Friday, July 18, 2008

Senator John McCain Visits Werner Enterprises Corporate Headquarters

OMAHA, Neb. – Arizona Senator and presumptive Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, visited the Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WERN) global headquarters Wednesday afternoon gaining insight about issues, challenges and accomplishments within the transportation industry.

Senator McCain, accompanied by Nebraska Governor, Dave Heineman and First Lady, Sally Ganem arrived around 4:30 p.m. and were greeted by President and Chief Executive Officer of Werner Enterprises, Greg Werner.

During the 30-minute visit, Mr. Werner, other executives and Sen. McCain proceeded to discuss key components of the transportation industry, including the impact of rising diesel fuel prices on the Company’s business and the trucking industry.

Sen. McCain said he was very impressed with Werner Enterprises’ qualified, professional workforce and technology.

Sen. McCain’s visit also included a tour of the Werner Enterprises campus, where he posed for photos and shook hands with employees. During the tour, he was given a demonstration of the truck simulator inside the Werner Driver Training Center, which showed Sen. McCain some of the safety-leading tools used to train drivers at Werner Enterprises.

After the brief tour, Senator McCain addressed a crowd of people gathered outside. He spoke to the crowd about the transportation industry and answered questions from the press.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and South America. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices throughout North America and China. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated, medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van capacity, expedited, temperature-controlled and flatbed services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, load/mode and network optimization and freight forwarding. Werner, through its subsidiary companies, is a licensed U.S. NVOCC, U.S. Customs Broker, licensed Freight Forwarder in China, licensed China NVOCC, TSA-approved Indirect Air Carrier and IATA Accredited Cargo Agent.

FIATA Vancouver 2008 - Infrastructure, Today’s Challenge for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Transport

If you are a participant in international transportation, you cannot afford to miss the FIATA World Congress to be held on 22-26 September 2008 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

One of the highlights shall be the Forum “Infrastructure, Today’s Challenge for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Transport” scheduled for 23rd September, 2008. Few of those of us who are involved in the movement of cargo by land or sea have not encountered difficulties posed by the huge increase in world trade, for which our infrastructures have been slow to respond. The topic will be addressed by Mrs. Datin Paduka O.C. Phang, President of the International Association of Ports and Harbours; Mr. Cliff MacKay, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada; Mr. Robert Steen Kledal, Group Vice President of AP Moller-Maersk A/S; Mrs. Lisa Gow, Executive Director of the Pacific Gateway Branch, Ministry of Transportation of British Columbia; and Mr. Paul R. Landry, President and CEO of the British Columbia Trucking Association. Moderator of this interesting forum will be Mr. Christopher J. Gillespie, Past President of FIATA.

For more information please contact the FIATA Secretariat in Glattbrugg, Switzerland.

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) was founded in Vienna in 1926.

Today it is the largest and leading non-governmental organization in the field of transportation, representing 40’000 forwarding and logistics companies employing up to 10 million people in 150 countries. FIATA has consultative status with several United Nations bodies and is recognized by many governmental and private organizations worldwide. The Federation’s main objectives are to promote and protect the interests of the freight forwarding industry, to improve the quality of freight forwarding services, to assist with vocational training and to familiarize the business world in particular and the public in general with the wide range services rendered by the industry.

Schaffhauserstr. 104, P.O. Box, CH-8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Tel. +41(0)43 211 65 00, Fax +41(0)43 211 65 65
E-Mail, Internet

Wheels-Clipper Honored with 2007 Ryder Carrier Quality Award

Toronto, Canada - July 17, 2008 - Wheels Group of Companies today announced that its Wheels-Clipper Group (Wheels) has been honored by Ryder Transportation Management with the prestigious 2007 Ryder ‘Carrier Quality Award’ for Intermodal service.

Wheels proudly accepts the title of Carrier of the Year, after receiving the top score in the Intermodal category of national truckload providers. The award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, and selects award winners through a 200-point system that measures performance in eight key areas: value, on-time delivery, safety, claims performance, technology, customer service, invoice accuracy and innovative idea generation.

“We are truly honored to receive this award,” says Walt Whitt, President of Wheels Clipper. “It validates all the hard work, commitment and dedication that our team strives to provide our customers with each and every day.”

