Monday, June 6, 2016

Manitoulin Transport Opens New Transportation Terminal in Brandon, Manitoba

BRANDON, Manitoba -- June 6, 2016 -- Manitoulin Transport has opened a newly built transportation terminal in Brandon, Manitoba, it announced today. This is the second new terminal Manitoulin has launched in that province within the last seven months, as it continues to gear up for further growth in that region.

"Our customers are our top priority and we continue to anticipate their future needs and make strategic investments accordingly," said Jeff King, president, Manitoulin Transport in a press release. "Brandon is situated in the very heart of North America. Building out our capacity here with a larger terminal not only delivers end-to-end coverage for us in Manitoba, it positions Manitoulin firmly as one of the largest and most capable providers of transportation and logistics services in Canada."

The new terminal located at 1865 1st Street North, Brandon, has 50  percent more dock space than Manitoulin's former Brandon terminal and includes an office and a 5.5 acre yard. This larger facility increases Manitoulin's ability to provide reliable freight services and handle higher shipment volumes in a safe and organized manner, with even greater speed and accuracy.

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.

"Our investment in the Brandon community goes beyond bricks and mortar," said King. "In addition to the new terminal, we have a team of service professionals in and around Brandon ready to support customers near and far, plus a newly hired sales representative dedicated to Brandon and the surrounding areas."

"As we continue on our trajectory of growth and expansion, our message is clear," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Group of Companies. "Manitoulin has the company values, terminal network, equipment, technology, and the unstoppable commitment required to be the partner of choice for businesses of all sizes and in all industries, be they in Brandon or anywhere in the world."

Manitoulin's former terminal in Brandon has closed and all personnel have transferred to the new location.

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

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; expedited less-than-truckload / truckload, crating, customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, global time critical delivery, heavy haul, logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, and residential and commercial moving. 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

XPO Logistics Appoints Meghan Henson as Chief Human Resources Officer

GREENWICH, Conn. — June 3, 2016 — XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) (“XPO”) today announced that it has appointed Meghan Henson to the position of chief human resources officer. Effective immediately, Ms. Henson will lead the company's global human resources organization.

Ms. Henson has 15 years of senior experience leading domestic and international human resources operations. She most recently served as chief human resources officer for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, a leading publicly traded property and casualty insurer, with global responsibility for workforce support in 54 countries.

Previously, over an eight-year tenure with PepsiCo, Ms. Henson held executive roles that included chief human resources officer for global functions; senior vice president of human resources for the $10 billion Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker product businesses; and head of human resources in the Greater China Region for PepsiCo’s multi-product direct sales business unit. Earlier, she worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting LLC and Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). Ms. Henson holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and political science from the University of Wisconsin; and master’s degrees in business and public policy from the University of Michigan.

Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Meghan is a seasoned innovator who understands our intense customer service culture. She has an impressive track record of integrating human resources functions with operational objectives. I’m very pleased to have Meghan with us at XPO.”

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, June 2, 2016


FORT WORTH, Texas – This past weekend, American Airlines Cargo partnered with the nonprofit organization Operation Honor our Heroes to respectfully transport 10,000 American flags for a Memorial Day event in Washington D.C. This 2,312-pound shipment donated by American included one flag for every 120 service members who lost their lives in the line of duty. The flags, along with personalized memorial cards, were displayed near the National Mall in D.C.  

“The cargo personnel of American Airlines ensured the flags for the fallen were transferred with dignity and honor,” said Nancy Glass, founder of Operation Honor our Heroes. “Personnel were extremely courteous and helpful and made a very difficult mission seamless and efficient. The overwhelming, emotional response of the public at the National Mall for the display reinforced our commitment and dedication to honoring our nation's fallen heroes. We will NEVER forget.”

American’s Honor Team, dedicated to the safe and respectful transport of fallen soldiers and memorial artifacts, was present for the transport of these flags in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) as they were carefully loaded onto a Boeing 757 destined for Washington Reagan (DCA). 

Following the loading of the flags, the flight’s captain made a well-received in-flight announcement, introducing the important cargo onboard. 

“A team of DFW Cargo and Ramp professionals went above and beyond to ensure this shipment was handled with extreme care and closely monitored, transferred and loaded onto each flight.” said Don Larney, general manager, Cargo Operations – DFW. “We’re extremely proud to play a role in the transport of such a symbolic, momentous shipment.”

Glass founded Operation Honor our Heroes in 2007 in honor of Lt. Lonnie Alston, who was killed in action in France in 1944, and Master Sgt. Bob Horrigan, a member of the United States Delta Force, who was killed in action in Al Qaim, Iraq in 2005. All of the funds that the organization raises are awarded to wounded veterans and their families.

The flags will be returned to Austin (AUS) from DCA, via DFW this week, to be used for future occasions nationwide.

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at

Agility Launches 2nd Annual Modern Africa Photo Competition

DUBAI – June 1, 2016 – Agility, a global leader in integrated logistics, today launched its Africa 2016 Photo Competition, an effort to inspire and showcase images that illustrate the breathtaking pace of change across modern Africa.

