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“K” Line Group to Merge Two Ship Management Companies – Reorganization of the Group’s Ship Management System for More Secure Services

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (“K” Line) takes pleasure in announcing that two of its subsidiaries, Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd. and Escobal Japan Ltd. will be merged on July 1, 2017 and tentatively scheduled to be renamed ”K” Line RORO and Bulk Ship Management Co., Ltd. on April 1, 2018.

  1. Purposes of merger

“K” Line Group aims to achieve synergy for all members of society by making continuous efforts to ensure safe and reliable navigation.

This merger will insure a success of the reorganization of the structure of the group’s ship management system to a further and higher level by consolidation of the extensive experience and valuable know-how accumulated within the two respective companies during their long histories, which will successfully realize more secure and environmental-friendly services that will meet the day-by-day increasing demand for reduction of environmental load toward a sustainable and livable world.

  1. Situation after merger

Merger date  : July 1, 2017

Company name  :

A) before April 1, 2018  –  Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd.

B) after April 1, 2018  –  “K” Line RORO and Bulk Ship Management Co., Ltd. (tentative)

Address of head office  : 2-2-3 Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0024, Japan

President  : Shunichi Arisaka

Business location : 3 domestic and 8 overseas offices in 7 countries

Capital : 400 million Japanese yen

Shareholders   : “K” Line 100%

  1. New organization of ship management

“K” Line will hold three deeply-specialized and highly-experienced ship management companies after the merger: “K” Line Ship Management Company Ltd. dedicated to containerships, tankers and gas carriers, “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited to LNG carriers, and Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd. to car carriers and dry bulk carriers. This new and highly-professional management system definitely will further improve and upgrade future services with higher quality and greater security.

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Launching of a 250,000-dwt Ore Carrier “CAPE HAYATOMO”

Today, construction of “CAPE HAYATOMO” 250,000-dwt class ore carrier has been completed by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Imari Shipyard & Works and delivered to us.

She is a Very Large Ore Carrier called “WOZMAX” (registered brand of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.) to carry cargoes dedicated for loading iron ores at mainly West Australia, Brazil and South Africa to Japanese steel mills. The “WOZMAX” means an optimum size of vessel who can call main West Australian iron ore loading ports, which stands for “West” “OZ” “MAX”.

She is the 1st lady of the 2nd generation of the WOZMAX in Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The most advanced technology had also been applied to construction of the vessel in order to ensure that she would satisfy our customers’ needs.

For example, she has 7 holds and 7 hatches which could improve efficiency for cargo loading and discharging operations. Furthermore, she equips “NFC” (Namura flow Control Fin) on her hull and “Rudder Fin” on her rudder which is also a registered brand of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. These will help her propulsion performance and save energies. In addition, Ballast Water Treatment System is on her board in order to prepare forthcoming international regulation for protecting global marine environment.

With a large number of vessels from various types with various sizes – from very large to small -, “K” Line offers its customers a unique range of transport services. “K” Line will remain committed to flexibly and actively responding diversifying needs for shipments of ore and other iron-bearing raw materials.

Vessel Particulars

LOA                       :           329.95M

Width                   :           57.00M

Depth                   :           25.60M

Draft                     :           18.00M

Deadweight       :           250,460T

Gross Ton           :           135,933T

Main Engine      :           MES MAN-B&W 6G80ME-C9.5

Speed                   :           14.3KTS

Class                     :           NK

Flag                       :           Panama

Builder                 :           Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

 

 

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GEODIS unveils its 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide survey

Through this initiative, GEODIS shares the latest insights about Supply Chain challenges that face market stakeholders and shows where they feel potential for improvement can be found. The survey’s findings were presented at the 2017 Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich during a GEODIS conference entitled: “Insights to Supply Chain Trends, Challenges & Innovation”.

In the wake of globalization and rampant digitalization, commercial trade flows have evolved dramatically. Both the volume and the scope of services managed within Supply Chain have reached unprecedented levels.

