vancouver.

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“K” Line introduce Long Distance Land Transportation by Triple Decker Motorcycle Carrier in Indonesia

PT. KLINE MOBARU DIAMOND INDONESIA (KMDI) is a member of the business group of PT. KLINE INDONESIA, “K” Line’s subsidiary in Indonesia. From this February, the company has started long distance transport from the distribution center of a Japanese affiliated motorcycle manufacturer in Jakarta to its domestic depot (interim depot before delivering to local sales companies) in 2 major cities of Java, Semarang and Bandung.

The company developed, jointly with an Indonesian manufacturer, a three-level motorbike carrier for use in domestic road transport in December 2010 and has obtained a patent.

The new chassis, which can load around 100 scooters and increases load capacity by 30% over conventional two-level models, is a ground-breaking transport mode that contributes to increase of transport efficiency and CO2 reduction.

The company has embarked with successful results in transport by shuttle from a Japanese affiliated motorcycle factory in Jakarta to its distribution centre.

In Indonesia, we will promote the expansion of this service network to domestic depots in other major cities of Java. We will also promote business growth of the triple decker motorcycle transport to address local needs in India, China and ASEAN countries where the demand for motorcycles is rising and as the company goes through the application procedure for a patent.

For further information please contact:

Norihiko Fujii

Group Manager, Business Promotion Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.  Tel: +81-3-3595-5272

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Announces Key Promotions in South Asia

SAN MATEO, Calif., and SINGAPORE — Feb. 15, 2012 — Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the promotions of Thomas Koh and Chuan Peng Low within the company’s South Asia organization. The two have been named director of Business Development and director of Solutions and Information Technology, respectively.

As director of Business Development, Thomas Koh is responsible for leadership and management functions including developing and delivering revenue targets and formulating regional strategies and initiatives to meet customer satisfaction goals. Mr. Koh joined Menlo as business development manager in 2005 and was promoted to regional manager in 2010. Throughout his tenure with the company, Mr. Koh has led multiple accounts from inception to maturity across various industry groups. He brings extensive regional sales experience and demonstrates a strong commitment to meeting business growth targets.

Chuan Peng Low, newly appointed director of Solutions and Information Technology (IT), is responsible for the leadership, management and overall performance of the Solutions and IT teams. This includes delivering compelling value propositions for customer engagements and continuously improving processes to ensure the effectiveness of all functions. Ms. Low joined the company in 2005 as senior IT consultant and was named manager of IT in 2008. As a member of the leadership team, she has driven many critical South Asia IT initiatives, including warehouse management systems conversions and successful Lean office implementation.

“We congratulate Thomas and Chuan Peng on their well-deserved promotions and are confident they will continue to make valuable contributions to the organization,” says Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “Our customers in South Asia rely on Menlo to provide insight and understanding into the unique logistics challenges of the region. We’re fortunate to be able to provide to our customers the talent and years of regional expertise that these two seasoned managers bring.”

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at


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Amber Caron

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Con-way Inc.

Gary Frantz

(650) 378-5335

Dachser constructs new branch office in the Netherlands

Kempten/Zevenaar, 13th February 2012. In Zevenaar, Dachser is currently constructing one of its largest branch offices in Europe. The facility is expected to start operations this summer. Over the medium term Dachser will thus create up to 35 new jobs with an investment volume of EUR 22 million.

The approx. 30,000-square-metre logistics complex is being built in multiple stages on a site of more than 83,000 square metres. “The volume at the Zevenaar location has soared in recent years and our revenue is also growing nicely,” says Aat van der Meer, managing director of Dachser Netherlands. “As a result of this growth, we have outgrown our present site.” Dachser is thus further expanding its warehousing and contract logistics activities. The current site in Zevenaar will be moved once the new building has been completed.

The first construction phase encompasses a cross dock with over 7,200 square metres and 82 bays as well as a three-storey office building with almost 3,000 square metres. In further steps, the expansion of the premises will include the construction of an additional 3,300-square-metre cross dock and a warehouse of more than 16,000 square metres.

“Construction of the new branch office will boost our presence in the Benelux countries,” says Michael Schilling, managing director Dachser European Network Management & Logistics Systems. “This capacity expansion at Zevenaar will help improve our closely meshed logistics network, which extends across the whole of Europe.”

