Thursday, May 26, 2016

Yusen Logistics Named 2015 Cargo Consolidation Business Partner of the Year by Walmart México

May 26, 2016 - Yusen Logistics has been named the 2015 Cargo Consolidation Business Partner of the Year by Walmart México y Centroamerica. This marks the fourth year in a row that Yusen Logistics has received this recognition for its Origin Cargo Management (OCM) services.

Jordan Dewart, the newly-appointed President of Yusen Logistics Mexico, accepted the award at Walmart’s Annual Carrier Conference for Latin America, which was recently held in Mexico City. He was accompanied by Wei Ting, Hub Manager, OCM, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., and Laura Del Castillo, Key Account Manager, Yusen Logistics Mexico.

“It is an honor to have received the Cargo Consolidation Business Partner of the Year Award for four consecutive years,” says Dewart. “The achievement would not have been possible without the extraordinary efforts of our team. This acknowledgement from Walmart México reinforces our dedication to exceeding customer expectations and delivering world-class logistics solutions. We look forward to our continued partnership.”

“We congratulate Yusen Logistics for once again winning our Cargo Consolidation Business Partner of the Year Award,” says Evelyn Leal, Manager, Imports Department, Planning and Origin Services, Walmart México y Centroamerica.  “In our fast-paced industry, we require agile partners who can provide accurate information and timely solutions to ensure our goods are delivered to our customers on time and at a competitive cost. Yusen Logistics has proven to be that partner for us.”

The Cargo Consolidation Business Partner of the Year Award is based on key performance indicators, including accuracy of data transmission, on-site personnel excellence, origin country responsiveness, peak season performance and innovation. Yusen Logistics has been partnering with Walmart México y Centroamerica for six years, providing warehousing, consolidation and origin cargo management services.

About Yusen Logistics
Yusen Logistics is a global logistics and transportation provider that delivers custom supply chain solutions through one of the largest air, ocean and land transportation networks. We have over 500 offices in 42 countries and regions, with more than 20,000 employees at your service. Combining our services gives you greater control over your supply chain. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TQL to open fourth Indiana location in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN – May 18, 2016 - Total Quality Logistics announced its latest sales office today in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The office – located at 6135 North Clinton Street, Suite 17, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46825 - is scheduled to open for business June 27, 2016.

This is the Cincinnati-based company’s fourth location in the Hoosier state, joining an Indianapolis office that has been in place since April of 2011, as well as offices in Evansville and South Bend that opened earlier this year.

“The city of Fort Wayne continues to be a leader in job and business growth,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We’re encouraged that TQL has selected our community as they continue to invest, grow and succeed. Companies like TQL assist us in our efforts to make Fort Wayne a destination place for businesses and employment opportunities.”

Fort Wayne will be TQL’s 50th office nationwide; the company operates in 21 states across the country. The Fort Wayne office will open with a founding team of five current employees and plans to hire at least four people in its first hiring class prior to opening. TQL plans to bring 50 to 75 new jobs to the city over the next three years.

TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it.

“We are pleased to expand our footprint in Indiana and bring an office to Fort Wayne,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne. “The new office in Fort Wayne will help us grow our market share and maintain our leadership position in the third-party logistics business.”

TQL Fort Wayne is hiring now; interested applicants may visit for more information.

About Total Quality Logistics

Total Quality Logistics is the second-largest freight brokerage firm in the nation, operating in 21 states. TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight shipments with carriers having capacity to move them. TQL is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its 2015 sales topped $2.2 billion and it employs more than 3,800 people nationwide. Connect with TQL on the web at, on Facebook at Total Quality Logistics or on Twitter @TQLogistics.

Agility Wins Freight Forwarder of the Year at Top UK Industry Event

BIRMINGHAM, UK - May 18, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has won Freight Forwarder of the Year at the FTA Multimodal Awards 2016, an industry competition in which customers and partners recognize companies for excellence.

The annual event, held in Birmingham, England, is organized jointly by the UK-based Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents companies moving goods by road, rail, ocean and air, and Multimodal, the premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event for the UK and Ireland. The awards recognize companies and professionals for innovation, best practices and leading solutions contributing to excellence in the industry.

Agility was selected from a group of finalists that also included DSV, Toll and Ligentia. An online vote of customers and partners singled out Agility for its focus on increasing operational efficiencies and its ability to coordinate complex supply chains with flexibility and expertise.

“We are honoured and delighted to be recognized by our customers and peers for our outstanding level of service,” said Colm McAlinden, Managing Director, Agility Area North West Europe. “This award demonstrates the level of commitment of our global network and the capabilities Agility has built in freight management to deliver integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions.”

About Agility
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.3 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit



Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, May 17, 2016 — Mr. Jonathan Wener, Chairman and CEO of Canderel, real estate development, investment and management company, will address the audience with a presentation titled “Turning Vision Into Action”, at the Annual Sydney Harbour Port Days hosted by the Port of Sydney Development Corporation at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion on May 18th & 19th 2016.

Mr. Wener will share his perspective about the Port of Sydney redevelopment project while giving an insider’s view on Canderel’s broad experience in real estate investment, development and management of ground breaking projects.

About Canderel Development

Canderel is one of Canada’s foremost real estate development, investment and management companies, with successful projects spanning the country. This year, Canderel marks its 40th anniversary of delivering excellence in real estate development and property management with landmark projects in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, and exciting growth in Alberta. Canderel has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s leading real estate companies, with a reputation for excellence.

XPO Logistics Announcement

XPO Logistics Appoints Ramon Genemaras as Chief Transformation Officer 

GREENWICH, Conn. - May 18, 2016 - XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) ("XPO") today announced that it has appointed Ramon Genemaras to the newly created position of chief transformation officer, effective immediately. Mr. Genemaras will lead the ongoing transformation of the company's global business processes with a P&L focus.

Mr. Genemaras has nearly three decades of senior experience in operations excellence, network optimization, strategic sourcing management and Lean Six Sigma with Fortune 500 companies. He has led the transformation of multi-billion dollar businesses through significant periods of change, including global integration. 

Prior to XPO, Mr. Genemaras served as chief operating officer for a $4.5 billion division of Johnson Controls, Inc.; vice president-operational excellence for an $8 billion division of Tyco International; and senior vice president-global operations and supply chain for CHEP, a logistics company of the Brambles Group. Earlier, he spent 17 years with General Electric Company, including executive roles with GE Motors Manufacturing, GE Commercial Transformers and GE Industrial Solutions. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida.

Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, "Ramon has an outstanding track record of building highly functioning, multi-billion dollar customer service networks in the industrial and logistics sectors. His appointment underscores the importance we place on our global synergies and our culture of continuous improvement. I'm delighted to welcome Ramon as a valuable addition to our global leadership team."

About XPO Logistics, Inc.

