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CHICAGO USA-APRIL 2017

AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS ACCREDITED ‘BEST IN CLASS’

Global Institute of Logistics Accredits AIT Worldwide Logistics Best in Class in recognition of the company’s culture which has been developed and formalized to prioritize relationship excellence as the core value and guiding principle in the company’s development.

VAUGHN MOORE PRESIDENT & CEO AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS
KIERAN RING FOUNDER GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS

AIT’s accreditation with Best in Class is in recognition of the company’s culture which has been developed and formalized to prioritize relationship excellence as the core value and guiding principle in the company’s development. AIT have embedded a commitment to excellence in the conduct of both internal and external relationships in their company culture and regard this principle as central to its strategic foundation.
AIT recognize that relationship excellence begins within the company and between co-workers and that the quality of interaction between team members will directly affect the company’s customer either positively or negatively.
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TORONTO CANADA-FEBRUARY 2017

GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF LINDA M. COLLIER (CANADA) TO ITS BOARD OF ADVISORS

LINDA M.COLLIER 

The Global Board of Advisors provides GIL support with strategic and technical advice, resource mobilization and promotion and outreach. The Board combines the ideas, expertise, and resources of leading thinkers and activists from all facets of global logistics all united by a common vision to improve the global supply chain.
The appointment of Linda M. Collier, CEO, and Founder of Toronto-based Tri-ad International to the board reflects GIL's ambition to broaden its subject matter knowledge of the global independent freight forwarding sector. Linda will work on a number of initiatives, the most prominent of which will be the convening and Chairing of the Institutes first global women leaders in logistics council which is being established to reflect the growing influence of women at C level in global logistics.
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TORONTO CANADA-FEBRUARY 2017

TRI-AD INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING ACCREDITED WITH ‘BEST IN CLASS’ STATUS

Linda Collier President and Founder of Tri-Ad International Signs the 'Best in Class' Certification with Kieran Ring CEO & Founder of the Global Institute of Logistics.

The Global Institute of Logistics has today announced that TRI-AD INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING has been accredited with Best in Class status in recognition of the development of its White Glove Smart Courier Service in Canada.
In identifying Triad as Best in Class, the Institute is recognizing the pioneering work in white glove logistics services at the company under the stewardship of Linda Collier, its founder, and President. White glove service is one of the supply chain’s most complex specialty areas, encompassing everything from first- and final-mile value-added services, to delicate or high-value product handling. The White Glove Smart Courier program developed at the company demonstrates the unique value creation that is achieved by skilled logisticians in response increasing complexity in supply chains.
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HAMBURG JANUARY 2017

chainPORT GATHERS MOMENTUM AS PORT LEADERS
COMMIT TO STRONG 2017 WORK PROGRAM

Following the launch of chainPORT in Hamburg in April 2016, port representatives gathered in Busan in November 2016 to agree their 2017 objectives. The initiative is led by the Port Authorities of Hamburg and Los Angeles in collaboration with the Global Institute of Logistics supported by the ports of Busan, Shenzhen, Singapore, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Indonesia, and Panama.

The partnership is driven by several key working groups reporting to a steering committee comprising the CEO’s and Presidents from the member ports.

MEETING OF chainPORT REPRESENTATIVES IN BUSAN

The working groups focus on a range of subjects including smart IT solutions, the implications, and solutions for ultra large container vessels and shaping digital change in port authorities (people & processes).

Planning is at an advanced stage for the development of a chainPORT Academy. The Academy offers employees of participating ports access to continuing professional education and gives them access to a multidisciplinary network of professionals from chainPORT’s.

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BERLIN GERMANY-DECEMBER 2016

QUICK CARGO SERVICE ACCREDITED WITH ‘BEST IN CLASS’ STATUS

Global Institute of Logistics Accredits Quick Cargo Service with Best in Class Accreditation at a Press Conference Today in Berlin Germany

The Global Institute of Logistics has today announced that Quick Cargo Service Germany has been accredited with Best in Class status in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the development of best practice in independent freight forwarding in Germany and beyond. Quick Cargo Service is the first independent freight forwarder to achieve ‘Best in Class” accreditation from GIL as has been given that honor in recognition of the esteem in which the company is held both in Germany and globally.

Dieter Haltmayer President and Founder of Quick Cargo Service Celebrates 'Best in Class' With His Son, Stephan and Grandson Nico

Pioneer status is not new to QCS, having pioneered:

    • The Best Practice of connecting with agents worldwide. From its inception QCS through the pioneering work of Dieter Haltmayer has traveled to the main production markets of the world to build up relationships with both the cargo owner and freight QCS  was the first small forwarder that operated Germany-wide and invested in overseas business trips.

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BUSAN KOREA NOVEMBER 2016

BNCT KOREA ACCREDITED 'BEST IN CLASS' BY INSTITUTE

The Global Institute of Logistics’ (GIL) Container Terminal Benchmarking Group (CTBG) is delighted to announce that BNCT (Busan Newport Container Terminal) South Korea has been accredited with ‘Best in Class’ status.

The announcement comes as a result of ongoing research by GIL on behalf of The CTBG into operating standards at container terminals in the North East Asia region. BNCT is turning steadfast commitment to best practice into remarkable achievements at the highest level. This puts BNCT in the same League as previous recipients of the award such as Yantian International Terminals, HHLA Container Terminal, and Valencia Port Authority.

John Elliott President BNCT Busan Accredited Best in Class

GIL’s CEO Kieran Ring pointing out that “this comes as no surprise for those of us that have followed the development of BNCT over the last 5 years" According to Mr. Ring, “BNCT’s most remarkable achievement is the speed and scale at which the terminal was able to grow while maintaining world-class productivity and service levels from day 1”. With 5 million TEU reached well within its first 5 years of operation, BNCT handled 0.5 million TEU in its first year increasing by 139% to over 1.2 million TEU in 2013 and jumping 20% to over 1.4 million TEU in 2014. Even in this year of slowing container growth, BNCT expects to increase volume by 16% compared to last year.
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STOCKHOLM JUNE 2016

WORLD FREIGHT ALLIANCE
BEST IN CLASS INDEPENDENT FREIGHT FORWARDING NETWORK

Following a detailed correlated research and selection process into the world’s leading independent freight forwarding networks, the Global Institute of Logistics has today announced that it has accredited the World Freight Alliance as “Global Best in Class Independent Freight Forwarding Network”

TOMMY KELLY WFA RECEIVES 'BEST IN CLASS'

The announcement comes as a result of the Institute’s interim findings from its research study Independent Freight Forwarding in Global Logistics due for publication later this year.The purpose of the research is to investigate the increasing trend by Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO’s) to outsource the management of their container traffic to independent freight forwarders.The independent freight forwarding sector is now more vibrant and successful than ever, despite the global economic woes of the past few years.
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HAMBURG APRIL 2016

INSTITUTE AND HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY
LAUNCH chainPORT

At a press conference in Hamburg this week leaders from the Ports of Los Angeles, Busan, Felixstowe, Antwerp, Singapore, Shenzhen, Hamburg and the Global Institute of Logistics launched ChainPORT, a global initiative to connect and promote best practices between ports.

