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Dachser is growing the business with industry-specific solutions

New Corporate Unit is also bundling the logistics provider’s research and development activities

Stefan-Hohm, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development

Stefan Hohm, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development

Kempten, February 25, 2016. Dachser has created a new central organizational unit, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development, in order to advance its business with global, industry-specific logistics solutions and bundle its research and development activities. Stefan Hohm, an experienced Dachser manager, will head up this new Corporate Unit. He has led the Logistics Center in Hof for the past seven years.

The 43-year-old Hohm and his team will implement worldwide supply chains for customers from focus industries. The new Corporate Unit will also bundle Dachser’s research and development activities and will be working closely with the Corporate Unit Corporate Development & Strategy, as well as with Corporate IT. Hohm will report directly to CEO Bernhard Simon.

Responsibilities of the new unit also include new and continuing development of value-added services, which complement (upstream or downstream) transport and warehousing in the standardized Dachser groupage network. This includes dedicated services for special customers, industry-specific value-added services, and premium services associated with deliveries to end customers.

Well-established on the market

Dachser has already established two industry-specific solutions in Europe: Dachser DIY Logistics and Dachser Chem-Logistics, which handle six million shipments annually. Ralf Meistes (DIY Logistics) and Michael Kriegel (Chem-Logistics) will continue to head these two departments, which, however, will be assigned to Corporate Solutions, Research & Development. Dachser is combining a great deal of industry expertise in this unit at the global level as well. For example, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics handles shipments for customers from the automotive, fashion, sports, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.

“We strive to understand the complex logistics requirements of different industries down to the last detail, develop custom-tailored solutions, and implement them worldwide by way of our effective and efficient standardized networks,” says Hohm, Corporate Director, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development.

In his 23 years at Dachser, Hohm has proven himself in several management positions, most recently as General Manager of the Logistics Center in Hof, where his responsibilities included integrated contract logistics solutions in the European Logistics and Food Logistics business lines.

About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers. Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter is divided into two business lines, Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems provide for intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With a staff of around 25,000 employees at 437 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of EUR 5.3 billion in 2014. The logistics provider moved a total of 73.7 million shipments weighing 35.4 million tons. Dachser now has country organizations in 42 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.de

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DACHSER again the top logistics brand

Winning awards in the categories “General load forwarding and groupage freight services” and “Food and consumer goods logistics,” DACHSER secures a double victory as the most successful logistics brand in the 2016 Image Ranking published by the „Verkehrsrundschau“ trade journal.

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DACHSER again the top logistics brand

DACHSER remains popular with buyers of logistics services in Germany. In the “Image Ranking,” which the trade journal „Verkehrsrundschau“ puts out every two years, the DACHSER brand was awarded first place in two different categories. In the “General load forwarding and groupage freight services” category, buyers of logistics services gave DACHSER 738 out of 1,000 total possible image points, while in the “Food and consumer goods logistics” category, a score of 747 image points secured the company top place in the ranking. “We’re happy we were able to defend both Image Awards again,” says Bernhard Simon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DACHSER. “The award shows that our commitment to quality, expertise, and service is seen in a positive light. At the same time, it motivates us to stay on track.”

Ninety-six percent of surveyed logistics decision-makers from the world of industry and commerce stated that a service provider’s reputation plays a significant role when it comes to awarding transport and logistics contracts. They also said that a logistics provider’s image is mainly determined by three factors: price-to-performance ratio, service quality, and customer service. Almost as important to buyers of logistics services these days is the issue of compliance—whether or not the hired service provider meets all government and company standards and provisions.

„Verkehrsrundschau“ commissioned the market research firm Kleffmann (based in Lüdinghausen, Germany) to survey 400 logistics decision-makers from German companies in the world of industry and commerce (buyers of logistics services) regarding the image and name recognition of the 79 most important brands in five logistics market sectors. The resulting study, titled “Image Ranking for Transport and Logistics Services in 2016,” also rated the image of small and medium-sized freight forwarders operating regionally within the individual submarkets, as well as the reputation of the fifteen most important European logistics regions.

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TT Club Presents European Logistics Award at BIFA Ceremony

BIFA Awards

The PSL Group receiving their award from Brian Sullivan (l-r) Sally Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Reporter; Richard Gibbs, PSL Freight; Kevin Johnson, PSL Freight; Mark Ford, PSL Freight; Michael Douglas, PSL Freight; Brian Sullivan, TT Club. Photo credit: Photographer Philippa Gedge

London – 4th February 2016:  At the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Annual Awards Lunch in London last month, the global freight insurance specialist, TT Club presented the European Logistics Award to UK-based, independent freight forwarder The PSL Group.

