Thursday, October 28, 2010

STI Announcement

STI Chooses I.D. Systems for Onboard Trailer Technology

Specialized Transportation Inc., STI, has recently selected I.D. Systems’ VeriWise technology for its onboard asset telematics. STI receives enhanced remote monitoring and diagnostics on trailer assets such as GPS positioning and utilization status allowing for real-time visibility to all of its trailers equipped with the VeriWise system.

VeriWise technology provides STI critical operations data such as when a trailer is moving, idle, tethered or untethered, its real-time location, location history and telematic system diagnostics. This information provides the basis for reporting, monitoring and optimizing trailer utilization. This enhanced visibility to its trailer fleet allows STI to reduce the need for short-term trailer rentals by identifying under-utilized or idle equipment. The utilization of the VeriWise technology has enabled STI to better utilize its assets hence serve their customer’s at a much greater level.

“The sophistication of the onboard technology is a great improvement for us,” stated Dave Malinowski, STI’s Asset Manager, adding: “we have improved the visibility of our assets which will enable us to make better business decisions. We can also provide up to the minute status by utilizing a virtual web based interface. This visibility is valuable and will provide many benefits to our customers and our organization.”

The VeriWise user interface is very flexible and allows STI to assign an unlimited number of unit-specific identifiers to each individual trailer. This capability enables STI to create detailed reporting and evaluate trailer utilization by region, fleet group, trailer specification, make, model or any other key indicator.

About STI

STI has been an asset-based industry leader of specialized supply chain solutions since 1965, formerly as the High Value Products/Logistics Division of North American Van Lines, before becoming an independent company in 2004. STI provides customized supply chain solutions for products that require high touch support, special handling and equipment, and value added on site services. Supporting the business-to-business and business to consumer markets, the company provides multi-modal logistics supported by an extensive network of distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The suite of services includes specialized padded van transportation, trade show support, first and final mile logistics, white glove services, transportation management, warehousing, home delivery, and technology tools. STI supports customers in the Technology, Healthcare, Industrial, Furniture, Store Fixtures, Retail, and Financial Services markets. Please visit for more information.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

GENCO Supply Chain Solutions and ATC Technology Corporation Announcement

GENCO Supply Chain Solutions Officially Merges with ATC Technology Corporation

On October 22, 2010 the merger between GENCO Supply Chain Solutions and ATC Technology Corporation became official and we will begin operating under our new name–GENCO ATC.

The merger immediately positions GENCO ATC as the clear product life cycle logistics leader in the wireless, consumer electronics/information technology and vehicle service parts markets and as the largest independent drivetrain remanufacturer in the world.

Logistics solution enhancements will be realized in transportation management; test and repair; remanufacturing; high velocity serialized fulfillment, co-packing, kitting; warehouse management systems; and product remarketing.

GENCO ATC’s professional workforce and geographical presence expands to 10,000 teammates and 120 operations throughout North America., including an added presence in the Southeast U.S and Mexico.

To view a Video on this announcement, please visit:

PMAC and ISM Announcement

PMAC and ISM announce reciprocity for professional designations

Toronto – The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) have entered into an agreement with the goal of providing reciprocity between each organization’s globally recognized designation. PMAC offers the Supply Chain Management Professional™ (SCMP™) designation and ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). The reciprocity agreement allows purchasing and supply management professionals holding one designation to apply for and receive the reciprocal designation, provided they meet specific criteria.

Cheryl Paradowski, PMAC’s president and CEO, said, “In a global marketplace, designation reciprocity is extremely valuable. This will open up opportunities for designation-holders who now gain greater mobility and recognition. Not only will this increase their international marketability, but it helps to expand the profile of the entire supply chain management profession.”

According to ISM CEO Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, both designations represent mastery of complex skills, an extensive knowledge base and professional maturity. “There is a high degree of congruence between all aspects of the SCMP™ and CPSM®,” Novak said. “Allowing SCMP™- and CPSM®-holders to leverage their designations to secure even greater professional credibility also benefits the wider business community.”

Professionals holding the CPSM® designation may apply for and receive the SCMP™ credential provided they meet several conditions including payment of PMAC membership fees and fulfilling requirements set by PMAC to retain the SCMP™. Complete details are available on the PMAC web site under SCMP™ Designation and selecting the link for Designation Reciprocity.

Alternately, PMAC members holding the SCMP™ credential may apply for and receive the CPSM® designation from ISM provided they meet certain conditions. SCMP™-holders can review requirements and obtain the one-page application online by visiting the ISM web site, selecting Professional Credentials and Certified Professional in Supply Management® Program and then selecting the link for CPSM® and SCMP™ Reciprocity.

About PMAC

The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is the leading association in Canada for supply chain management professionals, and the largest. The national voice for advancing and promoting the profession of supply chain management, PMAC sets the standard of excellence for professional skills, knowledge and integrity. With 7,000 members working across private and public sectors, PMAC is the principal source of supply chain training, education and professional development in the country, requiring all members to adhere to a Code of Ethics. Through its 10 Provincial and Territorial Institutes, PMAC grants the SCMP™ (Supply Chain Management Professional™) designation, the highest achievement in the field and the mark of strategic leadership. PMAC is an original member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

About ISM™

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 75 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

OHL Announcement

OHL Announces New VP Latin America and Caribbean Region

Brentwood, Tenn. (October 27, 2010) — OHL recently hired Rolando Ayala as VP Latin America and the Caribbean Region for the OHL Global Freight Management and Logistics business unit. Ayala will manage operations and business development for OHL in this region which also includes the US-Mexico border.

Ayala has over twenty years of industry experience, most recently serving as Managing Director of Latin America for FedEx Trade Network. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for Kintetsu World Express Latin America and served in leadership positions with Air Express International and UPS.

“Rolando has a wealth of experience to offer our customers in the planning, development, and implementation of logistics solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean Region,” commented Patrick Moebel, President of OHL’s Global Freight Management business unit. “OHL is committed to continually expanding our network and our service offerings to meet our customers’ current and future requirements and Rolando will help us tremendously in Latin America, the Caribbean and the US-Mexico border region.”

Ayala has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration and holds an MSC in Logistics and Supply Chain.

About OHL

Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. With three business units — Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics, and North America Transportation — OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.

