Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CEVA Logistics Having A VERY Good Week

Supply Chain Company wins two new contracts and award
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRALIA / ITALY/ UK - Global supply chain management company CEVA Logistics have started this week with a bang. The company has been awarded two valuable logistics contracts and won an award for its innovation in improving its carbon footprint.

In Australia CEVA has won a support contract with Baker Hughes, a global oilfield service company. Under the contract, CEVA will be responsible for the management of all customs clearance, de-stuffing of containers and loose product deliveries to Baker Hughes’ operations.

In addition, CEVA will also be responsible for line haul operations along the West Australian coast, drill bit cleaning and preparation, together with a range of wharf services, including break bulk.

Howard Critchley, Managing Director of CEVA Australia, said: “Signing the new agreement with Baker Hughes boosts our profile as the leading logistics provider of oil and gas spare parts within the region and further enhances the company’s sector presence and regional capabilities. Importantly, CEVA’s office in Perth, Western Australia, will become the control centre for all Baker Hughes activities.”

In Italy, the company has secured a three year extension of its partnership with BTCESAB, a forklift truck manufacturer in Italy which is merging with Toyota Forklift Italy.

The contract will see CEVA become Toyota Material Handling Italy’s exclusive logistics provider, assuming responsibility for the management of the entire distribution supply chain for the next three years.

In the UK, CEVA Logistics was awarded the E.ON UK Changing Energy People & Culture Supplier Award at its Supplier Conference. The award recognises CEVA’s excellence in delivering a collaborative and strategic approach for E.ON’s Logistics’ operation.

A key criterion of the award was CEVA’s contribution to “changing energy” as it developed an energy footprint tool which monitored carbon emissions and facilitated carbon reduction across the supply chain.

Malcolm Russell, Networks Logistics Manager for E.ON said: "In CEVA, we have a strong partner which helps us provide our customers with a high quality service. As we continue to work together to introduce new strategies which benefit our customers, our 11 year relationship goes from strength-to-strength. CEVA has made excellent progress with its carbon footprint reduction initiatives and accident reduction programmes.”

Andy Fitt, Operations Director at CEVA Logistics UK said: “We are extremely pleased that E.ON has recognised CEVA in its supplier awards programme. We are proud of the work we do with E.ON and are delighted to be part of their continued success story.”