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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
URL : http://www.viapost.eu/
E-mail : contact.communication@viapost.fr
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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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 – http://www.worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk) 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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Shiply Welcomes UK Government’s Electric Vans Subsidy For Delivery Companies

The UK government has plans to extend its electric vehicle grant to LCVs this month, giving man and van operators the opportunity to save 25% when upgrading to a new low emissions model. The current electric car incentive provides a £5,000 subsidy to consumers buying a new car, the extension to vans could mean savings of up to £8,000.

Total electric vehicle sales were poor in 2011 with just over 1,000 claims for the plug in car grant, an insignificant step towards the aim of 1.7m electric vehicles on the road in 2020. Including vans in the grant will aim to increase the uptake of low-carbon vehicles to justify the investments made in charging stations.

An upfront subsidy coupled with overall lower fuel costs and tax exemptions will make ultra-low carbon emitting commercial vehicles an attractive long-term investment for couriers and companies transporting goods on a regular basis.

The subsidy only applies to a hybrids that emit less than 75grams of CO2 per km and can travel 60 miles between charge (10 miles for pure electric mode vans).

The grant update comes at a time when HGVs and car transport operators are faced with ever escalating diesel prices, highlighting the need for further development of alternative fuel sources.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply an online transport marketplace (http://www.shiply.com) with more than 40,000 delivery companies as members, welcomes this green transport initiative from the government:

“Extending the electric car grant to vans is a positive move for the delivery industry; it will be a great impetus for courier companies to invest in new low carbon vans where it might have been more difficult to do so previously.

Fuel costs are a large expense for courier companies, and the development of infrastructure and alternative fuels should help future savings. Provided that the government maintains its level of support for electric vehicles, alternative-fuel vans could quickly become a desirable option for drivers.”

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Favourable Weather Bodes Well for Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Says Shiply

Snow during the week leading up to Christmas can be troublesome for couriers and customer alike. Now however, the chances of a white Christmas have been slashed as it appears that the UK may be in for one of the warmest Christmas days on record. The last days leading up to the holiday should also stay relatively mild, which will please late Christmas shoppers says online transport marketplace Shiply.

Not content with the explosion of digital commerce conducted over the past weeks some online retailers are accepting Christmas delivery orders as late as the 23rd via express or next-day. Other stores are offering the proviso that timely deliveries are weather-dependant however it seems as though it shouldn’t pose a problem this year.

Last-minute festive shoppers’ concerns of hostile conditions delaying deliveries or high street visits have seemingly been allayed. Forecasters have all but ruled out a white Christmas as tropical air could bring temperatures as high as 14C to the country and even 12C in Scotland which plummeted to a frostbitten -18C last year. The north experienced bleak weather last week, ruling out deliveries and causing traffic chaos, it appears now however that transport firms will be able to continue a normal service owing to less severe weather conditions.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply (www.shiply.com), the online marketplace with a network of more than 40,000 transport and removal companies, spoke about the benefits of a mild holiday season.

“While it might not feel quite so much like Christmas, the warmer weather is actually a blessing for the last minute shopper. With so many opting to shop online and relying on a trusty man with a van to do the legwork for them it’s fortunate that the weather this year will allow delivery services to work right up until the last minute.”

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Busiest Christmas for Deliveries Offers Challenge to Couriers Says Shiply

An unprecedented number of online sales this holiday season could provide a considerable logistical challenge according to online transport marketplace Shiply. Making sure that everyone gets their gifts on time will demand a substantial effort on the part of couriers and delivery services.

The week ending December 9 saw a 15% rise on the same period last year with similar increases reported of the first 39 days of the holiday season according to comScore. Sales on “Cyber Monday” and “Black Friday” rose more than 20% compared to 2010.

The coming week tends to be the busiest for online shopping, “Green Monday” coined by eBay often ranks among the top spending days. However new trends such as free shipping days (the last day before Christmas where free delivery can be guaranteed to reach before the 25th) may be challenging for the highest spend.

