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April 23, 2014: Launched today, Scania's 2013 online sustainability report highlights the importance sustainability has for the company's long-term business success. Scania's stated goal is to be the leader in sustainable transport solutions.

By taking a holistic view of Scania's role in mobility and the logistics flow, Scania can create greater value for customers, shareholders, the company and society. The key to realizing this value, the report underlines, is to integrate sustainability throughout the organization, in the business strategy and along the value chain. How Scania is achieving this is the key theme of this year's report.

"It's crystal clear to me that future growth in our sector must be different. We need to chase down every opportunity we have to shift the sustainable transport needle, cut carbon, improve logistics flows and make clean mobility easier", says Martin Lundstedt, Scania's President and CEO. "I'm convinced that sustainable transport is profitable transport – and Scania's focus on sustainability leadership is delivering good business results."

The report underlines three focus areas that contribute to Scania's leadership striving: Proactively engage in transforming the transport industry; raise standards and address risks in emerging markets, embed sustainability across our organisation.

Report highlights:
• Scania production and logistics operations defined a 2020 target to halve its energy use per manufactured vehicle, using 2010 as its baseline.
• Increased sales of Ecolution by Scania, which is a toolbox of services that help customers dramatically reduce cost and carbon footprint while improving road safety. At the end of 2013 more than 3,000 Ecolution by Scania vehicles were on the road.
• Increased focus on gender diversity. In 2014, Scania's global management teams will identify and initiate actions to increase the share of women in executive positions, setting clear targets for change.
• Developed an updated sustainable sourcing program, formally adopted by the Executive Board in 2014.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company's operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 41,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2013, net sales totalled SEK 86.8 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.2 billion.


April 22, 2014: The Port of Cleveland welcomed on Tuesday the first vessel of the Cleveland-Europe Express cargo service from Antwerp, Belgium, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway. On the vessel's first round trip voyage, it is carrying cargo moving between five states and seven countries.

The Cleveland-Europe Express is the only regular, scheduled international container and non-containerized cargo service on the Great Lakes. It is the fastest and greenest route between Europe and North America's heartland, allowing regional companies to ship their goods up to four days faster than using water, rail, and truck routes via the U.S. East Coast ports.

Marc Krantz, chairman of the Port of Cleveland Board of Directors, said that the service is something that the Port of Cleveland's board members and leadership have been working on since the board developed its strategic plan 2 years ago. "The service takes advantage of the manufacturing strength of Northeast Ohio and the geography of the Cleveland port itself as the first major stop in the U.S on the Seaway system," Krantz said.

The express ocean freight service comes at a time when cargo coming through the Port is on the increase. In 2013, the Port had its highest annual tonnage level since the 2008 calendar year, said Will Friedman, President & CEO of the Port of Cleveland.

"The express service is most direct route to Europe from America's heartland. It allows businesses to cut down on transport time, and increase the time their products are available to sell on the market," Friedman said. "We look forward to seeing the service grow. We estimate the service will carry anywhere from 250,000 to 400,000 tons of cargo per year."

Bart Peters, manager of The Spliethoff Group's America Service, said "The arrival of the Fortunagracht is an exciting moment for both Spliethoff and the Port of Cleveland. The goal of the Cleveland-Europe Express is to provide a more efficient method for cargo owners in the heartland of American to trade with Europe, and we believe this first voyage is the first step in establishing a new service that will benefit companies on both sides of the Atlantic."

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson said that Lake Erie has always been Cleveland's most vital natural asset and an economic lifeline to the world. "The Port of Cleveland remains indispensable to the economic success of Cleveland and the other communities in Cuyahoga County. Maritime activities through Cleveland Harbor support 18,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in economic activity annually," Jackson said. "Now, the Port of Cleveland has become Midwest's gateway to trade with Europe."

Betty Sutton, administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. praised the new service. "The new Cleveland Europe Express Service represents a breakthrough for Great Lakes shipping and is one of the most positive economic development initiatives in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System in many years," she said. "It is an example of how we can use the economic and natural resources of the Great Lakes region to create new opportunities in powerful and sustainable ways."