For more information about OHL, please visit:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kenco Announcement

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Signs Lease With Kenco’s JDK Real Estate, LLC in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—October 26, 2010 (James Street Media Services)—Kenco’s JDK Real Estate, LLC unit has signed a lease with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for 120,000 square feet of expanded and improved warehouse space in Chattanooga.

According to Wilson McGinness, leasing director, JDK Real Estate, “We are delighted that Valeant decided to expand its space with JDK.” Valeant will occupy the entire facility, which provides sufficient capacity for their pharmaceutical distribution requirements.

The benefits for Valeant include fully air conditioned space with fire suppression technology and improved electrical systems. Kenco Logistic Services will continue to manage all Valeant’s North American warehousing and distribution activities, and Kenco Transportation Services will continue to provide all transportation management services for domestic transport.

“I’m confident that a deciding factor of this arrangement was our experience in managing and our ability to perform the necessary tenant improvements. It’s a credit to our facilities management team,” McGinness says.

About Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at

About JDK Real Estate, LLC (

JDK Real Estate, LLC specializes in leasing, site selection analysis and tenant improvement consulting. The company owns approximately five million square feet of warehouse space in the United States. JDK services include contract negotiations, site optimization and selection, facility management, warehouse design, retrofitting for specialty needs, construction management, lease administration and aggressive space management.

About The Kenco Family of Companies (

Kenco's core competencies include not only logistics services but also transportation, real estate management and material handling equipment. The Kenco Family of Companies includes Kenco Logistic Services, Kenco Transportation, Kenco Toyota-Lift, Kenco Management Services, and JDK Real Estate.

UPS Advertising and Communications Announcement

UPS Brings 'Love' of Logistics to Talladega NASCAR Race

Atlanta, October 26, 2010

UPS (NYSE:UPS) will bring its love of logistics to NASCAR as the company spotlights its newest advertising and communications campaign, "We Love Logistics," on the No. 6 UPS Ford piloted by David Ragan during this weekend's Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

UPS launched the global campaign last month, but the Talladega race will mark the debut of 'We Love Logistics' iconography and messaging on the race car and in other elements of the company's racing program. The broader campaign focuses on UPS's unique ability to help companies of any size harness the power of logistics to drive growth, improve efficiencies and enhance customer relationships. But logistics also plays an important role in motorsports.

"In the world of business as well as racing, the stakes are high. NASCAR teams depend on UPS to ensure they get their critical engine parts and other important equipment before the green flag and that requires flawless logistics," said Ron Rogowski, UPS vice president, sponsorships & events. "UPS keeps not only the wheels of global commerce in motion; UPS keeps the wheels of NASCAR in motion, too."

The dedicated logistics paint scheme in Talladega is a completely new look for the shipping leader. The addition of blue and green to the traditional brown and gold look on the car is symbolic of the multiple services UPS can provide customers.

"Working with UPS over the past two seasons, I've had the chance to see just how much they can do for their customers," said Ragan. "Featuring the logistics campaign on the car in Talladega will help spread the word about UPS's extensive capabilities and also give racing fans something unique to see at the track."

For more information about UPS's new communications campaign and the many ways UPS is helping companies all over the world leverage the competitive power of logistics, visit

About UPS

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at

CN Announcement

CN to report and review third-quarter 2010 financial results on Oct. 26, 2010

MONTREAL, Oct. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) will issue its third-quarter 2010 financial and operating results today, Oct. 26, 2010, shortly after 4 p.m. Eastern time (ET).

CN's senior officers will review the results and the railway's outlook in a 4.30 p.m. ET conference call/webcast today.

Parties interested in participating in, or listening to, the presentation and following question-and-answer period by telephone should dial 1-800-355-4959 or 416-641-6122 by 4.20 p.m. ET today.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, will lead the conference call.

CN will webcast the presentation live and furnish slides supporting the officers' remarks via the Investors section of its website, The slides will be posted shortly just after 4 p.m. today. A webcast replay will be available shortly after the call ends.

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aspen Logistics Announcement

Aspen Logistics, Inc. Contributes to September 23rd KaBoom Event’s Success

Atlanta, GA. 10.25.2010 – Aspen Logistics, Inc. participated in the KaBoom playground build event that was sponsored by the Home Depot Foundation on September 23rd. The event concluded as a success with the Bill Lucas YMCA Center receiving a new safer playground through the sweat and effort of volunteers. Aspen sent Dan Anderson and Garry Barfuss to this year’s event. Dan said after the event that working on top of the mulch pile was a challenge and exhausting but, rewarding work. The event had a good turn out and in the end everything came together to give the local community children a safe environment in which to play. Aspen learned of the opportunity through its relationship with the Home Depot. The Home Depot asked some of its vendors to participate and Aspen jumped at the opportunity. Aspen has participated in similar events through the Home Depot Foundation and KaBoom in the past three years. The logistics company is looking forward to next year and anticipating its involvement into what it sees as a great and noble charitable effort.

The Home Depot Foundation funded the playground through a grant along with a contribution from Bill Lucas YMCA. The Home Depot Foundation as a founding member of KaBoom provides the organization’s financial support, materials, and volunteers for their projects nationwide.

The Bill Lucas YMCA’s goal for the project was to create an outdoor educational learning environment and a fun, interactive space for children to play. The existing playground was over thirty years old and no longer met the needs of the children at the site. The new playground will enhance the social, emotional, and physical lives of the children at Bill Lucas YMCA by providing them a perfect location to make friends, develop self-confidence, and build fine and gross motor skills.

