New rail freight service connects Italian enterprise with Central Asia and China business opportunities


BEIJING, 16-Sep-2016 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — The biggest story coming out of China today is the launching of the Silk Road on Rails: China-Europe block trains that carry goods across the globe. The proposal to establish China-Europe railroads surprised even the most experienced of rail industry players, yet thousands of trains now traverse these tracks annually.

Telefriuli SpA, the Italian broadcaster, exclusively aired the video series across Italy’s northeastern regions of Friuli Venezia and Eastern Veneto during the first week of September 2016. Telefriuli SpA was set up in 1974 in the North East of Italy. With more than 40 years of history it is also the region’s longest-running broadcast channel.

Today, as certified by Auditel, Telefriuli is by far the most-watched broadcaster in Friuli Venezia Giulia and in Eastern Veneto, and offers its viewers a rich schedule ranging from information to entertainment.

Of the videos. Telefruili Director, Daniele Paroni, said “I think it is crucial for Europe and for China to have a “physical” link which allows more and more narrow and intense social and economic relations between these two global players. In the videos there was a brilliant comparison between the silk road and the rail which links China and Europe.”

The China-Europe rail route is the longest in the world covering almost 10,000 kilometres in total.

Referring to BON Cloud, the producer and distributor of the China-Europe block train video series, Ms Paroni continued, “Telefriuli wants to retrace Marco Polo’s steps, showing to our audience the brilliant productions [BON Cloud is] sending us which also helps to connect Central-Southern Europe with China. Now that we have established this important relationship – BON Cloud and Telefriuli – we really want to continue this journey together, to enable us to achieve mutual satisfaction and knowledge.”

The first block train left Zhengzhou for Hamburg on July 18th, 2013, connecting people along the Silk Road and shortening the distance between continents. The 12-day, six-country journey posed challenges: would European companies welcome the new trade route? Would the cargo be secure? Would the project even be practical?

The trans-Eurasia rail trip began as a once-a-month event but China soon realized it required partners to make it successful. With partners on board, Hamburg became the forerunner. The German port city now serves as both a departure and destination point for the China-Europe block trains.

This project has lowered the cost of transportation significantly and commerce is thriving. There is no doubt about the initiative’s acceptance. The service currently transports goods several times a week from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as European countries such as Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain. With the growing success of the initiative, the development of additional European destinations is in the pipeline.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

How Viapost Makes Your European Supply Chain Easy, Effective and Affordable

Paris, France, February 13, 2015 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — The complexity of your deliveries to Europe and product distribution once products arrive is a problem that Viapost can advise you about through its Consultancy Service. While your European shipping solutions and delivery strategies may seem overwhelming to a business just beginning exports to Europe, it is likely that what vexes you, Viapost has already dealt with a similar if not identical situation. With more than 200 clients facing similar challenges, Viapost, a company in the La Poste family of businesses, can help:

  • Smooth the way for your upstream supply chain;
  • Assist in implementing your procurement programs and help with suppliers;
  • Find ways to aid you in managing your supply chain costs;
  • Find the ultimate balance of insourcing and outsourcing
  • Manage and improve forecasts
  • Advising on personnel transfers

What Makes Viapost The Right Choice?

Viapost has locations for fulfillment, shipping and contact centers that parallel major many European markets. These sites have warehouses too. Some locations include; London, Paris, Milan, and Stuttgart. Combining the experience of Morin Logistic and Orium, France’s two leading ecommerce fulfillment experts, it brings a new approach to the market under one single brand. The company leverages their experience with several sectors of the European markets, and their relationships with major national and international carriers to consult with you to best plan and manage your European supply chain projects.

Contact Viapost
Viapost brings new solutions to old and new logistics problems. It is a European leader in value-added fulfillment, shipping, contact center and consultancy services for online and offline retailers and those adopting a fully omni-channel strategy. You can reach Viapost at +33 (1) 153 46 16 00

About Viapost
Viapost offers total freight services in Europe with supported fulfillment, shipping and contact centers spread across all major markets in Europe. As the logistics branch of the La Poste Group, the company enjoys combining the experience of Morin Logistic and Orium, France’s two leading e-commerce fulfillment experts, it brings a new approach to the market under one single brand. Viapost provides a comprehensive range of end to end services aimed at online and offline retailers for store, distribution or home delivery. Viapost is compatible with a number of well-known carts, allowing a smooth transition from website to distribution center.

Contact-Details: Company Type : logistic
E-mail :
Contact Person : Judith Arkle
Adress 1 : 65 rue de Bercy
Zip Code : 75012 Paris
Phone number : +33 (0)1 53 46 16 00

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H.O. Wolding driver wins national trucking award

Julie Matulle, a truck driver for H.O. Wolding of Amherst, Wis., has been named the winner of the fourth annual Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie Award.

Matulle, who was chosen from a field of 10 finalists, received the award in ceremonies on Aug. 22 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

In an interview with Eric Harley of Red Eye Radio after receiving the award, Matulle said she could not believe it when she learned she was nominated and that hearing that she was actually the winner “took her breath away.”

“I really, really love my job and the chance to make myself happy and others happy as well,” she said in reflecting on her first year as a professional driver.

Matulle adds that she still has a hard time believing she won the award. “The other finalists were such amazing individuals and for me to win this award is just incredible. It is just a great honor.”

The award contest, which includes $10,000 and a variety of prizes, was launched by Randall-Reilly Recruiting Media three years ago to increase pride and professionalism among new drivers and to promote truck driving as a career choice during a severe driver shortage.

The 10 finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges representing motor carriers, training schools (public and private), suppliers and trade associations. There were 55 rookie drivers who were submitted by their employers for this year’s contest.

The criteria used to determine the winner were availability for loads, on-time delivery, highway safety performance, customer relations, work record and non-job related activities.

