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GEODIS emphasizes importance of Innovation in Logistics at TL Munich Exhibition

GEODIS, one of the world’s leading global supply chain operators, will be exhibiting at this year’s transport logistic, Messe München, Germany 04 – 07 June 2019

The global Supply Chain Operator, which ranks among the world’s top logistics companies, is putting a range of innovative services and operational processes on display, using augmented and virtual reality solutions. In its Experience Room situated on the GEODIS exhibition booth located in Hall B5.303/402, GEODISis exhibiting several innovations in the fields of warehouse automation, inventory by drone, robotic picking and others.

50% of the company’s investment in innovation is planned to go into further digitalization programs in the coming years. GEODIS sees digitalization as fundamental to the optimization of operational processes throughout the industry, as it will enable optimized supply chain services that will help companies with their growth ambitions while minimizing the environmental impact.

To learn more about GEODIS’ vision of the future of the supply chain, we invite you to join us in Munich across all four days of transport logistic, where our specialists and executives will be on hand to welcome you!

transport logistic is the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management. It presents the optimal solutions for every logistics and freight transport requirement. The fair combines innovative products, technologies, and systems with pooled expertise, global market leaders, high-quality conferences with high-ranked agendas. The international diversity is represented by over 2,000 exhibitors.

For more information about the exhibition please CLICK HERE

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 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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Dachser launches test operations with Mercedes-Benz eActros

All-electric 18-ton truck supplies Dachser customers in Stuttgart city center

Stuttgart and Kempten, Germany—May 23, 2019. The Dachser vehicle mix for emission-free deliveries in Stuttgart city center is now complete. Martin Kehnen, Head of CharterWay Rental & Major Customer Management at Mercedes-Benz Trucks Germany, has now handed over the keys to the all-electric 18-ton Mercedes-Benz eActros to Markus Maurer, General Manager of Dachser’s Kornwestheim branch.

As soon as employees have been briefed and completed all the requisite training, Dachser will integrate the eActros into its ongoing test operations in Stuttgart. As with the all-electric 7.5-ton FUSO eCanter, the truck will be used in professional driver training. “We’ll be using the eActros for transporting deliveries both directly to customers and to the microhub in the Heslach district of Stuttgart. From there, pedelecs are used for the last mile,” Maurer explains.

The eActros has a payload of 4 to 5 metric tons, depending on the design, and offers space for 18 pallets. With a range of 200 kilometers, it is ideal for daily delivery transports in and around Stuttgart city center. Its 240 kWh lithium-ion batteries charge in 2 hours at 150 kW. According to the Mercedes-Benz Trucks division, the prototype is set to go into large-scale production in 2021.

Electric vehicle mix for city distribution

With its innovative city logistics concept known as DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery, Dachser is providing emission-free deliveries of groupage shipments in downtown Stuttgart. The company has plans to roll out the concept in other city centers, too. In December 2018, Dachser won Germany’s national competition for sustainable urban logistics, organized by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Environment Agency.

Dachser operates two other types of vehicles with alternative powertrain technologies in Stuttgart, each with its own strengths: maneuverable, electrically assisted cargo bikes, which are used for the last mile, and a compact, all-electric 7.5-ton FUSO eCanter truck, which will also be based in the city center. With the addition of the 18-ton eActros, the all-electric vehicle mix is now complete.

In conducting these test operations, Dachser is gathering the data and experience it needs to determine the right vehicle mix for sustainable deliveries of groupage shipments to city centers. In addition to Stuttgart, tests are also underway in Berlin, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Málaga, Mannheim, Paris, Tübingen, and Ulm.

“We’re not looking to take a one-size-fits-all approach; instead, we want to come up with a range of solutions, each of them focused on optimizing deliveries, routes, and times,” says Stefan Hohm, Corporate Director, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development at Dachser. Holm heads the City Distribution innovation project.

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About Dachser:

Thanks to some 30,600 employees at 399 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in 2018. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.7 million shipments weighing 41.3 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.

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

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Dachser Air & Sea Logistics launches operations in Sweden

Kempten/Gothenburg, May 21, 2019 – Dachser Air & Sea Logistics enters the Swedish market and now has an office for air and sea freight in Gothenburg.

“For us, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Sweden is a further investment in our global air and sea freight network and a way to build up our position in the Scandinavian market,” says Jochen Müller, COO, Air & Sea Logistics. Up until now, Dachser has had branch offices for air and sea freight in Denmark and Finland. “Our new office in Gothenburg lets us offer our Swedish customers access via Dachser to global markets,” Müller adds. The service portfolio comprises all global air, sea, and rail services as well as customs clearance and warehousing.

Dachser has eight employees at the new location in Gothenburg, and plans to have 20 experts for air and sea freight there in the long run. Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden and has the largest export harbor in northern Europe. The city is located on an E-road highway that is one of the most important north-south road connections for Sweden and Norway.