Pictures of the event can be found on KaBoom’s page: or, Aspen Logistics’ Flickr:

Aspen Logistics Inc. is a top 100 third party logistics firm who has been in business for over 30 years and operates approximately 3 million square feet of modern refrigerated and ambient warehouse facilities along with their own fleet of trucks. Aspen specializes in a variety of value-added services, including co-packing, pick pack, just-in-time inventory management and time sensitive custom deliveries. Aspen is a specialist in the retail and healthcare supply chain and understanding the details involved with shipping to major retailers and grocery chains has been a key to its successes. For more information on Aspen Logistics, please visit:

Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation’s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter homedepotfdn.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play. Through community building, the company is focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,700 new playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers – a national network of individual advocates for play. KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit

The Bill Lucas Southside YMCA is part of the Butler Street YMCA system, an independent organization associated with the YMCA of Greater Atlanta. A direct result of racial segregation, the Butler Street YMCA was once the only YMCA option for African-American citizens in the area. Today, the Butler Street YMCA operates four local facilities, including the Bill Lucas Southside YMCA. Established in 1977 in the Mechanicsville neighborhood of Atlanta, the Bill Lucas Early Learning Center is a state licensed child development center serving children aged two to twelve. Activities are structured to accommodate both working and non-working parents, offering children a chance to grow and develop in a positive, structured setting. Staff members from all four Butler Street YMCA facilities were excited to participate, as were the parents whose children attend programs at the Bill Lucas location. With the great work done by the Bill Lucas YMCA, a rich history including Martin Luther King, Jr. attending the Butler Street YMCA, and Atlanta Brave Bill Lucas being the first African American General Manager in Major League Baseball, this was certainly an extremely rewarding build.

Ryder Appoints Gregory Knott Vice President, Information Technology Supply Chain Solutions

MIAMI, October 25, 2010 – Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced the appointment of Gregory Knott to Vice President of Information Technology (IT) for its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business segment. In this new role, Mr. Knott will lead an IT team responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the strategic IT plan for SCS, including consolidation of business and IT plans, industry and technology trends, assessments of enterprise risk, and business process and enterprise requirements that support SCS and customer operations. He will report to Ryder Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Keyvan Bohlooli.

“Ryder prides itself on its ability to integrate multiple technologies to improve the effectiveness of internal processes and customer solutions,” said Mr. Bohlooli. “Greg brings a wide range of business and customer system implementation experience to his new role. We look forward to his leadership in optimizing Ryder’s technology investments that will increase our competitiveness and enhance the value to our customers.”

Mr. Knott joins Ryder following a more than 35-year career in IT, including a 12-year career with General Motors. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Officer for Hummer, LLC in Detroit, where he planned and executed a complete portfolio of automotive OEM applications after the company was divested from GM. Before Hummer, Mr. Knott held positions of increasing responsibility at GM where he most recently served as Process Information Officer for Worldwide Service & Parts and was responsible for process improvement and all global aftermarket IT. Previously in his career, he also served as Chief Information Officer for the Parts Division of Deere & Company.

Mr. Knott holds a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University. He will be based out of Ryder’s Novi, Michigan office.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as the top third party logistics provider, and Security magazine has named Ryder the number-one company for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this presentation are "forward-looking statements" under the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. New risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cleveland Port Announcement


Canadian vessel, the Dutch Runner, to visit Cleveland Port; Service would make Cleveland a more vital maritime destination and support regional jobs, shipping industry

October 22, 2010 -- Cleveland is moving closer to becoming the U.S. home base and first and only city on the Great Lakes that would have a regular scheduled service shuttling containers to and from Canada. Port of Cleveland officials and the owners of the two feeder vessels are in active dialogue to launch the Cleveland-Montreal service in the spring of 2011 and will be available at 3 p.m. today to discuss the service.

Stan Shumway, Managing Partner of Great Lakes Feeder Lines, will accompany the Dutch Runner as it travels to Cleveland today to meet with port officials about the service, which is expected to have financial and environmental advantages for the greater Cleveland region.

Will Friedman, CEO of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, says the service would be significant as the region attempts to attract additional cargo and take advantage of its lakefront maritime facilities.

“This is an exciting economic opportunity for the port, the region and the state,” he said. “Simply put, Cleveland would be the first city on the Great Lakes that will have a pin on the global map when it comes to container service.”

Friedman stressed that the Port does not require capital investments or enlarged facilities to begin moving containerized freight and other non-containerized cargoes. “We have the space, equipment, a capable terminal operator and a productive waterfront workforce in place. We can move containers today.”

Shumway agrees: “Cleveland has always been attractive to us as the largest market on Lake Erie and a center for manufacturing. We are pleased that the new Port administration is receptive and look forward to proving our business model,” he said.

Great Lakes Feeder Service has two versatile vessels that have capacity for container and break-bulk cargo. The service would allow ocean carriers to hand-off trans-Atlantic containers into the Great Lakes, providing a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to truck and rail transport. For more information, please visit:

CEVA Logistics Announcement

Anthony Harris Named Senior Vice President of Account Management for CEVA in the Americas

Houston, Texas, 22 October 2010 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has announced the appointment of Anthony Harris as Senior Vice President of Account Management for the Americas, reporting to Matt Ryan, President of the Americas region. Harris is a seasoned executive with than 20 years of experience in international business who is a specialist in Account Management in a service environment.

Harris joins CEVA from Flextronics where for the past 12 years he held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Global Accounts, and led teams to build and manage complex global supply chains for a portfolio of end customers. Flextronics is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider.

“Anthony’s appointment will enable us to enhance our strong focus on customer service and customer relationships,” Ryan said. “His deep experience with global supply chains and account management brings extraordinary value to our team.”

A native of Wales, Harris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), with honors, from U.C. Wales.

CEVA Logistics provides world class supply chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies across the globe. As an industry leader, CEVA offers customers complete supply chain design and implementation in contract logistics and freight management, alone or in combination. CEVA’s integrated global network has facilities in over 170 countries and more than 46,000 employees; all dedicated to delivering consistently excellent operations and supply chain solutions. For the year ending 31 December 2009, the Group reported revenues of €5.5 billion. For more information, please visit

Horizon Lines Financial Announcement


- Revenue Improves; Adjusted EBITDA and Net Income Down Slightly

- Volume Declines on Economic Recovery Slowdown; Rate, Net of Fuel, Up Marginally

- Adjusted Free Cash Flow Remains Solid; Debt Paydown Ahead of Plan

CHARLOTTE, NC, October 22, 2010 – Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) today reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended September 19, 2010.

On a GAAP basis, third-quarter net income was $7.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with $8.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. On an adjusted basis, third-quarter net income totaled $11.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, excluding charges of $3.3 million after tax, or $0.10 per diluted share, for antitrust-related legal expenses, an equipment impairment charge and union severance. This compares with 2009 adjusted net income of $11.4 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, after excluding antitrust-related legal expenses and a vessel impairment charge totaling $3.0 million after tax, or $0.10 per diluted share. Third-quarter revenue increased to $311.0 million from $308.0 million a year ago.