Under the contest’s selection criteria, any commercial driver’s license holder who has graduated from a Professional Truck Driving Institute-certified school, National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving school or Commercial Vehicle Training Association school within the past year and has been employed by a trucking company for less than one year is eligible for the award.
The Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie contest operates as a partnership among Randall-Reilly, Truckload Carriers Association, Commercial Vehicle Training Association, Rand McNally, Shell ROTELLA, Pilot Flying J, Progressive Commercial Insurance, National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools, American Trucking Associations and the Red Eye Radio Network.

Matulle is the third H.O. Wolding driver in the last two years to be chosen as a finalist. Last year, Nathan Reardon and Sandra Sherill were among the 10 finalists.

Truck driving is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Matulle, who previously managed the fuel desk for several years at the Planeview Travel Plaza in Oshkosh, Wis., and then worked for 19 years in the shipping department at the Quad Graphics plant in Lomira, Wis.

After raising her two children as a single parent, she decided to pursue her goal of driving for a living. She completed the trucking driving program at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis., in 2013 and soon afterward was hired at H.O. Wolding, a short, regional and long haul trucking firm.

Matulle says that trucking has affected every part of her life since she was a child. “My father started driving milk trucks at the age of 13 for his father and eventually purchased the business. I grew up on a farm with three trucks. I was the youngest so I was responsible for the farm end, but I was always the silly little girl who wanted to drive a truck.”

According to Marc Wolding, director of operations for H.O. Wolding, Matulle has quickly became known around the company as a hard worker and for always having a positive attitude, even when faced with adverse situations.

“Two of Julie’s strengths are her positive attitude and her ability to make the best of challenges,” says Wolding. “She understands the industry and knows that if she puts her best foot forward that she will be successful. Her dedication to doing her job as well as possible made us proud to nominate her for this award.”

Wolding notes that Matulle is consistently available for loads and is often running ahead of schedule. Since joining the company, Matulle has averaged 2,550 miles per week and has accumulated more than 100,000 miles.

Rob Behnke, who was Matulle’s instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, says she quickly grew into a leader while she was a student at FVTC. “Julie was not intimidated by the industry, and she was one of the most energetic and respected students we have had in quite some time.”

In looking forward to building a career in trucking, Matulle’s energy and enthusiasm are evident and she readily admits to “truly living a dream and loving my life.” Her career goals include becoming an on-road trainer for Wolding’s female drivers.

In addition to being a proud driving professional and trucking advocate, Matulle has served as a volunteer on numerous occasions. She has contributed many hours to projects for the U.S. military including Wounded Warrior and has prepared and sent care packages to the deployed. She has also served as a district manager for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge for Kwik-Trip employees for 10 years.

About H.O. Wolding
H.O. Wolding has been in business for more than 75 years and employs more than 400 workers. The company serves customers over the 48 contiguous states and maintains a growing fleet of more than 350 tractors and 1100 trailers.

PR contact:

Marc Wolding
Director of Operations
H.O. Wolding, Inc.
9642 Western Way
Amherst, WI 54406


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ChannelPorts new freight ferry ticket booking site

Rising fuel costs and the higher costs of running a transport business in the current economic climate present a challenge to even to the largest companies.

Over the last 5 years fuel prices and running costs have spiraled out of control and the economic downturn has meant there are less business opportunities around.

Some firms are starting to explore import and export possibilities from the UK but high ferry costs would seriously eat into the already squeezed profit margins.

ChannelPorts are customs clearance specialists dealing with all types of customs documents for goods going in and out of the UK.

Spotting a need in the market for discounted Freight ferry tickets they were able to negotiate a deal with leading ferry companies from all of the major UK ports.

The website i-ferry has been created to provide a one stop shop for hauliers and carriers looking for the best prices on Freight ferry tickets.

They have received many appreciative comments from their clients as they continue to expand the range of services they offer to hauliers, HGV drivers, commercial fleet managers and the general public.

To contact ChannelPorts, please use, or telephone 01304 218328.

Find ChannelPorts at Junction 11 of the M20, within easy reach of Eurotunnel and Dover Port.


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Gulftainer Growth To Soar In 2013

Gulftainer, the port management and logistics group headquartered in Sharjah, UAE, is set to witness volumes soar in 2013 as the Group continues to expand its global footprint.

As the operator of the largest number of terminals in the Middle East region, Gulftainer stands to benefit from the considerable growth in export cargos from the Region. The rapidly developing petrochemical industries serve as a major factor in offsetting any reduced import volumes.

This announcement by Gulftainer is especially noteworthy, since recent industry trends appear to be moving in the opposite direction. The Drewry Global Throughput Index, which is published with a two month lag, is highlighting that the market as a whole has continued to stay almost at the 2012 levels, reflecting almost nil growth. Furthermore, recent announcements by other international port management companies showing up to 6% decreases on the same period last year. China has also made statements to the effect that they expect 2013 to be “even worse” than 2008 in terms of global shipping.

Gulftainer acquired the 51% stake in GSCCO in June 2013, allowing it to assume the full management of three Saudi terminals, located in Jeddah and Jubail. The Company recently bought the controlling stake in Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in Saudi Arabia and it is this new acquisition means that Gulftainer now has a Middle East network that allows access to the Arabian Peninsular from the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Gulf. The geographical scope of Gulftainer’s terminals and their capabilities not only serves the largest container vessels in the world, but also caters for transhipping to East Mediterranean countries, East Africa, the Indian Sub-continent and Upper Gulf destinations.

Commenting on the company’s recent GSCCO acquisition, Badr Jafar, CEO of Gulftainer’s parent Crescent Enterprises and Vice-Chairman of Gulftainer, said; “Today, Gulftainer manages more terminals in the Middle East than any other port operator. Having achieved the reputation amongst shipping lines of being one of the fastest terminal operators in the world, Gulftainer is able to take its UAE-honed expertise to terminals in other high-growth markets across the World”.

