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July 22, 2014: Yusen Logistics announces the launch of an innovative ocean transportation service which enables double stacking of product inside ocean containers, through the installation of specialized decks.

Trial movements in April confirmed the security of the decks and with increasing demand for the transportation of electrical products, chemicals, foodstuffs, and motorcycles; Yusen Logistics has launched this new service on all transport lanes operated by its network. This provides flexible solutions, as the double deck can be customized according to individual customer requirements.

The service is based around the specialized* deck – the result of collaborative development between NYK and its R&D subsidiary MTI – being installed inside the container, dividing the interior into upper and lower sections, to optimize utilization.

The new system will generate a number of benefits, including improved loading efficiency, reduced transportation costs and reduced CO2 emissions.

* The specialized decks are designed to be suspended from the roof of the container. The companies involved in the development of this technology are currently applying for patents.

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July 17, 2014 – Purolator announced today the launch of Purolator Logistics – a new solution that offers integrated logistics services to help customers improve overall supply chain efficiency, reduce distribution costs and improve speed to market.

A complement to Purolator's current freight and courier transportation services, Purolator Logistics will provide customers with a one-stop shop for several logistics capabilities, including warehousing, fulfilment and returns processing.

"Our customers have been asking for more robust logistics capabilities to meet their Canadian distribution and supply chain needs," said Ramsey Mansour, Vice President, Marketing, Purolator. "Purolator is a Canadian leader in integrated transportation solutions, so this is a natural and logical progression for our business."

Purolator Logistics is part of a suite of initiatives and investments Purolator is acting on to maintain its leadership position and meet the evolving needs of companies doing business in Canada.

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July 17, 2014 - KN FreightNet is Kuehne + Nagel's new integrated web application for quotations, booking and tracking services. Its launch recognises an ever-increasing trend towards the use of e-commerce solutions in industry.

Currently, quotation and booking processes in the airfreight industry are mainly handled via email or phone. Now, with KN FreightNet, Kuehne + Nagel customers can obtain quotes for export and import shipments online within seconds and are able to place their orders directly.

Quotations are based on a few shipment details such as place of origin, final destination, weight and volume. Customers receive a clearly structured overview of all-inclusive prices including fuel and security charges for the Kuehne + Nagel airfreight products KN Express, KN Expert and KN Extend, as well as estimated transit times. At this point a booking can be made or the offer, which is valid for 14 days, can be saved.

It is also possible to save shipment details as templates in the system, making it very easy to re-book and compare quotes. Tracking a shipment is a smooth process with a user-friendly "click-to-track" functionality that gives up-to-date information on the status of all consignments shipped within the last 90 days.

In an initial phase of the project, KN FreightNet was successfully trialled by selected Kuehne + Nagel airfreight customers in Frankfurt, Germany and Chicago, USA. The speed and simplicity of the tool was particularly welcomed, as Risto Scherer, Shipping Coordinator Logistic & Safety Delegate, for MDS - Music Distribution Services GmbH confirms. "With KN FreightNet we can easily and independently obtain airfreight quotes. Booking and tracking our shipments now only takes a few clicks. The system is really straightforward."

Tim Scharwath, Executive Vice President Air Logistics explains "We are proud to be a first-mover in our industry and we are committed to making processes as easy as possible for our customers. The launch of KN FreightNet not only reflects current market needs, but also the ever-increasing trend towards e-commerce solutions."

KN FreightNet will be globally available by the end of the year. Plans to develop the online solution further for seafreight and overland transport are already underway.

 

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July 17, 2014: Air France has awarded a five-year cargo and mail handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Paris-Orly Airport.

This is the fifth cargo contract awarded by the airline to WFS in France in the last 12 months, following Nice, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Marseille.

WFS has employed and provided training for 70 new staff at Paris-Orly in support of the Air France contract, which covers the physical handling of cargo and mail, freight documentation processes, safety and security procedures, and ramp transport for 1,200 Air France flights per month.

Emilio Fernandez, CEO Europe at Worldwide Flight Services, said: "WFS is very proud and excited about this new partnership and we appreciate the long-term confidence Air France is showing in our ability to deliver the high quality of service it demands for its customers. Our aim is to extend this partnership to all of Europe."