The Award attracted a wide-range of entries, which the panel of judges praised for their innovation and technical prowess. This year’s winner, The PSL Group is a multi-service global forwarder with strategically located offices throughout the UK. It provides a range of supply chain management and forwarding services to a variety of industry verticals including fashion, healthcare and publishing.

Brian Sullivan, TT Club’s Development Director, in presenting the Award said, “TT Club is once more delighted to sponsor this Award and appreciates the role BIFA plays in encouraging best practice in the international freight and logistics industry. The judges were particularly impressed by the investment PSL made both in their staff and in quality systems to deliver a new rapid response offering”. The result is that PSL customers benefit from much faster turnaround times and the company has been able to generate new routes and new customers.

As in recent years, TT Club and BIFA have found from the excellent entries for the Award that innovative technology is very important in advancing customer service, but what ultimately makes the difference is the investment that an organisation makes in its staff. IT solutions are employed in a tailored fashion to improve efficiency but, critically, the human touch has not been abandoned. In fact, an emphasis on stable personal relationships and effective customer service has proved crucial to success.

“Perhaps the ‘human touch’ can become a modern day panacea for the operator searching for that elusive competitive edge,” concludes Sullivan.

TT Club is certainly seeing more extensive services being provided by its customers.  Many companies that in the past offered traditional freight forwarding now take on a much higher degree of supply chain risk and become exposed to greater liability by providing increasingly complex and sophisticated services. The trend is, however, seen as positive.  The increased complexity of service offerings and the ingenuity of operators in designing alternative supply chain solutions strongly demonstrate the logisticians’ value and provide opportunities for new entrants as much as established logistics companies.

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Notes for Editors:

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 on a smaller scale but whose operations face similar risks. TT Club specialises in the insurance of Intermodal Operators, NVOCs, Freight Forwarders, Logistics Operators, Marine Terminals, Stevedores, Port Authorities and Ship Operators.

The TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller.

www.ttclub.com

Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services. Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self-employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.

Principal activities include:

  • Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals
  • Investment management for institutions and private clients
  • Professional services
  • Building defects insurance

www.thomasmiller.com

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Dachser Food Logistics welcomes a new partner on the Iberian Peninsula

Kempten, February 4, 2016. Logifrio, the leading provider for temperature-controlled food transport on the Iberian Peninsula, is a nDachser_FL_Imageew partner in the European Food Network.

As a result, the European Food Network’s vivengo product family, the standard for transnational transport, is coming into its own for food shipments to and from Spain, Portugal, and Andorra. It offers various product lines with fixed transit times as well as defined information services, such as electronically available status information and proof of delivery for each shipment. The shortest transit time between pickup in Germany and delivery in Spain is two days.

“The partnership with Logifrio is another important step in the development of the European Food Network,” explains Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics.

“With the expansion of the vivengo product world into these key markets, we are bolstering our claim as the leading partner network for transnational food transport throughout Europe.”

With 30 of its own and partner-owned locations, Logifrio has a presence on the Spanish mainland, the Balearic and Canary Islands, Portugal, and Andorra, where upwards of 20,000 customers receive regular shipments of fresh and frozen food and shelf-stable goods.

The family company, which is headquartered in Barcelona, owns 400 vehicles and has 115,000 square meters of warehouse space; it is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001. With its 600 employees, it generated EUR 64 million in revenue in 2014.

Fernando García Villalobos, managing director of Logifrio: “We are delighted to be part of the European Food Network and to be able to provide standardized transport services for all of Europe, starting immediately, for those of our customers who operate internationally.”

With its 13 partners, 9 associate members, and regular line haul services among 29 European countries, the European Food Network is the most comprehensive network for food transport in Europe. This collaborative network, which was founded in 2013 under Dachser’s system leadership, has established itself successfully on the market. For example, export tonnage of groupage cargo transports by the network grew around 15 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year.

About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers.

Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter is divided into two business lines, Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems provide for intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With a staff of around 25,000 employees at 437 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of EUR 5.3 billion in 2014. The logistics provider moved a total of 73.7 million shipments weighing 35.4 million tons. Dachser now has organizations in 42 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.de

 

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Taiwan President Honors Evergreen Founder Dr. Chang Yung-Fa

Triple honors for Dr Chang Feb16

Triple posthumous honors were bestowed in recognition of Evergreen Group founder Dr. Chang Yung-Fa’s contributions at his memorial service in Taipei, including the Presidential Commendation, the First-Class Professional Education Medal from the Ministry of Education and the First-Class Professional Transportation Medal from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (from right to left).

