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GEODIS appoints a Global Head of E-Commerce

Ashwani Nath Sept 18

Ashwani Nath, Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions

GEODIS announces the creation of a global position for e-commerce with the appointment of Ashwani Nath as Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Philippe de Carné, Group CCO, Ashwani Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce omni-channel solutions, gathering all existing physical & digital expertise in the company.

By creating this position, the Group intends to strengthen its position in the booming e-commerce logistics sector in Europe and around the world by developing e-fulfillment infrastructure in warehouses, order management systems for cross border last mile & customer service for end to end visibility. This new role also goes along with the recent evolution of the GEODIS’ organization which aims at facilitating an easy access to the GEODIS services for its customers.

“I am confident in Ashwani’s ability to create value for both our customers and our Group by designing innovative global e-commerce solutions. Ash’s deep experience and knowledge of the logistics market make him the real expert to optimize our customers’ supply chains with end-to-end solutions dedicated to the omni-channel e- commerce sector.” declares Philippe de Carné.

Ashwani Nath, was previously Global Market Line Director – Retail for GEODIS. Starting his career after graduating in economics & management, he records more than thirty-three years of experience in the logistics sector. He has held various regional & global leadership roles within global logistics companies, based in India, Sri Lanka, Italy, The Netherlands and France.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sale

 

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“K” Line takes delivery of New LPG Carrier “GENESIS RIVER” for GYXIS CORPORATION

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereinafter referred to as “K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of VLGC “GENESIS RIVER” for GYXIS CORPORATION (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and Representative Director: Mr. Takayuki Doi, hereinafter referred to as ” GYXIS “) at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today.

“GENESIS RIVER” commences her service to GYXIS under a time charter contract concluded in 2015, the year GYXIS was founded. On this November 2, she was given her name “GENESIS RIVER” by GYXIS’ Mr. Doi. This vessel becomes the second LPG carrier in our fleet which is employed by GYXIS, and we are hopeful of her contribution to the ever-growing global seaborne LPG trading through her service to GYXIS.

To meet customer’s requirements and satisfaction, the vessel is designed for improved propulsion performance and lower fuel consumption, and environmentally-friendly equipment such as ballast water management system is installed to protect marine ecosystem from unwanted environmental effect.

“K” Line is committed to continue providing the most reliable and stable service possible to our valued customers with assurance of the highest standard of safety.

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Dachser focuses on lithium-ion technology

Kempten, November 20, 2018.181120 Li-Ion Ground conveyors charging at Dachser cross docking hall-kl

By 2022, logistics provider Dachser plans to replace all of its roughly 6,000 ground conveyors in Europe with vehicles powered by energy-saving lithium-ion batteries.

Compared to conventional lead-acid batteries, the lithium-ion variety lasts three times longer and boasts significantly shorter charging times. This increases the flexibility of using vehicles equipped with these batteries, and does away with the need for special rooms set aside for battery charging. The resulting freed-up space in transit terminals can be used for cargo handling. “When you factor in the savings in avoided maintenance and damage costs, since the batteries no longer have to be taken out of the vehicle every day for charging, then having a lithium-ion fleet has already paid for itself today,” explains André Bilz, Team Leader Fleet Management Terminal Equipment at Dachser.

The switch is also good news for environmental sustainability. For one thing, the conventional batteries, which have to be replaced after about 1,200 charging cycles, contain lead, a toxic heavy metal. For another, the lithium-ion batteries conserve energy and thus save some 1,600 kilograms of CO2 per vehicle per year. Multiply that by 6,000 ground conveyors and you get 9.6 million kilograms of CO2 annually.

“Dachser invests continuously in cutting-edge logistics facilities and equipment, which ultimately enhances the quality of its services,” explains Michael Schilling, Dachser’s COO Road Logistics. “This modernization project is an excellent example of how profitability and sustainability can go hand in hand, which in turn produces benefits for our customers.”

By 2022, Dachser wants to convert all its Road Logistics locations in Europe to this new technology. The switch will be made step by step; locations will not operate both technologies together. Lithium-ion technology has already been successfully introduced in the Radeburg and Erlensee (Food Logistics) branches, and will now be followed by construction and expansion of facilities, for example in Freiburg and Munich, the plans for which will include the necessary electrical infrastructure from the outset.

