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Full Details of Innovative Supply Chain Safety Measures Published

ICHCA International has today published a digest of entries to the 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, comprising no fewer than twenty-two effective improvemen180215 2nd TT Club Innovatin in Safety Awardsts to supply chain practices

15.02.2018 – Presented at ICHCA’s 65th anniversary conference last year, the 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award aimed to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational demands on the cargo handling infrastructure and operations worldwide. The Award, open to any individual or organisation involved in cargo logistics around the world, required entrants to show that a product, idea, solution, process, scheme or other innovation had resulted in a demonstrable improvement to safety. The range of entries displayed both a great diversity of safety issues, as well as tremendous passion, effort and ingenuity.

Welcoming the digest’s publication, 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 in the supply chain industry. As such, we remain dedicated to encouraging safety awareness and applaud ICHCA’s initiative in publishing this wealth of innovative ideas to improve global supply chain safety. TT Club works closely with ICHCA and has done so for a number of years in producing safety advisory documents and urging sound operational practice wherever and whenever possible.”

The digest published today provides in-depth details of each safety improvement that was submitted for the 2017 Award, of course including the winning entry, Hapag Lloyd’s Cargo Patrol. This is an industry-leading attempt to reduce fraudulent cargo declarations that obscure the true identity of dangerous goods transported around the globe. Also included is an explanation of Safety Ammo, awarded the 2017 ‘Highly Commended’ prize. An RFID-based safety solution, developed with DP World Brisbane, this minimises the dangers faced by workers who physically handle twistlocks on the underside of containers on the waterfront.

The full digest, including details of all entries submitted, is available to download for free 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 Technical Panel provides best practice advice and develops publications on a 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.

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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.

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Swivel Software Launches to Empower Digital Logistics

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Matt Motsick, CEO, SWIVEL Software

swwA new breed of software supplier to the freight forwarding and global shipper community is born today. Swivel Software’s mission is to make it easier for freight forwarders and importers/exporters to work together through e-commerce and digitalization – shaking the dominance of established legacy supply chain management systems

Hong Kong, 15th February, 2018

The launch of Swivel Software creates a new approach to digitalizing processes for freight forwarders and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) seeking seamless supply chain management tools.  With the emphasis on technology that is easy to access and use, and more personalized customer service than is currently available in the market, Swivel has a unique corporate pedigree.  This approach will set it, and its portfolio of products, aside in a market bedevilled with complex, inflexible software options presented to both forwarders and shippers.

Announcing the new company’s launch in Hong Kong and the simultaneous opening of its North American headquarters, CEO Matt Motsick said, “We are Swivel by name and fully flexible and adaptive by nature. Years of experience in supplying software tools to international supply chain operators has made us very familiar with the true needs of forwarders and logistics service providers.  Providing detailed and real-time information for their customers; achieving reliable connectivity with branch and agency offices; uniting operational and financial data on one platform and all for a level of investment commensurate with a SME’s budget.  At Swivel we plan to empower digital logistics for this sector of the market enabling it to better service the growing needs of an e-commerce environment.”

The brains behind Catapult International, which was sold to Dubai-based airline software specialist Mercator in 2015, Motsick has recently invested in the Paradigm Corporation, based out of Hong Kong.  Looking to forge itself a global identity, Paradigm has been re-branded as Swivel Software.  Between Mandy Mak, the original owner and now Chief Operating Office of the company and Motsick, they bring over 30 years of experience at commercializing software platforms, which are designed to instantly deliver transparency of activities performed across the international shipping industry.

Mak, who has built a portfolio of Paradigm customers across Asia over the last twenty years, including names like Air Sea Worldwide, Hankyu-Hanshin and Electrolux, commented on the logistics industry’s need to digitalize.  “There is currently a big technology lag.  Other sectors are advancing in web-based software, API’s (Application Programming Interface), artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.  The global supply chain needs to adopt these tools to the e-commerce age and forwarders in particular, need to connect digitally.  They must communicate more efficiently with their partners, agents and customers in order to service current trends in e-commerce and dynamic sourcing patterns.”