"Ryder is proud to recognize its top-performing carriers of 2007 who provide outstanding service and share our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently," said Todd Carter, Ryder Vice President and General Manager for Global Transportation Management.

About Wheels Group

Wheels Group provides innovative supply chain products, services and information technologies that deliver leading-edge, value-added business solutions. The company serves an international client base through four divisions: Wheels Group, which provides the company’s shared services and strategic vision; Wheels Clipper, a third-party logistics provider with 90 years of combined experience; Wheels Logistics, specializing in contracted services that support just-in-time delivery; and Wheels Global, which provides a full range of freight forwarding services. Through these offerings the company applies a forward thinking approach to supply chain management that optimizes business results and creates long-term value for customers.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Peter Jamieson
Chief Operating Officer
Wheels Group
5090 Orbitor Drive, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L4W 5B5

T: 905-602-2700

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

DB Schenker’s Canada-Wide Food Drive a Resounding Success

(Mississauga, Ontario, July 14, 2008) Schenker of Canada Ltd., one of the leading logistics service providers to the food industry, today announced that its first ever cross-Canada Food Drive challenge was met with great enthusiasm by the company’s employees, customers and partners. In total, over 40,000 kilograms (87,000-plus pounds) was collected from DB Schenker’s 40 Canadian locations between June 16 and July 4, 2008. The donations were delivered to Food Banks across the country.

“The number of hungry Canadians is at an unacceptable level with more than 720,000 Canadians relying on food banks each month,” says Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB). “We are very appreciative of the support DB Schenker has given to the food bank community in Canada.”

”We are proud to have a strong partnership with DB Schenker and to support them in their commitment to fight hunger,” says Gail Nyberg, Executive Director of Daily Bread Food Bank. ”The fact that this nationwide drive will benefit local food banks across the country, like ours, is as necessary as it is exciting.”

According to HungerCount 2007, food banks assist Canadians in every province and territory including growing cities, small towns, and rural and northern communities. Fifty-one per cent of households receiving food assistance are families with at least one child. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of people using food banks increased by 8.4%.

“In this, DB Schenker’s 50th year of doing business in Canada, we are very pleased to be helping Canadians through these troubled times,” adds Claude Germain, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Schenker of Canada Ltd. “I’d like to thank our employees, customers and partners. Total donations collected equal over 22 kilos per DB Schenker employee. In particular, I would like to thank our customers Dare, Unilever and Mars for their generous contributions. Next year, we hope to collect between 45,000 and 50,000 kilograms of food.”

Companies wishing to get involved with Schenker’s 2009 Nationwide Food Drive should call +1 800 4613686.

About DB Schenker of Canada
Schenker of Canada Ltd. is the 2nd largest Integrated Logistics Service Provider in Canada, with sales of over $1 Billion and operating from over 40 sites across the country. The company spans a coast-to-coast network that extends to all major harbours, airports and border crossings. In just over half a century, the business has grown to include 1,500 employees. Schenker of Canada Ltd. has a portfolio of supply chain services in Canada that include: Contract Warehousing/Distribution, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Land Transportation, and Customs Brokerage and Consulting; as well as services for Global Sports Events and Dedicated Freight Management.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Agility-Led Joint Venture Wins U.S. Air Force Fuel Contracts

JV to Operate Bulk Fuel Facilities at bases in Japan, Korea and Guam

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – July 7, 2008 – The U.S. Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) awarded four fuel-management contracts worth $8.6 million over five years to a joint venture led by Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS).

The joint venture, AFH Fuel Services, LLC, will operate, maintain, secure and provide safety and environmental protection for aviation and ground bulk fuel storage operations on U.S. Air Force (USAF) installations at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan; Misawa Air Base, Misawa City, Japan; and Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Agility DGS is the majority shareholder in AFH Fuel Services, which also includes Ferguson-Williams and Hammer Inc. AFH was created to bring best-in-class logistics and operations capabilities to DESC.

