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GEODIS’ AirDirect Mexico Service from Asia takes off

Global Supply Chain provider GEODIS has launched its full cargo service from Hong Kong to Guadalajara, Mexico. This new weekly service has a 22-hour real-time transit to the Mexican hub.

Operated by a chartered B747-400ERF and MD-11 F aircrafts , AirDirect Mexico represents a completely new, nonstop service in the market, providing GEODIS’ customers with a highly reliable solution and secured capacity, in addition to GEODIS’ other air cargo services, AirFast, AirFlex and AirSave.

Commenting on the new service, GEODIS’ Executive Vice President for Freight Forwarding, Eric Martin-Neuville says, “We have been encouraged by the initial bookings that we have received for our inaugural flight and expect these to rise to a threshold volume where a second, and eventually, a third flight per week, will be established.”

GEODIS’ own and direct flight service between Hong Kong and Mexico also represents one of many initiatives that are being introduced to the market as part of a regional, multimodal growth strategy. “AirDirect Mexico follows the recent launch of our Road Network service in South Asia, providing scheduled services with day-definite transit times to all major destinations in the region”, explains Onno Boots, GEODIS’ Regional President and CEO for Asia Pacific. “As part of this growth strategy, Hong Kong is GEODIS’ hub for China and Southeast Asia originated cargoes to Mexico, Latin America, USA and Europe.”

Robert M. Krautheim, Regional Head of Sales for Freight Forwarding in the Americas adds, “GEODIS consistency combined with access to premier wide-body aircraft cargo capacity means our clients will enjoy better lead times and a reliable supply chain for dangerous goods, lithium batteries, and general cargo.”

AirDirect Mexico is the newest example of how GEODIS continues to offer its customers a truly integrated, end-to-end supply chain solution with focus on day-definite and reliable transit times, complemented by the Road Network services in Asia and on-carriage solutions in Mexico, including daily scheduled intra-Mexican deliveries to all locations in the country. GEODIS continues to be a leader in innovation by finding new ways to serve customers globally. This new service will ensure just-in-time service and space commitment through an Own Controlled Network (OCN) allowing GEODIS’ customers to meet and exceed their consumers’ expectations.

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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: Stéphane Cassagne named new Executive Vice President of Distribution & Express Line of Business

Stéphane Cassagne, Executive Vice President of the Distribution & Express Line of Business at GEODIS

Stéphane Cassagne has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Distribution & Express Line of Business at GEODIS. He is a member of the Group’s Management Committee, which is chaired by Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.   

Stéphane Cassagne holds a postgraduate degree in business law. He began his career in the Legal Affairs Department at Calberson in 1993, becoming Department Head in 1998. In 2003, he was named Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs for the GEODIS Group. In 2007, he took responsibility for the Group’s real estate, insurance and customs portfolios. Since 2013, he has served as Group Corporate Secretary.

Alongside his new duties, he will retain his role as Director of Group Real Estate.

“Stéphane Cassagne has all the necessary qualities and skills to succeed in his new missions. His great experience and knowledge of GEODIS are strengths that will contribute to the success of our ambition of being the growth partner for our clients,” said Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.

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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 and Arkema test the future border system intended for Brexit

GEODIS, a global expert in transport and logistics, partnered Arkema, the French leader in chemicals, to take part in the dry runs organized by French Customs to test the future customs arrangements that will be implemented in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. GEODIS is now ready to support its customers for customs and transport operations involving the United Kingdom, whatever the Brexit scenario.

In the context of the restoration of a border between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the French customs authorities have developed a computerized system known as the “smart border” which automates the border crossing for freight vehicles. Since September, French Customs have been organizing a series of full-scale simulations with all the players concerned – including transporters, loaders, customs representatives and customs clearance software providers – to test the new system under the most realistic conditions possible.

