BTS hopes to re-start national truck survey in February

Fleet Owner

Discontinued in 2002 after nearly 40 years, the Federal Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) may be restored if enough funding is allotted

Ongoing U.S.-bound import push remains intact, says Port Tracker report

Logistics Management

The report said that this is the highest tally for containers imported in a single month, going back to when NRF first started tracking imports in 2002 Port Tracker reported for August, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S-based based retail container ports handled 2.1 million Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), marking a 9.7% gain over July and an 8% annual increase.

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Asda renews reverse logistics contract with XPO Logistics

247 Customs Broker

Asda has renewed its reverse logistics contract with XPO Logistics for a further three years – extending a partnership that goes back to 2002. XPO… The post Asda renews reverse logistics contract with XPO Logistics appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Slashing Costs: Missouri School District Shares Experience with Propane

NGT News

In 2018, the district decided to purchase 14 IC Bus CE Series propane autogas buses to replace diesel buses of 2001 and 2002 model years. Since it replaced aging diesel buses with propane autogas buses, the Grain Valley School District in Missouri has been saving money on fuel and maintenance costs. The new buses joined […]. The post Slashing Costs: Missouri School District Shares Experience with Propane appeared first on NGT News. Featured Heavy-Duty Propane Autogas

Remember Webvan? They Weren’t Wrong – Just Early

Logistics Viewpoints

I recall a brief discussion I had around 2002 with a self-described “internet guy.” It’s funny how some trends seem to go “full circle.” In 1999, everybody thought they could pick the next big thing. Then after the bubble burst, it seemed like everybody distanced themselves from their “visionary” pasts. He commented about the online grocery company Webvan’s business model with the statement “I don’t know what they were thinking – I mean, if you double-bag […].

Safety issues emerge as search for crew on sunken livestock ship goes on

The LoadStar

Built as a 630 teu boxship in 2002, it was reported as having a number of problems, including with the main engine, which lost power in the recent accident. The Gulf Livestock 1 ship, which capsized and sank off southern Japan this week with the likely loss of 42 crew members and nearly 6,000 cattle, had some 25 deficiencies listed in the past 18 months, reports Splash 24/7.

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WFS appoints Paul Carmody to head UK cargo operations

The LoadStar

Prior to joining WFS, he was at Menzies Aviation since 2002, finally leaving the company as its general manager for express baggage after less than a year in the role. . Worldwide Flight Services has appointed Paul Carmody as its managing director for cargo operations in the UK. . Mr Carmody was previously head of UK operations, and has been at WFS for the last decade. .

Advancer Refrigeration Units wins Award

Logistics Business Magazine

The “Trailer Innovation” Awards is a renowned industry prize, which has been promoting outstanding ideas and product innovations from the trailer, semi-trailer and body industries since 2002.

Hutchison Ports Thailand Achieves 25 Million TEUs Milestone

Logistics Manager

Hutchison Ports Thailand , the leading port operator in Thailand, became the first container terminal operator at Laem Chabang Port to handle 25 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit of container) since operations commenced in 2002. Since we started operations in Thailand in 2002, we have been committed to providing a reliable and efficient service to our customers.

Carolina Dybeck Happe to be next CFO at AP M?ller-Maersk

The LoadStar

In joining the shipping giant Ms Happe transfers from the same role at lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, where she spent almost a decade between 2002 and 2011, before becoming CFO at Trelleborg. AP Møller-Maersk has appointed Carolina Dybeck Happe as its new chief financial officer. A year later she returned to Assa as CFO, adding board positions at Commerzbank and Eon. While she ended her association with Commerzbank in 2017, she is expected to remain on the.

New Cooperation between Los Angeles and Long Beach Aims to Reclaim Market Share

MTS Logistics

the combined ports have experienced a 22-percent loss of market share since 2002, mainly to ports along the eastern seaboard. Last month, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed a memorandum or understanding (MOU) pledging higher levels of cooperation in the hopes of increasing cargo velocity and security at the two respective ports. The new pledge seeks to address a loss of market share which has become progressively more acute over the past two decades.

Orbis Europe Names New Senior Commercial Director

Logistics Business Magazine

It has served Europe since 2002 and in 2016, ORBIS Europe opened its headquarters in Germany. Packaging giant Orbis Corporation has named a new Senior Commercial Director. Jürgen J. Krahé has than 20 years of experience in the logistics and automotive industries and will be responsible for leading the commercial team of ORBIS Europe. It includes marketing, sales, technical development and pricing.

