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Bulk Carrier Day Activities Planned for June

Carriers, shippers, and receivers of liquid and dry bulk materials will convene for the 34th annual Bulk Carrier Day show and dinner June 5, 2001, at the Pines Manor banquet facility in Edison NJ. The show will contain carrier and shipper product exhibits, and the dinner will feature an awards presentation and company banner display.

All proceeds enable annual gifts to the Deborah Hospital and Saint Barnabas Burn Center foundations. For more information, contact the Bulk Carrier Day Committee, PO Box 25, Woodbridge NJ 07095; or phone Kara Gerace at 732-324-8181. Committee Chairperson Gerace also can be faxed at 732-324-7797 or e-mailed at [email protected].

NITL, CLM Will Jointly Sponsor Seminar

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and Council of Logistics Management (CLM) will jointly sponsor a seminar on the global transportation industry May 18, 2001, at the Renaissance Hotel in Bedford MA.

Entitled “State of the Global Transportation Industry,” the seminar will cover road, rail/intermodal, air, and ocean transportation methods and trends. A panel will discuss economic implications for shippers using these services.

Keynote speaker will be Yossi Sheffi, chairman of Logistics.com and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Transportation Studies.

For more information, phone David Jacoby at 781-283-5788.

D/C Expo to Showcase High-Tech Tools

This year's Distribution/Computer Expo & Seminar features sessions on e-commerce and supply chain management, as well as warehousing, distribution, transportation, bar codes, and logistics. Seminars are planned for May 22-23; the expo is set for May 23-24; both events take place at Chicago IL's Navy Pier.

Concurrent with this year's expo, the seminars showcase 61 educational sessions on the latest technologies and practices. Included are 27 sessions devoted to e-business, e-commerce supply chain, and Internet-enabled logistics. Another 15 sessions focus on supply chain management and execution.

Jim Tompkins, president and founder of Tompkins and Associates, will give the first of two keynote presentations. He will speak on “No Boundaries — Moving Beyond Supply Chain Management.” The second keynote, delivered by Dennis Eskow and Mark Grantz, reveals details of a research report on the future of logistics. Eskow and Grantz are editors of Consumer Goods Technology News.

The expo is expected to feature more than 220 exhibitors of 1,000-plus computer programs, systems, and services.

Full details are available in a full-color brochure. To obtain one, phone 800-338-4112 or 610-458-6410, or e-mail with name and address to [email protected]. Complete details are also on the Internet at www.logistar2.com; or by contacting C S Report, PO Box 696, Uwchland PA 19480.

Emergency Response Workshop Scheduled

The Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold an open-enrollment tank truck emergency response workshop May 19-20, 2001, in Houston TX. Class size is limited, and registrations after April 19 will be accepted if seats remain available. The standard registration fee is $399.

For more information, contact Dave Wolfe, Safe Transportation Training Specialists, 9850 N Michigan Rd, Suite B, Carmel IN 46032; phone 877-330-7887; fax 317-879-1458; e-mail: [email protected]; or access the web site at www.safetransportation.com.

TTS Expands Directory of Shippers Edition

The 2000-2001 edition of The Directory of Shippers, expanded to include intelligence on 15,000 logistics executives, is available from Transportation Technical Services (TTS). More than 13,500 high- and intermediate-volume shippers are included.

A research, marketing, and sales tool for trucking companies and third-party logistics firms, the directory now reflects company revenues and/or number of persons employed by the firm. Also provided are name and title of decisionmaker, company, address, phone and fax number, plus definitive Standard Industrial Classifications down to the four-digit level. New with this year's edition are more than 1,700 personal e-mail addresses and 2,200 web sites. The directory's main state/company alpha section, plus ZIP code and SIC indexes, speed identification of new customer prospects.

The 1,014-page print copy is $179; a $495 CD-ROM version comes in DBF format compatible with popular software. The user can view, sort, select, and analyze data, plus create personalized letters, mail labels, or perform telemarketing. A reference print copy is included with CD-ROM orders.

Phone TTS at 888-ONLY-TTS for sample page and summary tables or order from its web site at www.ttstrucks.com.

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