Working together with the Swedish overland transport organization, which has four offices in Sweden, Dachser can now offer its existing and potential customers the full portfolio of multimodal logistics services.

Anna Bergdahl, the head of the new country organization for air and sea freight in Sweden, is a seasoned logistics manager. “In the long run, interlocking with our overland transport activities will make us a strong service provider in Scandinavia and put us in a position to offer customers all our services,” says Bergdahl, Country Manager, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Sweden.

Dachser Air & Sea Logistics opened a branch office in Kolding, Denmark in 2018. In Denmark, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics has offices in Copenhagen and Kolding; in Finland, it has offices in Helsinki and three further locations.

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About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides 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.

Thanks to some 30,600 employees at 399 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in 2018. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.7 million shipments weighing 41.3 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries. 

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“K” Line Announce the delivery of Coal Carrier “MIYAGAWA MARU” for JERA Global Markets Pte. Ltd.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called “K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of “MIYAGAWA MARU,” a 100,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on 21 May 2019.

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

MIYAGAWA MARU is equipped with latest ecological technology turbocharger such as VTI (Variable Turbine Inlet) which optimizes energy-saving plus a ballast water management system that prevents damage to marine ecosystems.

MIYAGAWA MARU will be principally involved in long-term service carrying thermal coal to JERA’s Thermal Power Plant for JERA Global Markets Pte. Ltd.

Vessel’s Specifications      
LOA 249.99 M  Deadweight Tons 101,974 MT
Beam 43.00 M  Gross Tons 57,841 T
Depth 18.70 M  Net Tons 31,511 T
Full Draft 12.994 M  Hold/Hatch 6/6
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ICHCA invites submissions for 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO association, has launched the 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from all involved in cargo handling and logistics who has shown a demonstrable improvement in operational safety

20 May 2019 –  The Award will be presented to the winning entrant by Heike Deggim, Director of the Maritime Safety Division at the International Maritime Organization at ICHCA’s international conference in Malta this November. The Award aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational demands on cargo handling infrastructure and operations worldwide. The Award champions and celebrates the many companies and individuals around the world who are 100% dedicated to ‘making it safe’ every day. Equally, it acknowledges and fosters innovation to improve safety in cargo operations and logistics.

The 2nd Award was won in 2017 by Hapag Lloyd for its Cargo Patrol system.  This innovation is an industry-leading attempt to reduce fraudulent cargo declarations that obscure the true identity of dangerous goods transported around the globe. Entries for the 2017 award were numerous and varied, and the judges were pleased also to award a ‘Highly Commended’ prize to Safety Ammo for its RFID-based safety solution, developed with DP World Brisbane, to minimise the dangers faced by workers who physically handle twistlocks on the underside of containers on the waterfront.

The full report from the 2017 Award, including details of all entries submitted, has been published and is available to download for free here.

Both ICHCA International and TT Club have a fundamental commitment to risk reduction throughout the supply chain and, in particular, to safety within cargo handling operations. Promoting such safety advice is paramount to the philosophy of the two organisations and the Award reflects this commitment.

In announcing the opening of the Award entry process for 2019, TT Club Risk Management Director Peregrine Storrs-Fox said, “TT Club has always emphasised the critical nature of loss prevention in its role as a primary supplier of liability and property insurance to those operating in the freight supply chain industry.  As such, we remain dedicated to encouraging safety awareness and are delighted to maintain our support of this joint initiative with ICHCA.   This award aims to tease out and profile equipment, systems or processes that result in improvements in safety – effectively helping to ensure that workers can return home night by night.  We look forward to examining the wealth of safety innovation that will once more be encouraged by this Award.”

The Award is open to anyone – an individual, team or company – involved in cargo handling or logistics.  Entrants are required to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation has resulted in a demonstrable improvement to safety.

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2019 and full details of the entry process and judging criteria can be found here.

The Award Ceremony takes place on Tuesday 12 November in Malta after day 1 of ICHCA International’s 20/20 Cargo Vision Conference & Exhibition and is a principal part of the evening’s programme. ICHCA’s flagship event promises to bring together the most influential professionals in cargo handling to discuss the best ways to improve as an industry. Tickets are reduced by 25% for those who book before 25 June here.

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Notes to Editors:

About ICHCA International

Established in 1952, ICHCA International is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and movement worldwide. ICHCA’s privileged NGO status enables it to represent its members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies, while its ISP Technical Panel provides best practice advice and develops publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.