The Asian pedigree of the Swivel suite of products, with Mandarin and Cantonese options, will help significantly in integrating data from source locations and organizations across Asia with the freight’s import markets destinations. Swivel’s five primary products are:

SWIVEL 36  creates complete visibility of all supply chain activity including tracking, exception reporting, performance indicators via a so-called ‘logistics control tower’.  Of crucial management importance to C-level executives in forwarder and BCO organizations this 360 view also acts as middleware to enhance connectivity with other applications.

SWIVEL ERP is a full operations system allowing freight forwarders/NVOCCs to prepare shipments, book cargo and uniquely integrate accounting data from each branch office or agent.

SWIVEL POM   This purchase order management system tracks orders from factory door to ultimate delivery point at SKU level: status alerts, inventory flow and delivery schedules are all included.

SWIVEL E-Commerce Responding to the fastest segment of logistics, SWIVEL E-commerce allows freight forwarders to help their clients manage product flow from the time at which a purchase is made online; fully integrated where necessary with the other SWIVEL products and through API to any pre-existing bespoke applications.

SWIVEL WMS  This inventory management system allows complete control of stocks at SKU level throughout multiple warehouses globally.

Motsick concludes with an interesting analogy for current supply chain management software products, “There seems to be many new software companies that present their systems as smooth and easy, similar to a dog swimming in a lake,” he observes. “But beneath the surface there is frantic activity to keep the animal afloat. At Swivel we aim to calm the beast and have it reach the bank with minimal effort.”

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Editor’s Notes

About SWIVEL Software

Based in Hong Kong, SWIVEL Software empowers digital logistics for freight forwarders and importers/exporters.  Previously named Paradigm Corporation, SWIVEL Software boasts a mix of customers from across the supply chain spectrum that have a global network of offices using its web based systems. SWIVEL Software provides solutions to increase visibility and transparency along the supply chain, enabling freight forwarders to become more efficient in international shipment planning and execution.  These products also simplify the booking and tracking process; advance e-commerce fulfilment capabilities and provide logistics personnel, division managers and corporate directors with business intelligence tools to make key decisions in a timely manner.

www.swivelsoftware.com

RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift forms world’s first pool for dock vessels

Hamburg/Rotterdam, 12 February 2018 – As of April 1st 2018 the world’s first pool for dock vessels will be established. RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift will join forces for Roll-On / Roll-Off and Float-In / Float-Out heavy lift cargoes. The pool will consist of the combined fleet of six vessels and will be managed by RollDock with SA180212 RollDock and SAL Heavy - S-CLASSL providing specialized heavy break bulk cargo support.

A great new adventure has commenced between RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift. Both companies represent industry leading brands and solutions within their respective fields of heavy cargo transportation. RollDock has over the past decade developed into a world recognized Roll-On / Roll-Off + Float-In / Float-Out carrier with their fleet of the most technically advanced dock type vessels. SAL Heavy Lift has for over 37 years, been a symbol of premium project shipping solutions with their fleet of high class heavy geared vessels. Offering unmatched opportunities for project markets world-wide, RollDock and SAL will stand together at the very forefront of technical marine heavy transport.

Paul Könst, CEO RollDock explains; “Both SAL and RollDock stands for superior shipping solutions in their respective fields, where we place the engineering part of our work at the forefront. Our companies share the same philosophy on client focus, quality, innovation and safety. With our pool, we will be offering a competitive yet high quality heavy transport service.”

The pool will consist of six geared dock vessels, all being operated under the RollDock brand. Five of the vessels comes from the existing RollDock fleet (S and ST class vessels) and one from SAL (Combi Dock I). Through a strong global network of offices and agents, the pool will have representation in all major regions. Both companies will also continue independently and operate vessels outside the pool.

Martin Harren, Managing Director SAL states; “Between RollDock and SAL, we quickly saw the advantages of working together. Through a consolidation, we will see a better utilization of the vessels and because we share our network of offices and agents, we can offer global representation of heavy shipping disciplines”.

