Global Focus

by MM&D staff


3PL opens facility in Ireland

New Breed Logistics has opened a manufacturing support facility in Belfast, Ireland to support the assembly of the advanced composite wings for Bombardier’s new CSeries aircraft. New Breed, a North Carolina-based provider of outsourced logistics services and supply chain consulting, will provide services to Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast including kitting for the CSeries aircraft wings, as well as kit engineering and production and some inbound transportation management. New Breed’s aerospace business intelligence solutions will help provide visibility of orders, inventory availability, performance metrics and service levels.

Menlo expands in Singapore

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc, is expanding its presence in Singapore with a new 400,000sqf warehousing and retail distribution management centre. The company already has seven facilities in the country, which support the supply chain operations of customers in aerospace, retail consumer electronics and apparel, automotive, wine and spirits, chemical and industrial products businesses. The new centre will feature a building design and construction materials that emphasize environmental sustainability and high levels of energy and water efficiency.

Maersk joins World Ocean Council

AP Moller–Maersk has joined the World Ocean Council to support the organization’s efforts to promote sustainable development and stewardship through collaboration across private sector industries. Maersk, which operates mainly in the shipping and energy industries, says its environmental strategy pledges to protect marine environments and biodiversity, as well as reducing the impacts of operations at sea.