Container volume for the 2010 third quarter totaled 65,726 loads, a 2.8% decline from 67,649 loads for the same period a year ago. Puerto Rico and Hawaii/Guam experienced the largest year-over-year declines. Alaska volume was down just marginally. Container volume for the 2010 nine-month period totaled 190,610 loads, down 1.4% from 193,305 loads a year ago.

Container rates, net of fuel, for the 2010 third quarter, rose slightly to $3,247 from $3,229 for the third quarter a year ago. Container rates, net of fuel, for the 2010 nine-month period were $3,258, marginally below the rate of $3,266 a year ago.

“A summer slowdown in the pace of economic recovery pressured volumes across all of our markets, resulting in a third-quarter financial performance that was short of our expectations,” said Chuck Raymond, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We had anticipated a firmer overall economic recovery in the third quarter. However, after some initial inventory rebuilding this past spring, economic activity slowed in our tradelanes as consumer spending remained muted in the face of continuing high unemployment. The quarter also was impacted by high fuel prices and lower revenue from transportation services agreements. In addition, vessel operating expenses increased from a year ago due to the timing of regulatory dry-dockings.

“In the face of this challenging operating environment, our financial results demonstrate modest revenue growth and diligent cost management,” Mr. Raymond said. “We continued to generate solid adjusted free cash flow, debt paydown remained ahead of plan, and we finished the quarter with improved liquidity. As was the case in the second quarter, our third-quarter was characterized by improved EBITDA contributions from our Alaska market, terminal services to third parties and logistics businesses, combined with ongoing overhead cost savings.

“Volume declines were greatest in Puerto Rico, which remains in recession, and in Hawaii/Guam, which continues to experience a very slow and uneven economic recovery,” Mr. Raymond continued. “The volume declines in Puerto Rico were exacerbated by ongoing competitive pricing pressures, due in part to capacity that was added by a competitor to the depressed market in the spring. We are responding appropriately and will continue to do so in the months ahead. Alaska, while down very slightly in volume, contributed to EBITDA growth amid an improving business environment.”

Third-Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights

Operating Revenue – Third-quarter operating revenue increased 1.0% to $311.0 million from $308.0 million a year ago. The largest factor in the $3.0 million revenue gain was a $6.9 million gain in logistics revenue, followed by a $4.9 million rise in fuel surcharges to help partially mitigate higher fuel costs. Terminal services contributed $2.3 million of the revenue increase, while rate/mix improvement added $1.7 million. These gains were partially offset by a $6.2 million revenue decline resulting from lower container volume, and a $6.6 million decrease related to the expiration of a vessel management contract with the federal government.

Operating Income – GAAP operating income for the third quarter decreased to $18.1 million from $19.0 million a year ago. The 2010 GAAP operating income includes expenses of $3.4 million, consisting of $1.5 million in antitrust-related legal expenses, $1.8 million for an equipment impairment charge, and $0.1 million for a union severance charge. The 2009 GAAP operating income includes $2.0 million of antitrust-related legal expenses and $1.2 million for a vessel impairment charge. Excluding these items, the third-quarter 2010 adjusted operating income totaled $21.5 million, compared with $22.1 million for the prior year’s third quarter. The decline in 2010 third-quarter adjusted operating income from the prior year was primarily due to reduced volume, lower fuel recovery, decreased space charter income, and higher vessel operating expense as a result of an increase in dry-dockings. These negative factors were partially offset by a decrease in overhead expenses and terminal services savings.

EBITDA – EBITDA totaled $33.4 million for the 2010 third quarter, compared with $33.8 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2010 was $36.8 million, compared with $36.9 million for 2009. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA for the 2010 and 2009 third quarters were impacted by the same factors affecting operating income.

Shares Outstanding – The company had a weighted daily average of 31.2 million diluted shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2010, compared with 30.9 million outstanding for the third quarter of 2009.

Nine-Month Results – For the nine months ended September 19, 2010, operating revenue increased 5.1% to $902.7 million from $858.8 million for the same period in 2009. EBITDA totaled $72.9 million compared with $51.2 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA for the 2010 nine-month period totaled $78.6 million, after excluding $3.5 million in antitrust-related legal expenses, a $1.8 million equipment impairment charge, and $0.5 million for union severance. Adjusted EBITDA for the 2009 nine-month period totaled $84.6 million, after excluding $20.0 million for the Puerto Rico class-action settlement, $10.4 million in antitrust-related legal expenses, and $3.0 million for impairment, restructuring and other charges. The 2010 nine-month net loss totaled $1.8 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with a net loss of $32.6 million, or $1.07 per share for the same period a year earlier. Adjusted net income for the 2010 nine-month period totaled $3.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with $10.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, a year ago.

Liquidity, Credit Facility Compliance & Debt Structure – As of September 19, 2010, the company had total liquidity of $85.8 million, consisting of $4.4 million in cash and $81.4 million of effective revolver availability. The company’s trailing 12-month interest coverage and senior secured leverage ratios were 3.81 times and 1.98 times, respectively, in compliance with the credit agreement requirement of above 3.5 times and below 2.75 times, respectively. Funded debt outstanding totaled $540.7 million, a reduction of $22.4 million from the second quarter and $39.8 million from the year-ago third quarter. The funded debt outstanding at September 19, 2010, consisted of $210.7 million in senior secured debt and $330.0 million in convertible notes, at a weighted average interest rate of 4.48%. The company’s senior secured debt matures in August 2012, but the maturity will accelerate to February 2012 if the convertible notes are not refinanced or if arrangements are not being made for their refinancing by that date.

Please see attached schedules for the reconciliation of third-quarter 2010 and 2009 reported GAAP results and Non-GAAP adjusted results.


“In light of the third-quarter slowdown, we are more guarded about our outlook for the remainder of 2010,” Mr. Raymond said. “While volume trends have firmed modestly so far in October, we expect pricing pressures to continue in Puerto Rico and fuel costs to increase across all of our tradelanes through year end. As we move forward, volume improvement remains dependent on the strength of the economic recovery in our markets and its impact on consumer sentiment.

“We currently expect full-year adjusted EBITDA results to be below those of 2009, but above the levels required by our debt covenants,” Mr. Raymond continued. “We also are actively engaged in planning to refinance our debt, and currently expect the refinancing to be completed in the first or second quarter of 2011, depending on market conditions and other factors.