“The global platform shall connect important information of the respective partner ports on the one hand and create a basis that allows the joined development of new, future-oriented and innovative solutions on the other.

MEETING OF chainPORT REPRESENTATIVES IN HAMBURG
Back Row L to R: Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles; Ho-Chul Park, Port of Busan; Stephen Abraham, Port of Felixstowe; Luc Arnouts, Port of Antwerp
Front Row L to R: Goh Kwong Heng, Port of Singapore; Patrick Wong, Shenzen Port Association; Jens Meier, Hamburg Port Authority; Senatorr Frank Horch; Kieran Ring, Global Institute of Logistics

In addition to the Port of Hamburg, the Ports of Busan, Singapore, Shenzhen, Los Angeles, Felixstowe, and Antwerp are the partners in the future-oriented network,” Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) said in a statement.Jens Meier, Chairman of the Management Board HPA commented: “This is a great day. With today’s event, we are able to lay the foundation to further improve our network and to learn from each other so that we can create innovative ideas and solutions that provide added value to the global flow of goods and the ports.”

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BUSAN KOREA NOVEMBER 2015

2015: INSTITUTE CEO SHARES chainPort VISION AT BIPC 2015

Kieran Ring was invited to address delegates at the 2015 edition of the Busan International Port Conference in Korea on the subject of chainPORT. chainPORT is the world’s first Global Alliance of Port Authorities established to develop collective competitive advantage and contribute to the long-term profitability of its members and their communities beyond their individual capabilities.

Kieran Ring CEO addresses the BIPC

The conference adopted the theme of “Ports Exploring the Unexplored” Its mission was to learn from ports, industries and academia by discussing global trends and issues. The conference discussed 3 key issues affecting the day to day running of ports namely, the advent of Ultra Large Container Vessels, Environmental

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LISBON OCTOBER 2015

INSTITUTE JOIN WORLD FREIGHT ALLIANCE AGM IN PORTUGAL

The Global Institute of Logistics was invited by the World Freight Alliance to address its network at its AGM in Lisbon, Portugal. The title of the presentation "Where is the Industry Now? Solutions and Joined up Thinking " was the same title used the last time GIL presented at the AGM in Manila in 2006

WFA 44 FORWARDERS IN 100 COUNTRIES

The WFA is an alliance of like minded, progressive and proactive freight forwarding logistics companies spread across the globe. Through their worldwide network, WFA offer global and freight solution to Beneficial Cargo Owners. The independent freight forwarding sector is now more vibrant and successful than ever, despite the global economic woes of the past few years. The rise of the independent agent

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SHENZHEN MARCH 2015

WORLD PORT STRATEGY FORUM 2015 ANNOUNCED

The World Port Strategy Forum (WPSF) is the annual general meeting of the Port Authority members of the Institute and takes place each October in Shenzhen.The theme for the 2015 edition of the forum is “The World’s Leading Port Authorities: Their Strategies and Case Studies”

ATTENDEES AT WPSF 2014

The Forum provides members of the Institute from across the world to network and to hear a detailed report on the activities of the Institute for the previous 12 months.In particular it is an opportunity to hear first hand presentations from thought leaders who have been identified by the Institute as developing best practice in port management.

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Dublin July 2015

INSTITUTE TO NAME THE 50 ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE SHAPED CONTAINERIZATION OVER LAST 50 YEARS

The Global Institute of Logistics Announced Today That It Has Begun Researching the key 50 organizations who have shaped containerization since its internationalization in 1966.

1966: MS FAIRLAND ON MAIDEN VOYAGE TO BREMENS ÜBERSEEHAFE

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Globalization of the Container Transport Process. To mark this significant milestone the Global Institute of Logistics is to create a “Roll of Honor” to honor 50 of the most influential organizations who have shaped the industry over the last 50 years.Each honoree will be accredited by the Institute with its highest accolade the "Award of Excellence" in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of the industry.

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Dublin March 2015

INSTITUTE TO RESEARCH THE IMPACT OF INDEPENDENT FREIGHT FORWARDING IN GLOBAL LOGISTICS

The Global Institute of Logistics Announced Today That It Has Begun Researching The State of Independent Freight Forwarding And its Future Prospects. The Research Will Be Published In 2016.

THE INDEPENDENT FREIGHT FORWARDING SECTOR IS THRIVING

The independent freight forwarding sector is now more vibrant and successful than ever, despite the global economic woes of the past few years. The rise of the independent agent has now been borne out by a whole range of statistics and data that prove that far from shrinking, the independents are growing faster and taking market share from the multinationals.

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HAMBURG JANUARY 2015

HHLA TOLLERORT TERMINAL CERTIFIED “BEST IN CLASS”

The HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort has continually enhanced its handling efficiency over the last few years by optimizing its processes. To become even better, it has introduced a quality management system based on the Institute’s internationally acclaimed standard CTQS.

CTQS FOR HHLA'S TOLLERORT

How can the quality of a container terminal be measured? How can potential improvements be identified? The Container Terminal Quality Indicator (CTQS) has the answers. This internationally acclaimed standard was developed by the Global Institute of Logistics in conjunction with DNV GL and other experts in the global container terminal industry.

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TOKYO MAY 2014

INSTITUTE JOINS IAPH

On a Knowledge Mission to Tokyo, Mr. Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics met with Mr. Susumu Naruse, Secretary General of the International Association of Ports & Harbours (IAPH) to join as an Associate Member.