ACO Polymer Products, Inc., a leading trench drainage manufacturer located in Chardon, OH, will be shipping a full size school bus to their corporate headquarters on the Cleveland-Europe Express' first voyage to Europe. The owner of the family-owned Ahlmann Company, Hans Julius Ahlmann, will be converting the bus for transporting guests and colleagues around the town of Rendsburg, Germany. "The opening of the Port of Cleveland will give ACO the advantage of a faster route to get materials to our facility for manufacturing, which gets the finished goods to our customers quicker. The construction industry is very sensitive to leadtimes, and getting product to a site faster is a game changer," said Vickie Morenz, Purchasing Manager at ACO Polymer Products. "We plan to use this route as much as possible."

Tuesday's vessel also carried wind energy parts, machinery, and smaller cargo in containers. The ship will depart late Tuesday with the school bus, machinery to create roads, and containerized cargo from five states bound for all parts of Europe.




April 16,2014: Solena Fuels in partnership with British Airways has committed to building the world's first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. This comes just two weeks before the global aviation community joins forces to discuss ways to reduce the industry's environmental impact at the 2014 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva.

The chosen location for this innovative project is the Thames Enterprise Park, part of the site of the former Coryton oil refinery in Thurrock, Essex. The site has excellent transport links and existing fuel storage facilities. One thousand construction workers will be hired to build the facility which is due to be completed in 2017, creating up to 150 permanent jobs.

This ground-breaking fuel project is set to revolutionise the production of sustainable aviation fuel. Approximately 575,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste, normally destined for landfill or incineration, will instead be converted into 120,000 tonnes of clean burning liquid fuels using Solena's innovative integrated technology. British Airways has made a long-term commitment to purchase all 50,000 tonnes per annum of the jet fuel produced at market competitive rates.

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways' parent company IAG, said: "We are always striving to
reduce our impact on climate change and this first-of-its-kind project marks a significant step for the aviation industry. The construction of the GreenSky London fuel facility at Thames Enterprise Park will lay the foundations for British Airways to reduce its carbon emissions significantly. The sustainable jet fuel produced each year will be enough to power our flights from London City Airport twice over with carbon savings the equivalent of taking 150,000 cars off the road."

Solena has been developing the project and will be using its patented high temperature plasma gasification technology to convert the waste efficiently into synthetic gas. The gas will then be converted into liquid hydrocarbons using third party technologies which will include cleaning and conditioning of the gas, a Velocys Fischer-Tropsch conversion process, hydrocracking and electric power production. With the initial engineering design completed, Solena and its partners are now starting the next phase of engineering of the GreenSky London facility."

Robert Do, president and CEO of Solena Fuels, said: "We are excited to help British Airways achieve its sustainability goals by providing an innovative solution to produce drop-in jet fuel. We anticipate starting construction of the site in approximately 12 months after all the requisite permits and agreements have been obtained. We are looking forward to successfully building GreenSky London and partnering with British Airways on additional facilities in the United Kingdom."

Thames Enterprise Park and neighbouring Thames Oilport, established in 2012, is a joint venture with Greenergy as one of the investors and the site project facilitator for this project. It is situated on an industrial site on the estuary of the River Thames.

Andrew Owens, chief executive of Greenergy said: "This is an ideal site for a biofuel initiative like Solena's and we are very pleased to be associated with it. It is located on the Thames with fuel storage and fuel pipelines and good road, rail and jetty infrastructure. Thames Enterprise Park's main goal is to provide regeneration of the former Coryton oil refinery following its closure in 2012. The facility proposed by British Airways and Solena is exactly the type of high profile technology project both we and Thurrock Council want to attract to the site, particularly given the number of skilled jobs provided."

Barclays, as financial adviser, continues to support the GreenSky project. Gabriel Buck, head of CAPEX financing solutions at Barclays, said: "This is undoubtedly a unique and ground breaking project. The economic and environmental fundamentals will, we believe, be attractive to investors from both a debt and equity perspective. The project debt structure has been identified with preliminary agreements in place with an Export Credit Agency who are not only providing the guarantees but also the funding. We are now focused with the project team on getting all aspects of the funding structure completed."


April 14, 2014: DHL Express has recently expanded its successful partnership with IDEXX Laboratories, a global leader in diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health. In 2011, IDEXX selected DHL as its primary carrier in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the express shipping of veterinary customer's time- critical deliveries to its reference laboratories.

DHL's commitment to speed and reliability enables IDEXX to further enhance its logistical operations and extend its market coverage in EMEA. Given its success to date, IDEXX recently extended DHL's expedited shipping services to additional EMEA geographies, including Denmark and the Netherlands.