Jeddah’s NCT has recently undergone significant expansion which will substantially improve the capability of Jeddah Islamic Port. The facility currently consists of 1,654m of quay, 11 cranes, seven of which are super post panamax cranes, with an annual capacity of three million TEUs. Almost 75% of all container traffic to the Kingdom is currently handled through the Port of Jeddah, and it is a major trade gateway for the Kingdom’s container traffic.

Located on the Arabian Gulf, Jubail is home to the development of the largest industrial zone in the world covering 8,000 hectares, comprising petrochemical plants, fertilizer plants, steel works, and an industrial port as well as the world’s largest desalination plant. Jubail Port is one of the largest industrial ports in the world and currently handles 52 million tonnes of cargo per annum, a figure which is expected to grow substantially in the short to medium-term. JCP is equipped with a 1,282m quay, five cranes and has a container handling capacity of 1 million TEU per annum. It is expected that this figure will continue to increase quickly, particularly with the opening of major petrochemical developments in the Jubail Industrial Zone and the planned rail link to Riyadh. GSCCO currently operates 22 commercial berths at the Port, including the open sea tanker terminal.

Speaking on the expected growth, Peter Richards, Gulftainer’s Managing Director, stated, “The benefit of being privately owned allows the Gulftainer Group to be very nimble and react to changing market conditions. Our throughput in 2013 will see an increase of over 30% as a result of strategic acquisitions and a very hands-on management team that keep close to our customers to understand and prepare for changes.”

Further afield, Gulftainer has invested in Brazil and Russia to ensure they are well placed to capitalize on the roaring pace of development in the “BRIC” economies where annual growth is still reaming strong, compared to the mature economies of Europe and North America.

“We look forward to maintaining the Gulftainer track record established over the past 37 years of delivering growth year on year. Historically, organic growth was the ‘Gulftainer engine’, today we are adding growth through our carefully considered investments both regionally and more globally. This is an exciting time for Gulftainer and we look forward to increasing our footprint across regional and global markets in the near future,” Peter Richards added.

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Worldwide Parcel Services – There When You Need Them

Most of the time sending parcels is an easy business, and Worldwide Parcel Services are there for both when things are going well and when they are not. Firstly they are not just your average parcel courier, because they operate an online parcel courier service. Now many people may wish to speak to a human being to place a parcel collection, but would you really miss the five minutes wasted whilst being on hold to place a booking? And would it not be great if you knew that they had taken the delivery address down correctly every time? To top it all would it not be great to get a confirmation email of the collection and delivery time, as well as an email when the parcel has reached its destination?

Well Worldwide Parcel Services offers this and more with its online parcel courier service. Firstly they never sleep, or least their website does not, so you can book a parcel collection online at any time of day or night, so no more worrying about whether the call centre is still open or not. This means you can place a booking 24/7 – 365 days a year.

The great thing about booking a parcel collection online is that you are the one typing in the addresses, so you know that the addresses you are inputting are the correct ones and have not been misspelled as a result of someone not hearing you correctly, as can happen when booking a parcel collection by telephone.

Also, unlike a normal parcel courier Worldwide Parcel Services operate mainly with an online booking system, this means that immediately after you place your order you then get a confirmation e-mail detailing the booking time, and the collection and delivery addresses. Most parcel couriers operating a telephone booking service do not do this, yet Worldwide Parcel Services believe that this is vital so that you can quickly and easily check your booking, and ensure that it is correct. By sending this email they enable you to spot any mistakes you may have made, and amend them before they ever become a problem.

One of the best bits about Worldwide Parcel Services is the tracking service that they offer. After all whilst it is great to get an e-mail telling you that your parcel has arrived at its final destination, it is even better to be able to find out where it is at any one time, is it not?

Well Worldwide Parcel Services – – gives you a free tracking service with every parcel that you send with them, you simply go on to their website and input the parcel tracking number from your order and you can find out exactly where your parcel currently is. This is ideal for giving your customers peace of mind updates.

As the bulk of their service is carried out online, queries are very quickly dealt with byadvisors who are on hand to answer any e-mails. Or you can simply pick up the phone and call Worldwide Parcel Services if you miss that element of human interaction, and they will be only too happy to handle your call.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Show Great Flexibility

Worldwide Parcel Services have developed a parcel delivery system which matches the best available both in terms of delivery speed, quality and price. The company has worked hard over the years to be as flexible as possible in order to offer its customers something special both in terms of quality and reliability. The parcel market has changed massively over the past decade and the business has grown throughout the world. Worldwide Parcel Services have developed with the introduction of the Internet, as this has been the single most important change in trade in a lifetime. Through the Internet rose the Internet trader and this now goes from the massive online unit like E bay and Amazon down to small individual users. There is another side of the business that the Internet has changed, in that communications between countries is now the same as communicating with the company next door. The communications can be face to face or by instant text. The result is that it is possible to see something a thousand miles away and purchase it immediately or to send present desperately required in the other direction.

Worldwide Parcel Services – – recognise the vast changes that have occurred and will occur in the future and their flexibility of approach is aimed at moving with the times wherever that may take them. Worldwide Parcel Services will supply a delivery service to and from just about everywhere in the world, parcels can be quoted for delivery on line and all arrangements made instantly. The company has an excellent system of working with other companies so that they achieve the best and cheapest delivery system. Worldwide Parcel Services realised a long time ago that in the modern world it is not possible for even the largest company to be number one supplier in every country by delivering everything themselves as the world is just too big and too diverse but that the best results are by joining with the best couriers in a specific area. This applies even down to the small local companies who have the advantage of knowing their patch to the smallest detail.