KIERAN RING CEO GIL & IAPH SECRETARY GENERAL MR. SUSUMU NARUSE

IAPH is a global alliance of ports, representing today some 230 ports in about 90 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world's sea-borne trade & 80% of the world container traffic. It is a non-profit-making NGO) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

 

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WASHINGTON JUNE 2014

GIL SIGN MOU WITH INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS

At the ninth meeting of The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) the Executive Secretary of  CIP Sherry Tross, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Institute Chairman Pedro Zaragoza Chairman  to strengthen institutional capacity and provide technical assistance in terms of logistics to the ports of the Americas.

L-R: SHERRY TROSS, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CIP WITH PEDRO RODRIGUEZ ZARAGOZA, CHAIRMAN OF THE WEST AFRICA CHAPTER OF GIL

The MOU establishes a framework for cooperation that enhances joint synergies for the implementation of mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities designed to promote the exchange of experiences, expertise, knowledge and best practices for port development in the Americas. Pedro Zaragoza Chairman of the Institute addressed the committee on the work of the Institute

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ZEEBRUGGE MAY 2014

CHAINPORT 1ST GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF SEAPORTS LAUNCHED

At a meeting in Bruges, Belgium, The Global Institute of Logistics launched the CHAINPORT Alliance together with its founding members: Port of Zeebrugge, Port of Shenzhen, Port of Virginia, Port of Tenerife and Port of Cork

Member ports will combine to form a global network through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed. The launch marks the beginning of the recruitment process for 44 member ports.

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ZEEBRUGGE APRIL 2014

AIGO ENTREPRENEURS ALLIANCE EUROPEAN TOUR

A delegation from the aigo Entrepreneurs Alliance (AEA) led by the Global Institute of Logistics toured Europe in April 2014 to investigate Port Centric investment opportunities.

china_gateway_625_286The tour which included visits to 3 of GIL’s Chairports, Zeebrugge, Cork and Tenerife was designed to give AEA an insight into the operation of ports in the Europe and West Africa, and to further convince them that Port Centric investment provides a distinct advantage in planning global distribution and manufacturing systems. GIL used the opportunity to introduce AEA to its China Gateways project and seek their support in their development.
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CORK MARCH 2014

INSTITUTE MEMBERS SIGN SISTER PORT AGREEMENT

In keeping with the overall development of the Institute's strategy to create formal alliances between its member Port Authorities, the Port of Cork have formally enterd a "Sister Port" agreement.

sisterport_shenzhen_625In March 2014, a delegation from the Port of Shenzhen visited the Port of Cork to sign a Sister Port Agreement which will see both ports developing the trade and shipping business while deepening the understanding and relationship between each other.
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SANTA CRUZ TENERIFE MARCH 2014

INTRODUCING WEST AFRICA'S CHINA GATEWAY AT TENERIFE

Delegates from the aigo Entrepreneurs Alliance were given a tour of Tenerife's industrial areas by Pedro Rodriguez Zaragoza, Chairman of the West Africa Chapter of the Global Institute of Logistics and President of the Port of Tenerife.

china_gateway_tenThe aigo Entrepreneurs Alliance was founded in 2011 to promote leading brands from China’s rapidly growing private sector. AEA is driven by the goal of helping more private Chinese businesses to become truly global enterprises and contributing corporate citizens worldwide. During the visit the Chinese delegation commented on the Ports of the Spanish-owned island as an ideal gateway to Africa where China is acquiring a massive presence. China sources about two thirds of its imports from Angola, South Africa and Sudan.
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SHENZHEN OCTOBER 2013

INSTITUTE CELEBRATES ITS 10TH BIRTHDAY IN SHENZHEN

In 2003 a group of logistics executives from across the world came together to form the Global Institute of Logistics. 10 Years on GIL is palying its part in making the world smaller through its philosophy of promoting collaboration.

Shenzhen China played host to the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Global Institute of Logistics this October. It was to Shenzhen that Institute researchers first turned their attention to at the time of GIL's inception in 2003.

The Institute's first research program focussed on  how United States Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO's) sourcing in Southern China engineered "best in class" logistics solutions. The research focussed on the consumer products companies using the Trans Pacific Trade Lane, shipping more than 10,000 TEU annually.
China's entry into the World Trade Organization in November 2001 was the beginning of the present era of globalization. The figures for internationally traded goods between then and now show just how enormous an impact on world trade it had with an increase of over $1 Trillion over the period. This translates directly to a significant increase in container flow, China witnessed a 100% increase in container throughput from 2001-2003.

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BRUSSELS APRIL 2013

JEAN-LOUIS CAMBON INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

Jean Louis Cambon, former head of Michelin Ocean Management Committee in Paris, was inducted into the Institute’s ‘Hall of Fame’ at their 8th Annual European Chapter dinner on Tuesday 16th of April 2013. The dinner was held at the Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels.

JOACHIM COENS CHAIRMAN OF THE GIL IN EUROPE
PRESENTS ANNE CAMBON & HER FAMILY WITH JEAN-LOUIS'S PRESENTATION

Mr. Cambon was a forceful voice for shippers, constantly championing the issues faced by the shipper industry through his work at the French Shippers’ Council (AUTF) and, later, his Chairmanship of the European Shippers Council’s (ESC) Maritime Transport Council.

Mr. Cambon made many important contributions to the global maritime industry, but it will be his work as Chair of the Maritime Transport Council at the European Shippers Council that he will be most remembered for. He was exactly what the industry needed to help to navigate the central but sometimes challenging relationship between cargo owner and shipping line

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PANAMA CITY DECEMBER 2102

GIL INDUCTS ALBERTO ALEMÁN ZUBIETA INTO ‘HALL OF FAME’

The Global Institute of Logistics is pleased to announce the formal induction of Sr. Alberto Alemán Zubieta into the Institute’s Hall of Fame. Sr. Alemán was honored for his outstanding contribution to the Global Logistics Industry during his time at the Panama Canal Authority.

Two-term former administrator of the Panama Canal, Sr. Alberto Alemán Zubieta, was inducted into the Global Institute of Logistics’ ‘Hall of Fame’.  for his outstanding contribution to the Global Logistics Industry during his time at the Panama Canal Authority. The induction ceremony  took place at the Institute’s Americas Chapter Dinner in the El Panama Hotel, Panama City. Many of Sr. Alemán colleagues attended the event to celebrate with him on his achievement.
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CORK AUGUST 2012

BRENDAN KEATING PORT OF CORK ANNOUNCED AS CHAIRMAN OF IRISH CHAPTER OF GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS

Port of Cork CEO: Ireland ‘Must Be Prepared’ To Boost Logistics Infrastructure Or Trade Opportunities Will Be Lost

The chief executive of Port of Cork, Brendan Keating, has said that Ireland “must be prepared” to make significant improvements to its supply chain infrastructure, or the opportunities presented by increased domestic production “will be lost”.His comments follow the announcement by the Irish Maritime Development Office last week (Aug 23) that containerised Irish exports fell 5% in the second quarter of the year.
Keating was speaking following his appointment as the chairman of the Irish Chapter of the Global Institute of Logistics. Through discussion with industry stakeholders, trade development organisations and government agencies, the Chapter will seek to establish guidelines on the role of logistics and maritime transport in economic development, the expansion of international trade opportunities and current infrastructure challenges.

