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Rediger.Takker for seg etter 40 år med flyfrakt
Truls Jakobsen er 63 år, og har vært i flyfraktbransjen i nøyaktig 40 år. Startet i Aircontact Cargo 1. desember 1972, som eksport assistent, hvor han sluttet i 1985, da som eksportsjef.
Var med og stiftet Norwegian Express Cargo (NECAS), som startet i 1985, også da som eksportsjef for fly. I april 1990 startet han som fraktsjef i KLM Cargo, hvor han etter diverse omorganiseringer og sammenslåinger endte opp som “Senior Account Manager” i Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. Truls har foreløpig ingen store planer for fremtiden, bortsett fra ski på vinteren og golf om sommeren.

Chris Jaabaek, 39 år, overtar stillingen som salgssjef i Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, hvor han startet 2. januar. Han kommer fra tilsvarende stilling i SAS Cargo.  Han har også speditør bakgrunn fra Schenker og Northern Cargo.  Hans første ordentlige jobb var faktisk hos Air France Cargo i 1992.
Truls Jakobsen
Rediger.Les mer herHatteland gjenvalgt i Rogaland
Jan Håvard Hatteland er nylig gjenvalgt som styreleder i NHO Logistikk og Transport Rogaland.
Styret med Hatteland i spissen har over lengre tid gjort en betydelig lobbyjobb i regionen. Det har ført til to strålende lekkasjer fra regjeringen; først om fergefri E39 fra Stavanger til Trondheim.
 
I forbindelse med årsmøtet i regionforeningen den 13.3 kunngjorde statssekretær Geir Pollestad en ny lekkasje før Nasjonal Transportplan legges fram etter påske; en betydelig utbedrig av E39 sydover mot Kristiansand, hele 19 mil av strekningen skal utbedres.
 
Jan Håvard Hatteland
RedigerEndringer i CUSRES TVINN ved midlertidig deklarering
Når en midlertidig innførselsdeklarasjon er godkjent, vil tollvesenet nå returnere nye data i CUSRES-meldingen til deklaranten. Meldingen vil inneholde dato for gjenutførselsfrist samt en fastsatt tekst.
Ved deklarering av midlertidige innførsler, stilles det i de fleste tilfeller krav til betaling av avgifter i form av et depositum på tollkreditten. For firmaer som ikke har tollkreditt, kreves dette depositumet inn kontant.

Vareier har ingen rett til avskrivning av merverdiavgift i regnskapet mot Skatteetaten ved slik midlertidig deklarering. Toll- og Avgiftsdirektoratet har besluttet at en egen tekst skal påføres slike deklarasjoner for å sikre at vareeier ikke feilaktig får ført fradrag for denne merverdiavgiften.

Når en midlertidig deklarasjon er godkjent, vil tollvesenet nå returnere nye data i CUSRES meldingen til deklaranten. Meldingen vil inneholde dato for gjenutførselsfrist, samt en fastsatt tekst.

Teksten skal fremkomme i tolldeklarasjonens rubrikk 48B, og deklaranter plikter at denne teksten vises ved utskrift av tolldeklarasjonen fra sine systemer:

Gjenutførselsfrist dd.mm.åååå.
Avgifter innkreves dersom fristen oversittes.
Ikke fradragsberettiget for mva.

Med bakgrunn i denne endringen er det gjort endringer i CUSRES-implementasjonen av utleveringsattester for midlertidige innførselsdeklarasjoner. CUSRES-meldingen vil for disse inneholde de ekstra segmentene DTM+255 og FTX+CIP. Se nærmere beskrivelse i seksjon 3, side 5, 14 og 17

Dersom den midlertidige deklarasjonen ikke blir fulgt opp med innsendelse av gjenutførsel, vil avgiftene bli krevd inn.

Oppdatert CUSRES implementasjonsguide er tilgjengelig for nedlasting på http://www.norstella.no/bestill-dokumentasjon.29224.no.html Det er samtidig bestemt at implementasjonsguider for TVINN frigjøres og NorStella vil ikke lenger kreve betaling for nedlasting av disse.

Planlagt ikrafttredelse for endringen er 15. juni 2013.
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Redigerhttp://portal.skconsult.net/logjobb/logo_stor/lh.jpgLH Cargo posts rise in H1 operating income despite revenue/traffic decline
Lufthansa’s logistics division, whose major component is Lufthansa Cargo, has posted a first-half year operating income of €61 million, an increase of over 27% on the same period last year.
The improved result was achieved, despite a 9.9% decrease in the cargo carrier’s revenue to just over €1.2 billion, and a 3.5% dip in freight and mail traffic to 839,000 tonnes.
 
"The first half of 2013 was characterised by continuing restrained demand on global freight markets," the German airline group said.
 
However, "thanks to flexible and demand-led capacity management," the cargo load factor increased slightly (+0.9 percentage points to 70.0%) as a result of a 2.8% fall in revenue cargo tonne-kilometres, on a 3.9% cut in capacity.
 
The decline in tonnage in H1 2013 was sharpest in the Asia/Pacific region, where it was down 6.0%.
"As a result of successful capacity management, the cargo load factor in this traffic region improved substantially due to a considerable reduction in capacity."
 
Capacity cuts in Europe led to an improvement in the cargo load factor in this region, while in the Americas tonnage decreased by 4.2% compared with last year.
 
Only in the Middle East/Africa region did freight volumes increase. However, since capacity was expanded by 2.4% and sales growth was limited to 1.8%, the load factor showed a slight dip.
 
"Lufthansa Cargo still expects demand to recover appreciably and tonnage to increase again in the second half of the year," the group underlined.
 
While the cargo carrier’s capacity in the first quarter tended to be demand-based, the company switched to a supply-based capacity policy during the second quarter.
 
"In doing so, it is preparing for the predicted market recovery in the second half-year."
 
For 2013 as a whole, Lufthansa Cargo is sticking to its target of an operating profit in the three-digit million euro range.
 
"An increase on last year’s result is anticipated. In order to reach this earnings target in the challenging market environment, Lufthansa Cargo has initiated additional measures to safeguard earnings in the short and medium term," the group added.
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RedigerHapag-Lloyd and CSAV agree to merge and create the fourth largest container shipping companyNy
Binding agreement signed / In return for contributing its container business, CSAV becomes new core shareholder of Hapag-Lloyd / Hapag-Lloyd becomes the world’s fourth-largest liner shipping company.
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Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd (left), and Oscar Hasbún, CEO of CSAV, today at Ballin House (Hapag-Lloyd headquarters) in Hamburg after the signing.

Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) today signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd, subject to the necessary approvals. Following the integration, the new Hapag-Lloyd will rank among the four largest liner shipping companies in the world, with some 200 vessels with total transport capacity of around one million TEU, an annual transport volume of 7.5 million TEU and a combined turnover of 9 billion Euro. The company’s head office will remain in Hamburg. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd will have a strong regional office in Chile for its Latin America business.

In return for contributing its container business, CSAV will become a new Hapag-Lloyd core shareholder besides HGV (City of Hamburg) and Kühne Maritime. CSAV will initially hold a 30% stake in the combined entity. The partners have agreed on a capital increase of EUR 370 million once the transaction has been concluded, to which CSAV will contribute EUR 259 million. This will then increase CSAV’s share of Hapag-Lloyd to 34%. A second capital increase of EUR 370 million will be linked to Hapag-Lloyd’s planned stock exchange listing.

“I am delighted that we have succeeded in concluding this partnership through which our two companies are playing an active part in consolidating the liner shipping industry. This day is an important milestone in the history of Hapag-Lloyd,” said Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd, upon signing the agreement. “The transaction increases the value of the Company and therefore also the value of our shareholders’ shares.”

“By joining forces, we are creating a stronger, larger and more global company with significant economies of scale and a considerably improved competitive position,” said Oscar Hasbún, CEO of CSAV. The combination of CSAV’s container shipping business with Hapag-Lloyd will result in annual synergies of at least USD 300 million. Service networks and fleets of both companies complement one another ideally. “The combination with CSAV, Latin America’s leading container shipping line, considerably strengthens Hapag-Lloyd in this growth market and adds a strong position in the North-South traffic to the company’s global network and to its established strength in East-West traffics”, said Oscar Hasbún.

Order books are also complementary: While, at the end of April, Hapag-Lloyd will put into service the last of ten 13,200 TEU vessels ordered for the Far East trade, CSAV still has seven vessels, each of 9,300 TEU, scheduled for delivery in 2014 and 2015. These container ships are specially designed for the South American trade. “This means that we will have a young and cost-efficient fleet. The use of optimum tonnage in the trades is one of the key prerequisites for successful operations in the face of international competition,” said Oscar Hasbún.

Both companies also fit in other regards: CSAV, founded in 1872, and Hapag-Lloyd, founded in 1847, share a similar blend of long tradition and entrepreneurial vision for the future.

“By integrating CSAV’s container business, Hapag-Lloyd is able to build on its strengths and is therefore in an excellent position for future growth,” said Michael Behrendt, adding: “This combination will further strengthen our service portfolio and enable us to deliver an even better global service to our clients.”

The relevant corporate bodies of both companies have already approved the merger. The closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of competition authorities. Another condition is that not more than 5% of total CSAV´s minority shareholders exercise their appraisal rights till the 20th April. Until then, dissident CSAV shareholders have the right to withdraw. The company defined that this appraisal right should be exercised by holders of less than 5% of the company’s total shares in order for the merger with Hapag-Lloyd to be completed.
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RedigerVarner Retail expands cooperation with DB Schenker Logistics
Varner Retail will expand its cooperation with DB Schenker effective 1 April 2014. The new contract means that Varner Group shops in Norway move all store distribution to DB Schenker.
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Varner Group is a group with international fashion shops.
“We have conducted a thorough process to find the best transportation provider in Norway and the conclusion was that DB Schenker delivered the best and most innovative solution,” says Anders Eriksson, Head of Logistics, Varner Group. We need a stable and reliable partner that can contribute towards our total logistics solutions. For us, DB Schenker is the right choice.”

Eriksson says that the conclusion was no surprise as DB Schenker already had a large proportion of their transport for many years. “Now we put everything in the DB Schenker basket to get the synergies of greater operational solutions.” Value of the contract during the contract period through 2015 will be an estimated twelve million euros.
“We like good overall solution where our goods are in a partially dedicated supply chain that allows us to deliver to 95 percent of our stores during the morning,” says Eriksson. “Just in time deliveries makes our shop staff get a simpler life and can focus on sales.”

The project will contribute to a higher utilization of our Alnabru hub in Oslo and our network throughout Norway,” says Bjørn Tore Elstad, director sales and customer solutions, Schenker AS. “I am very happy that Varner Group focuses 100 percent on us as their supplier. This means that we increase our volumes at Varner Group from 1.2 million parcels to approximately 3.5 million parcels.”

There will be a visible increase in parcels at Alnabru because Varner Group has decided to put the transport by PostNord over to DB Schenker. “We have tested the new solution and the results shows that we will not have any problems with the volumes from Varner Retail,” says Sales Manager Marit Dyrli, Schenker AS. “Daily, there will be eight trucks from Varner’s store in Vestby and at Gardermoen. To ensure the management of the project, a separate control tower with a dedicated team will ensure high delivery quality.”

Varner Group represents chains BikBok, Carlings, Cubus, Dressmann, Dressmann XL, Vivikes, Solo, Volt, Wearhouse, Wow and Urban. Varner Gruppen imports goods from the Far East, China and several other countries to its 689 stores in Norway. The group has stores in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Iceland and Poland. Frank Varner opened the first store in Oslo in 1962.
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RedigerMaersk Line named race partner for the Volvo Ocean Race
Copenhagen, 15 April 2014. The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, is the official shipping partner for the Volvo Ocean Race, the pre-eminent round-the-world yacht race.
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The race takes place from 4 October 2014 to 27 June 2015. During the nine month race, seven 65-foot (19.8-metre) racing yachts will embark on a nine-leg journey across five oceans.

“The Volvo Ocean Race is about seamanship, teamwork, overcoming challenges, being innovative and attuned to the environment. Maersk Line’s claim: “Your Promise. Delivered” is based on the insight that we create simple and reliable solutions so our customers can fulfil promises to their customers. The Volvo Ocean Race has made a promise to deliver a memorable race experience for thousands of fans, sponsors and participants across the world. We are incredibly proud to support them keep that promise,” says Maersk Line’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen Schueler of Maersk Line’s partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race.
 
Maersk Line will be responsible for transporting two batches of each 90 (ninety) 40’ (forty foot) containers. The two batches contain identical sets of equipment for the race organisers and the Race Villages. Each batch will therefore take two separate leap-frogging routes ensuring that the Race Villages can be established on time to welcome race teams and the many hundred thousands of visitors at the stop-over ports.

“It is critical that the teams and ports plus we and our sponsors can rely on the best possible logistics delivery and who better than Maersk Line to provide that for us. We are delighted to welcome them to our team of world class Race partners,” says Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The task entrusted to Maersk Line is challenging. However, with 550 vessels, 32,000 employees and 325 offices in 135 countries Maersk Line has unrivalled global reach and experience. Features that will be leveraged by the Volvo Ocean Race in the host ports of Alicante (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Newport (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Lorient (France) and Gothenburg (Sweden). Additionally, the Dutch port of The Hague will host a one-night pit-stop on the trip from France to Sweden.
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RedigerEmbraer chooses DB Schenker
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has entrusted DB Schenker with the management of its spare parts logistics in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region, as part of a long-term six-year contract.
Embraer has chosen DB Schenker as an expert partner well recognised for implementing innovative solutions focused on optimizing the aeronautical supply chain.

"By outsourcing the management of the entire spare parts logistics of our EMEA sites to DB Schenker, we will gain flexibility, provide a higher quality of service to our customers and will be able to effectively manage our strong growth in the years to come," commented Luiz Hamilton Lima, Embraer's Vice-President Customer Support Commercial Aviation EMEA.

Ideally located just a few kilometres from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Europe's second largest airport, DB Schenker's logistics hub in Mitry Mory will manage tens of thousands of spare part items. The newly 6,000 square meter hub is located next to the existing DB Schenker site and will be dedicated specifically to the aeronautics industry.

The scope of the contract includes the handling of standard spare parts, as well as sensitive and high-volume lines. High-density storage and elevated order picking systems will help DB Schenker deliver the productivity gains and increased flexibility sought by Embraer. Transparency and a continuous improvement plan were also part of Embraer's selection criteria.

DB Schenker also handles the transport operations, including those for emergency situations, the so-called AOG (Aircraft On Ground) incidents, via its global network of 40 AOG desks and its teams of experts being operational 24/7.

The service is designed to support future changes in volumes, aligned to the future development of the activity and Embraer's growing presence in the European market.

"This contract reflects DB Schenker's stated ambition to ensure maximum logistics support for Embraer's parts and equipment, and to achieve the best operating conditions for Embraer's supply chain in terms of quality. That's the commitment made by DB Schenker's contract logistics and aerospace teams," underlined Robert Plent, Head of Contract Logistics / Supply Chain Management, Region Europe West, DB Schenker Logistics.
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Rediger.Greencarrier continues growth strategy with office in Belarus
Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned global transport companies, has opened an office in Minsk, Belarus.
The company has expanded through both organic growth and acquisition since it was founded in 2000 and Belarus marks the 14th country where it has its own offices.
 
Peter Nevhagen, CEO, Greencarrier Freight Services, says: “Our strategy is to develop our services in line with customer demand. We are expanding our office structure, especially in Eastern Europe, to ensure we can offer the best possible customer service.
 
“It is a natural expansion of our business in Lithuania to set up an office in Minsk. We have managed cargo flows into and out of Belarus over the last few years and have studied the market carefully. We know that now the time is right to launch Greencarrier Freight Services BEL.”
 
The Belarus operation will initially run as a subsidiary of Greencarrier’s Lithuanian office which is headed by managing director Marijus Zilinskas.
 
“The intention is to strengthen our existing products by being closer to our customers,” says Mr Zilinskas. “We will offer the full range of services including containerised ocean freight, ro-ro ocean services and air freight. We will have our own consolidation services from China and other LCL services through our worldwide network of agents.”
 
Greencarrier expects the main markets for road freight – from a single pallet to full truck loads – to be to/from Scandinavia, UK, Baltics and Poland.
 
Aurimas Digrevicius, Greencarrier’s branch manager in Vilnius for the last four years, will run the Belarus operation on the ground and he is currently recruiting staff for the Minsk office.
 
Mr Nevhagen says he expects Belarus to be another successful addition to Greencarrier Freight Services. “We make sure that we have the resources internally and the customer base externally when we make the decision to expand into another country. Our most recent launch was in Poland in 2012 when we acquired Transpoint International and that has proved an excellent move for both Greencarrier and our customers.”
 
Greencarrier Freight Services, headquartered in Sweden, has about 600 employees in 14 countries with offices throughout Scandinavia as well as in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China and now Belarus.
 
Office details:
Greencarrier Freight Services BEL
Tsimirazyeva str. 67-94, office #601,
Minsk,
Belarus
 
Tel:      +375 17 33 68 000
Mobile: +375 29 35 39 777
Email: aurimas.digrevicius@greencarrier.lt
www.greencarrier.com
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comLufthansa Cargo flies with full aircraft in the first quarter
The air cargo market continues to show signs of a slight recovery. Benefiting from this develop-ment, Lufthansa Cargo flew fuller planes in the first three months of 2014.
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Thanks to a disciplined capacity management Europe’s leading cargo airline saw an increase in capacity sales to nearly 72 per cent – an exceptional result compared to the rest of the market.

Lufthansa Cargo’s capacity management remains flexible and demand-driven. Having increased its capacities by 1.6 per cent, it was able to achieve a sell-out in the first quarter of 2014. With 399,000 tonnes of transported freight and mail, its tonnage remained on par with the previous year’s figure.

“There are noticeable, albeit still mild, signs of a market recovery”, said the cargo airline’s CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt. For this reason Lufthansa Cargo has only gradually increased its capacities for the time being. “But I trust that we will be able to strengthen our market position with new Boeing 777 freighters and an attractive, global network in the course of the year”, pointed out Garnadt.
 
The economic result for the first three months of this year will be announced on 6 May.
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RedigerPanalpina is first to achieve global accreditation for lean training
Panalpina is the first global logistics company to gain accreditation for its lean training program. The achievement comes two years after the company’s Logistics division set out to incorporate lean manufacturing principles into its global operations.
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Lean training program - Logistics facility in Brazil

The Lean Competency System (LCS) accreditation developed in partnership with Cardiff University, UK, means that Panalpina’s in-house training program is on a par with the university’s own world renowned practices.
 
In 2012, Panalpina’s Logistics division embarked on a quest to incorporate lean principles into its global operations. In contrast to other logistics companies who adapt the lean approach to suit the logistics industry, Panalpina decided to change its business model to adapt to lean principles. The result is what Panalpina calls ‘real lean’.
 
“Panalpina has developed a whole new way of working in logistics where it operates like a manufacturer and runs its facilities like factories,” says Prof Peter Hines of SA Partners, who has worked closely with Panalpina to develop the new approach. “The key to the success of this new way of working is involving and educating its global workforce to ensure that everyone contributes – and its training program is at the heart of this.”
 
Panalpina’s latest lean achievement is receiving Lean Competency System (LCS) accreditation for its global training program. The LCS was developed by Cardiff University’s Lean Enterprise Research Centre based at Cardiff Business School. This gives Panalpina’s training program endorsement from the very highest level.
 
The introduction of a lean model has impacted every area of Panalpina’s work. Recent changes range from the complete re-design of layouts and processes to increase capacity, in some cases by more than 200%, to developing ways to capture and implement small improvements generated by front-line staff.
 
“We want our staff to challenge how we work and make suggestions – big or small – to help us constantly improve,” says Andrew Lahy, globally responsible for continuous improvement within Panalpina’s Logistics division. “By asking the simple question ‘What can be done to make your life easier?’ we promote company-wide involvement that has quickly gained momentum.”
 
LogEx = Logistics Excellence
With more than 200 hundred logistics facilities located around the world, Panalpina knows that communication and training is vital to the success of its lean ambitions. The company started by creating the LogEx (Logistics Excellence) initiative to improve profitability and to turn around operations that require assistance. LogEx involves all of the 70 countries where the company has its own operations. The initiative relies on the whole organisation pulling together to ensure its strategic goals are supported and executed locally. Each facility adopts the global lean strategy and tailors it to suit their local needs.
 
Once the local site strategy is developed, workshops are held and a comprehensive training program is developed, with a focus on achieving the strategic objectives of the site. The training program is managed through PanAcademy, Panalpina’s online training tool, and makes use of internal and external coaches to ensure that employees get the support and training they need to achieve the objectives.
 
On completing the training and delivering a successful lean improvement, employees then receive one of seven levels of certification from Cardiff Business School. With this approach, Panalpina has launched over 350 lean projects around the world, with more than 125 people taking the initiative to lead projects.
 
Move products, don’t store
Panalpina’s overall logistics strategy is to move products quickly, not store them, to help customers reduce their inventory levels and increase speed to market. The company therefore has a particular focus on the fast moving fashion and technology industries whose supply chains benefit the most from such work.
 
“Incorporating lean from manufacturing into the logistics industry was a challenge but we’ve found a way,” says Mike Wilson, Panalpina’s global head of Logistics. “We have already seen some excellent improvements at our facilities around the world but our work will never finish. Lean is an ongoing process and so is our desire to create ever-more efficient supply chains for our customers.”
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.com“Ni Hao China”: Lufthansa Cargo sends new Boeing 777F daily to Shanghai
A new destination for Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777F: the brand-new freighter is heading for Shanghai Pudong Airport since last week as well. It has become the first city in the global route network of Europe’s leading cargo airline that is served with daily flights by the new “Triple Seven”.
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“We are strengthening our position in China considerably through the use of the best freighter in its class”, emphasised Christian Haug, Regional Director North & Central to more than 100 representatives of the logistics industry in Shanghai. “The Triple Seven is already setting standards in reliability and other areas in just the first few months since we introduced the new aircraft model. With the new aircraft, we are continuing to invest for our customers in our dense, high-frequency network.”

Shanghai is Lufthansa Cargo’s largest freighter station in the global route network. With the arrival of the third “Triple Seven”, the fleet is now big enough to allow the company to serve this long-haul route daily with the new freighters.

As a sign of the special ties with China, the Boeing 777F bearing registration D-ALFC was christened “Ni Hao, China” (“Good Day, China”) on arrival in Shanghai. The idea to give the aircraft this name originated from the winning submission to a creative public competition held by Lufthansa Cargo to find a naming convention for its entire fleet in advance of the arrival of the B777. From the more than 40,000 potential aircraft names submitted to Lufthansa Cargo within six weeks, a jury with the involvement of the full Cargo Board opted for the central theme to “Say hello around the world”.