An unparalleled number of parcels have caused Royal Mail to hire thousands of temporary staff to cope with increased demand over December and potentially January, to deal with the sales. But with the postal service operating at a loss and facing job cuts, online retailers often rely on independent couriers and man and van services to provide affordable delivery, but some delivery companies are already struggling to keep up with demands of four million parcels to be delivered every day.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply (www.shiply.com) the online transport marketplace with a network of more than 40,000 transport and removal companies, gives his opinion on the current trends in online shopping and the challenges faced by delivery services.

“Last year’s inclement weather caused a lot of high street closures which led people to turn to online shopping, but because of the snow many deliveries were delayed causing a lot of frustration.

Online shopping is easier and more accessible now and with the growth of mobile transactions and improved security, many people who wouldn’t have shopped online before are now doing so. I doubt we’ll see anything but growth in the future.

November/December is always a busy period for deliveries and I hope that couriers have learned from past experiences that there’s a huge surge in demand at this time of year and made contingencies to cope with it. The government has promised to better cope with any snow this year and have more salt and new gritters to treat roads. So I would say that people can have more confidence in their deliveries or moving goods this year, but I would also advise that customers don’t leave it to the last minute”

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Increased Chance Of A White Christmas Could Cause Havoc With Deliveries Says Shiply

Many people covet a white Christmas, the snow provides an authentic holiday feeling for families, which may be very well for spending time indoors on Christmas Day but when it comes to Christmas deliveries the powder can cause a multitude of delays for courier services, potentially depriving customers of their eagerly expected gifts.

This year has seen some of the most volatile weather in recent memory; extreme weather struck many parts of the world, whilst more positively the UK saw temperatures soar to a record high of 29.9C in October. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) published a report on 17 November detailing the increasing impact climate change is inflicting on weather systems; the panel called for prompt action by government and industry to allay the increasing impact on the environment.

It might be thought that the increasing temperatures would decrease the likelihood of Christmas snowfall, however according to Ladbrokes the odds have changed, with a white Christmas more likely than previously predicted. The warm autumn may well be replaced with a polar air moving in to replace the mild conditions from the start of December the broker’s in-house weather experts told ClickGreen, a prediction echoed by Positive Weather Solutions.

Christmas snow betting is somewhat of a popular novelty, but harsh weather around the holidays could be disastrous for delivery companies and man and van operators. Severe weather has seen the disruption of delivery services in the past especially in the North, even going so far as to force companies including Tesco and Boots to halt online orders.

This year as with years previous, online shopping is set to grow,reaching around£21.3bn by the end of 2011. The increased demand, coupled with wintry weather systems could cause serious issues for Christmas deliveries.

Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply, the online transport marketplace with more than 40,000 transport and removal companies as members, had this to say on the potential impact of changeable weather on deliveries, and precautions both transport providers and customers should take.

“It’s clear that we’ve had a lot of fair weather this year, which might lead people to dismiss the chance of snow over Christmas, but some factors are pointing to the fact that it may be more likely than it seems; and we’ve all seen the impact unpreparedness can have on transport in the past.

Customers can be very demanding of couriers over the holiday period, I would advise them to make sure that they have all their online shopping done, or at least planned well in advance to avoid any disappointment, and be sure to arrange things such as an eBay delivery service in good time should they need to, especially for large item delivery.

I would urge transport providers to start taking precautions for harsher weather, such as switching over to winter tyres and making sure they have de-icer and even appropriate attire for icy conditions prepared.”

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Small Couriers Amongst The Hardest Hit By Fuel Duty Increase, Warns Shiply

With fuel prices still within 3pence of the record high set in May this year and duty increases planned for 2012, the cost of transporting goods is set to skyrocket. The public are outraged at the increase in their cost of travelling, but to delivery and courier service companies, the hikes may hit even harder.