Justin Archard, Commercial Director SAL continues; “SAL wants to keep its place in the Roll-On / Roll-Off and Float-In / Float-Out market, however we also realize that our core service is lift operations. Whenever clients look for heavy transportation – with lifting, rolling or floating services or a combination – our setup offers them a one-stop-shop.”

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About Roll Group

Roll Group offers a total solution on transportation and lifting of heavy cargo. Operating under one name, the forces of the companies RollDock, Roll-Lift and BigRoll are strengthened. With an innovative and diverse asset base, Roll Group takes care of the heaviest cargo and provide the most efficient, cost effective and practical solutions. RollDock owns five dock-type vessels, which all have the option of three loading modes – Ro-Ro, Flo-Flo and Lo-Lo, and two ice-classed BigRoll Module Carriers. On the land side Roll‐Lift operates a large number of modern heavy lift cranes, Self-Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMT’s) and Conventional Trailers. The specific characteristics of Roll Group’s asset base ensures the ability to serve a wide range of markets, such as: Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Renewable Energy, Power, Civil Construction, Dredging and Naval.   www.roll-group.com

About SAL Heavy Lift

SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Harren & Partner Group, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. The company was founded in 1980 as “Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG” and belongs to Harren & Partner Group since 2017. The modern fleet of 21 heavy lift vessels offers highly flexible options to customers. The vessels of SAL Heavy Lift boast an impressive travel speed of 20 knots, up to 3500 square metres of unobstructed main deck space and combined crane capacities ranging from 550 to 2000 tons: amongst the world’s highest lifting capacity in the heavy lift sector. As a leading global company in the heavy lift and project cargo segment, the company meets the highest standards with regard to quality, technical innovation and health, safety and environment.   www.sal-heavylift.com

Evergreen Charters Twelve 11,000 TEU Containerships

180212 Evergreen Charters Twelve 11,000 TEU Containerships

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha today to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The charter parties were signed by EMC Chairman Mr. Anchor Chang (left) and President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha Mr. Yukito Higaki (right).

February 12, 2018 – Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha today to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The charter parties were signed by EMC Chairman Mr. Anchor Chang and President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha Mr. Yukito Higaki.

The plans to charter these vessels were approved early last month at the board meetings of Greencompass Marine S.A. and Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. respectively. The two subsidiaries of EMC will each charter six vessels.  All twelve ships will be newbuildings and are due to be delivered from the third quarter of 2020 through to the last quarter of 2021.

The ship dimensions are about 333.9 meters in length, 48.4 meters wide, able to carry 11,850 TEU with a deadweight of 127,000 metric tons at a scantling draft of 15.5 meters. The vessels are designed to sail at a service speed of 23 knots and can pass through the Panama Canal.

The ship’s length over all is shorter than those of ultra-large containerships currently plying the Asia – Europe trade, making it easier to manoeuver the ships during berthing or departure and bringing greater flexibility in fleet deployment.

The newbuildings’ design will also adopt a twin-island concept, separating wheelhouse and accommodation block from the engine room and funnel area. This arrangement increases navigational visibility as well as the permissible height of container stacks on deck and therefore the cargo loading capacity.

In addition, the ships are specially designed to enable the loading of 40 foot containers on top of two 20 foot units; also known as “Russian stowage” or “mixed stowage”.  Such arrangement can not only increase the vessel’s loading flexibility but also maximize cargo-carrying capability.

Evergreen Line’s current operating fleet incorporates around 200 containerships with a total capacity above 1.1 million TEU.  To further enhance service quality and competitiveness, the carrier is continuing its fleet renewal program.  With delivery of these newbuildings, Evergreen will redeliver older tonnage upon expiry of their charter agreements. In this way, the efficiency of its operating fleet will be optimized and the competitiveness of its services enhanced.

