Tuesday, November 24, 2015

GENCO and Hershey Receive LQ’s 2015 Best 3PL Sustainability Winner’s Award

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2015 – GENCO, a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, and its customer, The Hershey Company, are the Winners of the prestigious Logistics Quarterly (LQ) 2015 Third Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Study Award. This annual awards program recognizes third-party logistics providers that work closely with their customers to demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainable supply chain practices.

GENCO and Hershey were recognized for implementing innovative, sustainable practices that have resulted in improved service, environmental performance, and cost effectiveness in Hershey’s, as well as other GENCO customers’ supply chain operations.

The LQ 3PL Sustainability Award Evaluation Committee selected GENCO as the Best 2015 3PL Performer in Sustainability Winner, representing the finest of the three finalists. GENCO will be presenting at LQ’s Symposium in Toronto, Canada, on November 5. In addition to collaboration, LQ’s Evaluation Committee considered each 3PL finalist’s strategic vision in this area, as well as their performance in economic, environmental and societal areas of sustainability.

The three finalists were selected by LQ’s Executive Editors, Dave Closs, PhD, LQ Executive Editor, and Professor, Michigan State University; and Thomas Goldsby, PhD, The Ohio State University, based on applications submitted earlier this year by 3PLs and their clients documenting their best practices together.

At LQ’s November 5th Symposium, which was held at the University Club of Toronto, it was noted that this year LQ’s 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program had some 178 unique entries from leading logisticians from across North America, by LQ’s Executive Editor, Dr. Thomas Goldsby, Professor of Logistics, The Ohio State University.

LQ’s team also expressed its appreciation to leading Canadian and American organizations for
their contribution to the success of this year’s program, including: The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT); The Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA); The International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM); The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC); The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA); The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA); Women In Trucking

About LQ’s SC Study and Awards Program

This year LQ’s 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program introduced a data-driven benchmarking approach to help companies reduce costs, enhance performance, and reduce waste, through the study’s introduction of a new supply chain maturity matrix. This year LQ’s Study and Awards Program contained two sections; a newly introduced Supply Chain Benchmarking Study included in the First Section of LQ’s 3PL Sustainability Study, as well as the traditional Second Section that is comprised of case-study oriented questions. Participants were required to complete both sections to be candidates for placement in LQ’s 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium (2015). For more information, please visit: www.LogisticsQuarterly.com


GENCO, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is a leading supply chain solution provider specializing in product lifecycle logistics® for technology, retail, consumer and industrial goods, and healthcare industries. Operating more than 38 million square feet throughout North America, GENCO provides a comprehensive range of integrated logistics services to enable growth, minimize cost, mitigate supply chain risk, and improve customer service. Services include inbound logistics, warehousing and distribution, fulfillment, contract packaging and product configuration, systems integration, returns processing and disposition, test, repair, refurbishment, product liquidation, and managed transportation.  Visit genco.com for more information.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Regression: Stifel Logistics Confidence Index sees a Negative Market Outlook Worsen

November 20th, 2015  London, UK: For the sixth month in succession, the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index declined. This trend resulted in the November Index score falling to the lowest registered for three years. The monthly decline registered in air freight was more moderate than that witnessed in sea freight; the former was down by 0.4 points to 48.9, whilst the latter dropped 2.8 points, amounting to 46.1. The continuation of negative macroeconomic trends at the global level, principally emanating from China, represent the principal cause of this. Chinese retail sales were up by 11% year on year in October, but the country saw exports fall by 6.9% over the same timeframe in value terms, whilst the import decline was even worse at 18.8%.
The six month outlook for both air and sea freight fell at the same rate as the present situation, declining 1.6 points from October to total 50.2. When compared to the figures measured in previous years though, it is significantly lower; the Logistics Expectations Index is down 12.4 points against November 2014, and 11.6 points against November 2013. The source of the decline is clear when expected performance is broken down. Sea freight fell by 2.7 points to 48.1 in November, whilst air freight fell by only 0.4 points to 52.3, remaining above the 50 point mark. The reason for this is the systemic overcapacity that has come to characterize container shipping, which is driving carriers to consider desperate measures in order to survive. A stark reminder of how damaging the situation has become was Maersk’s decision to lay-up one of its 18,000 TEU Triple-E class vessels in what Drewry has described as a “wake up call” for the industry.

