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WebTrader Platform Goes Live Successfully Completing Vantage FX’s 2012 Expanded Offering

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SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — Following leading Forex provider Vantage FX’s successful beta-test of their new Vantage FX WebTrader Platform, the team has announced the platform is ready for live trading. Vantage FX clients will now be able to trade live on the new WebTrader Platform from any web browser, on any computer.
Testers of the new Vantage FX WebTrader Platform have provided positive feedback citing the ability to use the platform on the Safari browser and also how popular features from previous versions have been adapted to the new WebTrader, making an overall pleasing user experience.
“The feedback from testers and clients has been overwhelming so far,” said Antony Goddard, Managing Director at Vantage FX. “We are excited to break new ground and provide our clients with a web-based platform that has been built in-house by our own development team. This not only separates us from most MetaTrader brokers who use externally developed software, it gives us the ability to provide our clients and white-label partners with superior in-house support,” said Goddard.
The live release of Vantage FX’s WebTrader Platform coincides with the launch of the company’s recently redesigned website. Both the refreshed website and the new WebTrader Platform rounds out the company’s scheduled expanded product mix for the year. The two service offerings complement and support the brand’s redeveloped 2012 version of the Vantage FX MetaTrader 4, along with the fresh product offering of Binary Options.
Vantage FX’s WebTrader Platform provides:
Web trading for Mac, Linux & Windows
Completely verified connection to MetaQuotes’ MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Secure access wherever an internet connection exists
Live price monitoring via an advanced market watch
Real-time charting with advanced technical analysis & indicators
Free customization with simple ‘drag & drop’ control
14 different language options
No installation of software required
To try out the new Vantage FX WebTrader Platform, visit Current Vantage FX live account holders can just log in with their current MT4 account number and password. For traders who currently do not have a live account with Vantage FX, they can create a new demo account at
About Vantage FX
Vantage FX is an award winning Australian financial services firm providing online Forex trading capabilities to retail, high-net worth and institutional clients in globally. This year, Vantage FX is a winner of Best Forex Execution (Asia Pacific IB Times Trading Awards), Best Forex Broker & Forex Execution House – South East Asia (The DealMakers Annual Banking Awards) and Best Forex Broker Australasia (World Finance Foreign Exchange Awards).
Vantage FX is continually striving to provide a client-friendly, totally interactive Forex experience. As a team, we always look to innovate and take advantage of the latest technology, passing on benefits to our clients. Vantage FX is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Enfinium Pty Ltd (AFSL No. 322081) and regulated by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
For more information, please contact:
Rom Revita
Source: Vantage FX

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December 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

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INFRAWARE Rolls Out New Updates to Polaris Office for iOS, Adds New Features

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– Polaris Office offers enhanced stability and convenience with new features for iPhone and iPad users
– Polaris Office leads bring-your-own-device(BYOD) trend offering users ability to edit and create MS Office document
SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — INFRAWARE, an innovative mobile software and service company that helps people work and play better, announced today the 4.1.1 update to Polaris Office for its iPhone and iPad business application. With this latest upgrade, Polaris Office provides convenient and enhanced support by offering the followings:
“Auto-Save” function for automatic document save and recovery
Ability to link to other apps such as Evernote, Dropbox, and PDF Expert.
View through PDF, TOC
“Polaris Office is utilized in approximately 190 countries and is pre-installed in over 50% of Android smartphones globally, including in most flagship Android smart devices for viewing, editing and creating documents,” said Mr. Min Cheol Kwak, CEO of INFRAWARE. “As a leading provider of mobile solutions, we will continue to further strengthen our role in the mobile office market by creating innovative ways for users to improve their productivity in line with the rising BYOD trend.”
Polaris Office is the most optimized document solution to utilize Microsoft® Office on mobile devices. With the app, users can view, edit and create documents on their iPhone and iPad as well as most Android smart devices. This app also gives users access to some of the primary storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
It is currently available in the iTunes App Store for US$12.99, down from the original price of US$19.99. To download Polaris Office, visit
INFRAWARE (KOSDAQ: 041020) is an innovative mobile solution and service company. The company led the mobile web browser market during the feature phone era, providing its solution to phone markers like Samsung and LG. The experience became a cornerstone for the development of Polaris Office, allowing INFRAWARE to again make inroads in the mobile solution market. Additional information about INFRAWARE is available at /
Contact: Jee-Young Jung Jihye Seong
Manager /Product Planning Team Senior Associate
INFRAWARE Burson-Marsteller
Phone: +822-535-0478 Phone: +822-3782-6464
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December 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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The 24th Istanbul International Mothers Babies Children Products Fair Will Open its Doors in January 2013