WFS is the world's largest cargo handler with a network spanning 120 locations in 20 countries. At Paris-Orly, it operates 12,000m² of warehouse facilities and 1,500m² of offices.

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was founded in 1983 and is a leading global provider of ground handling and technical services, and the world's largest cargo handler. Today it is present at 120 major airports in 20 countries on four continents. WFS serves 300 airlines globally, including the handling of four million tonnes of cargo and 50 million airline passengers per annum. The company employs 10,000 staff worldwide and reported revenues for 2013 of €580 million.

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July 13, 2014: Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, has started freighter flights between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and the Hanoi's Nội Bài International Airport (HAN).

Situated along the Red River delta, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, the country's second biggest city, a major trading centre, and also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

The dedicated cargo service will operate every Thursday and Sunday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 60 metric tonnes.

Flights en route to Hanoi will stop briefly in Mumbai, while the return service is direct to Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Cargo expects the new service to carry raw materials, consumer goods and perishables to Hanoi, with large quantities of electronics and textiles destined for the Gulf region, Europe and Africa loaded for the return flight.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways' Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: "Vietnam is an important market for Etihad Cargo and our new twice weekly Hanoi freighter service will build on our existing daily bellyhold operations to Ho Chi Minh City further south.

"The service will allow us to capitalise on the strong import and export demand to and from Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia, while providing our growing customer base with more choice for transporting goods around the world.

"In addition, while we expect to see strong onward trade flows over our Abu Dhabi cargo hub to destinations across the Middle East and Europe, ultimately this service will further strengthen the trade ties between the UAE and Vietnam."

Etihad Cargo offers services to 108 destinations internationally, operating a fleet of ten freighters, consisting of four Airbus A330-200F, three Boeing B777F, and three Boeing 747F.

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July 17, 2014: Independent specialist advisors Drewry and global forwarder network The WACO System have expanded their cooperation agreement to include exchanging and sharing market intelligence in the air cargo market.

WACO and Drewry first announced their cooperation agreement in December 2012, since when the two organisations have provided industry feedback and pricing data to each other, some of which is published in Drewry's monthly Sea & Air Shipper Insight.

Drewry has also attended two of the bi-annual meetings organised by WACO for its forwarder members around the world and spoken at these events on market developments. Individual forwarder members in the network have also requested market intelligence and forecasts from Drewry's research arm.

"The input which we receive from The WACO System helps Drewry quantify market trends and verify our work on independent consultancy studies when needed", said Philip Damas, director at Drewry. "We also find that members of The WACO System, together, have global market knowledge in nearly all geographies."

"Our members have already benefitted from this reciprocal agreement, and we are delighted to be building on that success and helping to further develop the quality and scope of market intelligence on offer," said Richard Charles, executive director, The WACO System.

"As the world's foremost independent global freight management and logistics network, we partner with a number of organisations who can add value to our members and support them in delivering a first class service to customers.

"Our collaboration with Drewry helps members better manage their business."

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July 15, 2014: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL enhances its cold chain logistics offerings through the transport of shipments at frozen or cryogenic temperatures. Designed for customers from the life sciences and healthcare industry with an increasing need for sophisticated cryogenic logistics solutions, this service is maintained by LifeConEx, DHL's temperature management specialist in collaboration with Cryoport, a provider of complete global frozen shipping services.

"By introducing this latest solution in collaboration with Cryoport, we are further strengthening our dedication to the life sciences and healthcare industry. It is specifically designed for customers who require that cryogenic temperature be reliably maintained during storage and transportation of their materials. It also relieves them from more precarious shipping methods such as dry ice or use of hazardous liquid nitrogen", says David Bang, CEO LifeConEx.

For DHL's life science and healthcare customers, the new service combines express delivery speed and Cryoport's best-in-class solution for shipping temperature-sensitive products and biological materials in a deep-frozen state. The integral part of the new service is a non-hazardous liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper which has an IATA A152 waiver and is classified as non-hazardous, providing 10 days of holding time at minus 150 o Celsius in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Compared to dry ice, which needs to be replenished every few days and is prone to temperature deviations, this technology offers more reliability, which is particularly critical for fragile and temperature-sensitive biomaterials. The solution will include a temperature monitoring tool and customers can track their shipments at any given time via an online platform.

