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  OOCL Celebrates 50th Anniversary With The Hong Kong Community




On November 10, 2019, OOCL held a 50th Anniversary Free Family Fun Day event at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) to celebrate the company‘s fifty years anniversary with the Hong Kong community and just before the kickoff of the Maritime Week in the city.

Specially arranged exhibits, videos, souvenirs and family activities were organized to share with visitors who came to learn more about Hong Kong‘s home carrier and the city‘s colorful maritime history. In November of 1969, OOCL‘s founder Mr. C. Y. Tung made international headlines for establishing one of the first Asian carriers to provide regular containerized shipping services between the Far East and the West Coast of the United States.

OOCL‘s first box ships were all converted from its conventional liners with a carrying capacity of just 300 TEUs and they were known as the Victory class in the fleet.

The first container sailing saw just 13 TEUs transported across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to Long Beach, California, with an all Chinese crew. In comparison to OOCL‘s latest G-class vessels like the OOCL Hong Kong with a carrying capacity of 21,413 TEU, the ultra-large containerships in our fleet today ships hundreds of thousands of containers each day, a far cry from the early days of containerization that began 50 years ago.

“OOCL is deeply rooted in Hong Kong and very proud of our long heritage in this port city we call home,” said Mr. Andy Tung, Co-Chief Executive Officer of OOCL.

“Together with Hong Kong, we witnessed the birth of containerization which changed the course of shipping and our company‘s history. We also saw the beginning of modern globalization where Hong Kong earned a prominent place on the trade map, and OOCL was there to link the city to markets around the world.

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| DATE : 2019.11.26

  French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Inaugurates CEVA Logistics’ New Headquarters




CEVA Logistics new global headquarters in Marseille was officially opened by the Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe and the President of the French Region “Sud”, Renaud Muselier accompanied by CEVA‘s CEO, Nicolas Sartini, and Rodolphe Saade, Chairman and CEO, CMA CGM Group.

Following a guided tour of the offices where they met with some of the 170 executives based in the company headquarters, they were shown how digital projects developed by the teams in Marseille will help transform the way CEVA operates.

Amongst the many digital transformation projects developed in Marseille, the Prime Minister was shown a digital platform that will display the carbon footprint of customer supply chains by mode of transportation.

The platform, developed in partnership with startups housed in ZEBOX, the incubator created by Rodolphe Saade, will leverage the efficiency of delivery options in the best interests of customers and the environment. The collaboration with Wing, a young French company, offering new urban logistics solutions for e-Merchants, was also discussed.

In his speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the role of the logistics sector, ”Our country does not sufficiently understand the importance of the supply chain, the importance of well-organized flows. I think we must defend this sector which represents a lot of jobs, strategic and economic issues, especially for a city and a port like Marseille. Intelligence in logistics is at the heart of tomorrow‘s economic development.”

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| DATE : 2019.11.26

  DSV Panalpina commits to Science Based Targets




Scheduled for announcement in Q1 2020, the specific targets will be in line with what climate science says is necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. “As a global transport and logistics company, we have a global impact. With that comes great responsibility”, says CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen and adds: “By committing to Science Based Targets, DSV Panalpina will have an ambitious and clear direction for the management of emissions. It’s a statement to say that we intend to lead the way in our industry. Failure is not an option.”

The Science Based Targets will specify how much and how quickly DSV Panalpina needs to reduce emissions. The targets will serve as a baseline for the Group’s future efforts within sustainability, both for the company’s direct emissions, scope 1 and 2, and for its indirect scope 3 emissions, which include subcontracted transports. “Setting science-based targets adds real meaning to reducing emissions and goes beyond good intentions”, says Jesper Petersen, Senior Director, Group CSR and explains: “This commitment establishes something scientific to measure our progress against. Once our targets are set and approved, every company and employee of the Group will have to contribute to achieving them.

We will have to start working in new ways and think innovatively in our collaboration with our business partners.” With innovative solutions and a target for reduction of scope 3 emissions, DSV Panalpina will also be able to support our customers to drive down their CO2 emissions, making it a win-win for both parties.

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| DATE : 2019.11.19

  DHL Brings Intel Extreme Masters Tournament to China




From November 7 through 10, 2019, Beijing will be hosting the top-flight esports event -- the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM). Eight of the best teams in the world will be competing in the tactical shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). As Official Logistics Partner of ESL, of which the IEM is part, DHL is responsible for the event logistics in Beijing. This includes transporting all of the stage equipment as well as the teams‘ gaming chairs, for example.

”We are proud to be able to play our part in the first stand-alone IEM tournament in China as a partner, helping to deliver exciting esports moments.” says Arjan Sissing, Head of Brand Marketing at DHL. ”The demands placed on the top players are immense, and to reach the apex of their game they require extreme concentration, tactical and teamwork skills. It is precisely this combination of speed, precision and passion which reflects DHL‘s values.”

IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019 will be held at the Beijing University Students‘ Gymnasium of Capital University of Physical Education and Sports. The tournament is being co-hosted by Intel and the world‘s largest esports company, ESL. Having taken its first steps into China in 2009, the Intel Extreme Masters is celebrating its tenth anniversary in the country in this year.

It is also the first time that IEM is being held as a stand-alone event in China. Last year it was part of the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai. The winning team in the final on November 10 will take home US$250,000 in prize money and will also earn a point toward the Intel Grand Slam, with a prize pot of US$1 million at stake.

As part of its partnership with ESL, DHL is transporting a total of 770 tons of stage equipment and 1,050 gaming chairs to the seven venues in Europe, the US and Asia in 2019, covering a distance of 44,500 kilometers. Together, the monitors being transported cover an area of almost 4,500 square meters -- the equivalent of eleven basketball courts.

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| DATE : 2019.11.19

  Rhenus Expands Warehousing Solutions in Asia-Pacific




Rhenus Logistics‘ Warehousing Solutions are a central element of its integrated supply chain solutions for the procurement and distribution of goods. The warehouses are designed for multiple and single users and form a comprehensive network in Europe, Asia-Pacific, South Africa and the Americas.

In addition to technology-driven innovations implemented in Europe, Rhenus Logistics has developed special in-house solutions to support and optimize existing customers‘ warehouse and production processes. Its proprietary Rhenus Warehousing System, customized for the Asia Pacific region, will enhance cross-border security with centralized monitoring and control of the processes.

Following the recent acquisition of a logistics company in Singapore and the addition of its largest warehouse in Thailand, Rhenus Logistics now offers end-to-end logistic solutions in Asia-Pacific for Greater China, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. The company plans to expand steadily with an average of a new warehouse added every 3 months, extending its global experience to the region with a comprehensive portfolio of storage types.

Rhenus Thailand opened the Bangna-Trad KM.19 warehouse - a 10,000 square-meter multi-user facility that covers 11,000 pallet locations, on June 2019 in Thailand, expanding its food cold storage facilities to include alcohol and Halal Food Grade products. In Singapore, the acquisition of Triways Logistics, a local player in the warehousing and supply chain industry, in May 2019 adds a 10,000 square-meter warehouse, expanding its service portfolio in warehousing service and distribution solutions. Rhenus Philippines similarly added four new warehouses this year, and currently has 13 warehouses strategically located islandwide. Rhenus Indonesia is currently finalizing plans to start offering warehousing services, and more details will be provided closer to date.

The warehousing solutions will integrate seamlessly with Rhenus‘ domestic distribution services, which includes domestic transport and road freight, and reduces potential security risk and damage for cross-border deliveries. Please refer to the Annex for a summary of Rhenus‘ warehouses in Asia Pacific.

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| DATE : 2019.11.19

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