BRUSSELS OCTOBER 2006
EUROPEAN LAUNCH OF MARITIME COUNCIL
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.
The Executive Directors of the Maritime Logistics Council are Wilmer Aguilar Yantian International Container Terminals, Marc Castagnet, SgT, Michael Stolarcyzk Exel USA, Paul Goldsbrough Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Ben Cook Home Depot
The formation of the Council has been widely welcomed in the Industry and now enjoys the support of some of the worlds leading shippers and logistics service providers.
Both China and the USA now have their own Chapters within the Council and it is expected that the formation of a European Chapter will follow the Council's launch in Brussels. The first meeting of the China Chapter was held in the Hilton Hotel, Shanghai on Saturday 16th September.
NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS
The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) was established in 2003 under the Chairmanship of renowned US logistician and author Robert V. Delaney in response to the logistics industry’s call for “joined up thinking” amongst stakeholders in the global supply chain. GIL looks to resolve the challenges facing the global logistics chain of managing single transport modes, modal systems and targets which are set on stand-alone operations to create a seamless global logistics system.
A Think Tank, GIL brings together thought-leaders and thought-followers as part of a global knowledge network committed to building up the information base, best practices and standards. This, in turn, creates a platform through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed. Today the Institute is a community of organizations and professionals from across the world that share a commitment to collaborating on global logistics solutions.
The Institute’s mission is to ‘Network the Global Logistics Community’
For further information, visit www.globeinst.org