Operating through a series of national and regional chapters – including ICHCA Australia, ICHCA Japan and ICHCA Canarias/Africa (CARC) – plus Correspondence and Working Groups, ICHCA provides a focal point for informing, educating, lobbying and networking to improve knowledge and best practice across the cargo handling chain.

www.ichca.com | www.ichca-australia.com

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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

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TT Club to Present a Way Forward in the Search for a Safer Supply Chain

The Global Liner Shipping Conference to be held over the next two days in Hamburg provides a good opportunity for international freight transport insurer TT Club to continue with its mission to improve the poor safety conditions presently afflicting the shipping of hazardous materials

London & Hamburg, 14th May, 2019

TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox will join with Craig Neame, Partner in global law firm HFW in suggesting a path to improved safety amid the complexity of a container supply chain currently experiencing a serious ship fire, on average every sixty days.

“A lack of understanding of regulations and good practices in the classification, packing and declaration, handling and transport, of dangerous goods pervades all stakeholders within the multimodal environment, through which such high volumes of containers move around the world,” comments Storrs-Fox.  “Increasing awareness of the risks involved in the freight supply chain, strengthening training in good practices and engendering compliance through appropriate enforcement will not be achieved quickly but are tasks that must be faced.  TT Club welcomes the challenge as part of its Cargo Integrity campaign and encourages all in the industry to weigh in.”

At the Conference Craig Neame will outline some of the incendiary incidents that have occurred not just at sea but also in terminals and at berths, both locally in the port of Hamburg as well as around the world.  Consequences of dangerous mishandling can range from explosions, fires and gas clouds to serious injury, loss of life, cargo and assets. 

Storrs-Fox will suggest some solutions that are already being employed and the direction that others might take.  These will include the Hazcheck Portalˡ, which seeks to bring information on transport restrictions and regulations together in one place, Cargo Patrol, an attempt to identify undeclared and misdeclared dangerous goods before they are shipped on board and the potential of blockchain technology to eliminate errors in data transmission and interpretation.

Full details of the Conference Agenda over Tuesday and Wednesday 14th and 15th May can be found here Global Liner Shipping

ˡHazcheck

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.

www.ttclub.com

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 180 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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GEODIS named a Leader in Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America

GEODIS positioned as a Leader for its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Paris – Global supply chain operator GEODIS has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the May 2019 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics in North America. The report evaluated 19 third-party “logistics providers doing significant business in the North American region (the U.S., Canada and Mexico).”

According to the report, “In North America in 2018, $220 billion was spent on the logistics provider industry, a 9.8% increase year over year. These providers enable customers to outsource, either completely or partially, their logistics operations to external specialists. Many companies view logistics outsourcing as an effective strategy primarily to reduce costs, but more and more customers are seeking innovative solutions that can improve process and service as well.”

“GEODIS is honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America,” says GEODIS Americas CEO & President, Randy Tucker. “Our customers gave accolades for our commitment to try new things. We believe Gartner’s recognition validates this core value of GEODIS. From our network of 19 logistics campuses, 190 locations, and 13,500 employees throughout the Americas we are able to offer an enhanced, global end-to-end supply chain solution.”

According to Gartner, “Leaders rate well on the highly weighted criteria for both Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. These strong-performing and full-service 3PLs offer a broader portfolio of logistics functions and typically value-added services that span the end-to-end supply chain and have specific industry variations that customers can leverage. They understand North American logistics market drivers, regional nuances and customer needs, and translate that understanding into service offerings that are locally fit for purpose and supported by the use of leading technologies. Leaders have well-structured strategies and business models that support the continued expansion of their regional capabilities and service coverage. Customers trust and rely on Leaders to help them achieve top logistics performance within the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America, Greg Aimi and Courtney Rogerson, 8 May 2019

Gartner – www.gartner.com

Gartner Disclaimer

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS presents its Industrial Projects Expertise at Breakbulk Europe 2019

GEODIS, one of the world’s leading global supply chain operators, will be exhibiting at this year’s Breakbulk Europe at Messe Bremen, Germany 21 – 23 May 2019.

The Industrial Projects business of GEODIS is specialized in heavy-lift and out of gauge movements, serving multiple segments, such as oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, renewable energy, power, nuclear and rail. With a competent team of more than 600 people worldwide, GEODIS Industrial Projects delivers innovative solutions for numerous and diverse project cargo customers worldwide.

Breakbulk Europe is the place to be for project cargo professionals, commented Luke Mace, Senior Vice President Industrial Projects for GEODIS. It gives manufacturers and project managers the opportunity to study market trends and learn about innovation and for us providers to showcase solutions to challenging projects.”

GEODIS’ Industrial Projects specialists will be present in HALL 5 Booth K30 to discuss effective solutions for project cargo transportation challenges.

A “French Hour” will be organized at the GEODIS booth on May 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:00PM. Visitors will be able to learn about GEODIS innovative solutions while enjoying crepes and coffee.

About Breakbulk Europe

Breakbulk Europe is the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry. 11,000 professionals from more than 120 countries are expected to attend this year.

For more information on Breakbulk Europe 2019, please click here

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 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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