Despite scrapping the fuel duty escalator proposed last year, the government are still planning a fuel duty increase of 3 pence per litre (which was postponed in April) in January, expanding on the charge that already accounts for 43% of the cost of fuel. These increases will push the overall price of petrol up by nearly 3%; the average cost of refuelling a car will increase by £1.50 whilst filling up an average van will increase from £80.46 to £82.26. MP’s debated the issue described by some as a “tax on hard working Britons” on 15th November after the Fair Fuel UK e-petition reached 100,000 signatures; though Vince Cable has warned drivers that, given state of the treasury they shouldn’t expect “freebies”.

These increases impact heavily on consumers no doubt, but an even larger blow will be felt by small, independent couriers and man and van operators who spend their whole day on the road, covering thousands of miles per week transporting important personal and commercial packages.

The future also holds some steep charges to be levelled at van drivers in the capital. The London Emission Zone has proposed new fines from 3rd January the typical man with a van can expect to pay charges of £250-500 per day in a wide area around the capital, not to mention parking rates and congestion charges; these charges will drastically impact the cost of deliveries in London.

Daryll Middleton, Business Development Manager of Shiply.com, an online transport marketplace with more than 40,000 delivery and removal companies as members said: “This may be the final blow that will put many businesses across the logistics industry into closure, especially among the small/medium firms that have already struggled their way through what has been an extremely tough year.”

Founded in 2008, Shiply.com matches people needing to move goods with transport companies going there anyway. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full. By enabling consumers and businesses to make use of this spare capacity, Shiply.com dramatically cuts down on CO2 emissions, increases the profitability of transport companies and saves the consumer up to 75%.

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Parcel2Go Welcomes Government Support for Exporters

Online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has given its backing to a new government plan announced this week to help businesses break into new international markets. UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has joined with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to draw up a five-year Charter for Business.

The aim is for UKTI to become “more entrepreneurial” and find new ways to help British businesses to enter foreign markets and increase the volume of goods being exported from the UK. Richard Mercer, Marketing Director at Parcel2Go, welcomed the move which he believes has the potential to make a big difference to the number of UK companies that take the plunge and attempt to break into foreign markets.

Bolton-based Parcel2Go has been helping individuals and companies to export products for years, by providing easy access to reliable courier services that deal with international delivery shipments on a daily basis.

Richard said: “Small businesses that send their products to countries all over the world are set to continue to play a key role in helping to get the British economy back on track.

“The team at Parcel2Go deal with a wide variety of businesses, some that have been exporting goods to foreign countries for years and others that are just taking their first tentative steps. Knowing there is help available is hugely reassuring for firms, and that advice can potentially mean the difference between success and failure.”

The government has said that following the release of its Charter for Business it will start to look in more detail at how it works with businesses, especially small and medium-sized companies, and then decide on what action will be most effective.

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eBay Traders Can Now Move Stock From Shanghai To London As Easily As From London To Manchester

Headland Freight Services Ltd, a sister company of Parcel2Go, is providing small traders in the UK with a new, cost effective way to ship from the Far East.

Parcel2Go is the largest online parcel delivery company in the UK and has 400,000 eBay traders on its database.

“We figured that all these eBayers would need help importing their stock from China in a more cost effective manner,” said Fil Adams-Mercer, founder of Parcel2Go.

“Due to the volume of containers we’re organizing out of China we’re able to offer a consolidation service of several eBayers stock into one container. Reducing the cost for everyone and eliminating the need to buy a full container of stock!”

Headland Freight Services Ltd has now been shortlisted for the IFW Innovation Award, one of the industry’s most prestigious gongs, but they will be up against some big name competition – Maersk Line, DB Schenker and P&O Ferrymasters. Last year’s winner was UPS.

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DGL Wow’s Client with IES Technology

When Linda Snyder, President of freight forwarder Diversified Global Logistics (DGL), purchased the Memphis branch of Forward Logistics Group in 2007, she quickly realized the challenges presented by a name change, “All our customers knew us by another name, and everyone was a little skittish at first. We knew we had a few hurdles ahead.”

