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Menlo Provide European Distribution for NYX, a Fast-growing Cosmetics Company

Amsterdam 25 July, 2013

 

To better service it’s rapidly expanding markets throughout Western Europe, US-based cosmetics company NYX, has appointed Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) to operate a comprehensive distribution network based on its multi-user hub in Eersel, Netherlands.  Although Germany is currently NYX’s largest market, Eersel was chosen for its high level of connectivity from an international and pan-European perspective, in line with the company’s expansionary plans.

NYX, whose brand is named after the Greek goddess of the night, is head-quartered in Los Angeles and has been the fastest growing cosmetics company in the US.  It offers the best quality of product with ultra-modern and stylish packaging.  Its cosmetics have highly pigmented colours designed to appeal to the hip and sophisticated end of the market.

Menlo, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), provides a full range of supply chain services to NYX, from transport management of inbound ocean and airfreight, through inventory control, to pick-and-pack order fulfilment and distribution into both NYX’s retail and e-commerce outlets.

NYX’s CFO, Arash Khazei explained some of his company’s thinking in deciding to entrust the distribution operation to Menlo, “Because of our scheduled expansion in the European market, we require a truly flexible partner that can be light on its feet when challenged to service new markets and to re-engineer a supply chain with minimum delay.  In Menlo we recognised a logistics specialist that we believe has both a cultural fit with NYX when it comes to continuously improving process, and has a hands-on approach to solution provision.”

Over the initial few months of working for NYX, Menlo is already supplying its market outlets in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, France, the UK, Spain, Ireland, Russia and Dubai.  Menlo’s Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn comments, “We are obviously set for a rapidly developing supply chain mix with NYX in the future.  We believe that our reputation for proven continuous improvement will help us meet these challenges.  We also hope that the service platform we establish for NYX will open doors for us in the personal care product sector of the market.”

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe

In Europe Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.

The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

Follow Menlo Worldwide Logistics on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

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 Francisco, 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 fulfilment 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 $5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com

For more information about NYX please visit www.nyxcosmetics.com

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Rene Bach-Larsen appointed Cluster MD for Geodis Wilson in Singapore & South East Asia

Singapore, 22 July 2013

Rene Bach-Larsen, Cluster MD for Singapore & South East Asia, Geodis Wilson

Geodis Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Bach-Larsen as Cluster Managing Director of Singapore & South East Asia.  

Looking forward to his new role of developing Geodis Wilson’s business in one of Asia’s most dynamic economical hubs, Rene says, “The South East Asia market—Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam—is certainly often overlooked as a growth area because of its modest size compared to the biggest players China and India. However, from a global perspective, it is actually a key area. It has weathered the global recession well and is experiencing rapid growth. I am confident that we can take advantage of this growth and our broad service offering tobecome a key player in this region.”

Geodis Wilson already offers a full range of services including marine logistics, industrial project cargo, warehousing, distribution, logistics, air/sea freight and deconsolidation/consolidation in Singapore and South East Asia. It also provides a unique cross-border road-trucking service for intra-regional transports to and from China.

Rene Bach-Larsen brings considerable experience and industry knowhow to his new position. He joined Geodis Calberson Denmark in 1995 prior to assuming the role of Managing Director of Geodis Wilson Indonesia in 2003, where he was instrumental in establishing a strong business presence, particularly in the logistics segment. He then held the post of Overseas Director (UK) from 2006 to 2007 before moving to a central position as Merger Director for Geodis Wilson’s acquisition and integration activities, before he became Managing Director for Geodis in India in 2008.

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About Geodis Wilson and the Geodis Group

Geodis Wilson is a leading, global freight management company. With 7,700 employees in more than 50 countries the company delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to customers enabling them to operate as ‘best in class.’ Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,64bn € in 2012 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight group SNCF in 2008. With its 46.000 employees in more than 60 countries and a revenue of 9.5bn € (2012), SNCF Geodis ranks among the top 7 companies in its field in the world.