“We remain optimistic about prospects for our new trans-Pacific Five Star Express liner service between China and the U.S. West Coast, which launches on December 13th,” Mr. Raymond noted. “We also are starting to see improved volume in Guam, where major infrastructure construction projects are finally underway in preparation for the eventual transfer of U.S. military forces from Okinawa to Guam. This bodes well for 2011 and beyond.”

Webcast & Conference Call Information

Company executives will provide additional perspective on the company’s financial results during a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time today. Those interested in participating in the call may do so by dialing 1-866-394-6819, and providing the operator with conference number 12953467. A copy of the presentation materials may be obtained from the Horizon Lines website,, shortly before the start of the call. Alternatively, a live audio webcast of the call may be accessed at In order to access the live audio webcast, please allow at least 15 minutes before the start of the call to visit Horizon Lines' website and download and install any necessary audio/video software for the webcast.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Horizon Lines reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The company also believes that the presentation of certain non-GAAP measures, i.e., EBITDA, free cash flow and results excluding certain costs and expenses, provides useful information for the understanding of its ongoing operations and enables investors to focus on period-over-period operating performance without the impact of significant special items. The company further feels these non-GAAP measures enhance the user’s overall understanding of the company’s current financial performance relative to past performance and provide a better baseline for modeling future earnings expectations. Non-GAAP measures are reconciled in the financial tables accompanying this news release. The company cautions that non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the company’s reported GAAP results.

About Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines, Inc., is the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company. The company owns or leases a fleet of 20 U.S.-flag containerships and operates five port terminals linking the continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia and Puerto Rico. The company also manages a domestic and overseas service partner network and provides integrated, reliable and cost competitive logistics solutions. Horizon Lines, Inc., is based in Charlotte, NC, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ. For more information, please visit:

Forward Looking Statements

The information contained in this press release should be read in conjunction with our filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those that do not relate solely to historical fact. They include, but are not limited to, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance, achievements or events. Words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “projects,” “likely,” “will,” “would,” “could,” and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements.

All forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties. In light of these risks and uncertainties, expected results or other anticipated events or circumstances discussed in this press release might not occur. We undertake no obligation, and specifically decline any obligation, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. See the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 4, 2010, and in subsequent 10-Q filings, for a more complete discussion of these risks and uncertainties and for other risks and uncertainties. Those factors and the other risk factors described therein are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed in any of our forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could harm our results. Consequently, there can be no assurance that actual results or developments anticipated by us will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

UPS Announcement

UPS 3Q Earnings Climb 69 Percent on Revenue Growth of 9 Percent

Atlanta, October 21, 2010

Strong Growth Across all Segments; UPS Raises Annual Guidance

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.93 for the third quarter of 2010, a 69% improvement over the prior-year period. Global revenue grew 9.3%, generating $1.5 billion in adjusted operating profit, a 62% increase.

On a reported basis, diluted earnings per share were $0.99, an 80% increase over the $0.55 in the same period last year. During the quarter, UPS recorded an after-tax benefit of $61 million on the sale of real estate.

"UPS once again exceeded expectations due to superior execution across all business units and our ability to provide solutions that create value for our customers," said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. "We continue to deliver significant earnings growth and margin expansion in the current economic environment. This is a true testament to what can be accomplished when you have excellent people, superior service and an unmatched global portfolio."

Based on the company's performance, UPS has increased its guidance for 2010 adjusted diluted earnings to a range of $3.48 to $3.54 per share, a 51%-to-53% increase over last year.


Consolidated Results

3Q 2010

3Q 2010

3Q 2009


$12.19 B

$11.15 B

Operating profit

$1.62 B

$1.51 B

$929 M

Operating margin

13.3 %

12.4 %

8.3 %

Average volume per day

15.0 M

14.3 M

Diluted earnings per share




For the three months ended Sept. 30, 2010, revenue increased 9.3% on average daily volume growth of 5%. UPS delivered 958 million packages in the quarter.

Adjusted operating margin expanded 410 basis points to 12.4%. On a reported basis, operating margin was 13.3%.

During the quarter, UPS unveiled a new communications platform with the theme "We Love Logistics." This campaign is UPS's first coordinated global advertising effort and is designed to demonstrate the power of logistics to businesses around the world.

Cash Position

For the nine months ending Sept. 30, UPS generated $3.5 billion in free cash flow. The company also:

Paid dividends totaling $1.36 billion.

Invested $1 billion in capital expenditures.

Repurchased 9.3 million shares at a cost of $589 million.


U.S. Domestic Package

3Q 2010

3Q 2010

3Q 2009


$7.29 B

$6.87 B

Operating profit

$1.02 B

911 M

$514 M

Operating margin

14.0 %

12.5 %

7.5 %

Average volume per day

12.73 M

12.29 M

Adjusted operating profit increased 77% to $911 million on revenue growth of 6%. The margin expansion of 500 basis points was driven by volume growth, improved yields and the benefits of more streamlined operations. Reported operating profit was $1.02 billion, a 98% increase.

Average daily package volume expanded 3.6% during the quarter due to growth in Ground and Next Day Air. Revenue per piece improved 4%, primarily through increases in base pricing and higher fuel surcharges.

During the quarter, UPS introduced Returns Flexible Access, expanding the options for consumers to return goods to retailers. The combination of UPS and postal access channels creates the most extensive returns network available to consumers today.

International Package

3Q 2010

3Q 2009


$2.68 B

$2.42 B

Operating profit

$419 M

$313 M

Operating margin

15.7 %

12.9 %

Average volume per day

2.24 M

1.97 M

The operating profit for the segment increased 34% to $419 million on an 11% increase in revenue. Operating margin improved 280 basis points to 15.7%. Export average daily volume increased 13%, outpacing the market, due to growth in all regions with Asia leading the way, up more than 30%.

Non-U.S. domestic volume increased 14% with strength across Europe, Canada and Mexico.

As part of an on-going strategy to grow its business in emerging markets, UPS entered into an expanded alliance with its local domestic courier in Indonesia. This agreement extends the footprint for pick-up and delivery of international express packages throughout the country.