In this case Worldwide Parcel Services are proud to promote their delivery services as they have forged some of the best delivery routes possible with some of the best and most reliable couriers in their parts of the world. The result has been that it is difficult to beat some of the prices that Worldwide Parcel Services now charges.

Flexibility applies across the board and Worldwide Parcel Services put virtually no barriers into their parcel delivery service and they have developed a great system for the delivery of odd shaped parcels or goods that weigh up to 500 kg. The delivery of awkward shaped and heavy parcels is one that most delivery companies shied away from but Worldwide Parcel Services realised that this is a most important market and that the customer does not want a courier who will pick and choose his parcels and so Worldwide Parcel Services have used their flexibility to develop one of the most complete delivery services going.

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Tokyo’s Terra Motors decided the world’s first mass production of Electric 3-wheelers in Asia

Terra Motors decided the world’s first mass production of Electric 3-wheelers which can be charged by AC power. Terra Motors’ prototype is completed this April, and they plan to produce 10,000 sets of electric 3-wheelers in 2013.

In Asian countries, 3-wheeler market has expanded rapidly, because it is cheap and freight is large, compare to cars. For example, in India, the number of three-wheelers is increasing twice by these five-years. And the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh also shows the same transition.

It is thought that electric-ization of the three-wheel taxi in Asia progresses rapidly, because of aggravation of air pollution, the high price and constant shortage of gasoline. For example, in India, gasoline cost has increased also 2.5 times by these ten-years, so the demand to the cut in fuel consumption by electric-izing is serious. By replacing a three-wheel taxi to electric one, the annual income of taxi driver can be raised by about 3 times.

They plan to establish branch office in India in this summer, and aim at world top share acquisition in 2014.

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Getting The Goods There Safely With Worldwide Parcel Services

Shipping goods can be a hazardous business, as whilst the majority of parcels sent in the UK arrive safely and on time, the same cannot be said the further afield that you choose to send them. Worldwide Parcel Services recognizes that for many people sending parcels abroad can actually be a very big worry to people, particularly if you are a small company shipping expensive parcels to a country on the other side of the World that you have never dealt with before and where the main language is not English.

It can be very hard to find out what paperwork you need to send with your parcel to ensure that it has all of the correct documentation with it, needed to make sure it gets there safely.

This is where Worldwide Parcel Services team of shipping experts comes in to their own. They are available to assist you in every aspect of shipping your goods abroad from advising what paperwork you will need, through to ensuring that all customs duties and taxes are paid. Where Worldwide Parcel Services expertise comes in to play is in knowing some of the more intricate and unique customs policies that may have to be observe in certain countries and exactly what has to be done to smooth the waters to ensure that there are no customs hold ups.

Worldwide Parcel Services have experience of shipping goods large or small all over the globe from Australia to Africa and beyond. By large or small they really do mean shipping any size of goods and they can handle parcel shipments of up to 500kg in size, meaning that they can cover the vast majority of peoples parcel delivery requirements.

Worldwide Parcel Services also make it very easy for you to place your order and you can place a parcel collection and shipping order to just about any country in the World in around two minutes using their easy to navigate online booking system. Whilst they operate an online service they still have a team of shipping experts ready to take your call and help you through the shipping process, which is great if you are nervous of shipping goods abroad for the first time, as an example.

Now booking your parcel collection is one thing that Worldwide Parcel Services make very easy, and another is keeping track of your parcels once they are enroute. Often this can be the bit that people worry about most, however with Worldwide Parcel Services this need not be a worry as every parcel they send comes with free online tracking. What this means in reality is that using any web browser you can log on to their parcel tracking system and input your parcels tracking id and be able to see exactly where it is at any time. Being an online parcel shipper means that they can offer this service to you 24 hours a day seven days a week. So if you are shipping parcels abroad for the first time then why not buy some peace of mind by using Worldwide Parcel Services for shipping your parcels today.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Are Also Great Locally

Worldwide Parcel Services sound like a company that should be great Internationally but may be not so good locally but Worldwide Parcel Services are also very proud of the fact that they are also very good in the UK and Ireland. The company have become an extremely competent company in the UK and their delivery patterns are good on time considerations and excellent on price. It is very difficult to find an instance where they are beaten on price or on the delivery pattern in this country. Worldwide Parcel Services have worked very hard in securing couriers who offer the best price for the best service. The company sees no point in employing couriers who are good at looks but are unable to meet the customer’s requirements or expectations. The ability to choose couriers has been a great success for the company as they have been able to use the best couriers in their best fields of operation. It is this last position that has enabled the best service to be obtained for the best area.

Worldwide Parcel Services are as prompt with local deliveries as they are with international orders. One of the great things of the local delivery is that it is almost impossible for the system to go wrong as the parcel is tagged and followed throughout its whole journey. It is logged onto the first computer or slave as it is registered in to the plant and follows the same pattern throughout. Therefore the parcel is tracked and registered throughout its journey and it is virtually impossible to lose it unless by wilful means. The track a parcel function of the website is totally now in sync with the parcel recorded at every stage of its operation. It is now possible to log in to the internet and log on to the Worldwide Parcel Services web site and find out exactly where your parcel is at any particular moment, this will help with arranging men on site for when the parcel has arrived or may be just alerting the site that the parcel will be with them at a set time and hour. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked hard to get a local set up which enhances the total package and the present system is very good indeed.

Worldwide Parcel Services is pleased to offer a simple quotation service which allows the customer to book the parcel in to the system and the wait for the quotation, it all can be carried out using the internet web site, any queries should be instantly resolved by ringing the customer service desk where there is a full complement of highly determined customers service agents. This quotation will cover will cover the whole of the delivery operation and this will include any oddities but which may be required for, say, heavy parcels or special deliver requirements. Worldwide Parcel Services have been very careful to provide a system that will deal with all size of parcels up to 500 Kg in weight which only precludes large loads which would go by container ship. Worldwide Parcel Services are one of the biggest movers of parcels within the UK and they are pleased to work with the best couriers.

