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Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference Attracts 500+ Delegates

Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference Attracts 500+ Delegates Huge Opportunities in New Product Flows, Rising Intra-Regional Trade More than 500 logistics and maritime players from 15 countries and regions took part in the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, which was held on 25 November 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.     Warehousing & Logistics International were a supporting organisation and our Far East Correspondent Mark Millar was in attendance.   The largest logistics conference ever to take place in Hong Kong, it featured over 25 prominent speakers, including the Chinese mainland’s Xu Zuyuan, Vice Minister, Ministry of Transport, who delivered the keynote luncheon address.  Hong Kong

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Beijing backs HK as shipping hub

Shenzhen to upgrade to become global logistics centre under five-year plan despite PRD plants closing down   Despite the Pearl River Delta's declining role as the world's workshop, Beijing has underlined Hong Kong's status as a shipping hub. It also wants Shenzhen to evolve into a global logistics hub. Vice-Minister of Transport Xu Zuyuan, said Hong Kong would remain a vital international port, and Beijing was committed to supporting its development as a maritime centre under the five-year plan to 2015. Hong Kong and the mainland should increase collaboration in shipping and maritime activities, said Xu, who was in Hong Kong to

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Yale Hosts Factory Visit For Russian Delegation

  Yale Hosts Factory Visit For Russian Delegation Yale and its dealer representative for Russia, Universal Spetstechnica LLC (UST), invited six key account customer representatives to the Masate Warehouse Manufacturing facility as part of a Major accounts initiative in Russia. The customers, from Moscow, Nevinnomyssk and Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, are all in the process of expanding their operations and purchasing new equipment for their materials handling fleets. Russia and CIS Yale Territory Manager, Sergey Vasiliev, and Joel Joa, Yale Warehouse Equipment Sales Manager, hosted the customers and representatives from UST. Sergey said, "Russia is currently seeing an increase in demand

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Intermodal Europe 2011 set to help operators plan for the future

  Intermodal Europe 2011 set to help operators plan for the future Intermodal Europe: 29th November Ė 1st December 2011, Hamburg Messe The last year has been a turbulent time for the international logistics industry and has forced cargo owners, logistics handlers and many other key stakeholders to evaluate their operations. Today, efficiency and productivity are more important than ever before and businesses are looking at implementing new practices and technologies that ensure costs are reduced and output is increased. Intermodal Europe, the most important annual event for the container industry, returns to Hamburg this year and will run from 29 November

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Asian Logistics Conference Attracts Global Participation

 Asian Logistics Conference Attracts Global Participation Event to Highlight Opportunities in Booming Asian Logistics Industry 27 October 2011 – Some 500 senior government officials, logistics services providers and users and leading industry players from all over the world are expected to take part in the inaugural Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, 25 November, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Delegations from Beijing, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Qingdao, on the Chinese mainland, and Canada, have confirmed their participation. Participants are also coming from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Philippines and Hong Kong. In all, more than 10 countries and regions

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New concept centre for Hyster developments

 New concept centre for Hyster developments Hyster Europe will benefit from the opening of a new NACCO concept centre for the development of Hyster forklift trucks.  The new centre in Hampshire, England, will work on the development of the intelligent designs that characterise Hyster products as leaders in the industry. The centre, which includes offices, a workshop and test facilities, will focus on introducing technologies to meet the increasing needs of Hyster customers for the future and further demonstrates how Hyster is investing in innovation and new technologies for the future. In recent years, Hyster has successfully introduced new technologies to

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AEB Supply Chain Management Conference

  Second Annual AEB Supply Chain Management Conference on Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management ·         Thursday, 10th November 2011, 10am - 3.45pm, Walton Hall, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire ·         Organised by AEB (International) Ltd in partnership with CILT   Leamington Spa, 30th September 2011 - Companies are facing new business challenges in international trade due to increased emphasis on security in the supply chain and tighter restrictions by government agencies around the world. The annual Supply Chain Compliance Conference, organised by AEB (International) Ltd, will introduce the most important regulations, latest changes,  implications and

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Prepare for EMCS Phase 3 (FS2) with EMCS

 Prepare for EMCS Phase 3 (FS2) with EMCS||XPRESS from AEB ·         Third phase of Excise Movement and Control System  due to go live in January 2012 ·         EMCS||XPRESS - an online solution for participating in EMCS   Leamington Spa, 13th October 2011 – With the third phase (FS2) of the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) due to go live in January 2012,  AEB (International) Ltd is offering its latest version of EMCS||XPRESS, a user-friendly, scalable SaaS solution to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to execute compliant and efficient EMCS movements.   Designed to replace

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THE SKY'S THE LIMIT WITH MINSTERíS CLOUD APPLICATION

  THE SKY’S THE LIMIT WITH MINSTER’S CLOUD APPLICATION   Minster Logistics has enjoyed lengthy success and led the way in logistics software, but times they are a changing – and they are changing fast.   The company has over 30 years experience in bespoke software for the logistics sector. To retain a lead on the market it has now adapted its application for deployment using Cloud architecture. This method of hosting offers all the advantages of a traditional SaaS (Software as a Service), sometimes referred to as on-demand software, whilst also delivering the flexibility expected from a traditional software house.   Cloud technology allows customers

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Momentum joins forces with TPC

  MOMENTUM JOINS FORCES WITH TPC Momentum Logistics of Sharjah and Scottish based TPC Global Limited – two established  3PLs – have linked up to create a new Joint Venture – Momentum-TPC – bringing to the market a dynamic freight specialist which will focus on solutions for specific market sectors in Dubai and the UAE. Momentum, the Sharjah based subsidiary of Gulftainer, has been offering a wide range of Logistics services since 2008 including Freight Forwarding, Transport, Warehousing, Container Cleaning & Repair and project movements, with offices throughout the UAE and region and with rapidly expanding activities in Iraq. TPC Global Ltd based in