DESC, a unit of the Defense Logistics Agency, purchases and manages energy supplies for the Department of Defense. This week’s awards follow the announcement by DESC in June that AFH Fuels Services won three European fuel-management storage contracts worth $7.7 million over five years. Those awards were for Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal; and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

“The AFH team is already hard at work for the Air Force in Europe and is well prepared to provide premier bulk fuel services to these key Air Force installations in the Pacific,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “Agility is committed to providing global support to the Defense Logistics Agency and the DESC.”

Under terms of the contracts awarded this week, AFH will operate U.S. government-owned storage tanks and equipment to provide fuel for flight-line refueling operations that are conducted by USAF personnel. The joint venture will handle receipt, storage, testing and issuing of bulk fuel products at Andersen, Kadena, Misawa, and Osan air bases. The performance period for the contracts runs from Aug. 1, 2008 to August 1, 2013.

Ferguson-Williams, based in Huntsville, Ala., has extensive government contracting experience providing a range of support services. Ferguson-Williams (, is a Linc Group company. It offers base operations, logistics, maintenance and administrative services.

Hammer, based in Diamondhead, Miss., specializes in petroleum operations and maintenance. The Small Business Administration has designated Hammer ( as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to meet the needs of defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 100 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

Agility DGS offers its defense and government customers the convenience of one-stop supply chain solutions and an uncompromising commitment to quality.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Retail Container Traffic Slowly Climbing But Still Below 2007, West Coast Union Contract Expires but no Disruption Seen

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2008 – Traffic at the nation’s major retail cargo ports is slowly climbing despite the continuing economic slowdown, but is expected to remain below last year’s levels through most of 2008, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. Meanwhile, West Coast dockworkers’ union contract expired July 1, but negotiations are continuing and no disruption to cargo movement is expected.

“Month to month numbers are climbing as we build toward the peak of the shipping season, but remain below last year because of reduced consumer demand,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “The gap is starting to narrow, however, and we expect October to show an increase over last year. That’s an important sign because October is when the largest share of merchandise sold during the holiday season usually comes through the ports. November is expected to decline again, but the second half of the year is looking much better than the first half, and we hope to see the trend continue in that direction.”

U.S. ports surveyed handled 1.31 million Twenty-Foot-Equivalent Units (TEU) of container traffic in May, the most recent month for which actual numbers are available. That’s up 3.4 percent from April but down 5 percent from May 2007. One TEU is one 20-foot container or its equivalent.

June was estimated at 1.34 million TEU, down 7.8 percent from a year ago, and July is forecast at 1.4 million TEU, down 3.1 percent. August is forecast at 1.45 million TEU, down 0.8 percent; September at 1.42 million TEU, down 3.6 percent; and October at 1.47 million TEU, up 1.7 percent. The October figure would represent the first year-to-year rise since July 2007, when 1.44 million TEU were handled compared with 1.4 million in July 2006. November 2008 is forecast to drop to 1.35 million TEU, down 2 percent from 2007, but traffic typically declines after peaking in October each year.

Year-to-year numbers are expected to deteriorate less during the second half of this year than they did during the first half. Traffic for January-June 2008 was down 6 percent from the same period in 2007, but June-November 2008 is expected to be down only 0.6 percent from June-November 2007.

Meanwhile, all U.S. ports covered by Port Tracker – Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston and Savannah on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast – are rated “low” for congestion, the same as last month.

The U.S. West Coast longshore labor union contract expired on July 1, but negotiations have continued and workers have remained on the job with no sign of disruptions to cargo movement.

“There is no indication that either side wants a work stoppage to pressure for an agreement,” Global Insight Economist Paul Bingham said. “There are no other significant short-term labor issues threatening the ports, and port and related transportation labor is expected to continue to be adequate.”

Port Tracker, which is produced by the economic research, forecasting and analysis firm Global Insight for NRF, looks at inbound container volume, the availability of trucks and railroad cars to move cargo out of the ports, labor conditions and other factors that affect cargo movement and congestion. The report is free to NRF retail members. Subscription information is available at or by calling (202) 783-7971. Non-NRF members can contact Global Insight Director of Business Development Diana Wyman at (202) 481-9265.

The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores, chain restaurants, drug stores and grocery stores as well as the industry's key trading partners of retail goods and services. NRF represents an industry with more than 1.6 million U.S. retail establishments, more than 24 million employees - about one in five American workers - and 2006 sales of $4.7 trillion. As the industry umbrella group, NRF also represents more than 100 state, national and international retail associations.