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Phorego is Launching a Global Social Transportation Network

In addition to public and private transportation, Phorego is building a new genre: Social Transportation. While public transportation is inflexible and private transportation is costly, social transportation will be fast, flexible and inexpensive or free.

The vision is big and the time is right: With slow economy and high gas prices, people wants to save money or generate new revenues. Ridesharing/Carpooling is supposed to be one solution. But current products/services in the market have not been able to address this, because many are inter-city oriented, or don’t have real-time active matching, or operate like a taxi/shuttle service, or mandate a fare and charge a fee. The end result is that the vision is still just a vision.

Convenience and ease of use is the key: Phorego delivers real-time matches to your e-mail or phone with continuous status updates; its street-level matching engine is primed for ad-hoc intra-city use. Safety is another: Phorego lets corporations, universities, governments and communities create and operate their own rideshare groups. Even the general public can do so to improve the safety factor.

Why not pick up your neighbors and get to work in 1 shared vehicle instead of 3 individually? On your way to pick up your uncle at the airport, may be you can give another arriving passenger a ride? How about those working late one night and need to get back home? The college students who want to go back home on holidays? The guys who have too much drinks in the bar at 3 o’clock in the morning? The use of social transportation is endless. Sharing vehicles let riders save time and money while drivers make some extra cash. Roads will be less congested and even the environment wins.

Currently the service is available in USA/Canada on PCs and MACs. Mobile versions are coming starting January 2013. Multi-language (French, German, Italian and Spanish, Chinese) version will be available when the service expands into Europe in 1st quarter of 2013.

As a promotion for this launch, Phorego is offering corporations, universities and communities to create their own rideshare groups for free. Start one now before it expires.

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year For Worldwide Parcel Services

Tracking Santa Claus can be quite a problem, many a child has looked hard and the internet has sites for seeing where he is going but the practical difficulties of tracking a sleigh full of presents get in the way. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked hard to do its best to rise to the occasion and put Santa’s problems at the head of the queue so that whilst Santa Claus may not be visible the results of his work can be easily seen. The Christmas parcel trade is immense and gets bigger every year with the rise of Internet shopping and this is an occasion where the problem of deliveries will cause untold heartache to the children who believe that they are going to be sent the latest toy or gadget from that mysterious black hole somewhere in the frozen North. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked extremely hard to remove any such problems and parcels delivered right up to the 25th December will be treated with the respect they deserve and every effort will be made to deliver them on time.

The advantages of using Worldwide Parcel Services is that any parcel can be tracked throughout the UK so that if there are any worries or concerns about the arrival of that special parcel on that special day the progress of the parcel delivery the frozen wastes of the UK can be tracked and reassurance will be at hand. Tracking services have developed so much in the last few years and the technology of the industry is ever changing but these days a parcel is not a nondescript item that is thrown in the back of van but each is labelled and identified by its own particular code. Worldwide Parcel Services – – uses that code so that its position in the country is always known. This ensures that the parcel takes the shortest route and that any hold ups or questions can be dealt with immediately to ensure that Santa Clauses problems are but temporary and that the parcel reaches its destination on time.

The Christmas period is a busy time but that is what Worldwide Parcel Services considers to be its job in life and has worked hard not only to ensure speedy and safe delivery but by choosing local hauliers with good reputations has been able to get a pricing system that rivals any in the business. It is easy to arrange for Santa Claus to take the parcel by logging onto Worldwide Parcel Services and booking the parcel through the internet and waiting for the collection for delivery to that special little person who is so reliant on getting it on time. In 24 hours it will be possible to track a parcel and with the safe delivery assured the job is complete. Santa Claus my only work one day a year but Worldwide Parcel Services work every day and will deliver that special parcel for any major event.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Offers 5% Discount For ebay Deliveries

Worldwide Parcel Services is pleased to announce that it has encompassed the advantages of the eBay sales system and is doing what it can to ensure that this system of marketing can flourish by supplying good delivery rates for this particular market place. To this effect it is offering its customers and potential customers a 5% discount on the standard delivery rates for the goods delivered. This may be a small amount to you, but in the eBay auction system every little bit helps. The problem with any online auction is that there is a cost of sales and a cost of delivery and if people are not careful then the money made in the auction can quickly be lost in expenses or the in the case of eBay the added cost of delivery frightens off the buyers because of the cost and the bids become very low in numbers as does the final price of the sale.

eBay and other similar sales organisations like Amazon have changed the market place with sales directly from source rather than in a shop and the cost of delivery have decreased as the parcel volume has increased. Worldwide Parcel Services has embraced the changes and carries a large amount of parcels from these different internet sources and looks forward to an increasing business. To this effect the discount for eBay couriers is a pointer of things to come and whilst it is a confusing market at the moment the Internet business will increase and the parcel delivery companies must adapt in order to prosper. Worldwide Parcel Services are pleased to be linked in this way and look forward to an expanding delivery service.

To gain advantage of the 5% discount could not be simpler, it just requires a log on to the Worldwide Parcel Services web site and in the delivery booking system it requires an eBay code and then the delivery system will take care of the delivery process and at the end will reward the customer with the discount. The system is good for all parties as eBay auctions become a little more attractive and the customer and the seller have a suitable discount to take advantage of.