The new service is an addition to DGF's other leading temperature controlled services and complementary to DHL Express' Medical Express by uniting the global Life Sciences & Healthcare network of DHL with Cryoport's advanced solution for deep frozen logistics. Cryoport Express® shippers are validated to maintain a constant cryogenic temperature and mitigate degradation concerns and the loss of high-value, temperature-sensitive materials. Together, both companies offer the optimal solution at lower overall logistics costs for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector across the globe.

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July 15, 2014: Bombardier Aerospace launched today a brand-new version of its versatile Q400 NextGen aircraft, a cargo-passenger combi configuration that will deliver the greatest payload capability and operational flexibility in its segment.

The cargo-passenger combi Q400 NextGen aircraft is available in various configurations. In the lay-out that provides the highest payload capability, the aircraft offers up to 8,200 lb. of cargo capacity and up to 1,150 cubic feet of cargo volume. In this high-cargo version, the aircraft can comfortably accommodate 50 passengers at 32-inch seat pitch. The combi Q400 NextGen turboprop's "Class C" cargo compartments are designed to meet the industry's latest regulations.

"The combi Q400 NextGen aircraft provides unique opportunities for airlines operating routes with medium to low passenger loads, but with high cargo potential," said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

"Along with the recently launched dual class and extra capacity options, the combi option illustrates Bombardier's ongoing investment in the Q400 NextGen aircraft program and offers airlines unmatched operational flexibility in short-haul markets. The Q400 NextGen aircraft is now well positioned to reinvent once again the contemporary turboprop market through additional profitable growth.

"We are also pleased to confirm that we are in advanced discussions with a number of customers interested in the combi variant," he added.

Optimized for short-haul operations and capable of seating up to 86 passengers, the Q400 NextGen aircraft is a large, fast, quiet and fuel-efficient turboprop. It provides the perfect balance of passenger comfort and operating economics with a reduced environmental footprint.

The Q400 NextGen aircraft is the fastest new-technology turboprop, providing both jet speed and turboprop fuel efficiency. The aircraft's economics and operational flexibility allow airlines to profitably deploy it in a variety of ways to serve typical short-haul turboprop routes, as well as medium-haul jet markets.

Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 499 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 295 million passengers and have logged over 4.7 million flight hours and more than 5 million take-offs and landings. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program includes over 50 customers and operators in approximately 40 countries on five continents.

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July 15, 2014: UPS, a global leader in logistics, today announced its latest expansion plan in Brazil to increase territorial coverage, improve time in transit and quality in the solutions it offers its customers. The expansion in the state of Sao Paulo includes the opening of nine new operating facilities, which will increase the company's country-wide network by 78 percent to reach more than 200 cities. The nine operating locations will be strategically situated in the cities of Sao Carlos, Ribeirao Preto, Franca, Bauru, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Botucatu, Aracatuba and Presidente Prudente, and are set to be completed by May 2015.

The company will also increase the size of its ground fleet to 115 vehicles, adding routes to Santos, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sorocaba, Marilia and Campinas, allowing UPS to extend its services by two additional hours to place and pick up orders. In addition to benefitting from faster time in-transit options, UPS customers will also be able to track their shipments in real-time by accessing www.ups.com.

"Growing market trends, such as a rise in the middle class, growth of e-commerce and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), provide UPS multiple avenues for opportunities in Brazil," said Nadir Moreno, president of UPS Brazil. "The expansion of UPS's services and the enhancement of our network in Brazil is part of a long-term strategy to meet the demands of our customers. With more flexible pick-up times and faster time in-transit options, we can better provide high-quality logistics solutions in the largest market in Latin America."

UPS's expansion in the state of Sao Paulo will increase the size of its operations to almost 216,000 sq. feet, which will include a total of 21 operating facilities, serving more than 110 municipalities and reaching more than 200 cities nationwide. The in-country growth will employ more than 3,000 employees, creating an estimated 100 new jobs and add more than 800 third-party staff positions.

"Enhanced reliability and faster service will allow our customers to raise their inventory and provide high quality products that will help lead to increased profits," added Moreno. "UPS is creating end-to-end benefits and maintaining a competitive advantage by offering tailored services and solutions for our customers."

Beyond expanding the capacity of its operations, and as a continuous effort to offer logistics solutions to all industries in Brazil, UPS announced in April 2014 the opening of an 80,000 sq. foot facility dedicated to the healthcare sector. UPS also included an additional 86,500 sq. feet of dedicated space for high-tech capabilities, bringing the total to 166,500 sq. feet of dedicated multi-client operations in Cajamar, Sao Paulo.

