Done deals – March/April 2011

by MM&D staff


  • BMW has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a three-year contract to manage its Vancouver-based Regional Distribution Centre. The DC serves BMW dealers in western Canada. Kuehne + Nagel is providing a more than 88,000sqf warehouse, which can be expanded up to 108,000sqf. The site holds about 32,000 SKUs, stored in a three-storey mezzanine with shelving, cantilever and pallet racking.
  • Vancouver-based Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership and Teck have renewed an agreement for coal shipments. Teck will ship coal volumes of not less than 16 million tonnes per coal-contract year, increasing to 17 million tonnes with the possibility to do more—all at fixed rates through Westshore. The agreement will run for four years from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2016.
  • Intermountain Healthcare, a $4.3 billion nonprofit health system, has selected Montreal-based TECSYS’s supply chain management solutions for its Hospital Supply Network that will enable Intermountain’s transformation to a self-distribution model.
  • Subject to the approval of the Norwegian competition authorities, Panalpina will acquire 100 percent of Grieg Logistics, which has 14 locations offering freight forwarding, domestic transportation, warehousing, distribution and customs clearance. All of the approximately 100 employees in the Grieg Logistics will remain with the company. Grieg Logistics’s CEO, Rune Birkeland, will support a seamless transition of Grieg Logistics core businesses into Panalpina’s current Norway organization while remaining with the Grieg Group. The acquired entity will trade under “Panalpina Grieg” for an interim period.