Worldwide Parcel Services have some of the best delivery parcel rates in the business so it is ideal that with the eBay account system that there is an extra discount, They have worked particularly hard to develop a pricing and also a cheap parcel delivery system that is not only affordable but also very professional and efficient so that the customer and the seller are happy. Good delivery systems are not quite as regular as sometimes expected and Worldwide Parcel Services have worked very hard to get to the position where they compete at the top of the market and can develop new and innovative delivery systems and pricing systems such as the one for the eBay discount. So it is time to get selling on eBay and use a delivery service from Worldwide Parcel Services to get a great result.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Know International Deliveries

If you’re looking to ship any number of parcels, of any size, to anywhere in the world, then look no further!

Worldwide Parcel Services (WPS – are an international company that ship any number of parcels to anywhere in the world for you. They guarantee the cheapest parcel delivery, whilst still maintaining a great quality, reliable and trustworthy service.

Fill out the quick quote form at the top of the page, simply giving the collection country and destination country, number of parcels, size and weight of the parcel. It’s then very simple to get a quote and arrange for a courier to come and pick up your parcel(s) the next day. Worldwide Parcel Services deliver any size parcel, less than 500kg, to almost any country in the world.

When you get your quote, WPS automatically suggest the best parcel service for you, along with the cheapest possible prices. You can pick the best option for you, as they have a range of international parcel delivery options depending on the weight of the parcel, the speed of delivery, the price you are willing to pay and the intended destination.

You can easily and very immediately see the prices for a large variety of countries, as it is displayed on the homepage.

Whether your parcel’s destination is within a local town in the UK, perhaps a relatively short trip into Europe, mid-distance in North or South America, or whether you even need to send something extremely long distance with a parcel to Australia; Worldwide Parcel Services guarantee they know how to get your parcel there quickly, cheaply and efficiently.

Once your parcel has been sent you can enter your personal tracking number to track your parcel’s speedy journey to its destination.

For example, if looking to deliver to a destination in nearby Europe, you can send a parcel to Germany or France for only £15.99, and your peace of mind that your package will arrive safely is assured.

Worldwide Parcel Services are continually working to improve their site, on a weekly basis, to boost sales and improve customer satisfaction. This ensures their webpage is very easy to use, with bright and clear text and images. The layout and instructions are so simple that even the least techno-savvy user would find it easy to ship their parcels.

They are integrated with some of the country’s largest couriers, such as DHL, DPD and TNT, and have been making annual online sales of millions of pounds in recent years.

Exclusive offers are also made to Worldwide Parcel Services’ customers, such as five pounds of free credit when you add one hundred or more pounds to WPS. Ebay sellers also receive an amazing five percent shipping discount on all parcels the ship via Ebay. These offers encourage customers to stick with WPS for all their parcel needs, meaning that the customer always gets a discount and the best care, and doesn’t have to worry about finding a new company or worrying how a new company would work.

So next time you send a parcel, send it via Worldwide Parcel Services.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Put Service First

Worldwide Parcel Services are putting all their efforts into giving the best possible service for parcel delivery without compromising the price. In fact the company prides itself on giving its customers generally the lowest prices in the business. Service has always been important in the delivery business but the speed and information has never been stronger than it is at present.

The modern world is now working at such a pace that the parcel delivery service is coming under more and more pressure to provide an ever shortening delivery time.

In order to do this Worldwide Parcel Services is able to offer a next day or 24 hour delivery service for most of its deliveries. However in the present demands are such that where possible Worldwide Parcel Services is able to offer a same day delivery service.

This is largely in part due to ever increasing online sales, as more customers make the move from high street purchases to instead make those purchases online instead. Auction sites are a huge reason for the high demand for quick parcel delivery, and as a resultWorldwide Parcel Services have created a tailored ebay couriers service specifically to deal with the surge.

To the business world Worldwide Parcel Services has recognised that the delivery of papers and documents in a very short time is paramount to the conclusion of good financial deals and without this service the customer has to rely on taking the parcels by hand in taxis or the equivalent. The fact that they can now ring a local delivery service for urgent deliveries saves an extra worry and reduces labour commitments.

There are of course many similar customers who want quick services but in which the delivery has to be made at the best price. The customer with the urgent spare part to deliver or the bulk delivery of catalogues require different services and demand the cost benefits associated with this choice. To deal with this Worldwide Parcel Services are able to offer a complete range of services from the same day delivery to the next day delivery service and to the general cheap parcel delivery service which is usually around 2 days.

The quicker the service the higher the cost but a quick look at the Internet or a telephone call can get the full range of delivery options that are available and with this available it is easy to get the best system for the deliveries concerned. It should be noted that bulk parcel deliveries can trigger some special price advantages as the cost of pick-up and delivery is markedly reduced in this case.

The company is proud of their service and the speed at which delivery can be triggered. They have spent a great deal on developing a computer system that can be accessed easily by Internet and in which the parcel can be put in the system to give an instant quote and if acceptable the parcel can be booked into the system instantly and will then be automatically collected for delivery in a short time.

Everything in the delivery service is geared to the customer from the booking system to the collection and the delivery service. The skill and experience of Worldwide Parcel Service is such that they pride themselves on a total control of the parcel from start to finish, which ensures the best service possible.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Highlight The Importance Of Correct Customs Paperwork

If you have never shipped a parcel to a customer abroad then you maybe unaware of the problems that it can entail, and even if you have shipped a parcel abroad before then it may have gone trouble free, however this is not the case every time. Indeed shipping parcels abroad can be a nightmare. You could sell something on eBay to someone in another country and be totally unsuspecting of the problems that maybe coming your way.

Indeed one bad experience of shipping a parcel abroad may leave you never wanting to ship another ever again. There are several reasons for this, commonly paperwork and shipping something illegal. The problem is that many of us shipping goods from our home to another country actually have no idea as to whether they are illegal there or not.

On the other hand with numerous years of experience in the courier services business then Worldwide Parcel Services knows exactly what you can and cannot ship to each country. They can provide advice on not just what you can’t ship legally, but also what may cause moral offence in certain Muslim countries. Just remember a ‘Lads’ magazine sent to a friend abroad that you may find inoffensive could cause religious offence in another country.

