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Press Releases from Image Line Communications Ltd. (29 total)

SCX apprentices score a hit with Sir Alex Ferguson

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revisited the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) earlier this month, where he commended the “fantastic” apprenticeship opportunities on offer by engineering firms such as SCX. Prior to winning 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles with Manchester United, Sir Alex began his vocational life as an apprentice tool maker in Glasgow. He has since become


One of Ireland’s most innovative logistic companies is now working with the Port of Cardiff in a move that guarantees container services continue to operate from Wales and expands the southern UK gateways to Ireland. Cronus Logistics has engaged with Associated British Ports (ABP) and integrated Cardiff into its Irish Sea schedule, all part of its ambitious plans to strengthen its expansion of the southern UK to Ireland gateways. This new

SBS Worldwide and Virtualized Logistics scoop prestigious logistics industry awa …

Supply chain solutions provider SBS Worldwide has scooped a prestigious BIFA freighting award for the second year running. SBS Worldwide and sister company Virtualized Logistics are delighted to announce that they were yesterday named winners of the Supply Chain Management Award at the BIFA Freight Service Awards. The win follows on from last year, when SBS won BIFA’s Ocean Freight Award for its ship fewer containers project. The two companies scooped the award

Pool agreement signed: Nova Tankers is the name of the new market leading VLCC p …

The pool agreement governing the formation of a market leading VLCC pool has now been signed by the four partners. Morten Pilnov, Maersk Tankers, will be the Managing Director for Nova Tankers Pool. In this connection, the pool management company, Nova Tankers A/S, has been incorporated with Kazunori Nakai as Chairman. The pool agreement governing the formation of a market leading VLCC pool has now been signed by the four

CROSSwire and TRUSSwire introduced to offer ground-breaking solutions

Two new, innovative trussing modular display systems have been introduced to Image Line Communication’s extensive range. The CROSSwire® and TRUSSwire® display systems, which offer better than ever ways to build even the most complex exhibition stands, are now available. The innovative gantry modular display systems are the most versatile on the market and provide solutions for all exhibition, display and conference needs, with no limits to size, shape and creativity. The 20x20cm

Leading forwarder urges strong carrier relationships

Global supply chain provider SBS Worldwide has urged shippers to use logistics providers with strong relationships with shipping lines or they could find their shipments left on the quay side. The warning comes as shipping lines have been withdrawing capacity because the industry has been suffering from over-supply of vessels on key trade lanes. SBS Worldwide Group Chairman Steve Walker said: “When shipping lines remove services in order to balance supply and

MOL Orders for High-efficiency Cape-size bulker

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has ordered a new cape-size bulker that will adopt element technologies of the next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency. Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Shinjiro Mishima) will construct the new ship, slated for completion in late 2014. MOL has repeatedly studied various technologies to realize the concept for the ISHIN-III series of next-generation vessels (large-scale iron ore

S2S begins research into Middle East energy opportunities

Project management and investment company S2S has commissioned leading energy services sector analyst Douglas Westwood to investigate business opportunities in the Middle East and Asia. S2S specialises in identifying market opportunities and developing businesses to leverage those opportunities. S2S decided to commission Douglas Westwood as part of its latest project to develop an enterprise capable of providing a wide scope of services and opportunities such as training, logistics, personnel, procurement services and

MOL President Muto's 2012 New Year Message

Looking Back on 2011 2011 has been a year of momentous events. We have witnessed the Jasmine Revolution, the floods in Thailand, and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe; but for those of us in Japan, the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11 was the most shocking and painful event. We mourn those who were lost in this terrible disaster, and our thoughts remain with those who have suffered and

MOL News Highlights for 2011

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President Koichi Muto) today announced the company's top news stories for 2011 as follows:  Relief efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (March 11 - )  MOL set up a task force and support headquarters headed by President Muto to secure safe operation of group-operated vessels and took measures to minimize damage and continue business.  The company took group-wide efforts to procure aid supplies, provide transport

MOL Supports Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has contributed US$30,000 to typhoon Washi relief efforts on Mindanao Island through its group company Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.*1 (Magsaysay-MOL). It is also reviewing other relief options as the situation unfolds. “We wish to convey our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the typhoon,” President Muto said. “We received monetary donations from many people in the Philippines

MOL Wins Order for Indonesia’s 1st Coastal Transport Project

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company was selected to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) (*1) operated by PT Nusantara Regas (headquarters: Jakarta; President Director:Hendra Jaya) (*2) off Jakarta. The project marks Indonesia’s first domestic transport of LNG. It will ship up to 3 million tons of LNG from Bontang and other Indonesian ports. It is

LNG Carrier Al Zubarah and Its Ship Management Company Earn Green Award Certific …

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-managed LNG carrier Al Zubarah and its ship management company MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (President: Reizo Funakoshi), received a Green Award Certificate from the independent non-profit Green Award Foundation based in Rotterdam on December 13. The certificate, based on stringent audits, is given to vessels and ship management companies for excellence in safety and environmental protection. The Al

SBS Worldwide appoints Christian Marz as Director of Operations

SBS Worldwide has appointed Christian Marz as Director of Operations USA. The appointment supports the group’s global growth strategy to drive expansion in new and existing industry verticals while unifying all divisions and offices under one operating platform to streamline its global supply chain process. Christian will be based at SBS Worldwide’s Chicago office and will report directly to USA Managing Director Lars Kloch. SBS Worldwide Chairman Steve Walker said: “Christian’s competence

PD Ports Targets Further Growth with New Appointments

PD Ports has recently made two new appointments to help drive business growth. Rob Brewster has been appointed as Development Director Logistics and Andrew Lowdon has joined the Company as Commercial Analyst. These new roles are designed to further emphasise PD Ports’ growth strategy and to continuously reinvigorate the business’s commercial activities and seek new opportunities in existing and emerging markets. Rob’s remit is to lead the business development teams across

