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Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School [Education]

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Wales (UK), have strengthened their partnership with the launch of a new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre, which opened at the beginning of October 2016. The center will conduct leading research into the fields of distributed manufacturing, 3D printing, the circular economy and the impact of digital manufacturing on global supply chains. The new center has already secured its first research grant.

The new Panalpina Research Centre, partially funded by Panalpina, is located at Cardiff Business School. With Panalpina employees working alongside academic researchers, both partners will gain more insight into the evolving world of logistics and manufacturing.

Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics at Panalpina says: “Over the last four years of working with Cardiff Business School, we have been able to jointly identify future manufacturing and supply chain trends, and build our business in anticipation of this changing environment. Looking ahead, the insight provided by the research center will allow Panalpina to better design our customers’ manufacturing and supply chain strategies with new technologies and macro-economic forecasts in mind.”

Professor Aris Syntetos, the Panalpina Chair in Manufacturing and Logistics Research, Cardiff Business School, will head the new research center. He has recently secured a £500,000 research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. Syntetos was awarded the grant to support the center’s research into sustainable and circular remanufacturing networks. Ultimately, the grant will allow Cardiff Business School and Panalpina to conduct further research on the circular economy, where logistics and manufacturing services in the supply chain are increasingly combined.

Panalpina is an advocate of the circular economy, and believes that the future lies in better managing and extending product life cycles – from sourcing to disposal. In an effort to drive innovation in the area, Panalpina and Cardiff Business School have worked together on a number of research projects. This includes the launch of their inventory forecasting application, ‘Demand-Driven Inventory Dispositioning’ (D2ID).

Earlier this year, Panalpina and Cardiff Business School started another two-year research project to examine the role 3D printing can play in distributed manufacturing models and global supply chains. The aim is to help Panalpina’s customers identify the right products that could be switched from traditional to new, additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, and produced closer to the end-consumer market.

“The partnership with Panalpina and the various projects that are now combined under the roof of the research center allow our students to work on real-life industry problems, ensuring that our research remains not only relevant for companies, but that it is also translated into commercial solutions,” explains Syntetos. “Many of our students have been recruited by Panalpina to put their ideas into practice. With Cardiff graduates now working in locations such as Panama, Dubai and London, it is great to see our research having an impact across the world.”

About Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, is widely recognised as one of the leading business schools in the UK. In the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise, it was ranked fourth in the UK’s 96 business and management schools for the quality of its research, with 35% of its research projects classified as ‘world leading’. It has recently become the first business school in Wales, and the sixth Russell Group institution, to be awarded accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a hallmark of business school excellence which is awarded to less than 5% of the world’s business schools. It is the largest single School of Cardiff University, itself a Russell Group organisation, and educates over 2,600 students from 60 countries each year.

Posted at 17:33   パーマリンク


Deutsche Post DHL Group and United Nations Development Programme Hold Airport Disaster Preparedness Workshops in Bali and Lombok [Humanitarian Logistics]


Germany's Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are once again conducting their joint preventative training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from September 5 to 9 at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Selaparang Airport in Lombok. Indonesia was the pilot country when the program was implemented globally in 2009 - in Makassar and Palu.

Indonesia is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire where several continental plates collide. As a result, the chain of islands is at frequent risk of earthquakes, tsunamis and active volcanoes. Additionally, Bali and Lombok are categorized as high risk areas in the Indonesian Disaster Risk Index (2013). Airports in both provinces experienced operations shutdown due to volcanic eruptions from nearby Mount Rinjani.

The multi-day workshop involves over 50 participants - including representatives from the airport operating company, aviation safety experts, national and regional Disaster Management Planning Agencies, Indonesian Red Cross, immigration authorities, the military and the police force - who will be trained to handle the high volume of incoming relief goods and increasing number of passengers during the aftermath of natural disasters.

"Following natural disasters, airports become vital hubs for the processing of incoming relief supplies," says Christof Ehrhart, Head of Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL Group. "With sound processes in place at the airport and with the relevant agencies, relief goods and aid can be channeled through airports to reach the affected communities quickly and efficiently. This program continues to help improve disaster management in this geologically high-risk region."