DGL Wow’s Client with IES Technology

“We knew we were up for a challenge,” adds Bernie Snyder, Vice President at DGL, “One particular shipment comes to mind. In this case, I think it might be best to explain this as a narrative, just as we experienced it. Our German agent had an MD10 aircraft grounded at Frankfurt needing major repairs to one of its Rolls Royce engines,” narrates Bernie Snyder, “Aircraft on Ground (AOG) shipments are always ‘hot’, but this shipment was ‘on fire’. The engines could only be repaired at the Rolls Royce RR-Tay facility outside of Dallas.”

“However, there was more at stake here than just the potential for short-term loss. Our customer was building a relationship with a new account and was concerned about the potential loss of goodwill and trust.”

“We orchestrate everything to ensure the process goes smoothly,” Customs Broker Ron Davis explains, “If you think about it, AOG by its nature is a ‘hiccup’ in the system where something is broken. The trick is how to create order out of a situation which is inherently chaotic. We’re not the ones fixing the aircraft, but we’re the ones who ensure that everything is on-hand and on-time. In a sense, we’re like a surgical team ensuring that the surgeon has all the tools on hand. There are a lot of details that have to mesh perfectly to ensure that the process runs smoothly.”

“In this case, right at wheels-up, we already had all the AMS information on hand. IES products www.iesltd.com allowed the freight to be pre-cleared well before arrival. We were already speaking to the flatbed dispatcher before the flight landed, and the engine was soon on its way to the RR-Tay repair facility.”

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Leading Lean Logistics Service Provider Benefits From Real-Time-Location-System (RTLS) Enhanced Visibility Added To Yard Management Solution

PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective real-time asset visibility technology, announced today that Transfreight has implemented PINC Solutions’ Yard Hound at its Toyota-dedicated crossdocking facility and the adjacent manufacturing plant located in Woodstock, Ontario. Yard Hound added automated real-time visibility for asset tracking to an existing yard management and shunt control solution.

PINC’s innovative real-time location system utilizes passive RFID and other wireless and sensor technologies to locate and track the positions of assets in the yard in real time, ensuring the visibility information for the yard is always up-to-date.

“We are pleased to enable Transfreight to monitor and track their yard assets in real-time utilizing our patented RTLS technology,” said Aleks Gollu, CEO of PINC Solutions. “As a well-recognized expert in the Toyota Production System (TPS), Erlanger, Kentucky-based Transfreight engineers lean supply chains for top manufacturers across North America. Our system helps further streamline the yard operation by providing real-time, accurate information about all activities associated with the assets while in the yard.”

With PINC’s Yard Hound, users have access to the yard information remotely anytime through secure web portals. Electronic records, automated alerts and notifications, and customized reports about our customer’s assets are also available. PINC’s customers realize many benefits from the system such as:

• Increased yard operation efficiency
• Improved yard truck and driver productivity and retention
• Reduced manual yard checks
• Increased yard velocity and throughput
• Improved equipment utilization
• Reduced late, demurrage and detention fees
• Enhanced customer and vendor services

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PINC Solutions, The Leader In Cost-Effective Yard Management Solutions, Named 2009 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top-100

PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective yard management solutions based on real-time asset visibility technology, has been named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine among its 2009 top-100 providers of supply chain services and solutions. This year the magazine focused the criteria for its “100” feature on economic recovery.

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The 2009 list of Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 identifies leading providers of supply chain services and technologies who are helping their customers and clients both respond to the downturn and, more importantly, position themselves for growth ahead. Explained Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, “the corporate executives and line-of-business leaders who rely on the magazine want to know what the different supply chain solution and service providers are doing to help them meet these critical, corporate ‘life-or-death’ challenges.”

“Achieving faster return on investment has become increasingly important to our customers in the face of the current economy,” said Michelle Kiang, Vice President of Marketing of PINC Solutions. “Our yard management solution is built on a modular architecture that is scalable with the needs of businesses and facilities of varying sizes. This way, PINC’s customers can choose and install our systems that address their most pressing requirements first, and then seamlessly expand the capabilities by adding additional modules at a later time. Our web-based application enables all corporate users to access the same visibility information regardless of their physical locations, thus ensuring single version of the truth is being shared within the organizations as well as with their supply chain partners.”