Last month, the Europe to US lane represented the sole bright spark within the Index, and this has continued, at least with regards to the present situation. The Europe to US sea freight trade lane grew by 3.8 point month-on-month, which brought it to 55.8. The air freight Index also recorded growth on this lane, albeit at 0.1 points to 56.4. Nonetheless, in each case the Europe to US lane remains the only one in the present Index which stands above the 50 point mark. One potential reason for the performance of this trade lane is that the strength of the US dollar against the Euro has promoted transatlantic exports.

Air freight

The total air freight logistics confidence Index decreased 0.3 points from October to 48.9 in November 2015. Compared with November 2014, the Index is 8.1 points worse, while it is also 7.4 points lower than November 2013. In terms of the present situation, the air freight Index fell by 0.3 points to 45.4. Only one lane noted a gain this month, Europe to US, which was up by 0.1 points to 56.4. US to Europe remained unchanged from October at 46.1, whilst Asia to Europe and Europe to Asia both fell, the first by 0.2 points to 42.4, and the second by 1.1 points to 37.9.
For the six month outlook, the expected situation Index for total air freight also decreased slightly, by 0.4 points to 52.3.  Trade lane performance was split. US to Europe and Asia to Europe both saw gains, up 1.7 points to 50.7 and 1.0 points to 52.4, respectively. By contrast, Europe to Asia and Europe to US were both down, by 2.2 points to 47.5 and 2.1 points to 58.8, in turn.

Sea Freight

For sea freight, the logistics confidence Index fell 2.8 points to 46.1. Compared with the same month in 2014, the Index is 15.0 points lower, and it is also 11.8 points lower than in November 2013.
For the present situation, the Index fell 2.9 points to 44.0. All lanes noted declines in November, with the exception of Europe to US, which again rose by 3.8 points to 55.8 for the month. Asia to Europe and Europe to Asia both fell by 6.0 points, standing at 41.1 and 37.6, respectively. US to Europe fell by 2.8 points to 43.0.
The expected situation Index for sea freight decreased 2.7 points to 48.1. Unlike the present situation Index, all lanes saw declines here. The most significant of these was recorded in Europe to Asia, which fell by 4.8 to 45.0. Next was Asia to Europe, which dropped 3.1 points to 47.1, followed by US to Europe, which was down 2.1 points to 44.8. Europe to US saw a slight decrease, of 0.6 points, and stood at 56.1 for the month.

One-Off Question

Each month, respondents to the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index survey are asked a unique, one-off question. The November one-off question was based around the prospects for volumes during this year’s peak volume season, asking respondents what they expect to see happen given that China’s economy has been stumbling and global trade volumes have been subdued. The largest response group, with 36.4% of the total, believed volumes would be ok, but that this year’s peak will not be as pronounced as in previous years. The second largest group, consisting of 33.3% of the respondents, anticipate a low peak at best. The last two respondent groups each represented 15.2% of the total sample, with one set arguing that it is too early to tell if there will be a meaningful peak, and the other expecting a normal peak season with healthy volumes.

Take this month’s survey and click here.

UPS Announces Results from Pain in the Chain Healthcare Study

November 20, 2015, Atlanta - Today UPS released data from its 2015 Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey of global healthcare executives on their top supply chain and business issues, strategies and opportunities. This year, UPS also conducted qualitative interviews of healthcare executives in North America to gain further insights into trends, challenges and opportunities impacting healthcare logistics. Among the findings:

• Healthcare companies have made significant strides in just one year to address some top supply chain pain points:
• 75% of respondents report success addressing product security vs. 55% in 2014
• 70% of respondents report success in addressing regulatory compliance vs. 57% in 2014
• Issues remain in the healthcare supply chain:
• Only 50% of respondents report success addressing supply chain cost management; the top challenge to managing costs is rapid business growth, cited by 56%
• Physical protection from theft (46%) and poor supply chain visibility and too many supply chain hand-offs (40%) are the biggest product security challenges
• Contingency planning is not prioritized by healthcare executives
• Partnerships are the top successful strategy healthcare companies are using to address regulatory compliance, product damage and spoilage and cost management

Here is a link to the Survey Snapshot of findings for your review.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

TQL Creating Jobs

Newburgh, IN. November 17, 2015 – Total Quality Logistics announced today it will open a new sales office in Newburgh, IN., which is located just outside the Evansville city limits. The office is slated to open at the beginning of next year with a team of approximately a half dozen employees. The company anticipates the office will add 50 to 75 additional sales employees over the next three years.

