Inside Logistics

Done Deals – July/August 2010


August 24, 2010
by MM&D Staff

MOL has selected Waterloo, Ontario-based Descartes Systems Group to help manage its container division’s European Union import control system Customs filings. Descartes will help manage import security filings into Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, France, Spain and Italy.

Montreal, Quebec-headquartered SNC-Lavalin has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for global logistics services related to its 785-million Euro project with Sonatrach, Algeria’s national oil and gas company. The agreement covers the complete logistics services for the construction material and equipment in connection with the project. Kuehne + Nagel is delivering the services in co-operation with its Tunisian partner SMTI Transport & Logistics.

Plug Power Inc and Ballard Power Systems Inc have extended their existing supply agreement. Ballard will remain the exclusive supplier of fuel cell stacks for Plug Power’s full suite of GenDrive power units. Plug Power will become the exclusive systems integrator for Ballard’s fuel cell stack into solutions addressing the material handling market in North America. Plug Power Inc has also announced that its GenDrive fuel cell units will power Walmart Canada’s fleet of electric lift trucks at the company’s sustainable refrigerated distribution centre in Alberta.

TransForce Inc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an equity interest in EnQuest Energy Services Corp of Calgary, Alberta. The deal includes all of the oilfield transportation assets of EnQuest’s operating subsidiaries, including Speedy Heavy Hauling Inc.

Con-way Freight of Ann Arbor, Michigan has expanded its relationship with Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. Con-way will now provide all less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carriage for Caterpillar from 27 US states, as well as service into and out of Canada and Mexico. Con-way has provided LTL services to Caterpillar since 2009.

APL Logistics and Japan’s Sumitomo Warehouse Co have formed an alliance to jointly market global supply chain services. Under the agreement Sumitomo will offer its logistics capabilities in Japan to APL Logistics customers. In turn, APL Logistics will make its global services available to Sumitomo customers.