Final recipients are featured in the cover story of the June/July 2009 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at www.SDCExec.com/SDCE100.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

About PINC Solutions
PINC is a leading provider of real-time visibility enabled yard management solutions headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its clients include Fortune-1000 businesses in manufacturing, retail and transportation including Kraft Foods and Kimberly-Clark. PINC has pioneered the development of real-time-location-system (RTLS) using an innovative combination of passive RFID, GPS, MEMS and other wireless sensors to determine the item position in real time, eliminating the need for capital investment in the infrastructure. PINC provides turnkey yard management solutions delivered over the web on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. For more information please visit www.pincsolutions.com

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Leading Innovator Provides Real-Time-Visibility Enabled Supply Chain Management Solution To The CPG Giant For The Annual Award Honoring Best Practices In Logistics

PINC Solutions, the leading innovator in real-time visibility enabled supply chain management solutions, today announces that its customer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has been awarded the 2009 Logistics Best Practices Gold Award for the company’s yard management project using a system provided by PINC.

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The winning case study of the trailer tracking project was featured as the cover story for the June issue of Logistics Management Magazine. “K-C transformed managing semi-trailers and yard jockey services at a 1,200-acre site with manual processes from a labor intensive, inefficient and costly process using paper logs, old data, unknown asset locations and lack of actionable information into a modern, Web-based management process to achieve real-time asset visibility and significant cost savings,” noted the judges of the award.

“We are very excited to see Kimberly-Clark being honored for its achievement in using technology to improve operational efficiencies,” said Michelle Kiang, Vice President of Marketing of PINC Solutions. “By working in partnership with our customers, we have developed a unique technology platform that has proven to help the users improve their supply chain visibility and optimize their yard and transportation operations. Our customers see immediate returns on their investment by reducing costs and improving productivity.”

This award followed other recognitions won by PINC and its customers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Most recently, PINC was named among the 2009 top 100 technology solution and service providers by both Inbound Logistics and Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazines.

More details about Kimberly-Clark’s award-winning case study can be found online at http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6663594.html

About PINC Solutions
PINC is a leading provider of real-time visibility enabled yard management solutions headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its clients include Fortune-1000 businesses in manufacturing, retail and transportation including Kraft Foods and Kimberly-Clark. PINC has pioneered the development of real-time-location-system (RTLS) using an innovative combination of passive RFID, GPS, MEMS and other wireless sensors to determine the item position in real time, eliminating the need for capital investment in the infrastructure. PINC provides turnkey yard management solutions delivered over the web on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. For more information please visit www.pincsolutions.com.

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PINC Solutions Named Inbound Logistics Top-100 Logistics IT Company for 2009

PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective, real-time asset visibility technology, has been named by Inbound Logistics Magazine among its 2009 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers.

Every April, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Drawn from a pool of more than 500 companies, using questionnaires, personal interviews, and other research, Inbound Logistics selects the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for leading the way in 2009.

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“2009 continues to be a year where every opportunity and efficiency must be seized, and PINC Solutions consistently provides the kinds of technology solutions business logistics managers need to successfully manage their global enterprises,” commented Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics. “Solutions providers such as PINC Solutions reflect leadership by offering innovative and practical solutions to empower logistics and supply chain management. As shippers, carriers, and 3PLs increase their use of logistics IT, PINC Solutions’ system is scalable, flexible and responsive to customers’ evolving needs. That’s why Inbound Logistics editors have recognized PINC Solutions as one of 2009’s Top 100 Logistics IT Providers.”

“We are pleased to be honored again as a top-100 IT solution provider by Inbound Logistics,” said Michelle Kiang, Vice President of Marketing of PINC Solutions. “As our customers’ supply chain becomes an increasingly complex and dynamic network of participants, PINC continues to focus on leveraging real-time visibility as the key enabler for management and practitioners to make informed decisions. We strive to provide solutions that not only meet our customers’ needs for quick ROI, but also become the catalyst for business process improvement and redesign in order for our users to achieve sustaining logistics excellence.”