Lufthansa Cargo has traditionally held a strong position in China. Freighters and Lufthansa Passenger aircraft currently fly to a total of nine cities on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The cargo airline offers its customers more than 2,200 tonnes of freight capacity to the European hub per week. The two handling companies which Lufthansa Cargo operates with Chinese partners in Shanghai and Shenzhen are also very successful.
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RedigerMaersk Line increases business while reducing CO2 footprint
Today, Maersk Line publishes its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a 3.8 million tonnes CO2 reduction in a year where the business grew 4.1%.
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“2013 was a good year for Maersk Line – financially as well as in terms of our sustainability performance” says Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line. “Our fuel efficiency improvements helped cut CO2 as well as air pollutants like SOx and NOx. So even while our business grew, we were able to reduce our environmental impact in absolute terms.”

In 2013, Maersk Line took deliv¬ery of the first four of 20 Triple-E vessels. These ves¬sels will set a new standard for energy efficiency. However, the main driver for the strong CO2 performance was the major overhaul of Maersk Line’s network.

One of the challenges outlined in the Sustainability Progress Update is the tightening regulation of sulphur emissions (SOx) that will require ships sailing in so-called Emission Control Areas to switch to cleaner and thus more expensive fuels from January 2015.

“Air emissions are a serious issue in shipping and we support the upcoming regulation. We are, however, concerned about the level of enforcement in Europe. The new regulation will be costly and without proper enforcement, some might be tempted to cut corners. This will erode the environmental improvements and create a commercial disadvantage for those that follow the rules” says Jacob Sterling, Head of Sustainability in Maersk Line.

In 2013, customer demand for information on Maersk Line’s sustainability performance really took off.

“Large customers representing 19 % of our business have requested tailored sustainability information as part of their business relationship with us” says Jacob Sterling.
“These customers have typically made promises to their stakeholders on sustainability. We are proud to move their goods with a lower environmental impact year by year, thereby helping them deliver on their sustainability promises”.

In total, Maersk Line’s customers saved 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 in 2013 by shipping their goods with Maersk Line compared to an industry-average competitor.
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RedigerKS1-rapporten og KVU-en for prosjektetRegjeringen går inn for ny godsterminal sør for Trondheim
– Etter flere tiår med prosesser rundt plassering av logistikknutepunktet i Trondheimsregionen, har regjeringen nå besluttet at videre planlegging skal ta utgangspunkt i alternativer sør for byen. Vi ser ingen grunn til å vente til 2015, slik det var lagt opp til fra forrige regjering, sier samferdselsminister Ketil Solvik-Olsen.
En raskere beslutning er viktig både for byutviklingen i Trondheim og for å nå ambisjonen om å frakte mer gods på jernbane.

- Trondheim by vil med nytt logistikknutepunkt sør for byen få frigjort store sentrumsnære arealer, mens godsterminalen med ny plassering vil få betydelig større muligheter til å utvide og effektivisere virksomheten sin, sier Solvik-Olsen.

Regjeringens valg av konsept er i tråd både med de faglige anbefalingene i Jernbaneverkets konseptvalgutredning (KVU), i den eksterne kvalitetssikringen (KS1) og med ønskene til det lokale næringslivet og transportørene.

- Næringslivet ønsker seg en ny terminal nærmest mulig markedstyngdepunktet, og det er sør for Trondheim.

Regjeringen framskynder prosessen
Jernbaneverket leverte sin KVU med anbefaling om at ny terminal skulle legges sør for Trondheim til Samferdselsdepartementet i januar 2012. Anbefalingen fikk støtte i den påfølgende eksterne kvalitetssikringen (KS1).

Den rødgrønne regjeringen valgte imidlertid å utsette videre arbeid med valg av konsept i påvente av at resultatene av at den pågående brede godsanalysen skulle foreligge i løpet av 2015.

- Jernbaneverkets og næringslivets anbefaling er klar, og den eksterne kvalitetssikringen støtter denne anbefalingen. Da er det ingen grunn til å vente med å ta beslutningen, sier Solvik-Olsen.

To alternativer i sør
Konseptet regjeringen går inn for omfatter to konkrete lokaliseringsalternativer: Søberg og Torgård. Jernbaneverket får nå i oppdrag å utrede konsekvensene av disse to nærmere, slik at regjeringen i neste runde får grunnlag for å ta endelig stilling til hvor det nye logistikknutepunktet i Trondheimsregionen skal ligge. Jernbaneverkets utredning skal være klar i løpet av 2014.
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RedigerDHL shapes up its ocean freight technology
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL enhances their tracking capabilities by launching a new global ocean freight service called Ocean Secure.
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The service is designed for customers shipping sensitive or high value cargo, specifically from the Life Sciences & Healthcare, Technology, Automotive, and Consumer Goods industries. By means of Ocean Secure, DHL and customers can access real time tracking and temperature data at any given point and take remedial action if necessary.

"Ocean Secure is a significant leap forward regarding transparency along the supply chain and a further development of the ocean freight business itself. Knowing the exact whereabouts and condition of their goods will give our customers more planning flexibility", says Andreas Boedeker, Global Head of Ocean Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.

An integral part of the DHL Ocean Secure services are in-transit visibility and in-transit control. Customers have access to real time information on the location and condition of their shipment at any given time via an online platform. In case of irregularities, a DHL team will intervene. Intervention points are all over the world, ensuring customers that their goods are taken care of quickly.

The service is globally available and can be individualized by customers, depending on their needs. Customers can choose between container tracking, monitoring of any opening of the container, or of temperature and humidity in the container leveraging the DHL SmartSensor GSM technology as well as real-time and in-transit information for all container parameters from remote areas and at sea through satellite transmission.
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Rediger.Kuehne + Nagel expands LCL activities
Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its less-than-container-load (LCL) offering with a new hub in Busan, South Korea, reefer services from Europe to Australia and an Eco-Cargo initiative.
With LCL operations in more than 100 countries, this service spans the entire Kuehne + Nagel global network and continues to be in high-demand. These latest developments underline the company’s commitment to continuously expanding its comprehensive global LCL offering, which features full supply chain visibility and monitoring via KN Login,
Kuehne + Nagel’s web-based information management system.

New LCL hub in Busan
To meet growing market demand, Kuehne + Nagel has further extended its LCL service package in Asia-Pacific with the opening of a new hub in Busan. Busan is Kuehne + Nagel’s fourth largest LCL hub in the region after Shanghai, Singapore and Colombo, and will offer 12 new direct services. Operated by Blue Anchor Line, Kuehne + Nagel’s in-house NVOCC (Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier), these new connections feature weekly direct sailings between key markets within the Asia-Pacific region as well as from Asia-Pacific to Europe, North and Latin America. In total, the number of Kuehne + Nagel’s self-operated weekly LCL services from Asia-Pacific now amounts to 430.

The new Busan hub strenghtens the company’s gateway portfolio. Due to its geographical advantage, it offers considerable syngeries, particularly for direct services currently running from Korea to key markets in Latin America.

LCL Reefer Services from Europe to Australia
Kuehne + Nagel has launched new LCL reefer services from Europe to Australia. Shipments are collected from across the European continent and consolidated at the Kuehne + Nagel facility in Rungis/France, before being shipped directly to Melbourne via the French port of Le Havre. The company offers seamless logistics solutions for wine and confectionery (+ 15 degrees C), chilled goods (+ 4 degrees C) and frozen goods (– 18 degrees C).

Eco-Cargo initiative reduces CO2 emissions
The introduction of LCL Eco-Cargo sees Kuehne + Nagel offer its customers an advanced cost and carbon efficient product. Its objective is to substantially reduce the number of long distance groupage shipments, resulting in approximately 15 per cent lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and transportation costs. This is achieved by transporting full containers to an inland freight terminal before de-stuffing. Final distribution is then arranged from such terminals rather than from the port of arrival. The Kuehne + Nagel LCL division additionally contributes to the company’s overall green logistics targets by reducing CO2 emissions through recycling of used material, minimising trucking mileage and cooperating with ecologically operating partners. Furthermore, the company uses its own web-based LCL CO2 emission calculator to provide full transparency of CO2 emissions at shipment level, as well as carrying out continuous environmental assessments of all partners.

About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com
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RedigerSAS starter flygninger fra Stavanger til Houston
SAS starter flygninger fra Stavanger til Houston 20. august. SAS imøtekommer med dette et ønske fra toneangivende aktører i oljebransjen om bedre forbindelser mellom Norge og Skandinavia til Houston, Texas og andre veien.
-  Ruteetableringen er et skreddersydd produkt til et definert marked med et spesielt reisebehov, sier Eivind Roald konserndirektør for salg og marked i SAS, som har hatt løpende dialog med de mest aktuelle kundene.

Ruten vil flys med en businessversjon av Boeing 737-700, og ha et SAS Long Haul Business Class konsept om bord, med kun 44 komfortable business seter, moderne underholdningssystem og fullservice måltider og servering.

-  Den gunstige tidtabellen gir gode forbindelser i hele Skandinavia begge veier, samt at Houston er et knutepunkt sør- og vestover til bl.a. Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas og Phoenix med Star Alliance, sier Eivind Roald.

SAS har inngått en såkalt wetlease-avtale med selskapet PrivatAir som har denne spesialversjonen av Boeing 737-700. Flyet vil være malt i SAS' karakteristiske farger og logo.

Ruten starter den 20. august, like i forkant av den store oljemessen i Stavanger, Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). Salgsdato for ruten er fra 29. april, og vil gå daglig unntatt lørdager.
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RedigerPanalpina’s growing project division makes light work of big jobs
Panalpina’s specialized division for large-scale projects is one of the fastest growing areas of its business. Known as Panprojects, the division experienced 20% year-on-year turnover growth in 2013 and now has over 400 dedicated staff. One of its latest and largest projects involved work on an offshore oil platform section for energy giant BP in Azerbaijan.
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Port of Baku: Sailaway of the topside unit of the West Chirag platform built for the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli field operated by BP in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.
 
The ceiling transport and logistics cost for a single industrial project is expected to cross the $1 billion mark in the near future, such is the growth of this increasingly important aspect of business. Large projects are huge transport endeavours that require expert planning, monitoring and compliance – three areas where Panalpina’s Panprojects division has developed best-in-class capabilities and where the company is experiencing growing success.
 
Panprojects was established in 2002 to directly address the logistics needs of the world’s most ambitious industrial projects. The service creates tailor-made, end-to-end transport networks for each project.
 
Chris Kent, global head of Panprojects, attributes the division’s growth to its vast experience and flexible approach to these large jobs that mean it can tailor its workforce and global set-up to suit specific projects.
 
“We’ve spent years developing the people and processes that improve efficiency on major projects,” he says. “Our people around the world have the local expertise and the global support to establish new routes and continually develop better ways of working on a single project. Their health and safety, together with that of our subcontractors, is a top priority for us and they work in a framework that demonstrates full compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.”
 
Panprojects can be working on up to 40 projects around the world at a time. The majority of its work is conducted in the Middle East, Australia, Latin America and the U.S. The oil & gas industry in each territory is a major user of Panprojects, along with the mining industries of Latin America and Australia and global power and utility providers.
 
Many of the world’s largest industrial projects are located in landlocked, isolated areas, which often require upgrade work to ensure that local road and rail links can carry regular and oversized loads safely. Panprojects conducts detailed route and site surveys along the entire supply chain, being sure to account for limitations imposed by seasonal, climate and even political changes. Moving unusual and oversized loads generally requires authorization and customs clearance at several stages of a journey.
 
BP platform in Azerbaijan
One of Panalpina’s recent major projects is in Azerbaijan where after many shipments of components the topside unit of an off-shore oil platform recently set sail for final assembly in the Caspian Sea. The platform was deployed for the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli field, which is operated by BP.
 
Panprojects started its work on the West Chirag platform in late 2012. Since then it has handled more than 2000 international and local transports. Specialized equipment, machinery and components continue to be transported by road, air and sea in a constant flow to the site.
 
The BP project involves lots of critical fast-track moves that demand a flexible approach. Goods come in in all shapes and sizes, and from all over the world, including the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, the U.S. and a number of countries in Asia.
 
“The importance of on-time delivery at large projects cannot be stressed enough,” says Kent. “Delays at multi-million dollar projects mean excessive and avoidable cost. Monitoring is therefore crucial to give shippers transparency but also to maintain a high quality service. We also analyze our own performance to identify potential shortfalls and continually improve our operations.”
 
The West Chirag platform project is handled by Panalpina under its framework agreement with BP, which was agreed in January 2012. This partnership aims to develop the oil & gas industry’s most efficient and cost effective supply chain for large-scale projects.
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RedigerHapag-Lloyd increases operating result and volume in 2013 financial year
Operating result improved by EUR 41.0 million to EUR 67.2 million / EBITDA increases by EUR 54.6 million to EUR 389.1 million / 4.6% more transport volume / Persistently strong competition and high energy costs.
Hapag-Lloyd improved its result and transport volume in the previous financial year despite persistently tough competition. EBITDA increased year-on-year by EUR 54.6 million to EUR 389.1 million. The operating result also saw a significant improvement, climbing by EUR 41.0 million to EUR 67.2 million, meaning that Hapag-Lloyd performed well in comparison to its competitors. Thanks to its global liner network with almost 100 services, Hapag-Lloyd was able to take full advantage of growth opportunities in a difficult market. Transport volume rose by a total of 4.6% to approx. 5.5 million TEU across all trades in 2013.

“Both factors, the improvement in results and the higher transport volume, are clear evidence of the strength of Hapag-Lloyd in the global market,” says Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd. However, the average freight rate continued to disappoint, remaining USD 99 per TEU below the previous year’s level at USD 1,482 per TEU. Revenue declined to EUR 6.57 billion (previous year: EUR 6.84 billion), which was, however, due largely to a weaker US dollar, the main currency in the shipping sector. The Group posted a net result of EUR -97.4 million after EUR -128.3 million in the previous year.

“Although Hapag-Lloyd continued to perform well compared to other industry players thanks to the positive operating result, this result nevertheless falls well short of our expectations for 2013 and is ultimately disappointing,” states Michael Behrendt. “However, as one of many market players, we are unable to avoid the general trend in rates, which was again characterized by irrationality in the previous year.” As a result, it was no longer possible to push through sustainable rate increases in the market from the second quarter, despite good ship utilization at times. The important peak season in the third quarter failed to occur again as in the previous year.

The earnings situation was positively influenced by additional cost-cutting measures, which Hapag-Lloyd introduced as a direct response to the development of freight rates in 2013, as well as a slightly lower bunker consumption price of USD 613/tonne on average for the year. Overall, transport expenses were cut by EUR 409 million compared with the previous year by means of savings and energy price effects. With a price level of around USD 600/tonne, bunker still costs around three times as much as at the beginning of 2009.

Weaker-than-expected economic growth, particularly in the key BRIC states, had a negative impact on global transport volumes in the past year and thus on the course of business. Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank had to revise their growth forecasts downwards in the course of the year. Furthermore, the protracted dispute surrounding the US government budget made the markets uneasy in the previous year. However, according to the IMF, the pace of economic growth is expected to pick up noticeably in many key markets during this year and next year compared with 2013. In particular, the USA, the world’s largest economy, is expected to return to its former strength with growth rates of 2.8% and 3.0% in 2014 and 2015. Following two years of recession, the euro zone is forecast to grow by 1.0% and 1.4%. Overall, the IMF expects global economic growth to accelerate to 3.7% in 2014 and 3.9% in 2015 after the 3.0% seen in the past year. The IMF anticipates global trade to expand by 4.5% and 5.2% in 2014 and 2015, with similar growth rates for global container traffic which is expected to grow by 4.4% in the current year and 5.2% in the following year according to forecasts by IHS Global Insight.

“The outlook is much better for the liner shipping sector, especially as the addition of new shipping capacities will decline and an increasing number of older ships will disappear from the market and be scrapped,” explains Michael Behrendt. Hapag-Lloyd still has two newbuildings in its order book, each with a capacity of 13,200 TEU. Both will enter service in April this year and be used in the Far East trade within the G6 Alliance. “These modern and highly efficient ships are important for the competitiveness of Hapag-Lloyd.”

As a result of the financing measures carried out in 2013, Hapag-Lloyd is financially well positioned, making it possible to invest EUR 743 million in the Company last year (previous year: EUR 791 million), notably in ships and containers to boost maritime assets. Among other things, Hapag-Lloyd successfully placed a corporate bond in the capital market with a total volume of EUR 400 million in September and October 2013. The bond was oversubscribed, which underscores the confidence of the capital market in Hapag-Lloyd. The Company has a sound balance sheet with an equity ratio of 41.9%. With liquidity reserves of approx. EUR 534 million (including unused credit lines as at 31 December), the Company is securely financed for the future.

As part of the negotiations for Hapag-Lloyd to take over the container activities of CSAV, due diligence is currently being performed and other necessary talks are being held with various stakeholders to prepare for a possible transaction. A non-binding memorandum of understanding was signed by the two shipping lines on 22 January.
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comLufthansa Cargo plans leap in profits for 2014
Lufthansa subsidiary looking to strengthen its position as the leading cargo airline in Europe.
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Lufthansa Cargo achieved an operating profit of EUR 77 million euros in the last financial year,

28 million euros less than in the previous year. Numerous projects in the “Lufthansa Cargo 2020” future programme were vigorously pursued; fleet modernisation was successfully initiated. A significantly higher result is expected in 2014.

Lufthansa Cargo Chairman and CEO, Karl Ulrich Garnadt, emphasised at the annual press conference in Frankfurt that the company is well on its way to consolidating and strengthening its position as Europe's leading cargo airline this year: “We have set ourselves ambitious targets. We want to grow our tonnage by around five per cent and plan to significantly increase the operating profit”, said Garnadt.

The Cargo CEO, who will take over at the helm of Lufthansa Passage on 1 May, announced an operating result of 77 million euros (2013: 105 million euros) on presentation of the 2013 balance sheet. This means that Lufthansa Cargo remains one of the few cargo airlines in the world to maintain profitability in a very difficult market environment. Meanwhile, many competitors have had to shrink or even suspend their freighter operations in the face of persistent losses.

Demand in global air freight markets remained perceptibly below expectations last year. Signs of the upturn predicted for the middle of the year only appeared towards the end of the year, with positive developments on Far Eastern routes in particular. During this difficult phase, Lufthansa Cargo continued to pursue its very successful strategy of flexible, demand-oriented capacity management, as in previous years. This allowed the cargo airline to boost capacity utilisation even though tonnage levels fell slightly. On an annual average basis, the cargo load factor increased to the very high level of 69.9 per cent. However, there was continued pressure on average yields due to poor demand. All in all, the company achieved a total revenue of 2.4 billion euros, a decline of some nine per cent over the previous year.

Big investment in the future of air freight

Strict cost management has reduced the company’s expenditures below the previous year’s level. The Group-wide SCORE earnings improvement programme in particular has delivered clear results. Through numerous individual measures, Lufthansa Cargo has succeeded in improving earnings by 73 million euros. These have included revenue-increasing measures such as “Product Push”, a successful project to more intensively market special transports, and numerous cost-cutting projects.

Lufthansa Cargo will continue its strict cost management in the current financial year: “Implementing our big modernisation projects and being disciplined on the expenditure side are still top priorities”, emphasised Dr Martin Schmitt, Board member Finance and Human Resources at Lufthansa Cargo. “New aircraft, new cargo centre, new IT: we are investing a 10-figure sum of euros in securing the future of our company through the ‘Lufthansa Cargo 2020’ programme. If we want to implement our ambitious programme without cuts, however, we are going to need higher operating results again to finance it”, explained Dr Schmitt. Therefore, the SCORE programme will still be vigorously pursued.

“Lufthansa Cargo 2020”: from vision to reality

The airline will greatly benefit in 2014 from the now three Boeing 777 freighters to be deployed on North Atlantic routes and also to Shanghai from next week. With significantly lower fuel consumption, the brand new aircraft not only produce lower emissions but will also help reduce costs. Another Triple Seven will be delivered in June of this year. Because of the new arrivals, Lufthansa Cargo is planning to fly just 14 of its originally 18 MD-11 freighters.

The other “Lufthansa Cargo 2020” future projects are also being successfully realised at the moment. The modernisation of the IT landscape should largely be completed by the end of 2014 and plans for the new logistics centre at the home base in Frankfurt are also being finalised. Preparations for the construction of the world’s most modern and efficient cargo centre (project name “LCCneo”) are already in full swing. The 2020 “Cooperations” project is transitioning from the planning phase to implementation – the first partnership with an airline outside of the Lufthansa Group should already be sealed by the middle of the year. Lufthansa Cargo is hoping to use close bilateral cooperation to secure growth opportunities on important freight routes in the future and further increase the appeal of its global network for customers.

“Lufthansa Cargo 2020 is not a simple programme. We are pursuing lots of ambitious and complex future projects in parallel. But we are right on track thanks to our outstanding team”, underlined Karl Ulrich Garnadt. The first project successes are already apparent and are considerably strengthening the airline’s position in global competition. Garnadt: “Our Company is being readied for the next generation.” The CEO went on to explain how customers of Lufthansa Cargo will benefit in particular: “Our customer satisfaction is at record levels. But we want to continue systematically improving our quality over the years ahead. Large-scale investment in our product and infrastructure is key to this.”
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RedigerFreight among theories in MH370 mystery
Highly flammable freight has emerged as one of several possible theories to explain the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March.
The B777-200 aircraft was carrying lithium-ion batteries which have been known to overheat and cause fires to break out.

Used in mobile phones and laptops, they have been responsible for more than 140 incidents on aircraft over the past 23 years.

The theory is that the lithium-ion batteries ignited in the B777’s belly hold, triggering toxic fumes which swiftly rendered crew and passengers unconscious on inhalation.

Having initially denied that the aircraft was transporting any dangerous cargo; Malaysia Airlines admitted that were lithium-ion batteries on-board but underlined they were packaged according to safety regulations.
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RedigerDB Schenker Named Official Logistics Supplier of the World Beer Cup
Specialities from around the world are brought to the "Olympics of Beer" into the USA. Particular requirements for food imports.
Every two years, the best brewers in the world enter their finest beers into what many consider the “Olympics of Beer” – the World Beer Cup® – presented by the Brewers Association (BA). As Official Logistics Supplier of the Brewers Association, experts of DB Schenker coordinated and consolidated shipments by country or region and ship beer entries and forms directly to judges for evaluation. DB Schenker managed the transportation, warehousing and customs clearance, saving brewery entrants time and money. Especially for smaller breweries outside the United States it would be difficult to find the way in the U.S. trade and customs regulations without the professional support of Schenker, Inc., in Denver.

International competition

“The years of experience as well as the perfect interaction within our global network have proven themselves,” says Jochen Müller, Board Member of Schenker Deutschland AG, responsible for Air Freight and Sports and Event logistics. “It is particularly important as a large part of the brewery's customers do have only little export experience and food imports to the USA are subject to special requirements.”

“This is a big deal for the brewing industry. It is truly an international competition,” observes Malcolm Heath, CEO Schenker, Inc.. “The last contest saw an impressive field of 3,921 entries from 799 breweries in 54 countries. This year, 800 breweries from more than 50 countries with 4,000 different beers are applying. With our worldwide network DB Schenker is ideally placed to bring the shipments in time to the competition."