In looking at the many suppliers of ground conveyors, once again Dachser aims to work with the leading manufacturers. And as for battery technology, charging infrastructure, and energy management software, the logistics provider has selected Triathlon to be its preferred supplier.

This switch to lithium-ion technology is by no means the end of the project: “Together with our partners, we will be driving forward the development of ground conveyor technology. Our aim is to increase the vehicles’ usability by making them smaller, more maneuverable, and more lightweight,” Bilz says.

About Dachser:

Thanks to some 29,100 employees at 396 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of EUR 6.12 billion in 2017. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.7 million shipments weighing 39.8 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.

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

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‘Play for Pink’ Fundraising nears Half a Million Dollars

A charity initiative by insurance services company Thomas Miller ( Americas) Inc  has very nearly broken the half a million dollars barrier in funds raised for the Breast Cancer ReseaPlay for Pink - Image 11rch Foundation over the last three years, thanks to the ‘Play for Pink’ Golf Day held last month.  A total of 112 players representing companies throughout the US maritime and insurance community and also from Venezuela and Panama participated at the Forsgate Country Club in New Jersey.

This was a corporate golf day with a difference and thanks to the generosity of the hosts, sponsors and guests, it will make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.  $206,000 was raised to add to the ‘Play for Pink’ donations from the last two years in order to reach a total of just under $500,000. 

Thomas Miller is the manager of shipping and transport insurance mutuals, UK P&I Club and TT Club.  Mike Jarrett, president of Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc thanked all the participants, “The commitment of the UK P&I and TT Club members as well brokers, attorneys and industry consultants in supporting our fund-raising efforts is astonishing.  I’m proud to be able to bring together the maritime community in the US to help research into the eradication of breast cancer; a blight that has touched us all either directly or indirectly”.

Among the organisations participating (many representatives of which are highlighted in the accompanying images) were:

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Bouchard
  • Harley Marine
  • Phoenix Bulk
  • Seaboard Marine
  • US Shipping
  • Dunlap Towing
  • Mediterranean Shipping (MSC)
  • Chembulk Tankers
  • AP Moller-Maersk
  • Diamond S Shipping
  • OEC Group
  • Atlantic Container Line (ACL)

Thomas Miller Americas considers itself dedicated to this cause and its fundraising efforts will be on-going.  Organization of each event and recruiting of sponsors begins in May each year and the 2019 Play for Pink Golf Day is already on the calendar for 1st October.  “The maritime community in this part of the world is as altruistic as any industry group,” comments Jarrett, “And we look fo

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“K” Line takes delivery of Coal Carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading Pte. Ltd.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called “K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of “SHONAI MARU,” a 100,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at MarugaCoal Carrier “SHONAI MARU” Nov18me Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on November 15, 2018.

SHONAI MARU was jointly developed by Imabari Shipbuilding and “K” Line to maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant, Aichi prefecture in Japan. SHONAI MARU is so-called “Hekinan MAX.”

SHONAI MARU is equipped with latest energy-saving and ecological technology such as WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) which promotes her propeller efficiency plus a ballast water management system that prevents damage to marine ecosystems.

SHONAI MARU will be principally involved in long-term service carrying thermal coal to Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant for JERA Trading Pte. Ltd.

Vessel’s Specifications
LOA 249.99 M Deadweight Tons 101,847 MT
Beam 43.00 M Gross Tons 57,842 T
Depth 18.70 M Net Tons 31,523 T
Full Draft 12.994 M Hold/Hatch 6/6
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BSI and TT Club Issue Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report

First edition of a new regular report reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally; food and beverage sector most targeted at 27%.  Other detailed trends and risk mitigation advice included

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions and leading international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club launch the first joint 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report. The report brings together threat and intelligence data from BSI’s supply chain security country risk intelligence tool, SCREEN and TT Club’s insurance risk management and loss prevention insights.

Several key findings from the TT Club/BSI report highlight the severe impact which cargo theft has on global supply chains. As highlighted in the report, the Food and Beverage sector suffers from the highest rates of cargo crime across the globe, accounting for 27 percent of all incidents; whilst Consumer Products and Hi-Tech Electronics industries suffer high rates of cargo theft as well. Transport by road is the most often targeted mode for cargo crime across the globe, attributed to over 75% of all cargo theft incidents, with warehousing being the second most vulnerable target 19 percent.