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company provides services for truckload brokerage and transportation, last mile logistics, engineered supply chain solutions, high-value-add warehousing and distribution, ground and air expedite, less-than-truckload transportation, intermodal, drayage, managed transportation and global forwarding. XPO serves more than 50,000 customers with a highly integrated network of over 87,000 employees and 1,440 locations in 33 countries. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Port of Cleveland Board of Directors Approves Artistic Lighting of Silos in Cleveland Harbor

Cleveland, Ohio (May 12, 2016) – The Board of Directors of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority met today and approved the installation of artistic lighting on cement silos near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River as part of the Port’s continuing effort to beautify Cleveland Harbor. In addition, the Board discussed a busy agenda that included key maritime, infrastructure, and development finance matters.

For the silo lighting project, dubbed “Harbor Lights,” the Board authorized the Port to enter an agreement for lighting equipment and installation with Herbst Electric of Cleveland, after a public bidding process. When completed by early July, the artistic lighting of the 150-foot tall silos with a RGBW LED system will add another point of interest as Cleveland prepares to put its best foot forward for the upcoming Republican National Convention.

“The Port’s role as driver of economic development for Cleveland takes on many forms, including our booming maritime services and key development finance capacity,” said Will Friedman, Port President and CEO. “But we’re also passionate about creating an inviting waterfront for residents and visitors. Harbor Lights will provide a spectacular display of public art on what is currently a lackluster industrial structure.” Friedman also noted that the Port’s tandem workboats, Flotsam and Jetsam, would once again patrolling the lakefront and river to clean up floating debris and trash to make the waterfront safe and inviting.

“The Port is committed to civic partnership and stewardship on our waterfront,” said Chris Ronayne, chair of the Port Board. “We’re excited to add to the growing vitality along our waterfront through the silo lighting project, especially as we approach the Republican National Convention and Cleveland shines on the national stage.”

In other matters, the Board received an update on maritime business, including the news that The Lubrizol Corporation has agreed to ship its products directly to Europe via the Port’s docks and its Cleveland Europe Express service.  Additionally, the Board approved the issuance and sale of revenue bonds for the Snavely Group’s “w25d” development at West 25th and Detroit.

About The Port of Cleveland
The Port of Cleveland is an economic engine and key to Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness, providing the quickest trade route between North American’s Heartland and Europe, linking the region to the world. Cargoes exceeding 13 million tons shipped annually through Cleveland Harbor drive nearly $3.5 billion in total economic value and more than 20,000 jobs for the State of Ohio. As a Green Port on a Great Lake, the Port plays a leading role in the environmental restoration and revitalization of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River and helps create vibrant, accessible waterfronts for all. For more information, please visit the Port website at:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Livingston Receives Diamond Supplier Award

Ranks Among Top Two Percent of Navistar’s Suppliers

May 11, 2016 - DETROIT – Recognized for its excellence in providing regulatory compliance and duty management support, Livingston International received the Diamond Supplier Award from Navistar International. This award ranks Livingston among the top two percent of Navistar’s suppliers.

Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial International branded trucks, IC brand school and commercial buses, military vehicles and proprietary diesel engines. Livingston’s Global Trade Management group is the company’s customs and trade compliance provider.

“We strive to create products that have excellent quality and uptime,” said David McKean, vice president, Procurement, Navistar. “The suppliers receiving this award have proven to us that we can count on them to do the job, and do it well.”

Livingston’s expertise crosses over into Navistar’s global supply chain through U.S. customs brokerage, forward planning and forecasting, Free Trade Agreement qualification, broker and defense contract management, government relations, import and export operations, and much more. Livingston provides Navistar their proprietary technology on a global level to provide complete visibility, streamlined standardized processing and ease of use.

“We are honored to receive the ‘Diamond Supplier’ award,” said Karl Neyhart, vice president global operations, Global Trade Management of Livingston. “We value our partnership and Navistar’s dedication to improve uptime and exceed customer expectations. We look forward to our continued work to simplify trade and provide the best solutions and services to Navistar.”    

About Livingston
Livingston International focuses on customs brokerage and trade compliance, offering international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding. It provides clarity in a world of trade complexity, so business can grow further, faster and smarter. Livingston employs over 3,100 staff at 100 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia. Visit us at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Employees Demand Discussions With CEO To Address Serious Issues

(GREENWICH, Conn.) – May 11, 2016 - XPO workers from the United States and Europe, along with union leaders, gathered outside the XPO Logistics shareholder meeting to call for CEO Bradley Jacobs to meet with them to address a laundry list of serious concerns.

XPO is a top 10 global logistics company and its employees around the world are angry about the company’s anti-worker actions and abuses. So far, Jacobs has spurned their requests to meet. A delegation attended the meeting to demand a meeting to discuss workers’ concerns.

“Many of the 19,000 employees of XPO/Con-way Freight are very upset about the company’s refusal to bargain in good faith, the terminal closures, the subcontracting and layoffs,” said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “Workers are fighting back by forming their union with the Teamsters.”

“Today’s action in Greenwich is historic because the Teamsters and members of several labor unions in Europe are coming together to tell the truth about XPO’s campaign of global greed,” said Fred Potter, Director of the Teamsters Port Division. “The company is mistreating port, warehouse and freight workers across the U.S. and the world.”

XPO is mismanaging the integration of its new businesses which has created significant operational and financial risk for the company and its investors. In addition to the Con-way Freight workers’ struggles, the company’s port and rail drivers are fighting company wage theft in excess of $200 million because of persistent misclassification as independent contractors.

XPO’s greed also extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers in France for at least 18 months after XPO’s purchase of Norbert Dentressangle SA. Workers in Europe and their unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs.

"We applaud today's action in Greenwich,” said Steve Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). “This event is the first time that a new network of concerned workers has taken action on XPO. The company has to listen. The company has to talk."

The coalition of workers and unions plans more events in an effort to get Jacobs to meet with the group to discuss the workers’ issues.

The 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 75,000 freight members, including nearly 200 at XPO/Conway. For more information, please visit

Announcement: CAGTC 15th Annual Meeting

CAGTC 15th Annual Meeting Features Discussion on Infrastructure in the Presidential Campaign and New Materials: “Follow That Car” and TIGER vs. FASTLANE Infographic

May 11, 2016 - The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) will celebrate 15 years of freight infrastructure advocacy at its annual meeting in Washington DC. The meeting will kick-off with a discussion of infrastructure in the presidential race by Norm Anderson of CG-LA and feature a CAGTC side-by-side view of how the Clinton and Trump campaigns project infrastructure investment in their administrations.

The meeting will also introduce a new information resource, “Decoding Discretionary Grants: Where does Freight Fit?” There has been some confusion on the uses and purpose of TIGER Grants as compared to FASTLANE Grants and now CAGTC is offering to the public one simple tool to highlight the distinctions.