Also whilst a stun gun might be legal to sell in the USA, it is illegal to import one in to the majority of countries in Europe. Trying to import one could see you facing illegal arms importation charges.

Indeed when the roles are reversed and you want to send a parcel to USA from UK, the same can apply depending on the goods which are being imported. While the item might seem innocent, it could still be against the law. Most countries have their own specific import and export rules and restrictions.

So if you want to avoid any such import/export problems then you would be best to talk to one of Worldwide Parcel Services shipping experts who will be able to tell you virtually instantly as to whether you are going to encounter shipping problems or not.

This is not to say they cannot help you to ship problematic goods, indeed far from it as Worldwide Parcel Services has experts who are used to dealing with shipping parcels that could be deemed as tricky to ship by other companies.

In the majority of cases you can import or export just about anything as long as you have the right paperwork to do so, and when this involves getting the right export or import licences from the government in question then it is far easier if a shipping expert helps to do this for you. You also need to be aware that if shipping a parcel a very long distance then you will need to provide all of the relevant paperwork for each country it passes through, get this wrong and your parcel could be held up in transit or even confiscated. If you are handling the shipping yourself then you could find that you have the headache of providing all of the paperwork or sorting out any problems on your own.

Whilst it is apparent that it is good to have someone to take care of all of this paperwork, it is good to know that if you ship your parcels using Worldwide Parcel Services they will assist you in ensuring that all of the correct paperwork is shipped with your parcel and deal with any problems the parcel may encounter enroute to its destination, on your behalf, all as part of their standard parcel courier service.

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Lost In Translation Or Just Lost In The Post?

If you are in charge of shipping your companies parcels out to customers on a regular basis then you will know how important it is to be able to give your customer an update as to where there parcel is and when it is likely to be with them. Whereas once it was just business customers that wanted to know where their parcel was and when they could expect delivery, the Internet has resulted in massive surge of ecommerce orders in the past year with many people now ordering goods for home delivery, and guess what? Most of these customers also want to be able to find out when their goods will be arriving, and in general a customer ordering on the Internet will be even more demanding when it comes to parcel tracking.

If you are not yet using parcel tracking or your current parcel courier does not offer the service then maybe you should be talking to Worldwide Parcel Services instead. Worldwide Parcel Services are a truly online based parcel courier, this means they understand the way people ordering things on the Internet think, and they use this knowledge to offer a parcel courier service that offers people peace of mind when it comes to parcel tracking.

You may not think that parcel tracking is important, indeed you may never have had a parcel go missing in transit, but the minute one does then you can guarantee that it will be one going to your most important customer, and almost certainly you will also have the bad luck of not having another item in stock to re-send out to them. This could mean that one missing parcel destroys year’s worth of trusted business relationship building – all because you had no parcel tracking in place!

Worldwide Parcel Services recognise that good parcel tracking is becoming increasingly important when you are selling goods online, as if you are running an ecommerce store selling purely online, then what is the one thing you do not want? Phone calls from customers asking where their parcels are. By using Worldwide Parcel Services as a courier you are buying a service, which allows you to offer your customer online parcel tracking, whereby they can simply go to Worldwide Parcel Services website, type in their tracking number and see exactly where there parcel is. By using this type of service you will minimise the number of calls you receive asking, “Where’s my goods?”

Yet their tracking service does not just benefit retail customers. If you are shipping purely to business customers then what could be better than being able to find out online exactly where your customers parcel is whilst they are on the phone to you. By using Worldwide Parcel Services online tracking service you eliminate the need to call your customer back as you can give them an answer right away.

Whilst many companies would pay their parcel courier for the service benefits alone that this enables them to offer their customers, Worldwide Parcel Services offer this tracking service free to every customer as standard.

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Podcars at Innotrans Berlin!

The conference, held in conjunction with Innotrans 2012, will present practical solutions for the transportation and urban planning sectors that can lead to a major shift in policy and action to help reverse the growing perils of global warming, redirect use of energy in transportation to solar and other renewable sources and substantially reduce congestion and land use issues associated with cars.

Participants in the conference will be introduced to the world’s top PRT designers through various presentations and working sessions. The event, which will offer many cross-disciplined networking opportunities, features a packed agenda presenting numerous world renowned speakers from six countries. Conference organizers IST and INIST are working closely with KOMPASS, a network of 14 Swedish cities aiming to adopt PRT, the US-based Advanced Transit Association (ATRA), the European ATRA chapter, Lea+Elliot USA and a series of sponsors and manufacturers from Europe, Asia and USA. Notable speakers areHans Josef Fell, member of the Green Party and German Parliament, Rod Diridon, Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute and Chair Emeritus of California High Speed Rail Project, Alain Kornhauser, Professor at Princeton University and Chair of ATRA USA,Hans Lindqvist, former member of the EU parliament and chairman of KOMPASS, andStefan Hanna, Deputy Mayor of City of Uppsala, Sweden.

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Shipping magnate Abdul Qadir Rahman Buhari, the Managing Director of The WAM International, has sealed yet another tender floated by the Tamil Nadu Electrical Board

Shipping magnate Abdul Qadir Rahman Buhari, the Managing Director of The West Asia Maritime International is beginning to raise a few eyebrows in the shipping corridors. In his dogged pursuit of owning ships and winning contracts, the captain of the Chennai-based Corporation has sealed yet another tender floated by the Tamil Nadu Electrical Board which, sources say is tailor-made for Mr Buhari’s self-unloading bulk carrier – the Gem of Ennore, which is intended to move thermal coal from Paradip in Orissa to Ennore/Tuticorin/Karaikal.