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VIRGINIA MAY 2012

INSTITUTE PARTICIPATES AT VIRGINIA TRADE SYMPOSIUM

The Institute was invited to moderate a panel to discuss the Port of Virginia’s ‘Operation Port Plus’ program – an initiative of the Port of Virginia to improve their port by emphasising service to the customer as its primary goal.

The Port of Virginia recognise that logistics is a team sport, and believe that Port Plus should be a port-wide initiative to attract additional cargoes of all types, drive additional business for all in the port community, and establish the Port of Virginia as the premier port on the East Coast.

A key strategy in ‘Operation Port Plus’ is to compare and contrast what is going on in Virginia with other leading ports across the globe. This will allow them to identify changes they can make to (1) improve service standards, (2) eliminate waste and cost, and (3) drive efficiency in their everyday operations. It is in this spirit that, through the Institute, the panel will invite port authorities that have implemented CTQS (Container Terminal Quality System) and those that have implemented PCQS (Port Community Quality System) to share their knowledge and experiences. The panel will discuss how demonstrating a commitment to quality has resulted in additional cargo and business for the respective port communities.

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JERUSALEM  MAY 2012

INSTITUTE PRESENTS AT IAPH JERUSALEM

The International Association of Ports & Harbours, a global alliance of more than 230 ports in 90 countries, held their 2012 Mid-Term Conference in the stunning city of Jerusalem from May 20th-24th.

Exploring all aspects of port and harbour operations - including strategic planning, the environment and the evolving role of the Port Authority - the conference provided tremendous value for ports worldwide to come together, discuss trends and common challenges and collaborate on industry-enhancing solutions.

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KIERAN RING ADDRESSES
DELEGATES AT IAPH IN JERUSALEM

The Institute was pleased to present its research on the 'Transition of the Port Authority from Landlord to Economic Strategist'. The presentation explored the motivation for the change, featured case studies on First Movers and Early Adopters, shared Institute research on how such change can be achieved, and discussed some of the potential outcomes that could result.
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HONG KONG MARCH 2012

DR. KENNETH TSE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

The ceremony took place at the Institute's 6th Annual China Chapter dinner in Hong Kong on Tuesday 13th of March 2012. This induction honoured Dr. Tse's contribution to the development of port logistics in China/Shenzhen.

Dr. Kenneth Tse, former Director and General Manager of Yantian International Container Terminals Ltd, was inducted into the Institute’s ‘Hall of Fame’ at their 6th Annual China Chapter dinner . The Institute wished to acknowledge Mr Tse's role in the development of port-centric logistics and the customer facing model which is now best international practice in container terminal operation. The award is also to acknowledge his support for the development of CTQS and for his academic contributions.

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LONG BEACH MARCH 2012

JERRY BRIDGES APPOINTED CHAIRMAN GIL

Jerry Bridges was appointed as Chairman of the Institute’s North America Chapter at a dinner held in conjunction with the 2012 TPM conference in Long Beach, CA. The Institute’s North American Chapter dinner brought together thought leaders from all over the world to meet with their colleagues in the American logistics industry.

JERRY BRIDGES PORT OF VIRGINIA
CHAIRMAN GIL NORTH AMERICA

The North American Chapter of the Institute provides a forum through which North American shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators can share knowledge to improve supply chain efficiency and security.

“I am excited about being part of an organization that is solely focused on improving our industry using education, knowledge, data analysis, benchmarking and standards as the primary tools,” Bridges said. “The GIL approach is to look at every aspect of the issue to bring about the right kind of change that will benefit all of the components in the logistics chain and ultimately result in more business.”

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COLOMBO FEBRUARY 2012

GIL DELIVER KEYNOTE AT SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF SHIPBROKERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK, Sri Lankan branch, invited the Institue's CEO Mr. Kieran Ring to speak at their 25th anniversary seminar. The seminar examined how the economic crisis in the west is affecting ports, shipping and logistics. Within this context Mr. Ring presented the results of the Institute's research into how port communities are changing in order to meet the demands of full integration into the global supply chain.


Sri Lanka’s plans to become a logistics hub stand to gain from the shift in Asian manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam that could yield more cargo for ports like Colombo.Shipping lines were shifting services using large container ships to connect ports on the US east coast through the Suez canal to Asia.The reason the Suez is becoming attractive is that factories are migrating out of locations like Guangzhou, a key transportation hub and trading port in China, to places like Vietnam.

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ACCRA APRIL 2012

GIL DELIVER KEYNOTE AT AFRICA PORTS AND LOGISTICS

The Institute was asked to deliver the key note speech at Africa Ports and Logistics in Accra Ghana. The conference examined how putting the spotlight on the challenges and innovative solutions facing the operators and users of Africa’s ports and terminals and its transportation corridors.. Within this context Mr. Ring presented the results of the Institute's research into how port communities are changing in order to meet the demands of full integration into the global supply chain.
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KIERAN RING ADDRESSES DELEGATES AT AFRICA PORTS LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN

African ports are faced with serious challenges of productivity, efficiency and sustainability impacting logistics and supply chain performance - the 3rd Africa Ports Conference in Ghana addressed these issues and was organised to help ports to achieve competitiveness and supply chain innovation.

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HAMBURG 2011

CONTAINER TERMINAL ALTENWERDER RECERTIFIED WITH CTQS

The HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) has been awarded the international certificate “Container Terminal Quality Indicator” (CTQI), proving that the facility is one of the most efficient terminals in the world. At the same time, the CTA reached record levels in hinterland rail handling.


The Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) again scored top marks this year during the efficiency test comprising part of the international certification to “Container Terminal Quality Indicator” (CTQI) standards.