Global Insight Inc. is a privately held company that brought together the two most respected economic information companies in the world, DRI and WEFA. Global Insight provides the most comprehensive economic and financial information available on countries, regions and industries, using a unique combination of expertise, models, data and software within a common analytical framework to support planning and decision-making. Through the world's first same-day analysis and risk assessment service, Global Insight provides immediate insightful analysis of market conditions and key events around the world, covering economic, political, and operational factors. The company has over 3,800 clients in industry, finance, and government with revenues in excess of $105 million, more than 690 employees and 25 offices in 14 countries covering North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Brian Martin Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—July 07, 2008—Schenker of Canada today announced that Brian Martin has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In his new position, Martin is responsible for managing the company’s national sales team and leading Canadian business development initiatives for its 4PL services as well as warehouse and freight forwarding solutions. He will also lead the company’s field sales coordination, inside sales programs and marketing efforts. Martin was previously Schenker’s Director of Integrated Logistics. In his new role, Martin will report directly to Claude Germain, Chief Operating Officer.

“Schenker’s Logistics business continues to grow at a record pace, a direct result of the efforts of team members like Brian Martin,” says Claude Germain. “Our trans-border ground services (USA to Canada trailer and less than trailer load services) lead our logistics growth, linking many "blue-chip" US-based suppliers with Canadian retailers and distributors. Our warehouse operations also continue to expand and we look forward to Brian’s leadership in sales and marketing to keep things rolling at a rapid pace.”

“Schenker is proud of its 50 year history within Canada and I’m very proud to be part of this growing organization,” adds Martin. “Our past efforts and focused strategy will continue to propel Schenker forward as a leader in the Canadian logistics market.”

Martin began his career with Schenker in 2003 as Director of Logistics Solutions. Prior to that, he held positions with KBL (a regional logistics company), General Motors and Exxon. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

About DB Schenker of Canada
Schenker of Canada Ltd. is the 2nd largest Integrated Logistics Service Provider in Canada, with sales of over $1 Billion and operating from over 40 sites across the country. The company spans a coast-to-coast network that extends to all major harbours, airports and border crossings. In just over half a century, the business has grown to include 1,500 employees. Schenker of Canada Ltd. has a portfolio of supply chain services in Canada that include: Contract Warehousing/Distribution, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Land Transportation, and Customs Brokerage and Consulting; as well as services for Global Sports Events and Dedicated Freight Management. For more information, please visit


July 7, 2008 -- Jacksonville, Fla. – Sunteck Transport Group, a non-asset based provider of transportation services, has signed four new agent offices to its network. This brings the total of Sunteck agent offices to 55.

Amanda Hoveland-Blackledge is Sunteck’s agent based out of Mobile, Ala. at (251) 625-1790.

Robert Gomez, d.b.a. R& E Transport, is based out of Yuma, Ariz. at (928) 726-7979. His office focuses on dry and refrigerated van cargo.

Doug Bates is Sunteck’s agent based out of Locust Fork, Ala. at (205) 680-2277. His office focuses on dry van and flatbed freight.

Don Hopkins, d.b.a Carolina Freight Services, is based out of Lugoff, S.C. at (803) 438-4889. His office focuses on recruiting owner-operators to handle their dry van business to and from the Carolinas.

“We’re pleased to see our agent network grow in size and scope,” said Mark Weiss, executive vice president, Sunteck Transport Group. “We welcome these agents and their customers to our organization and family.”