Supply Chain and Freight

3Q 2010

3Q 2009


$2.23 B

$1.86 B

Operating profit

$177 M

$102 M

Operating margin

8.0 %

5.5 %

Revenue grew 19% with the Forwarding business unit leading the way. Operating profit jumped 74% to $177 million, powered by Forwarding and Logistics.

The operating margin for the segment increased 250 basis points to 8.0%. This margin expansion was primarily driven by improved revenue management, increased tonnage and improved operational efficiencies in Forwarding and Logistics.

UPS Freight revenue grew 14% due to improved yield and increases in gross weight hauled.

During the quarter, UPS launched Preferred LCL Ocean Freight, a new service that provides up to 20% faster door-to-door delivery than other less-than-container-load (LCL) services on the market.


"UPS generated superior performance across all segments," said Kurt Kuehn, UPS's chief financial officer. "This is a direct result of the successful execution of our long-range strategy.

"I am confident in UPS's ability to generate strong cash flow and continued earnings growth while investing in growth opportunities around the world," Kuehn added. "Based on the projections of retailers and economists, we expect modest growth during the holiday peak season. We are raising our full-year 2010 guidance with adjusted earnings per share expected to grow more than 50% over last year. "


UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis and CFO Kurt Kuehn will discuss third quarter results with investors and analysts during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT today. That call is open to listeners through a live Webcast. To access the call, go to and click on "Earnings Webcast."

UPS routinely posts investor announcements on its web site - - and encourages those interested in the company to check there frequently.

We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") with certain non-GAAP financial measures, including, as applicable, "as adjusted" operating profit, operating margin, pre-tax income, net income and earnings per share. The equivalent measures determined in accordance with GAAP are also referred to as "reported" or "unadjusted". We believe that these adjusted measures provide meaningful information to assist investors and analysts in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance. We believe these adjusted financial measures are important indicators of our recurring operations because they exclude items that may not be indicative of or are unrelated to our core operating results, and provide a better baseline for analyzing trends in our underlying businesses. Furthermore, we use these adjusted financial measures to determine awards for our management personnel under our incentive compensation plans.

In the first quarter of 2010, we recorded a $98 million pre-tax restructuring charge in our U.S. Domestic Package operations related to the reorganization of our domestic management structure. We also incurred a $38 million pre-tax loss on the sale of a specialized transportation business in Germany in our Supply Chain & Freight segment. Additionally, we recorded a $76 million charge to income tax expense, resulting from a change in the filing status of a German subsidiary. In the third quarter of 2010, we recorded a $109 million pre-tax gain on the sale of real estate. In the first quarter of 2009, we recorded a $181 million pre-tax impairment charge related to our cDonnell-Douglas DC-8-71 and DC-8-73 aircraft fleets. In the second quarter of 2009, we recorded a $77 million pre-tax charge for the remeasurement of certain obligations denominated in foreign currencies, in which hedge accounting was not able to be applied. We presented third quarter and year-to-date 2010 and 2009 operating profit, operating margin, pre-tax income, net income and earnings per share excluding the impact of these items as we believe these adjusted measures better enable shareowners to focus on period-over-period operating performance. The underlying matters that produced these charges and gain were unique, and we do not believe they are reflective of the types of items that will affect future results.

Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. These adjusted financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP operating profit, operating margin, net income and earnings per share, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of our business. We strongly encourage investors to review our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OHL Announcement

OHL Continues to Invest in Ocean Freight Services

Brentwood, Tenn. (October 20, 2010) — Global supply chain management company, OHL, recently hired Lars Huebecker as Vice President, Ocean Freight, Americas within the company’s Global Freight Management and Logistics business unit.

In this new role, Huebecker is responsible for development and procurement of all ocean freight services for OHL’s customers in the Americas. Additionally, he is responsible for operations excellence and regulatory compliance for ocean freight services including FCL, LCL and multi-modal.

Huebecker brings a great level of ocean freight experience. Prior to joining OHL, Huebecker was senior director, ocean product and procurement for Damco, USA. He has also worked for Kuehne + Nagel and MSAS/Exel Global Logistics in business development roles, and at KOG Transport as a project manager.

“I welcome Lars to OHL and believe he will be a great addition for our customers,” commented Patrick Moebel, President, Americas for OHL’s Global Freight Management and Logistics business unit. “His experience in the industry will help us continue to innovatively evolve our service offerings. OHL’s ocean freight business has grown significantly in the past few years and Lars and his team will help us sustain that growth while keeping service excellence for our customers the top priority.”

About OHL

Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. With three business units — Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics, and North America Transportation — OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.

For more information about OHL, visit:

Monday, October 18, 2010

DHL Hits the Runway at LG Fashion Week in Toronto

DHL’s “tailor-made” solutions support the Canadian fashion industry for the third consecutive year

TORONTO, Canada – October 18, 2010 – DHL, the world's leading logistics company, returns for its third season as sponsor of Toronto’s LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris running from October 18-23. With new enhanced capabilities, DHL provides perfect-fit solutions, logistical expertise, excellent service and convenient delivery to meet the needs of Canada’s fashion industry.

“DHL’s wide range of transportation and logistics solutions span from working with small boutique fashion houses to large apparel manufacturers, providing the best airfreight, ocean freight and customs brokerage services,” said Hugh McMaster, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Canada for DHL Global Forwarding. “We look forward to a third season with Toronto’s LG Fashion Week.”

DHL is the logistics leader in the world’s leading fashion marketplaces, providing solutions to globally expanding fashion and apparel brands to help them effectively navigate the challenges across their global supply chains. DHL’s value-added services, including garment processing and preparation, reverse logistics and replenishment, demonstrate the company’s commitment to innovative solutions.

Fashion – a $250 billion global industry – today relies on speed and flexibility. To satisfy customer demands, DHL’s Supply Chain manages international inbound supply chains, complex distribution centre operations and local store delivery. The company conducts continuous improvement workshops with customers to not only ensure that current business needs are met, but also to identify opportunities for future process improvement.

“We understand time sensitivity in the fashion industry and are able to offer our customers peace of mind with our full suite of Time-Definite products,” said Andrew Williams, Vice President – Commercial, DHL Express Canada Ltd. “Our Time-Definite International and Time-Definite Domestic services – with guaranteed delivery times -- ensures that materials designers need to meet a deadline are delivered on time, from Toronto to Montreal or Paris to Berlin.”