CMA CGM Acquires Containerships

Logistics Manager

In 2002 the CMA CGM Group acquired MacAndrews as the start of their strategy to densify their regional network, this new acquisition of Containerships continues that strategy in strengthening their intra-regional services. French-based and leading worldwide container transportation and shipping company, CMA CGM recently announced they had completed the acquisition of the Finland-based container-transportation and logistics company, Containerships.

Environmentally Conscious Efforts: How Trinity Stays Green

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics became part of the Responsible Care Partnership in 2009, furthering our commitment to the hazmat chemical industry we’ve served since 2002. In 1962, A Silent Spring by Rachel Carson was released bringing societal attention to the consequences of industrial pollution. At that time, there was a larger push toward greater concern for the environment.

Wendt takes on key supplier role at BMW

Automotive Logistics

He began his career at BMW in 2002, as head of strategy development production and, among other roles, spent three years as director of the group’s largest engine plant in Steyr, Austria. Andreas Wendt (pictured) has become BMW’s new management board member for purchasing and supplier network. He was previously director of the group’s largest car assembly plant in Germany at Dingolfing.

Courier and Delivery Driver Employment Fall; Warehouse Employment Up


Inventory to Sales Ratio We are back to roughly 2002 levels which, if you measure supply chain efficiency by inventory levels you could say that we are in a "lost decade" of supply chain improvement. Post the holiday e-commerce surge, the inevitable arrived. According to the Wall Street Journal, courier and delivery jobs were shed quickly by companies with lower demand. Warehouse employment continues to outpace the overall economy.

Investment Firm Takes Controlling Stake in Pallet-Track

Logistics Business Magazine

Established by Nigel Parkes, Managing Director, in 2002, the business now processes c.3.5 Private investment firm TPA Capital has taken a controlling stake in Pallet-Track, a well-known name in the palletised freight industry. Pallet-Track comprises almost 90 haulier members who leverage the network to provide nationwide coverage to their customers. million pallets a year through its main central hub in Wolverhampton and its two regional hubs in Wigan and Welwyn Garden City.

Mobile Computing Distributor Varlink Signs Deal with Rugged Maker Durabook

Logistics Business Magazine

Twinhead introduced the Durabook brand in 2002 after manufacturing its first military-grade rugged laptop in 2000. Mobile computing distributor Varlink has signed a partnership with Durabook deisgned to allow resellers to be competitive in the Rugged Tablet and Laptop markets in the UK. Durabook is the core brand of Twinhead International Corporation based in Taiwan. Founded in 1984, Twinhead has been a major supplier of computing devices for more than 35 years.

Senior Board Appointment Announced at GEODIS

Logistics Business Magazine

In 2002, she moved to the GEODIS Group’s Corporate Legal Department as Legal Manager. Albertine Hanin has been appointed EVP Group Legal & Insurance at GEODIS. She becomes a member of the Group’s Management Board, reporting directly to CEO Marie-Christine Lombard. Hanin holds a Master’s degree in International Law and a Certificate of Professional Proficiency in Law. After an initial experience as a business lawyer, she joined a GEODIS subsidiary in 1998 as Deputy Legal Director.

Analytics in Supply Chain Management Becomes Central As Coronavirus Escalates

IoT World Today

And while during the SARS epidemic of 2002 and 2003, China represented 4.3% From shortages of personal protective equipment to a variety of grocery items to electronics and apparel, coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) has hit the global supply chain in expected and unforeseen ways, and it seems likely that it could take many months to recover.

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Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

Freight Center

trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002. In 2017, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) generated $402 million in revenue. On February 12, 2019, NEMF, the country’s 19 th largest LTL carrier , shut down operations and announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection. 1,472 truck drivers were out of work in the largest U.S. First in a Rash of Carrier Bankruptcies.

Logistics and autonomous systems – the promise of transformed logistics

Logistics in War

1] See Australian National Audit Office, Management of Australian Defence Force deployments to East Timor , Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 2002, [link] , p 62. The popular discussion on autonomy in warfare is constrained to either describing the advantages of introducing autonomous systems for ‘dull, dirty and dangerous’ work, or articulating the limitations of their use (including ethical limitations).

