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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/

 

 

“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/

 

“K” LINE Supports TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)

“K” LINE expresses its full concurrence with the recommedations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) .

The FSB is an international organization with participating members including finance ministries, financial regulatory authorities and central bank governors of the world’s 25 major countries. The TCFD is a task force set up by the FSB, whose recommendations are aimed at encouraging companies to disclose information about the impact or risks of climate change on their businesses in order that such information may be shared with institutional investors and banking organizations. The companies that have announced participation number 527 worldwide (as of October 24, 2018).

As an action of our own, “K” LINE developmed a long-term environmental namagement vision, “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow ―(*)and has positioned the minimization of the impact of our business activities on the global environment as a priority task. Under this policy, we are advancing approaches such as reducing fuel consumption of ships under operation, constructing ships with the latest energy-saving equipment, expanding the scope of data aggregation using a data collection system, “Eco Track”, and obtaining third-party certification for the improvement of credibility and transparency of the collected data.

We, “K” LINE, take the recommendations of the TCFD as contributive to the development of sustainable society, and as an environmental front-runner, we will continue to aim for the realization of being a business that enables a greater number of people around the world to enjoy the advantage of marine transportation characterized by a lower environmental load and higher efficiency.

 TCFD Task For on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

 *: “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 – Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow –: For more details, please see:

 https://www.kline.co.jp/en/csr/environment/management.html#002

GEODIS Awarded “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in Italy

The Group took home the prestigious annual prize rewarding Italian companies that stand out for innovative approaches and solutions.

181029 Canova - Da Pra - Luigi Terzi (Logistics Awards presentation)

Pietro Lucio Canova, Business Area Director for Nord East Italy, GEODIS and Dario Da Pra, Site Manager for Bologna, GEODIS with Luigi Terzi from Assologistica

With the project “Aero roll-cages conveyor system,” GEODIS in Italy has been named “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in the Innovation category. The well-known award, organized by Assologistica in cooperation with the magazine Euromerci and the association Assologistica Cultura e Formazione, is the most important prize for 3PL players in Italy.

Roll cages represent an evolution of trolleys, in which the unit load is hooked to the plank of the trolley through an automated system. This allows the handling of flat or hanging garments, even simultaneously. The transport chain develops on an aerodynamic architecture and grants total freedom of movement in the stock flows. In a nutshell, the handling capacity becomes highly flexible and multifunctional.

There are several benefits, including considerable savings on transport and transfer times—inbound-outbound and between floors—and a displacement of up to 20 cages for hanging garments, without overloading the operators. This solution also promotes order and cleanliness in the work areas and minimizes the need for handling equipment.

While evaluating applications in different fields, from environmental sustainability to training, from the internationalization of business to ITC, the scope of Research & Development from year to year increases the ranks of companies that are candidates for our Award,” asserts Assologistica’s Secretary-General, Jean François Daher. “This is very encouraging, as it testifies to the ability of our companies to respond to the challenges of a market in which technology has long been a dominant factor in growth and development.”

Technological innovation is a crucial element for the development of logistics, one of the most sensitive factors for the entire system. An initiative like ours is 100% in 2.0 supply chain perspective and launches GEODIS in Italy towards the future,” comments Francesco Cazzaniga, Managing Director of GEODIS in Italy.

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 to top business rankings: #1 in France, #4 in Europe, and #7 worldwide.

 

“K” Line Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Maritime Training in the Philippines

- Ready to Accept 10,000 Students and Good Visibility for the Next 100 Years -

On October 18, at the company’s training center “K” Line Maritime Academy Philippines (KLMA(Phil)) in Pasay City, Philippines, the 25th Anniversary of the training facility as well as the completion of the renovation work of the training center were celebrated with a ceremony that welcomed the attendance of many successive local staff, including guests from affiliated companies who have been supporting our seafarers’ development activities for many years.         

Our efforts to nurture seafarers in the Philippines began with the establishment of “K” Line Maritime Training Corporation (KMTC) in 1993. In February 2008, KMTC subsequently transferred its maritime training facility in Manila to a new location of “K” Line Maritime Academy Philippines (KLMA(Phil)) in the city of Pasay.  As one of the major pillars to support our company’s business foundation, “safe ship operation and environmental conservation,” we have been and will continue striving to secure and nurture excellent seafarers.

On March 2 this year, a new building “OCEAN BREEZE,” with a seafarers’ clinic that has the latest medical equipment and lodging facilities that can accommodate 225 people, opened adjacent to the training center. Also, on July 31, the renovation work of the training center itself with the most advanced training equipment was completed and we have achieved the capability to now accept a total of 10,000 students per year.

“K” Line will celebrate its 100th Anniversary next year.  In the future, we will continue to develop and train stable and well-qualified seafarers for the next 100 years by constantly developing an even higher level of quality trainings in line with the times, always aiming to further strengthen our company’s safe operations.