Taipei, Taiwan (04 Feb 2016) – Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou honored Evergreen Group founder Dr. Chang Yung-Fa with a posthumous commendation in recognition of his contributions to international transportation and social welfare during the memorial service today. Taiwan’s Education Minister and the Minister of Transportation and Communications also offered homage to Dr. Chang with the First-Class Professional Education Medal and First-Class Professional Transportation Medal.

Evergreen Group is holding the memorial service for Dr. Chang at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation in Taipei from January 27 through February 05. Thousands of mourners are coming from around the world to pay respects to Dr. Chang, including his close friends, government officials, representatives from business partners, shipping industry, aviation and travel trade in addition to Evergreen Group’s local employees and delegates from its overseas affiliates. Many more attending the memorial are among those who have benefited from Dr. Chang’s charitable work and generosity.

Dr. Chang established Evergreen Marine Corporation in 1968. The global container carrier’s service network facilitated exports from East Asia and especially for Taiwan, an island that relies on foreign trade for economic development. The shipping line’s unprecedented success in launching Asia – Europe service opened the door to the booming European market for exporters in Taiwan and many parts of Asia. Evergreen’s cargo growth boosted Kaohsiung’s container throughput and enabled it to flourish as a main transshipment hub in Asia.

Dr. Chang formed EVA Air in 1989. The airline’s innovative service has attracted international passengers and driven the growth of Taiwan’s travel industry. Now a Star Alliance member, the airline has won numerous awards for service excellence and flight safety from aviation and travel organizations. Its consistent recognition has helped promote Taiwan’s image in the global community. Besides, Evergreen Group has also diversified into aircraft maintenance, engine overhaul and manufacturing of aircraft parts, playing an important role in building up Taiwan’s burgeoning aviation supply chain.

With its business expansion, Evergreen Group has set up overseas affiliates across a global network of more than 110 countries. These investments have driven growth and development for numerous related industries, including container shipping, aviation and hotels, etc. Evergreen’s steady growth over the past few decades has also enhanced Taiwan’s economic exchanges with other countries and paved the way for bilateral relations.

Dr. Chang believed in giving back to society. In 1985, he founded the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, an organization committed to providing emergency and medical aid, promoting education and culture and elevating moral standards. The Foundation formed the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, launched Morals Monthly, a free magazine distributed in more than 30 countries, and also operates the Evergreen Maritime Museum, an institution dedicated to preserving maritime heritage.

The honors now being bestowed on Dr. Chang posthumously are added to the accolades that he received over the course of his career from many countries across the globe, including the USA, Panama, Japan, Malaysia, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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“K” Line announce Change of Executive Officers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has decided during board meeting held today on changes of Executive Officers.

  1. Change of Executive Officers

(1) Retirement as of March 31, 2016

Present Position Name
Managing Executive Officer Shunichi Arisaka
Executive Officer Kiyokazu Arai

(2) New Appointment as of April 1, 2016

New Position Name Present Position
Executive Officer Shingo Kogure General Manager, General Affairs Group
Executive Officer Toyohisa Nakano General Manager, Technical Group
Executive Officer Nobuyuki Yokoyama General Manager, Car Carrier Business Group

 

  1. Promotion of Executive Officers as of April 1, 2016
New Position Name Present Position
Managing Executive Officer Yukikazu Myochin Executive Officer
Managing Executive Officer Shuzo Kawano Executive Officer

Please see the attached list of responsibilities of Executive Officers scheduled on and after April 1, 2016.

 

For further details, please contact:

Shingo Kogure, General Manager, General Affairs Group

Tel: +81-3-3595-5521

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“K” Line announce Financial Highlights for 3rd Quarter of F2015

On behalf of our client Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, (“K” Line) we are pleased to send you notification of their Financial Highlights for the 3rd quarter of F2015.

 

・Financial Highlights for 3rd quarter FY2015

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/ir/library/bs/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/01/29/fh2015_3_con_e.pdf

 

・Revised Forecast of Financial Results

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/ir/stock/disclose/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/01/28/20160129e.pdf

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/

 

For further information, please contact:

Kiyoshi Tokonami, General Manager, IR& PR Group, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. - “K” Line

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