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  • Maersk to focus on transport and logistics

    COPENHAGEN: September 22, 2016. Following a strategic review of its operating companies, the A.P. Møller - Mærsk Group is to establish two divisions: Transport & Logistics and Energy. The former will include Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Damco, Svitzer and Maersk Container Industry. The latter division will consist of Maersk Oil, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers. In a nod to the current price of oil and future industry direction, A.P. Møller - Mærsk said its "main focus going forward" would be delivering best in class transportation and logistics services as an integrated company. The Group said its oil-related businesses would Read More
  • Unilever buys non-hazardous B Corporation

    ROTTERDAM/BURLINGTON, VT. September 20, 2016. Unilever has acquired home and personal care products B Corporation Seventh Generation for a reported US$600-US$700 million. B Corporations are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab organization to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. More than 1,600 operate in 42 countries and over 120 industries. One of the few logistics companies that have applied for, and obtained, B Corporation certification is Crystal Creek Logistics - specializing in frozen and dry order fulfillment for e-commerce companies from its base in Ferndale, WA. http://www.crystalcreeklogistics.com/ Entrepreneur and activist Jeffrey Hollender founded Seventh Read More
  • Emirates opens ‘SkyPharma’ facility at Dubai

    DUBAI: September 18, 2016. – Emirates SkyCargo has opened a 4,000 sq. mt. 'SkyPharma' facility at Dubai International Airport for handling pharma shipments between 2-8C and 15-25C degree Celsius. Last year the airline shipped nearly 11,000 tonnes of pharma products via Dubai including critical medication for diabetes and cancer, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), blood derivatives and vaccines. Emirates has also been awarded a certification of compliance by Bureau Veritas under the EU Good Distribution Practice guidelines (GDP). The audit covered all handling and storage throughout the airline's dual hubs in Dubai, as well as the bonded road link between them, plus Read More
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