 

GEODIS reduces the carbon footprint of road freight between Germany and Spain by launching a new Rail-Road Service

Since February of this year, GEODIS has been running a new rail-road line for freight transport between Hendaye (French-Spanish border) and Metz (French-Germa181022 HQ_PRESSE_GEOFRET_Graphique_EN_03_HDn border). Since this summer, five to six trains per week have been using this route. Combined with a local “door-to-door” service, this alternative offering reduces congestion on European roads as well as the carbon footprint of freight on this corridor.

This new transport service is aimed at companies that export goods from Spain and Portugal to the north of France, Germany, Benelux countries and Eastern Europe, or that import from these countries, for sectors such as retail distribution, automotive and industrial. 

The service is operated by GEODIS which provides an end-to-end logistics solution with a 1,100 kilometers railway line between Hendaye and Metz, with local delivery by road for the final miles. In the long term, a Paris stopover at GEODIS’ logistics platform in Bonneuil-sur-Marne is planned.

This new multimodal service will take up to 11,500 trucks off the road each year,” says Olivier Royer, Executive Vice President Road Transport at GEODIS. “Beyond the driver shortage and road congestion situation which we are currently facing, we will see a real impact on the carbon footprint of freight between France and Spain by significantly reducing CO2 emissions per ton transported.”

The “door-to-door” service operated by GEODIS includes cross-docking in its own warehouses located at each end of the line, as well as freight transport from Metz to final delivery points in Northern Europe or the Iberian Peninsula, using its own fleet of vehicles.

This multimodal solution makes it possible to achieve flows with a transit time similar to that of road haulage,” explains Olivier Royer. “In this way we can guarantee high volume transport at a reasonable cost, while eliminating certain factors such rising diesel prices, seasonal fluctuations in heavy goods vehicle transport or the cost of return trips that normally impact transport by truck.

A freight tracking and management system has also been set up to allow customers to learn the location of their shipment in real time. GEODIS also ensures its customers guaranteed service by offering alternative transport by road with the help of 3,800 vehicles from the GEODIS fleet or from its transport partners in the event of an incident.

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.

“K” Line Financial Press Release

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

 

Notice of Revisions in First Half and Full Year Consolidated Business Forecasts of
Integrated Container Shipping Operating Company Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/ir/auto_20181015418026/pdfFile.pdf

Revised Forecast of Consolidated Financial Results for the 1st Half and Full Fiscal Year 2018.

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/ir/auto_20181015418027/pdfFile.pdf

If you cannot open the URL please try to access via Website:  https://www.kline.co.jp/en/

GEODIS organizes its first hackathon : “Smart Warehouse: Create the warehouse of tomorrow”

OCTOBER 15, 2018

LEVALLOIS-PERRET

At the cutting-edge of innovation, this first GEODIS hackathon will draw on the competence of selected start-ups and experts to meet the challenge of data prediction and data visualization.

On November 8th, GEODIS will hold its first hackathon in Paris in collaboration with BeMyApp, a digital transformation and developer relations agency. GEODIS will welcome talented IT and selected dataviz professionals together with experts in artificial intelligence during an intense one-day working session under the motto “Smart Warehouse: participate in the creation of the warehouse of tomorrow… today”. All startups or individual professionals willing to participate can apply on the event website page https://smartwarehouse.bemyapp.com/.

Contestants will provide innovative solutions to two challenges:

–        how to model relevant information to warehouse managers in order to optimize stocks thanks to 2D or 3D visualization

–        how to predict variations in activities in order to optimize human and material resources in a warehouse.

The winners will be selected according to both quantitative performance and qualitative and strategic assessment of their solutions by a panel of GEODIS judges. They will benefit from a substantial reward pool for each challenge and they will sign their first contract with GEODIS to prototype and develop their solutions in, at least, one of the Group’s platforms 

“Innovation lies at the very heart of GEODIS’ strategy”, says Laurent Parat, President & CEO of GEODIS Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. “In today’s fast-paced and changing environment data is key. That is why we believe that experts and talented start-ups can bring new visions to our Group and we look forward to partnering with those whose projects will bring concrete solutions that will allow us to offer a true competitive advantage for the ultimate benefit our clients”

The word hackathon is a compound of the words hack, as in “clever programmer”, and marathon, which implies endurance. This event, also known as a codefest, is a coding gathering that brings computer programmers together to find new solutions to company challenges over a short period of time.

ENDS 

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.

New set-up for Caribbean Feeder Services

12th October, 2018

German shipping company Harren & Partner and Spanish Pérez y Cía have reached an agreement for Pérez y Cía to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services Inc. from Harren & Partner.

“I am very proud and pleased that we have reached this agreement. Pérez y Cía is a highly respected company known for its quality, expertise and experienced employees. It is the reliable long-term partner we were looking for,” said Peter Harren, Founder and Managing Director of Harren & Partner. “We believe that this acquisition will give CFS a very strong position for the future. CFS will continue to provide its excellent services and still operate as a separate brand. There won’t be any changes for CFS’s clients.”