GEODIS and Arkema jointly participated in operational trials of the “smart border” on 24 September. The two companies coordinated to organize a shipment of goods from the Arkema plant in La Chambre, south eastern France, to the United Kingdom under the conditions of a post-Brexit export operation. GEODIS and Arkema had to evaluate the advance transmission of customs documents, the coordination of logistics, the matching of customs data with that of the vehicle, and the actual crossing of the border. All of these tests were successfully achieved, enabling the shipment to cross the border safely and smoothly.

Rémi Poteau, Key Account Manager at GEODIS, said: “This full-scale dry run was key to guaranteeing the free flow of trade. This experience allowed GEODIS to prove that it is now ready to provide safe and reliable logistics services between France and the United Kingdom for its customers in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. It also demonstrated that the Group is capable of handling all customs requirements through a range of high quality customs solutions in compliance with regulations.”

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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Sustainable footwear company Allbirds selects GEODIS to support its European E-Commerce expansion

Global supply chain operator GEODIS has been chosen by Allbirds to service sales through its newly launched e-commerce website, www.allbirds.eu which caters to 12 European markets, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia. GEODIS Netherlands will manage all of Allbirds’s warehouse activities for these new markets from its central e-fulfillment hub in Venlo. San Francisco-based Allbirds, known for their sustainable trainers made from natural materials, have also announced the opening of a physical retail store in Berlin, coming later in the year. With the partnership GEODIS will significantly support Allbirds’s European expansion and strengthen its position in fulfillment of retail e-commerce.

The e-commerce business will partly consist of single product orders. Aligning with Allbirds’s mission to tread lightly on the planet, GEODIS aims for maximum efficiency and minimal warehouse movements. It has introduced a new efficient order-picking process for single-piece flow, which means that in just one pick run, all single piece orders will be selected in bulk. The products will then be labelled customer specific at the packing stations. GEODIS will also control inbound quality and is implementing an innovative new app that uses images of the shoes to identify faults and which allows the auditor to send pictures of products that don’t meet Allbirds’s high standard.

Mark van den Assem, Managing Director of GEODIS Netherlands, said: “We are very proud that Allbirds has chosen GEODIS as its warehouse partner. We believe that our knowledge of e-fulfillment and innovative warehouse solutions will contribute significantly to Allbirds’s success in the European market.”

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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. In 2018, the Company has recently been recognized as leader by Gartner in its 3PL Magic Quadrant.

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GEODIS appoints new Industrial Projects Director for Germany

AUGUST 14, 2019

HAMBURG/GERMANY

Peter Anetsberger, Industrial Projects Director, GEODIS Freight Forwarding in Germany

GEODIS announced the appointment of Peter Anetsberger as Industrial Projects Director for GEODIS Freight Forwarding in Germany. Starting from July 1, 2019, he is heading Industrial Projects unit and overlooking its overall business growth.

Since 1 July, Peter Anetsberger has held the position of Director of Industrial Projects, a business division with significant growth potential. He reports to Antje Lochmann, Managing Director of the Freight Forwarding division of GEODIS in Germany: “Peter Anetsberger is one of our most experienced specialists. With his great commitment, he will further develop the German team in order to make a significant contribution to the further success of the company. As a key element in the product portfolio of GEODIS in Germany, Industrial Projects is in the strategic focus of the company.”

Peter Anetsberger has more than 35 years of work experience gained in various executive positions in Germany, Turkey, and Middle East. He began his career at GEODIS in 2007 in Freight Forwarding Air / Ocean & Overland Determent where he was responsible for the development and management of large-scale projects. Following his dedication and expertise, Peter has taken the role of Director of Business Development Europe in the Capital Projects / Industrial Projects division since 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 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS opens airside freight handling gateway at Schiphol

Global logistics specialist launches innovative airfreight handling system at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport hub

GEODIS Netherlands announced the opening of its new Airside Gateway at Schiphol, which represents the beginning of a faster and safer way of airfreight handling. Time is precious to customers and their demand for the quick delivery of goods is increasingly important.  The Gateway being located airside will help meet these demands and at the same time enhance security. GEODIS Netherlands in reacting to a tremendous growth in volumes has introduced its Amsterdam Gateway to further accelerate this expansion while anticipating the demands of the future market.