About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the pioneering publication of demand-driven logistics practices, also known as supply chain management. IL’s educational mission is to guide businesses to efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and neutralize transportation cost increases by aligning supply to demand and adjusting enterprise functions to support that paradigm shift. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.

About PINC Solutions
PINC is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its real time asset visibility and management solution, Yard Hound™, is deployed at industry-leading customers in manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors throughout North America. PINC’s clients include Fortune-500 businesses as well as leaders in the SMB segment. PINC has pioneered the development of a unique RTLS platform using innovative combinations of passive RFID and wireless technologies to determine the item position in real time, eliminating the need for heavy capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard Hound systems are turnkey solutions delivered over the web on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. These systems have already proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers’ daily operations, with the overall improvements in economics typically generating a positive ROI in less than a year. For more information about PINC Solutions and the Yard Hound products, please visit www.pincsolutions.com.

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PINC Solutions Announces New Extension of Yard Hound™ Products for Real-Time Monitoring of Temperature Controlled Trailers

PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective yard management solutions based on real-time asset visibility technologies, announces the latest addition to its growing portfolio of RTLS-enabled yard visibility and management products for cold chain management applications. Yard Hound Reefer enables automated, remote monitoring of the current temperature inside refrigerated trailers and their fuel levels. With Yard Hound Reefer installed, the yard personnel can effectively supervise refrigerated trailers without conducting repeated, time-consuming manual checks.

Design with the same principle of scalable architecture and minimal infrastructure requirements as the core Yard Hound systems, Yard Hound Reefer leverages passive RFID and IEEE 802.15.4-standard based mesh networking technology for transmitting monitored information from the trailers back to the database in real-time. Available with permanent or temporary mounting options, the PINC Reefer Tag is a PINC Tag enhanced with a low-power circuitry to monitor temperature, fuel level, and the status of the attached trailer refrigeration unit. Customer configurable, automatic alarms and notifications can be set to alert of events such as temperature exceeding alarm set point or fuel-level decreasing below predefined threshold. Trailer temperature history and preventive maintenance information of the monitored units are also available through the system.

Key benefits of Yard Hound Reefer include

• Save labor costs for frequent yard checks for visual inspections
• Prevent costly product shrinkage due to spoilage and the resultant insurance claim
• Lower fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas emission
• Optimize yard zoning by eliminating the constraint of proximity to the guard
• Reduce maintenance and repair costs

About PINC Solutions
PINC is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its real time asset visibility and management solution, Yard Hound™, is deployed at industry-leading customers in manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors throughout North America. PINC’s clients include Fortune-500 businesses as well as leaders in the SMB segment. PINC has pioneered the development a unique RTLS platform using passive RFID, MEMS and other wireless sensors to determine the item position in real time, eliminating the need for heavy capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard Hound systems are turnkey solutions delivered over the web on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. These systems have already proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers’ daily operations, with the overall improvements in economics typically generating a positive ROI in less than a year. For more information about PINC Solutions and the Yard Hound products, please visit www.pincsolutions.com

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Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, has signed a multi-year contract with Catapult International for its international ocean rate management system called Catapult QMS

Catapult will consolidate all of Pilot’s ocean contracts into an easy-to-use website where employees and customers will be able to sort rates by an origin/destination combination. Rates and surcharges are managed by Catapult’s maritime analysts.

“Catapult’s technology will drastically reduce our quoting time by providing an instant rate web interface for our offices” notes Irina Friedel, Ocean Transportation Manager at Pilot. “Our customers will benefit in getting accurate quotes quicker because of Catapult QMS™.”

Bryan Luttrell, COO of Catapult International said: “We are extremely excited to have Pilot Freight Services as a customer. It is a perfect fit for both sides.”

About Pilot:

Pilot Freight Services is a full service transportation and logistics company with 65 offices throughout the US and Canada as well as a worldwide network delivering shipments by air, land, or sea anywhere in the world.