In this context, 70% of the survey’s respondents say their Supply Chain is either ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ complex. They also emphasize the strategic position it has reached in their overall organization. Supply Chain has become more customer-focused and mostly considered as a lever to win competitive advantage. The survey also confirms that achieving extended visibility of their Supply Chain is one of the major objectives of respondents in order to efficiently manage it.

Moreover, the GEODIS’ 2017 Supply Chain worldwide survey offers a broad assessment of the solutions identified to tackle future challenges, such as organizational best practices, technology trends, KPIs monitoring and outsourcing behaviors. For example, it is noteworthy, that the best performers, in terms of EBIT, have positioned Supply Chain management at Board level or at C-level.

Overall, the survey offers clear testimony that companies know where the pain points are and the objectives they wish to attain but the pathways to success are still many and long.

Scope and methodology of the GEODIS’ 2017 Supply Chain worldwide survey

The insights documented in this survey are based on the responses of 623 professionals in 17 countries from various functions (Supply chain, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Strategy, Information Technology…) and management levels (C-level, Top management executives, Directors…). All the respondents have a direct link with Supply Chain operations and issues on a regular basis.

Discover and download the whole study here

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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GEODIS presents its insights to Supply Chain trends, challenges & innovation at TL Munich from May 9 to May 12, 2017

GEODIS experts will present the company’s expertise and vision of the supply chain trends & challenges during the 2017 TL Munich trade fair in Munich from May 9 to May 12, 2017.

A Supply Chain Operator, ranking among the top logistics companies in the world, GEODIS has Innovation as one of its five corporate values. At the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich, GEODIS will present its set of expertise covering the Supply Chain. GEODIS will also hold a public conference during the fair on May 10, to present its latest innovations, its new World Lab and its worldwide survey on Supply Chain trends & challenges. This conference will also be a place to discuss with Carlo RATTI, guest speaker for GEODIS, around Digitalization, data mining & Supply Chain Optimization. All of that to fulfill GEODIS’ mission of being the growth partner for its clients.

At this conference, Marie-Christine LOMBARD, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS, will explain how GEODIS is well positioned to help its customers overcome their logistical constraints and face the logistical challenges of tomorrow: “Being innovative requires us to anticipate and respond to major developments in our markets and identify underlying trends that will change the face of our sector”.

Following this introduction, Boris PERNET, EVP Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS will unveil the revealing insights resulting from the Global Supply Chain White Paper produced by GEODIS. This White Paper, published for the first time at TL Munich, is based on the findings of a unique market survey that analyzes the responses of 623 professionals from 17 countries, across differing functions (Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Strategy, Information Technology, etc) and from a variety of management levels (C-level, Senior Executives, Directors). It pinpoints precise and insightful Supply Chain trends and challenges.

Philippe De CARNE, VP Innovation at GEODIS and Luca SILIPO, Chief Economist at GEODIS, will continue with further insights. Philippe De CARNE will present details on the ongoing innovative projects being undertaken by GEODIS. He will focus on the environmental impact of the supply chain and on urban logistics projects, on technological advances in contract logistics and on the digital revolution in Supply Chain management. As Big Data has a key role to play, now and in the future, Luca SILIPO will introduce the recently created GEODIS World Lab, whose role is to oversee the main worldwide trends & evolutions and translate those into strategic thinking.

This conference will also contain a keynote speech by Carlo RATTI entitled “From Digitalization to sensors, data mining & Supply Chain optimization”. An architect and engineer by training, Professor RATTI teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design office Carlo RATTI Associati. He is currently serving as both a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and special adviser on Urban Innovation to the European Commission.

To learn more about GEODIS’ vision of the future of the supply chain, we invite you to attend the GEODIS conference or to meet our experts on our booth:

GEODIS conference at TL Munich

May 10, 2017,

2:30 pm

Conference Room # A52, Hall A5

Meet our experts at GEODIS Booth, Hall B5, Stand 303/402

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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Azkar becomes Dachser

Kempten/Munich, May 9, 2017. In roughly four years, Dachser has integrated its Iberian subsidiary Azkar Group into its European road network. The overland transport organizations will operate under the names of Dachser Spain and Dachser Portugal in the future. This was announced today by CEO Bernhard Simon, COO Road Logistics Michael Schilling, and Juan Antonio Quintana, Managing Director European Logistics Iberia, at the transport logistic trade fair in Munic170509 DACHSER European Logistics Iberiah.

