2013: GIL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

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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 2001-20o3.

“Together we have been able to make a contribution to "thought leadership" and I am proud to say that many of the theories we expounded over the years are slowly playing out in reality."

KIERAN RING FOUNDER & CEO GIL

Reflecting on its mission statement first outlined in 2003 that "The Global Institute of Logistics will develop a community of like 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" Kieran Ring Founder and CEO of GIL said, "It has taken enormous commitment and dedication by all supporters of the Institute to get to our 10th anniversary, but I think it has been worth it, slowly but definitely we have established a community of like minded professionals who love this industry and the science behind it. Together we have been able to make a contribution to "thought leadership" and I am proud to say that many of the theories we expounded over the years are slowly playing out in reality.

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

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