About Catapult:

As one of the fastest growing logistics software companies, Catapult provides rate and quote management systems for global corporations as well as customized applications for air, ocean, and ground freight shipping networks worldwide.

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PINC Solutions, Leading Innovator in Real-Time-Visibility, Awarded Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

PINC Solutions, the leading innovator in real-time visibility enabled supply chain management solutions, today announce that it has been awarded as one of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies.

Chosen from a pool of 1,800 successful and highly eligible companies, the Red Herring editorial team deployed a detailed process to drill-down the best companies to the top 100 winners of this global award. Evaluations were made on criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The announcement of the winners was made on January 16 at the Red Herring 100 Global Conference which took place in San Diego, California.

“PINC has proven to be a company excelling in their industry and its ripples have turned into waves,” commented Red Herring publisher Alex Vieux. “We look forward to the changes it makes to its industry in the future.”

“In the current economic environment, corporations around the world are looking for solutions to improve their use of resources in more efficient and sustainable ways,” said Aleks Gollu, CEO of PINC Solutions. “By taking an innovative approach to using technologies to address a traditionally underserved market segment, we have developed a unique platform that has proven to help the users improve their supply chain visibility and optimize their yard and transportation operations. Our customers see immediate returns on their investment by reducing costs and improving productivity.”

This award follows other recognitions won by PINC in the supply chain and logistics industry. Most recently, PINC was named among the top 100 technology solution and service providers for its 2008 annual listing by Food Logistics Magazine.

More details about the Red Herring Global 100 award can be found online at http://www.herringevents.com/global08/redherring100.html.

About PINC Solutions
PINC is a leading provider of real-time asset visibility enabled supply chain management solutions and services. Its yard management solution, Yard Hound™, is deployed at customer facilities serving manufacturing, retail, wholesale/distribution and transportation sectors. PINC’s clients include Fortune-500 businesses as well as leaders in the SMB segment. By leveraging RFID, MEMS and other wireless sensors and sensor networks technologies, PINC has pioneered the development a unique RTLS platform that requires no capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard Hound products are designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and is expandable with modular components as customers’ needs grow. For more information about PINC Solutions and the Yard Hound products, please visit www.pincsolutions.com.

About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available at www.redherring.com.

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Alliance Air Freight Will Be Expanding Its Operation Into An Office To Be Located In South San Francisco CA

Billy Dubb of Alliance Air Freight, Inc. announced today, that Alliance Air Freight /www.ShipAlliance.com will be expanding its operation into an office to be located in South San Francisco CA. This location will house departments for both domestic and international freight logistics services. Alliance Air Freight is both a domestic provider and international provider of shipping, trucking, air freight, ocean freight and freight services for commercial and residential shippers.

Mr. Dubb went on to say, “This facility will be referred to as the heart of ‘Alliance Air Freight ,” for Northern California. It will be home for the VIP Accounts Department our Marketing Department and National Sales. We also have plans to develop our existing departments and shipping services that will specialize in freight related services which we are not currently serving. These new departments are already under development with plans, marketing, and software programs being developed at this time.”

“Our customers include commercial shippers, eBay shippers and private individuals of every type and size. They include individuals who are shipping freight for the first time, web based auction sites, internet based business, large corporations and small companies. We routinely provide fast & easy freight quotes for one time shippers. Through our sales department we can establish freight rates for volume shipping. We also arrange freight quotes and shipping of freight for colleges, city municipalities, state and federal agencies. Annually we provide freight quotes and handle the freight shipping and shipping services for thousands of different shippers. This high freight volume gives us the ability to offer our customers shipping services, freight rates, freight quotes and freight discounts they are continually happy with.”

The new heavyweight shipping freight location will be 212 Shaw Rd. South San Francisco, CA 94089 The local telephone is 650-641-2472

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Phoenix Machinery Movers wants to add your organization to their long list of satisfied customers!