This rebranding is the culmination of an integration process that began in January 2013 with Dachser’s acquisition of Azkar. The companies had already been cooperating since 2007, and one year later Dachser purchased a stake of 10 percent in its then partner for Spain. “The two companies were an excellent match right from the word go. We share the same values, and we have the same corporate culture and business vision,” explains Bernhard Simon. “On this basis, we were able to advance quickly and smoothly with the integration. Simultaneously, we have achieved profitable growth on the Iberian Peninsula every year since the takeover.”

Since the acquisition, Dachser has closely integrated its organizations in Spain and Portugal into its European groupage network. The 70 daily import and export lines that existed in 2013 have increased to 130 today, while the number of shipments from and to Europe grew by 40 percent over the same period. Michael Schilling emphasizes the advantages of a standardized European groupage network: “What you see is what you get. If it’s got Dachser’s name on it, then there’s Dachser in it – customers can bank on that. In addition to integrated IT systems, standardized processes, workflows, and network rules are the foundations for reliability, safety, and quality.”

Switch to Dachser colors
A rebranding is accompanying the end of the integration. The national subsidiaries will operate under the names of Dachser Spain and Dachser Portugal in the future. “That was our goal, which was advocated by employees, management, and customers,” underscores Juan Antonio Quintana. “The Dachser network underpins our success. We’re now playing in a completely different league than we were four years ago, and we can support customers in their worldwide growth. Accordingly, it is only logical that we take the next step and also become Dachser in our branding.” Five branches – in Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga, Porto, and Valencia – are already decked out in the blue and yellow colors, and the rest are due to follow by 2020. Of the approximately 2,000 short-haul trucks, over 70 percent already sport the Dachser branding today.

“Being united under the Dachser banner benefits employees and benefits customers even more,” concludes Bernhard Simon. “That’s why, with network expansions in mind, we’re investing in jobs, facilities, and in the integration of systems and processes. On the Iberian Peninsula today, we’re beginning a new chapter in our shared success story.”

Dachser on the Iberian Peninsula
In Spain and Portugal, Dachser is active with its European Logistics (formerly Azkar Group) and Air & Sea Logistics (formerly Transunion) business lines and employs 3,353 people at 87 locations. In the Food Logistics business line, Dachser has been collaborating with the partner Logifrío since the start of 2016 as part of the European Food Network. As one of the largest logistics providers on the Iberian Peninsula, Dachser is positioning itself in overland transport as an export-oriented one-stop shop for all logistics requirements. This includes groupage and full-truck-load transports as well as warehousing, value added services, and the Iberian B2B parcel business. New customers for international business are opening up to Dachser Spain and Dachser Portugal in the Business Line European Logistics through avenues such as the Dachser DIY-Logistics and Dachser Chem-Logistics industry solutions. For customers from the chemical industry, a dangerous goods organization was introduced in 48 branches in 2016. One location has already been evaluated in accordance with SQAS.

The air and sea freight organizations in Spain and Portugal, which are headed by Federico Camáñez, Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Southern Europe, are present at the main airports and seaports by virtue of eleven locations and ensure connection to intercontinental markets. To this end, an air freight gateway was established in Madrid in 2017.

On the Iberian Peninsula in 2016, Dachser transported some 20.5 million shipments with a weight of around 3.0 million tons and achieved sales revenue of around EUR 741 million. In total, Dachser offers its customers in Spain and Portugal a warehouse area of 424,000 square meters with 362.000 pallet spaces.

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 27,450 employees at 409 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of EUR 5.71 billion in 2016. The logistics provider moved a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million tons. Dachser is now represented in 43 countries.

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

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