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Photo caption:

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha today to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The charter parties were signed by EMC Chairman Mr. Anchor Chang (left) and President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha Mr. Yukito Higaki (right).

Evergreen Orders Eight 11,000 TEU Containerships

180208 Evergreen Orders Eight 11,000 TEU Containerships

Evergreen Marine Corporation (EMC) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed the contracts for ordering eight 11,000 TEU containerships today (Feb/08). Representatives of both parties posed for a photo at signing ceremony. From left to right: EMC President Lawrence Lee; EMC Chairman Anchor Chang; SHI CEO J.O. Nam; SHI CMO K.H. Kim

February 08, 2018 – Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) today to order eight 11,000 TEU containerships. The contracts were signed by EMC Chairman Anchor Chang and SHI President & CEO J.O. Nam. Four ships will be owned by EMC’s subsidiary, Greencompass Marine S.A. and a further four by Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. The newbuildings are planned to be delivered from the first quarter of 2020 through the second quarter of 2021.

Evergreen Marine Corp. emphasizes that the aim of this newbuilding program is to meet future market demand and to continue with its ongoing fleet renewal.  On delivery of these new ships, Evergreen will redeliver older chartered vessels as their charter periods expire to help optimize the efficiency of its operating fleet and enhance the competitiveness of its services.

The ship dimensions are 334 meters long, 48.4 meters wide, able to carry 19 rows of containers on deck and has a scantling draft of 15.5 meters.  The vessels are designed to sail at a service speed of 23 knots and can pass through the Panama Canal. The ship hulls are shorter than those of ultra large containerships plying the Asia – Europe trade, making it easier to maneuver the ships during berthing or departure and brings greater flexibility in fleet deployment.

The newbuilding design adopts a twin-island concept, separating wheelhouse and accommodation block from engine room and funnel area.  The arrangement increases navigation visibility as well as the permissible height of container stacks on deck and therefore the cargo loading capacity.

In line with the stringent eco-friendly criteria that Evergreen has imposed on its own operation, the ships are equipped with various environmental protection devices, including a ballast water treatment system and alternative maritime power to fully comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies and authorities concerned.

 

 

ONE Ready to Take Bookings from February 1

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.

 

Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ONE”) announces that acceptance of bookings for its container shipping service begins in stages from February 1, 2018*.

ONE is a joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “K” Line”), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd  (hereinafter referred to as “MOL”), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (hereinafter referred to as “NYK”) set to start its business operations on April 1, 2018.

With the commencement of ONE’s business operations, there will be up to four companies, namely ONE, “K” Line, MOL, and NYK operating on the same service concurrently during the transitional period until three pre-existing lines completely stop operating vessels. To help our customers to place bookings with the right party, we have provided more information of the operators on each route and service in “Booking Ownership Guide” and “Vessel Voyage Direction List” on four companies’ websites at the following URLs:

Booking Ownership Guide:  

https://ecomm.one-line.com/ecom/CUP_HOM_3271.do?isPopup=Y&coCd=ONE

 

Vessel Voyage Direction List:

https://www.one-line.com/en/standard-page/vessel-voyage-direction-list

If a customer makes a booking with an operator different from those in the “Booking Ownership Guide” or “Vessel Voyage Direction List”, we will attempt to coordinate between ONE and “K” Line / MOL / NYK to ensure handover to the appropriate operator upon confirmation of the customer’s intention.

*Please contact each country’s ONE office for more detailed information regarding booking acceptance start timing.

https://www.one-line.com/en/standard-page/booking-contacts

 

The news on this website is as of the date announced and may change without notice.

Dachser UK Wins BIFA Staff Development Award

BIFA Staff Development Award 2017

Caption: (l-r) Cliff Atkinson, Albacore Systems; Rachel Bussey, Dachser; Levi Roots

Northampton, 26 January 2018

Dachser UK is proud to have been honoured by the British International Freight Association at its annual awards luncheon held in London on the 18th January. The award for Staff Development was sponsored and presented by the Albacore Group at the event hosted by entrepreneur and musician, Levi Roots.