"Often airports are unprepared to manage large disasters or humanitarian crisis and as a result, assistance gets slower in getting to those most affected. GARD is working specifically with all partners on the ground to solve any potential bottlenecks that could impede fast response to save lives. I praise the Indonesian government for its commitment to preparedness and the airport authorities for their risk informed management." says United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Douglas Broderick.

The training includes evaluation of the airports' capacities for processing high volumes of passengers and cargo and warehousing relief supplies. Location-specific disaster plans are drawn up as well.

Since 2009, GARD trainings have been held in eight airports in Indonesia, namely Sultan Hassanuddin Airport in Makassar (2009), Mutiara Airport in Palu (2009), Ngurah Rai Airport (old airport) in Denpasar (2011), El Tari Airport in Kupang (2011), Polonia Airport in Medan (2012), Sultan Iskandarsyah Airport in Banda Aceh (2012), Fatmawati Airport in Bengkulu (2012) and Minangkabau Airport in Padang (2013).

About GARD
In 2009 GARD was developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the aim of preparing airports in disaster-prone areas to handle the surge of incoming relief goods after a natural disaster occurs. It also enables the various organizations and aid agencies to better understand the processes at the airport in the aftermath of a disaster, which will help facilitate relief efforts and enhance overall coordination.

To date, GARD workshops have been held at 34 airports in Armenia, Bangladesh, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Nepal, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

GARD trainers and training materials are provided free-of-charge by Deutsche Post DHL Group while UNDP leads the project implementation and facilitates the coordination with the government authorities. GARD training workshop arrangements and logistics costs are fully covered by UNDP with funding contribution by the government of Germany.

GARD is an integral part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's GoHelp program in which the Group pools all of its activities related to disaster preparedness and management. As a form of crisis prevention, GARD workshops are used to prepare airports for coping with potential natural disasters. Should a disaster strike, Disaster Response Teams (DRTs) provide emergency aid and ensure that relief supplies can be accepted in a coordinated manner and passed on to the correct aid organizations.

The DRTs were established in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). They encompass a worldwide network of more than 400 volunteers, all specially trained employees of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Posted at 22:19   パーマリンク

DHL Global Forwarding launches new air freight service for emergency logistics [Integrator]

Forwarding division offers SameDay Speedline as cost-effective response for critical shipments
DHL SameDay Contact Centers in the US, Singapore and Ireland coordinate speedy air freight shipments globally

DHL Global Forwarding extends its product portfolio and launches DHL SameDay Speedline. This new air freight product offers forwarding customers a mission critical solution for emergency shipments. Providing a best flight out service at an optimal cost-performance ratio each unaccompanied shipment will be proactively monitored from origin to destination. With benefits such as 24/7/365 pickup and delivery, collection within 120 minutes and quotations within 60 minutes, the DHL SameDay Speedline product will fill the gap for a much needed global expedited solution. This new service covers urgent delivery of spare parts, critical medical supplies or newly launched products. Although DHL SameDay Speedline is a multi-sector product, it's especially attractive for aerospace & aviation, automotive, electronics, energy and life sciences industries.

"The emergency shipment market is growing with just-in-time inventories for industries from aerospace and energy to manufacturing to adapt their supply chains. The need for mission critical shipment delivery to avoid line down situations continues to arise and requires a partner that has the global reach combined with the technology to provide transparency to each sector-specific logistical challenge. DHL SameDay Speedline fills this gap and provides added value through its many service features", states Ingo-Alexander Rahn, Global Head of Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.

The launch of DHL SameDay Speedline' s global network of 50+ stations will cover the greatest geographical demand for emergency shipments, with the expectation, that the network will grow through customer demand. A core strength of DHL SameDay Speedline are the 24/7/365 SameDay Contact Centers in the US, Singapore and Ireland, where each shipment is proactively monitored from origin to destination. Dedicated customer service representatives will handle the majority of quotes and routing option for door-to-door transits in less than 60 minutes. Customers of DHL SameDay Speedline will receive customized milestone updates of their shipments movement after the logistical event. In case of an irregularity a resolution to the issue is available within minutes.