Experts from DB SCHENKERsportsevents

In Germany, the experts from DB SCHENKERsportsevents are the contact persons for 45 large and small breweries throughout Germany. The German beer samples have been shipped from the breweries by air freight to the USA.

Entries will be judged between April 6 and 8, 2014, by an international panel of 220 beer judges from 31 countries. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 95 beer-style categories will be announced April 11, 2014, during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner in Denver, Colorado.
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RedigerVil koble sammen Vestfold- og Sørlandsbanen
Samferdselsminister Ketil Solvik-Olsen vil be Jernbaneverket utrede sammenkobling av Vestfoldbanen og Sørlandsbanen. Han åpner også for flere småinvesteringer for tiltak som raskt vil gi flere togpassasjerer og mer godstrafikk på jernbane.
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Jernbanedirektør Elisabeth Enger gleder seg over at samferdselsminister Ketil Solvik-Olsen åpner for flere småinvesteringer som vil gi rask effekt. Foto: Tore Holtet
 
På den årlige jernbanekonferansen, Jernbaneforum 2014, opplyste statsråden at han har som ambisjon å opprette et investeringsselskap for jernbane i 2015 . Han gjentok at intercityutbygging  rundt de store byene står høyest på prioriteringslista sammen med økt satsing på vedlikehold.

Gods på bane
Solvik-Olsen poengterte at  han vil legge vekt på at de ulike transportformene må fungere godt sammen. - Folks hverdag må fungere, sa han og signaliserte at han vil åpne for flere småinvesteringer som gjør at det kan innfases flere nye tog i tida framover.
På spørsmål fra salen svarte samferdselsministeren at han i løpet av fire år ønsker å snu utviklingen og overføre godstrafikk fra vei til bane. - Da må vi først og fremst sørge for at den jernbanen vi har fungerer, erklærte han, og minnet om at han vil forsere arbeidet med å bygge nye godsterminaler rundt Trondheim og Bergen.

Investeringsselskap
- Vi skal ikke privatisere jernbanen, understreket han videre. – Jernbaneverket vil eksistere i lang tid framover, men oppgavene kan bli endret noe. Til høsten vil vi legge fram en stortingsmelding om organisering av vei- og jernbanesektoren, og vi vil da sørge for å få endringene forankret i Stortinget.

- Vi bruker i dag for mye tid på planlegging, og derfor ønsker vi oss investeringsselskap som tenker litt større og litt sterkere i måten vi bygger ut jernbane på.
Solvik-Olsen var samtidig nøye med å skru ned forventingene: - Jeg vil ikke klippe mange nye snorer i løpet av denne stortingsperioden.  Og når vi ber Jernbaneverket lage en konseptvalgutredning for sammenkobling av Vestfoldbanen og Sørlandsbanen, ser vi det som en forlengelse av at jernbanen er ferdig bygd ut til Skien.

Flere små ting
Jernbanedirektør Elisabeth Enger gledet seg over at jernbanen kan vise til sterke trafikktall og tidenes beste punktlighetstall med opptil 94 prosent punktlighet.
- Forventningsgapet øker, påpekte hun og merket seg at samferdselsministeren under sitt foredrag åpnet for mer penger til vedlikehold og flere småinvesteringer som raskt vil gi kapasitet til flere tog og mer gods på jernbanen. - Vi har i dag for liten mulighet til å gjennomføre små ting som både kommer passasjerer og godset til gode, erkjente jernbanedirektøren, men minnet om at Jernbaneverket har en gedigen jobb å gjøre: - Vi opererer med et etterslep på 17 milliarder kroner, og da vil jernbanen komme opp på det samme nivået som da den ble bygd.

Enger ramset videre opp en rekke pågående utrednings- og planleggingsprosjekter som vil legge grunnlag for en omfattende jernbanesatsing i åra framover. Eksempelvis nevnte hun at en ny jernbaneforbindelse Voss-Bergen og Ringeriksbanen i kombinasjon vil bety en reisetid mellom Bergen og Oslo på fire timer og 15 minutter.

Ufullendt skilsmisse
Jernbanedirektøren uttrykte seg også positivt om en omorganisering av jernbanesektoren og betegnet arbeidsfordelingen mellom NSB og Jernbaneverket som en ufullendt skilsmisse.

- Vi ser også store gevinster ved å tenke vei og jernbane sammen, sa Elisabeth Enger, som gjerne ser at det opprettes investeringsselskap for jernbane og at dette skjer samtidig som for veisektoren.

Interessen for jernbane har tilsynelatende aldri vært så stor som nå. Årets jernbanekonferanse samlet flere enn noen gang, 344 deltakere, og flere har stått på venteliste for å få  være med på jernbaneforum 2014.
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RedigerKostnadsindeks for lastebiltransport, februar 2014
Totalkostnadsindeksen for lastebiltransport gjekk ned 0,3 prosent frå januar til februar 2014. Men dei siste tolv månadene har dei totale kostnadene gått opp 2,8 prosent.
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Nedgang i lønnskostnader, administrasjonskostnader, kapitalkostnader samt dieselkostnader førte til lågare lastebilkostnader i februar 2014. Lønnsindeksen gjekk ned 0,4 prosent den siste månaden. Frå februar 2013 til februar 2014 har lønnsindeksen derimot stige med 3,0 prosent.

Auka dekkprisar
Dekkindeksen gjekk opp 0,8 prosent frå januar til februar 2014 etter prisjusteringar hos nokre leverandørar. Dei siste tolv månadene har dekkindeksen stige 6,4 prosent.

Nedgang i kapitalkostnadene
Kapitalkostnadsindeksen gjekk ned 0,8 prosent den siste månaden. Frå februar 2013 til februar 2014 gjekk kapitalkostnadsindeksen likevel opp 2,9 prosent.

Høgare reparasjons- og servicekostnader
Delindeksen for reparasjons- og servicekostnader har stige med 0,5 prosent den siste månaden. Dei siste tolv månadene gjekk reparasjons- og servicekostnadene opp 3,5 prosent.

Reduserte dieselprisar
Prisutviklinga på diesel førte til at drivstoffindeksen gjekk ned 0,4 prosent frå januar til februar 2014. Dei siste tolv månadene har drivstoffindeksen derimot auka med 1,8 prosent.

Lågare administrasjonskostnader
Administrasjonskostnadene gjekk ned 0,3 prosent den siste månaden. Men dei siste tolv månadene gjekk administrasjonskostnadene opp 2,6 prosent.
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RedigerEmirates til Norge
Tirsdag 2. september i år starter Emirates opp flygninger direkte til og fra Oslo Lufthavn. – Dette er et av de raskest voksene flyselskapene i hele verden og vi har jobbet med å få dette på plass over lang tid, sier administrerende direktør ved Oslo Lufthavn, Nic Nilsen.
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Selskapet med base i De Forente Arabiske Emirater skal fly fra Oslo Lufthavn syv dager i uken med en Boeing 777-300. Totalt har maskinen kapasitet til å frakte åtte passasjerer på første klasse, 42 på Business og 310 på Economy Class. Totalkapasiteten på ruten er på 220.000 passasjerer i året.

– Vi er selvfølgelig veldig fornøyde med at Emirates vil starte ruten fra Oslo til Dubai. Dette er helt i er i henhold til vår strategi om å tilby langdistanseruter til attraktive destinasjoner fra Oslo Lufthavn, sier Nilsen.

Dubai som transferknutepunkt
Fra Dubai tilbyr Emirates et verdensomspennende rutenett for videre forbindelser, deriblant Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, og Hong kong, i tillegg til mange andre. Velger man å reise videre med Emirates fra Dubai kan man også oppleve selskapets flaggskip A380, en opplevelse i seg selv.

Økt frakt
Den nye ruten vil også bety økt fraktkapasitet fra Oslo til Dubai, samt andre destinasjoner. Flyet har en fraktkapasitet på inntil 23 tonn.

– Vi forventer at dette vil bli godt mottatt, blant annet fra eksportører av fersk laks.

Avgangstidspunktene fra Oslo Lufthavn til Dubai vil være klokken 13.55 hver dag. Returflighten fra Dubai går klokken 07.00.

– Vi ser frem til et spennende samarbeid med Emirates og ønsker dem velkommen til Oslo Lufthavn, avslutter Nilsen.
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comTwo awards for Lufthansa Cargo
The ambitious “Lufthansa Cargo 2020” future programme is reaping kudos in the logistics industry.
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At the prestigious “Air Cargo Excellence Awards" coinciding with the World Cargo Symposium 2014 in Los Angeles,  Europe’s leading cargo carrier landed the Platinum Award. The US based global logistics group Expeditors International additionally conferred the 2013 “Award of Excellence” on Lufthansa Cargo. Lufthansa Cargo Board Member Product and Sales Dr. Andreas Otto accepted the award at a ceremony at the Expeditors HQ in Seattle, Washington.

“The two awards are not only a great tribute to all the staff at Lufthansa Cargo, they also spur and commit us not relax our drive in pursuit of constant quality improvement and new, innovative products,” observed Dr. Andreas Otto. With the numerous projects initiated in its ongoing “Lufthansa Cargo 2020" future programme, the Company is ostensibly right on course to convince its customers and cement their loyalty.”

New aircraft, new IT, a new logistics centre, and more digitization: With investments running into billions in the future of the airfreight business, Lufthansa Cargo is consolidating and expanding its industry lead. Nowhere is this more evident than in the shape of three brand-new Boeing 777 freighters, which are now on scheduled service with the cargo carrier.

Thanks to “Lufthansa Cargo 2020”, Lufthansa Cargo customers are profiting from faster and more efficient processes. Superior quality has assumed greater than ever importance at Lufthansa Cargo, emphasized Dr. Andreas Otto. “Through maximum reliability, a global and high-frequency network as well as customized transport solutions, we intend to continue offering the best airfreight product, worldwide.”

With this double distinction, customers from the logistics industry are expressing their great appreciation for the innovative course, on which the cargo airline has embarked. Lufthansa Cargo scored highly in a number of categories at the “Air Cargo Excellence Awards 2014”. In the annual survey conducted by "Air Cargo World" magazine, freight forwarders rate airlines and airports on the basis of their customer service, quality and information technology.
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RedigerSupplyfartøy på frimerke om Norden ved havet
Posten Norge har valt supplyfartøyet M/S “Nordmand Arctic” som motiv for det siste frimerket i serien Norden ved havet.
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Den fellesnordiske frimerkeserien har gått sidan 2010. Dei åtte nordiske postselskapa har i 2010, 2012 og i år gjeve ut kvart sitt miniatyrark med felles tema. I 2010 var temaet Livet ved Kysten, i 2012 Livet på havet og i år Skip.

- Motiva skal vise skip som er typiske for sitt land, og for Noreg er det naturleg å knyte frimerket opp mot oljeverksemda. Supplyfartøyet “Nordman Arctic” frå reiarlaget Solstad Offshore i Skudeneshavn er eit godt motivval, seier regiondirektør Janne Skarsbø i Posten.

Saman med Johannes Solstad frå Solstad Offshore avduka ho frimerket i Skudeneshavn onsdag 12. mars.
- Vi tykkjer det er ei stor ære for reiarlaget at Posten har valt eit av våre skip som motiv for sitt nyaste frimerke, seier administrerande direktør Lars Peder Solstad i Solstad Offshore.

Han fortel vidare at Normand Arctic er eit av reiarlagets nyaste og mest miljøvenlege skip, og at det siglar på klimanøytrale vilkår frå BG Group.

Miniatyrarket med frimerket vil være i sal frå måndag 17. mars.

Om Solstad Offshore
Solstad Offshore vart grunnlagt i 1964 som Solstad Rederi AS av kaptein Johannes Solstad i Skudeneshavn. Reiarlaget har framleis hovudkontoret sitt der.

Selskapet har òg kontor i Aberdeen, Rio de Janeiro, Manila, Perth og Singapore, og flåten på 50 skip opererer over heile verda.

Av 1800 tilsette sjøfolk er omlag 900 norske, noko som gjer Solstad til ein av dei viktigaste arbeidsgjevarane for norske sjøfolk i utanriksfart. Reiarlaget feirar i år sitt 50-årsjubileum.

Om skipet på frimerket
 
Namn: Normand Arctic
Byggjeår: 2011 Stad/verft:Vard Langstein verft i Tomrefjord
Type: PSV (Plattform Supply Vessel)
Lengd: 94,30m
Breidde: 20,00m
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Rediger.K + N provides tailor-made logistics for Samsonite Australia
Samsonite, one of the most well-known travel luggage brands in the world, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for managing its warehousing and national distribution in Australia. Additionally, Kuehne + Nagel is providing seafreight and wharf cartage services.
In the scope of the agreement Kuehne + Nagel operates a dedicated warehouse in the logistics hub of West Melbourne in close proximity to the city’s free- and waterways. The facility is configured with particularly narrow aisle racking systems suited for the day-to-day operations of Samsonite Australia’s broad portfolio of products.

The tailor-made services are covering inbound receipts, put-away, storage, inventory management as well as pick & pack operations and national distribution. Furthermore, Kuehne + Nagel is offering value-added services like labeling and price-tagging.

“Kuehne + Nagel is clearly identified as the provider of choice, as we opt for further strengthening our strong international brand presence as well as leveraging significant scale and product innovation,” commented Ari Priester, Vice President, Samsonite Australia Pty Ltd. “We fully appreciate the formulation and execution of a specific solution based on an open and consultative approach together with Kuehne + Nagel.”

The agreement underlines the value of our industry-specific solutions for the consumer sector in Australia,” said Andrew Walker, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Pty Ltd. “The solution was developed on a sustainable platform upon which Samsonite Australia can rely for continued growth and increased customer satisfaction.”
 
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at some 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.Further information can be found at
www.kuehne-nagel.com
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RedigerTNT Express announces intended sale of TNT Fashion Group B.V.
TNT Express N.V. announces the intended sale of its specialist fashion supply chain business TNT Fashion Group B.V. to a consortium formed by Belspeed and Netlog Group. The intended sale is subject to consultation of the works council of TNT Fashion Group B.V. and regulatory approval.
The intended sale of the Dutch operations of TNT Fashion (TNT Fashion Group B.V.) is part of TNT Express’ strategy to focus on core activities. The UK operations of TNT Fashion are being integrated with TNT Express UK and Ireland.

Headquartered in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands, TNT Fashion Group B.V. offers supply chain services for the fashion and lifestyle industry, including warehousing, packing/repacking, distribution, retailing and e-fulfilment services. TNT Fashion Group B.V. employs 660 people.

Created in 1983, Belspeed is one of the leading fashion and lifestyle logistics companies in Belgium with revenues of €35 million and 350 employees. Created in 1994, Netlog is one of Turkey’s largest logistics and transport companies with revenues in excess of $500 million and 4,500 employees.

The combination will be a strong player in the European fashion and lifestyle supply chain market and will benefit from Netlog’s capabilities in the Middle East and Asia.

The new owners will retain the acquired business as a separate legal entity. The sale process will not affect the terms and conditions of agreements with customers and suppliers. No material changes in the workforce are expected as a direct result of the transaction.

The transaction is expected to be completed at the end of the second quarter of 2014.

TNT Express will continue to offer express delivery services to its customers in the fashion, lifestyle and retail industries.
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RedigerLes mer om prisen her.Norwegian kåret til årets beste lavprisselskap
Norwegian har blitt kåret til årets beste lavprisselskap 2014 av Air Transport News.  Prisen ble delt ut i Istanbul i går kveld. – Denne utmerkelsen betyr mye for oss, sier Bjørn Kjos.
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- Denne utmerkelsen betyr mye for oss og jeg vil takke alle passasjerene og juryen som har gitt Norwegian disse fantastiske skussmålene. Jeg vil også takke alle i Norwegian som hver eneste dag gjør sitt ytterste for våre reisende. Prisen som «Årets beste lavprisselskap» beviser at nye fly, hyggelig service og lave priser verdsettes høyt, sier administrerende direktør Bjørn Kjos.

Om Air Transport News Awards
Det er Air Transport News sine lesere som har stemt på at Norwegian skal bli “Årets beste lavprisselskap” og en jury bestående av internasjonale bransjeeksperter som har valgt Norwegian som vinner.

Norwegian ble i fjor kåret til Europas beste lavprisselskap av SkyTrax.
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RedigerDigipost valgt som fremtidens digitale postkasse
Postens digitale postkasse, Digipost, er i dag valgt som leverandør av digital post for det offentlige. Valget er gjort av Difi (Direktoratet for offentlig forvaltning og IKT) etter en offentlig anbudskonkurranse.
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- Dette er en viktig avgjørelse. Vi er glade for å ha blitt valgt i hard konkurranse med andre utenlandske leverandører. For Posten betyr dette at vi også i en digital fremtid skal distribuere post til det norske folk, sier konsernsjef Dag Mejdell i Posten Norge AS.

Allerede i februar besluttet regjeringen at det offentlige heretter som hovedregel skal kommunisere digitalt med innbyggere og næringsdrivende. Konsekvensen er at alle privatpersoner nå må skaffe seg en digital postkasse.

Allerede godt i gang
Digipost er en etablert løsning og 300.000 nordmenn har så langt åpnet sin digitale postkasse. En rekke selskaper, som banker, forsikringsselskaper og helseforetak, benytter allerede Postens løsning for digital post.

- Postens digitale postkasse, Digipost, er et trygt og godt alternativ for dem som nå skal opprette sin egen digitale postkasse. Postkassen er enkel å bruke og vi har lagt vekt på at brukernes opplevelse skal likne på den fysiske (grønne) postkassen vi er oppvokst med, sier Mejdell.

Alle over 15 år
Alle innbyggere i Norge over 15 år kan åpne sin digitale postkasse i Digipost. Ved å gå inn på www.digipost.no kan man i løpet av bare få minutter registrere seg og motta post digitalt fra første dag.

Fakta:
  • Digipost er Postens digitale postsystem
  • Nær 300 000 er i dag registrert som brukere hos Digipost
  • Gjennom Digipost får brukerne tilgang til en egen digital postkasse som kan benyttes til sikker kommunikasjon mellom privatpersoner og private eller offentlige virksomheter
  • Høyt sikkerhetsnivå gjør at også sensitive dokumenter som f.eks. helseinformasjon og pin-koder kan sendes og lagres i Digipost.
  • Alle brev lagres i Norge, og er kryptert slik at kun mottaker har tilgang til egne brev
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RedigerPanalpina’s EBIT on path to recovery in 2013
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina made steady progress in 2013. The Panalpina Group reported an EBIT of CHF 48 million – or CHF 108 million when adjusted for non-recurring items, which is more than double the 2012 result. Panalpina outperformed the market in Air and Ocean Freight.
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“We recovered from 2012 and gained market share in a low growth environment in 2013,” says Panalpina CEO Peter Ulber, who has been at the helm of the company since June. “I am happy to state that we outperformed the market in both Air and Ocean Freight. But there is still a lot of room for profitability improvements, especially in Logistics and Ocean Freight.”

EBIT (adjusted) more than doubled
In 2013, Panalpina’s net forwarding revenue increased 2% to CHF 6,757.6 million (2012: CHF 6,616.6 million). Group gross profit increased 7% to CHF 1,561.0 million (2012: CHF 1,465.0 million), driven by strong growth in Logistics, Ocean Freight, and its thriving oil & gas and projects business.
 
Various provisions for a legal settlement in the U.S. and fines totalling CHF 40.9 million (2012: CHF 59.2 million) substantially impacted the Group’s financial results. Together with a fourth quarter impairment of CHF 19.1 million (2012: CHF 29.6 million) the total of non-recurring charges in 2013 amounted to CHF 60.0 million (2012: CHF 88.8 million). Operating expenses before these non-recurring items increased 2% to CHF 1,400.2 million (2012: CHF 1,371.5 million), mainly as a result of the expansion of Logistics operations, personnel and IT investments.
 
Panalpina achieved an adjusted EBIT of CHF 108.0 million for the whole year, up from an adjusted CHF 49.3 million in 2012. The adjusted EBIT-to-gross profit margin increased to 6.9%, up from 3.4% in 2012.
 
Air Freight
In a market that only expanded by approximately 1% in 2013, Panalpina’s Air Freight volumes grew 3%. Panalpina transported 825,100 tons of air cargo last year (2012: 801,400 tons). Gross profit per ton decreased 2% to CHF 765 (2012: CHF 784) as a result of rate increases particularly during peak season of the fourth quarter. This led to a slight expansion of Air Freight gross profit to CHF 631.4 million (2012: 628.1 million), supported by double-digit gross profit growth of the oil & gas and projects business as well as the automotive and manufacturing business. On an operating profit level, Air Freight achieved an adjusted EBIT of CHF 119.3 million (2012: CHF 79.8 million). The adjusted EBIT-to-gross profit margin in 2013 increased to 18.9% (2012: 12.7%), thanks to cost containment and improved productivity.
 
Ocean Freight
Panalpina’s Ocean Freight volumes grew 8% year-on-year, while the market grew an estimated 3%. The company transported 1,495,300 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2013 (2012: 1,388,300 TEUs). Gross profit per TEU of Ocean Freight remained nearly stable at CHF 329 (2012: CHF 331), which resulted in agross profit increase of 7% to CHF 491.9 million (2012: CHF 459.8 million). Again, the oil & gas and projects business showed a very dynamic development with strong double-digit gross profit growth. Ocean Freight posted an adjusted EBIT of CHF 28.0 million in 2013 (2012: CHF 8.9 million). The adjusted EBIT-to-gross profit margin increased to 5.7% in 2013 (2012: 1.9%).
 
Logistics
The Group’s Logistics product recorded strong gross profit growth of 16% to CHF 437.7 million in 2013 (2012: CHF 377.1 million). Panalpina further expanded its warehousing and distribution activities including Value-Added Services (VAS), particularly for the technology and fashion industries. Logistics ended the year with an EBIT loss of CHF 39.3 million (2012: loss of CHF 39.4 million), caused primarily by a number of loss-making facilities and unprofitable road activities.
 
Dividend
In light of the healthy net cash position, the board of directors is going to propose a dividend payment of CHF 2.20 per share to the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2014. This is equivalent to a dividend yield of 1.5% (based on 2013 year-end share price).
 
Outlook
“In 2014 we will focus on stabilizing our performance in Air Freight and improving productivity and operating margin in Ocean Freight,” says Peter Ulber. In Logistics, the company’s top priority is to turn around loss-making facilities. It will also exit from overland capacity commitments while still developing Value-Added Services. “We see Logistics as an important differentiator to complement our end-to-end offering,” adds Ulber. Another priority is to further expand the oil & gas and projects business, where Panalpina traditionally has strong expertise.
 