Cruise of the Year 2011 Special Award Goes to Fuji Maru

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that support activities by the cruise ship Fuji Maru in areas stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami earned the Cruise of the Year 2011 award sponsored by the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association. The award ceremony was held at the Kaiun Building on Wednesday, December 14. A memento was given to executives from MOL, which planned the

SBS Worldwide appoints General Manager at Atlanta Office

SBS Worldwide has appointed Ron Gatlin as General Manager of its Atlanta office. The appointment supports SBS Worldwide’s global growth strategy as the group looks to drive expansion in new and existing industry verticals. SBS Worldwide, a leading global supply chain solutions provider, is enhancing its logistics presence on the transpacific trade lane and is targeting growth through its south-east USA operation, while continuing the upward momentum of its business on the

The Lexus CT200 - The right choice for DSV

DSV Road Limited based in Purfleet, Essex, a Global supplier of Transport and Logistics Solutions went to tender in August, with a view to obtaining 12 Lexus CT200h cars for their newly recruited graduates. Chris Malyon, DSV Road, Director Sales and Marketing, said: “DSV places great emphasis on ensuring that our operations are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible - from utilising the most fuel efficient trucks on the market

35 Years Service in Vietnam

Vietnam’s leading mutual marine insurer, the West of England, in conjunction with VINARE, held a conference for an unprecedented gathering of 130 senior members of the country’s shipping and insurance industries to celebrate its 35th anniversary of providing services to Vietnam’s shipowners last month in Nha Trang. The event featured updates on market conditions and industry developments by several members of the West of England’s management and by leading members of

DSV Road wins new two-year contract with Gurit

DSV Road Ltd has been awarded a new two-year contract to provide road freight services for all export shipments for Gurit (UK) Ltd to its customers throughout Europe. The agreement, an extension of an 18 month contract which commenced in 2010, will see DSV Road transport full and part loads from Gurit’s UK production site to the rest of Europe. The Gurit group is a global leader in the development and manufacture

MOL with own organisation in Eastern Europe

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world's largest global multimodal transportation companies, will take over all the agency activities on its behalf in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary as part of its strategy to grow closer to customers. Currently all MOL agency activities in these countries are performed by Multi-Shipping and the transfer of responsibilities will take effect as of 01-02-2012. Jochen Veldmann, Executive Director Area for MOL Europe,

MOL Installs Marine Broadband Internet System on 5 LNG Carriers

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its subsidiary MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (MOLLNG; President: Reizo Funakoshi) had completed installing a high-speed, monthly fixed-charge (flat rate) Internet service “OceanBB” for vessels using VSAT*1 provided by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT; President: Shinji Takada), on the MOL LNG-managed Wakaba Maru and four other LNG carriers in October 2011. Since July 2008, MOL, MOL LNG,

MOL Receives Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has received the 2011 Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award presented by Lloyd’s List, the newspaper covering the global shipping industry. The Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award praises seafarers for rescue activities demonstrating extraordinary courage and seamanship. This year’s award honors the MOL-owned woodchip carriers Hokuetsu Delight and Crystal Pioneer, which rescued all 64 persons adrift

MOL Adds New High-performance Ship-handling Simulator at Seafarer Training Centr …

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the installation of a new high-performance ship-handling simulator (*1) at its seafarer training centre in a suburb of Manila. MOL has developed and provided ship-handling simulator training based on its unique operating scenarios. The system has now been enhanced by the addition of the new simulator, allowing for the introduction of MOL’s exclusive Very Large Iron Ore Carrier (VLOC) handling training

Outstanding service secures fifth Drinks Business Award for JF Hillebrand

Global specialist logistics provider to the wines and spirits industry, JF Hillebrand, has raised its own glass in celebration after yet again being adjudged Logistics Company of the Year in the annual Drinks Business Awards 2011 ceremony held in London on Wednesday 18th May. JF Hillebrand, winner of the prestigious award in 2010 and in five of the past seven years, continues to be recognised for creation of a highly responsive

MOL Enhances Seafarer Education Program in Philippines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced an agreement to introduce the Third Year Program with seven merchant marine schools in the Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS*1) in Philippines. The move is aimed at cultivating seafarers who support high level of safety standards in vessel operations. MIS selected new Filipino seafarers from among third-year students at merchant marine schools, and gave them one year of training on MOL’s

PD Ports Teesport Visit By UK Minister For Transport, MP Mike Penning

Shipping Minister, MP Mike Penning, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, visited Teesport operator PD Ports yesterday, as part of a region-wide visit of the North East. Mr Penning, who is responsible for shipping, freight and logistics, was pleased to have the opportunity to tour Teesport, as the visit emphasises his message of the importance of portcentric and coastal shipping, which are seen as vital components in building and maintaining

DSV takes a stand at the Spring Fair International

Visitors and exhibitors at this year’s Spring Fair International will be able to consult experts in global customs and security issues at the DSV stand (J58 in Hall 5). DSV, a global expert in multimodal logistics, is exhibiting for the first time at the fair which will be held at the NEC from 6-10 February, 2011. The company’s customs and security experts from the UK and China will be able to advise

JF Hillebrand extends and enhances European multi-modal options

JF Hillebrand, which has delivered specialist logistics services to the drinks industry for over 160 years, has opened a new phase in its continuing development with the launch of an enhanced European service offering. The world’s leading logistics supplier to the wines and spirits industry has launched European Transport Solutions, an expanded distribution network tailored to the needs of the European wine market. Offering more routes across more countries, European Transport

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