“Today more Hoosiers are going to work than at any time in our state’s history because of companies like TQL that are committed to creating new jobs here in Indiana,” said Jim Schellinger, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “As a state, we are working tirelessly to create a business-friendly environment by balancing our budget, cutting costs, investing in our workforce and advancing quality of place in our regions in order to support the lives of Hoosiers and the growth of Indiana businesses like TQL across the state.”

TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. The company specializes in arranging full-truckload freight movements.

“We are proud to be part of the community of Evansville and to help bring quality jobs to the area,” said TQL president Kerry Byrne.

This is the company’s second sales office in the state of Indiana. TQL also employs nearly 140 people at its office in Indianapolis, which opened in 2011. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce named TQL a 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana.

The new office will be located at 5199 Rosebud Ln., Newburgh, IN 47630.

Purolator Announcement


Jericho, NY, November 17, 2015 - Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Purolator International will create 40 new full-time jobs in its new Nassau County headquarters, which officially opened today. The shipping company renovated and outfitted a 21,000-square-foot facility in Jericho, to consolidate and expand its operations on Long Island.

“Purolator International’s shipping capabilities provide Long Island companies access to markets throughout the world,” said Howard Zemsky, ESD President, CEO & Commissioner. “Purolator’s expansion here highlights the success of programs like Global New York, which helps New York businesses expand to new markets outside the U.S.”

“Our new headquarters will allow us to better respond to the increased demand for international shipping as more U.S. based companies compete in the global marketplace,” said John Costanzo, President, Purolator International.  “Our thanks go to ESD for their support, as well as all our customers, partners and employees who each have contributed to our success.  We’re proud to remain on Long Island, and look forward to many more years of positive growth.”

Purolator International is the United States-based subsidiary of Purolator Inc. and the leading provider of cross-border logistics between the U.S. and Canada. Purolator International has been headquartered on Long Island for nearly 20 years, and employs about 100 people on Long Island. Purolator International has grown by more than 40 percent over the past four years and has opened branch offices in 30 key U.S. markets, with nearly 300 employees nationwide. The new facility comes in response to this growth and will allow the company to further expand its services to new markets in the coming years, including Mexico, the United Kingdom, and China.

To encourage Purolator International to expand in New York State, Empire State Development will provide the company with up to $600,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. Purolator will hire at least 40 new employees, retain existing employees, and maintain those staffing levels through 2025.

About Purolator International

Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s largest integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, and fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada. Purolator International has received numerous industry awards for its superior service and innovative solutions, including the 2015 and 2014 “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the 2015, 2014 and 2013 “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners” list by Supply Chain Brain magazine, and Logistics Management’s  2012 Quest for Quality Award.

In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator International has locations in key U.S. markets including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Saint Louis.

About Empire State Development:
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I Love NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand.

UPS Receives Perfect Score from Carbon Disclosure Project for Second Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, November 17, 2015 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) secured a top ranking on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P disclosure leadership index for the fifth consecutive year for its commitment to transparency, its corporate governance regarding climate change and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.
      UPS received a perfect score of 100 from the CDP for the second straight year. The CDP, which annually surveys the carbon disclosure practices of companies on Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index in North America, has included UPS on its "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" (CDLI) of the Top 50 S&P 500 companies for the last six years.
      “We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to address climate change,” said Rhonda Clark, chief sustainability officer at UPS and vice president of environmental affairs. “UPS will continue to seek out new ways to reduce our environmental impact, and help transform transportation and the communities we serve globally.”
      One of UPS’s top sustainability goals is to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation relative to its shipping volume. Earlier this year UPS joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2020. And, UPS has already achieved more than half of its goal to have its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet drive 1 billion miles by the end of 2017.
      “As the world looks beyond the Paris climate change negotiations and prepares for a low carbon future, reliable information about how companies are responding to the transition will be ever more valuable. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index,” said Paul Dickinson, executive chairman and co-founder of CDP.
      UPS has long sought ways to reduce its environmental impact and operate more efficiently. In 2003, it became a charter partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program; in 2009 it became the first small package carrier in the United States to offer carbon offsets to customers; and in 2011 it became a “Clean Fleets” partner with the U.S. Department of Energy.
      UPS has been honored with several other sustainability distinctions this year, including:
*         Recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for the ninth consecutive year
*         Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year
*         Chosen by CR Magazine as one of “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for the sixth consecutive year
For more information on UPS’s sustainability initiatives, please visit www.ups.com/sustainability.
About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world.  Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PrimeRevenue Selected Top Provider at Supply Chain Finance Community Forum