Additionally, CAGTC will release the latest in its popular “Follow That Freight” brochure series, entitled “Follow That Car” focusing on a Chrysler automobile made in North America. The illustrated supply chain traces parts and assembly from the U.S., Canada and Mexico as they move through our freight network to become a high quality product that creates jobs, economic opportunity and consumer value for Americans.

When: May 11, 2016, 8:30 AM
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B339

Statement by CAGTC Chairman Sharon Neely on the importance of these materials:
“For 15 years, CAGTC has been leading the way in discussing the need for infrastructure to support our nation’s commerce and we are proud of these new tools to encourage others to engage in that conversation with us. It has been an honor to serve as President working with freight leaders on how we will fund the needed goods movement system that drives our economy. These new information products will enable a better understanding of core features of that system and raise the right questions to spur wise investment.”

To see a meeting agenda and the latest CAGTC materials, please visit:

About the Coalition

The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) is a diverse coalition of more than 60 public and private organizations dedicated to increasing federal investment in America’s intermodal freight infrastructure. In contrast to single mode interests, CAGTC’s main mission is to promote a seamless goods movement transportation system across all modes to enhance capacity and economic growth. For more information on the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, please visit

CN Announcement: - JJ Ruest, CN EVP and CMO, to Address Transportation Conference May 25

JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, to address Wolfe Research's Global Transportation Conference May 25

MONTREAL, May 11, 2016  - JJ Ruest, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), will address Wolfe Research's Global Transportation Conference in New York City on May 25, 2016, starting at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

CN will provide a live audio webcast of Ruest's remarks on the Investors' section of the Company's website,

CN transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at

Livingston now offers clients its full suite of services in Taiwan

May 10, 2016 CHICAGO – With Asia’s importance as a key market for exporters and importers growing, Livingston International, a leading customs broker and trade compliance company, continues its expansion in the region by offering its full suite of Global Trade Management (GTM ) services in Taiwan and an expanded presence in China.

Driven by client demand, the move furthers Livingston’s on-the-ground support and harmonizes customs and compliance efforts for its clients – improving supply chain performance, cutting costs and helping them get to market faster. 

“Asia is an important global market from a manufacturing and distribution standpoint,” said Matt Goodman, president of Livingston’s GTM operation. “As businesses expand in Asia, they often de-centralize their compliance efforts, causing them to duplicate processes, costing them time and money. Having a significant presence in this key region allows us do what we do best - simplify trade for our clients by streamlining supply chain processes and ensuring compliance so they can concentrate on growing their business globally.”

The move follows Livingston’s expansion into India and the restructuring of its GTM division last year to stay ahead of projections that several free-trade agreements in negotiations now will soon bring unprecedented opportunities for businesses looking to expand internationally.

Livingston’s GTM operation helps companies who want to import and export goods make the right sourcing decisions, be proactive to changes in the global trade environment, link trade compliance with business needs, use free trade agreements to their advantage, minimize duty and delays, and stay ahead of the competition. The division’s vast global footprint enables it to offer solutions that are tailored to clients’ individual import and export trade operational needs.

About Livingston
Livingston International focuses on customs brokerage and trade compliance, offering international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding.  It provides clarity in a world of trade complexity, so business can grow further, faster and smarter.  Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia. Visit us at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Arlington, VA (May 5, 2016) – At a time when truck crashes are increasing nationwide and truck safety rules are under attack by special interests in Congress, the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) recognizes three individuals who stand out for their safety leadership in the motor carrier industry. This happens against the backdrop of the U.S. Senate scheduled next week to take up a transportation spending bill, which includes a provision to roll back the federal rule governing the maximum hours a truck driver can drive and work. Their efforts within their own companies underscore why each of these trucking executives continue to be examples of how good corporate policies can also have good public health and safety results.

The Truck Safety Coalition presented the Distinguished Safety Leadership Award to Greer Woodruff, Senior Vice President of Safety, Security, and Driver Personnel of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. for his outstanding and longtime dedication to improving truck safety. The award was presented during the Underride Roundtable at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s testing facility in Ruckersville, VA. The conference brought together researchers, safety advocates, government officials, and industry leaders to discuss truck underride crashes, examine the scope of the problem, and determine how to reduce the risks for passenger vehicle occupants through regulation and voluntary action.

“The Truck Safety Coalition commends Greer Woodruff for his strong commitment to advancing truck safety during his 28 years at J.B. Hunt. In particular, we want to recognize his support for his company’s forward-thinking purchase of 4,000 Wabash trailers with enhanced rear underride protections,” said John Lannen, Executive Director of the TSC. “The improved underride guards are engineered to prevent underride crashes at higher impact speeds and various overlap percentages. J.B. Hunt is one of the first companies to adopt this new protection for its trucks. Implementing stronger rear guards to reduce truck crash injuries and deaths will serve as a leading example for the industry.”

"Additionally, Woodruff’s early development of the use of real-time telematics supervision of driving behaviors and enhanced drug testing procedures has promoted safe driving and established him as an industry safety leader. During his tenure, the company has seen reductions in all types of collisions, and their post-accident positive drug tests between 2008 and 2014 were effectively zero percent." Lannen continued, "I applaud Woodruff and his team for their tireless efforts to eliminate all crashes involving J.B. Hunt drivers and equipment."

The Truck Safety Coalition also announced that Reggie Dupre, CEO of Dupre Logistics, LLC, and Steve Williams, Chairman and CEO of Maverick USA Inc. will receive the Truck Safety Leadership Award at a later date.

“Steve Williams has initiated and supported numerous efforts to make the industry safer for truck drivers and the public sharing the road with large trucks. As founder and president of the Trucking Alliance, he has advocated for electronic logging devices and opposed increases to truck size and weight,” Dawn King, President of TSC, stated. “In addition, he has implemented crash-reducing technologies on his company’s trucks such as: electronic stability control since 2004, collision mitigation systems since 2008, and lane departure warning systems with forward-looking cameras since 2013. Under his leadership, and with a focus on safety, Maverick experiences significantly lower driver and vehicle out-of-service rates compared to the national averages.”

Jane Mathis, Vice President of TSC, remarked, “Mr. Dupre has promoted and oversees a safety culture that strives for best practices rather than simply following basic regulations, which he views as minimum standards. This is demonstrated by his implementation of training programs for drivers, a fatigue management plan that includes pay-by-the-hour for many of his drivers, and equipping their fleet with common sense safety technologies, which has helped the company experience much lower driver and vehicle out-of-service rates compared to industry averages. We also commend Mr. Dupre for his involvement in the Trucking Alliance, which supports an increase for the minimum insurance required by motor carriers, and recently announced its opposition to efforts going on right now in the United States Senate to rollback federal hours of service rules for truck drivers. As a leader in the trucking industry, his opposition is critical. Truck driver fatigue is a major problem in the trucking industry and proposed changes included in the current transportation spending bill coming up next week in the Senate will make our roads and highways more dangerous for the public and truck drivers.”