BSI and TT Club have authored this report to demonstrate their shared goal of educating the transport and manufacturing sectors about the dynamic cargo theft risks present across the globe. With the enhanced awareness of cargo crime trends across the globe, industry will be able to engage in a proactive approach in preventing cargo crime and also minimising the financial loss and brand reputation damage that results from cargo crime.

The report highlights key risk insights into the trends in the following cargo disruption-related topics, including:

  • Regional Breakdown
  • Countries of concern
  • Tactics and Trends
    • Targeted modes
    • Targeted Commodities
    • Top Locations of Thefts
    • Prevalence of hijackings
  • Incident Highlight and Analysis article

Furthermore, the report includes several pieces of loss prevention advice to counter the identified threats presented in the report. The risk mitigation advisory sections have been co-authored by BSI’s Advisory Supply Chain Security team and the TT Club’s claims and loss prevention team.

To download the BSI/TT Club Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report –2018, please click on this link- https://www.ttclub.com/loss-prevention/publications/tt-club-bsi-cargo-theft-report-h1-2018/

ENDS

About TT Club

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

TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller.   www.ttclub.com

About BSI

BSI is the business improvement company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. For over a century BSI has championed what good looks like and driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with over 86,000 clients across 193 countries, it is a truly international business with skills and experience across a number of sectors including automotive, aerospace, built environment, food, and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards Development and Knowledge Solutions, Assurance and Professional Services, BSI improves business performance to help clients grow sustainably, manage risk and ultimately be more resilient.

To learn more, please visit: www.bsigroup.com

About BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions
BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions is the leading global provider of supply chain intelligence, auditing services, audit compliance and risk management software solutions, and advisory services. Our mission is to help corporations, governments and associations identify, manage and mitigate global supply chain risks and maintain world class governance risk and compliance programs.  Our holistic supply chain risk management suite is designed to predict and visualize risk, and develop robust risk mitigation and compliance management programs to protect your supply chain, brand and reputation. Our intelligence-infused supply chain solutions and global network empower our clients to understand global supply chain risk with unequaled precision.

To learn more, please visit www.bsi-supplychain.com

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Antje Lochmann – New Managing Director of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany

Antje Lochmann Nov 18

Antje Lochmann, Managing Director of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany

GEODIS announced the appointment of Antje Lochmann as the new Managing Director of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany. Beginning November 1, 2018, she will head up the German freight forwarding business for GEODIS headquartered in Hamburg.

Antje Lochmann joined GEODIS in 2011 and has held several positions where she was responsible for sales, marketing, key accounts, tender management, and sales controlling. Most recently, she was the Director National Sales & Marketing of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany. During her time at GEODIS, she has worked on many national and international projects and has established a good network.

“Antje Lochmann knows the market, the freight forwarding community and our organization through her years of experience. With her strong commitment, she has contributed significantly to the company’s success and will continue to do so in her new role. As part of our leadership approach, we at GEODIS put emphasis on career progression for our young executives. Therefore, I am very proud to be able to fill this important position with an in-house candidate such as Antje,” said Thomas Kraus, GEODIS President & CEO North, East and Central Europe.

Antje Lochmann succeeds Matthias Hansen, who was recently appointed Global Product Head of Ocean Freight. Along with his former role as Regional Vice President (RVP), EMEA, Matthias has been leading Freight Forwarding Germany for the past 12 months. He will be supporting Antje Lochmann during a two-month transition period through December 2018

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sales.

 

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“K” Line changes the responsibilities of Executive Officers

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

To read the full press release please see the attached PDF document or visit their website: https://www.kline.co.jp/en/

 

 

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“K” Line announcement of Financial Highlights for 2nd Quarter FY2018

Please be advised that “K” Line Tokyo Head Office published the following press release today.

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・Financial Highlights for 2nd quarter FY2018

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/ir/library/result.html

・Notice of Forecast for Year-end Dividend for fiscal year ending March 2019

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/ir/auto_20181030425857/pdfFile.pdf

 

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

 

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