Dutch Government Initiative to Benefit Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

ATLANTA, GA, November 10, 2015 - PrimeRevenue, Inc., the global leader in working capital finance solutions, announces the Company has been named one of the top providers by the Supply Chain Finance Community.  More than 30 vendors and banks were invited to participate in an interactive and comparative solicitation and proposal process.

As part of this project, PrimeRevenue submitted details on its leading solution and supply chain finance platform to support the Dutch government’s efforts for the Betaal Me Nu (Pay Me Now) initiative.

The Dutch Betaal Me Nu initiative was introduced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp in December 2014.  The initiative involves a joint commitment by corporates and supply chain finance providers to work together to provide attractive financing solutions for Dutch suppliers.

A recent survey shows that on average two-fifths of the total value (domestic and foreign) of B2B invoices remain outstanding past due date in the Netherlands. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has noted the role of supply chain finance as a compelling solution to improve the economy by injecting liquidity into the market place.  A statement issued by the Dutch government highlights the goal to generate €2.5 billion in extra liquidity for Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and strengthen the supply chain.

PrimeRevenue was recognized as one of the top providers:

• Experience in the Netherlands - PrimeRevenue, who processes $120 billion in invoices annually for its 20,000 worldwide customers has been focusing on the Netherlands for over a decade helping leading Dutch corporates and their suppliers optimize their financial supply chains.
• Strategic support of government initiatives - PrimeRevenue has been supporting governments and early payment programs for suppliers in the US and the UK since 2012.
• Helping SME suppliers spur growth - PrimeRevenue’s supply chain finance platform provides financing for thousands of SME suppliers playing an instrumental role in supporting business growth. PrimeRevenue also supports corporates with existing supply chain finance programs to enlarge the scope of financing to smaller suppliers.
• Unique multi-funding capabilities -With over 50 funders, including the world’s largest commercial banks, PrimeRevenue provides the widest choice of financing. Corporates can also use their own cash to finance their suppliers with a Dynamic Discounting program.
• Implementation and onboarding - PrimeRevenue leverages a unique onboarding platform, which can be customized for every client and available in multiple languages, including Dutch.

“We have been supporting suppliers with early payment terms in the Netherlands for many years,” said Oliver Belin, Vice President Receivables Finance, PrimeRevenue. “We see tremendous growth for our supply chain finance solution, which is testimony of our extensive experience, client base and number of funding partners in the Netherlands.”

About PrimeRevenue, Inc.

PrimeRevenue processes more than $120 billion in transactions for more than more than 20,000 clients in over 70 countries. The company operates the largest supplier financing programs around the globe. Headquartered in Atlanta, with offices around the world, PrimeRevenue offers financing through its OpenSCi product suite, providing control and flexibility for organizations to optimize working capital, improve margin, reduce costs, and lower risks throughout the financial supply chain. Visit http://www.primerevenue.com

China’s shopping extravaganza – DB Schenker Logistics and the world’s largest online shopping day

Singles’ Day on November 11 generates billions in sales - DB subsidiary handles entire logistics for US fashion house - Headcount increases more than sixfold

(Essen/Shanghai, 10 November 2015) - Chinese bargain hunters have the date marked in red in their diaries: On Singles‘ Day, 11.11.2015, prices are cut drastically and discounts of between 50 and 70 percent encourage millions to click and close an online deals. Traders expect sales to run into billions. The Chinese version of Valentine’s Day has meanwhile blossomed into the world’s largest online shopping day – and a day which confronts DB Schenker Logistics with immense challenges.