Next to specific industry sectors solutions, the scope of DHL SameDay are those customers that need to ship time-critical cargo regularly or experience unplanned emergencies. "We see DHL SameDay Speedline as a multi sector product offering that is especially attractive for aerospace & aviation, automotive, technology, energy, marine logistics and life sciences industries, including temperature controlled, dangerous or out-of-gauge goods", Rahn adds.

After surveying more than 200 customers from various industry sectors with emergency shipment needs, DHL Global Forwarding saw a need to develop a product utilizing the best of both worlds, the leverage of the DHL relationships in country with the emergency product technology and intelligence of the DHL SameDay team. "Our customers will choose DHL SameDay Speedline for the best flight options to meet just-in-time demand at an optimal cost-performance ratio", stresses Ingo-Alexander Rahn.

Posted at 22:12   パーマリンク

Deutsche Post DHL Group further strengthens European cross-border parcel network with UK Mail acquisition [Integrator]

Posted at 22:10   パーマリンク

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into service at the terminal. The Terex Model 5 crane is the largest member of the m [Forwarder]

The world's leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc., recognizes DB Schenker as a Leader in the logistics industry. In the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL), Worldwide” report (by Greg Aimi, James Lisica, David Gonzalez, Courtney Rogerson), DB Schenker was positioned the highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders quadrant.

Gartner produces independent research and market analysis reports, which are later used by thousands of companies and government agencies worldwide. In the Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, Gartner evaluated global third party logistics providers, based on those companies’ capabilities of “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.

“We believe our position as furthest along the ability to execute axis in the leaders quadrant confirms our progress and efforts to become the world´s leading provider of first class logistics services and deliver customer value: Not only via top notch high quality services, but also through pro-actively identifying and implementing step-changing innovative solutions in our logistics operations,” says Tom Schmitt, Board Member Contract Logistics at DB Schenker.

CIO and Chief Digital Officer Markus Sontheimer adds: “We owe our placement as a leader in the field of innovation to our strong cooperation with customers and science institutes. Together we are accelerating the digital transformation of the logistics processes and working on innovative solutions that prepare us to face the competition of the future. Our driver is to generate customer value.”

As per the Gartner report, “Leaders rate well on the highly weighted criteria of execution and vision. This means the leading providers have extensive service offerings and infrastructure to make them available across an expansive global territory. They understand the market and customer needs and translate those into well-executed service offerings. They are formidable at logistics execution across the service lines and run highly professional, very large logistics businesses. Leaders also have well-structured strategies and business models to continue to expand their capabilities, regional coverage and industry specialization. They invest in mechanisms and capabilities to advance the art of logistics in the industry. Leaders are trusted and relied on by many of the largest global corporations to help them execute worldwide commerce.“

The full “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL) report” can be viewed by Gartner subscribers under: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3302420

Posted at 22:01   パーマリンク

ICTSI Congo receives 1st of 2 mobile cranes [Seaport]

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into service at the terminal.

The Terex Model 5 crane is the largest member of the medium size crane family available from Terex Port Solutions and was delivered fully erect on-board the m/v BBC ODER which commenced its voyage from Antwerp, Belgium.

With a working radius of up to 51m, the geometry of the Model 5 unit is designed to serve Panamax class container ships. This unit and its sister unit, set to arrive in September, will operate with an automatic twin-lift spreader (60t in twin lift and 50t in single lift) and will also provide a heavy lift capability, 125t at an outreach of 18m.

Tim Vancampen, Chief Executive Officer, MGT states: “This new unit is a game changer. It is the first unit of its kind in Matadi and will deliver high performance and faster vessel turnaround times. With the arrival of the second unit, MGT will also be able to give reliable service to larger gearless vessels.”

Other key equipment to be deployed at the terminal includes reach stackers and front loaders as well as Navis N4 for efficient management of vessel loading/unloading and terminal operations.

The Matadi Gateway Terminal is a joint venture company between ICTSI, the Ledya Group and SCTP SA. ICTSI operates 30 terminals in 21 countries and is recognised to be a leading developer, manager and operator of gateway terminals of different sizes and serving extended hinterlands including cross border.