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July 16, 2014: Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will boost its freighter services to and from Canada with a new twice-weekly scheduled service to Calgary commencing on 17 October 2014, subject to government approval.

The latest addition to Cathay Pacific's cargo network brings the total number of freighter destinations it serves in North America to 14. The new service will further strengthen the airline's presence in Canada and offer customers more choice and greater flexibility when transporting commodities to and from Asia.

The Calgary service will be operated by Boeing 747-8 Freighters which will fly machinery and perishables direct from Calgary to Hong Kong to connect with Cathay Pacific's extensive Asian network. Both the Tuesday and Friday services will operate on a Hong Kong-Anchorage-New York (JFK)-Calgary-Hong Kong routing, with an additional Columbus tag for the Friday flight.

Cathay Pacific Director Cargo James Woodrow said: "We are excited about strengthening our already extensive freighter network in North America and believe this new service to Calgary will further facilitate the efficient flow of goods between Canada and Asia.

"We will be operating our largest and most technologically advanced commercial freighter, the Boeing 747-8F, into Calgary and connecting freight through our new cargo terminal in Hong Kong onto our wider Asian network. We will now be able to provide one of the fastest and most convenient ways to move time-sensitive freight from the Central Canada region, cutting down on time spent in transit, resulting in reduced handling costs for our customers."

Calgary Airport Authority Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer Stephan Poirier said: "We are pleased that Cathay Pacific Cargo has selected Calgary to be its newest Canadian partner. We've invested extensively in Calgary's cargo infrastructure over the last 15 years, strategically positioning the airport for airlines such as Cathay Pacific to enter into Calgary's market, completing our vision of linking Alberta's businesses to Asia. As one of only two Canadian airports with non-stop freighter services to Europe and Asia, Calgary continues to be a place where people, places and business connect."

Cathay Pacific currently operates freighter services to 44 destinations around the world. In June the airline boosted its Columbus service from two flights a week to thrice-weekly. The airline has 13 Boeing 747-8F aircraft in its fleet, with one more on order for delivery in 2016.

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July 15, 2014 – The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a community group of supply chain executives representing multiple large global enterprises, has recognized CMA CGM for excellence in delivering superior quality across key ocean shipment events. CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping group, received the award for the second consecutive year. The award was announced during the annual GT Nexus Bridges user conference, held June 2-4, 2014.

The GT Nexus Shipper Council is a group of executives from large importers and exporters who collaborate to improve partner relations, technology performance and business processes. Companies on the Shipper Council, which have combined annual revenues of over $1.7 trillion and work with every major supply chain provider, share GT Nexus as their global supply chain technology platform.

CMA CGM"At HP, we place high value on partner collaboration and information exchange, which is why we are engaged with the Shipper Council," said David Thomas, Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Systems at Hewlett Packard, and current Shipper Council Chairperson. "Quality data is the fuel that drives global trade and its availability throughout the ecosystem is essential to the performance of the entire supply chain. The GT Nexus customer community applauds CMA CGM for its on-going commitment and dedication to ocean carrier data quality and compliance."

"Delivering quality data in a collaborative environment is a core element of our strategy to enable operational excellence across our entire trading partner community," said Marc Bourdon, President, CMA CGM America. "Receiving this award for the second consecutive year indicates that our community recognizes and values the hard work we are putting in. This validates our efforts and reinforces the importance of collaborating in an automated, real-time environment. We are truly honored to be recognized by the Shipper Council."

Shipper Council members all share GT Nexus as a common cloud technology platform to run their global supply chains, unlike traditional software company user groups. This allows the Shipper Council to measure and benchmark against the collective industry performance. Improvements by any single member benefit the entire community. The work of the group has moved the industry average data quality score to above 95% across the top 20 ocean carriers representing over 90% of global capacity.

The GT Nexus Shipper council is a group of executives from large importers and exporters who came together because they all share GT Nexus as their global supply chain technology platform. The group is focused on driving improved partner relations, data quality and business processes. The Shipper Council participants come from a collection of companies that have over $1.7 trillion in revenues, and moves several million TEUs of ocean freight annually.

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