The award judges were looking for the company producing the best supply chain operatives of the future. Summing up Dachser’s achievement, they reported, “Recruiting bright, dedicated, and motivated young people, and then nurturing and developing their talent in a highly-supportive environment to release their fullest potential, is at the heart of Dachser’s strategy.”

As part of this strategy, Dachser UK’s apprenticeship programme has expanded with 14 new apprentices joining the organisation during the second half of 2017 across its four UK branches. The programme provides A-level graduates with an outstanding opportunity to gain a real insight into the logistics industry and forge a successful career. The apprentices are trained, guided and supported throughout the duration of the programme and beyond.

Over the past few years, the various apprenticeship schemes on offer at Dachser have evolved in order to continually reflect and address the needs of the developing and changing business. With this in mind, the programme has now been augmented by a specific apprenticeship which addresses the potential needs of a changing European environment as a result of the impending Brexit: ‘Customs and Business Administration’.

Dachser UK is part of the German head-quartered global logistics provider. Based in Northampton, with three further branches in Dartford, Rochdale and Bristol, Dachser UK operates a state-of-the-art logistics centre comprising a transit terminal, contract logistics warehouse which can accommodate up to 20,000 racket pallet positions, and an office building, with further contract logistics warehousing on nearby sits. Its continued growth requires an expanding and skilled workforce and Dachser is continually pro-active in developing training programmes for existing staff as well as identifying and recruiting new talent.

Rachel Bussey, HR Officer collected the award on behalf of Dachser and commented, “One of the key events for us is the National Apprenticeship Show which is held annually in March. This event allows us to meet potential candidates and raise the profile of our apprenticeship programme. The programme has been well-established for some years now, and is designed to be very relevant for our business and well as being thought-provoking for the students.”

Managing Director of Dachser UK, Nick Lowe added: “We are very proud of our apprenticeship and training programmes and this award is testament to their success and shows that our staff development approach is recognised across the industry”.

“K” Line, Chubu Electric, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line begin joint discussions on LNG Bunkering Business in Japan

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Eizo Murakami; hereinafter “K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Head office: Higashi-ku, Nagoya; President & Director: Satoru Katsuno; hereinafter Chubu Electric Power), Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Head office: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya; President & CEO: Jun Karube; hereinafter Toyota Tsusho), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Tadaaki Naito; hereinafter NYK Line) announce today that the four companies have begun joint discussions on the commercialization of a new business to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel to ships in the Chubu (central region) of Japan.

LNG is expected to become an important alternative to heavy fuel oil due to its relatively low emissions* of air polluting substances and greenhouse gases, which will enable ships to meet increasingly stringent international regulations on emissions. The four companies will jointly discuss specific LNG customers and supply methods in preparation for the commercialization of LNG bunkering business.

*Compared to heavy fuel oil, the use of LNG can reduce emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter (PM) by approximately 100%, nitrogen oxides (NOx) by as much as 80%, and carbon dioxide (CO2) by approximately 30%.

NEW BEACH BIN COULD HELP TACKLE WASTE ON BEACHES

Popular beaches in West Sussex, and perhaps more widely across the UK, could become cleaner, thanks to an innovative waste bin designed by a student at the University of East London (UEL).

The BinForGreenSeas project, organised by the GreenSeas Trust (www.greenseas.org) and supported by Arun District Council and its waste contractor Biffa, saw 9 students create designs for an iconic beach waste bin that could help reduce seaside waste by reminding visitors to dispose of their litter carefully. Judging to select a winning design took place at the university.

Winning Design

The students, all in their first year of their product design course, showcased innovate and forward thinking designs using 3D models, accompanied by their presentations. The winning design, produced by 19 year old, Laura Monica Carusato, takes its inspiration from the ventilation shafts of the majestic passenger liners of a bygone era. “It’s designed so people don’t just place or drop plastic waste in the bin, they throw it in, so it becomes fun, something children and adults can enjoy, like playing basketball.”