Posted at 21:50   パーマリンク

ICTSI, NALP break ground for Cabuyao auto logistics hub [Seaport]

Officers of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), NYK Auto Logistics Philippines (NALP) and other project partners recently led the ground breaking ceremony on NYK’s pre-delivery inspection and storage facility located at ICTSI-owned land in Barangay Niugan, Cabuyao Laguna.

The facility will serve as a storage center for completely built-up units (CBUs) discharged from Bauan International Port, Inc. (BIPI), a subsidiary of ICTSI that operates the Bauan terminal in Batangas. The initial phase of the project will feature a 5,000 square meter covered warehouse and storage space for 2,800 CBUs.

Aside from the project development, ICTSI and NYK will also undertake CSR initiatives for the benefit of the host communities. ICTSI has already donated a 4,500 square meter parcel of land to the City of Cabuyao, which will be developed into access roads leading to other parts of Barangay Niugan. NYK is conducting several development projects as well to help the residents of St. Francis homes and improve the condition of the facility’s surrounding areas.

Also present in the ground breaking were Cabuyao City Mayor Atty. Rommel Gecolea and Barangay Niugan Chairman Dennis Hain.

The city fully supports the project, which is expected to create local jobs for the local community and nearby cities.

Posted at 21:45   パーマリンク


Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia [Forwarder]

Cambodia is currently benefiting from two decades of relative economic stability. With a stable annual GDP growth of approximately 7%, the country has become an interesting market for investors. International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has expanded its global presence by opening a new office in the emerging market.

Cambodia’s political, economic and cultural center, the capital city of Phnom Penh, is now home to Panalpina’s latest venture in Asia. The new office became operational in August, providing global and local customers with air freight and ocean freight services, customer brokerage, in-land transportation, cross-border trucking (with Vietnam and Thailand), Container Freight Station consolidation, and warehousing and storage services.

“Our new office in Cambodia demonstrates Panalpina’s interest in the emerging economies we believe will provide strong opportunities for business growth,” says Benny Ong, country manager for Panalpina Cambodia. “Having a physical presence in the country means that our customers can feel confident conducting business here, knowing that Panalpina is on site to provide the services they need to support their logistics and freight forwarding requirements.”

With a population of 15 million, Cambodia offers Panalpina opportunities for growth in the textile, agriculture and construction industry. Cambodia’s two biggest industries are textiles and tourism. The garment industry represents the largest portion of Cambodia's manufacturing sector, accounting for 80% of the country's exports, which directly impacts the volume of air freight shipments to and from the country. In 2015, air freight volume increased 14 percent, year-on-year, at Phnom Penh International Airport, with the increase attributed to a strong demand for Cambodian garments in overseas markets, such as the US and Europe. Cambodia’s total garment and footwear exports earned $6.3bn in 2015, with a growth rate of 6.7% compared to 2014. Exports have been growing continuously for the last 20 years, and are expected to continue growing in 2016.

Revenue growth has also been enjoyed by two of Cambodia’s international shipping ports, Phnom Penh river port and Sihanoukville. Phnom Penh has enjoyed strong growth in recent years thanks to continually growing container traffic. The port handled 144,813 TEUs in 2015, up 8.3 per cent year-on-year as the result of surging exports, particularly rice and construction materials. Cambodia's sole deep-sea port Sihanoukville handled 392,000 TEU’sactual container throughput in 2015, with average growth of 10% to 15% per annum during the last five years.

Agricultural activities remain the main source of income for many Cambodians living in rural areas, and the industry has benefitted in recent years from government policies implementing a quota for rice (Cambodia’s principle agricultural commodity) on exports to China, Europe and the US, and tax free imports of agriculture equipment.

“As manufacturers increasingly look towards Cambodia as a key market for goods, the need for transport logistics increases.” says Ong. “Cross-border trucking between Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand is fueling demand for more value added services.”

As of yet, Cambodia has no proven reserves of oil or natural gas. However, in the last few years, the Cambodian government has granted a number of licenses for petroleum exploration. “Considering the current downturn in the global oil and gas business, the possibility of a burgeoning oil and gas market in Cambodia is an exciting opportunity for Panalpina, and one that we will be paying close attention to in the future,” says Ong.

Posted at 22:16   パーマリンク

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