The Truck Safety Coalition is made up of Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT). The Truck Safety Coalition is dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes, providing compassionate support to truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims, and educating the public policy-makers and media about truck safety issues.

OIA Global Announcement

OIA Global Launches Branch Service Center in Chennai, India

(Portland, OR), May 10, 2016 – OIA Global, a leading logistics, packaging and material sourcing provider, announced an important Southeast Asia expansion with the opening of its new location in Chennai, India.  Gandhi JJ, OIA’s Senior Operations Executive in Chennai said, “while OIA has had a presence in this location through a network of strategic partnerships for years, increasing customer demand now requires we establish our own operation.”

“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects economic growth in India to exceed 6% in 2016.  India’s economic growth is now expected to outpace China this year,” stated Peter Wong, OIA’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific.  “Growth in Chennai has been led by the automotive, technology and textile sectors,” Wong noted.  “As OIA continues to experience impressive growth in Southeast Asia, India is expected to be an important part of the company’s growth over the next few years,” he added.  Sujit Nair has been named as Branch Manager of the new Chennai location.


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About OIA Global:
Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown into a $1 billion supply chain management leader, delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, materials sourcing, and packaging solutions.  With over 1000 professionals in 60+ owned offices, and a worldwide presence in 26 countries, OIA designs innovative solutions that optimize supply chains around the world.  OIA is privately owned by Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd., with more than a century of experience funding and operating high potential, middle-market companies.  For more information please visit  and

Volvo Group and EDF Promote Sustainability

May 10, 2016 - Volvo Group - a new case study from The Volvo Group and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) demonstrates the power of partnership to green manufacturing facilities. By working with partners like the Department of Energy and EDF, The Volvo Group was able to scale energy reductions at one plant into reductions across its entire U.S. manufacturing plant portfolio.

It also shares Volvo Group’s “learning by doing” model, a five step framework that enables Volvo to work with a myriad of different partners to achieve goals of different types and scales. This framework, along with the lessons learned from partnering, is applicable to other companies and provides key improvements for both the supply chain and the bottom line.

If you are interested in learning more, and downloading this study, please click here.

Announcing New TMW Transportation & Logistics Study

New TMW Transportation & Logistics Study Examines Unresolved Challenges Facing Many Truckload Carriers

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 10, 2016 – In spite of solid financial gains driven largely by a robust rate environment, truckload carriers faced declining utilization while other  transportation service providers reported mixed results over the most recent 12-month reporting period, according to the newly released Transportation & Logistics Study, now available from TMW Systems.

The new version of the TMW industry study for performance benchmarking incorporates detailed information covering rates, utilization, driver wages and retention, management of maintenance costs, diversification plans and other insights collected in 2015 from more than 150 transportation enterprises representing in excess of $31 billion in combined annual revenue. Participation in the underlying survey – which included more than 200 questions covering respondents’ financial, operational and/or maintenance metrics – grew by more than 15 percent over the preceding year.

Although most truckload irregular and dedicated fleets posted significant improvement in financial performance – with twice the number of irregular and nearly three times as many dedicated carriers reporting healthier operating ratios – those gains were driven almost exclusively by rate increases. Utilization, another fundamental contributor to profitability, declined for many fleets over the same period.

“There’s room both for enthusiasm about respondents’ improved financial performance and concern regarding the challenges that continue to negatively impact operational efficiency,” said TMW President David W. Wangler. “I am pleased to see that more and more fleets and non-asset enterprises use the market intelligence provided in this study to benchmark their operational performance and potentially uncover areas where they might need to take corrective action.”

Among the insights addressed in the newly released study are:

Driver Retention
Fleets posting increased driver miles per week generally experienced lower turnover, with additional factors – wages, fleet size, average length of haul and tractor-to-fleet-manager ratio – continuing to affect both driver turnover and, by extension, asset utilization.

Asset Utilization
Hours of Service (HOS) rules and, increasingly, fleets catering to driver preferences such as increased home time continue to impact many fleets’ daily working percentages.

Dedicated Services Adopting More Flexibility
Data points to a trend replacing some traditional dedicated contract freight services with hybrid blends of dedicated and regular service that come with more flexible pricing and adaptive service levels on select lanes.

Service Expansion
A growing number of carriers with plans to diversify are targeting the brokerage and 3PL segments, while fewer intend to expand into dedicated carriage and warehousing.

Fuel Cost Management
While lower fuel prices in general benefitted all fleets, respondents nonetheless continued to aggressively adopt idle reduction technologies such as APUs and in-cab heaters.
Participants in the annual TMW Transportation & Logistics Study survey receive a comprehensive version of the report containing aggregate detailed response metrics for more precise benchmarking insights and KPI planning. To access and download a summary version of the study and to sign up to receive the survey questions for the 2016 study, visit:

About TMW Systems

TMW is a leading transportation software provider to commercial and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. 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. 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.

Port Panama City Looks to Double Capacity with 41-Acre Acquisition

            PANAMA CITY, Florida, May 10, 2016 – With development of a modern forest products terminal on a newly acquired 41-acre waterfront tract, Port Panama City is setting a course to double its throughput capability.

            The U.S. Gulf Coast port on Florida’s Panhandle acquired the 41 acres of mostly vacant land on May 3 from WestRock Co., which plans to continue to operate its corrugated packaging mill on adjoining property.

            Port Panama City’s plans call for development of a state-of-the-industry forest products terminal, including a 250,000-square-foot warehouse for woodpulp, kraft linerboard and related goods. The terminal also is to feature a 48-car-capacity rail yard, a refurbished 38-foot-draft berthing area with reinforced bulkhead and a 10-acre laydown area, according to Wayne Stubbs, the port’s executive director.

            “This is a huge step forward in enhancing Port Panama City’s already-impressive abilities to handle forest product cargos,” Stubbs said. “Exports of paper and wood pellets helped propel Port Panama City to a record year in 2015, with more than 2 million tons of cargo moving across our docks. This acquisition and terminal project position our port to handle sustained growth for many years to come.”

            Port Panama City acquired the 41 acres for $13.6 million, financed through the Florida Department of Transportation State Infrastructure Bank, and has secured an option to buy 27 more acres for another $6 million.

            With support of $4.25 million in FDOT grant funding, the port is proceeding with $12 million of first-phase forest products terminal projects. An additional $9 million, half from FDOT, is earmarked for bulkhead work and rail and roadway improvements.

            In addition, a $10 million endeavor, half federally funded, to deepen the channel serving the facility to 38 feet from 32 feet has gained U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approval.