For more information about Geodis Wilson go to – www.geodiswilson.com

 

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TT Club Supports FIATA’s Young Freight Forwarder Award as Regional Winners are Announced

8 July 2013

International transport insurance provider, TT Club, has sponsored the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award since its beginnings in 1999. It continues to support the programme and it aims to identify, recognise and encourage young talent throughout the industry.

This year’s entries have been of a particularly high standard and it has not been easy for the judges to make their decision. However, after much consideration of the many excellent competing dissertations on subjects as varied as shipment of large project cargo, movement of sections of a football stadium and shipment of wine, they have selected four regional finalists.

The finalists will travel to Singapore this October for the FIATA World Congress to receive their regional prizes of certificates and trophies, and to make final individual presentations to the Steering Committee to decide who will be the overall winner of the prestigious International Award.

This prize includes a week’s training at one of TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey, as well as attendance on the Thomas Miller “Insight into Transport Law and Insurance” course in London, in which TT Club is closely involved.  They will also receive a subscription to one of the industry’s leading media information sources, International Transport Journal (ITJ/ITZ).

As Chairman of the Steering Committee, Andrew Kemp, TT Club’s European Regional Director, commented, “We promote professional training at every opportunity and are therefore proud to support FIATA’s initiative. TT Club is firmly committed to encouraging best practice in all aspects of freight transport.  Our risk management and loss prevention resources are continually aimed at informing forwarders, carriers, cargo handlers and transport operators of best practice in stowage, documentation, safety, security and many other aspects of the business.”

The 2013 Regional Winners are:
Africa/Middle East: Mr Mohamed Samy, Egypt

Americas: Mr Kaloyan Petrov, Canada

Asia-Pacific:  Mr Prabhjot Singh, India

Europe: Miss Janna Marie van Burgeler, Germany

Documentation for the 2014 Award will be distributed to FIATA Association members towards the end of August 2013 with the usual deadline for nominating candidates of 15 January 2014.
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Note to Editors:

The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club’s membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

For further information please contact:

Emma Chalmers, Marketing Director, TT Club
Tel: +44 (0)20 7204 2635
E-mail:
emma.chalmers@thomasmiller.com   www.ttclub.com

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SHIPOWNERS’ P&I CLUB SPONSORS THAMES SAILING BARGE MATCH IN ITS 150TH YEAR

The Shipowners’ P&I Club is sponsoring the Mark Boyle Memorial Thames Sailing Barge Match which takes place on 13th July 2013 in this its 150th anniversary year.  The event is held this year in memory of Captain Mark Boyle, who revived the event in 1995 and organised it each year until his untimely death last year aged 55.

London, 8th July, 2013

Photograph should be credited to “Thames Match Archive”.

The Match was the brainchild of Henry Dodd a wealthy London businessman from humble origins who built his business on waste transportation by sailing-barge from London to refuse works along the river supplying ash for the brick-making industry. He was a good friend of Charles Dickens, who used him as the model for Mr Boffin, the refuse magnate of the novel, Our Mutual Friend.

Dodd noticed the intense rivalry between his sailing-barge skippers and decided to harness this competitiveness to make his business more efficient by organising annual races. The first Match in 1863 ran from Erith to Canvey Island and back with a cash prize to the winner, under the flag of the Prince of Wales Yacht Club. The title, it should be noted, derived not from any early royal patronage but from the Prince of Wales pub in Erith.

In 1864 Dodd opened the race up to all-comers and after several years he passed the Thames Sailing Barge Match organisation to a committee of barge owners. Over time, the contestants started to build Spritsail sailing barges specifically designed for speed to win the race. This attracted massive interest and spectator numbers grew to tens of thousands.

At his death in 1881, Dodd bequeathed part of his considerable legacy to the race and this maintained it for the next 100 years. The race continued with some breaks into the 20th century and maintained its highly competitive edge.  In the 1963 Centenary race, for example, the two main rivals (F T Everard and Sons Ltd and the London & the Rochester Trading Co) invested heavily in their fastest barges to ensure victory for vessels that had long since become museum pieces. The winning speed of F T Everard’s Veronica was faster than that of all but six previous America’s Cups. No mean feat.

