Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Hamilton Ontario Port: Commitment to renewal continues with Pier 22 project

April 8, 2008 Hamilton, ON - An active 16 months have ensued since the finalization of the deal which saw the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) purchase 103 acres of Stelco Inc. property (now US Steel Canada) at Pier 22 in late 2006. The site has been the focus of significant attention since environmental assessments began last fall. Demolition of the #2 Rod Mill, closed by Stelco in 2004, is the next milestone project in the master plan for renewing the property.

The contract was awarded to Murray Demolition, who mobilized on the property at the end of March. The work is expected to conclude late in 2008. "We've focused a great deal of effort on safely removing contaminants present on the site from years of industrial activity", said HPA president and ceo Bruce Wood. The HPA is proud to be a leader in sustained environmental remediation through its partnership with the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan. The Rod Mill demolition serves as an example of the ongoing commitment by the port authority to safely remove harmful elements from the environment while protecting the quality of the water and adjacent lands for future generations.

The project is being considered by the port as a major brownfield redevelopment, something the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Division supports. "The environmental remediation and revitalization of the Pier 22 site is a major piece of the puzzle in Hamilton's waterfront redevelopment efforts. Getting this former Stelco Rod Mill site back into an assessment and job creating property is a major priority for both the Port Authority and the Economic Development Department ", said City of Hamilton economic development director Neil Everson. The property, purchased for $17.5 million adds to the port's land holdings by 20%, providing opportunities to attract new terminal partners and further diversify the cargo mix. The Pier 22 development is consistent with the HPA’s Land Use Plan which was adopted in mid 2002. 820 feet of new dockwall construction has already been completed adding direct vessel access to the north end of the pier. The renewal of this property will yield significant environmental and economic benefits for years to come.

The Port of Hamilton is the busiest Canadian Great Lakes port, averaging more than 12 million tonnes of cargo and 700 vessel calls annually. The HPA is committed to sustained environmental, economic and community development for the City of Hamilton.

For further information please contact:
Brent Kinnaird
Manager, Communications and Public Relations
Hamilton Port Authority

Roadway Launches Expedited Ocean Service from China

Akron, Ohio, April 9, 2008 – Roadway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), in cooperation with YRC Logistics Global has launched an expedited ocean service from China to the United States, added new supply chain services at both origin and destination for international shippers, and expanded logistics offerings to more global markets.

At least six days faster than standard ocean transit, the new Roadway Expedited Ocean Service for less-than-container-load shipments features multiple weekly sailings from seven origin ports in China. Priority unloading of containers at U.S. ports further speeds deliveries. Import shipments are expedited through the Roadway network, with guaranteed delivery to final destination.

“Our new Roadway Expedited Ocean Service meets a need in the marketplace for a reliable, cost-effective alternative to air transit for less-than-container-load shipments from China. It is just one aspect of our ability to create the right combination of service and expertise wherever needed in the supply chain through our expanded global offerings,” said Roadway President Terry Gilbert.

* With the expansion of global transportation and logistics capabilities, Roadway now offers more services in more markets worldwide. All services are provided in conjunction with YRC Logistics Global, an NVOCC-licensed affiliate.

Services include global freight forwarding, inland transportation, global logistics, global trade management expertise, technology for shipment visibility and control, and supply chain management services. In addition, port deconsolidation services are available in the United States for complex requirements, including delivery direct to the retail floor.

About Roadway
Roadway is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), a FORTUNE 500 company and one of the largest transportation services providers in the world. The enterprise provides global transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics management. Global logistics solutions are provided through YRC Logistics Global, also a YRC Worldwide affiliate. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC Worldwide employs approximately 60,000 people.

Roadway, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods. Roadway offers a variety of innovative services to meet customer needs, including Time-Critical™, Time-Advantage™, Exhibit Transportation and the patented Sealed Divider™ Service. Roadway provides seamless transportation between all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Service within Canada is provided by Reimer Express, a Roadway subsidiary.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Memphis, Tennessee
April 1, 2008

J. Kenneth Hazen, President and CEO of CTSI, a leading provider of supply chain information services, announced today the appointment of industry veteran, Clifford F. Lynch to the position of Executive Vice President of the firm. Lynch has broad experience in supply chain management, having served as Vice President – Logistics for Quaker Oats, President of Trammell Crow Distribution Corporation, and for the last fourteen years, Principal of C. F. Lynch & Associates, a supply chain management advisory firm.

He is a past recipient of the CSCMP Distinguished Service Award, past president of CSCMP, and a member of a number of other organization and advisory boards. He is the author of several books and hundreds of articles on the subject of logistics and supply chain management.

According to Hazen, Lynch will concentrate on quality and processes. “We are delighted to have Cliff Lynch on our management team and look forward to the value he can add to our organization.”

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, CTSI is a 50 year old supply chain solutions company, providing service to over 350 clients, including 25 Fortune 500 firms throughout North America and in Asia and Europe.

CTSI is recognized as one of the Top 100 Logistics 3PL Providers and the Top 100 Logistics IT Companies.

Contact: J. Kenneth Hazen