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New West Coast DCs for UPSUPS has announced the opening of a 765,000-square-foot distribution center and the beginning of construction on a second DC, scheduled to open during the second quarter of next year, at a new West Coast campus in Mira Loma, California.
The new distribution centers will support critical-parts management, order fulfillment, freight receiving and shipment preparation for multiple clients using warehouse management, shipping and international technology platforms.
The campus is located in an area known as the Inland Empire near Ontario International Airport. It will also be used to process shipments from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
Emirates increases China presenceEmirates SkyCargo is expanding its capacity in Shanghai by 50 percent with more flights and larger aircraft-a Boeing 747-400 freighter. The 747-400 freighter has capacity of 120 metric tons, 15 more tons than the 747-200 freighter it is replacing.
Emirates operates 14 passenger and 10 747 freighter flights to Hong Kong, or more than 2,000 tons of capacity to and from China each week.
UTi Worldwide acquires ConcentrekLogistics provider UTi Worldwide Inc. has acquired Concentrek, a provider of advanced transportation management and supply chain software.
Concentrek employs approximately 80 at its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan and at customer sites throughout the United States and Canada.
Yellow Transportation launches expedited air serviceYellow Transportation, a subsidiary of global transportation leader Yellow Roadway Corporation, has announced the launch of Expedited Direct, an expedited door-to-door air service that will provide customers with greater control over their air shipments.
The new service will allow customers to ship their 1, 2 and 3-day air shipments throughout the entire United States and into Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Moorman takes over as CEO for Norfolk SouthernNorfolk Southern has named Charles W. (Wick) Moorman to succeed David R. Goode as chief executive, effective November 1. Moorman, who has served as president since October 2004, will continue in that position. Goode will continue as chairman until his anticipated retirement in early 2006.
DHL to double capacity at Hong Kong hubDHL said it's investing $110 million to double the capacity of its Asian center in Hong Kong to meet growing demand in the region.
The company, a unit of Deutsche Post World Net, expects its expanded sorting facility at Hong Kong International Airport to open in 2007, six years ahead of schedule.
The expanded facility, called the DHL Central Asia SuperHub, will meet business growth in China and booming Asian trade, a DHL executive said.
Schneider Logistics opens China officeSchneider Logistics, Inc. has opened its first office in China. The new Shanghai office will initially provide general consulting services. "As China's regulatory environment continues to evolve and the volume of global and domestic trade increases, it is imperative that logistics providers directly link to China," said Tom Escott, president of Schneider Logistics.
The new office follows Schneider Logistics' acquisition of American Port Services, Savannah, Georgia-based firm that provides transloading, warehousing and distribution services.