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SHENZHEN OCTOBER 2011

INAUGURAL WORLD PORT STRATEGY FORUM CONCLUDES

The Global Institute of Logistics inaugural World Port Strategy Forum in Shenzhen has Concluded Port Authority CEO's and Executives Participated in the Forum. The Forum Marks the Emergence of a New Type of Port Authority Globally, Ports Anxious to Intervene in and Support Global Supply Chains


The World Port Strategy Forum (WPSF) is the annual general meeting of the Port Authority members of the Global Institute of Logistics and takes place each October in the Shenzhen.The Forum provides members of the Institute from across the world to network and to hear a detailed report on the activities of the Institute for the previous 12 months.
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HAMBURG NOVEMBER 2011

HAMBURG PORT MARKETING: GLOBAL BEST-IN-CLASS PORT MARKETING AGENCY

At a press conference at INTERMODAL Europe in Hamburg this week Claudia Roller CEO of Hamburg Port Marketing Receives the Formal Certification from Kieran Ring CEO Global Institute of Logistics

Globally “First Mover” Port Authorities and their communities have devised and developed a myriad of strategies and programs designed to deliver a seamless integrated logistics product to their customers. 320The Institute established direct relationship with many of them as part of its “The Role of the Container Port in Global Logistics” research. Our aim was to identify strategies that saw port community stakeholders engaged in a collaborative process. Port Community stakeholders like most businesses were found to be primarily interested in business development and when properly informed convinced of the merits of cooperating with their competitors in their pursuit of developing the overall market share enjoyed by their homeport. The use of marketing as a business development strategy proved to be particularly effective in building the port community at the port of Hamburg. Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) was founded in 1985 by Hamburg
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VANCOUVER MAY 2011

TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT 2011: BEST PRACTICES SHAPING GLOBAL LOGISTICS

Too many stakeholders in the global supply chain are acting as soloists when, with the right direction, they could be playing as an “orchestra” and capitalizing on the efficiency, said Kieran Ring, a feature speaker at Transportation Summit 2011: Best Practices Shaping Global Logistics.

RUTH SOL PRESIDENT WESTAC : "GIL just blew us away. They had so much information"

Mr. Ring is CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics (GIL), a U.S.-based not-for-profit supply chain research group, which partnered with Canada’s Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) to hold the conference in Vancouver. “If you are a well-paid soloist, being asked to join an orchestra is a big move,” Mr. Ring said. “Everyone in their silo is doing a great job. But the value gets trapped in the handover.” Mr. Ring said point-to-point thinking and a system built on an old-fashioned “legacy” model has resulted in 8.9 cents out of every dollar being spent on logistics in the U.S. In China, where the cost is as high as 20 cents, a new five-year plan is in place to get the cost below the U.S. figure.

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ANTWERP MARCH 2011

JOACHIM COENS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS

Joachim Coens Chairman-Managing Director of the Bruges-Zeebrugge Port Authority succeeded Rafael Aznar CEO of the Port of Valencia as Chairman of the Institute's European Chapter in 2011. His vision is to build on the work done by previous Chairs in establishing the role of the Port Authority as central to the global supply chain.

With globalisation and the evolution of shipping as vessels of bigger dimensions arrive on the scene, port authorities need to do more than just be landlords focusing on building infrastructure, providing cranes and improving market access to be more competitive, said Joachim Coens, chairman and managing director of the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. Speaking to media on the occasion of his appointment as Chairman of the European chapter of the Global Institute of Logistics, Coens said:

JOACHIM COENS SPEAKS WITH BELGIAN TV
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS APPOINTMENT
AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS

click on picture to hear interview

“Ports need to have a dialogue. Not only with shipping lines and other ports but also with manufacturers, exporters and importers, stevedores, and logistics and transport companies to help them make the flow of goods more cost-effective and efficient.” “They must sit in the midst of the logistics stream of goods moving across the hinterland and going from Europe to South China and the rest of Asia and vice-versa,” he added.
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ANTWERP MARCH 2011

GUSTAAF DE MONIE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

The ceremony took place at at the Institute's 6th Annual European Chapter dinner in Antwerp on Tuesday 13th of March 2011. The induction honoured Professor de Monie's contribution to the development of "Best Practice" in the global ports sector.

gustaaf_hof_492_325Prof. De Monie has been involved in research, project execution and training schemes world-wide. He has authored research studies and papers on port planning, management and operations for UNCTAD, UNDP, The World Bank and The European Community. Studies include – “Berth Throughput”, – “Technological Change in Shipping and its Effects on Ports”, – “Appraisal of Port Investments”, – “Port Development: a Handbook for Planners”, and – “Manual on a Uniform System of Port Statistics and Performance Indicators”.

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HAMBURG AUGUST 2010

CTA ONE OF THE BEST TERMINALS

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) has been certificated under the Container Terminal Quality Indicator standard (CTQS) for the third time running. That makes CTA one of the best terminals.

BERNHARD STÄNDER GERMANISCHER LLOYD, PRESENTED THE CTQS STANDARD CERTIFICATE TO OLIVER DUX,
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CTA, FOR THE THIRD TIME THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE VALID FOR ONE YEAR.

During this year’s recertification of HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA), the world’s most state-of-the-art terminal again stood out for superb performance, meeting the Container Terminal Quality Indicator (CTQI) standard for the third time running.  The CTQI standard has been developed since 2007,

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MOROCCO APRIL 2010

INSTITUTE PRESENTS AT ICHCA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

ICHCA International is the only independent world-wide, non-governmental, non-profit organisation dealing specifically with the handling and movement of cargo. ICHCA are focused on driving safety and efficiency in the supply chain.

The conference, while aiming to highlight essential operational efficiency improvements, will focus on continent-wide rail, road and port coordination and collaboration.
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CARTAGENA/COLOMBIA OCTOBER 2009

COLOMBIA: CTQI STANDARD FOR PORT OF CARTAGENA

Two terminals in the Port of Cartagena have been certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) according to the Container Terminal Quality Indicator (CTQI) standard.

The standard is a benchmarking tool for evaluating the quality of container terminals and to increase efficiency. CTQI certified terminals can prove to its stakeholders that they fulfil a minimum of requirements. Both terminals are operated by Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena S.A. (SPRC). CTQI was developed in 2008 by the Global Institute of Logistics (GIL), GL and other experts in international container port logistics.