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Bendiís worldwide ambition for narrow aisle

  Bendi’s worldwide ambition for narrow aisle With worldwide orders flooding in, the UK’s market-leading manufacturer of articulated fork trucks is ready to conquer the global market 2010 was, and will always remain, a momentous year for Translift Bendi, acknowledged as the market pioneer of very narrow aisle (VNA) forklift trucks. Launching an unprecedented five new models at global trade show IMHX, the Redditch-based fork truck manufacturer saw sales of machines rocket into triple figures for the year, with interest in Bendi’s innovative VNA solutions extending far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. Now, with three further trucks being launched, the company’s

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Improved pick and despatch operation for disaster relief charity

IMPROVED PICK & DESPATCH OPERATIONS FOR DISASTER RELIEF CHARITY   ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for 20,000 families per year around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.   As the profile of the charity increases they plan to extend their help to reach 50,000 families per year and urgently needed to optimise their warehouse and distribution facility layouts. This is where Gideon Hillman Consulting agreed to donate their professional support to help them maximise the throughput of aid to disaster zones. The Gideon Hillman Consulting warehouse team undertook a full review of the

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New focus on logistics at CeBIT

 Hannover. As the world's most important event for the digital economy, CeBIT is set to focus more strongly than previously on the topic of logistics. In future, the "Logistics IT" platform in Hall 5 will offer manufacturers of logistics software new presentation opportunities in the form of a group display and a forum. "Logistics services are based on highly dynamic and complex processes - the use of powerful IT solutions is crucial for enhancing efficiency and, most importantly, for making new and intelligent solutions available to users without delay. In the past, many providers of logistics systems have exhibited at CeMAT, which

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Pyroban confirms commitment to materials handling industry

Pyroban confirms commitment to materials handling industry    Following the recent announcement of new ownership for the Pyroban Group, the company has confirmed its strong commitment to the materials handling sector and reports growth plans globally of up to 30% over the next three years. Following almost 40 years of private ownership, Pyroban Group Ltd joined the Caterpillar Group on 31st August 2011.  Pyroban and its subsidiaries continue to operate as normal with no change to the core safety and environmental products and services offered worldwide. “We are committed to building on Pyroban’s long history” says Ian Ratcliff, Managing Director of the Pyroban

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Delta WMS Rebrand

Delta rebrands DELTA REBRANDS TO COMMUNICATE ITS GROWTH IN WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ('WPM') SOFTWARE

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Who is Who in European Logistics 2011

Who’s Who in European Logistics 2011 Benchmarking the operational and financial performance of Europe’s leading 3PLs Published by: Analytiqa Web:   www.analytiqa.com Email:  info@analytiqa.com Tel:      +44 (0) 1707 37 22 11 (UK) and +353 (0) 1 640 18 18 (Ireland) In its latest published research, Who’s Who in European Logistics 2011, Analytiqa analyses and profiles the operational and financial performance of leading contract logistics operators to identify:   Ø      Top ten 3PL revenues climb by 8% in 2010, but are just 2% higher than in 2007   Ø      Average profit margins are down by 0.4 percentage points since 2007   Ø      3PLs are targeting industry specific solutions to add value and boost profitability Across

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FPS Victoria a two-year logistics contract

Huyck.Wangner Australia awards FPS Victoria a two-year logistics contract   Famous Pacific Shipping (Victoria), a member of the fast-expanding Asia-based Famous Pacific Shipping network of NVOCC and freight services providers, has won a two-year contract to handle all worldwide shipments, including all import and export traffic for Australia, from Huyck.Wangner Australia Pty Ltd.   Part of the Xerium group, Huyck.Wangner Australia provides products to the papermaking industry, which are characterised by innovation and superior performance.   Sam Aparo, director, Famous Pacific Shipping (Victoria) Pty Ltd says: “We worked so hard to secure

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Barloworld Supply Chain Software

 Barloworld SCS Secures Forecast Accuracy for The Royal Mint   Royal Mint, the world’s leading export mint, has secured its forecast accuracy and enhanced customer service, with the deployment of Optimiza Demand Planner software from Barloworld Supply Chain Software. “The primary objective in the Royal Mint’s implementation of Optimiza Demand Planner software was to find a tool with the capability to improve accuracy and customer service” explains David Janczewski, Head of Strategic Intelligence at the Royal Mint. “Prior to implementing the Optimiza software, the Royal Mint logistics operation did not possess the necessary statistical analysis tools required for forecasting more accurately.” Optimiza Demand Planner

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COST EFFECTIVE MULTI-SECTOR ORDER MANAGEMENT FROM KEWILL

 COST- EFFECTIVE MULTI-SECTOR ORDER MANAGEMENT FROM KEWILL September 07th, 2011 – Kewill, a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, has launched a fully scalable and cost-effective hosted order management system, automating the processing of essential businesses orders, providing a quick return on investment. Kewill Trade Quick Start is remotely accessible from a browser-based interface, enabling any organisation trading with a large number of suppliers to have complete visibility and control of the end-to-end order management process. An off-the-shelf solution, Kewill Trade Quick Start can be implemented within

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MODEX Conference

  MODEX Conference Will Feature Keynotes from CSCMP, Georgia Tech and the Panama Canal Authority Plus Events from 17 Collocated Education Partners Wednesday, September 07, 2011   When the industry’s newest expo for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, MODEX 2012, opens on February 6 in Atlanta it will include over 500 exhibits and an Educational Conference that features keynotes by Rick Blasgen, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Alberto Alemán Zubieta, Chief Executive Officer of the Panama Canal Authority and Donald Ratliff, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology. The MODEX 2012 Conference will also include 70

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