Panalpina expects the air freight market to grow by 2 to 3% and the ocean freight market by 4 to 5% in 2014. The company aims to outperform the market in all segments.
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RedigerDet første av Nor Lines to nybygg ble i helgen sjøsatt
Miljøvennlig storsatsing for sjøtransport langs Norskekysten er ett skritt nærmere oppstart. Det første av Nor Lines to nybygg ble i helgen sjøsatt ved verftet Tsuji Heavy Industries like utenfor Shanghai i Kina. Når skipene blir satt i trafikk langs kysten av Norge vil Nor Lines kunne tilby en effektiv og miljøvennlig løsning som er konkurransedyktig i markedet.
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Den vellykkede sjøsettingen av Nor Lines nybygg som får navnet MV ”KVITBJØRN” er en milepæl på veien mot miljøvennlige logistikkløsninger i Nord-Europa. De to skipene er et vesentlig skritt i riktig retning ved bruk av nyutviklet prisvinnende skrogform og fremdriftsanlegg som sammen med mulitmodale lastebærere om bord bidrar til at godstransporten på sjøveien får et markant konkurransefortrinn i forhold til andre løsninger. Nor Lines vil med sine nybygg kunne tilby ”grønne transportkorridorer” på konkurransemessige vilkår. Begge nybyggene benytter naturgass som drivstoff med redusert klimagassutslipp på ca 35 % som resultat. I tillegg vil totalt bortfall av sot og svovelutslipp sammen med 90% reduksjon av NOx bidra til at det totale drivhusgassutslippet pr. transportert enhet vil bli redusert med 70% sammenliknet med veitransport. Nor Lines har en visjon om å bidra til en bærekraftig utvikling for transportsektoren der vårt mål er å etterlate oss et ”hvitere fotavtrykk” i tiden fremover.

Nor Lines er totalleverandør av transport- og logistikktjenester som opererer i Norge og Nord-Europa, og har sjøtransport som en av sine kjerneprodukter. Selskapet har en klar formening om at økt bruk av sjøtransport vil bidra til optimal bruk av samferdselsmidler, færre trafikkulykker og mindre forurensing lokalt og globalt, samtidig som transportkjøperne får en forutsigbar logistikk.

Nor Lines historie er preget av mer enn 160 år med rutegående sjøtransport. Nå går vi inn i en ny, fremtidsrettet epoke. I siste halvår  av 2014 setter vi i fart to naturgassdrevne nybygg- Skipene er utviklet i tett samarbeid med Rolls-Royce Marine og skipstypen er beæret med ”Next Generation Ship Award” under Nor-Shipping 2011, ”Green Ship Technology Award” og ”Miljøprisen 2013” under Transport og Logistikkmessen i 2013.

Mer enn halvparten av kontraktsverdien er knyttet til leveranser av produkter og teknologi fra norske bedrifter.

Skipene vil bli satt i selskapets ruter fra Holland via Oslofjorden langs kysten til Hammerfest.
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comLufthansa Cargo flying freighters to Milan
Lufthansa Cargo has added another destination to its freighter network – Milan in northern Italy. Aircraft from Europe’s leading cargo airline will fly to the capital of Lombardy twice a week from 5 March. Lufthansa Cargo’s MD-11 freighters and newly delivered Boeing 777Fs will be used on this route.
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Milan Malpensa Airport will become a stopover for Lufthansa Cargo flights returning from Cairo to Frankfurt. Therefore, customers in this economically strong region in northern Italy will enjoy an even better connection to the airline’s hub.

Lufthansa Cargo is again offering a global network in the new summer schedule, which will take effect from 30 March. Overall, Lufthansa Cargo will be providing its customers with connections to 299 destinations in 100 countries. A total of 50 cities will have freighter services. Most of these will be in Asia, where Lufthansa Cargo will offer freighter connections to 23 destinations. Freighters will fly to nine cities in North America and eight in Latin America. Four freighter destinations to and from the African continent will feature on the Lufthansa Cargo schedule, along with six cities in Europe.
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Rediger.Return to Success
The globally operating Kuehne + Nagel Group is back on the road to profitable growth and has increased operational EBIT by 9 per cent. At CHF 20,929 million, turnover was slightly higher in 2013 than in the previous year, while gross profit improved by 2.7 per cent to CHF 6,257 million.
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The operational result (EBITDA) increased by 4.6 per cent to CHF 962 million. Net earnings improved to CHF 607 million. For the 2013 business year, the Board of Directors will propose a dividend increase to CHF 3.85 per share as well as the payment of an extraordinary dividend of CHF 2.00 per share.

Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO, commented: “In 2013, the Kuehne + Nagel Group fully concentrated on profitable growth. Through organisational adjustments, streamlined cost structures and a clear focus on margin improvements we achieved the goals we had set ourselves. I would like to emphasise the excellent performance in airfreight and the strong improvement of results in contract logistics. By concentrating on selective growth in seafreight, we succeeded in keeping margins stable despite high volatility of rates. The implementation of the new overland strategy also led to an improvement in profitability. Our 2013 results confirm the strength of our business model, the efficiency of our focused approach, and the value our solutions offer to customers.”

Development of the business units

Seafreight
In a global seafreight market, which, particularly in the first half of the year was characterised by low volume growth and significant rate volatility, Kuehne + Nagel concentrated on stable margins and growing volumes on selected trade lanes. The company increased its market shares on the transatlantic and transpacific lanes, for example, but did not participate in the intensive competition on the Asia-Europe traffic. Specialised solutions such as reefer container and LCL (Less-than-Container Load) activities were successfully expanded due to growing demand. In 2013 Kuehne + Nagel handled a total of 3.6 million TEU, an increase of 3 per cent compared to the previous year. Despite a slowdown in the project business, which is traditionally subject to fluctuations, the conversion rate (EBIT-to gross profit-margin) remained stable at 30 per cent, thus achieving the 2013 target.

Airfreight
In 2013, again, Kuehne + Nagel’s performance in airfreight was excellent, clearly outperforming market growth. By consistently implementing its airfreight strategy, the company managed to increase volumes across all quarters. In a stagnating global airfreight market, Kuehne + Nagel realised profitable growth and, overall, raised its tonnage by 4 per cent to 1.1 million tons. Kuehne + Nagel’s airfreight operations performed particularly well in Europe, Asia, and in the Middle East and Africa. In North America, cargo volumes increased on the routes to South America. In the area of industry-specific solutions, “KN PharmaChain”, the product tailored to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, generated new business. “KN EngineChain”, a solution specifically designed for the transport and handling of aircraft engines, experienced good market acceptance after its launch in 2013. With a conversion rate (EBIT-to gross profit-margin) increased to 25 per cent, Kuehne + Nagel met its profit margin target in 2013.

Road & Rail Logistics
After a weak first quarter, Kuehne + Nagel continuously improved EBIT compared to the previous year. This was mainly due to the new strategy “Road 2 Profit”. It is based on the three distinct segments “groupage”, “full and part loads” and “industry-specific distribution” as well as product innovation and centralised purchasing. In order to improve profitability in the highly competitive groupage business, Kuehne + Nagel launched the new product “KN Eurolink” and adapted the frequency of its international line haul services to the Eurohub in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, to market needs. Part and full load traffic continued to perform positively. Also in this segment, a new product, “KN EuroDirect”, was introduced. In the field of industry-specific distribution, the business for the pharma- and healthcare industry grew substantially.

Contract Logistics
In contract logistics, a remarkable improvement of results was achieved. With an EBIT increase of 89.1 per cent, Kuehne + Nagel managed to almost double profit. This substantial improvement has been primarily due to the systematic implementation of the Master Location Plan, started 12 months ago. Under this initiative, some 40 unprofitable locations were closed; in addition, idle space was substantially reduced across the globe.  Subsequently, EBITDA margin increased from 3.4 per cent in the previous year to 4.1 per cent. The focus on globally operating customers with complex logistics requirements and the extension of the service portfolio generated substantial new business. New customers were gained especially within the pharmaceutical and e-commerce industries.

Turnover
In 2013, the Kuehne + Nagel Group achieved a turnover of CHF 20,929 million, an increase of 0.8 per cent compared to the previous year. Currency effects negatively impacted turnover with CHF 298 million.

The regions Americas (2.3 per cent), Asia-Pacific (2.0 per cent) and Europe (0.5 per cent) recorded increases; in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa turnover declined by 1.8 per cent.

Gross profit
Gross profit, which is a better performance indicator than turnover for a logistics company, rose by 2.7 per cent to CHF 6,257 million in 2013. Negative currency effects had an impact of CHF 37 million.

The region Middle East, Central Asia and Africa improved gross profit by 7.5 per cent and the Americas by 5.7 per cent. In Europe, gross profit was up 2.1 per cent and in the Asia-Pacific region it was slightly below the previous year (0.2 per cent).

Operational result (EBITDA)
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) improved substantially by CHF 107 million (12.5 per cent) compared to the previous year. Currency effects had a negative impact of CHF 11 million.

With CHF 522 million (54.3 per cent) the biggest contribution to the operational result of the Group came from Europe, followed by the Asia-Pacific region with CHF 201 million (20.9 per cent). The Americas contributed with CHF 184 million (19.1 per cent) and Middle East, Central Asia and Africa with CHF 55 million (5.7 per cent).

EBITDA margin improved from 4.1 per cent in the previous year to 4.6 per cent due to strict cost control measures.

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
In 2013, EBIT rose by CHF 128 million to CHF 761 million (previous year: CHF 633 million). Currency effects had a negative impact of CHF 11 million. In Europe, EBIT increased by 22 per cent, in the Americas by 21.4 per cent. In the Asia-Pacific region EBIT improved by 11.9 per cent and in Middle East, Central Asia and Africa by 41.2 per cent.

Dividend
The Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting of May 6, 2014, to distribute a dividend of CHF 3.85 per share (previous year: CHF 3,50 per share). Furthermore, the shareholders shall also benefit from the payment of an extraordinary dividend of CHF 2.00 per share.

Karl Gernandt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, said: “2013 was characterised by remarkable changes in the fields of personnel, structures and product focus. The Kuehne + Nagel Group has streamlined its internal structures more efficiently and established a new management team. With these initiatives implemented, the company has achieved a very good result. Our expertise in offering customers industry-specifics solutions is, and will remain, the driving force for further quality growth.”
 
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at some 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.Further information can be found at
www.kuehne-nagel.com
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Rediger.Blue Water Shipping Company MovieAn engine for a legend on Bahamas
Blue Water Miami arranged a charter flight and cooperated with Shilli Distribution Services and Tri-Esco Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana to transport an engine to the cruise vessel "Carnival Legend".
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The CAT 3512c engine weighing about 15,ooo kilos was transported from Lafayette to Freeport Bahamas where the Grand Bahama Ship Yard is located. The loading took place in the Purdue University Airfield in Lafayette where the team from Blue Water worked closely with TRI-ESCO Inc. and the airplane loaders to secure the CAT engine inside the plane.
 
All customs clearance related matters was organized and managed by our local Cruise & Marine Logistic Network agent: Freeport Ship Services, Freeport, Bahamas.
 
The Cruise & Marine Logistic Network is specialized in worldwide cruise and marine logistics providing services such as warehousing, pick & pack, air, sea and land transport eg. to the ships. The network was founded by Priano Marchelli from Genoa in Italy and Blue Water Shipping.
For further information, please visit: www.marinelogisticnetwork.com
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Rediger.Les mer her (NRK)Hatteland gjenvalgt i Rogaland
Jan Håvard Hatteland, region direktør i FREJA Transport & Logistics AS, er gjenvalgt som styreleder for NHO Logistikk og Transport i Rogaland. Valget ble gjennomført ved årsmøte  på Quality Airport Hotell Stavanger, tirsdag 25. Februar 2014.
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FOTO: ANDERS FEHN/NRK - Statssekretær Jon Georg Dale
 
I tillegg til Hatteland består det nye styret av Anders Jørpeland fra PostNord Logistics, Reidar Haglund fra NorLines, Kurt Ommundsen fra Risavika Terminal, Jannike Cappelen fra
Kuehne+Nagel, Jan B. Molland fra NorLines og Bengt Olav Gåsøy fra GMC Shipping.
 
I fortsettelse av årsmøte arrangerte NHO Logistikk og Transport et Faglig Forum for sine medlemsbedrifter og andre spesielt inviterte gjester, hvor Statssekretær Jon Georg Dale fra Samferdselsdepartement var hoved innleder.
 
Pressen var bredt til stedet på denne delen av arrangementet, med gode oppslag i blant annet NRK Rogaland, Stavanger Aftenblad, RogalandsAvis og Solabladet.
 
Det var god deltakelse på hele arrangementet, som startet med felles frokost i forkant av årsmøtet og det faglige forum.
 
NHO Logistikk og Transport er en selvstendig interesse- og arbeidsgiverorganisasjon i NHO- systemet. Vi organiserer hovedtyngden av norske transportindustribedrifter innenfor
logistikk, spedisjon og skipsekspedisjon, samt beslektet næringsdrift i tilknytning til havne- og terminal relatert virksomhet. NHO Logistikk og Transports hovedarbeidsområder er næringspolitikk, arbeidsgiverspørsmål, opplæring/kurs, juridiskrådgivning, miljøpolitikk, helse, miljø og sikkerhet.
 
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Rediger.Vårt Stavanger kontor flytter
Vår avdeling i Stavanger-regionen flytter til ny adresse og får nye telefon nummer med virkning fra 1. Mars 2014 !
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F.v.: Odd-Henrik Båtnes, Jacob Bjerre, Jan Håvard Hatteland og Stig Dirdal
 
Nå tilbyr vi også lager- og terminaltjenester, i tillegg til alle former for transport og logistikk, nasjonalt og internasjonalt.

FREJA Transport & Logistics AS
Lagerveien 19
NO-4033 Stavanger

Hoved tlf. SVG: 52 91 23 00 - Fax: 52 91 23 01 - Vakt tlf: 52 91 23 02

VI ØNSKER GAMLE OG NYE FORBINDELSER HJERTELIG VELKOMMEN OG GLEDER OSS TIL VIDERE GODT OG UTVIKLENDE SAMARBEID!
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RedigerFinnair to add winter frequencies to Bangkok
Next December Finnair will supplement its double-daily winter service to Bangkok with three additional frequencies per week from December 30, 2014 to March 27, 2015. The extra flights bring the number of Finnair’s peak-season weekly Bangkok services to 17, the most frequencies of any European carrier.
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The additional flights are scheduled to depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. AY091 departs Helsinki Airport (HEL) at 20:15 for arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at 11:00 local time the next day. AY092 leaves Bangkok on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12:45 for arrival in Helsinki at 18:55 local time. The new evening frequencies, operated with Airbus A340 aircraft in a two-class Business and Economy configuration, offer excellent connections with other cities in Finland, Scandinavia, France and Germany. Together with the daily Bangkok flights AY089 (departure at 16:40) and AY095 (18:30), the three extra flights constitute an intensive traffic program giving passengers a wide range of choices and connectivity throughout Finnair’s network.

“Thailand has long been a popular destination for Finns and other Northern Europeans, and adding capacity will help us meet this enduring – and growing – demand,” says Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo. “As the European airline with most weekly frequencies to Bangkok and several other Asian destinations, we are on track to double our revenue from Asian traffic between 2010 and 2020.”

Finnair offers up to 28 frequencies per week to three cities in Japan and 28 to five cities in China. Delhi, Hanoi, Seoul and Singapore round out Finnair’s other Asian destinations that seamlessly connect via Helsinki to a network of more than 50 destinations in Europe.
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RedigerPandaer på verdensreise med DHL Express
I løpet av helgen var de to kinesiske kjempepandaene Hao Hao og Xing Hui på litt av en reise. Ved hjelp av logistikkspesialisten DHL Express ble de transportert over 8.000 kilometer fra Kina til Belgia i forbindelse med et avlsprogram. Selv var pandaene godt fornøyd med flyreisen.
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- DHL er svært stolte over å kunne hjelpe Hao Hao og Xing Hui. Vi har støttet en rekke bevaringsprosjekter de senere år, og det er ekstra givende å jobbe med utrydningstruede dyrearter, sier Charlie Dobbie, viseadministrerende direktør i Global Network Operations i DHL Express. - For øvrig virket våre passasjer å være fornøyd med flyreisen, og det er ekstra hyggelig, legger han til.

Hunnpandaen Hao Hao og hannpandaen Xing Hui – begge fire år – startet sin reise fra China Conservation and Research Center i Chengdu, Kina, 22. februar. De endte sin reise i sitt hjem i dyrereservartet Pairi Daiza i Belgia påfølgende dag. De to kjempepandaene ble transport i en dedikert Boeing 767 fra DHL. Med på reisen fulgte et team på to dyrepassere og en veterinær, sammen med over 100 kilo bambus. For å sikre kjempepandaene en raskest mulig ankomst, omorganiserte DHL sitt globale rutenettverk, slik at reisetiden var på under 24 timer.

- Det er et privilegium å samarbeide med en logistikkspesialist som DHL, og kunne dra nytte av deres unike erfaring. Dette har vært et ekstraordinært eventyr for alle involverte.  Vi er svært takknemlig for DHL sin støtte til dette viktige og historiske prosjekt. Hao Hao og Xing Hui har vært i de beste hender, sier Eric Domb, grunnlegger og president i dyrereservatet Paira Daiza.

Det er planlagt at Hao Hao og Xing Hui skal være over 15 år i dyrereservatet Paira Daiza, hvor over 5.000 dyr lever sammen. Her skal de to kjempepandaene delta i et spesialutviklet avlsprogram, hvis hensikt er å avverge utryddelsen av truede dyrearter.
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RedigerÅpne og les publikasjonen i PDF (1.7 MB)Kabotasje i Norge
Dette notatet handler om statistikk på kabotasjetransport i Norge. Kabotasje er nasjonal transport mot vederlag som utføres i et annet land enn der transportøren er hjemmehørende. Kabotasje utføres både innen gods- og persontransport, men det er ulike regelsett som regulerer adgangen til kabotasje for gods- og persontransport.
Notatet starter med å gi en beskrivelse av eksisterende, offisiell statistikk om kabotasjetransport av gods i Norge. Det finnes ingen offisiell statistikk for kabotasje med persontransport. Deretter følger en gjennomgang av mulige alternative kilder for å utvide og styrke dagens datagrunnlag. Kartleggingen har i hovedsak foregått ved å intervjue sentrale aktører innen statlige etater, bransjeorganisasjoner og transportforetak innen både person- og godstransport.

Statlige etater ble intervjuet for å finne ut om det finnes offentlige registre som inneholder data som kan brukes til å kartlegge kabotasje. Bransjeorganisasjoner ble intervjuet som nøkkelinformanter for å få informasjon om status og synspunkter på området. Transportforetak ble intervjuet som mulige oppgavegivere, og for å få oversikt over hvilke opplysninger som lagres i bransjesystemer og hvor enkelt det vil være for foretakene å rapportere relevante data.
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RedigerKlikk her for å se hvor båten er nå!Nor Lines styrker sin posisjon i Østersjøen
Dobler kapasiteten på sjøtransport mellom Finland, Polen, Danmark og Norge. Nor Lines har leid inn ro/ro skipet MS Link Star fra Godby Shipping OY i Åland i Finland.
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MS Link Star har en lastekapasitet på ca 4.000 tonn og har is klasse 1A. Skipet er utstyrt med ro/ro rampe og sideport. Skipet vil settes i rute uke 10 (mars) 2014, og inngår i Baltic Line sammen med MS Baltic Betina mellom Finland, Polen, Danmark og Norge. Dette vil styrke vårt tilbud i Østersjøen betraktelig.

Følgende havner inngår i Baltic Line sin ruteplan; Turku (Åbo), Swinoujscie, Fredericia, Fredrikstad, Larvik, Kristiansand, Sandnes, Bergen, Grenå/Hundested.

Skipene MS Link Star og MS Baltic Betina vil ha 14 dagers rundtur med ukentlige avganger fra Turku (Åbo).  Kapasitetsøkningen gir også markedet mulighet til direkte transport fra Turku (Åbo) til Swinoujscie og Fredericia.

Med industriens økte fokus på miljø, tror vi at en god del av godsstrømmene som nå går via Baltikum til Polen og via Sverige til Danmark vil flyttes fra vei til sjø.

Baltic Line har operert med transport mellom Finland og Norge i over 30 år og betjener store deler av Finlands industri. Baltic Line transporterer bl.a. prosjektlaster for skogsindustrien, stål, kjemikalier, containere, båter. Med ro/ro skip inn i linjen, åpnes det for å laste rullerende gods.

MV Link Star utgjør en betydelig økning både for Nor Lines og havnene skipene vil anløpe.

For mer info om Baltic Line vennligst kontakt:

Nor Lines AS, Avd. Stavanger   
                    
Arild Ervik, Befraktningsleder                                           
Tel. +47 51 84 56 76                                                            
arild.ervik@norlines.no
                                                  
Arild Skjæran, Ruteleder                                    
Tel. +47 51 84 56 77                                                            
arild.skjaeran@norlines.no
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Rediger.Airbus Defence and Space selects Kuehne + Nagel as exclusive contract logistics provider in Poland
Poznan / Poland, February 19, 2014 - The new four-year contract strengthens Kuehne + Nagel’s global partnership with the Airbus Group and marks a further strategic step into the Polish aerospace and aviation logistics market.
In the scope of the contract Kuehne + Nagel manages a warehouse, storing components and spare parts for manufacturing aircrafts. The services provided at the Warsaw site include picking & packing, quality inspections, management of inbound flows from suppliers, order preparation and delivery of parts to the Airbus’ manufacturing. In order to monitor the entire logistics processes during the production Kuehne + Nagel utilises its IT System “MyLogSupply”. In addition, value-added services are provided and include cutting to size and handling of parts for aircrafts like the training turboprop ORLIK.

Felipe Steinmetz Comunion, Head of Military Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space Poland, said: “The contract with Kuehne + Nagel is a milestone in improving the productivity and competitiveness of Airbus Defence and Space in Poland. Our cooperation will help us to maintain the sustainable growth of our company.”

“We highly appreciate the trust Airbus Defence and Space has put into Kuehne + Nagel. The new outsourcing project confirms our strategic focus and capability to provide highly specialised solutions for the aviation industry. It additionally fosters the global partnership with Airbus”, said Tobias Jerschke, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland.

About AIRBUS
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Further information can be found at www.airbusdefenceandspace.com
 
 
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.Further information can be found at
www.kuehne-nagel.com
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RedigerUpdate Svendborg Maersk – loss of containers
The container vessel Svendborg Maersk, during very rough weather in the Bay of Biscay, lost a significant number of containers over board.
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On Friday 14 February the container vessel Svendborg Maersk, during very rough weather in the Bay of Biscay, lost a significant number of containers. The crew is safe and accounted for. Due to safety precautions it was not possible to assess the amount of lost containers before the ship was alongside in the port and daylight had broken. The vessel called the port of Malaga on Monday evening 17 February for re-stowage of the collapsed stacks and repair of various equipment hit by shifted containers. The following examination by cargo surveyors onsite showed that around 520 containers have been lost over board. Around 85% of those lost containers were empty. Moreover, none of the containers lost over board held dangerous goods. Weather conditions at the time of the incident were severe with wind blowing 60 knots and waves reaching 10 m. Local maritime authorities were informed about the incident and nautical warning broadcasted about floating containers. Minor damages are reported to the vessel. The destination port was Colombo, Sri Lanka.
 
