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APPOINTMENTS & EVENTS

Mitsui OSK Lines (Asia) announced the appointment of Michael P Y Goh (left) as the new Deputy Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer. Goh began his career in international shipping in 1969 with APL Ltd. He was also CEO for Trans Pacific Lines, Ltd and was a member of the Board of Directors and Business Advisor of its related companies before joining MOL. Hideyuki Sadamatsu, Managing Director of MOL Asia, said, "Mr. Goh has in depth global shipping and transportation's expertise over 30 years. With his experience and skills on business strategies

and planning, sales, operations and financial management, he will bring a new perspective to the business and we believe his participation will add new strength and further improvement in our liner and logistics area." MOL's representative office was opened in Hong Kong during 1901 and having steadily developed the business, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (HK) Ltd. was established in 1971. It was further re-organized into a Regional Headquarter in 1998 with a new name of Mitsui OSK Lines (Asia) Ltd. As a Regional Headquarter, MOL Asia now manages container liner operations including total logistic services and other related business.

FedEx Express (FedEx) has appointed Dennice Wilson (right) as Vice President of FedEx Supply Chain Solutions, Asia Pacific. She is tasked with implementing FedEx's overall strategy in providing total supply chain solutions to enhance the business processes of multinational corporations. With 18 years of experience at Federal Express, Ms. Wilson brings to the position a strong planning and operations background and an extensive knowledge of Asia. Previously, she has served in several Managing Director positions in the areas of operations and planning and engineering for FedEx's South Pacific region.

Panalpina Group successfully implemented its new regional management structure at the beginning of the year. The new structure is geared towards customer service and process optimization. Four Regional Centers with responsibility for their own financial performance will maximize customer focus while minimizing response times. The Group's new organizational structure distinguishes between regions and core activities. The reorganization has also been motivated by the need to bundle the Group's global goods flows, to optimize interfaces and processes and to standardize products. The Regional Centers?Chief Executive Officers who are also members of the Group's Executive Board are: Gustav Zschiesche (Europe), Christian Ryser (Americas), Lars-Ola Gunnarsson (Asia Pacific) and Joerg Eggenberger (Africa, Middle East, CIS, Central Asia). The Managing Directors of ASB-Air, Remo Eigenmann, and ASB-Sea, Thomas EisenblStter, report directly to Group CEO Bruno Sidler. Also reporting directly to Bruno Sidler are the Corporate Functions, which include Global Accounts and Group Logistics. ASB-Air, the former SwissGlobalCargo, is Panalpina's inhouse carrier for time-definite and traditional airfreight services.

U-Freight Logistics, Inc is a new dedicated logistics subsidiary of U-Freight America, and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, at the heart of Silicon Valley. U-Freight Logistics will be responsible for developing full scale logistics for the U-Freight Group. It will be headed by Jon Whiteman as President. He comes to U-Freight with tremendous knowledge of the supply chain arena having spent the last 25 years in the semiconductor industry. He has in-depth experience in building and relocating global logistics centers throughout Asia. Such experience leaves him well positioned to assist shippers in the electronics industry to meet the logistics challenges associated with supplying global markets. In addition, Keith Price joins Whiteman's team at U-Freight Logistics as Director of Sales and Marketing. Keith has spent 20 years in the semiconductor industry and has considerable supply chain management experience with several top Silicon Valley companies, Keith will target manufacturers of capital equipment moving equipment/spares on a global basis. U-Freight Logistics will actively pursue new business by offering shippers customized solutions for total supply chain management activities. The cornerstone of the new U-Freight Logistics operation will be the U-Freight Group's highly developed communications systems, which can give customers full visibility and management functionality over their supply chains, whether their goods are in transit, storage or already part of the production cycle.

Norman Li of the State of Illinois Southeast Office has been re-elected as the President of the United States & Ports Association in Hong Kong (www.USSPAhk.org). Also re-elected are Shirley Co. of the State of Ohio, Office of East & Southeast, and Edward Yau of the Port of Long Beach Representative Office in Hong Kong as Vice President and the Treasurer/Port Coordinator of the Association. The US States & Ports Association was officially established in October 1989 in Hong Kong for the purpose of promoting trade development, investment and to increase business activities between the US, Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia. The Association also provides a forum to promote the interest and views of its members and encourages companies in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia region to turn to the Association or its individual members when pursuing trade, investment, tourism and transportation ventures in the US.

Steven R Blust has been nominated by President Bush to the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). It is expected that Blust upon confirmation will assume the chairmanship of the Commission, replacing Harold J Creel, Jr. Creel remains a member of the body, and has several years remaining in his current term. Blust has a strong background in the maritime industry. He is President and Chief Executive of Bay International Terminals in Tampa, Florida and was Vice President of Lykes Brothers Steamship Co. Blust is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy.

Rutges Cargo, European air cargo trucking and security transport specialist, has appointed Jenny Holdaway (right) as UK Station Manager. Based at the Heathrow Airport office, she reports to Jason Breakwell, Commercial Manager. Holdaway joins Rutges Cargo from freight forwarding company, ACC, where she spent nine years working at its Kent headquarters and then set up and managed its London Heathrow branch. In her new role, Holdaway will be responsible for sales, services, administration and business development. Rutges Cargo is based in

Amsterdam and has offices in Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden and the UK. It operates a fleet of more than 120 vehicles and specialises in providing transport solutions for air cargo and perishable commodities. Rutges Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wim Bosman Group, a leading logistics service provider with a network of integrated warehouse and transport operations in Europe.