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Kerry Logistics named Outstanding Global Logistics Network at Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards 2015
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Hong Kong, Friday, 15th January 2016 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited, a leading logistics service provider in Asia, was presented with the Outstanding Global Logistics Network Award at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards (‘QOEA’) 2015. The award ceremony was held on 14 January 2016 in Hong Kong where winners to 19 categories were announced. Kerry Logistics is the first company to receive the Outstanding Global Logistics Network Award (the ‘Award’), a newly introduced category at this year’s awards.

QOEA endeavours to recognise Hong Kong companies for their excellence and entrepreneurial business spirit in their respective industries. In its seventh year, QOEA has grown to be well-recognised by the financial community as one of Hong Kong's influential business award events. Past winners included Macquarie Capital Securities, New World Development, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery and PCCW, among other leading corporations in different industries.

On winning the Award, Kerry Logistics was able to demonstrate outstanding performance in business growth, product and services, brand influence, sustainable marketing strategies, unique business philosophy, effective operation, as well as commitment to socially responsible business practices across regions. It also highlighted Kerry Logistics as a leader in the industry, contributing to a better business environment in Hong Kong.

Samuel Lau, Executive Director of Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong) expressed, “We are excited to receive the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards for the first time. Kerry Logistics currently has more than 550 office locations in 40 countries and territories supported by a large agency network across six continents, and is managing 43 million sq ft of logistics facilities worldwide, providing our customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth.”

“We will continue to leverage on our strong Asian foothold and our leading position in Hong Kong to provide highly customised solutions to multinational corporations to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs and improve response time to market. All of us at Kerry Logistics will further work towards the strategic objective of strengthening our global network while unleashing the potential of the business opportunities available in the region,” Samuel added.

Instituted in 2009, QOEA is organised by Quamnet, a leading financial website in Hong Kong, to identify and praise the excellent performance of Hong Kong enterprises. It has developed into an annual event with wide recognition and support from independent investors, media and industries.


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Air Freight Market Analysis - November 2015
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Released 11th January 2016

Key points from our full report on air freight markets in November:

• FTKs in November were 1.2% lower compared to a year ago, but the year-on-year decline is mostly a result of a particularly strong November 2014;
• The trend in FTKs during the past few months suggests that earlier declines are now bottoming out, consistent with trade volumes stabilizing;
• The year-on-year comparisons were weak across all regions, except for the Middle East, where volumes were 5.4% higher;
• However, the downward pressure on growth trends has eased in some key regions, including Asia Pacific; • Much of that is a result of better demand conditions in advanced economies, supporting a slight pick-up in export growth in nations like Japan;
• Load factors increased by 0.6% compared to October, supported by the rise in volumes as well as a contraction in capacity;
• Load factors are still very low, however, and below 44% on a seasonally adjusted basis;
• The outlook for air freight and world trade remains fragile, but there are now some more signs that earlier declines have bottomed out;
• Indicators in the Eurozone are looking better and globally, export orders have improved slightly;
• That said, it is too early to say if this cautiously positive development will be sustained, as the global economy remains fragile.


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15th Annual Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance
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The 15th Annual Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance is taking place March 22, 2016, in New York.

Now in its fifteenth year, this one day event focuses on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry trends and developments. As many companies broaden their focus to include all kinds of equipment finance and related services that present strong opportunities for sustained growth, there has never been a better time to hear from expert speakers in the equipment finance sector. The 2016 event will include extensive coverage on outlook for the year ahead, structural and legal challenges, risk management, capital markets and transportation finance.

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dnata receives seventh certification for IATA's Safety Audit of Ground Operations (ISAGO)
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Dubai, UAE., and Sydney, 29 December 2015 - Another milestone in dnata’s continual focus on safety and security has been achieved with the air services provider’s Sydney headquarters and station receiving registration for IATA's Safety Audit of Ground Operations (ISAGO) in December. This is the seventh key station in dnata’s ground handling operations to receive this prestigious certification. The other ground operations which are also ISAGO-registered are Dubai, Geneva, Manila, Melbourne, Singapore and Zurich.

ISAGO is an internationally-recognised system for assessing the operational management and control systems of an organisation that provides ground handling services for airlines. It is based on industry-proven quality audit principles and is structured to ensure a standardised audit with consistent results across aviation businesses. The implementation of the ISAGO aims to improve safety as well as manage airline costs by reducing ground accidents and injuries.

dnata began its ISAGO certification journey in 2008. The process to be successfully registered is a rigorous one, requiring compliance with the ISAGO Standards and Recommended Practices at both the corporate and station levels. The standards cover Organization and Management Systems, Load Control, Passenger Handling, Aircraft Handling and Loading, Aircraft Ground Movement and Cargo and Mail Handling. An audit is then conducted by an airline member drawn from the ISAGO Audit Pool and registration is granted if the audit is successful.

“Safety has always been a core value in dnata’s culture. There is nothing more important to us than ensuring the safety and security of our staff. Investing the time and effort in ensuring compliance with ISAGO standards reflect our commitment to continuous improvement in safety standards. It also demonstrates our goal to operate within globally recognised industry best practices and we aim to have all our stations progressively registered with ISAGO,” said Ross Marino, Senior Vice President -International Airport Operations.

For the latest certification, dnata’s Sydney operations underwent three days of audit by ISAGO following months of planning and preparation. “The positive results could only have been achieved with the teamwork of all the operational and support divisions. It shows our commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our people and reaffirms dnata as the ground handler of choice,” said Daniela Marsilli, CEO dnata Australia.

Established in 1959, dnata ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 103 airports across the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services, dnata is a trusted partner for over 380 airline customers.


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Appointment of Rami Marom as new CEO of AVI-AD Logistics Services.
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27th December 2015

AVI-AD Logistics Services part of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics network has announced today the appointment of Rami Marom as CEO of the Company effective Jan 1 2016.

Rami will replace Avi Cohen who will become an active chairman of the board.

Rami Marom, aged 45, has wide global management experience. He has served until recently as the COO in CAL Cargo Air Lines and as a Director and Board member in Swissport Israel and in LACHS (Liege Air Cargo Handling Services). Marom holds a degree in Business Management and a B.A. in Economics.

Avi Cohen, the Chairman of AVI-AD Logistic Services said: “I welcome Rami to his new adventure as CEO of AVI-AD. Rami has an impressive track record and rich management experience, and I am certain that he will bring with him a new spirit and momentum that will push the Company forward”. Cohen further added: “Marom joining the Company is an important reinforcement for us. Selecting him puts the emphasis on a man who will possess the characteristics, ability and experience that will be necessary for a CEO who will lead our Company in the coming years”.


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