About Sunteck Transport Group
Sunteck Transport Group, the operating subsidiary for AutoInfo, Inc., is a non-asset based transportation services company, providing transportation capacity and related transportation services through its agent network to shippers throughout the United States, and to a lesser extent, Canada. Sunteck’s services include ground transportation coast-to-coast, local pick-up and delivery. Sunteck has strategic alliances with less-than-truckload, contract carriers, truckload common carriers and independent owner-operators to service its customers’ needs quickly and effectively. For more information, please visit

DHL Express Asia-Pacific Goes Live with Quintiq Planning Solution

Singapore is first country in phased regional rollout of comprehensive
Quintiq Parcel and Express Planning Solution

Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 2008 - By completing the installation of its
Parcel and Express Planning Solution at DHL Express Singapore, Quintiq, a
leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions, today
reached the first milestone in a major project that will help strengthen
DHL's Express pick-up and delivery services across Asia Pacific. Quintiq APS
will ultimately provide all DHL Express operations throughout Asia-Pacific
with highly flexible, customized advanced planning and scheduling
capabilities for their courier dispatching processes, in their overall
express parcel services DHL can thereby further improve its customer service
quality and also reduce its carbon footprint. Initially focusing on
utilizing the Quintiq solution for parcel pick up, it will integrate
delivery functions in the coming months.

Development of the Quintiq solution for DHL Express in Malaysia is now
underway, with implementation expected to be completed during Q2, 2008.
India, China, Hong Kong, Australia and other countries in the region are
scheduled to go live through the rest of the year and early 2009.

Impressive preliminary results

Already during the implementation phase the Quintiq solution has proved
effective at enabling the company to improve dispatch performance.

"The kind of improvement that we have already seen in dispatching efficiency
is a direct result of the increased visibility and automation provided by
the Quintiq solution," said Oliver Facey, VP Operations Programs Asia
Pacific at DHL Express. "Although the solution has only just gone live, we
are very pleased and encouraged by these preliminary results. We expect that
these and other efficiencies gained over the short and long term will enable
DHL Express to sustain efficient operations, lighten the workload of our
planners and improve their productivity." "Quintiq has shown capable of
delivering highly reliable planning support for the Asia Pacific region,
with close collaboration with our internal IT and Business groups."

Easy, Speedy Implementation, Despite Complex Environment
The Quintiq solution implementation project at DHL Express Singapore can be
considered highly successful on many fronts: the positive preliminary
results; the speed of the project, which took just a little over six months;
and the relative ease with which the Quintiq solution was integrated with
DHL Express Singapore's existing management applications.

Victor Allis, CEO at Quintiq commented: "The complexity of the technical
environment at DHL Express Singapore presented Quintiq with a significant
challenge. Nevertheless, because it is an open and highly flexible solution,
we were able to easily integrate Quintiq with all necessary existing
systems, configure the solution to support the great number of data feeds in
and out, and work with the long-distance data communication lines that links
DHL Express Singapore with its far-flung market."

The Singapore and wider Asia-Pacific project echoes a similar, ongoing
implementation of the Quintiq solution for DHL Express in Europe and is part
of a global contract that allows DHL to use Quintiq's advanced planning and
scheduling solutions across the globe. "This coverage will effectively
establish Quintiq as the worldwide standard for advanced planning and
scheduling of dispatch services." added Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq.

About DHL Express

DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics
industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from
a single source. DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight,
overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international
mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth
understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than
220 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees, including
more than 40,000 employees in the U.S., are dedicated to providing fast and
reliable services that exceed customers' expectations. DHL is a Deutsche
Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 63 billion
euros (more than $93 billion) in 2007.

About Quintiq

Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management
solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers
software for planning and optimizing complex business processes throughout
the enterprise. The company's headquarters is located in the Netherlands and
it has subsidiaries in Germany, UK, Finland, Malaysia, China, Australia, and
the USA. For more information:

Agility First Freight and Logistics Provider to Win CarboNZero Status in New Zealand

Helen Clark, New Zealand's Prime Minister, praises Agility's ground breaking achievement in reducing the company's future carbon footprint