“Speed, safety and efficient container terminals are more important than ever. Our certification system is supposed to help measure and document performance level and quality standards of container terminals,” explains Bernhard Ständer, Managing Director Germanischer Lloyd Certification GmbH.
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VALENCIA SPAIN OCTOBER 2009

VALENCIA PORT AUTHORITY ENCOURAGES STAKEHOLDERS TO SHARE IN ITS SUCCESS AS BEST-IN-CLASS PORT COMMUNITY

Spain’s Number One Container Port Holds Exclusive Event to Celebrate Global Institute of Logistics’ Community Benchmark Accolade

Valencia Port Authority (VPA) has brought together its port stakeholders to share in its Global Institute of Logistics’ (GIL) Best-in-Class Port Community recognition. In excess of 120 port stakeholders gathered in the prestigious VPA conference rooms to hear GIL Chief Executive Kieran Ring explain the criteria for the Best-in-Class designation and why Valencia outshone other Port Community contenders. VPA Chairman Rafael Aznar went on to encourage the port stakeholders to take commercial advantage of this illustrious award, and to continue to work together to further forge the Spanish port’s culture of collaboration.
Among the port stakeholders present were representatives from shippers, including Mediterranean Shipping Company and Boluda; terminal operators and stevedores, including Dragados; and a number of high ranking officials from both local and regional government.
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HAMBURG AUGUST 2009

2ND CTQS CERTIFICATION FOR ALTENWERDER

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder has once again been certified by Germanischer Lloyd to the "Container Terminal Quality System" (CTQS) standard and has improved its own single containership handling record to 165.2 movements per hour.

CERTIFICATE HANDOVER AT THE CONTAINER TERMINAL ALTENWERDER (CTA)
L TO R: OLIVER DUX, CTA MANAGING DIRECTOR, RAFAEL SAPINA CTQS CONSULTANT & BERNHARD STAENDER GL

The Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) again scored top marks this year during the efficiency test comprising part of the international certification to “Container Terminal Quality Indicator” (CTQI) standards. Developed by Germanischer Lloyd, the Global Institute

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VALENCIA JUNE 2009

VALENCIAPORT GLOBAL BEST-IN-CLASS PORT COMMUNITY

Spain’s number one container port, Valenciaport has been honored with a global “best-in-class” designation following a review of operating standards within global maritime port communities undertaken by the Global Institute of Logistics.

CERTIFICATE HANDOVER AT TOC EUROPE IN BREMEN

Across the world “First Mover” Port Authorities and their communities have devised and developed a myriad of strategies and programs designed to deliver a seamless integrated logistics product to their customers. The Institute established direct relationship with many of them as part of its “The Role of the Container Port in Global Logistics” research. The research identified the First Movers, Thought Leaders and Early Adopters of the logistics model of port development. The research considered ports at different levels of community maturity and with varied business streams – transhipment, import only, export only, and mixed.The research sought to identify a “benchmark” port community which others could emulate, a port committed to the ‘Relay’ rather than the ‘Delay’ of cargo.That benchmark was identified as Spain’s number one container port,
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HAMBURG MARCH 2008

CTA CERTIFIED ACCORDING TO NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD

The Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is the first terminal worldwide being certified according to the new “container terminal quality Indicator (CTQI)“ standard. This international standard measures the performance of container terminals.

CERTIFICATE HANDOVER AT CTA
L TO R: Heinrich Goller HHLA, Kieran Ring Global Institute of Logistics and Bernhard Ständer Germanischer LLoyd

Given the growing size of container ships, issues such as speed, safety and cost efficiency of container terminals are more important than ever. Our certification system is supposed to help measure and document performance level and quality standards of container terminals,” explains Bernhard Ständer, Managing Director
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SHANGHAI MARCH 2008

DR FU YUNING TO CHAIR CHINA CHAPTER

The Global Institute of Logistics announce that Dr. FU Yuning Chairman and CEO of China Merchant Holdings (International)has been appointed as the Chairman of the China Chapter

Dr Fu's Chairmanship was announced at a ceremony in Shanghai on Monday March 17th where the China Chapter of the Institute's Maritime Council met on the eve of TOC Asia at the Institutes third annual China Chapter dinner.The Global Institute of Logistics promotes the development of a culture of collaboration among the different maritime logistics stakeholders. The Institute provides the maritime logistics industry with a forum through which global shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators can collaborate closely to share their knowledge, so as to improve supply chain efficiency and security.

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DECEMBER 2007

GIL & GL LAUNCH THE CONTAINER TERMINAL QUALITY SYSTEM

Port logistics are more and more challenged: More and bigger container ships than ever before are in operation. For both ships and ports, speed, safety and cost-efficiency of container terminals are key issues.

THE OFFICIAL IDENTITY FOR
THE CONTAINER TERMINAL QUALITY SYSTEM

The quality and efficiency of container terminals are of great importance to the smooth functioning of the global supply chain. But how to measure terminal operation performance? In a joint cooperation GIL & GL have developed a new benchmark standard.
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ATLANTA JUNE 2007

GENE TYNDALL  INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

Industry veteran Gene Tyndall ,the Man Who Coined the Term “Supply Chain” was recently inducted in the Global Institute of Logistics ‘Hall of Fame’. The announcement of its annual “Hall of Fame” inductee is one of the Institute’s primary products of annual research.

Gene Tyndall Hall of Fame

Those elected to membership in to the Hall of Fame represent the highest achievement in their field, serving as models of what can be achieved and how. Each year the Institute invites the Executive Directors of its various councils and chapters globally to nominate individuals for induction into the Institute’s Hall of Fame. These nominations feed discussions about what constitutes excellence and success in individual logisticians. The goal is to improve global logistics practices by identifying the outstanding logistician in the field over the course of a lifetime.
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LONG BEACH MARCH 2007

THE INSTITUTE IS TO HOST AN INDUSTRY DINNER IN LONG BEACH ON MARCH 5 2007

The Global Institute of Logistics is to host an industry dinner in Long Beach on March 5 2007. The dinner is the 5th in a series of worldwide meetings convened to encourage 'Joined up Thinking' amongst stakeholders in the Global Supply Chain.
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Ben Cook of Kimberly-Clark,
Chairman of the Institutes US council

Speaking at today's announcement, Ben Cook of Kimberly-Clark, Chairman of the Institutes US council said:
"I very much look forward to the event, it gives the U.S council an opportunity to showcase the unique platform that the Institute has developed across the globe over the last couple of years.
As a truly multi stakeholder agency with member companies and executives drawn from right across the world, the Global Institute of Logistics is in a unique position to help shape the business agenda as it emerges in the global logistics arena. Much of the evenings discourse will centre on current issues in the U.S logistics market and in particular how they impact the global supply chain.
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BRUSSELS OCTOBER 2006

EUROPEAN LAUNCH OF MARITIME COUNCIL

The European launch of the Global Institute of Logistics Maritime Logistics Council was held on 3rd October in the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels.