The Match lapsed for 32 years but since the 1995 revival by Capt Mark Boyle, it has been held each year and grown in popularity. This year’s race is the 83rd and marks the 150th anniversary of the event, making it the second oldest sailing race in the world after the America’s Cup, which started in 1851.

All 16 contestants are historic craft; although not competing this year Cabby is the last wooden Thames barge to be built, in 1928 (another historic connection with Shipowners, which insured her from 1930 until recently).  These evocative vessels are survivors of a fleet once 5,000 strong; Dawn was featured in the recent TV series with Griff Rees-Jones; Cambria was built by Everard in 1906 and has been completely restored recently and is now showing remarkable speed in the races and Mirosa is one of the oldest sailing barges still in commission. The average age of the competing barges this year is 105 years.

The Match will be attended by those well-known in the world of sailing and representatives of the firms and families with historic ties to the race including Michael Everard, the Match Chairman; Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who will be presenting the prizes; and Paul Goldsmith and Jilly Hemmings (nee Goldsmith), Match Patrons and grandchildren of E J Goldsmith whose company owned the largest ever fleet of Thames Sailing Barges.

The Shipowners’ Club, has supported the Thames Sailing Barge Match for many years. This year it will again be a joint sponsor of the race and the Shipowners’ Club Cup is first prize in the Champion Staysail Class.

The Club’s connection with this sailing match goes back a long way. Shipowners was established in 1855, the same epoch as the Match. It also shares a long-standing connection with F T Everard & Sons Ltd, one of the key players and supporters of the race, who insured their fleet with the Club from 1880.

Rob Cook (Syndicate Manager) and Mark Greenland (Underwriter) will be attending on behalf of the Shipowners’ Club, joining the guests of honour and other sponsors aboard the Motor Yacht Lady Hamilton.

The race, which takes place on Saturday 13th July, starts at Mucking, Essex between 8.30 and 9.00 am and follows an eastward course towards the South East Leigh Buoy in the Thames Estuary, where it turns back up the Thames to pass by vantage points at Gravesend Promenade, Greenhithe Riverside Walk, Erith Promenade and Pier and on the north bank, Grays Promenade (via Wharf Road) and the Royal Hotel Purfleet between midday and 4.30 pm.

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Notes for Editors:

The Shipowners’ Club is a mutual marine liability insurer, providing Protection & Indemnity insurance and associated covers to smaller and specialist vessels since 1855. The Club insures nearly 33,000 vessels from over 6,000 Members worldwide and is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

The Club has offices in Luxembourg, London, Singapore and Vancouver.

Photo Note:

A high resolution digital image is attached.  Further images are available from the ISIS Communications Press Room at www.isiscomms.com or on request from info@isiscomms.com

All photographs should be credited to “Thames Match Archive”.


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“K” Line announces the rotation changes of North East Asia Australia service

July 4, 2013

“K” Line is pleased to announce the rotation change of North East Asia Australia service (ESACO), together with partners Mitsui O.S.K. Line, NYK, Orient Overseas Container Line (Hong Kong) and Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan).

This rotation change will not only improve the schedule integrity, but also provides a direct linkage from Qingdao to Australia and shorten the transit time from Shanghai and Ningbo to Australia. The first vessel of the new rotation will be MV OOCL Nagoya V.042 calling Yokohama on Aug 4. Our present ESACO-B service remains unchanged.

ESACO’s new rotation

Yokohama – Osaka – Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Yokohama

ESACO-B’s present rotation

Ningbo – Shanghai – Xiamen – Shekou – Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Ningbo

We will continue to make every effort to further strengthen our service network.