“The total number of lost containers turned out to be even worse than we feared. Svendborg Maersk experienced extreme weather conditions – and we will now carefully examine our procedures to see if they need correction in order to avoid similar incidents in the future. As of now we remain focused on supporting our vessel crew and are dedicated to getting correct information about lost or delayed cargo to our customers and ultimately get the ship back in service as soon as possible” says Palle Laursen, Vice President of Operations, Maersk Line.

Maersk Line customers service representatives will keep customers informed of the status of their cargo as soon as it has been accurately assessed which units have been lost and which have suffered damages.
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RedigerE6 sør for Oslos grense: Statens vegvesen ønsker døgnhvileplasser
Statens vegvesen ønsker å etablere oppstillingsplasser for om lag 100 tyngre kjøretøy langs E6, fra Oslos grense til Østfolds grense. Hvis det er hensiktsmessig kan det være aktuelt å fordele disse på flere steder. For å få dette til arrangerer Vegvesenet derfor en konkurranse blant private i nærheten av denne strekningen.
Målet er å utvikle bedre tilbud til langtransportsjåfører som skal gjennomføre pålagt pause, døgn- eller ukehvil langs E6 i Akershus.
 
Statens vegvesen legger opp til en ordning der årlig leie for bruk og drift av plassen gis pr. oppstillingsplass. Dette er regulert i kontrakt. Denne konkurransen vil bli utlyst av Statens vegvesen, Vegavdeling Akershus, og det ønskes tilbud fra private i nærheten av E6 i Akershus, på strekningen fra Østfold grense til Oslo grense.
 
Attraktiv for sjåfører
Hovedmålgruppe for konkurransen er tilbydere som driver en virksomhet med egeninteresse i at døgnhvileplassen blir attraktiv for sjåfører og holdt i god stand.
 
Dersom det skjer nyetablering av virksomhet vil leien kunne brukes til å dekke både renter og avdrag på lån til opparbeidelse av plassen og til drift. Den årlige leien utbetales så fremt plassen drives i henhold til kontrakt. Det skal være plass til minimum 25 vogntog på hver plass, mindre enn fem minutters kjøring fra E6 og det må ikke være helseskadelige miljøforhold som gjør plassen uegnet til døgnhvileplass.
 
Statens vegvesen vil sørge for visningskilt fra E6 fram til plassene og informere om plassene i sitt informasjonsmateriell til sjåfører.  Opplysningene gis også til leverandører av ruteplanleggere og vegvisere via internett og GPS.
 
Varighet 10 år – samt opsjon
Statens vegvesen vil inngå kontrakter med varighet på ti år, samt opsjon på 1 + 1 år.
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RedigerGodstransport med lastebil over grensen, 4. kvartal 2013
I 2013 ble det fraktet 14 millioner tonn gods over grensen med lastebil på vei. De utenlandske bilene transporterte 8 millioner tonn av dette.
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Selv om den utenlandske andelen av grensetransportene gikk svakt ned fra 2012 til 2013, er den langsiktige trenden at norske lastebiler taper markedsandeler. I 2000 hadde de utenlandske bilene en andel av grensetransporten på vei på 49,1 prosent, i 2013 var dette altså økt til nær 58 prosent.

I alt ble det transportert 15,8 millioner tonn gods over grensen i 2013, en økning på 4,6 prosent i forhold til 2012. Om lag 1,8 millioner tonn av dette ble transportert på ferje, enten med bil eller tilhenger. Eksporten av gods økte med 7,9 prosent til 6,7 millioner tonn, mens importen økte med 2,2 prosent til drøyt 9,1 millioner tonn.

Norske biler beholder dominerende posisjon ved eksport
Det er en betydelig retningsskjevhet med hensyn til hvem som frakter godset ved henholdsvis eksport og import. De norskregistrerte lastebilene fraktet 66,7 prosent av godset ut av landet i 2013. Markedsandelen er bare redusert med 3 prosentpoeng siden 2000. For importen er bildet annerledes. Kun 24,6 prosent av godset som i 2013 kom inn til Norge på vei, var lastet på en norsk lastebil. I 2000 var denne andelen 38,6 prosent.

Baltiske og polske biler fortsetter fremmarsjen
De svenske lastebilenes andel av den norske grensetransporten avtar gradvis, men de er fortsatt nest størst med god margin. I 2013 hadde svenskene 26,3 prosent av godstransporten med bil inn og ut av Norge. Dette er 1,6 prosentpoeng mindre enn i 2012 og 5,6 prosentpoeng mindre sammenliknet med 2000. Både Polen og de baltiske landene passerte i 2013 Danmark, som har vært det tredje største landet på godstransport til og fra Norge på vei. Polen og de baltiske landene har nå en markedsandel på henholdsvis 6,1 og 5,9 prosent.

Økning i 4. kvartal
I 4. kvartal ble det transportert 3,5 millioner tonn gods over grensen med lastebil. Det er 4,7 prosent mer enn i samme kvartal året før. Norskregistrerte biler fraktet 1,5 millioner tonn av dette, tilsvarende en andel på 42,4 prosent. Det er 1,2 prosentpoeng mer enn i 4. kvartal 2012.

Ikke nødvendigvis mer kabotasje
Det pågår en debatt om kabotasjetransport i samfunnet. At utenlandske lastebilers andel av godstransporten til og fra Norge øker, er ikke det samme som at kabotasjetransporten øker. Imidlertid vil en økende mengde gods og en større andel av godset som transporteres over grensen av utenlandske biler, bety at det blir flere utenlandske biler på norske veier.

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RedigerPosten vil gjøre fortolling enklere og billigere
Posten Norge ønsker å heve verdigrensen på forenklet tollbehandling fra 1000 kroner til 5000 kroner. Det kan spare norske forbrukere for 17 millioner kroner årlig.
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Posten ønsker at det skal være så enkelt som mulig å behandle fortollingspliktige pakker som kommer fra utlandet. Ordningen med forenklet fortolling har eksistert i 10 år, og har vært en suksess. Siden 2004 har det vært en syv-dobling av antallet pakker som Posten tollbehandler etter en forenklet prosedyre.

Posten har nå tatt initiativ overfor Samferdselsdepartementet og Finansdepartementet for å få utvidet ordningen med forenklet tollbehandling av pakker.

- Erfaringene med forenklet fortolling er gode. For norske forbrukere har vi gjort det enklere, rimeligere og raskere å kjøpe varer fra utlandet. Posten ordner alt det formelle i tollbehandlingen. Det eneste kunden behøver å gjøre er å betale ved mottak av sendingen, sier konsernsjef Dag Mejdell i Posten Norge AS.

For Posten innebærer forenklet fortolling store kostnadsbesparelser som kommer kundene til gode.

- Vi mener en enklere tollbehandling vil gavne folk flest mer enn å øke frigrensen på vareimport utover 200 kroner, sier Mejdell.

Mejdell forstår at norske næringsdrivende ønsker å ha like rammevilkår som utenlandske nettbutikker, men mener at det av praktiske årsaker er hensiktsmessig å opprettholde toll og avgiftsfritak på varer under 200 kroner.

Posten vil gjøre det enkelt å handle på nett både i Norge og fra utlandet – blant annet ved å gjøre tollbehandlingen enklere.

Posten tilbyr i dag forenklet fortolling for 135 kroner, mens ordinær fortolling koster 270 kroner. Hver mottaker vil altså spare 135 kroner per sending på ordningen.

I fjor sparte norske netthandlere 84 millioner kroner på den forenklede fortollingen av varene. Dersom verdigrensen økes til 5000 kroner vil så godt som alle fortollingspliktige pakker til forbrukere komme inn under ordningen.
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RedigerKostnadsindeks for lastebiltransport, januar 2014
Totalkostnadsindeksen for lastebiltransport steig 0,5 prosent frå desember 2013 til januar 2014. Dei siste tolv månadene har dei totale kostnadene gått opp 4,0 prosent.
Ferje- og bomkostnadene gjekk opp 3,6 prosent den siste månaden. Frå januar 2013 til januar 2014 har denne delindeksen stige med 23,4 prosent.

Auka dieselprisar
Prisutviklinga på diesel førte til at drivstoffindeksen gjekk opp 1,1 prosent frå desember 2013 til januar 2014. Dei siste tolv månadene har drivstoffindeksen auka med 3,6 prosent.

Høgare reparasjons- og servicekostnader
Delindeksen for reparasjons- og servicekostnader auka med 0,9 prosent den siste månaden. Dei siste tolv månedene har reparasjons- og servicekostnadene stige 3,0 prosent.

Høgare dekkprisar
Dekkindeksen gjekk opp 0,6 prosent frå desember 2013 til januar 2014 etter prisjusteringar hos nokre leverandørar. Dei siste tolv månadene har dekkindeksen auka med 5,6 prosent.

Stigande kapitalkostnader
Kapitalkostnadsindeksen gjekk opp 0,5 prosent frå desember 2013 til januar 2014. I løpet av det siste året gjekk kapitalkostnadsindeksen opp 2,8 prosent.

Høgare administrasjonskostnader
Administrasjonskostnadene auka 0,3 prosent den siste månaden. Frå januar 2013 til januar 2014 har administrasjonskostnadene stige med 3,5 prosent.
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Rediger.www.freja.noSamarbeide med CargoLine
FREJA Transport & Logistics Oy har inngått en samarbeidsavtale med tyske CargoLine fra 1. februar 2014.
CargoLines forretningsfokus er stykkgods og logistikkytelser. CargoLine er en av de største transport- og logistikkvirksomheter i Tyskland med en årlig omsetning på 1,4 milliarder EUR. (2012). Mer en 11 mill. sendinger håndteres årlig i stykkgodssystemet.
 
CargoLine har 70 franchisepartnere i 42 land i Europa og FREJA er den lokale partner i Finland. I hjemlandet Tyskland har CargoLine 45 kontorer.

Takket være samarbeidet har FREJA nå et landsdekkende partnernettverk i Tyskland.  Det betyr at stykkgodstransportene blir mer effektive og regelmessige. Samarbeidet med CargoLine øker også FREJAs markedsandel, spesielt på trafikken mellom Finland og Tyskland.
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RedigerLogistikkselskapet Dachser dobler kapasiteten
Frogn/Oslo, februar 2014. Logistikkselskapet Dachser har hatt en kraftig vekst i Norge. Nå dobles terminalkapasiteten på Vinterbro i Frogn kommune, som bidrar til at selskapet kan sette ambisiøse mål for 2014.
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– Vi er veldig stolte over vår nye terminal på Vinterbro og det vi har fått til her ute. Vi trives godt og er sentralt plassert ved viktige trafikkårer. Når vi nå åpner for doblet kapasitet i terminalen, ligger vi foran planene vi la for tre år siden. På disse tre årene har vi mer enn doblet volumene våre, og er nå inne i en solid positiv utvikling og hittil har vi skapt over 30 nye arbeidsplasser, hovedsakelig fra lokalmiljøet, sier daglig leder i Dachser Norway, Hans-Thomas Andersen.

Kraftig effektivitetsøkning

At Dachser nå dobler kapasiteten i sin terminal fra 26 til 46 porter, vil for kunden bety kraftig økning i effektiviteten og hurtigheten i leveransene gjennom kortere laste- og lossesykluser. Kvalitetsnivået styrkes ytterligere gjennom økt tilgjengelighet og enhetlige informasjonssystemer som gir intelligente logistikkløsninger over hele verden. – Kundene etterspør i økende grad vår differensierte produkt- og tjenestetilbud, og setter pris på de valgmulighetene dette gir. At vi har daglige avganger til alle Dachsers destinasjoner i Europa, og garanterte transittider, er det få andre leverandører som kan tilby, sier Andersen.

Den økte virksomheten i Dachsers Nordiske og internasjonale logistikknettverk bidrar også til suksessen i Norge.

Økt konkurransekraft

–Den store utfordringen fremover er å møte det store prispresset i bransjen med virkemidler, hvor kvalitet står i fokus. Ved, at vi nå dobler kapasiteten på egen terminal oppnår vi langt bedre konkurransekraft fremover. Det setter oss i stand til å nå våre vekstambisjoner, samtidig som vi skal forbedre vårt allerede høye kvalitetsnivå, avslutter Hans-Thomas Andersen.

– Vi er veldig tilfreds med utviklingen i Norge, og at man allerede nå tar i bruk hele terminalen vil gi oss et godt utgangspunkt for å vokse i det norske logistikkmarkedet, sier administrerende direktør Finn Skovbo Pedersen i Dachser Nordics.
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comA sea of flowers for all of Europe
Lufthansa Cargo is putting on special flights to bring 1,000 tonnes of roses to Germany for Valentine’s Day
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Millions of people will be able to express their love with red roses on Valentine's Day thanks to fast transport via air freight. These long-stemmed flowers are especially delicate and have to be transported quickly and carefully to Europe from where they are cultivated in Africa and South America.

Lufthansa Cargo is filling its freighters with flowers these days to ensure that millions of red roses will be available on time for Valentine’s Day on 14 February. In total, Europe’s leading cargo airline will fly around 1,000 tonnes of roses from warmer climes to Frankfurt this year. The amount transported will weigh around the same as 1,000 small cars.

The logistical process involved in transporting up to 90 tonnes of roses on a single flight is actually more environmentally-friendly than growing the roses in Germany. According to a study conducted by Cranfield University in the UK, this would produce more CO2 as each individual flower needs artificial irrigation and an additional heat supply to grow.

Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador, whose capital, Quito, is also called the “City of Eternal Spring", are the biggest exporters of roses. Lufthansa Cargo connects all of these flower-growing countries with the Frankfurt hub many times a week. To ensure the exceptionally high demand on Valentine's Day is catered for, special flights are arranged in addition to the scheduled connections. Lufthansa Cargo has developed the special Fresh/td product specifically for the transportation of perishable goods such as flowers and food.

The airline’s sophisticated logistics, special refrigeration systems in the cargo hold and, not least, the expertise of the producers in the exporting countries ensure that the roses are fresh on arrival at their destinations.

Following harvesting, the flowers are taken as fast as possible from the plantation for packaging and then from there directly to aircraft. This ensures they still retain all their splendour on landing at Frankfurt Airport. Transport onwards to destinations all across Europe is coordinated from there.
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RedigerSterkt resultat for Avinor
Årsresultatet for 2013 viser at Avinors driftsinntekter økte med 825 millioner kroner sammenlignet med 2012. Resultatet etter skatt er på 920 millioner kroner, mot 855 millioner i 2012.
-Det er et sterkt resultat som reflekterer en rekordvekst i flytrafikken de siste årene og en styrking av det kommersielle tilbudet. I fjor reiste 48 millioner passasjerene til og fra Avinors lufthavner. Det er dobbelt så mange som i 1993. I 2014 forventer vi å passere 50 millioner passasjerer, sier konsernsjef i Avinor, Dag Falk-Petersen.

Avinor hadde ved utgangen av 2013 9 978 millioner kroner i driftsinntekter. I 2012 var tallet 9 152 millioner. Driftsresultatet før skatt var på 1 624 millioner kroner mot 1 562 millioner kroner året før.

Høyt investeringsnivå
-Konsernet har et høyt investeringsnivå preget av utvidelsen av terminalen på Oslo Lufthavn, ny terminal på Trondheim lufthavn, kapasitetsøkende tiltak ved Stavanger lufthavn, Bergen lufthavn, Bodø lufthavn og flere andre større prosjekter, sier Falk-Petersen.

Per fjerde kvartal i 2013 var det investert 4 139 (mot 4 085 i 2012) millioner kroner i varige driftsmidler. Konsernets egenkapital i prosent av egenkapital pluss rentebærende gjeld utgjør 48,5 prosent.
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comCooperation between Lufthansa Cargo and Cool Chain Group
Customers of Lufthansa Cargo will profit in future from close cooperation between the cargo carrier and the Cool Chain Group (CCG).
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The two companies are to cooperate on direct delivery to the recipient’s doorstep of perishables, such as flowers, fruit or vegetables, as well as collaborate in the ongoing development of To-Door services. Lufthansa Cargo has been offering such services with its Fresh To-Door product for the past 15 years.

In future, direct deliveries to customers will be on offer at a total of 36 European destinations in the Lufthansa Cargo network. The service is valued especially by customers requiring fast and reliable shipment of fresh cargo in a temperature-controlled environment but with no transport service of their own from airport to consignee.

Furthermore, Lufthansa Cargo and the Cool Chain Group are planning to expand To-Door services to other markets.
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RedigerGodstransport med norske lastebiler, 3. kvartal 2013
Det innenlandske transportarbeidet økte 4,3 prosent i 3. kvartal 2013, mens transportmengden steg 9,4 prosent sammenliknet med 3. kvartal 2012. I de tre første kvartalene i 2013 gikk transportarbeidet opp 7,0 prosent, og transportmengden 7,1 prosent, i forhold til tilsvarende periode året før.
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I 3. kvartal 2013 utgjorde det samlede transportarbeidet innenlands med norskregistrerte lastebiler med nyttelast på 3,5 tonn eller mer over 4,4 milliarder tonnkilometer, mens det ble fraktet 66,6 millioner tonn gods. For norskregistrerte biler i utenlandsk transport var det en økning på 3,3 prosent i transportmengden, mens transportarbeidet i denne perioden gikk ned med 2,2 prosent.

Tre fjerdedeler leiebiltransport
Av et totalt transportarbeid innenlands på 4,4 milliarder tonnkilometer i 3. kvartal 2013 sto leiebiltransporten for 76,7 prosent. Leiebiltransportørene fraktet 64 prosent av godsmengden og sto for 64,1 prosent av samlede kjørte kilometer. Mens tomkjøringsandelen var 25,1 prosent for biler i leietransport, var den 26,1 prosent for biler i egentransport.

138 millioner kilometer med tom bil
I 3. kvartal 2013 kjørte godsbilene i alt 533 millioner kilometer med og uten last i Norge samt til og fra utlandet. Dette er 7,1 prosent mer enn i 3. kvartal i 2012. 138 millioner kilometer ble kjørt uten last. Dette gir en tomkjøringsandel på 25,9 prosent. Dette er en liten nedgang sammenliknet med 3. kvartal året før, da andelen kjørte kilometer uten last var 26,7 prosent.
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RedigerDB Schenker launches new product to speed up freight transport in Asia
DB Schenker’s “Asia Landbridge” now offers logistics customers from all over the globe fast and secure freight transport in the entire Asian region.
23 stations located in the key cities and border regions ensure trouble-free and smooth overland transport of the freight. The transport itself is handled by a consortium of experienced partner companies, while DB Schenker is responsible for the coordination.
“Our network for this new product covers China and the ASEAN countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos,” explains Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of the Schenker AG Board of Management and responsible for the worldwide business of DB Schenker Logistics. “These countries rank amongst the fastest growing economies in the world. Overcoming borders is the only way to ensure that this growth can continue – and that is what our customers bank on.”

Special air-suspension trucks

In the past, most freight transport in Asia was carried by sea. However, it takes a cargo ship roughly two weeks to make the journey from Penang in Malaysia to Shanghai. Although
airfreight takes only two days, it is more expensive. A truck can complete the journey in just under a week and is far cheaper than airfreight. DB Schenker experts at the border crossing points ensure speedy customs clearance. Special air-suspension trucks are used for the transports, as this also enables the carriage of sensitive and valuable electronic goods. Cameras, alarm systems, GPS tracking and even the use of escorts ensure that the transports are secure. Additionally, a
control center is staffed 24/7 and all stations are integrated in the global DB Schenker network. DB Schenker has already done business in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 50 years and has a workforce of 13,000 employees at approximately 400 locations in 20 different countries.
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RedigerDHL initiates air freight service between Europe and United States for temperature sensitive Life Sciences products
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, today announced the launch of a new temperature controlled air freight service between Brussels and Cincinnati and vice versa.
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The DHL Aviation Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft will operate the 8.30-hour flight six times per week in each direction and offers reserved space for Life Sciences products. Real-time tracking and temperature measurement data is available on each flight and can be accessed via a dedicated web portal.

"With this service we are further enhancing our dedication to the Life Sciences industry and the changing world of regulations within the industry sector. This is the first of many routes with a dedicated airfreight service for temperature-controlled products. More of them are planned", says Ingo Alexander Rahn, EVP Global Head of Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.

The aircraft employed on the route have four controllable temperature zones that are monitored constantly. Temperature measurement and shipment tracking is an integral part of DHL's Thermonet product and LifeConEx Premium service. All airport handling processes, including those on the apron, are handled by DHL in full adherence to Good Distribution Practice requirements.

All operations in Brussels will be handled in DHL Global Forwarding's dedicated and GDP certified Life Science facility. In DHL's global hub in Cincinnati, GDP aligned processes have been implemented to guarantee least possible exposure to ambient temperatures. Furthermore, the average transit time between the aircraft and temperature controlled storage is less than 30 minutes. If required, DHL Global Forwarding can additionally offer pre- and post-transportation by using the cold chain road networks of DHL Freight in Europe and in the US using our qualified temperature controlled trucking partners.
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RedigerMaersk set for further expansion
The AP Moller-Maersk Group’s recent moves to sell over $4 billion of non-core and under-performing assets begs the question of where the money will be re-invested, and its likely impact on existing market forces within the container shipping industry.
Maersk Line already enjoys enormous economies of scale within the sector, so, should the cash be ploughed back into providing even more competitive services, its cash strapped adversaries will be quaking in their boots.

Although Maersk Oil is currently the most profitable part of the A P Moller-Maersk Group, APM Terminals and Maersk Line are also likely to be big recipients of the cash generated by its recent sale of non-core assets. The former because of its profitability, and the latter to protect its dominant market position within the liner industry. Maersk Line also accounts for around half of APM Terminal’s volumes.

APM Terminals, the Group’s container terminal business, provides a good profit margin and one of the best Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) in the group so the money it will receive is only natural.

This is especially relevant at this time given that APM Terminals has a large number of projects on the go. The company’s business model is focused primarily on higher growth emerging markets, with emphasis on developing greenfield, deep-water facilities serving gateway traffic on a multi-user basis, along with the expansion of existing facilities. The company currently has 7 new terminals under development, as well as expansion projects at no less than 16 existing terminals. All but 4 of these 23 developments are in emerging market locations.

However, it is Maersk Line that is likely to have its eyes on a good part of the available cash. The Group’s liner shipping division represents the lion’s share of invested capital and whilst its profitability and ROIC is below the Group average (and stated ROIC ambition of at least 10%), it is also where the Group has most to lose/protect.