The Council was launched as a major initiative by the Institute to develop joined-up thinking in maritime logistics. The Maritime Logistics Council has as it's aim the promotion of 'a true collaborating culture' among the different maritime logistics stakeholders, said GIL's CEO Kieran Ring.

The Council provides the global maritime logistics industry with a forum through which global shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators could collaborate closely to share their knowledge, so as to improve supply chain efficiency and security. The Council had its Asian launch in Shanghai in April of this year and its US launch in Atlanta in June.
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ATLANTA OCTOBER 2006

BEN COOK OF HOME DEPOT TO CHAIR INSTITUTE COUNCIL

Ben Cook, Senior Manager of Global Trade Services for US-based home improvement retailer Home Depot, is to chair the US Chapter of the Institute's Maritime Logistics Council.
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Ben Cook Senior Manager Home Depot

The Global Institute of Logistics is pleased to announce that Ben Cook, Senior Manager of Global Trade Services for US-based home improvement retailer Home Depot and Executive Director of the Maritime Logistics Council is to chair the US Chapter of the Council. The Maritime Logistics Council is a major initiative launched by the Institute in April to develop joined-up thinking in maritime logistics. The Council promotes the development and enhancement of a true collaborating culture among the different maritime logistics stakeholders.
Cook believes that the global business arena is more dynamic today than at any point in history and it is imperative that multinational organizations embrace collaboration while developing strategic relationships with all entities in the value chain.
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ATLANTA JULY 2006

HOME DEPOT DESIGNATED BEST IN CLASS

The Global Institute of Logistics announced the result as part of its research program UNITED STATES BCO’S SOURCING IN CHINA: THE LOGISTICS CHALLENGES". The results point to a new and more dynamic approach to logistics challenges in the maritime container logistics supply chain in Southern China particularly in and around the Port of Shenzhen

THE HOME DEPOT GLOBAL LOGISTICS TEAM
CELEBRATE THEIR ACCREDITATION

“United States BCO's Sourcing in China: The Logistics Challenges” is an ongoing Institute research program focussed on southern China . The first module examined on how the US Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO’s) from the consumer goods and retail sectors were coping with this region’s particular logistical challenges.
The research program is designed to understand how companies manage the dynamics of global trade in this new scenario and to determine how the most adaptive were coping with its challenges. Furthermore The aim of the research is to establish accepted best practice by the stakeholders in Sino–US trade, creating ‘bench-marks’ and to promote standard operating procedures and their adoption by other shippers.
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ATLANTA JUNE 2006

INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF BCO RESEARCH

The Global Institute of Logistics has announced the results of its research program UNITED STATES BCO’S SOURCING IN CHINA: THE LOGISTICS CHALLENGES". The results point to a new and more dynamic approach to logistics challenges in the maritime container logistics supply chain in Southern China particularly in and around the Port of Shenzhen

US BENEFICIAL CARGO OWNERS ARE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX IN SOUTHERN CHINA

The research focused on the consumer products companies using the Trans Pacific Trade Lane and shipping more than 10,000 TEU annually.China's entry into the World Trade Organization in November 2001 was the beginning of the present era of globalization. The figures for internationally traded goods between then and now show just how enormous an impact on world trade it had with an increase of over $1 Trillion over the period. This translates directly to a significant increase in container flow, China witnessed a 100% increase in container throughput from 2001-2003.
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ATLANTA JUNE 2006

BOB DELANEY INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

The Global Institute of Logistics formally inducted its founding Chairman, the late Robert V Delaney into the 'Hall of Fame' The ceremony was held during the institute's inaugural North American Industry Dinner held at the Buckhead Intercontinental in conjunction with the US 3PL Summit.

KEN ACKERMAN CHAIRMAN GIL
ADDRESSES ATTENDEES AT THE DINNER

Bob, the Institute’s founding Chairman, was known as the “Number’s Man” as a result of establishing a system for calculating the cost of logistics as a percentage of national GDP in the US.This methodology has been the foundation for the industry-leading report in the US logistics sector ‘The Annual State of Logistics Report’, which Bob authored assisted by Roslyn Wilson until his untimely death in 2004.
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SINGAPORE NOVEMBER 2006

INSTITUTE NAME HELLMANN LOGISTICS GLOBAL BEST IN CLASS

Following a review of operating standards within global logistics service provision, the Global Institute of Logistics has named Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as the worlds "Best in Class" logistics service provider. The main reason for the accreditation was Hellmann’s commitment to building relationships with customers, partners and employees throughout the world.

Formal Presentation in Singapore to Members
of Hellmann's International Executive Board

The announcement follows a rigorous programme of study undertaken by the Institute’s research department following on from an in-depth analysis of logistics services providers with a view to identifying the organization, which would illustrate the Institute’s classification of a ‘best in class’ provider.

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SHENZHEN NOVEMBER 2005

YICT GLOBAL BEST IN CLASS CONTAINER TERMINAL

Following an ongoing and detailed research study into how container terminal operators can influence logistics provision the Institute is recognizing the work of Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT), a division of Hutchison Port Holdings as the Global leader in container terminal operation.

The announcement comes as a result of the Institute's ongoing analysis of the efficiency with which container terminals are operated. The research has been targeted at revealing which container terminal most readily integrates themselves into a seamless supply chain and continually search for efficiencies in the logistics process. The research sought to identify the container terminals, which set the standards of excellence in the way terminals are operated.
In recognising YICT, the Institute is underlying the importance of the continuing and expanding co-operation between port end users and container terminal operators to make the process more efficient. Time consuming bureaucracy and inefficiency can have no part in the global supply chain.
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OHIO JULY 2005

KENNETH B. ACKERMAN NEW CHAIRMAN AT GIL

The Global Institute of Logistics, which sets standards for supply chain, distribution and logistics companies across the world, has appointed a new chairman. He is Kenneth B. Ackerman, the internationally known logistics and warehousing expert from Columbus, Ohio, USA, former president of the Council of Logistics Management and founder of the Warehousing Education and Research Council.