The GEODIS Amsterdam Gateway (AMS-GTW) comprises 2500 m2 of warehouse and office space directly next to the

airport’s runway. Ellis de Jong, Operations Director Freight Forwarding: “We estimate that Gateway will bring a significant decrease in airfreight handling times, ensuring quicker delivery of cargo and a better service to our customers. Export wise, with Gateway we gain more efficiencies on the consolidation side.”

The Amsterdam Gateway is part of the long term growth strategy of GEODIS, in which innovation is a key element. Thomas Kraus, President & CEO North, East and Central Europe says: “The opening of the Amsterdam Gateway is the next important step in both our regional planning and in our global growth ambitions. It will substantially increase our competitiveness and reinforce the crucial hubbing function of our airfreight operation in the region.”

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 receives its 6th Gold Rating from EcoVadis

EcoVadis, the ratings agency for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance in global supply chains, has given GEODIS an overall grade of 72/100 (+2 points compared to 2018).

This year, GEODIS was again commended by EcoVadis with the “Gold” recognition level. The Group has therefore continued its upward progression, compared to 2018, with an overall grade of 72/100*. This excellent rating puts GEODIS among the top 300 companies out of a total of 30,000 assessed. EcoVadis therefore recognizes GEODIS as one of the most advanced and committed businesses all sectors combined, in terms of environmental, social, ethical and responsible purchasing approaches.

Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS says: “I am very pleased as this is the highest result since the Group’s first assessment in 2009. It recognizes more than 10 years of working to carry out concrete and consistent CSR actions as well as our unwavering commitment to satisfy all stakeholders, fully including society at large.

The EcoVadis evaluation focuses on four topics for which GEODIS obtained the following scores:

– Environment: Top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis – 90/100

– Labor & Human Rights: Top 3% – 70/100

– Sustainable Procurement: Top 3% – 60/100

– Fair Business Practices: Top 9% – 60/100

The significant progress (+10 points) on the fair business practices theme is particularly related to the measures set up in the context of the GDPR**, for example:

– Procedures and measures implemented to protect the confidential data of our customers

– Measures to protect the customer or the customer’s data against unauthorized access or disclosure

– Restrictions on the type and amount of confidential information collected and stored

Philippe de Carné, Executive Vice President Business Development, Innovation & Business Excellence, comments: “This recognition demonstrates the successful implementation of our CSR approach and encourages us to go further. Whether it concerns data privacy, HR practices and of course taking action to reduce the environmental impact of our activities, we are committed to reinforcing the scope of the actions we undertake, with the objective to reach the best standards of corporate citizenship.”

(*) 2019 evaluation based on 2018 data .(**) General data protection regulation

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 opens new Logistics Facility in Northern France

JUNE 20, 2019

Levallois-Perret

GEODIS, a leading global supply chain operator, opens its new logistics campus in Douvrin, Hauts de France. A team of 300 GEODIS employees will be mobilized to primarily serve retail and textile customers, in this new 48,000 sqm site.

At this new multi-user installation, GEODIS provides its partners with comprehensive solutions and services for the reception and storage of goods, order preparation and flow management. Quality control services based on customer needs, such as the quality control of supplier components or customization and gift packaging for e-commerce customers are also offered.

“This new campus is part of the modernization of our warehousing infrastructure. It strengthens our position in Northern France and reinforces our position as a leading logistics provider of choice for retail and e-commerce activities,” says Frédéric Pasqual, GEODIS Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics France.

The site is located near the relevant regional distribution hubs and is equipped with new state-of-the art technology such as corrugators, pick-to-light equipment, automated conveyors, and others. More than €3 M has been invested in equipping this campus which is classified as lower-tier according to the EU’s Seveso Directive, allowing GEODIS to manage seasonality and specificities of regulated products. More than three million e-commerce orders will be handled yearly.

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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 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.

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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 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

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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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