It is common knowledge in the industry that MSC’s fleet and orderbook, when including intended leased and chartered tonnage, will bring the line to a position before long where its overall fleet is as large as Maersk Line’s or possibly bigger. It is highly likely that Maersk Line will want (and need) to widen the gap again with MSC to maintain competitive edge – not simply for the kudos of maintaining market share and the “world number one” title, but to seek further operating cost reductions and to ensure that the overall fleet has the right balance of ship sizes.

For example, the 11,000 teu+ size range, all of Maersk Line’s owned vessels are (or will be) in the 15,000-18,000 teu bracket. Compared with MSC, Maersk has a strong position as far as the very largest ships are concerned, but appears to be lacking vessels in the 13,000 teu New Panamax size and may need to invest in such ships as a result – depending on its planned use of the widened Panama Canal after the end of 2015.

Drewry believes that besides the Group’s highly profitable oil and gas exploration and production related businesses, APM Terminals has a strong case to receive a good slice of the recently raised cash from non-core asset sales. However, Maersk Line is also likely to obtain at least its fair share, in order to maintain competitive edge, fleet balance and its leading position in the industry.
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RedigerSjefsbytte i CargoNet
Arne Fosen tiltrer som ny administrerende direktør i CargoNet AS etter Are Kjensli, som forlater selskapet etter over 8 år som daglig leder.
- CargoNet er i en krevende økonomisk situasjon etter flere år med betydelige tap og omstruktureringstiltak. Resultatene i 2013 har vist at det er behov for en ytterligere, omfattende omstilling i selskapet, og styret og Are Kjensli er enige om at det best kan gjennomføres under en ny ledelse, sier styrets leder Geir Isaksen.

Arne Fosen (45) kommer fra stillingen som visekonsernsjef i NSB AS. Han vil tiltre i CargoNet umiddelbart.
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RedigerDB Schenker is Poland's preferred transportation and logistics employer
Over 3,000 independent experts participated in the fourth edition of a market survey done by Antal International in Poland and were given the opportunity to name their preferred employer.
DB Schenker had already reached the second position in the 2012 survey.
"We are proud of the distinction that our Polish national company obtained. As part of our Schenker 2020 strategy, we are working in all the countries of our global network to continue to make ourselves an even more attractive employer, and not only for young people," said Thomas Schulz, Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG responsible for global human resources.
 
"Positioning ourselves as a preferred employer is one of our strategic goals. Our employees are the backbone of a well functioning organization," added Janusz Górski, CEO of DB Schenker Logistics in Poland. "We set high standards but also have a lot to offer to our employees, such as integrated programs for furthering their own skills like our School of Leaders and the School of Young Leaders. In addition we invest not only in our own employees, but also in the development of our suppliers like carriers and courier drivers.
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RedigerSe tidtabellen (pdf-fil)Nytt godstog mellom Göteborg og Oslo
Det går alt for mange trailere på veien mellom Göteborg og Oslo. Fra 3. februar vil CargoNet og Green Cargo sammen tilby transporter på jernbane på strekningen.
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Tilbudet vil føre til at nettverkene for godstransport bane i Norge og Sverige knyttes bedre sammen. Göteborg som havn og transportnav er viktig for både norsk og svensk næringsliv, og dette vil gi økte transporter på bane.

Det nye godstoget vil driftes av Green Cargo, og korrespondere med øvrige tilbud i Göteborg og på Alnabru (Oslo). Toget vil kjøres 4 dager i uken, og være et tilbud for frakt av containere og semitrailere.

- Göteborg blir et stadig viktigere transportknutepunkt, og jeg er glad for at vi sammen med Green Cargo kan tilby et samlet nettverk. Göteborg-Oslo er en strekning med tøff konkurranse fra veitransporten, samtidig som mange kunder ønsker å ha et tilbud på jernbane mellom Norge og Sverige. Vi er meget glade for igjen å kunne tilby transporter på denne strekningen, med en link til vårt innenlandske nettverk. Spesielt er det viktig å ha gode løsninger på bane når innføringen av Svoveldirektivet fra 2015 vil legge begrensninger på transporter med eldre skip og deres høye utslipp av svovel i Nordsjøen, Skagerrak og Østersjøen. Vi jobber for å utvikle det intermodale tilbudet på bane videre, sier administrerende direktør Are Kjensli.
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Rediger.www.kuehne-nagel.comKuehne + Nagel and SAS extend their successful logistics cooperation
Kuehne + Nagel has prolonged its partnership as external logistics provider with SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SAS Technical Operation) for another three years.
Kuehne + Nagel has been responsible for all external logistics services of SAS Scandinavian Airlines for several years. The cooperation has proven to be very successful for both partners and was recently extended for another three years.
Kuehne + Nagel – who operates an office at Copenhagen Airport – provides seamless door-to-door solutions wherever and whenever required by SAS and offers a broad range of services. Just as varied are the products handled, reaching from an aircraft engine to the bolt of a cockpit window.
 
A Kuehne + Nagel core team is constantly reviewing and optimizing the supply chain resulting in both reduced logistics costs as well as increased process efficiency.
 
“A smooth and innovative supply chain is extremely important for airlines”, says Jens Davidsen, Airfreight Director of Kuehne + Nagel Denmark. “Any irregularity or an error can cause very high costs, for instance if an aircraft must be held on the ground because of the late delivery of spare parts. We are looking forward to the coming years as reliable partner generating added value for SAS.”

 
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.
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Rediger.Se presentasjonen Trend fraktvolum og konjunkturer Q4 2013 herDen negative trenden er brutt
Statistikken for fraktutviklingen 2012-2013 er svært positiv lesning sett opp mot tallene 2011-2012. På basis av den kvartalsstatistikk NHO LT innhenter hos et representativt antall medlemsbedrifter, tyder det på at den negative fraktutviklingen vi hadde fra 2011 til 2012 er brutt i 2013.
Særlig gjelder dette pakkevolumet som har vokst sterkt de siste tre årene. Denne utviklingen er drevet av den sterkt økende netthandelen. Mens stykkgodsvolumet ikke økte i 2012, ble det en vekst på 6 prosent i 2013. Partigods har derimot en omvendt utvikling der antall sendinger er redusert med 10 prosent, mens tonnasjen i de tre årene er stabil eller svakt redusert.
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RedigerPanalpina successfully adds logistics manufacturing services to telecoms industry
Panalpina, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL) has added Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) to its operations for a large telecoms company in Brazil.
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The picture shows the area for final assembly, configuration and testing.

The company now manages the assembly of semi-knocked down units for base stations. Panalpina not only executes the final assembly, but takes full ownership of the whole process – from planning to quality control. It is one of the first times that a telecoms company has successfully outsourced manufacturing to a 3PL.

Logistics is changing – rather than simply transporting goods from A to B, there is a growing trend for partners to take more ownership and responsibility for their customer’s supply chains. Some logistics companies now provide value-added services that take on more of a manufacturing role in the supply chain. Panalpina is one of those companies.
 
At a facility near São Paulo, Panalpina now handles assembly, warehousing and outbound delivery of telecoms equipment for an important global customer. The 32,000 m2 facility replaces five separate warehouses that the customer used to operate, one for each section of its supply chain.
 
The partnership between the two companies has been a success. The customer took a risk in changing its supply chain model by giving manufacturing responsibility to a 3PL. This was only possible because Panalpina offers more than simple manpower. Panalpina takes care of all the planning that goes along with high quality manufacturing. Giving the 3PL a leadership role means that some order cycle processes can be run in parallel instead of in a sequence, which has greatly reduced order fulfilment times.
 
Final assembly and testing
The five sections of the customer’s supply chain are terminals (cell phones, tablets, modems), spare parts for terminals, semi-knocked down (SKD) assembly, finished goods and spare parts for finished goods. “SKD is where the real action is; out of the 220 people that work at the facility, 140 work on SKD,” says Mike Wilson, Global Head of Logistics at Panalpina.
 
SKD alone consists of five different assembly lines. In the final assembly and testing line, Panalpina staff assemble base station boards and cabinets, and run software updates and tests. Finished products are then packaged, labelled and passed to the warehouse next door for outbound delivery.
 
“Adding Logistics Manufacturing Services to our offering is a major part of our strategy, and is the future of our industry. It allows us to deliver faster time-to-market while cutting costs,” explains Wilson.
 
Expertise
In a first for the industry, Panalpina often hires people with a background in Electronic Manufacturing Services to fill its logistics positions. These people come with knowledge and experience of managing complex manufacturing and supply chains in an outsourced environment. This gives Panalpina a distinct advantage as it has the expertise to look at a customer’s business from their perspective and understand the critical touch points in their supply chain. Panalpina understands the planning and operations involved in both logistics and manufacturing and this was a key reason why the company could take on more of the customer’s operations.
 
“We speak our customer’s language and that gives them confidence. We’re all on the same team with the same ideas about what needs to be done and how to make it work,” says Krasimir Banchev, Panalpina’s expert for value-added logistics services.
 
Technology
Technology is another key component in ensuring the customer’s chain runs smoothly. With trucks coming and going every day, managing the inbound and outbound flow of goods is crucial. Panalpina uses RedPrairie, an advanced IT tool for warehouse management. On the assembly line, Panalpina is fully integrated into the customer’s internal system.
 
This state-of-the-art system gives Panalpina complete visibility of inventory to maintain optimum levels while reducing cost wherever possible. It allows the company to monitor its performance and gives the customer transparency to ensure its expectations are met.
 
“We want to set the benchmark for fully integrated, value-added logistics and raise expectations of what a logistics service provider can do,” concludes Wilson. “The operation in Brazil is a great example of how we can make improvements across more of the supply chain. And we are busy building our next value-added success already”.
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RedigerFirst TAPA certified service provider at Charles de Gaulle airport
DB Schenker Logistics has received the the A-level certificate of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA).
As the first service provider at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, the DB Schenker company Airport Terminal Handling SA has received the the A-level certificate of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) for its ground handling services at the DB Schenker hub. The certification is recognized worldwide as one of the most stringent independent security certifications in the field of logistics. The TAPA Freight Security rules include instructions regarding buildings, equipment and processes with the aim of ensuring the safety of goods while the goods are in the care of the logistics provider.

The external certification body Bureau Veritas Certification rewards the efforts made by DB Schenker for increasing the safety for the transported and endangered goods.
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Rediger.www.collicare.noNy Administrende direktør i ColliCare Logistics Sverige
Magnus Yverås (42) er ansatt som Adm. dir i ColliCare Logistics AB. Yverås har lang erfaring fra bransjen og hans kompetanse blir viktig i arbeidet med videre utvikling av ColliCare i Sverige.

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Hans tidligerer arbeidsplass var hos Itella Logistics, hvor han senest var Vice President, Head of Scandinavia  og tidligere Global Head of Air & Sea.
 
- Jeg gleder meg til å få jobbe med videreutviklingen av plattformen ColliCare har i Sverige. Ettersom jeg har bodd i Norge og fulgt utviklingen derfra, har jeg sett styrken i ColliCare og hvordan man har lykkes med å jobbe med kunder gjennom tett samarbeid og tilpassede logistikkløsninger. Det finnes et stort behov for dette i det svenske markedet også, en sterk fleksibel aktør med et totaloversikt av logistikken.
 
Magnus Yverås – fra 1.3 – Adm. dir i ColliCare Logistics AB
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RedigerPanalpina targets 500 LCL Ocean Freight services in 2014
Panalpina added a record number of Less than Container Load (LCL) services to its network in 2013, reaching 450 weekly services worldwide. Some services were altered and others added as the company expands and improves its global LCL network, which is expected to reach 500 services by the end of 2014.
Panalpina enters the New Year with a bigger and better LCL network. The company’s drive to expand its global footprint has seen it add 41 LCL services in the past year while also adapting many of its current routes to offer an improved service. Panalpina’s most recent additions include Santos to Veracruz, Dubai to Dammam and Singapore to Casablanca.
 
“Our new and improved LCL network cements our place as one of the most flexible and reliable LCL service providers in the world,” says Frank Hercksen, Panalpina’s global head of ocean freight. “As the modal shift from air freight to ocean freight continues, we are giving customers more options and better choices to handle any transport need anywhere in the world.”
 
Rather than simply expanding its LCL network, Panalpina monitors and evaluates trade growth and global economies to identify routes where an LCL service can either be implemented or improved. Over the course of 2014, the company expects to add a further 50 services to its LCL network, taking its total to 500. Roughly 15% of Panalpina’s current 450 LCL services operate two or three sailings a week, adding to the network’s flexibility.
 
Industries
The majority of Panalpina’s LCL services are used by the automotive and manufacturing industries, which accounted for almost 30% of its LCL volumes in 2013. Consumer & retail and fashion customers follow close behind with 25%. Interestingly, LCL use from hi-tech and telecoms customers came in third. These industries accounted for a little under 20% of the LCL volumes in 2013. This is mostly down to the rise in consumer electronic shipments moving from air freight to ocean freight, as a cost saving measure.
 
“Our LCL network is a flexible and cost effective alternative to air freight that many of our existing air freight customers appreciate – particularly from the hi-tech and telecoms industries,” says Clas Thorell, global head of ocean freight LCL at Panalpina.
 
Regions
Intra-Asia remains very much in focus for Panalpina’s LCL network. In the past two years, the company has significantly increased its services in the region to well over 100. Its busiest LCL trade lane is China to Southeast Asia.
 
Following close behind Intra-Asia shipments are shipments travelling from Asia into Europe, Latin America, the US and Canada. Latin America is another key region where new LCL services are under constant development.
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RedigerStor økning i kontrollerte vogntog
Hittil i vinter har Statens vegvesen kontrollert over 23.000 tunge kjøretøy. Dette er 11.000 flere enn hele forrige vintersesong. Nytt påbud om vinterdekk og strengere krav til mønsterdybde har ført til at flere har fått sanksjoner enn tidligere.
Statens vegvesens kontrollvirksomhet har som mål å få ned tallet på drepte og hardt skadde ved å luke ut farlige kjøretøy og trafikanter fra vegene. Denne vinteren har vi kontrollert dekk og kjettinger på 23.371 kjøretøy (12.995 motorvogner og 10.376 tilhengere). Det er nesten dobbelt så mange som hele forrige vinter.

– Vi er bedre på å komme oss ut på vegen når føret tilsier det. Andelen kontroller igangsatt etter tips fra de som drifter vegnettet vårt er seksdoblet i forhold til fjorårssesongen. Vi fikk også økte midler fra Regjeringen før jul, forklarer avdelingsdirektør Arne Valdemar Nielsen.

Det er delt ut 1.598 gebyr, 1.014 kjøretøy har fått kjøreforbud, og 21 kjøretøy har blitt politianmeldt. Generelt er det flere mangler på dekkutrustning blant tilhengere enn blant motorvogner (trekkvogn).

Flere mangler med nye regler
Denne vinteren innførte Statens vegvesen strengere krav til mønsterdybde, og det er flere mangler her enn før (10 % mot 7 % i fjor). 2,7 % av de kontrollerte kjøretøyene bryter også det nye påbudet om vinterdekk. Økningen i mangler har ført til økt andel utstedte gebyr og kjøreforbud.

Når det gjelder å ha med riktig antall kjettinger, ser vi at den positive trenden fortsetter fra tidligere år.

Nasjonalitet
Seks av ti kontrollerte kjøretøy var norske. Kontrollresultatene viser at jo lenger unna Norge vi kommer, desto flere mangler har kjøretøyene. De største synderne er kjøretøy utenfor Norden og Øst-Europa.

– Vår oppgave er å stoppe farlige kjøretøy på vegene i Norge, uansett hvor de kommer fra, sier Nielsen. – Vi er imidlertid bevisst forskjellene når vi utfører våre kontroller. Sammen med bransjen og andre etater ser vi også hele tiden etter løsninger som kan gjøre oss mer målrettet i vårt arbeid.
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RedigerHapag-Lloyd and CSAV sign merger MOU
German container shipper Hapag-Lloyd and its Chilean peer Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge their container shipping businesses.
The talks between Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV about combining the container liner shipping activities of CSAV with Hapag-Lloyd are going into the next phase, reported Dow Jones Newswires.

Both companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that isn't binding. As the next step, the due diligence will take place, after which a binding contract could follow, Hapag-Lloyd said in a statement.

If successful, the merger will create the world's fourth-largest container shipper in terms of capacity, with annual revenue of around US$13 billion. The two companies began talks in December.

The two companies didn't disclose details of the MOU.

As previously reported, under current talks, the Luksic family, one of Chile's richest, and CSAV's main shareholder, will become a major holder in Hapag-Lloyd with a stake close to that of German billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne, who owns 28 percent of the Hamburg-based shipper, according to a person involved in the deal.

The Luksics started buying into CSAV in 2011 and now control 46 percent of the company.

People involved in the deal said the German company would control around 70 percent of the merged entity, with CSAV owning the remainder.
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RedigerUtlyser driften av Norges største containerterminal
Oslo Havn bygger Norges største og mest moderne containerterminal som skal stå ferdig på Sjursøya i 2015. Nå utlyses driften til fremtidig operatør.
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Konkurransen er åpen til 28. Mars 2014. Kontrakt med ny operatør ventes å være på plass medio 2014. Avtalen har en varighet på 20 år med mulighet for ytterligere 10 år.

Halve Norge bor under tre timers kjøring fra Oslo havn. Oslos befolkning vokser. Vi bygger ut godshavna for å kunne forsyne befolkningen med de varene de etterspør.

I dag har Oslo kapasitet til å håndtere 260 000 containere (TEU, som tilsvarer 20 fots containere). Når den nye containerterminalen er ferdig utbygd, kan vi håndtere totalt 450 000 containere (TEU).

Mer gods den miljøvennlige sjøveien
I 2030 vil det bo 1,5 millioner mennesker i Oslo-området. Det er nesten 30 prosent flere innbyggere enn i dag. Det er ikke planlagt noen vesentlig utbygging av veiene inn til Oslo.

Hvis alle skoene, klærne og maten innbyggerne trenger skal komme med lastebil, vil køene inn til Oslo vokse for hvert år som går.

Oslo Havn har satt seg mål om at det i 2030 skal komme 50 prosent mer gods til havna enn i dag. Ved å doble kapasiteten i containerhavna forsøker Oslo Havn å hindre kø på veiene. Et vanlig containerskip som seiler inn Oslofjorden erstatter cirka 400 semitrailere på hovedveiene inn mot Oslo. Skulle disse trailerne kjørt etter hverandre, ville de ha laget cirka ti kilometer med kø. I dag kommer det 8 containerskip til Oslo i uka.

Ny driftsmodell - mer effektiv terminal
Den nye containerterminalen utvikles til å bli en av verdens meste arealeffektive.

I dag har Oslo Havn to containerterminaler, på Ormsund og Sjursøya, som driftes av private operatører. I 2015 vil alle containerne i Oslo være samlet på den nye terminalen på Sjursøya. Kranene har vært eid og driftet av Oslo Havn KF.

Et viktig mål for Oslo Havn er å sikre en konkurransedyktig havn. Effektivisering av terminalene og å organisere dem så optimalt som mulig må til for å sikre at mer gods går sjøveien. Dagens organisering med fire ulike aktører involvert er ikke optimal.

Havnestyret vedtok 24. oktober 2013 at Oslo Havns 37 kranførere skal virksomhetsoverdras og overføres til ny terminaloperatør. Dette er et første skritt på veien til en mer rasjonell og smidig drift av terminalen der terminaloperatøren har et enhetlig ansvar for alle oppgaver og alle ansatte på terminalen.

-  Å samle de terminalansatte og kranførerne hos èn arbeidsgiver vil gi bedre kommunikasjon, samarbeid og bruk av arbeidstokken på terminalen. Driftsmodellen som er valgt er riktig for fremtiden. Samtidig må vi ha forståelse for at situasjonen kan oppleves som krevende for våre ansatte som får ny arbeidsgiver, sier Bernt Stilluf Karlsen.

Laste- og lossearbeiderne tilknyttet Oslo laste- og lossekontor omfattes ikke av avtalen som skal inngåes med ny operatør.

Fakta om den nye containerterminalen:
137 dekar
Total kapasitet- ferdig utbygd: 450 000 TEU (20 fots containere)
Kraner: Ved oppstart 4 containerkraner (SSG) og 8 stablekraner  (RTG)
Kai: 665 meter

Dagens containertrafikk:
8 containeranløp fra rederiene Unifeeder, CMA/CMG, Team Line og MSC. Skipene trafikkerer hovedsakelig andre havner i Nordsjøområdet.
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Rediger.www.jetpak.noNy administrerende direktør i Jetpak Norge
Bernd Keller er ansatt som ny administrerende direktør i Jetpak Norge AS fom. 1. april 2014. Med lang fartstid i bransjen blir Keller sentral i Jetpak Norges utvikling i årene som kommer.
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- Jetpak er er et av de mest spennende logistikk selskapene i Norge. Selskapet er godt posisjonert, har svært kompetente medarbeidere og ikke minst et stort nettverk av dyktige og engasjerte samarbeidspartnere. Jeg ser frem til å være med og videreutvikle Jetpak sammen med nye og gamle kollegaer, sier Bernd Keller.

Bred bransjekunnskap

Bernd Keller har lang fartstid i bransjen og har også tidligere jobbet i Jetpak Norge fra 2001-2011. I denne perioden var han i ulike nøkkelroller innenfor forretningsutvikling og operasjonell drift. Han var med dette med på å bygge opp Jetpak Norge til et av Norges ledende selskaper innenfor raske og sikre leveranser.

Keller kommer fra stillingen som Direktør i Grønn Vekst i selskapet Høst Verdien i avfall AS.

- Vi er veldig glade for å ha fått Bernd Keller med på laget. Hans erfaring  vil komme godt med i arbeidet med å utvikle Jetpak Norge i årene som kommer, sier Henrik Ringmar CEO i Jetpak Group AB.
 

Jetpak-gruppen tilbyr Nordens raskeste dør-til-dør tjenester med fokus på 0-12 timer. Tjenestene dekker dels spontanbehov for raske bud- og flytransporttjenester, dels skreddersydde distribusjons- og logistikkløsninger. Selskapet drives av egen organisasjon med utvalgte franchisetakere og agenter i Sverige, Danmark, Norge og Finland. Jetpak finnes på mer enn 140 stasjoner i Norden, råder over cirka 700 bud- og lastebiler og tilbyr 3 800 flyavganger pr. døgn. Omsetningen i 2011 var mer enn 850 MSEK. Jetpak eies av Polaris Private Equity.
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Rediger.FlexLink extends supply chain management agreement with Kuehne + Nagel
FlexLink, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flexible, modular conveyors and industrial automation equipment, has extended the contract with Kuehne + Nagel as its exclusive logistics and transport service provider for the next two years.
Within the scope of the cooperation, which started in 2012, Kuehne + Nagel will continue to manage all international transports for FlexLink from their global hub in Poznan. The company will provide air and sea transportation services to more than 30 destinations worldwide, as well as part load and groupage overland services across Europe. The agreement also includes all customs clearances and thus covers the entire logistics needs of FlexLink and its customers from door-to-door.