Dachser Netherlands was established in Zevenaar in 1975. “We are proud of our roots and from the outset we wanted to stay in Zevenaar also in the interests of our 200 employees,” van der Meer says. The new branch office is strategically located on the A12 motorway, which is the east-west route across the Netherlands and one of the most important links to Germany and the Ruhr region in particular.

Intercontinental markets will also benefit from the new facility. In the Netherlands Dachser offers integrated logistics concepts for air, sea, overland and warehousing services. The capacity expansion in Zevenaar will provide even closer links to global procurement and distribution markets.

In 2010, Dachser generated worldwide total revenue of EUR 3.8 billion. 19,250 staff working in 310 profit centres handled 46.2 million consignments weighing a total of 35.5 million tonnes.




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Multimodal 2012 to Host Supply Chain Seminars

Supply Chain Insight Seminars will run over each of the three days of Multimodal 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham from the 1st to 3rd May.

14 February, 2012

Now in their fifth year, the Supply Chain Insight Seminars, organised by the specialist web portal for European shippers, Shippers Voice are tutorials given by panels of various experts on topical supply chain issues.   The tutorials are designed to help logistics practitioners keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and regulations and assist them in tackling the current challenges of cost-savings, increased efficiency and more demanding compliance.  The sessions are ‘free to attend’ for all visitors to Multimodal 2012.

Topics covered on Day One will include the potential of Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) in the supply chain; the implications of customs and trade compliance regulations and the maintenance of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.  Day Two moves on to green issues with de-carbonising the supply chain and benchmarking CO2 emissions being tackled.  The middle day of Multimodal will also see seminars on HR and risk management challenges in the supply chain, while the third day includes a look at warehousing and transport refrigeration issue.

A similar master-class approach to informing the UK’s logistics professionals, fulfilling the industry’s hunger for continuous education used by Shippers Voice at past Multimodal Exhibitions has proved very successful.  Visitors have the walk-up option of attending individual sessions or are able to plan their day by registering at for their chosen sessions.  Either way attendance is free of charge.  In addition, there will also be an option to book one-to-one sessions with the expert presenters for assistance with specific problems.

The opportunity for such fact-finding and consultation in the supply chain services field is unique to Multimodal and the wealth of professional advice available is unparalleled.  Experts conducting the sessions will be drawn from such organisations as Accenture, Agency Services Management (ASM), Bis Henderson, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), Deloitte, DSV, HMR Customs, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Maersk Line, PD Ports, Port of Rotterdam, TT Club and Sage.

Shippers Voice founder and chief moderator of the Supply Chain Insight Seminars, Andrew Trail comments, “The hunger of supply chain professionals for accurate information and expert advice is more ravenous today than ever before.  We are delighted that so many top-level executives have offered their time to feed this hunger at Multimodal, now firmly established as the foremost forum for these professionals to meet in the UK”.


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About Multimodal:

Taking place from 1st to 3rd May,  2012 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 2012 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.

Media Contact:

Robert Jervis, Event Director,

Clarion Events Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 207 370 8373


About Shippers Voice:

The Shippers’ Voice is the web portal for the European Shippers’ Council, providing shippers with direct access to policy, opinions and insights from the heart of Europe and international trade organisations. Find out how you can gain access to this world of information by visiting the Shippers’ Voice Seminar stand.

Distributed by ISIS Communications

Tel:      +44 1737 248300 from outside UK

0845 130 1160 from within UK


Dachser teams up as Global Partner with Lufthansa Cargo

Kempten/Frankfurt, 10th February 2012: Dachser has become a new member of the cargo carrier’s top customer programme following the signing of an agreement in January. As well as sharing in worldwide growth in the air freight market, the Global Partnership Programme is geared to increasing closer cooperation and the dovetailing of capacity planning, reducing transaction costs and promoting key industry issues.

Thomas Reuter, Managing Director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, and Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo Member of the Executive Board, at the signing of the agreement.