The partnership mainly focuses on samples sent from veterinary practices to the IDEXX Leipzig laboratory, where reference laboratory specialists work on the diagnostic test results. The Leipzig lab, which serves as the Company's central diagnostic testing center for the EMEA region, is situated in the vicinity of DHL's main European hub in Leipzig, Germany. IDEXX's new location is designed to meet customers' needs by enhancing the company's service levels for its diagnostic tests as well as ensuring operational efficiency in the EMEA region.

"Companies in the Life Science and Healthcare industries are looking for more reliable and efficient ways of managing time-sensitive testing processes. With our proven expertise in this sector and the power of the DHL Express global network, we are delighted to support IDEXX by offering the highest possible quality and security of shipments and in so doing help meet the company's specific logistics needs," explains David Wilson, Executive Vice President, Sales, DHL Express.

"Our Leipzig reference laboratory creates a true competitive differentiation for IDEXX. In addition to strengthening our position in existing European markets, it also opens up new opportunities to extend our reach into important emerging markets. Our aim is to further enhance our service offerings in cooperation with our key partner, DHL Express, by offering optimal quality and reliable laboratory testing services for our EMEA customers," says Andrew Ferguson, Vice President, EMEA Reference Laboratories and Customer Support, IDEXX Laboratories.


April 11, 2014: Global freight forwarder and logistics provider Damco will extend its partnership with the Shandong Kerui Holding Group Co., LTD. ("Kerui"). Since 2013 Damco has successfully delivered oilfield products from Tianjin and Zhengzhou, China to South America and Europe. Recently, Kerui is gaining further strength on logistics lead time and cost, capitalised on Damco's legacy of ocean and air freight expertise.

The management of Kerui is satisfied with Damco's service, "Kerui has collaborated with Damco since 2013. Damco has designed and implemented various sophisticated logistics solutions which enables us to meet the requirement of global customers in a more cost effective manner."

The turnover of Kerui increased by 70.60% in 2013, while that from overseas business surged by 83%. As the global demand on oilfield product continues to grow, Kerui expects a 130% growth in turnover over the next three years.

"We put the expectation of our customers and suppliers in the first place during market development, and we are glad that Damco shares the same value. Damco is experienced in providing global logistics with individual solutions: It brings us together on the go-global journey. Damco's local sales representatives in China and different parts of the world possess the local knowledge and flexibility that we can rely on."

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Chief Executive Officer of Damco North Asia, says, "Kerui is providing services and products to oil companies, oilfield engineering and service companies across 40 countries and regions. Because it needs to send delicate equipment from China to South America and Europe, Damco is putting a strong emphasis on timely deliveries and product security with zero damage to the cargo. It is our privilege to be Kerui's logistics partner. We are growing with Kerui and fully supporting them to reach their business goal globally."

Alan Zhou, Damco Qingdao Commercial Office Manager, shared his experience with Kerui, "We have been recognised by global customers given our timely delivery, seamless and efficient logistics solution, high visibility and our effort to align origins and destinations teams. Many Chinese enterprises are ready for further growth leveraged on the global market. Damco is the logistics partner that offers door-to-door logistics solution per global requirements."

Damco North Asia is a key component of Damco on the course of global development. It strives to provide global logistics and individual solutions to the customers in the region. In 2013, Damco North Asia operates 30 offices across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. In 2014, Damco has planned for eight new commercial office locations in North Asia.


April 15, 2014: Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, today announced new interline cargo agreements with five other airlines today for the carriage of freight to and from Fiji to numerous cities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

The new agreements are part of the Fiji Airways strategy to enhance airline partnerships across its passenger and freight business, and to allow Fijian exporters to realise new markets abroad. TA330-200 MSN1394 FIJI AIRWAYS FIRST FLIGHT-TAKE OFFhe new interline partners are Korean Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines.

Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways' Managing Director and CEO comments: "We're always on the lookout for new partnerships which enhance our network and position Fiji Airways and put Fiji as a great country on the map of international aviation business. I'm pleased that we were able to sign up those new interline deals, as they open up export opportunities for Fijian exporters, and also provide further Fiji businesses new opportunities for importing products."

Fiji Airways will provide its new partners with cargo feeds from 34 of its flights, and in return will be able to link up to 47 new international flights.

He adds: "Our freight customers will be able to ship cargo to new destinations like Beijing, for instance, through Hong Kong Airlines. The Etihad Airways arrangement will complement our cargo interline deal with Emirates, expanding our reach in the Middle East and Europe. We're giving further cargo capacity to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines through Auckland and Sydney. And Fijian businesses are now able to import products from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore."