 

For further information, please contact:

Keijiro Kurisaki

Europe, Australia and Africa Team, Containerships Business Management Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Tel: +81-3-3595-5675 Fax: +81-3-3595-5288

 

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Evergreen Adds Service Options on Asia – Australia Trade

July 4 2013 

Through a port rotation enhancement and a new slot charter agreement Evergreen Line is improving its service options on the Asia-Australia trade.

The North East Asia Australia service (NEAX), which Evergreen operates together with joint service partners NYK, MOL, K LINE and OOCL will have a new port rotation starting with the sailing from Yokohama on the 4th of August.   From then on the schedule will run, Osaka – Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane before returning to Yokohama.

The service adjustment will not only improve schedule integrity but will also provide a direct link from Qingdao and shorten the transit time from Shanghai and Ningbo to Australian ports.

In addition, Evergreen is adding the new Sino Australia Service (SAS) also from the 4th of August.  This will operate through a slot charter arrangement with COSCO.  The SAS port rotation will be Ningbo – Shanghai – Xiamen – Shekou – Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Ningbo.

Evergreen customers with Asia-Australia trade requirements will benefit from not only improved service between the line’s current scheduled port pairings but also from the addition of port options. The developments are once more in harmony with Evergreen’s stated policy to optimize its global network and provide quality service to its customers by continually monitoring market trends and reacting swiftly to amend services appropriately.

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TT Club Expand Claims Network in India

London & Hong Kong, 3rd July 2013

 

In a move designed to further enhance its service to its Members TT Club, the specialist insurer for the international transport and logistics industry, has appointed a network partner in India.  Pandi Correspondents (Mumbai) Pvt Limited, which has offices in Chennai, Kolkata and Goa in addition to Mumbai will be integrated into TT Club’s claims IT system and has been delegated claims handling authority.

Phillip Emmanuel is the leader of the Club’s operations in Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong.   “One of TT Club’s strongest attributes is its global claims service.  As a mutual we are dedicated to handling our Members’ claims in the most comprehensive and effective manner possible.  Our Members’ operations touch every part of the world and as such our service must be truly international.  The elevation of Pandi to the status of a network partner will significantly enhance this service in the crucial Indian market,” he said.

TT Club has long recognised the vast opportunities in India. The continuing emergence of the Indian economy, the growth of its population, the rise in imports and exports, and the significant amount of infrastructure investment all indicate the country’s significance to the Club’s future market development.  “Trade to and from India, and its associated complexities, will inevitably increase. Therefore, we have been looking for ways to serve our membership and the Indian market better,” commented Emmanuel.

Pandi Correspondents have handled local claims for the Club in India since 1994, so the experience accrued by its staff is considerable.  The success of this arrangement has been such that Pandi’s new status as network partner will be of great advantage to the Club and its Members.

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About TT Club:

The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services.  As a mutual insurer, the TT Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

Customers include some of the world’s largest shipping lines, busiest ports, biggest freight forwarders and cargo handling terminals, to companies operating a handful of vehicles.  TT Club specialises in the insurance of Intermodal Operators, NVOCs, Freight Forwarders, Logistics Operators, Marine Terminals, Stevedores, Port Authorities and Ship Operators.

www.ttclub.com

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Menlo Receives Performance Award from ATM Provider

Diebold, a leading provider of integrated self-service delivery and security systems has awarded Menlo Worldwide Logistics its Silver Certification for logistics services.  The global operation is centered on three ‘control towers’ including Menlo’s facility in Budapest.

Amsterdam, 2nd July 2013

Innovative solutions to complex supply chain problems and the application of Lean tools and methodologies to improve processes and remove waste has garnered Menlo this prestigious award from Diebold, Incorporated as a top-performing logistics services provider.  Diebold’s award recognises Menlo for innovation, cost savings and value delivered in support of the Company’s cost alignment strategies.

Menlo, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has been a Diebold global supply chain partner since 2007.  Today, Menlo provides Diebold with strategic 4PL supply chain engineering and network optimization, as well as functional, day-to-day third party logistics (3PL) services. Among the services provided are global transportation procurement and management.