The Deutsche Bahn subsidiary in Shanghai is the sole provider of logistics services for various international brand names from the worlds of fashion, luxury goods and jewelry. The largest customer is a US fashion house. “Instead of the usual staff of 200, a good 1,300 employees are on duty on Singles’ Day and over the following days, working round the clock to process the high number of purchases. This compares with a headcount of just 700 in November 2014”, says Torben Kock, Vice President Global Retail at DB Schenker Logistics.

The critical preparatory phase of organizing additional packing stations and pick-up points for the trucks goes on for two months. “This year, we expect almost 1.5 billion orders, which have to be processed within seven days”, says Kock. Online customers start clicking before daybreak and by seven in the morning, hundreds of thousands of orders have already been placed.

The orders are placed via Tmall, an internet platform that belongs to China’s internet giant Alibaba. Last year, Alibaba reported total orders worth an equivalent of 7.4 billion euros. Based on the findings of internet surveys, the pundits forecast new record figures in 2015.

DB Schenker Logistics has been active in China for decades and has a dense network of locations in all the key economic regions. In China, the network meanwhile covers 150 locations in 60 different cities and also includes 85 logistics centers with a total storage area of around 940,000 square meters. More than 5,000 DB Schenker employees in China work day in, day out to deliver comprehensive logistics solutions for customers the world over.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CITT elects Ginnie Venslovaitis, CCLP, as Incoming Chair of the Board of Directors

Toronto, Ontario, November 4, 2015 – During Canadian Institute for Traffic and Transportation's (CITT) AGM on October 26th at Canada Logistics Conference 2015, Ginnie Venslovaitis, CCLP, was elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. She replaces outgoing Chair, Robert Ramsay, CCLP, who served as chair for the 2013-2015 term.

“I’ve very pleased to have been elected as the new CITT Chair of the Board for 2015-2016” said Mrs. Venslovaitis in her first remarks as new Chair. “Robert’s guidance and commitment, along with that of the entire Board of Directors has helped CITT accomplish great things which will continue to build the reputation of professional excellence for CITT and CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals.”

“I think I speak for everyone on the new board when I say we’re very excited about the new offerings and products, such as webinars that we’re making available to everyone in the supply chain logistics sector. And, of course, we continue to add value, support, and industry-wide promotion for those who hold the CCLP designation and the students working towards it.”

Seeking to gain more complete knowledge of the transportation industry in Canada, Ginnie Venslovaitis, CCLP, began working towards her designation from CITT at the recommendation of a supervisor. She earned her designation in 1998 and has been active with CITT since, having served on the Board of Directors in various capacities since 2009. Also joining her on CITT’s Board of Directors are:

• Perry Lo, CCLP
• Valerie McSween, CCLP
• Dallas R. Beal, CCLP
• Shannon P. Blanchard, CCLP
• Tim Buchinski, CCLP
• Donald A. Connolly, CCLP
• James S. McKay, CCLP
• Jacquie Meyers, CCLP
• Melissa D. Mulchay, CCLP
• Daniel Smedo, CCLP
• George C. Tannahill, CCLP

CITT is one of the industry's most valued and respected source of logistics courses, professional certification and expertise in Canada. CITT’s programs promote professional excellence and career path development for anyone who buys, sells or manages the flow of goods and product, or is impacted by supply chain logistics.

CITT’s professional development offerings include:
• Industry’s top-rated annual Canada Logistics Conference – www.citt.ca/conference
• Professional certification in logistics (the CCLP designation) – www.citt.ca/cclp
• Specialized logistics and business management courses – www.citt.ca/courses

An expert-level technical and business education and the CCLP designation from CITT are all affordable, accessible, and have the best ROI in the business. Visit the CITT website at www.citt.ca for more information.

Manitoulin Transport Opens New Transportation Terminal in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- November 3, 2015 -- Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has opened a newly built transportation terminal located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, adjacent to its former terminal which is now closed. The new terminal supports Manitoulin Transport's current and projected growth in Western Canada as it continues to extend and enhance its services and coverage in that region and beyond.

"This larger facility increases our ability to provide reliable freight services and enables us to handle the higher volume we're seeing and will continue to see," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport. "Customer satisfaction is a top priority at Manitoulin and this terminal will help ensure customer shipments are handled in a safe and organized manner with greater speed and accuracy. Manitoba customers can now consider Winnipeg a true gateway for shipments to anywhere in the province, across North America and around the world."