            “We at Grieg Star are very excited about the port’s investment in a breakbulk forest products terminal and the necessary dredging to help fulfill its potential,” said Andy Powell, Atlanta-based vice president and general manager of Grieg Star Shipping. “We know that this has been a lot of work for Wayne and his team to bring things to this point and really applaud their efforts.”
            Donald R. Crisp, chairman of the Panama City Port Authority, noted that the new terminal should facilitate creation of nearly 200 direct and indirect jobs and produce an annual economic benefit of more than $125 million, commenting, “This is fantastic for the port and its users and for our economy in Bay County.”

            Port Panama City is a diverse Gulf Coast seaport located on the Florida Panhandle, providing an ideal U.S. Southeast gateway for forest products and other breakbulk, bulk and containerized cargos.


SAN ANTONIO, TX, May 10, 2016 – UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the expansion of its building in San Antonio.  The expanded ground sorting facility will be retrofitted with automated sorting systems and have twice the package processing capacity.  The additional capacity is necessitated by area business growth and increasing customer needs in south Texas.

“UPS continuously invests in our integrated delivery network,” states Craig Wiltz, president of UPS’s Red River District. “Population and business growth throughout Texas are driving demand for our services and this facility expansion exemplifies one aspect of our ongoing approach to meeting that demand.”

The project will add capacity for more than 150 more delivery vehicles - called “package cars” - increasing the building’s delivery fleet to more than 340. UPS will also add 40 Class 8 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tractors that will be fueled by a new on-site CNG fueling station. Each tractor will displace approximately 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year with clean burning natural gas.

The building’s automated sorting systems are designed to move packages through the sort process capturing package data and routing volume to proper load positions. Six-sided decode tunnels will replace traditional scanning to capture package information from address labels. Label applicators will place “smart labels” on packages for local delivery, providing UPS loaders faster instruction of proper loading. This enhancement is part of UPS’s suite of package flow technologies.

The expansion will add about 171,000 square feet, bringing the building’s footprint to more than 330,000 square feet. The building sits on more than 40 acres of land and serves UPS customers in Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Medina and Kendall counties.  The building’s team will continue to provide package pickup and delivery services during the project which is expected to be complete mid-2017.

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. 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


CEO Spurns Unions’ Request For Meeting To Address Workers’ Issues  

(GREENWICH, Conn.) – On Wed., May 11, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., XPO workers from the United States and Europe, along with union leaders, will gather outside the XPO Logistics shareholder meeting to call for CEO Bradley Jacobs to meet with them to address a laundry list of serious concerns. A delegation will enter the meeting and request that the CEO meet to discuss the workers’ issues. Jacobs has ignored previous requests to meet.

XPO is mismanaging the integration of its new businesses which has created significant operational and financial risk for the company and its investors. XPO is mistreating former Con-way Freight workers with terminal closures, subcontracting and layoffs, along with refusing to bargain in good faith. XPO port and rail drivers are fighting company wage theft in excess of $200 million because of persistent misclassification as independent contractors, a scheme that the National Labor Relations Board has ruled is designed to deny workers’ federal right to form their union.

XPO’s greed also extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months after XPO’s purchase of Norbert Dentressangle SA. French workers and their unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles with XPO are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe. A press teleconference will be held at 11:30 a.m. following the shareholder meeting action.

Announcement: New Mississauga Ontario-based Warehouse Centre

TORONTO (May 9, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on Mississauga Gateway Centre in the greater Toronto area. The new Class-A office complex, which is seeking LEED® Gold Certification, offers retail and corporate leasing opportunities in a contemporary design. The project is located at One Prologis Boulevard and Hurontario Street in Mississauga, Ontario.  Ware Malcomb provided architectural design services for the project, as well as graphic design services and signage throughout the building.

The Mississauga Gateway Centre design features a five-storey, nearly 150,000 square foot office building and a separate single-storey, 45,000 square foot office building. The larger building takes advantage of the urban context by sitting close to the main boulevard and allowing opportunity for ground floor retail tenants accessed from both the parking side and street side of the building. A subtle curve in the facade design provides a dynamic face to the boulevard. The facade is composed of composite metal panel and translucent glass with precast clad concrete columns. The interior lobby design, also by Ware Malcomb, continues the contemporary feel of the exterior through the use of a similar material palette.

“The dynamic, contemporary design of these buildings brings a striking new visual appeal to the boulevard,” said Frank Di Roma, Regional Director of Ware Malcomb’s Toronto office. “At the same time, the Mississauga Gateway Centre provides an exciting new option for Class A corporate office space and ground floor retail space to the surrounding area.”

A brief aerial tour of the Mississauga Gateway Centre project, featuring drone video footage, can be found here.

The general contractor for the project is BelRock Design Build and the developer is HOOPP Realty Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian-based pension fund Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

About Ware Malcomb (
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 17 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.

Adani Logistics Chooses Kales Terminal Operations System

In their continual efforts to drive efficiency, visibility and cost saving for the customer, Adani Logistics Limited (ALL) has embarked on a mission to automate its operations. Hence, ALL has selected Kale Logistics as its preferred partner to develop a terminal operating system (TOS). This would encompass ALL’s entire range of operations including, CFS & ICD, Container Train Operations, Coil & Auto Logistics and other allied processes.

Mumbai, May 10, 2016 - Adani Logistics Limited (ALL) chose Kale Logistics Solutions- A leading global IT Solution provider to the Logistics, Airports & transportation segments, as its preferred IT partner after completion of one and half years of requirement & evaluation process for the Terminal Operations System.

Adani Logistics is successfully running container trains operations pan India with ICD and CFS facilities at Patli, Kishangadh, Mundra & Hazira. ALL has plans to grow with facilities at pan India level keeping in line with the parent Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone. Their growing business demand had resulted in extensive manual intervention which hampered their goal of meeting customer expectations. ALL believes investing in tightly integrated assets to reduce bottlenecks in the overall logistics value chain thereby benefiting its customers on multiple dimensions, especially time, visibility and cost. To enable these goals, a robust IT operating system providing scalability, control, key reports & management dashboards as well as the ability to seamlessly interface with other systems and devices is crucial.

This system requirement arose from the business process transformation that is happening across the Adani Group. The BRD document developed by ALL captured in detail the existing as well as to be processes, incorporating best practices of the industry. Using BRD as the core requirement document ALL embarked on an 18 months’ evaluation exercise to choose a functionally rich and scalable TOS, which could advance the business needs and facilitate business growth.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Radhakrishnan – CEO, Adani Logistics said, “We selected Kale’s TOS for its extensive functionalities suite for a global organization. We were looking for a partner who had long term vision, had done similar sized projects and knew application of IT to realize transformational effect on Business. Kale displayed the best understanding of our requirements and has one of the widest portfolios of proven Logistics IT solutions. We believe that their automation solution will bring in a lot of efficiency, cost reductions & control.”

Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma- Head Information and Technology, Adani Logistics said, “At Adani we believe in staying ahead of the market demands and to meet these goals, technology would continue to play a critical role in our business. Since this is a long term investment for our business, we had done a detailed ‘Business Requirement Document’ from our side. The new system meets all these requirements and provides data reservoir at both management & operational levels for faster decision making.”

 “We are happy to welcome Adani Logistics to our globally expanding Client base. We are confident that our Terminal Operations System will serve the requirements of ALL for many years to come. We share the vision of the Adani group of creating world class IT platform which not only facilitates smooth business operations but also aids in bringing out transformation in ALL’s business space” said, Mr. Vineet Malhotra – Director, Kale Logistics.      
About Adani Logistics Limited (ALL)

Adani Logistics Limited (ALL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZL). APSEZ has accrued advantages of a deep draft seaport, logistical connectivity and aligned infrastructure, thereby positioning itself as the most preferred maritime gateway for diversified businesses. Adani Logistics is known for its salient features such as-

5 Locations: 2 ICDs, 2 EXIM yards and 1 Container Yard
5,00,000 TEU Capacity
Customer service center
Online cargo tracking
ISO 9001 Certified
Category 1 License for Indian Railways

About Kale Logistics Solutions

Kale Logistics Solutions Private Limited is a leading Global IT solution provider focused on the Logistics, Airports and Transportation industry. Its broad solution spectrum ranges from 'Internal Business Automation Systems' to 'Community Solutions' that help various players in the logistics value chain from shipper to consignee to communicate and transact with each other electronically. Kale has been awarded industry accolades for the last six successive years for the innovative solutions for automation in the Logistics Industry.

Kale's solutions help Freight Forwarders, NVOCC, LCL Consolidators, Shipping Line Agents, Stevedores, Surveyors, Container Freight Stations, Equipment Control Providers, Vessel Charterers, Custom House Agents, 3PL, Warehouse Operators, Transportation Providers, other Logistics Service Users and Airport Cargo Terminal Operators achieve faster growth, standardized processes and operational efficiencies.

BNSF Logistics Opens Subsidiary in Mexico

May 10, 2016 - Dallas, TX – BNSF Logistics, LLC, a leading multi-modal third-party logistics service provider, announces a new subsidiary in Mexico, BNSF Railway Servicios de Logistica.  This further strengthens BNSF Logistics’ service offering across North America and globally. BNSF Logistics has been an active global service provider for more than a decade, and with the creation of Logistica, which is based in Monterrey, BNSF Logistics will now have the additional local resources to support Mexico-based customers better than ever. The opening of Logistica’s office in Monterrey means that BNSF Logistics is now present at a local level for the hands-on movement of industrial products with a focus on project cargo and rail services throughout Mexico.

The Mexico headquarters of BNSF Logisitcs will be led by Gerardo Guarjardo, the newly named Director of Mexico Projects and Rail Services. He comes to the BNSF Logistics team with more than 20 years of experience in the logistics industry. Guarjardo previously held the role of Market Manager for Petroleum Products, Minerals and Machinery at BNSF Railway’s Mexico subsidiary, where he played a key role  in strategic plan development for growth in Monterrey.

“Monterrey is an ideal location for BNSF Logistics’ first expansion into Mexico, as it is Mexico’s third largest city and has close proximity to the U.S. border. The Monterrey Region is strategically important to our growth plans in Mexico, and having a local presence is key to developing vendor and client relationships,” said Ray Greer, President of BNSF Logistics. “BNSF Logistics is excited to launch our Mexican subsidiary and address the growing need for a locally operated logistics service provider with the resources, financial depth and compliance management, that we can provide.”  

With Logistica’s launch, BNSF Logistics now has more than 26 offices across North America. Logistica’s new location will allow BNSF Logistics to better serve existing and future customers in Mexico.

About BNSF Logistics

BNSF Logistics is a subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, a Berkshire Hathaway company.  BNSF Logistics is a multi-modal, third-party logistics services provider specializing in movement of freight around the globe, featuring uncommon service scope, resources and financial depth.  The company operates more than 40 offices throughout North America, with more than 120 FCPA-certified Global Service Providers (GSPs) for import and export of general and project cargoes throughout the world.

The Port of Cleveland Set to Kick-Off the 2016 Shipping Season

May 10, 2016 - Following a banner year for shipping cargo levels last year, the Port of Cleveland is open and ready for more growth in 2016. On Tuesday, May 10, the Port will commemorate the start of the shipping season, dedicate two new mobile harbor cranes that will increase efficiency on the docks, and make exciting announcements regarding new users of its Cleveland-Europe Express liner service. The Honorable Betty Sutton will also be on hand to present the Port with the 2015 Pacesetter Award for a boost in international cargo tonnage shipped through its facilities last year.

WHO: The Honorable Betty Sutton, Administrator for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development
Kevin J. Kelley, President, Cleveland City Council
Chris Ronayne, Chair, Port of Cleveland Board
Will Friedman, President and CEO, Port of Cleveland
Matthew D. Joyce, Director Americas Supply Chain, Lubrizol

WHERE:  The Port of Cleveland  
110 West 9th Street Suite 300, Cleveland
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 p.m.

About The Port of Cleveland
The Port of Cleveland is an economic engine and key to Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness, providing the quickest route between North American’s Heartland and Europe and linking the region to the world. The Port annually brings over13-million tons of cargo through Cleveland Harbor, producing $1.8 billion in economic activity and nearly 18,000 jobs.  As a Green Port on a Great Lake, the Port plays a leading role in the environmental restoration and revitalization of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, and helps to create vibrant, accessible waterfronts for all. For more information, please visit the Port website at:

Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in Containers

9 May 2016 - New Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in containers have been published jointly by CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs. Global production of Calcium Hypochlorite for both domestic and export markets is estimated at about 400,000 tonnes per year. The product is marketed widely as “chlorine powder” or “bleach powder” for applications such as water treatment or as a bleaching agent.

The practices set out in the new Guidelines are intended to allow the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite under controlled circumstances, to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried. The practices are also intended to encourage carriers to have the confidence to accept the commodity for shipment under an acceptable method.

The IG Clubs have, in recent years, observed an apparent upsurge in container fires involving Calcium Hypochlorite, leading to some lines imposing very strict carriage precautions or even outright carriage bans. Fire incident investigations also suggest that, in the vast majority of cases, the Calcium Hypochlorite has been either mis-declared by shippers (and therefore wrongly described as a product that would ordinarily be considered harmless); or having less strict carriage requirements under the IMDG Code. However, both the Protection and Indemnity Clubs (under the International Group of P&I Clubs) and the member Carriers of CINS fully recognise that many responsible shippers do properly declare their Calcium Hypochlorite shipments. These have been carried without incident, by applying the additional precautions recommended by the IG Clubs as well as the Carriers own precautions, which have led to this joint recommendation. Given the large quantities of Calcium Hypochlorite that are shipped each year, there is an obvious desire to both discourage mis-declaration by shippers and to encourage shipping lines’ confidence in the carriage of properly declared Calcium Hypochlorite under an acceptable method.