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced that the company is the first to achieve carboNZero certification in New Zealand. The carboNZero programme enables organisations to measure and offset their carbon emissions, and commit to reducing these emissions in the future and is certified by Landcare Research.
"The movement of freight around the globe is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. As an industry we need to recognise this, and take steps to ensure we are actively looking at ways of reducing our carbon footprint," said Anthony Browne, Agility's New Zealand CEO. "carboNZero certification is our public commitment to this, and provides our business with a way to make a real difference."
The New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, has congratulated Agility on making the move to become carboNZero certified. "The New Zealand government and businesses work hard to ensure Kiwi goods and services are globally competitive, and that we have a strong reputation for being environmentally sustainable. Overseas consumers are increasingly conscious of the role and impact of freight and transport in getting the product to international markets. We want New Zealand products to keep their marketing edge. carboNZero certification provides a practical solution to this challenge, by offering a positive step to reduce and offset emissions," Helen Clark said.
Agility is the first international freight and logistics provider to achieve carboNZero certification in New Zealand. The certification process has seen the company measuring, managing, reducing and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions arising from its business activities. Agility will purchase carbon credits that have been created in New Zealand through sustainable energy initiatives such as wind farms.
In addition to having Agility's New Zealand operations carboNZero certified, Agility has worked with Landcare to measure the carbon emissions created when their customers move freight internationally by air or sea. This enables Agility to offer their customers the option of a carboNZero certified service for the movement of cargo to or from any port in the world. The cost of the carbon offset is calculated based on the weight of the shipment, the distance it travels, and the mode of transport chosen -- i.e. air, ocean or road.

"With publicity over recent years on the concept of food miles and the potential negative impact that this could have on New Zealand exports we feel that this service offering is of significant value for our customers", said Anthony Browne. "We provide exporters with a real solution to mitigate carbon emissions and remove the food miles objection, ensuring the ongoing competitiveness of New Zealand products abroad." The eyefortransport Green Transportation and Logistics Report calculated that up to 75% of a company's carbon footprint comes from their transportation and logistics activities.
One of Agility's longstanding customers is Wellington based skincare company Trilogy who themselves achieved carboNZero certification in January of this year. Trilogy founders Catherine de Groot and Sarah Gibbs say public awareness of the fragility of the environment means that their customers, especially those in Europe and North America are demanding more sustainable choices. "carboNZero certification means Agility is providing exporters like Trilogy with an added value service that is increasingly relevant in our export markets," said Catherine de Groot. "It also means that they share the same values that we do, which is equally important."
As part of a global freight and logistics network operating in over 100 countries, Agility is viewing the move to carboNZero certification in New Zealand as the first in what is hoped will become a significant worldwide move towards sustainable practices in freight and logistics. Mick Turnbull, Agility's Australasian Managing Director, states, "Globally Agility has sought to become a leader in terms of our corporate citizenship and is involved in numerous programs worldwide to benefit the communities we work in, and the environment. We will move quickly to gain certification for our Australian organisation before the end of this year, and there is a high level of interest at the most senior levels of Agility to move in this direction globally."
Professor Ann Smith, the carboNZero programme leader for Landcare Research, believes carboNZero certification of a large multi-national company like Agility shows that the carboNZero programme is recognised as being a leader in carbon accounting schemes. "Agility is a significant global player who has made a commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible company. Our collaboration with a freight and logistics provider like Agility has provided the perfect platform for ensuring that the carboNZero programme remains at the cutting edge in providing solutions for all players in supply chains to participate in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

About Agility
Agility is a leading emerging market multinational with more than 32,000 employees, and over 550 offices in 100 countries around the world. A publicly traded company, with over $6 billion in annual revenue, we have three key business groups -- Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), Defense & Government Services (DGS) and Investments. Agility GIL is our commercial division, providing integrated logistics solutions to customers spanning a range of industries from technology and retail to defense and government and oil and gas. The Agility DGS business group provides comprehensive logistics solutions to various government entities and non governmental organizations on a global basis. With three business divisions -- Real Estate, Private Equity and Trade Facilitators, Agility Investments utilizes the local insights from our global network to invest in specialized opportunities in the emerging markets.
For more information about Agility, visit

About the carboNZero Programme
The carboNZero programme is an internationally recognised greenhouse gas certification scheme for organisations, products, services, and events wishing to demonstrate climate change action with the highest integrity. The programme encourages and supports individuals and organisations to measure, manage (reduce) and mitigate (offset) their greenhouse gas emissions. The programme offers optional mitigation strategies through the provision of high quality verified offsets. Established in 2001 by Landcare Research, the programme is based on over a decade of research in greenhouse gas measurement and carbon monitoring. The programme's goal is to provide credible tools to reduce GHG emissions to the atmosphere. Visit for more information.

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