One of the three “control tower” operations from which Menlo services Diebold’s global supply chain is based in Budapest, where Menlo’s facility has been operational for several years.  From here Menlo manages all tactical operations for shipments that cover within domestic Europe, and all intercontinental shipments both inbound and outbound from Budapest. The two other ‘control towers’ are located in Auburn Hills, Michigan within the United States and within Shanghai, China.

“Menlo provides Diebold with comprehensive solutions that meet our needs for strategic and tactical supply chain operations support, on a global basis,” said Linda Parcher,

vice-president and chief supply chain officer, Diebold. “During the past six years, through Menlo’s leadership applying Lean continuous improvement methods, we have realized substantial improvements in our supply chain operating systems, as well as design and process innovations that have elevated supply chain performance.”

“The most difficult task for a logistics provider is demonstrating, year-in-and–year-out, the rigor and discipline to examine the solutions we provide to customers, and then re-engineer them in a structured, continuous effort to improve and renew the value,” noted Robert L. Bianco, Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics.  “I am most proud of this honor from Diebold because it recognizes that even after six years of hard work, collaborative and constructive change, our team is still innovating, and applying our Lean tools to find new opportunities to create value and reduce costs.”

The application of Lean principles to supply chain management is central to Menlo’s service offering in Europe.  “Optimizing the components of a single process does not necessarily mean that the entire supply chain will be optimized as a result.  It is the focus on continuous improvement, which is central to Lean that makes the concept so successful in eliminating waste that exists today,” said Menlo Europe’s Managing Director, Tony Gunn.

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About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe

In Europe Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.

The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

Follow Menlo Worldwide Logistics on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

About Menlo Worldwide Logistic

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 fulfilment 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 www.con-way.com.

Media Contact:

Peter Owen

ISIS Communications

Tel:          +44 (0) 1737 248300

Mobile:   +44 (0) 7710 991531

Email: peter@isiscomms.com

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Change in the Management at Dachser

Kempten, June 27, 2013. As of July 1, Burkhard Eling (42) will be taking over the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider Dachser. He succeeds Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius, who will remain a member of the company’s management until he retires at the end of the year.

Since June 1, 2012, Burkhard Eling, born in 1971, has been the deputy head of the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider Dachser, which operates internationally. Eling, who is an industrial engineer, has acquired broad-based expertise in the financial sector of various companies.

Prior to joining Dachser, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at HSG Zander International (currently Bilfinger HSG Facility Management), a facility management provider, and at Centennial Contractors Enterprises, a U.S. provider of construction services. Both companies are part of the Bilfinger Group.

“My main responsibilities at Dachser will include further development of the financial systems with a concentration on value-driven controlling in order to adapt them to the increasing requirements of this sustainably growing family-owned company,” says Burkhard Eling, describing the focus of his future responsibilities.

Burkhard Eling will be succeeding Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius (60) as the FLT Managing Director. Truxius has held this position since January 1, 2008. He is considered to be one of the most prominent German financial experts for family-owned companies. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Association for Participation in the Development of Accounting Regulations for Family-Owned Entities (VMEBF) and a lecturer in the field of controlling at the University of Mannheim.

About Dachser:

In 2012, Dachser, a leading logistics provider with global operations, generated total revenue of EUR 4.41 billion and handled 49.8 million consignments weighing a total of 37.5 million tons. As of December 31, 2012, Dachser’s staff comprised 21,650 employees at 347 profit centers worldwide.

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Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners

Signing ceremony marks launch of programme to encourage development of local Singapore graduates for logistics and supply chain management careers

Singapore, 27 June 2013: Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.7 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) and Temasek Polytechnic, a tertiary education institution in Singapore that offers diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics, today signed a memorandum of understanding to establish new scholarship programme for students pursuing careers in logistics and supply chain management.

Under the programme, Menlo has established four annual scholarships of S$2,500 each.  The scholarships will be awarded to selected students in their third and final year of study at Temasek Polytechnic who are pursing Diploma in the School of Operations and Logistics Management.