The Lufthansa Cargo Global Partnership Programme has evolved in recent years into a major platform for stability and growth. Over the same period, Dachser has expanded into a strong global logistics provider. “With Dachser in the membership base, we have additionally strengthened our Global Partnership Programme,” emphasized Dr Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo Board Member Product and Sales. “The two companies have significantly expanded their joint business in recent years. Dachser is pursuing an impressive and successful global expansion model and we are delighted to be part of it. We now intend to continue on that path in even closer partnership.”

The two companies are looking to jointly enhance their global market presence by utilizing synergy effects. Above all, Dachser stands to benefit from even better access to capacities. An advantage the logistics provider can pass on directly to its customers. But that is not all: “Lufthansa Cargo is with its closely meshed route network, the high frequency of its services and excellent quality a strong partner for our intercontinental business,” explains Thomas Reuter, managing director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics.

With a route network that covers some 300 destinations in over 100 countries, the airline ranks among the world’s leading air freight carriers.

Dachser receives Lufthansa Cargo Quality Award

Dachser once again wins in the major German forwarders category

Kempten/Frankfurt, 6th February 2012. For the second year running Dachser has received the Lufthansa Cargo Quality Award. Once again the logistics provider convinced Lufthansa through the highest delivery quality among Germany’s major air freight forwarders.

Performance was measured according to quality parameters such as compliance with the scope of delivery, punctuality and handling care. In 2011, Dachser again secured first place in the category for major forwarders with over 10,000 air way bills.

The objective behind the Lufthansa Cargo Quality Awards is to achieve highest quality standards in the interaction between air freight forwarding and airline. “It is unusual for a logistics provider to receive the award two years in a row,” says a pleased Jürgen Huber, general manager of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Germany, adding: “Quality has top priority at Dachser. The award sets us apart from other major German air freight forwarders and confirms that we are on the right track.”

In 2010, Dachser generated total revenue of EUR 3.8 billion. 19,250 staff working in 310 profit centres worldwide handled 46.2 million consignments weighing a total of 35.5 million tonnes.

Dachser IT certified to ISO 27001

TÜV rubberstamps information security: Customer data in safe hands worldwide

Left to right: Stefan Selbach, Division Manager Information Technology, Dachser; Christian von Rützen, Team Leader IT-Security, Dachser; Marko Hoffmann, IT-AuditorTÜV SÜD; Rainer Seidlitz, Manager IT & Internet Certifications, TÜV SÜD

Kempten, 1 February 2012. Dachser has had its central IT services, computer centres, infrastructure and IT departments certified against the internationally recognized standard for information security, ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

Independent inspectors from TÜV SÜD (the German Technical Inspection Association) confirm that Dachser’s information security management system is of the highest standard. Thanks to the certificate, customers can be certain that their data are in safe hands with Dachser. After all, the company’s forwarding and warehouse management systems, as well as its eLogistics Internet applications, are defined and programmed in-house by Dachser’s central IT division in Kempten, which then makes them available worldwide. The result is uniform and highly integrated systems.

“Customers do not just send us data. They also trust us to treat their sensitive business information responsibly. As an internationally operating logistics provider, we need to comply with these high standards of information security worldwide and be able to prove that we are doing so,” is how Christian von Rützen, Dachser’s team leader for IT security, explains the decision to undergo certification. 

Certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 covers all aspects of information security, ranging from technical areas such as virus protection, spam defence and the security of Internet applications to system reliability and emergency planning and on to organizational aspects such as confidentiality agreements with external IT service providers and consultants. The standard requires a risk management system to be in place at all levels to enable the plethora of risks to be appropriately classified and managed. Above all, certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is not designed as a snapshot but as an ongoing process of improvement. Only those that work on their security processes consistently will be able to pass the annual surveillance audit and ultimately be able to renew their certificate.

“The ISO 27001 certification is a milestone for our IT,” comments Stefan Selbach, manager of Dachser’s information technology division. “Modern supply chains rely on intelligent, failsafe IT systems. With core IT systems and eLogistics Internet applications that are uniform, highly integrated and now also certified as secure, Dachser is well equipped to meet the current and future needs of its international customers.”

About Dachser:

In 2010, Dachser ( generated total revenue of EUR 3.8 billion worldwide. 19,250 staff working in 310 profit centres worldwide handled 46.2 million consignments weighing a total of 35.5 million tonnes.