DHL’s “Fashion Centers of Excellence,” centered in Asia Pacific, are comprised of a core team of industry experts who are strategically located to facilitate trade within the region as well as to and from Europe and North America. DHL’s superior understanding of business practices in developing markets like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam reinforces the company’s ability to meet customers’ needs in a highly competitive market. The network links Canadian shippers with key Asian Markets with DHL’s Incheon Gateway, DHL's Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong and through DHL’s North Asia Hub at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal Paris is the premiere fashion event in Canada bringing together media, industry, buyers and consumers to view the Spring 2011 collections in Toronto. In its 12th year, Toronto Fashion Week, created by the Fashion Design Council of Canada, is an international event that profiles the fashion industry and its designers. LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal Paris has grown to be the second largest Fashion Week in North America and continues to drive the Canadian fashion economy and industry profile.

This year marks the third season DHL has sponsored LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal Paris. DHL also continues as the Logistics Partner to IMG Fashion for 12 Fashion Weeks worldwide, including Milan, London, New York, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, Istanbul, Miami and Sydney.

DHL Announcement

DHL Express USA Expands its International Capabilities, Strengthening its Network to Exclusively Serve International Trade

Plantation, Fla. – October 18, 2010: After successfully rebuilding its business to focus exclusively on its core international shipping competencies, DHL Express, the world’s leading express and logistics company, is now focusing on targeted growth as it announces the launch of an entirely new selection of Time Definite import and export express services, coupled with a comprehensive advertising and promotional campaign to help drive market awareness about its country-specific expertise.

“We’ve built a rock solid platform in the U.S. to help companies connect to the global marketplace, with ‘international’ steeped in everything we do from our training programs to how we engage our workforce,” said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express US. “We are sending a clear message to ensure importers and exporters fully understand the depth and breadth of our local, country specific expertise and are empowered with the right set of services to help them compete on a global scale.”

A new portfolio of premium door-to-door Time Definite guaranteed services recently launched by the company now enables businesses to send shipments by 9:00 a.m. (10:30 a.m. to Mexico) or 12:00 noon to major business centers in Europe, the Americas, and parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as import from those regions to the U.S by 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Customers can also use their Import Express account for shipments moving between two countries outside of the U.S., but billed in the U.S and guaranteed by 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon.

DHL’s knowledge of local customs and cultures in the over 220 countries and territories in which it operates helps empower its customers to succeed on a global scale. Launching today, the “No One Delivers” advertising campaign helps drive home the message about DHL’s strong country-specific expertise and the new international Time Definite express delivery offerings. Advertising will run in major newspapers, various small and medium-sized business magazines, and on prominent websites as well as through out-of-home placements at major U.S. airports, on digital screens in office buildings and at bus shelters in metro markets. DHL has also partnered with VISA to offer special incentives to current and prospective customers to use the new Time Definite express services.

DHL’s Time Definite express services reach all major and mid-sized cities in Europe, leveraging DHL’s extensive regional ground coverage network and local expertise. DHL Express U.S. also offers, on average, the fastest transit times to South America, providing the industry’s only Time Definite morning delivery to the continent. DHL’s secure, globally integrated network offers unparalleled regional capabilities with fast and reliable transit times – 1 to 2 days in most cases.

Customers of the new Time Definite express services have complete visibility for every shipment through proactive delivery notifications via email or SMS text message from DHL’s state-of-the art system, ProView®. In addition, DHL Express’ pioneering Quality Control Center in Cincinnati, combined with 5 others around the world, monitors about 90 million global checkpoints daily to spot and prevent potential situations that might impact shipment delivery deadlines.

DHL EXPRESS 9:00 is currently available from the U.S. to approximately 20 airport or IATA locations, and DHL EXPRESS 12:00 is currently available from the U.S. to approximately 99 airport or IATA destinations. DHL IMPORT EXPRESS 10:30 is available to the U.S. from about 500 airport or IATA origins, and DHL Import Express 12:00 is available to the U.S. from about 600 airport or IATA origins.

For more information about DHL’s Time Definite guaranteed delivery services,


Thursday, October 14, 2010

CSafe, LLC. Announcement & Air Canada Announcement

AcuTemp to Enhance Cold Chain Distribution

DAYTON, OHIO (DATE, 2010)– CSafe, LLC, a manufacturer of the AcuTemp® RKN active temperature controlled cargo container, and Air Canada,, Canada’s largest full-service airline have signed a master lease agreement for CSafe’s active temperature controlled containers.

The agreement enhances the Air Canada Cargo’s AC Cool Chain solution offering in meeting the needs of healthcare and pharmaceutical customers that require strict temperature control of their products during transport. The FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approved AcuTemp RKN offers the superior performance needed for shipping products with temperature requirements between +4 degrees Celsius to + 25 degrees Celsius.

“The AcuTemp RKN will be a great addition to the recently expanded AC Cool Chain solution. Over the next few months, Air Canada Cargo and CSafe will be working towards integrating the AcuTemp RKN into the AC Cool Chain solution. The AcuTemp container will offer our customers with additional specialized solutions for the transportation of temperature sensitive shipments,” said Mike Morey, Director of Marketing & Business Development.

“As the largest full-service airline in Canada and with proven experience in transporting high value temperature controlled products, we are very pleased to have Air Canada as a CSafe airline partner,” stated Brian Kohr, General Manager of CSafe. “We are confident that Air Canada’s AC Cool Chain customers will benefit from the reliable performance of the AcuTemp RKN and from the attention to detail offered by Air Canada Cargo in meeting the cold chain logistics needs of their customers,” said Kohr.

The superior performance of the CSafe AcuTemp RKN can be attributed to the thermal capabilities of its ThermoCor® insulation which provides extended operating efficiencies, as well as the unit’s proprietary air movement, heating, and cooling systems that allow the AcuTemp RKN to maintain a consistent user-selected payload set-point across ambient temperatures as extreme as -30 degrees Celsius up to +49 degrees Celsius. The operating efficiency of the unit allows for a full load of product inside the container without the need for secondary packaging. This makes the AcuTemp RKN a cost effective solution compared to dry ice and other passive solutions. The container’s data logging capabilities and ease of use make it a very good selection for inclusion in customers’ standard operating procedures.