The haulier is currently time-chartered by the Tamil Nadu State-owned Poompuhar Shipping Corporation and its 10-year charter period ends Sept/Oct, 2012.

Interestingly, the TNEB’s fresh tender appears to be designed in such a way that no other ship in India has the capacity to bid for it (the tender for the contract has specifically asked for a self unloader feature on the vessel). It’s a home-run for the Gem of Ennore and a smooth transition from one deal to another.

One happens to wonder how a credible agency like PSCL, hired by TNEB for its coal procurement, can be so short-sighted while selecting a vendor. In a country that depends on its coasts for a wide variety of goods, it’s appalling to observe errors in judgement in significant projects with massive financial ramifications.

There is a project that is currently underway to install two gantry cranes at the Ennore port for discharging gearless vessels. The venture is expected to be completed in under 2 years’ time.

The TNEB, amusingly, has brought out a 5-year charter period. The value of a self unloader becomes moot in two years (the gantry cranes are being installed to do exactly what an unloader does). Therefore, the un-loader becomes redundant for the next three years (more of an additional burden to TNEB) and these are the years when the charter hire (around Rs. 20 lakhs plus per day) are 30% to 40% higher than the current rate.

Additionally, infrastructure (gantry cranes) built at huge costs will be under-utilised. These are the years, when having two gearless panamaxes will be financially more viable and sensible than operating the un-loader. In fact, chartering of two gearless vessels to achieve and maintain the same level of transport and supply efficiency at comparable costs would make more economic sense than a self unloader, especially since the gantry cranes are scheduled to come up within two years.

The gantry cranes are being built at the cost of the taxpayers’ money and the government ought to look into it and plug the loophole. Interestingly, the Gem of Ennore was converted more than 10 years ago to suit the requirements of charter.

It was built as a gearless Panamax in 2000 at the Hitachi Zosen Shipyard in Japan. In 2001, she was converted to a self-unloader with cranes and conveyor in China, exclusively for carrying thermal coal from Paradip port in Orissa to Ennore in Tamil Nadu for the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. One wonders if the West Asia Maritime Ltd had an idea of things to come in future.

There are zero opportunities for the other bidders for whom there is no level-playing field. Comparatively, the rate for a charter hire per day is Rs. 14.49 lakh for GoE while a gearless panamax rate is 5.35 lakhs. It is evident that the cost per ton to TNEB on the unloader is much higher than carrying the coal on gearless panamaxes.

Why not float a tender for a period of one year instead of tying it down for five years? Even if TNEB considers chartering a self un-loader, the period should be limited to one year only and reviewed for continuation in 2013, considering the fast-changing ground realities.

The vessel has to be provided within the lay days which are less than two months away. A major conversion such as this takes no less than 5 to 6 months. Therefore, there is a conflict here. The chartering negotiations were going on as of 3rd week of July and the vessel is required no later than 15th October.

One cannot help but wonder about the track record of the shipping giant. WAMSPL (Singapore) entered into two contracts with Euroceanica, UK, in 2008 for the time-charter of 2 19,800 DWT chemical tankers – namely ‘LBU Onyx’ and ‘JBU Opal’ for a period of 5 years. WAMPSL is a subsidiary of West Asia and accordingly West Asia, Chennai, provided performance guarantees for each ship.

‘LBU Onyx’ and ‘JBU Opal’ were delivered to WAMSPL by Euroceanica in September 2008 and April 2009, respectively. The charter parties for the two vessels had a balance of approximately 32 months and 39 months to be performed when things started to go wrong.

WAMPSL failed to pay hire rates on time under both the contracts, as a result of which, Euroceanica arrested MV ‘Gem of Safaga’ in Australia as a security for their claim in November 2009.

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Tracking A Worldwide Parcel Delivery In The UK

Worldwide Parcel Services is proud to have developed a system with its main delivery route suppliers within the United Kingdom whereby a parcel can be tracked throughout its journey so that at the click of a button the position of the parcel can be established and the user can estimate the arrival time of the goods concerned. Tracking a parcel can be of no use at all to many customers but to some customers it is vitally important to its continued operation.

Worldwide Parcel Services has embraced the delivery system whereby the “Just in Time” work procedures of modern industry require goods delivered just before they are required to be used in the production cycle. “Just in time” systems have been adopted in industry so that the storage requirements of goods delivered into the production line are kept small and close to the works operation. This also means that the customer requires far less in the way of cash flow to manage his business. The only way a business like this survives is if the international parcel delivery systems the company uses can meet the requirements necessary for a good production operation and they can absolutely rely on his courier to deliver on time.

Another important delivery system requires spare parts for emergency breakdowns to be tracked so that everything is ready for their immediate usage on arrival at their end point. The third tracking requirement is the important document or file transfer business which requires legal or financial documents to be transferred in bulk exactly when required and at great speed.

In these cases Worldwide Parcel Service tracking systems come into their own, as a parcel is tracked throughout its journey. On entry into the Worldwide Parcel Service system the parcel is labelled with a bar code system that is unique to the parcel itself. Its position is logged onto the computer system and at this stage the parcel becomes live as far as Worldwide Parcel Service and its couriers are concerned although the results are not usually posted on line within the first 24 hours. Every time the parcel is shipped the delivery movement is registered into the computer by scanning the bar code. This scanning can be instantly sent to the computer library and the customer can access it position and find out just where it is and estimate when it will arrive.

Worldwide Parcels Services is working hard to get this system to a fool proof stage so that the customer is getting more and more information. The whole tracking system is important to the carrier and to the user alike, the carrier needs to know where parcel is at any time so that he can check if the deliveries are on time and that there have been no unexpected delays. This way Worldwide Parcel Service will be able to take action if the problem affects the user. Worldwide Parcel Service can also check on the delivery team at any time and see if there are any weak links.

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