The judging panel comprised of Fazilette Khan, founding trustee of the GreenSeas Trust, who presented the winner’s trophy; Edina Seiben, GreenSeas Trust project coordinator; Biffa business development manager Karen Sherwood; and Darren Wingrove, project manager at Logoplaste Innovation Lab.They assessed the designs for originality in the design, form and use of materials; effectiveness in attracting attention; potential to carry educational messages; practicality (function and ease of use); serviceability (ease of emptying); and manufacture (production cost, sustainability and durability).

“We are very excited to have reached this milestone and chosen the winning bin design, said Fazilette Khan. “Changing behaviour to stop people leaving their litter on beaches or discarding it into waterways is challenging. We are optimistic this bin design will help do just that,”

Dispose Of Litter Properly

Karen Sherwood commented: “All of the designs submitted showed that a lot of thought had gone into them. Laura’s prototype won for its originality of design, ease of use, and because it would be practical to clean and empty. Every year, Biffa’s cleaning staff collects and disposes of many tonnes of waste that are so thoughtlessly left on Arun’s beaches.” A spokesperson Arun Council said, “It’s vital that our beaches and seas are kept as clean as possible. The winning design is eye-catching and we hope to see the design in production and in use. We are hopeful that Laura’s design will help influence beach-goers to put their rubbish into nearby bins so that it can be recycled or disposed of properly.”

According to Andrew Wright, UEL senior lecturer in product design, the project aimed to encourage thoughtfulness through design. “Our enthusiastic students used design thinking to combat the ecological plight of the sea, aiming to change human behaviour using their creative skills.”

 Beach Study

Last October, 20 students from the UEL’s design faculty, and accompanied by representatives of the GreenSeas Trust, Arun District Council and Biffa, collected and analysed litter from the shore line of Littlehampton Beach. Their study, which included waste composition analysis and use of high tech GPS equipment, helped identify waste materials found at different areas of the beach. This data informed the potential design of a new waste bin, as well as the best locations for bins.

Jochen Müller becomes COO Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser

Kempten, January 23, 2018. Jochen Müller took up the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Dachser’s Air & Sea Logistics business field on January 1Jochen-Mueller, 2018. He replaces Thomas Reuter, who retired at the end of last year after 39 years at Dachser. Müller joined Dachser on October 1, 2016 to prepare for his duties as COO.

As COO Air & Sea Logistics and a member of the Executive Board, Jochen Müller will continue the work of Thomas Reuter. His core duties include the further expansion of the intercontinental air and sea freight network and the connection of this network with the European road network in order to add value for customers through intermodal logistics.

Müller was born in the German city of Worms in 1964. He joined the board of Schenker Deutschland AG in 2011, where he was responsible for the Central Europe air freight region as well as sales (air/sea) and logistics for global relocations, trade fairs, and sports events. Prior to that, Müller was CEO of Schenker’s British subsidiary with responsibility for land, sea, and air freight as well as the trade fair business. “Jochen Müller has immersed himself in our corporate structures, and now has a comprehensive understanding of our business processes and the challenges we face on an international level,” says Bernhard Simon, CEO of Dachser.

Born in 1957, Thomas Reuter joined Dachser in 1978, becoming a member of the Executive Board at the start of 2006. He was a driving force in helping the provider of logistics services to develop its international business, building up a global network of air and sea freight locations. Today, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics has 172 locations of its own and over 4,000 employees, who generated some 1.5 billion euros in sales in 2016. Reuter plans to continue serving the company in an advisory capacity, but will turn his attention to matters outside Dachser’s day-to-day operations. Among other things, he will retain his seat on the board of “The WACO System” (World Air Cargo Organisation), and will represent Dachser’s interests in the Dachser joint ventures Jet-Speed GmbH and NNR + Dachser GmbH.

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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.

Dachser employs some 27,450 people at 409 locations worldwide, and is represented by country organizations in 43 countries. In 2016, the company generated revenue of 5.71 billion euros and handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons.

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