Working groups established by members of CINS and the IG Clubs have shared their views and experience. It is intended that the resulting new Guidelines will be seen as providing a clearer and more logical step-by-step guidance, starting with issues surrounding cargo hazards and categorization under the IMDG Code, through to issues concerning container selection, container stuffing and stowage on the ship.
Key recommendations of the Guidelines are the use of plastic drums with adequate air circulation, a package limit of 45 kg net weight and a limit on the maximum payload per container not exceeding 14 tonnes. Dry or reefer containers may be used - provided that a proper risk assessment is undertaken.

A full overview of the precautions can be found in the Guidelines published on the websites of CINS ( and the International Group of P&I Clubs (

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. names CN 2015 Railroad Company of the Year

JERSEY CITY, NJ, and MONTREAL, May 10, 2016 - Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. announced today that it has named CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) as its 2015 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level of performance" and superior customer service. This is the second consecutive year CN has won the Evergreen award.
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. serves as North American General Agent for Evergreen Line. Evergreen is a global ocean carrier that serves all continents with container ships. Among its many trade routes, Evergreen Line serves the east coast of Asia and west coast of North America. The company operates more than 150 container ships calling on 240 ports worldwide in about 80 countries.

Roy Amalfitano, president of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., said Evergreen's goal is to fulfill its customers' requirements by meeting and exceeding their expectations and providing service that keeps them competitive in global trade.

Amalfitano said Evergreen's selection of CN as its 2015 Railroad Company of the Year is recognition of CN's "excellent professional service to our shared customers…and consistent level of performance as a transportation provider...Evergreen appreciates and recognizes CN's excellence in quality, service and support. We thank CN and its employees and encourage you to continue providing this quality of service to our shared market."

JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "CN is honoured by Evergreen's award, which reflects our supply chain collaboration focus and commitment to making our customers become more competitive in their markets."

Evergreen Line discharges and loads containers for CN at the Port of Vancouver. CN hauls Evergreen Line traffic between the port and Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

CN is a true backbone of the economy that transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Transportation Marketing & Sales Association Announces 2016 Compass Awards Recipients

Minneapolis, May 4, 2015 – The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announces the recipients of the 2016 TMSA Compass Awards Program. In its 64th year of existence, this awards program recognizes marketing and sales best practices by transportation and logistics companies that ultimately demonstrate effective execution and measurable business results.

"The goal of the Compass Awards Program is to raise the standard of marketing innovation and sales performance in the transportation and logistics industry," said Elena Izakson, director of marketing for Hub Group and the 2016 chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee. "This is a coveted awards program that plays a meaningful role in recognizing the best in our industry's marketing and sales disciplines."

According to Izakson, this year TMSA received nearly 70 entries from more than more than 30 companies. All entries were judged by seasoned marketing and sales executives both from within and outside the industry using 6-point proven scaling system to evaluate the strategy and execution of each entry. Total points earned determine whether a recipient receives an award of excellence (the highest level of the award) or an award of merit.

This year's Compass Awards program featured 13 submission categories: Integrated Campaign, Single or Multiple Advertisement Campaigns, Events, Direct Marketing Campaign, Marketing and Sales Collateral, Digital Sales and Marketing, Social Media Campaign, Media Relations, Diversity Campaign, CRM Solution, Sales and Marketing Collaborated Effort, New Product Development, and Pricing Process and Analysis.

Recipients earning a 2016 Compass Award of Excellence are: Bison Transport, Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services, The CELISTICS Group, CSX Transportation Intermodal, Hub Group, Saddle Creek Logistics Services, the Transportation Intermediaries Association, Transurban, and the Women In Trucking Association.

Recipients earning an Award of Merit are: Allstate Peterbilt, Averitt, Bison Transport, BlueGrace Logistics, CSX Transportation Intermodal, FedEx Services, Hub Group, Maersk, Navis, Transurban, Panther Premium Logistics, PITT OHIO, SeaLand, SMC3, the Transportation Intermediaries Association, TSD Logistics, and USA Truck.

Marketing firms receiving Compass Awards in support of client campaigns are Bayard Advertising, James Street Associates, LLT Group, MindShare Strategies, O'Keeffee & Company, Realm Inc., and roux.

"The Compass Awards Program provides transportation and logistics companies with the opportunity to showcase their best work in marketing and communication strategies and sales performance, and to benchmark their work against others in the industry," said Brian Everett, CEO of TMSA. "In addition, recipients of this prestigious award receive recognition from peers while they benchmark work against others in the industry." All award recipients will be honored at an awards gala June 6 during TMSA's Marketing & Sales Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

About the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) helps its members and their companies to make sales, marketing and communications strategies more effective, productive, and profitable. The only professional association of its kind serving the transportation and logistics industry, TMSA delivers value to thousands of members through knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions. For more information, visit

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Trailer Wizards Announcement

MISSISSAUGA, ON, MAY 03, 2016 - Trailer Wizards has teamed up with Lethbridge Truck Terminals (LTT) adding a new trailer pick-up and drop-off location in Lethbridge, Alberta. Conveniently located five minutes from the Crowsnest Highway at 2215 39 Street North, the location will offer trailer renting and leasing options as well as trailer pick-up and drop-off services. Customers will also have access to commercial vehicle inspections (CVIs) from this location.

“Providing accessibility and convenience to our customers is our priority,” Gary Myroniuk, vice president of Trailer Wizards’ Prairie region explained. “We recognized the need in the expanding deep Southern Alberta market and delivered on our commitment to providing customers access to our trailer services.” Myroniuk continued, “We’re looking forward to providing Lethbridge and the surrounding areas with our award winning trailer solutions.”

With a shared commitment to safety, LTT have been serving the southern Alberta market for nearly 40 years. Trailer Wizards will be positioning approximately 25 trailers in their yard with the goal of doubling the fleet size within six months.

About Trailer Wizards Ltd.: 
Trailer Wizards Ltd. is Canada’s largest and only national commercial trailer rental, leasing, sales, service, parts, and storage company. For over 50 years, Trailer Wizards Ltd. has been delivering professional commercial trailer solutions with fast, customer-friendly service while continuously driving out costs. Trailer Wizards Ltd. is once again a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and provides “Local Service… Nationwide.” For more information, visit

About Lethbridge Truck Terminals: 
LTT is a Lethbridge based company that supplies tractor/trailer service including truckload, less than truckload, warehousing and other freight handling services to a variety of transportation and manufacturing companies out of our terminal located in the northeast corner of the Lethbridge industrial area. LTT operates as a regional carrier within, but not limited to roughly a 1000 km radius with licensing and operating authority throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Montana, Idaho and Washington. For more information, visit

Roadrunner Transportation Expands in Vancouver


 Cudahy, WI – April 29, 2016 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) today announced the expansion of its less-than-truckload service to include outbound service from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The new service offering will begin May 2, 2016 and will open the western half of Canada to Roadrunner LTL Freight’s outbound service.