"In addition to this, we are also strengthening relationships with local freight agents. This a major area of focus for our Freight Department. And as we are, by design, limited to grow cargo capacity ourselves, we continue to look for ways to enhance business opportunities for our cargo partners."


April 14, 2014: Varner Retail will expand its cooperation with DB Schenker effective 1 April 2014. The new contract means that Varner Group shops in Norway move all store distribution to DB Schenker. Varner Group is a group with international fashion shops.

"We have conducted a thorough process to find the best transportation provider in Norway and the conclusion was that DB Schenker delivered the best and most innovative solution," says Anders Eriksson, Head of Logistics, Varner Group. We need a stable and reliable partner that can contribute towards our total logistics solutions. For us, DB Schenker is the right choice."

Eriksson says that the conclusion was no surprise as DB Schenker already had a large proportion of their transport for many years. "Now we put everything in the DB Schenker basket to get the synergies of greater operational solutions." Value of the contract during the contract period through 2015 will be an estimated twelve million euros.

"We like good overall solution where our goods are in a partially dedicated supply chain that allows us to deliver to 95 percent of our stores during the morning," says Eriksson. "Just in time deliveries makes our shop staff get a simpler life and can focus on sales."

The project will contribute to a higher utilization of our Alnabru hub in Oslo and our network throughout Norway," says Bjørn Tore Elstad, director sales and customer solutions, Schenker AS. "I am very happy that Varner Group focuses 100 percent on us as their supplier. This means that we increase our volumes at Varner Group from 1.2 million parcels to approximately 3.5 million parcels."

There will be a visible increase in parcels at Alnabru because Varner Group has decided to put the transport by PostNord over to DB Schenker. "We have tested the new solution and the results shows that we will not have any problems with the volumes from Varner Retail," says Sales Manager Marit Dyrli, Schenker AS. "Daily, there will be eight trucks from Varner's store in Vestby and at Gardermoen. To ensure the management of the project, a separate control tower with a dedicated team will ensure high delivery quality."

Varner Group represents chains BikBok, Carlings, Cubus, Dressmann, Dressmann XL, Vivikes, Solo, Volt, Wearhouse, Wow and Urban. Varner Gruppen imports goods from the Far East, China and several other countries to its 689 stores in Norway. The group has stores in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Iceland and Poland. Frank Varner opened the first store in Oslo in 1962.


April 16, 2014:  The WACO System appointed four new members at the biggest General Meeting in the network's 40-year history last week.

Kuwait Maritime & Mercantile Co (ISS) in Kuwait, Lyn Cargo Express LLC in the Dominican Republic, BCC Logistics in Iraq, and OMA Group, representing Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo in West Africa, were formally welcomed to the fold at WACO's 80th General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

"We are delighted to be welcoming new members as part of our ongoing expansion programme," said Richard Charles, Executive Director, The WACO System.

"We are committed to working with experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of their local market and we are confident that our four new members fit this profile.

"We will be making more announcements soon about further expansion in Africa and Central and South America."

One hundred and thirty delegates took part in the four-day event, which included a plenary session on freight rates hosted by Philip Damas, Director, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

WACO also facilitated hundreds of face-to-face business meetings for members from 76 countries attending the meeting.

WACO's next meeting will be in Xiamen, China in October.

For more information, visit www.iss-shipping.com for Kuwait, www.lyncargoexpress.net for the Dominican Republic, www.bcclogistics.com for Iraq, and omagroup-wa.com in West Africa.


March 10, 2014: After operating a series of charter flights, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. will inaugurate regular scheduled services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou, the capital of Chinese province Henan, on 24 April.

The inaugural flight marks the beginning of the partnership between Cargolux and its new shareholder Henan Civil Aviation and Investment Co., Ltd (HNCA) that will own a 35% stake in Europe's leading all-cargo carrier after the closing of the share transaction at the end of April.

Cargolux 22 LRCustomers will benefit from the transformation of Zhengzhou's Xingzhen International Airport into a major national and international air cargo and logistics hub as part of China's national development plans for its central region. Henan is the most populous province in China, with over 100 million residents.