Kieran F. Ring Chief Executive Officer of the Global Institute of Logistics welcomed Ken Ackerman as Chairman of the Institute. "We are delighted to welcome Ken Ackerman on board as Chairman of the Institute. Mr Ackermans depth and breath of knowledge and leadership in the industry and in the profession will add a new vision which will build upon the great service of Bob Delaney to the Institute".
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ATLANTA JUNE 2005

THE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS I.T. COUNCIL.

The Global Institute of Logistics (G.I.L.) today announces the launch of its I.T. Council. The Council, under the Chairmanship of SAP AG, which is represented by Mr Till Dengel, Solutions Manager of SAP for Logistic Service Providers solution portfolio, will provide the global third party logistics sector with the authoritative forum through which to debate the central I.T. issues affecting the development of the industry.

Joining SAP on the newly launched GIL IT Council are FourSoft, the Hyderabad based Technology Company and the recipient of the Institute's 'Award of Excellence, represented by Mr Srikanth Palem Reddy, Managing Director of Four Soft.

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Mr Palem Srikanth Reddy
Managing Director of Four Soft

Speaking at today's announcement Mr Palem Srikanth Reddy, Managing Director of Four Soft said: 'Four Soft achieved the break through in the logistics vertical by delivering the first integrated enterprise application for multimodal transportation operations, using the 3 tier architecture. This was recognized by the Global Institute of Logistics in 2003 through an 'Award of Excellence'. We are extremely pleased to be associated with the Institute through the I.T. Council and provide guidance to the industry on technical issues of strategic importance. We look forward to working with the Council and to assisting the logistics industry to reduce substantial costs of business and achieve higher productivity levels by leveraging technology'
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NEW YORK APRIL 2004

TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR LOGISTICS LEGEND BOB

The Directors and staff at the Global Institute of Logistics are greatly saddened to learn of the untimely death of Bob Delaney. Bob passed away on Apr 3. All the management, staff and contributors at the Institute join in extending their deepest condolences to the Delaney family.

Bob Delaney 1936-2004

Robert V. Delaney, founding Chairman of the Global Institute of Logistics and former Vice President for Cass Information Systems, Inc, and consultant with Prologis died on April 3, 2004. Born March 16, 1936, Mr. Delaney was raised in New Jersey and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration from New York University. He was introduced to logistics serving in the U.S. Army's Transportation Center in Fort Eustis, Virginia.

"Bob Delaney was an absolute gentleman who's passing marks the end of an era in the world of logistics.Bob was instrumental in charting the course for the Institute and in fact the principles on which we base our understanding and promotion of the science of logistics were entirely based on Bob's insight. We will miss him greatly"

KIERAN RING CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT THE GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS

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NEW YORK JANUARY 2004

INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FIRST RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Global Institute of Logistics will research how the United States Beneficial Cargo Owner's (BCO's) sourcing in Southern China engineer "best in class" logistics solutions. The research will be focused on the consumer products companies using the Trans-Pacific Trade Lane and ship more than 10,000 TEU annually.
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CHINESE FACTORIES HAVE BECOME THE WORKSHOP OF THE WORLD

To see how the most adaptive companies coped with the logistics challenges of sourcing in China, our first research project is "UNITED STATES BCO’S SOURCING IN CHINA: THE LOGISTICS CHALLENGES" We will focus on how the US Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO’s) from the consumer goods and retail sectors were coping with this region’s particular logistical challenges. The research program is designed to understand how BCO's are managing the logistics of global trade in this new scenario and to determine how the most adaptive are coping with its challenges.

Today more than 40% of America’s imports were from the overseas subsidiaries of its corporations with China accounted for about 25% of the global growth of GDP. Globally, comparative advantages are shifting rapidly, leading to the de-industrialization of North America and Europe, and a re-industrialization of Asia.

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NEW YORK JULY 2003

ROBERT V.DELANEY TO CHAIR GIL

Robert Delaney, the respected US logistics expert has been appointed as the founding Chairperson of the Global Institute of Logistics. Mr. Delaney contributed to writing the legislation that reformed the economic regulation of our motor carrier and railroad industries in 1980. He played a leading role in the passage of the Aviation Act of 1994 which ended the economic regulation of the trucking industry by the states.

Robert V. Delaney

Mr. Delaney establishing a system for calculating the cost of logistics as a percentage of national GDP in the US.This methodology has been the foundation for the industry-leading report in the US logistics sector ‘The Annual State of Logistics Report’ which Bob publishes each July.

Bob Delaney is Vice President for Cass Information Systems. Cass is the largest provider of information services and systems to the logistics and transportation community in North America. Mr. Delaney also serves as a consultant to ProLogis. ProLogis is the largest, publicly held global owner and operator of distribution properties headquartered in the United States.
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DUBLIN JULY 2003

NEW INSTITUTE'S IDENTITY RELEASED

Logistics is all about human intelligence people taking charge of a blizzard of facts and figures The Institute's identity captures this while at the same time reinforcing the Institutes mission to build a network across the world based on knowledge.

THE LOGO FOR THE NEW INSTITUTE

The folks at 20-20 Vision Design Group were burning the midnight oil when they came up with a secret weapon: Logistics Man. "We realized that logistics was all about human intelligence people taking charge of a blizzard of facts and figures. So this diving, or dancing, or exultant figure had to be right there in the logo."
Speed and grace Look closely: he faces screen right, his head the dot at the opening of the G, his body extending around its circumference, leaving a "trail" suggesting both speed and grace.

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NEW YORK JUNE 2003

GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS ESTABLISHED

The Global Institute of Logistics will build a community of liked minded professionals from across the world committed to building strong relationships in pursuit of a logistics system fit for purpose. Logistics systems are the arteries of trade and central to the success of globalization in the 21st century. These systems will rely heavily on collaboration between stakeholders across continents,the Institute's work will be to identify the corporations and people central to its success.

CHINA'S ACCESSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION IN 2001

The Global Logistics Forum (GLF) announced today the setting up of an Institute to build a global network of thought leaders and to study and promote the science of logistics. Since its establishment as a "think tank" at the European Institute of Transport Management" in 1998, the GLF has earned a place as one of the preeminent networking platforms and sources of information on the opportunities and challenges in global logistics. The first step in the process will be establishing the Institute, setting up its offices and recruiting its senior executives. Kieran Ring secretary of the GLF will be the Institute's CEO and divide his time between the US, China and Ireland where he is based.

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