“Vancouver is a vibrant area with dynamic business growth, being fueled by domestic as well as international trade,” said Grant Crawford, Roadrunner Transportation Systems President of Less-than-Truckload. “The access to the world supply chain that this market provides through ports in both Vancouver and Prince Rupert is becoming a regular choice for customers moving freight from Asia into North America. Adding outbound service will allow us to serve the needs of customers that require transportation in both directions.”

“Our Vancouver inbound and outbound products are highly competitive in the market, where given my past experience in Canada, highlighted the need for a reliable, cost-effective product that provides stability and commitment to the customers in British Columbia,” added Crawford.

This is the fourth service expansion for Roadrunner’s LTL Freight division in 2016 after announcing revised service standards and a guarantee LTL product roll-out in February 2016.

For detailed service locations, transit times and rate quotes visit

About Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.

Roadrunner is a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider offering a comprehensive suite of global supply chain solutions, including customized and expedited less-than-truckload, truckload logistics, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, air freight, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and transportation management solutio


 Rolling Lab Paves Way for Next Generation Vehicles

LONG BEACH, CA, May 3, 2016 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced updates to 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks that extend their range and improve fuel economy as part of the company’s broader Rolling Laboratory approach.    

A compact, quiet-running 2-cylinder engine replaces a prior 4-cylinder engine to extend their range, improve performance and fuel efficiency. The updated trucks deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains – up to four times the fuel economy of a gasoline-powered vehicle. They will be deployed in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Texas later this year.

The updated E-GENTM chassis with the integrated 650 cc engine by Workhorse Group, Inc., a Cincinnati-based company, was announced by Carlton Rose, UPS Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering president at the annual Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

“These vehicles are a great example of the impact our Rolling Lab approach is having,” Rose said. “Our real-world testing of this new technology revealed opportunities to improve its performance and efficiency, which led to the development of a more advanced propulsion system.”

The trucks were purchased under UPS’s commitment to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.

“These low-emission trucks are designed specifically to meet the stop and start needs of UPS’s urban delivery routes, while driving unprecedented fuel and maintenance savings,” said Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse. “This new system enables the vehicle to accommodate UPS’s typical route on battery energy and uses a very small internal combustion engine to add additional energy to the batteries when and if needed and eliminates range anxiety.”

            For more information on UPS's sustainability initiatives, please visit

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 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

Monday, May 2, 2016

TQL opening first Minnesota office in Minneapolis

May 2, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN – Total Quality Logistics opened its newest sales office today in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The office is located at 100 S. Fifth Street, Suite 610, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

“On behalf of the City of Minneapolis, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Total Quality Logistics,” said Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges. “Minneapolis is growing, and with that growth comes a need for quality jobs that support our existing business community.”

Minneapolis is TQL’s 48th office nationwide; Minnesota is the 21st state across the country to host a TQL office.

“We’re pleased to open in the state of Minnesota,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne. “Expanding into the Twin Cities and tapping into the talent pool there helps us to continue to expand our national footprint, grow our business and better serve our customers.”

The new office opens with a founding team of five current TQL employees, as well as several more from its first hiring class prior to opening. TQL plans to bring 50 to 75 new jobs to the city over the next three years.

TQL Minneapolis is hiring now; interested applicants may visit for more information.

About Total Quality Logistics
Total Quality Logistics is the second largest freight brokerage firm in the nation. TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight shipments with carriers having capacity to move them. TQL is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its 2015 sales topped $2.2 billion and it employs more than 3,800 people nationwide. Connect with TQL on the web at, on Facebook at Total Quality Logistics or on Twitter @TQLogistics.

CIFFA Announces First Donna Letterio Leadership Award Recipient

TORONTO April 29, 2016 – In December 2015, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) introduced a new annual award, the Donna Letterio Leadership Award.

Last night at the CIFFA Central Region FCA Gala dinner held at the Mississauga Convention Center, Mr. Jeff Cullen, President of the CIFFA National Board of Directors accompanied by Mr. Amil Letterio and Mr. Nicholas Letterio, presented the first Donna Letterio Leadership Award to Ms. Kimberly Anne Gallacher.

We are pleased to announce the winner of this prestigious award, which recognizes a woman in the global freight logistics sector who has demonstrated, as Donna did, professionalism, commitment, leadership and a passion for excellence in her career and in her life.

Ms. Gallacher received a specially designed trophy and her name will be the first to be inscribed on a plaque in the Secretariat office. In addition, this year and every year, CIFFA will donate $1000 to Bladder Cancer Canada.

The competition was very close, with excellent candidates from three different provinces. So, how does our winner demonstrate professionalism, commitment, leadership and passion for excellence?

Our winner has worked in international freight forwarding since 1984 and since 1987 in senior roles with CIFFA member firms and is currently employed by Delmar Inc. Current and former employers commend Kimberly on the way she shares of her knowledge and experience with colleagues and with the industry. Kimberly is an active member of the CIFFA National Seafreight Committee, has taught in the CIFFA Certificate programs and in the Essentials workshops and lectured at Seneca College. She has been a CIFFA Professional Freight Forwarder (PFF) since 2006.

Kimberly also has a passion for music. She is an accomplished musician and for the past twenty years has played the bass in a number of not-for-profit, community orchestras, one of the purposes of which is to make orchestral music available to the elderly and others who would not otherwise be able to attend a performance.

Please join all of us at CIFFA in congratulating Kimberly on being the first recipient of this important and prestigious award.

About the Donna Letterio Leadership award:
This new award will be granted annually in memory of CIFFA former President Donna Letterio, who passed away in August 2013. The award is open to any woman in international freight forwarding, transportation or global logistics who demonstrates excellence in the following criteria. The applications will be open every year in January and will be judged by a 5 person panel of directors from the CIFFA National Board. Full details are available on the CIFFA website

About the Trophy:
The trophy is a Carnelian a semi-precious stone. It has a happy and self-confident kind of energy, and is recommended for situations such as job interviews, work or situations where an outgoing and upbeat attitude will serve one’s best interests. It increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and boosts creativity and compassion. Wearing or carrying Carnelian can enhance vitality and will, providing higher energy needed when approaching new projects and dreams.

About CIFFA:
The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) represents some 250 regular member firms from the largest of global multi-national freight forwarding firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies. CIFFA member companies employ tens of thousands of highly skilled international trade and transportation specialists. As a vital component of Canada’s global supply chain, CIFFA member companies facilitate the movement of goods around the world. International freight forwarders are the foremost experts in cargo transportation solutions and an essential partner in advancing the Canadian economy and the economic prosperity of Canadians.