Phoenix Machinery Movers knows the benefits of having the right tools for the job in the machinery moving industry. The right tools go beyond trucks, cranes, lift trucks and specialized moving equipment. Experience may be the most important asset in the industry and you can be confident that our employees have the “on the job” rigging know-how. We are continually upgrading and training our employees’ skills. At Phoenix, we know that the future depends on our investment in people.

Our heavy machinery experience has awarded us with an excellent reputation throughout the heavy hauling industry. Whether you need a machine moved within your plant, or you are relocating your entire plant across the country, our machinery experts are prepared for the challenge. Our project leaders not only manage the removal, transportation, and setup of your machines, but they also ensure the timely construction of your new plant including the proper foundations & pits. We provide turnkey solutions in mechanical, electrical, piping (hydraulic, air, & water), rigging, millwright services, machinery moving & heavy hauling.

Phoenix Machinery Movers maintains its high standards by keeping up-to-date with machinery manufactures’ specifications. We are authorized installers for many of the well known machine builders. Rest assured that your project is in good hands with one of the few manufacturer recommended machinery installers. Our personnel can disassemble, package, haul, and reassemble your machines based on the manufacturers’ specifications. At Phoenix Machinery Movers our employees meet or exceed both MUST and OSHA 30 Certifications.

We pride ourselves with our investment in heavy hauling & machinery moving equipment. We employ an entire team of qualified mechanics. Our safety records prove our commitment to excellence. Proper maintenance not only ensures safety, but also minimizes any downtime that may result in unnecessary repairs.

Our machinery moving services are not geographically limited to just the U.S. We have experience with our heavy hauling equipment in both Mexico and Canada. We also partner with other highly qualified machine rigging companies worldwide. Phoenix Machinery Movers is well established with several international shipping lines. We are prepared for your overseas crating, packaging and shipping. Let our experienced professionals deal with the red tape that comes along with customs and international brokerage.

For more information or to request a quote, please visit our website. http://www.phoenixmachinerymovers.com

 

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Parcel2go, the UK and USA delivery and collection postal service are now offering a 10 percent discount for eBay users

Parcel2go, the UK and USA delivery and collection postal service, are now offering a 10 percent discount for eBay users.

Gaining more and more users each day, the customers of the largest online auction site eBay, can now take advantage of a 10 percent shipping discount being offered by the delivery service Parcel2Go. With more people using eBay to buy and sell than ever before, there is high demand for reliable and cheap shipping to customers.

By placing the Parcel2go.com logo into the body of the description of an item on eBay up for auction, sellers will receive a 10 percent discount on shipping fees. Simple instructions on how to integrate the Parcel2go.com logo into eBay ads can be found on Parcel2go.com’s website. All it takes is a quick cut and paste and Parcel2go.com will send sellers a promotional code to receive the discount.

Parcel2go.com also offers free delivery on all packaging and shipping supplies. Essential resources for anyone selling items on eBay, Parcel2go.com offers a wide range of packing and wrapping products to ensure items are received in pristine condition. From the smallest in padded envelopes, to boxes and even large pallet wrap rolls, anything needed to pack a parcel can be found on their website complete with pictures of all their products.

Parcel2go.com also boasts a range of services that can be used online to track packages and find postcodes. The postcode finder is designed to be used to find postcodes of addresses where the postcode has been forgotten or can be used to find potential addresses of particular postcodes. Users can also track the movements of their packages online to destinations worldwide. The ability to track packages enables users to give customers the latest information regarding the time shipments can be expected. The comprehensive services provided by Parcel2go.com make it a one-stop-shop for shipping and packaging needs.

About Parcel2Go:
Parcel2go.com is the trading name of Parcel2go Ltd., registered in England and Wales and was founded in 1990. The company operates a cost effective collection and delivery service available throughout the UK and USA mainland. Through various delivery partners they are able to offer high levels of service backed up by a dedicated customer service team.

Parcel2go.com offers a comprehensive range of services to residents living within the UK or USA. Home and business users can benefit from services available domestically and internationally.

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