Svante Anderholm, Chief Operations Officer of FlexLink, summarises: “We are highly satisfied with our logistics partnership with Kuehne + Nagel over the last two years, serving our global partner network in over 60 countries. Therefore we are looking forward to continuing the cooperation and are confident to achieve further supply chain optimisations. For the future we are also envisaging to transfer selective parts of our contract logistics needs to Kuehne + Nagel.”

Tobias Jerschke, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland, explains: “Our cooperation with FlexLink is a good example of how integrated logistics from a single source adds value to our customer’s supply chain. Based on our experience and high quality service we are sure that the extended cooperation will lead to further increases in FlexLink’s efficiency.”

About FlexLink
FlexLink is a leading production logistics supplier – providing material and information flow management solutions to assembly and manufacturing industries. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink operates sales units in 25 countries and is represented in more than 60. In 2012, FlexLink had 800 employees and the group turnover was over 1,700 million SEK (over 180 M€).
FlexLink is part of the Coesia Group consisting of 14 companies specialised in the production of automated machinery, related products and services. In 2013, the Coesia Group has a forecasted turnover of over approximately 1,4 billion € and over 5,800 employees (FlexLink figures included).
For further information, please visit www.flexlink.com and www.coesia.com

 
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further information can be found at
www.kuehne-nagel.com
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Rediger4 av de 10 største lufthavnene i Norden
Avinor driver fire av de ti største lufthavnene i Norden – og hele ni av de 20 største lufthavnene ligger i Norge.
Det er den danske websiden Check-in.dk som har laget oversikten. Mens Oslo Lufthavn er den nest største i Norden, finner man Bergen på 5. plass, Stavanger på 7. og Trondheim på 8. plass. Ellers er Tromsø på 14., Bodø på 17. - og Ålesund på 20. plass. Avinor-konkurrentene Moss og Sandefjord lufthavn plasserer seg som henholdsvis 15. og 16. lufthavn på topp 20-listen.

-Statistikken viser hvor viktig luftfart er for Norge og norsk næringsliv i hele landet. Norge har en åpen økonomi og lange avstander gjør flytransport helt nødvendig. I årene framover forventes fortsatt vekst i flytrafikken, spesielt til og fra utlandet. Med flere direkteruter fra Norge, særlig langdistanseruter, vil flere av våre største lufthavner kunne avansere på lista, sier senirorrådgiver i Avinors strategiavdeling, Jon Inge Lian.
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RedigerMaersk to create new Americas shipping company
Maersk Line is creating a regional, containerized shipping company under the name SeaLand dedicated to servicing ports within the Americas markets.
Maersk Line notes in an emailed statement, “this new affiliate will have a structure similar to Maersk’s other successful regional carriers including: intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago Line,” and the new company will be built from Maersk Line’s existing regional service network.

Maersk Line veteran Craig Mygatt has been appointed CEO of the new company, however the location of SeaLand’s head office is yet to be determined. Maersk Line notes that SeaLand will officially commence independent operations at the start of 2015 with a team of 240 employees.

“We heard from our customers that they value Maersk Line services but they required greater service stability and commitment.  That’s one of the key reasons why we’re responding with an improved, restructured solution for the Intra-Americas” commented, Craig Mygatt, CEO, SeaLand.  ”We look forward to developing strong, enduring customer relationships as the new SeaLand organization.”

“This reorganization is an investment in our global container business. It enhances and strengthens service in this important and growing trade region, as well as the future of our overall global service network,” said Vincent Clerc, Chief Trade & Marketing Officer, Maersk Line.

Robbert Van Trooijen, Chief Executive, Maersk Line Latin America and Caribbean said, “This new Intra-Americas commitment will meet the needs of Latin American customers that ask for local, customer specialists that are empowered to act quickly and respond to changes in the market. We have a long history in this region that will set the foundation for future growth.”

Sea-Land, a container shipping firm founded by American containerization pioneer Malcom McLean in 1960 was bought by Maersk in 1999.
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RedigerKostnadsindeks for lastebiltransport, desember 2013
Totalkostnadsindeksen for lastebiltransport steig 0,2 prosent frå november til desember 2013. Dei siste tolv månadene har dei totale kostnadene stige 4,2 prosent.
Kapitalkostnadsindeksen gjekk opp 0,8 prosent frå november til desember 2013. Dei siste tolv månadene har kapitalindeksen gått opp 3,5 prosent.
 
Høgare forsikringspremiar
Forsikringsindeksen auka 0,6 prosent den siste månaden. Frå desember 2012 til desember 2013 har denne delindeksen stige med 4,5 prosent.
 
Auka dieselprisar
Prisutviklinga på diesel førte til at drivstoffindeksen gjekk opp 0,4 prosent frå november til desember 2013. Dei siste tolv månadene gjekk drivstoffindeksen opp med 3,5 prosent.
 
Svak auke i reparasjons- og servicekostnadene
Delindeksen for reparasjons- og servicekostnader auka 0,1 prosent den siste månaden. Dei siste tolv månadene har reparasjons- og servicekostnadene stige med 2,8 prosent.
 
Svak nedgang i administrasjonskostnadene
Administrasjonskostnadene gjekk ned 0,1 prosent den siste månaden. Frå desember 2012 til desember 2013 har administrasjonskostnadene likevel auka med 3,4 prosent.
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RedigerImproving Far East to Indian Subcontinent coverage
Maersk Line, APL and OOCL are today announcing a new cooperation on three existing Far East to Indian Subcontinent services, starting in February 2014.
In a Slot Sharing Agreement that also includes partners CMA CGM, Emirates Shipping Line, Hamburg Süd and Regional Container Lines, 18 vessels with a total capacity of about 17,500 TEU will be deployed on the three Far East-Indian Subcontinent services.

The multi-carrier cooperation will provide more frequent sailings between Asia’s major trading hubs and at the same time eliminate unnecessary service duplications between the carriers.

With improved operational efficiency and a more comprehensive service structure, the enhanced Far East-Indian Subcontinent services will offer shippers flexible and competitive options best catered to their needs.

The enhanced network will enable Maersk Line, APL and OOCL to offer three weekly sailings – covering China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – compared to one weekly sailing currently offered independently by each liner. Customers will going forward also enjoy additional direct port calls.

The new port rotations for the three services are as follows:

FI1 (to be operated by APL, Emirates Shipping Line and OOCL)
Nansha  – Chiwan – Hong Kong – Singapore – Colombo – Jawaharlal Nehru – Pipavav –Colombo – Port Klang – Singapore – Nansha

FI2 (to be operated by Hamburg Süd, OOCL and Regional Container Lines)
Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Singapore – Colombo – Jawaharlal Nehru – Pipavav – Port Klang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai

FI3 (to be operated by CMA CGM and Maersk Line)
Xingang – Dalian – Qingdao – Kwangyang – Busan – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Colombo – Pipavav – Jawaharlal Nehru – Port Qasim – Singapore – Xingang
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Rediger.lufthansa-cargo.comLufthansa Cargo increases capacity utilisation in 2013
1.7 million tonnes of freight and mail transported almost equals the previous year’s tonnage level.
The capacity of Lufthansa Cargo aircraft was well utilised last year. Europe’s leading cargo airline increased its cargo load factor in 2013 to a very high 69.9%. Having transported 1.7 million tonnes of cargo and mail, tonnage almost equalled the previous year's level.

The past financial year was characterised by muted demand in global air freight markets, as in 2012. Lufthansa Cargo continued with its highly flexible and demand-oriented capacity management in this challenging environment. This allowed the company to boost load factors and remain one of the few profitable cargo airlines in the world. At the same time, Lufthansa Cargo continued to invest in its network for its customers. This included adding the Mexican metropolis of Guadalajara and the Peruvian capital Lima to the schedule.

“Lufthansa Cargo remains on course”, emphasized CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt. “We are able to hold our own even in a difficult market environment and have laid the basis in 2013 for important developments in our company. If the welcome trends of recent weeks in global air cargo markets, particularly in Asia, continue then we can feel optimistic about the new year.”

Lufthansa Cargo will further modernize its freighter fleet in 2014. The company already accepted delivery of two brand new Boeing 777 freighters in November of last year. Another two of these modern, fuel-efficient aircraft will be handed over to the airline in the first six months of the current year. Other projects in the Lufthansa Cargo 2020 future program will also be reaching important milestones this year. For example, the company’s IT landscape will be completely revamped.

The financial results for 2013 will be announced in March.
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RedigerVi endrer navn til PostNord Logistics
Nå samler vi vårt nordiske logistikktilbud under ett og samme varemerke – PostNord Logistics.
Et økende antall av våre kunder anser Norden som sitt hjemmemarked med gode muligheter for videre vekst, og logistikk blir like forretningskritisk som service og produktutvikling. For å imøtekomme disse kravene samler vi derfor alle selskaper i Norden under PostNord Logistics. I Norge innebærer det at Tollpost Globe AS, Eek Transport AS, Byrknes Transport AS og Harlem Transport AS alle bytter navn til PostNord Logistics.

Vår ambisjon er fortsatt å være den beste samarbeidspartneren for deg som har høye krav til smart logistikk og som trenger en totalleverandør innen pakke, express, stykkgods, parti og termo.

Endringen innebærer også at http://www.postnordlogistics.no vil være vår felles portal på nett.

De nye nettsidene blir konsernets tilbud til kundene i Norden med en enhetlig layout, struktur, navigasjon og funskjonalitet.
 
De som er kjent med, og vant til å bruke våre etjenester, vil finne disse uendret og er tilgjengelige via snarveier på forsiden eller via Min Side som tidligere. Ellers er dine  kontaktpunkter som kunde i PostNord Logistics uendret.

Vi håper alle kunder og brukere drar nytte av endringene, og at det blir et godt verktøy for alle i tiden fremover.

 
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Rediger.www.kuehne-nagel.comKuehne + Nagel and Airbus further extend their logistics partnership
Schindellegi / CH , January 08, 2014 - Airbus, one of the world’s premium aircraft manufacturers, has renewed its Lead Logistics Provider contract with Kuehne + Nagel until 2016.
Kuehne + Nagel will continue to manage Airbus’ entire production logistics in France, Germany, Spain, the UK and China for all aircraft programmes. The company will further streamline operational processes to increase efficiency along the supply chain. As one of the aerospace logistics market leaders, Kuehne + Nagel has been performing contract logistics services since 2003, and from 2008 the logistics provider has been performing all European production logistics operations for Airbus. Throughout the last years, the scope of activities and the geographical range have been extended continuously.

Kuehne + Nagel’s comprehensive service package for Airbus consists of all standard logistics activities such as goods receipt, quality inspection, storage and picking & packing. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel has enlarged its portfolio of value added services by taking over tasks not directly related to Airbus’ core business such as section handling, kitting, after sales support and wing wrapping for the aircraft type A380.

As part of the contract, Kuehne + Nagel strongly focuses on operational excellence to support Airbus’ production ramp-up and the development of new programmes in connection with the types A350XWB and A320neo.

Other milestones in the cooperation with Airbus will be the operation of a new logistics hub - to be opened in Toulouse later in 2014 - and further deploying reusable packaging initiatives as well as extending the ordering business in a global approach to reduce recurring costs of ordering operations.

Bertrand George, Head of Airbus Operational Excellence and responsible for the worldwide Airbus Logistic and Transport: “The contract extension with Kuehne + Nagel fosters our long term partnership and we count on this strong collaboration to further improve the efficiency of the Airbus production logistics system.”
 
“The business partnership between Kuehne + Nagel and Airbus demonstrates how added value for both parties can be generated by focusing on core competencies, customer needs and first class services with the comittment to ongoing optimisation and innovation,” said Robert Berganus, Senior Vice President Contract Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel.
 
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.
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Rediger.Greencarrier expands Energy & Projects Business Unit
Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS is planning to expand its services to the oil and gas industry, appointing a new head of the energy and projects business unit and opening an office in Stavanger, Norway.
The Scandinavian company, which offers the full range of freight forwarding and logistics services, has identified project forwarding and the energy industry as two of its main target areas for growth in 2014.

Georg Skivik Moltu, who was previously head of oil & gas and projects in Northern Europe for Panalpina, has been appointed Director Global Energy & Project Solutions and is based in the new Stavanger office.
 
“We have already entered into several contracts and we are confident that the market will appreciate a Scandinavian-owned logistics and transport company as a challenger to the major global logistics players,” he says.  “Like the rest of the Greencarrier offices in Scandinavia, the Stavanger office is staffed by highly experienced and knowledgeable people, many with specific oil & gas and project forwarding experience, and offers the full range of international and domestic freight forwarding and logistics services.”
 
Ronny Johannessen, who has decades of experience in freight forwarding and transportation, will lead the team at the Stavanger office, which opened on 1 January at Røynebergsletta 33 in the heart of the business district Forus/ Stavanger.

Øyvind Lygre, CEO of Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS, says: “We are pleased that skilled and knowledgeable people in the Stavanger area have taken the decision to join the Greencarrier team. We offer a Scandinavian company ownership approach, with healthy values and the right attitude to employees, customers and suppliers. These are important factors for success in this demanding market and we really look forward to the future development in Stavanger and within the Energy & Projects business unit.”

Georg Skivik Moltu adds: “We have ambitious development goals for energy and project work and I am confident that Greencarrier is the right company to achieve these. The company values – commitment, involvement, humour and joy – will support our business development process.”
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RedigerEtihad Airways posts record cargo traffic
Etihad Airways transported 486,753 tonnes of freight and mail last year, an increase of 32% compared to 2012 and its highest-ever annual volume.
2013 was also a record year for the UAE carrier’s passenger traffic.

Etihad said it accounted for 89% of cargo imports, exports and transfers at Abu Dhabi airport last year.

"Volumes were boosted by enhancements to the freighter fleet capability and more cargo in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft. Established markets such as China, Hong Kong and India were top performers, in addition to expanding markets such as the Netherlands and the US," it added.

Last year, Etihad Airways took delivery of two B777Fs and added further leased capacity which included its first B747-8 freighter.

It now has a fleet of nine freighters – three A330-200Fs, three B777-200ERs, two B744-400F and one B747-8F plying routes from Abu Dhabi to some of the main cargo destinations in Europe, the US and South America, India, the Far East and Africa.

Among the new passenger aircraft it acquired last year were a batch of six B777-300ERs (Extended Range) which each offer a cargo payload of 23.7 tonnes with palletised holds forward and rear.

An A330 freighter is scheduled to join the fleet in 2014 as well 16 passenger aircraft.

Etihad’s bellycargo growth is set to continue this year with the addition of eight new destinations on its passenger services network - Rome, Jaipur (India), tYerevan (Armenia), Los Angeles, Dallas, Zurich, Perth (Australia) and Medina (Saudi Arabia).
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RedigerBygger fremtidens logistikksenter
Posten og Bring skal bygge Norges største logistikksenter på Alnabru i Oslo. Investeringen på vel 1,5 milliarder kroner vil gi kundene et bedre og mer effektivt logistikktilbud. Samlokaliseringen gir betydelige miljøgevinster.
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Det nye logistikksenteret blir Norges største i sitt slag. Når utbyggingen er ferdig i 2017 vil Posten og Bring samle sin pakke, gods og termovirksomhet på Alnabru.  I dag er pakketerminalen lokalisert på Alnabru, mens godsvirksomheten holder til på Karihaugen og termovirksomheten på Skårer i Lørenskog. Disse enhetene skal samles på Alnabru og utgjøre det nye logistikksenteret. Samlokaliseringen vil gi kundene et effektivt logistikktilbud og styrker Postens konkurransekraft.

– Logistikkundene ønsker å få løst sine behov på en enkel og kostnadseffektiv måte, uavhengig av om det er pakker, gods eller kjøle/frysevarer som skal fraktes. Med Alnabru-investeringen vil vi ytterligere forsterke vår posisjon som Nordens ledende logistikkonsern, sier konsernsjef
Dag Mejdell i Posten Norge.

Miljøgevinster
Alnabru er logistikk-knutepunktet i Norge hvor biler og jernbane møtes og bidrar til et godt samspill. Mer av dagens godstransport kan overføres fra vei til jernbane.  Samlokaliseringen påAlnabru vil gi mindre distribusjonskjøring og tomkjøring mellom terminalene bortfaller.  Det gir betydelige fordeler i et miljø- og samfunnsperspektiv.  Beregninger viser at de totale CO2-utslippene fra veitrafikk i Oslo-regionen vil reduseres med 1-2 prosent ved at Posten og Bring samler logistikkvirksomheten på Alnabru i forhold til andre lokaliseringsalternativer.

Det betyr ca 10.000 km mindre kjøring pr dag i Oslo-området sammenlignet med dagens situasjon.

– Posten og Bring skal være ledende på miljø i vår bransje. Det nye logistikksenteret  på Alnabru ligger nærme jernbanen og åpner for at mer av tungtrafikken kan flyttes fra vei til bane. Sammenslåingen av de tre enhetene fjerner også kjøring mellom terminalene. Det vil gi mindre kjøring, mindre forurensning, mindre trafikkstøy og mindre kø i Oslo-trafikken, sier Mejdell.

Tyngdepunkt
Posten-konsernet har i de siste ti årene kjøpt opp ulike logistikkvirksomheter for å bygge et nordisk post- og logistikkonsern. Alnabru-utbyggingen er et vesentlig bidrag for å videreutvikle markedets beste logistikktilbud.

Det nye logistikksenteret på Alnabru vil utgjøre selve tyngdepunktet i Posten og Brings fremtidige logistikknettverk, bestående av i alt 19 terminaler for pakker, gods og termo i Norge.

– I 2010 åpnet Posten verdens mest fremtidsrettede postterminal på Lørenskog. Hit kommer postselskap fra hele verden for å studere hva vi har gjort. Nå satser vi på samme måte innenfor logistikkområdet for å være det selskapet kundene vil velge også i fremtiden, sier Mejdell.

Logistikksenteret skal stå ferdig i 2017.

Fakta:
  • Posten og Brings nye logistikksenter på Alnabru vil bestå av en ny pakketerminal med et bruttoareal på 25 000 m2 og ny termoterminal med et bruttoareal på 5 000 m2. I tillegg vil dagens terminalbygning med et bruttoareal på 43 000 m2 bli rustet opp for å romme
    godsvirksomheten. Det samlede tomteområdet for terminalen er på rundt 114 000
    m2, i tillegg til grøntarealer.
  • De totale investeringene vil utgjøre vel 1,5 milliarder kroner til bygg, tomter og et moderne pakkeanlegg.
  • Totalt vil vel 1100 medarbeidere ha sin arbeidsplass på Alnabru – inkludert ca. 250 sjåfører.
  • Logistikksenteret på Alnabru skal stå klart i 2017, men allerede i 2016 vil termovirksomheten flyttes fra Skårer.
  • Et stort grøntanlegg vil etableres i tilknytning til det nye logistikksenteret for å bidra positiv til et grønt nærmiljø.
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Rediger.André Doherty er ansatt som sjef for sjøavdelingen i Greencarrier Freight Services
Han kommer fra stillingen som senior sales executive i samme selskap som han ble ansatt i den 1.2.2012.
André kom da fra stillingen som general manager i LT Shipping. Han har  opparbeidet seg mye kunnskaper omkring sjømarkedet.  André var tidligere ansatt på salg i Greencarrier og man kan si han vendte "hjem" etter en periode hos LT Shipping.
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RedigerKostnadsindeks for innenriks sjøfart, 3. kvartal 2013
Administrasjonskostnadene for innenriks sjøfart økte med 4,4 prosent i 3. kvartal 2013 i forhold til samme kvartal året før. Fra 2. til 3. kvartal gikk administrasjonskostnadene opp med 1,3 prosent.
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Administrasjonskostnadene er beregnet ved å følge utviklingen i arbeidskraftkostnader innenfor næringer som bedriver faglig, vitenskapelig og teknisk tjenesteyting. Størrelsene på kostnadskomponenten varierer mellom fartøygruppene, men ligger på litt under 8 prosent for næringen samlet.

Drivstoff opp igjen
Delindeksen for drivstoffkostnader var på 159,4 i 3. kvartal 2013. Denne delindeksen hadde den største kvartalsøkningen med 7,4 prosent fra 2. kvartal 2013. Sammenlignet med samme kvartal i 2012 gikk derimot denne delindeksen ned med 1,8 prosent.

Kostnadsgruppen kapital-rente gikk ned 17,2 prosent sammenlignet med 3. kvartal i fjor. Delindeks for rentekostnader er beregnet ved å gi tremåneders nominell NIBOR (norsk pengemarkedsrente) fra Norges Bank et påslag på 1,5 prosent og så justere for prisendringer. Gjennomsnittet for tremåneders nominell NIBOR var 2,11 prosent i 3. kvartal 2012 og 1,71 prosent i 3. kvartal 2013. Differansen på 0,4 prosentpoeng ville for en låntager gitt et fall i rentekostnader på nesten 20 prosent.

Økning i totalindeksen
Totalkostnadsindeksen for innenriks sjøtransport lå på 116,0 i 3. kvartal 2013. Dette er 1,1 prosent høyere enn i samme kvartal i 2012. Sett i forhold til 2. kvartal 2013 var det en økning på 1,8 prosent. De viktigste komponentene i totalindeksen er mannskap og drivstoff. Størrelsen på disse to kostnadskomponentene varierer mellom fartøygruppene, men for næringen sett under ett utgjør de til sammen mer enn 50 prosent.

Størst økning for slep/havnebuksering
Delindeksen for fartøygruppen slep/havnebuksering lå på 114,6 i 3. kvartal 2013. Dette er 2,3 prosent høyere enn i 3. kvartal 2012. For cruiseskip økte kostnadene med 1,8 prosent i samme periode.
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RedigerPosten inngår ny avtale om transport på Raumabanen
Posten Norge AS gjenopptar togtransporten på strekningen Oslo-Åndalsnes i samarbeid med Cargolink AS.
CargoNet avsluttet sin godstjeneste på Raumabanen 15. desember. Posten Norge har vært kjent med at CargoNet ønsket å legge ned på denne strekningen. Derfor har konsernet forhandlet med Cargolink om en ny løsning. Denne ble endelig bekreftet av Cargolinks styre i dag. Avtalen innebærer at Posten kan gjenoppta transporten av gods på tog mellom Alnabru og Åndalsnes 20. januar 2014. I en måneds tid må godset fraktes på vei.

– Vi har hatt samtaler siden oktober. Det har vært en god prosess, og det var viktig for oss å få til en løsning. Det vi har fått på plass, er i tråd med ambisjonene våre om å flytte stadig mer gods fra vei til bane. Dette gir gode miljøløsninger for kundene våre, sier Inge Seljeset, avdelingsdirektør for Linjetrafikker Norge i Posten Norge.
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RedigerPanalpina flies UNICEF relief to the Central African Republic
Panalpina has used one of its Boeing 747-8 Freighters to fly desperately-needed relief goods to the Central African Republic. The 100 ton load was organized in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the donated charter flew from Luxembourg into Bangui, the nation’s capital, on December 18.
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Overcoming transport challenges in the world of humanitarian action is often overlooked. Reaching nations in crisis and families in need with life-changing aid is a challenging endeavor. However, on December 18, Panalpina’s Boeing 747-8 Freighter flew to the Central African Republic (CAR) carrying about 100 tons of UNICEF’s aid to a country in crisis.
 