CFS launched the first independent feeder service in the Caribbean with its inaugural sailing on 1 August 1999. Its fleet of vessels, managed by Harren & Partner, supported its development and growth. Today, Harren & Partner continues to provide 50 percent of the vessels deployed in the CFS fleet. Operating a hub-and-spoke network of regular and reliable feeder services for global and regional carriers, CFS currently operates a fleet of 16 vessels ranging from 700 TEU to 1,400 TEU capacity calling at 28 ports in the Caribbean with connections in all major transhipment hubs.

“All of our vessels deployed in the CFS fleet will remain with CFS, ensuring their long-term use. CFS will grow even bigger and stronger together with Pérez y Cía”, explained Peter Harren.

With the acquisition and strong backing of its new owners, the CFS management team headed by CEO Tom Paelinck will remain unchanged. The company will continue to operate and serve CFS customers from its offices in Miami, Kingston and Panama. Peter Harren will stay on the board of CFS as Honorary Chairman.

About Harren & Partner: The Bremen-based shipping group was founded in 1989 by Capt. Peter Harren, and employs around 250 people ashore as well as around 2,300 regular crew members on board of vessels. Harren & Partner delivers the full range of services related to the entire life cycle of a ship – from the conceptual designs of new constructions and the extensive technical and nautical management of the fleet, to the sale and purchase of ships. Our core activity involves managing our own fleet as well as external tonnage: Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG ensures the flawless operations of our fleet of 65 vessels, comprising tankers, container feeders, heavy lift vessels, bulk carriers, dock ships and offshore vessels. With specialised teams for the different types of ships and a strong seafaring DNA embedded in our business culture, Harren & Partner guarantees the highest standards of quality – on both land and sea.

For more information about Harren & Partner, go to www.harren-partner.de                                                                                             

Aldi & Dachser extend their UK Partnership

10 October 2018

The two companies have signed a new 5 year contract which will see Dachser provide a warehouse platform as well as UK & Ireland distribution services for a wide range of Aldi’s products.

The co-operation between Aldi and Dachser in the UK goes back more than 25 years, during which time the logistics provider has operated an increasingly varied portfolio of customs services, inbound logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing and value added services for the fast expanding retailer.

In 2011, in response to Aldi’s strategic objective to improve product availability and shorten lead times to its rapidly growing store network, Dachser created an Excise Bond platform for wines and spirits. Inbound stock arrives on a daily basis from Aldi’s suppliers, and is received and stored under bonded conditions pending delivery to Aldi’s regional distribution centres in the UK and Ireland. The process enables regular and efficient deliveries to the distribution centres on the basis of multiple-product, consolidated orders comprising full trailer loads.

‘The improvements to our wines and spirits supply chain were visible right from the outset’, says Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Logistics at Aldi. ‘Very quickly, we were able to consign more and more products from an increasing number of suppliers via Dachser’s platform. The operation has proved itself to be highly scalable and has directly supported our continued increase in market share.’

‘We have been very pleased with Dachser’s high level of commitment to our mutual partnership in the UK’, he adds, ‘and are delighted that we are now able to build on this further through the securing of a long-term contract’.

Dachser has recently signed a 10-year lease for a brand new warehouse, adjacent to its existing logistics centre on Northampton’s Brackmills business park, providing the necessary additional capacity to accommodate a combined platform operation for Aldi’s alcohol and general ambient products.

‘We are extremely proud and happy that Aldi have chosen Dachser for this significant contract’, says Mark Rollinson, Dachser UK’s new Managing Director. ‘Over the years, Dachser has been privileged to be involved with Aldi’s UK success story, providing an ever-increasing scope of logistics and supply-chain services. Our relationship with Aldi is founded on a true partnership approach, incorporating a high level of open communication and trust. This has resulted in a clear and mutual understanding of what is important for both our companies in order to create relevant and sustainable logistics and supply chain solutions.’

‘I am really looking forward to working with Aldi in my new role’, he adds, ‘and to continue to develop this highly successful co-operation.’

ENDS

ABOUT DACHSER UK

Dachser UK is part of Dachser, a major international logistics provider which on 31 December 2017 generated total sales worth EUR 6.12 billion. 29,100 staff working in 369 locations worldwide handled 81.7 million consignments comprising 39.8 million metric tonnes. Dachser has been established in the UK since 1975, and now has four locations which include a new logistics centre in Northampton as well as branch offices in Rochdale, Dartford and Bristol.

Dachser aims to be the supplier of choice for European logistics and value-added services. A fully-integrated European distribution network provides a comprehensive, high quality service of total freight solutions supported by the latest technology. Core services in the United Kingdom comprise European export, import and UK pallet distribution, as well as contract logistics, value added services and international sea and air freight forwarding.

For more information, please visit   www.dachser.co.uk