Cargolux intends to operate at least four weekly flights to Zhengzhou and will start with scheduled weekly flight CV9744 on Thursdays and flight CV9746 every Saturday, leaving Luxembourg at 10:00 pm. Both flights will be routed via Baku and arrive at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport at 8:40 pm on the following day.

The return flights leave the capital of Henan Province at 10:40 pm as CV9755 and CV9757 on Fridays and Sundays, respectively. Arrival in Luxembourg is scheduled for 6:40 am on both days.

Zhengzhou is ideally located in central China with daily road feeder services to coastal cities such as Beijing and Shanghai and reaches far inland providing faster and more economical services to inland cities such as Xi'an, Wuhan, Chengdu and Chongqing.

The implementation of regular air cargo services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou is part of the dual-hub strategy centered on Luxembourg's Findel airport in Europe and on Zhengzhou's Xinzheng International Airport in Asia. The dual hub strategy is a major pillar of the Commercial Cooperation Agreement between Cargolux and HNCA.

The start of the new China services, in addition to continuing and expanding its existing flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen, will enable Cargolux to strengthen its market position in the Asia & Pacific region by taking advantage of the trade movements generated by one of the world's most dynamic and fastest developing economies.


April 13, 2014: C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines, provider of top-quality professional worldwide air cargo services announced today the first flight from Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), Canada to Liege, Belgium. The flight, a 747 with a full payload of seafood and industrial goods represents growth for the company and is a manifestation of the company's 2014 strategy, focusing on North America.

Originating at JFK, this is the first 747 aircraft to land on Greater Moncton International Airport's newly expanded runway. Carrying lobster and seafood, C.A.L. leveraged their temperature controlled and time sensitive product – CAL Cool. The flight, containing a full payload then flew to Liege Airport, Belgium, where it was handled by CAL's wholly owned ground handling agent, LACHS.

"C.A.L. is a global player in temperature controlled air freight and this is an exciting new opportunity for us," said Eyal Zagagi, C.A.L. Group CEO. "Our range of products includes a superior product for temperature controlled transportation, applying special techniques to maintain temperature ranges".

"We're very proud to announce our new partnership with C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines today. This new service represents this region's prosperity as the Air Cargo Logistics Centre of Excellence for Atlantic Canada. With the extended runway to 10,000 feet and developing an air cargo village/complex is the catalyst to drive the air cargo component within the supply chain. Being a trans-shipment airport for cargo represents a great opportunity for exporters from the region to access European and Asian markets for time sensitive goods. Our airport is the gateway portal for importers to reach the North American market cost effectively", said Rob Robichaud, CEO of the Greater Moncton International Airport.

Established in 1976, the C.A.L. Group proudly maintains three areas of expertise: (1) C.A.L. Cargo Airlines- an all-cargo airline; (2) LACHS - Ground handling services in Liege cargo airport; (3) Trucking services throughout Europe and USA. C.A.L. Group specializes in unique cargo requirements such as temperature controlled environments (CAL Cool), live animals (CAL Live Animals), non-standard (CAL non- Standard) shipments and dangerous goods (CAL DG).

Our main hub, located in Liege, (Belgium), provides immediate accessibility to all of Europe. Our services include scheduled routes as well as ad-hoc and charter missions. C.A.L. is a privately owned group with offices around the world and a strong network of GSA's.


March 10, 2014: Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will launch a four-times-weekly service to Manchester in the UK with effect from 8 December 2014 (subject to government approval). Tickets for the service are open for sale today.

Located in north-west England, Manchester is a regional transport and business hub that is renowned for its architecture, culture, industrial heritage and sports clubs. Manchester International Airport is ranked third in the UK, after Heathrow and Gatwick, in terms of passenger throughput and has high potential for further growth.

The Manchester service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific's acclaimed new cabin products, including the awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats. Together with the premium service provided by Cathay Pacific's cabin crew and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system in all classes, passengers will be provided with the best experience when they travel between Hong Kong and Manchester.

Flights will depart from Hong Kong to Manchester every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Departures from Manchester are also on these days.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: "We have a deep commitment to the UK market and currently operate five flights a day to London Heathrow. Business ties between the UK and Hong Kong are very strong and we have been seeing an ever-increasing demand for air travel to and from the Asia Pacific region for both business and leisure traffic.

"By providing yet more flights to the UK, and the only non-stop direct service between Hong Kong and Manchester, Cathay Pacific will offer passengers even more choice and flexibility and, at the same time, continue to boost Hong Kong's standing as an international aviation hub."

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