UNICEF recently reminded the world that with increasing numbers of people displaced by violence across the Central African Republic growing needs will exceed available emergency supplies in the coming weeks.
 
According to UNICEF, the CAR is facing a dire humanitarian situation that affects the entire population of 4.6 million people. Gross human rights violations take place almost daily and include the destruction and looting of hospitals, schools, homes and churches. Bangui airport is also a target with heavy fighting around the facility a regular occurrence. French troops try to keep the site secure but this, along with the very modest infrastructure at the airport, added to the challenge and meant a quick turnaround was crucial to the success of the mission.
 
UNICEF’s relief goods delivered to the CAR included hospital supplies and equipment, medicines, clothes, tents, sleeping mats, bed nets, blankets, water containers, soap and cooking sets.
 
The idea for the Panalpina chartered flight came about when discussing the company’s traditional Christmas gift-giving for its customers and employees. It was decided that a charitable donation in the form of an aircraft charter would be of more value.
 
“Christmas is a time to reflect on the privileges we enjoy and perhaps don’t always fully appreciate. We hope this contribution will bring some respite to those less fortunate than ourselves,” says Panalpina CEO Peter Ulber. “This charter required us to deploy our aircraft quickly and safely under very challenging conditions to a remote location. I am thankful to everyone who made it a success.”
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RedigerGodstransport med utenlandske lastebiler, 2012
Totalt ble det fraktet 12,9 millioner tonn gods mellom Norge og utlandet med lastebil i 2012. Utenlandske lastebiler fra EU-/EØS-landene stod for 59,5 prosent av dette. Det var små endringer fra året før.
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I alt ble det transportert 260 millioner tonn gods til, fra og i Norge i 2012 med norske og utenlandske godsbiler. De utenlandske bilene stod for kun 3,2 prosent av dette volumet.

Drøyt en fjerdedel av transportarbeidet med utenlandske biler
Det totale transportarbeidet, en størrelse hvor både transportert mengde og tilbakelagt distanse inngår, økte med 4,6 prosent sammenliknet med året før. Norske og utenlandske lastebiler utførte til sammen 27,1 milliarder tonnkilometer på turer til, fra og i Norge i 2012, mot 25,9 milliarder i 2011. De utenlandske bilene bidro med 7 milliarder tonnkilometer i 2012, 0,3 milliarder mer enn i 2011. Utlendingenes andel av transportarbeidet var om lag uendret i perioden.

Svenskene kjører mest
Svenskregistrerte lastebiler kjører mest av alle utenlandske biler til og fra Norge. I 2012 fraktet de 3 millioner tonn, 11,7 prosent mindre enn i 2011. De utførte et transportarbeid på 1,3 milliarder tonnkilometer. De polskregistrerte lastebilene fraktet nest mest. De fraktet 1,3 millioner gods totalt, 8,6 prosent mer enn året før.

Økning i kabotasjetransporten
Fra 2011 til 2012 økte kabotasjetransporten i Norge fra 505 400 tonn til 597 600 tonn. Dette er en økning på 35,0 prosent siden 2011 og på 43,4 prosent siden 2008. Danskregistrerte lastebiler utførte mest kabotasjekjøring i Norge i 2012 – 143 200 tonn. Kabotasjetransporten har imidlertid en beskjeden andel av transportmengden innenlands, kun 0,3 prosent.
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RedigerNorwegian bestiller to nye og større Dreamlinere
Norwegian har inngått avtale om ytterligere to nye Dreamlinere for leveranse i første kvartal 2016. Flyene er den nye modellen 787-9 Dreamliner, som er noe større enn den Norwegian i dag bruker på sine langdistanseruter.
Norwegian fortsetter å bygge opp langdistanseflåten for videre vekst internasjonalt og har inngått avtale med selskapet MG Aviation Limited om å lease to langdistansefly av typen Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian skal etter planen sette flyene i trafikk i løpet av første kvartal 2016. Norwegian har i dag tre fly av typen 787-8 Dreamliner i flåten og ytterligere fem i bestilling. Dermed kommer selskapet foreløpig opp i en flåte på 10 langdistansefly, hvorav fire leveres i 2014, ett i 2015 og to i 2016.

- For å kunne drive en konkurransedyktig langdistanseoperasjon er vi helt avhengige av enda flere nye, kostnadseffektive fly. Jeg er svært tilfreds med at vi nå har sikret oss våre to første fly av den nye modellen 787-9 Dreamliner. Dette er et fantastisk fly, med høy passasjerkomfort, lang rekkevidde og lavt drivstofforbruk, sier administrerende direktør Bjørn Kjos.

Denne større Dreamliner-modellen har plass til flere passasjerer og er enda mer drivstoffeffektiv og miljøvennlig enn 787-8 modellen. Boeing har allerede gjort en rekke testflygninger og flytypen skal etter planen settes i kommersiell trafikk i løpet av 2014. 

Selskapet MG Aviation er basert i New York og er et leasingselskap eid av Jordache Enterprises.

- Vi er imponert over Norwegians vekststrategi og vi er stolte av å ha Norwegian på vår kundeliste. Flyet som Norwegian nå tar i bruk i sin langdistanseoperasjon er en «game changer» i markedet, sier styreleder Joe Nakash i Jordache Enterprises.

Fakta om Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
  • Har plass til opp mot 20 prosent flere passasjerer enn 787-8
  • 6 meter (20 fot) lengre enn 787-8
  • Betydelig økt fraktkapasitet sammenlignet med 787-8
  • 8 prosent lavere drivstoffbruk per sete enn dagens utgave, noe som også gir tilsvarende lavere miljøutslipp
  • Kan fly lengre enn 787-8 (avhengig av kabinkonfigurasjon)
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RedigerKostnadsindeks for lastebiltransport, november 2013
Totalkostnadsindeksen for lastebiltransport steig 0,1 prosent frå oktober til november. Dei siste tolv månadene gjekk dei totale kostnadene opp 3,9 prosent.
Prisutviklinga på diesel førte til at drivstoffindeksen gjekk ned 1,1 prosent frå oktober til november 2013. Men dei siste tolv månadene gjekk drivstoffindeksen opp 2,1 prosent.

Auke i løn og sosiale kostnader
Lønsindeksen gjekk opp med 0,8 prosent den siste månaden. Dei siste tolv månadene har lønsveksten for tilsette innanfor lastebiltransport vore på 4,1 prosent.

Høgare reparasjons- og servicekostnader
Delindeksen for reparasjons- og servicekostnader har stige med 0,8 prosent frå oktober til november 2013. I løpet av det siste året gjekk reparasjons- og servicekostnadene opp 2,9 prosent.

Stigande administrasjonskostnader
Administrasjonskostnadene auka 0,7 prosent sidan oktober. Frå november 2012 til november 2013 har dei totale kostnadene stige med 3,5 prosent.

Nedgang i kapitalkostnadene
Kapitalkostnadsindeksen gjekk ned 0,3 prosent mellom oktober og november. Dei siste tolv månadene har kapitalindeksen likevel auka med 3,4 prosent.
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RedigerTNT Express expands “Express Freight” service
TNT Express has expanded its intercontinental Express Freight service in 10 additional countries beyond Europe, bringing global coverage to 80 countries worldwide. The expansion includes key business locations, particularly in North America. Customers shipping to the Middle East and South America will also benefit.
The Express Freight service offers same-day collection, door-to-door distribution and 1-3 day transit times for palletised freight shipments weighing up to 500 kg. It provides all the features of the company’s express services, including day- and time-definite delivery, customs clearance, full track and trace, and proactive customer updates.

Intercontinental expansion of TNT Express’ freight capabilities follows the company’s strategy of strengthening its service offering between international markets and Europe, where the company already provides industry-leading express freight services across 37 countries.

The expansion will benefit importers and exporters in all industry verticals. In particular, the expansion to the Middle East will be attractive to customers whose urgent freight needs are not met by most freight forwarders. In North America, where TNT Express has been active for years, the extended coverage includes additional business locations around New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Hartford, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

“Offering Express Freight to more destinations internationally gives customers additional options: more delivery locations, faster shipping for freight and all the benefits of Express,” says Jan Willem Breen, Global Director Marketing & Strategy, TNT Express.

A complete list of the Express parcel and freight coverage is available on the TNT Express commercial websites.

Click this link for a quick video presentation of the Express Freight service: http://youtu.be/paqyL1xaYXw
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Rediger.www.kn-portalKuehne + Nagel expands in Geel, Belgium
As part of its growth strategy Kuehne + Nagel is continuously expanding its capacities and service portfolio in Belgium. Today, the extension of its state-of-the-art logistics centre in Geel was inaugurated by the Honorary Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Klaus-Michael Kuehne. Numerous customers, business partners and political representatives attended the ceremony.
Kuehne + Nagel’s highly functional logistics centre in Geel has been taken into operation in 2006 and serves its key customers as import, storage and European distribution hub. After completing the second phase of construction, the facility’s 45,000 sqm of warehouse space has now been extended to a total of 65,000 sqm. An area of 10,000 sqm is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. In total, the Belgium organisation manages around 300,000 sqm of warehouse space for its customers.

Besides traditional inbound and outbound logistics services, Kuehne + Nagel provides innovative contract logistics and end-to-end solutions creating sustainable added value. In addition, customers benefit from the continuous optimisation of processes, resulting in high operational efficiency.

“I am very pleased about the dynamic growth of our Belgian organisation and in particular about the excellent performance of our contract logistics business here in Geel,” said Klaus-Michael Kuehne in his key note address. “The extension of our premises underlines that our customers appreciate our comprehensive range of services across the entire supply chain. The site’s geographic location and its trimodal access to motorways, railways and waterways as well as its proximity to Brussels and Liège airports and the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam support our goal to best serve our customers.”

Minister-President of Flanders, Kris Peeters: “The one with the courage to invest and to look ahead in difficult times will take advantage from it as soon as a period of new growth will come. Kuehne + Nagel is one of these companies which continues to show the willingness to invest further in Flanders. Through the expansion of its logistics centre towards a total capacity of 65,000 sqm, Kuehne + Nagel shows its confidence towards the future. Thanks to these kinds of investments Flanders will be able to confirm its position as logistics top region in the heart of Europe.”
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RedigerAmerican Airlines and US Airways merger finalised
American Airlines and US Airways have completed their long awaited merger to create the world's biggest airline.
It follows AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, emerging from its 2011 bankruptcy filing.

Shares in the new company soared after making their debut on the Nasdaq exchange under the stock symbol AAL.

The merger had previously been blocked by the US Justice Department (DOJ) over concerns about competition in the sector.

"Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American," said new boss Doug Parker. Mr Parker had previously been the head of US Airways.

"We are taking the best of both US Airways and American Airlines to create a formidable competitor, better positioned to deliver for all of our stakeholders. We look forward to integrating our companies quickly and efficiently so the significant benefits of the merger can be realised."

The two companies say they expect to save more than $1bn in synergies with the merger.

New goliath
The new airline, which will be known as American Airlines, will provide nearly 6,700 daily flights to more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries.

It will have a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees.

As part of the merger settlement with the DOJ announced in November, both US Airways and American Airlines agreed to give up several hundred slots at airports across the US.

Those slots were intended for low-cost carriers such as JetBlue and Southwest Airlines, in order to keep prices low for consumers who might be hurt by the increasing consolidation in the US airline industry.

Analysts cheered the news, noting that this was the final merger in a long series. Now, there are three main US carriers: United, Delta, and American.

"With the merger of American Airlines and US Airways the long cycle of US industry reconstruction began in 1979 with deregulation is now complete," Nexa Capital's Ray Neidl told the BBC.

"The public, as well as investors, will benefit from a financially strong industry which can now invest to keep its product updated and in international markets competitive with foreign carriers."
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RedigerTalks between Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV
Discussions about possible business combination or any other form of association / No binding agreement signed yet
Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV are currently maintaining discussions if a possible business combination or any other form of association would be of mutual interest. To date, these discussions have not resulted in any binding or non-binding agreement between the parties. Should any relevant development occur, more information will be published.
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RedigerPanalpina pulls ahead in race for paperless air freight
Panalpina is the first company in the world to achieve completely paperless flights for general air freight. Using its own controlled modern 747-8 freighter planes, the freight forwarder now operates several paperless (e-freight) port-to-port services with final destination in Europe, Hong Kong and the U.S.
At 05:49 local time on November 19, 2013, flight 5Y607 departed from Huntsville airport in Alabama, U.S. What appeared to be just another routine Panalpina flight to Luxembourg was in fact the inaugural flight of the world’s first paperless round-trip route for general air freight.
 
More than 7,800 tons of paperwork travels through the sky every year, adding time, cost and environmental waste to air freight – not to mention space. The quest to cut this superfluous load started in 2006 when the industry-wide e-freight initiative led by IATA began. The aim is to eliminate dependency on paper air waybills (written contracts for transportation) and document pouches (contain original documents from the shipper, such as invoices and packing lists) and to replace them with standardized electronic messages.
 
Seven years later and some companies are emerging as leaders in e-freight. Panalpina, for example, now runs regular paperless air freight services between Huntsville and Luxembourg, from Luxembourg to Hong Kong, and from Guadalajara (Mexico) to Huntsville. Panalpina expands its paperless air freight network every month. The company is confident that it can fly all general air freight on its own controlled Boeing 747-8 Freighters without paper in less than two months’ time, the only exceptions being flights to and from the MEAC region (Middle East, Africa, CIS), Mainland China and Brazil. By 2015 the company aims to eradicate 80% of pouches for all general air cargo, be it on the own controlled network or on commercial flights.
 
"Panalpina is showing great leadership in adopting e-freight and assisting our efforts in transforming the future of the air freight industry,” says Desmond Vertannes, global head of cargo at IATA. “As a global industry initiative, e-freight can only be achieved with the full cooperation of business partners so we encourage others to follow this example.”
 
The average air freight shipment generates 30 documents that have to be handled by each of the partners involved in the shipment. Replacing this paperwork with electronic transmissions in the fragmented world of air freight is no small feat. It requires resources, training, IT investments, standard operating procedures and a willing partnership between carriers, ground handling agents and freight forwarders.
 
“The benefits of going digital are clear: more efficiency, less cost, reduced environmental impact and increased data quality – but it isn’t easy,” says Lucas Kuehner, global head of Air Freight at Panalpina. “Air freight is complex, fragmented and lacks standardization – but we are overcoming these challenges together with our partners. Being active in the industry is a key to our success. Our e-freight ambassadors are out there building connections and we train our staff to help make
e-freight a reality.”
 
Jeannette Goeldi, responsible for global standards and governance in Air Freight at Panalpina, adds: “E-freight doesn’t happen overnight and it requires a lot of groundwork before it can truly take off. But our successes so far are an encouraging sign. We’ve established a solid foundation for the future, and we will continue to expand and improve our work to remain at the forefront of e-freight.”
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RedigerSandefjord Torp får to nye Norwegian-ruter
Norwegian markerer tre års tilstedeværelse på Sandefjord Torp ved å lansere to nye ruter, til Barcelona og Dubrovnik, med oppstart våren 2014. I tillegg økes frekvensen og sesongen forlenges på eksisterende ruter.
Norwegian lanserer nye ruter, utvider sommersesongen og øker antall avganger på eksisterende flygninger når selskapet markerer tre år på Sandefjord Torp. Barcelona og Dubrovnik er nye destinasjoner på rutekartet fra Torp. Fra 3. april lanserer Norwegian to ukentlige avganger mellom Torp og den spanske storbyen ved Middelhavet. Fra 6. mai flyr Norwegian mellom Torp og feriebyen Dubrovnik i Kroatia en gang i uka.

Strandbyen Antalya i Tyrkia har vært den mest populære Norwegian-ruta fra Torp i lang tid. I perioden mai til september øker antall ukentlige avganger fra en til to, slik at enda flere får mulighet til å fly direkte og komfortabelt til Tyrkia neste år. De som ønsker å nyte feriedager på Tenerife kan også glede seg, for sesongen utvides til å omfatte perioden april til og med oktober.

Billettene er i salg fra i dag til en startpris på 299 kroner.
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RedigerCopenhagen - Bangkok - Copenhagen returns
Scandinavian Airlines resumes the intercontinental route Copenhagen (CPH) –Bangkok (BKK) in the Winter 2013/2014
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This route will be serviced by an Airbus A340-300, the largest aircraft in the SAS fleet. For cargo customers, it provides up to 20 Tons capacities for cargo.

SAS Cargo utilizes the SAS passenger network, with around 1.000 daily flights to 60 cities in Scandinavia and 60 cities in Europe.

We also serve several off-line destinations in South East Asia, please contact SAS Cargo for more information or book on sascargo.com .
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RedigerGodstransport med lastebil over grensen, 3. kvartal 2013
I alt ble det transportert 3,5 millioner tonn gods over grensen til eller fra Norge på lastebil i 3. kvartal 2013. Dette er 8,7 prosent mer enn i samme periode i fjor. Norske lastebiler fraktet 44 prosent av godset, og vi må tilbake til 2010 for å finne en tilsvarende høy andel på norske hjul.
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De norskregistrerte bilene fraktet 69,9 prosent av godset ut av landet, men kun 23,6 prosent inn til landet.

Økt andel polske lastebiler
Polske lastebilers andel av grensetransporten gikk opp fra 5
prosent i 3. kvartal 2012 til 6,3 prosent i samme kvartal 2013. I alt fraktet polske lastebiler 148 000 tonn til Norge og 76 000 tonn fra Norge. Økningen var på 37 prosent sammenliknet med 3. kvartal i 2012.

Baltikums andel stabil
De baltiske landenes andel av grensetransportene var tilnærmet uendret i 3. kvartal i år sammenliknet med samme periode i fjor.
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RedigerNy sporingsapp fra Posten
Postens nye sporingsapplikasjon er rettet mot privatkundene. Fra nå av vil kundene kunne få et varsel på mobiltelefonen når en pakke er på vei til mottakeren. Tidligere har kundene selv måttet taste inn sporingsnummeret for å få informasjon om sendingen.
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- Ved å registrere deg i løsningen vil du bli varslet når en pakke er på vei. Dermed blir det enklere å være kunde av Posten, sier konserndirektør Elisabeth H. Gjølme i Posten Norge. Hun legger til at det for Posten vil bety færre henvendelser inn til kundeservice. - Pakkesporing er den tjenesten vi får flest henvender om i løpet av en arbeidsdag.

Postens nye sporingsapplikasjon vil etter hvert bygges ut til å omfatte flere tjenester for privatmarkedet. For å benytte løsningen må du som kunde etablere en PostenID. Denne er personlig og skal gjør at kunden selv styrer all elektronisk kommunikasjon fra Posten.
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Rediger.Les mer herSiste sjanse! Vi minner om Speditørskolen 2014
Da vi fortsatt har noen ledige plasser, tillater vi oss å minne om påmeldingsfristen som er 1. desember 2013.
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Speditørskolen har eksistert i mer enn 30 år og er landets eneste speditørutdanning. Studiet kan gi 15 studiepoeng i samarbeid med Høgskolen i Molde.

Skolen har en varighet på et år og undervisningen er en kombinasjon av selvstudier, studentsamlinger og innsendingscaser. Studiet tar sikte på å gi studentene allsidige teoretiske og praktiske kunnskaper om spedisjon.
 
Datoer
1. samling: 4.-6. mars 2014
2. samling: 3.-5. juni 2014
3. samling: 9.-12. september 2014
4. samling: 3.-5. desember 2014

Sted
Thon Hotel Triaden

Påmeldingsfrist
1. desember 2013
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RedigerSAS lanserer nye ruter for 2014
SAS fortsetter å styrke kundetilbudet og lanserer nye helårsruter til sine reisende. Flere av helårsrutene vil gå fra norske flyplasser, til destinasjoner og med hyppige frekvenser tilpasset både forretnings- og fritidsreisende.
SAS har i dag annonsert de første syv nye rutene fra 2014-programmet. Fra slutten av mars vil SAS åpne rutene Oslo-Aberdeen, Oslo-Edinburgh, Oslo-Aalborg, Oslo-Chania, Stavanger-Edinburgh, i tillegg til Stockholm-Visby og Copenhagen-Leeds Bradford. De nye rutene gjenspeiler behov og ønsker hos de reisende.
 
"- SAS tilbyr flere destinasjoner og hyppigere avganger enn noe annet skandinavisk flyselskap, og vi vi fortsette å investere i vårt kundetilbud framover. Nye ruter til nye destinasjoner med flere ukentlige avganger, eksempelvis fra Oslo og Stavanger til Aberdeen og Edinburgh, vet vi er attraktivt - spesielt for et næringsliv med økt aktiviet i Skottland", sier Eivind Roald, konserndirektør for Salg & Marked i SAS.
 
De nye rutene vil være i salg fra torsdag 21. november 2013. SAS vil lansere sitt fulle sommerprogram, inkludert ruter for høysesong, mandag 25. november.
 
Nye ruter 2014 (helår):
 
Fra Norge:
 
Oslo til Edinburgh (10APR-11OCT)
Oslo til Aalborg (start 30MAR)
Oslo til Aberdeen (start 31MAR)
Oslo til Chania (12APR-11OCT)
Stavanger til: Edinburgh (10APR-11OCT)
 
Fra Sverige
 
Stockholm til: Visby (start 30MAR)
 
Fra Danmark
 
København til: Leeds Bradford (start 31MAR)
Aalborg til: Oslo (start 30MAR)
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RedigerGodstransport med norske lastebiler, 2. kvartal 2013
I 2. kvartal 2013 ble det utført et transportarbeid på 4,7 milliarder tonnkilometer med norskregistrerte lastebiler i Norge, 10,4 prosent mer enn i tilsvarende kvartal i fjor. Det ble transportert 66,5 millioner tonn gods, en økning på 6,7 prosent fra 2. kvartal 2012.
Medregnet transport i forbindelse med import og eksport, transporterte norske lastebiler i alt 67,8 millioner tonn gods i 2. kvartal 2013. Transportarbeidet økte med nesten 7 prosent og utgjorde 5,4 milliarder tonnkilometer. Norske lastebiler tilbakela i alt 551,3 millioner kilometer, hvorav 415,7 millioner kilometer var med gods. Den gjennomsnittlige transportlengden per tonn gikk opp fra 79,7 kilometer i 2. kvartal 2012 til 80,1 kilometer i 2013.

Transportarbeidet utført internasjonalt, gikk ned 11,5 prosent sammenliknet med 2. kvartal 2012, mens transportert mengde var 9,2 prosent lavere.

Tomkjøringsprosent gikk ned både for nasjonale og internasjonale transporter, henholdsvis 1,4 prosentpoeng ved innenlandskjøring og 4 prosentpoeng ved utenlandskjøring.
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