To ensure that shipments are well guarded, Manitoulin has fortified its premises with advanced security measures including perimeter fencing, controlled entry and exit and 24-hour surveillance cameras on the dock and yard. In keeping with Manitoulin's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the new terminal will be equipped with all-electric forklifts.

"Winnipeg is a hub of commerce in the province and we're excited to grow our business there by helping our customers to grow theirs," said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies. "We do this by giving customers a competitive edge through our reliable national and global coverage, aggressive transit times, advanced technology, and easy access to an impressive array of transportation and supply chain services which meet every conceivable need." Personnel based at Manitoulin's previous Winnipeg terminal have transferred to the new site.

About Manitoulin Transport
Manitoulin Transport is a leading North American transportation and logistics solutions provider.  As a single-source carrier, it offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to service major urban and rural areas. In North America, its distribution coverage consists of more than 70 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres. All these solutions are assisted by its state-of-the-art technology that provides customers with 24 x 7 critical shipping information to manage and complete their supply chain processes. For more information, visit www.manitoulintransport.com.

About Manitoulin Group of Companies
Manitoulin Group of Companies is one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics solutions providers.  It has over 50 years’ experience servicing a variety of industries and some of the world’s largest organizations.  As a single-source provider, its offerings include; ground transportation (expedited less-than-truckload / truckload), international freight forwarding, crating, customs brokerage, global time critical delivery, heavy haul, logistics, residential and commercial moving, warehousing and supply chain management. These services are supported by state-of-the-art technology which provides 24 x 7 on-line shipping assistance.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to connect businesses across Canada and around the world.  For more information, please visit: www.manitoulingroup.com

Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Women In Trucking 'Distinguished Woman in Logistics' Award

Co-Sponsored by TMW Systems and Truckstop.com, Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Logistics Field in North America

Plover, WI - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Women In Trucking "Distinguished Woman in Logistics" award (DWLA), which celebrates the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in the practice of logistics in North America. Co-sponsored by TMW Systems and Truckstop.com, the 2016 award program is open for nominations by any individual or organization familiar with the nominee's work in the logistics field. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015.

Established to highlight the vital roles of leading women in one of the transportation industry's fastest growing areas, the inaugural DWLA program in 2014-15 attracted dozens of nominations of high-performing women representing warehousing, traffic and shipping, third-party logistics, supply chain management, and related functional disciplines. Recipient of the inaugural award was Kristy Knichel, President, Knichel Logistics.

"The tremendous popularity of this award program demonstrates that women are playing increasingly vital roles in one of the transportation industry's most challenging and exciting disciplines," said Ellen Voie, CAE, President and CEO, Women In Trucking, Inc. "Our nominees are true role models, not only within their own organizations but for women at every level of the transportation industry."

Members of the judging panel for the 2016 award are: Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM; Kate Miller, President, Blue Edge Marketing Ltd.; Diane A. Mollenkopf, Ph.D., McCormick associate professor of logistics and director, Ph.D. program in supply chain management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Fred Moody, Editor and Publisher, Logistics Quarterly; and Ellen Voie.

To nominate an individual for the award, simply download, complete and submit the electronic nomination form at www.womenintrucking.org. For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to lana@womenintrucking.org or call (920) 737-9490.

About Women In Trucking
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 16 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks NA, GE Capital Transportation Finance, Great Dane Trailers, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder Systems, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About TMW Systems
TMW is a leading transportation software provider to brokerage and 3PL organizations, commercial and private fleets. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused on providing enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,000 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex transportation service companies in North America. TMW is a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and part of the international Transportation and Logistics Division.

About Truckstop.com
Truckstop.com is the largest freight-matching ecosystem in the transportation industry, featuring more than 73 million loads annually. Founded as the Web's first load board, Truckstop.com now offers a variety of technology solutions throughout the supply chain and is recognized as the leading resource for transportation data and trends, including the weekly Trans4Cast and Market Demand Index (MDI). In addition, Truckstop.com's Assurance Division is the largest credit monitoring and reporting entity in the industry, providing critical data to key decision-makers. Truckstop.com is committed to raising the bar by providing unmatched quality and excellent customer support.