The programme includes a three-month internship at a Menlo facility for each scholarship recipient, enabling the students to gain real-world, hands-on experience in logistics operations as they pursue completion of their studies. Upon graduation, and with the recommendation of their internship mentor at Menlo, graduates will be considered for full-time employment opportunities with Menlo.

The programme marks a milestone for Singapore’s educational institutions and the local logistics industry, noted Mr. Desmond Chan, Managing Director, South Asia for Menlo. “We are excited about this partnership with Temasek Polytechnic, which has a well-earned reputation for academic excellence and turning out accomplished graduates,” he said. “This is Singapore’s first integrated scholarship/internship programme focused on logistics. It will help us fulfill our needs for local hiring, while grooming future professionals and raising visibility of logistics as an attractive career in Singapore.”

“Menlo has been a longstanding and valued supporter of our diploma programme,” said Mr. Daniel Yeow, Director, School of Business, Temasek Polytechnic. “Building industry links and forming partnerships are necessary to ensure that we provide our students with an education that is real, relevant and rewarding. I am glad to note that Menlo and TP are committed towards attaining the common goal of developing and promoting logistics as a professional career amongst our younger generation.”

2013 Menlo Scholarship Recipients Announced

Menlo has announced the following Temasek Polytechnic students as the recipients of its four scholarships for the 2013 year. All are pursuing Diplomas in Logistics and Operations Management. The scholarship winners are:

  • Ong Si Ru Sharon — Sharon is a highly motivated, industrious and intelligent student who displays enthusiasm in her studies. She sets clear goals for herself and works systematically and steadfastly to achieve them. Being kind-hearted and good tempered, she is always ready to go the extra mile to help those who turn to her for help. She serves as Events Director, Main Committee for the Logistics Interest Group.
  • Lim KeWei Daryl James — Daryl has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 point scale thus far. In addition to strong academic achievement, Daryl has shown willingness and voluntary efforts in helping the needy as well as his classmates. A humble and respectful young man, Daryl has demonstrated perseverance in his ability to excel.
  • Goh Jia Xian — Jia Xian is President of the Logistics Interest Group (LIG) for the term from Oct. 2012 to present. He has proven himself to be an effective leader and team player, guiding and working closely with his team of 12 committee members. Apart from leadership and teamwork capabilities, he is also a conscientious student. Jia Xian was the recipient of the EAGLES award, given to the student with exemplary performance in Achievement, Good Leadership and Service.
  • Shen Zhi Kai Darrell — Darrell is a conscientious student, who takes initiative to ensure that his assignments and tutorials are completed timely. He contributes significantly as member of the Logistics Interest Group subcommittee, and has shown keen interest in his learning through his active participation and inquiry on the subjects taught.

As one of the region’s leading logistics providers, Menlo is playing a proactive role in creating career opportunities for local Singaporeans. The Temasek Polytechnic programme is similar to another Menlo development programme in the U.S., called “Emerging Leaders,” where new-hire college graduates are assigned mentors and placed in a track of rotating assignments to gain experience in various operational disciplines.

Menlo operates a network of seven facilities located throughout Singapore with 330 employees and provides dedicated and multi-client inventory and distribution management.  The company services over 100 Singapore businesses and multi-national companies in sectors such as automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, industrial, aerospace and wine and spirits distribution.

In addition to primary warehousing for storage and distribution, Menlo also provides supply chain design and engineering, Lean continuous improvement plans, and high-value-added services like picking and packing operations, customized labeling and return management services. Menlo also operates additional multi-client logistics facilities in Southeast Asia, as well as China, India, Australia, North America and Europe.

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 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 Francisco, 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 $5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company based in Ann Arbor Michigan. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.

About Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a significant contributor to the field of para-professional education in Singapore. TP currently offers 53 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 40 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The Polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These approaches ensure that TP graduates are economy relevant, future relevant and life relevant. For more information, please visit www.tp.edu.sg.

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