The annual contest, now in its second year, is the first pan-Africa photography competition to focus on Africa’s rapid modernization. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

The competition ( seeks to highlight the progress and development on a continent of contrasts, documenting an Africa booming with youthful consumers, new technology, urbanizing populations and promising economic prospects.

“Africa’s modern spirit and rapid evolution are obvious to those of us doing business there every day,” says Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa. “It’s important for the rest of the world to recognize the drive, ambition and creativity powering development across the continent. The Africa 2016 Photo Competition is one way we can bring attention to it.”

The competition will take place from June 1 to Sept. 1, 2016. Agility will award a US$2,000 cash prize to the winner of each of three categories: cities, industry and technology. A further US$2,000 grand cash prize will go to the photographer who shoots the overall winning image, deemed to best illustrate development and growth across Africa; giving photographers a chance to win up to $4,000.

The winning photographs will be shown on a CNBC Africa telecast and published in Forbes Africa and be featured in Agility social media, promotions and advertising.

The competition will be judged by an independent panel consisting of Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters Africa; Bronwyn Nielsen, Executive Director of the Africa Business News Group and Editor-in-Chief of CNBC Africa; and Salim Amin, photographer, filmmaker and chairman of Africa 24 Media and Camerapix.

The Africa 2015 Photo Competition drew 700 entries submitted by photographers in 33 countries. Winning entries were dramatic images that captured the capital city of Luanda, Angola; wheat fields in Kenya; and a child holding a smart phone in Uganda.

“Across our Africa business, we’re seeing the impact infrastructure improvements and technology are making in African life,” White says. “The contest is an engaging way for us to try to reflect the modernization we see, from sustainable farming to manufacturing to energy production. Our hope is that perceptions of Africa will become more balanced, and people elsewhere will come to see Africa as an increasingly significant contributor to the world economy.”

Agility is investing in Africa and is committed to building new logistics capacity and infrastructure to support the development of global and SME businesses across the continent. The company’s strategy also includes a strong social and environmental program, focused on education, training and health.

For more information about the competition or to learn about Africa’s growth opportunity, visit

CEVA Bolsters Technology Sector Expertise

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 1 June 2016 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has appointed Ching Guo to the position of Senior Vice President Global Contract Logistics – Technology Operations.  He will be based in Seattle, USA reporting to Chief Operating Officer Contract Logistics, Brett Bissell.

Guo’s new role will be multifunctional and global with a specific focus on maintaining and improving process excellence and performance across CEVA’s technology operations to improve customer satisfaction and service levels.  One of his first priorities will be to define the standardization strategy for current operations in order to drive the continuous improvement program using the company’s KPI database.  He will work alongside Solution Design teams to develop more robust globally consistent solutions for customers.

He will also work closely with the business development team to grow new opportunities across the Technology sector with the aim of establishing CEVA as the clear industry leader in this arena.

Guo joins CEVA from Alibaba where he co-founded the “Village Taobao” business for the development of online product information, digital payment and last mile logistics.

“I am delighted to welcome someone with such extensive and diversified experience as Ching to our team,” says Chief Operating Officer Contract Logistics, Brett Bissell.  “His expertise in the management of supply chains and logistics within the hi-tech sector will be invaluable as we strive to continue to produce above market growth rates in our Technology business”.

Guo holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt in Nashville, USA and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.


CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply-chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 41,000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply-chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visit


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VersaCold Logistics Services Announces Completion of Acquisition of CPX

TORONTO, June 2, 2016 - VersaCold Logistics Services, Canada's largest supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on the handling of temperature sensitive products, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX), effective June 1, 2016, following the receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals.

CPX, British Columbia's largest refrigerated carrier specializing in the shipping of perishable and ambient products throughout Canada and the USA, will operate its business as part of VersaCold's newly-created VersaCold North America Transportation Solutions (VNATS) division – enhancing VersaCold's growth in the cross-border transportation market segment, including truckload and less-than-truckload capabilities.

"We are very pleased to complete this transaction and are excited to officially begin working with CPX ­­– one of Canada's most exceptional transportation companies," said Douglas Harrison, President & CEO of VersaCold. "We are deeply committed to the continuous improvement, innovation and expansion of our services and solutions. By partnering with companies like CPX and continuing on our path of growth and transformation, we live that commitment and achieve our vision of being our customer's most trusted and valued long-term partner."

About VersaCold Logistics Services

VersaCold is Canada's largest end-to-end supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on the handling of temperature sensitive products. VersaCold delivers a suite of fully integrated logistics services through its national network of industry leading facilities, transportation fleet and advanced technologies that set the benchmark for accessibility, information visualization, real-time tracking and inventory management. Empowered by its commitment to exceptional service, performance driven culture and dedicated focus on continuous innovation, VersaCold is a trusted and valued partner to its clients – enabling business strategies and revenue growth within highly sensitive and regulated environments. VersaCold is proud to play a key role in ensuring the integrity, quality and freshness of some of North America's most beloved food brands – protecting the health and wellness of families from east to west coast – through exceptional food safety and cold-chain quality assurance. For more information about VersaCold, please visit