Automation Hero April 2020: Shamil Patel from Allparts


Until I joined as a director of the company in 2002, the company books were exclusively paper and pen! Shamil Patel , Director at Allparts , has driven the change from using “paper and pen” to now using an automated tool for inventory optimization. This has resulted in more satisfied customers and healthier stock. That’s why he’s EazyStocks’s Automation Hero for April ! . Name: Shamil Patel. Title: Director. Company: Allparts. Congratulations on winning the award, Shamil!

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SEKO Logistics Targets Further Growth and Expansion in 2018

Logistics Manager

Mr. Gagne became president of SEKO in January last year; he replaced Mr. Wascher who had been president and CEO since 2002. 2017 was a very successful year in terms of growth for SEKO Logistics and the company is looking to continue expanding their global footprint in 2018. The company will recruit new partners and make further acquisitions in both the technology and forwarding sectors as part of their strategy. William J.

Supply Chain Data Visibility Paramount as Industry Lurches into Next Chapter

IoT World Today

Compare China’s share today with 2002, during the SARS epidemic, when China represented only 4% of world GDP. Key Takeaways from This Article: COVID-19 has unveiled the fragility of a global supply chain predicated on lowest-cost principles. Increasing supply chain data visibility is a priority for logistics organizations looking to improve resilience.

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Interroll Names New Chief Financial Officer

Logistics Business Magazine

From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Hössli held a number of leadership roles as CFO of Bühler subsidiaries and spent 8 years in the United States and Mexico. Heinz Hössli, currently Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Advanced Materials at Bühler Group in Uzwil, Switzerland, will take over the position of Chief Financial Officer and member of Interroll Group Management at a date yet to be determined in the first semester of 2020.

Siemens Gamesa to Supply Norway Wind Park with Wind Turbines

Logistics Manager

” Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been operating in Norway since 2002 and has installed more than 630 MW of capacity and more than 252 turbines. Spanish manufacturers of wind turbines and wind farms, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) have recently announced they will be supplying the Tonstad Wind Farm in Norway with 51 of their SWT-DD-142 Onshore wind turbines. France-based ENGIE is developing the project that will result in a total capacity of 208 MW.

Air France-KLM and Air Europa Finalizing Joint Venture

Airfreight Logistics

The original code-share agreement between Air France and Air Europa began in 2003 and it currently covers 21 European code-share routes, while KLM and Air Europa have had a code-share agreement since 2002 and between them operate 19 European code-share routes. In a recent announcement, Air France-KLM and Air Europa intend to finalize a new joint venture agreement for their flight schedules between Europe and Central and South America.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

million during the period 2002 through 2017. The Port of Virginia serves as a case study in how the nation’s ports are adapting to the needs of the new economy. The North American continent was discovered by sea-faring explorers. From early trade to battling America’s enemies during World War II, maritime transportation has played a crucial role.

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Braun and Schicke to head VW’s digital logistics divisions

Automotive Logistics

Matthias Schicke joined Volkswagen in 2002. Volkswagen has created two new departments supporting digital applications in the inbound and outbound logistics parts of its business and announced new roles for those leading them. Volkswagen Group Logistics said this week that Matthias Braun (pictured, left) was now heading the Digitalization and Concept Development department, associated with the Material Logistics business unit headed by Astrid Lühring.


Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

For example, since 2002, Procter and Gamble has more than halved the impact it has on the environment across energy usage, CO2 emissions, waste disposal and water usage. Supply chain as well as warehousing has always been viewed as an important cost for a business and too often being sustainable even more. Nowadays being eco-friendly is becoming more and more important and people, as well as big companies, started paying attention to the topic since the costs are now accessible.

Auto Supplier Relations Not All That Sunny

Material Handling and Logistics

Nissan was in last place, continuing its dramatic four-year slide to its all-time low in supplier relations since the study began in 2002.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. As reported by The Guardian : The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015.

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Trucking Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Blue Grace Logistics

that are used for long hauls, using the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS), last updated in 2002,” says an article from HBR. There is absolutely no doubt that we have entered into a new era of technology. As computing is getting more powerful, many technologies that were once science fiction are now either on the horizon or already here. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are three of the biggest hot tech topics out there.

COVID-19 – South African shipping perspective

Shipping and Freight Resource

The new regulations in terms of the National Disaster Act, 2002 were published on 18 th March. South Africa has a coastline of 3,900 km with trade in and out being serviced by 8 operational ports shown as below. Image from Transnet. Transnet National Port Authority is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd??? and is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity.

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