About CSafe, LLC: CSafe, LLC provides technology solutions for the temperature-sensitive air freight market. Its flagship product, the AcuTemp RKN, is the first and only active unit of its kind with FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approvals. CSafe has a worldwide network of logistics partners to address the stringent requirements of the temperature sensitive air cargo market. Headquartered near Dayton, Ohio, CSafe, LLC is a joint venture between AmSafe, Inc. and AcuTemp Thermal Systems, with service centers and partners worldwide. For more information, visit

About Air Canada: Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market, and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with their regional partner Jazz, Air Canada serves over 32 million customers annually and provides direct passenger service to over 170 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

Air Canada’s cargo services division (doing business as “Air Canada Cargo”) provides direct cargo services to over 150 Canadian and international destinations and has sales representation in over 50 countries. Air Canada Cargo is Canada’s largest provider of air cargo services, which are provided on domestic and U.S. transborder flights, and on international cargo services on routes between Canada and major markets in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. For additional information, visit or

OHL Announcement


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and ECD Commissioner Matt Kisber announced today that global supply chain management company OHL recently signed a new, multi-year lease and will expand its existing Brentwood, Tenn. headquarters. The company’s expansion plan will add approximately 200 jobs over the next two to three years and will occupy nearly 100,000 square feet of office space at its Synergy Business Park headquarters. The Tennessee-based company has experienced significant growth leading up to this expansion, starting as a local service provider and now offering logistics solutions throughout the world.

“OHL has been a valuable corporate citizen since 1951, and its decision to remain in Brentwood and expand current operations is a testament to the strong business climate we’ve worked hard to create,” said Governor Bredesen. “I appreciate OHL's confidence in Tennessee workers and I congratulate them on the expansion of their operation in Tennessee.”

“OHL’s expansion in Brentwood is a testament to what can be accomplished when there is cooperation and collaboration among state and local officials and the business community,” said Commissioner Kisber. “I am grateful to OHL for their continued confidence and investment in Tennessee and for the new jobs they will be creating.”

OHL’s expansion of its headquarters supports the company’s continued growth both domestically and internationally. The company currently operates in twenty-four US states and 17 countries worldwide. OHL will expand its corporate U.S. operations in Brentwood while continuing to operate regional headquarters in London and Singapore.

“We are proud of our Middle Tennessee heritage and are committed to making all the communities in which we operate better places to live and work,” said Scott McWilliams, Executive Chairman of OHL. “That includes corporate philanthropy, encouraging our employees to volunteer and support local charities in all the communities in which we operate throughout the world.”

OHL offers comprehensive logistics solutions to support customers throughout the world, including transportation, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and trade consulting services. The company serves a wide range of industries including apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods.

To view this release online, please visit:

About OHL: Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. With three business units — Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics, and North America Transportation — OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to createhigher skilled, better paying jobs for all Tennesseans. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go to or

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DHL Announcement

Deutsche Post DHL Unveils New Study on Green Business Trends

Shanghai/Bonn, October 13, 2010: The pursuit of sustainability will transform the logistics industry, both in terms of its business model as well as the range of advanced solutions and technologies that will be used by logistics service providers. This is one conclusion drawn by the study “Delivering Tomorrow: Towards Sustainable Logistics”, which Deutsche Post DHL released today as a follow-up to the 2009 Delphi Study on ten top future trends. The new 150-page report concentrates on green logistics and the future of the industry and identifies key developments for the years to come. The study is based on in-depth research and contributions from international experts as well as a representative survey of 3,600 business customers and consumers worldwide.

“We want to take a significant step forward to improving carbon efficiency and do our part to facilitate a low-carbon economy. The study provides valuable insights how our industry can achieve this goal,” said Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL, at a press conference in Shanghai today. “Sustainability, especially the reduction of carbon emissions, is already a central aspect of our business and an integral part of our corporate strategy. Customers worldwide increasingly demand greener logistics and are thus the best indicators for us that we are on the right track.” Deutsche Post DHL was the first logistics company worldwide to commit to a carbon efficiency target – 30 percent improvement by the year 2020 compared with 2007.

According to the study, the logistics industry will be key to comprehensive carbon reduction efforts in most sectors due to its unique expertise and positioning along the supply chain. Sixty-three percent of business customers believe that logistics will become a strategic lever for CO2 abatement. In addition to its strategic economic importance, logistics will increasingly be seen as essential to achieving lower carbon emissions across the economy. That´s a chance and a challenge as well for logistics service providers: Companies rated best-in-class in terms of environmental, social and governance practices outperform low-sustainability companies by up to eight percent. Furthermore, logistics will no longer be viewed as a commodity, where offering the cheapest solution rules. As a result, the leading logistics companies of the future will be those that provide sustainable services. The study also shows that significant carbon reductions can already be achieved within the logistics sector without waiting for major technological breakthroughs.

“The logistics industry can achieve significant carbon reduction results today by making distribution networks more efficient, using the right modes of transportation and by managing load capacities and routes more efficiently,” said Appel. “Our aim with the study is to create a more focused debate. The report aims to show how business innovation and green demand can drive a carbon-efficient industry and lead to a low-carbon economy.”

The study also shows that carbon pricing mechanisms will accelerate a market-based dynamic toward more sustainable solutions. Once there is a real price tag attributed to carbon emissions, the environment will be an integral part of investment decisions. Especially customers in Asia are ready to accept that sustainable solutions may cause higher prices, the study shows. For example, 84 percent of consumers in China, India, Malaysia and Singapore say they would accept a higher price for green products – compared to only 50 percent in Western countries. The sense of urgency regarding climate change is strongest in Asia (India, China), where 70 percent of consumers asked rated it as one of the world’s most serious problems. Deutsche Post DHL has seen over the past years that both factors, the acceptance of higher prices and the sense for climate protection, influences its business. For example, the number of CO2 neutral shipments by Deutsche Post DHL almost quintupled from 2008 to 2009 – from 145 million to 704 million.

The study on sustainable logistics was developed with support from a number of authoritative external experts from such institutions as MIT, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, National University of Singapore and the Technische Universität Berlin along with numerous experts from Deutsche Post DHL. Some of the Group´s customers, including Fujitsu, Henkel, HP, Unilever, and Walmart, also contributed to the report.

For more information, please visit: More information and materials at