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Second Annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Exhibition to Showcase Cruise Destinations, Products and Services

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HAMILTON, N.J., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The second annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific exhibition will showcase leading regional cruise destinations and new maritime products and services Sept. 17-18, at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore.

Presented by the organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier annual event for the global cruise industry, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 will feature exhibitors including national tourism organizations and companies from the information and technology, ship equipment, safety, security, crew management and hotel operations categories.

On display will be new products, services and tourism destinations targeted to meet the needs of cruise industry buyers in the rapidly developing pan-Asian cruise tourism market.

Exhibitor Amadeus will present its new cruise passenger-booking tool.

“The system is a powerful marketing and booking tool for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer websites,” said Axel Erpenbach, Amadeus business development manager. “The content is enriched by a variety of important and exclusive products that can be booked offline, rounding up the customer’s shopping experience and offering practically 95 percent of all cruises worldwide.”

Tourism Western Australia is another new exhibitor this year. Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Buckland said the agency is leading an Australian delegation to the conference to raise awareness of Western Australian State’s eight cruise destinations.

“Western Australia’s geographic position and proximity to Southeast Asia makes it an attractive destination for cruise ships traveling through the region,” said Buckland.

First-time exhibitor Aerobytes Marine is showing its bridge operational quality assurance safety product that enables proactive, real-time monitoring of vessels globally across an entire fleet.

Additional exhibiting companies include Sembawang Shipyard, Philippine Department of Tourism, Malaysia Tourism Board, Taipei City Government, Royal Haskoning, Adonis AS, TEAM Ports & Maritime, Indonesia Ministry of Tourism, Maritime Communications Partner, SATS-Creuers, Singapore Tourism Board, ICF International, Latitude 1 Maritime, Angliss Singapore, Brunei Tourism Ministry, Micronesian Cruise Association and The Park Regis Singapore.

Information about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

About Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is an annual event organized by UBM, organizer of cruise and maritime events including Cruise Shipping Miami, Seatrade Med, Marintec China, Naval Shore and Sea Japan. Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is supported by Asia Cruise Association, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, International Cruise Council Australia and has the exclusive support of Cruise Lines International Association, the global marketing and communications organization for the cruise industry.

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Exhibit sales: Richard Regan, +1-609-759-4742

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Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Contact: Allison Dowd, Cruise Shipping Portfolio Brand Marketing Manager, +1-609-759-4702;

Media Contact: Buck Banks, +305-461-3300;

Cruise Shipping Portfolio ( The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, Seatrade Med and an array of digital products including webinars and Cruise Shipping Virtual online tradeshows. Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world’s premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 900 exhibiting companies from 120 countries. Focused on the emerging pan-Asia region, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific’s tradeshow, conference and social program are the gateway to tomorrow’s marketplace. Seatrade Med’s exhibition, conference, travel agent training and social events constitute the Mediterranean region’s largest cruise gathering. Using cutting-edge technology, Cruise Shipping Virtual’s online events include educational and networking virtual tradeshows and webinars accessible via computer.

UBM Live is a division of UBM plc, a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM Live offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their specific business communities. For more information, visit

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia. UBM Asia has more than 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in China and India, the company stages leading events across Asia. UBM Asia has 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, from Japan to Turkey.

SOURCE﹛Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

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August 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

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DHL Launches 8th Global Multinational Gateway in Busan

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New half a million Euro facility launches 13 direct LCL services saving customers up to seven days transit time
SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has launched its 8th Global Multinational Gateway in the South Korean port of Busan. The hub enables DHL to launch 13 new cost-effective Less than Container Load (LCL) (Note 1) services, adding to the existing 13 services offered. Operated and managed wholly in-house by DHL, customers enjoy total visibility over shipments on some of the busiest trade routes in the world and reductions in transit times of up to one week.

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Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said, “Busan’s location between Japan and China makes it an ideal transshipment point for cargo moving to the Americas from North Asia. According to some industry reports, we will see trade between Asia and North America grow almost 5 per cent in 2013 and over 5 per cent in 2014 (Note 2). The launch of DHL’s 8th Global Multinational Gateway in Busan puts us in prime position to take advantage of that growth potential. In addition to the 13 new services that will be introduced with the opening of this facility, we plan to launch another 20 new direct LCL services out of South Korea over the next year.”

Added SP Song, Country Manager, South Korea, DHL Global Forwarding, “The 13 new LCL services we are introducing to the market consolidates shipments from five North Asian origins such as Dalian, Xingang and Qingdao in China, Hakata in Japan, and Busan in South Korea. The consolidated shipments are then delivered to eight countries in the Americas, namely the USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, and Argentina. With the new Gateway, DHL not only gives our customers more trading opportunities, we also give them peace of mind over their shipments – we are one of the first logistics players in South Korea to wholly own and operate our LCL services end-to-end, guaranteeing full visibility over these shipments.”

DHL has invested approximately half a million Euros in the setup of the Busan Multinational Gateway, which shortens transit times for customers and businesses in Japan, South Korea and China, and helps them foster better relations with customers and partners in the Americas. Previously shipments were routed through the Hong Kong Multinational Gateway. With the shorter feeder distance to South Korea from Japan and China, and the decreased transit time for shipments in South Korea, DHL is offers a more carbon efficient and environment friendly solution for customers.

Said Marc Meier, Global Head, LCL Management, DHL Global Forwarding, “Analysts project the logistics industry in Asia Pacific to record double-digit growth increases over the next three years (Note 3). With increasing integration and free trade agreements, DHL understands that customers need service providers to create infrastructure and services that offer single market simplicity, speed and service. DHL’s strategically sited multinational gateways allow us to offer customers fast and flexible access to a network that spans the globe with consolidation services and consignment visibility that are unrivalled.”

DHL Global Forwarding operates eight Global Multinational Gateways including four in Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Busan, Singapore, Colombo), three in Europe (Bremen, Antwerp, Koper) and one in the Americas (Los Angeles).

All LCL services are accompanied by DHL’s first-class IT solutions, such as DHL Track & Trace and other tools, to allow full visibility throughout the whole supply chain. For complete peace of mind, DHL also provides insurance services to customers as a value-added service. DHL’s Shippers Interest Insurance (SII) covers losses or damages of all cargo transported by DHL, as well as transportation costs.

As a global leader in LCL, DHL provides a robust in-house LCL offering that is built upon the concept of National and Multinational Gateways. DHL carries more than 97 per cent of its total volumes in-house. The in-house systems and strong global network enables the control of cargo and information flow, increasing speed, accuracy, cost efficiency and reliability. Going beyond port to port, DHL local experts ensure controlled and timely customs clearance of their freight. Meanwhile, customers are provided with a choice of ocean freight management systems that control their shipping transactions and give full tracking visibility.


1. Less than Container Load (LCL) refers to smaller amounts of ocean freight cargo that are insufficient to fill a Full Container Load (FCL) on its own. The service is widely used by customers across many industries as it offers greater flexibility in the management of supply chains by being able to ship smaller quantities on a timelier basis.
3. According to a report from Transport Intelligence as mentioned in “2012 Business Outlook – DHL Asia”,—dhl-asia

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion euros in 2011.

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August 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

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