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ISTANBUL/PRNewswire/ — The Istanbul International Mothers Babies Children Products Fair (MBCP) will open in four exhibition halls in Istanbul CNR Exhibition Center from January 17 to 20, 2013, with a total exhibition area of 37,000 square meters, 25% larger than 2012. The total exhibition space for clothing and accessories has grown a record-breaking 70% year-on-year increase.
Exhibition space is close to being sold out. More than 300 exhibitors and 500 brands have confirmed attendance. Brands include Pegperego, Avent, Chicco, Mamajoo, Tomy, Lamaze, Quinny, NUK, Graco, MAM, Medela, Britax, Romer, Koala, Bright Starts, Bugaboo, GRACO, Nuby, Maclaren, Maxi Cosi, Kraft, Nattou, Feber, Bremed, Losan, Mayoral and many more. More than 10,000 trade visitors and over 55,000 non-trade visitors from Turkey and abroad are expected to attend.
MBCP Fair is the biggest expo in Turkey dedicated to babies and children products and services. This is the third largest baby children fair in Europe. The event has continuously grown in the past 22 years. Product categories include baby and maternity care products, baby carriages, car seats and furniture, home textile, baby food and healthcare products, baby’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories, maternity clothing, underwear and accessories, toys, educational products and souvenirs.
MBCP Fair Istanbul is an excellent opportunity to find new sourcing partners and to present your brand in Turkey and beyond, including Russia and the Middle-East.
Turkey is the one of the countries with a young population that comprises 26% of total population. It is the second country in the world with a population increase of 1.2% after India (1.3%).The Turkish market for infant products grows at a rate of approximately 12% annually. If you want to explore the Turkish market, meet with quality suppliers, purchase the best children, baby and maternity products, and see the latest trends of the industry, MBCP is a must-attend event.
MBCP started to cooperate with the Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) this year, which is organized by UBM, the largest children baby maternity industry expo in the world.
Source: UBM China

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December 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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Fortis to Divest Stake in Dental Corporation to Bupa for Aus $ 270 Mn

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GURGAON, India/PRNewswire/ — Fortis Healthcare International Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare Ltd (Fortis Healthcare) today announced its decision to sell its 64 % stake in Dental Corporation Holdings Ltd (DC), Australia, to Bupa, for a consideration of Aus $ 270 Mn. The deal is expected to be completed in March 2013 subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals.
Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, Executive Chairman and Executive Vice Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “As a premier healthcare company we are quick to assess the competitive landscape, the opportunities for growth and emerging trends. We are decisive in our response and bold in our actions. The move is good for Fortis as it aligns the company with its current strategic priorities. This will help consolidate our presence as one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the region.”
Fortis had entered DC in Jan 2011 and has since added considerable value to the business growing it from 140 dental practices to 190 dental practices in Australia and New Zealand. The model however has remained confined to the two countries and in-spite of exploration and backing has found limited acceptance in other Fortis geographies, as originally envisaged.
The DC divestment is in line with Fortis’s strategic decision to focus on healthcare in Asia including India and on developing, staffing, operating and managing healthcare assets that cater to complex clinical work at the higher end of the medical delivery value spectrum.
The divestment will go towards further strengthening the Fortis balance sheet bringing it closer to its net debt to equity target ratio of 0.6x.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading, integrated healthcare delivery provider in Asia. The healthcare verticals of the company span diagnostics, primary care, day care specialty and hospitals, with an asset base in 11 countries, many of which represent the fastest-growing healthcare delivery markets in the world. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery network in Australia, Canada, UAE, Hong Kong, India, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam with 76 hospitals, over 12,000 beds, over 600 primary care centres, 194 day care specialty centres, over 240 diagnostic centres and a talent pool of over 23,000 people. Fortis Healthcare is driven by the vision of becoming a global leader in the integrated healthcare delivery space and the larger purpose of saving and enriching lives through clinical excellence.
For information please contact:

Raghu Kochar
Corporate Communications

Anurag Kalra
Investor Relations
Source: Fortis Healthcare

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December 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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World-class DIVING, RESORT & TRAVEL EXPO Opens at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre today to December 17

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HONG KONG, Dec. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — One of the largest gatherings for diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and anyone with a passion for the underwater world, the Diving, Resort & Travel Expo (“DRT Show”) is opened today at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Over the three-day show, a lineup of over 251 top-level exhibitors from 48 countries and regions including Europe, America, South Pacific and Asia, will be showcasing the latest diving equipment, water sports equipment, and dive resorts and travel information. The DRT show was honored to have Mr. Alex Wong, Chairman of Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA), Mr. Liu Gang, Chairman of Chinese Underwater Association (CUA), and the representatives of 12 Tourism Boards to officiate the opening ceremony.
Mr. Jason Chong, the Organizer of Diving, Resort & Travel Expo & Projector Director of LX Development Group Limited, said, ” The DRT show is aimed at fostering the development of the diving industry in Hong Kong & Asia whilst raising public awareness of marine conservation. The diving industry in Asia is gradually developing; and we had received an overwhelming response over the past two years with significant growth in the total number of exhibitors. We are glad to host the show for the third time in Hong Kong, providing an informative platform for diving and travel enthusiasts and specialists.”

Chong continued, “Hong Kong has a great potential for further development of its travel and tourism industry in view of its abundant tourism resources and travel lovers. We therefore plan to expand the scale of the Show and hold the first ‘Hong Kong International Travel Fair (HKITF)’ next year together with the DRT Show. The Fair will not only provide our exhibitors a larger platform to display their most innovative and advanced diving and water sports equipment and to advocate marine conservation, but also to hold more Tourism Fair, New Product Seminar, Travel Seminar, etc during the Fair. Latest travel information including island resorts, B & Bs, local specialties and cuisine, to name a few, will be added to facilitate the travel culture and exchange.”

Diving’s spotlight event for 3 consecutive years

The 2012 show is the third year the DRT show is taking place in Hong Kong, and it has become the most important and ‘must visit’ event in the field. This year, the show will continue to build on its prior success with a new venue at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. With the vast exhibiting area, exhibitor numbers double compared to last year.

This year’s show will be livelier than ever with an increasing number of participating tourism boards from world-class diving paradises around the globe, such as Fiji, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Palau, Philllipines, Malaysia, and Australia. It will also be the first time for Japan, Mexico and Yap Island to participate alongside other exhibitors. Exhibitors will be making exclusive offers during the DRT Show, while local diving travel agencies will also be offering special diving packages and one-stop reservation services for travel schedule and accommodation.

Informative Presentations Calls for Action on Marine Conservation

Aside from showcasing the latest diving equipment and travel information, there will be informative stage presentations covering a wide spectrum of interesting topics including a talk by Dr. Samuel Hung on the dwindling population of Chinese white dolphins; underwater photography by renowned underwater photographers, Mr. Stephen Wong & Ms. Takako Uno; and professional workshops by Mr. Rommy Cheung, Mr. Edmund Yiu, Mr. Andrew Couch, Mr. Andrew Georgitsis, Ms. Isabella Brown and many more.

For more information, please visit

About 3th Diving, Resort & Travel Expo

Opening Hour: December 15 – 12pm to 8pm
December 16 – 12pm to 7pm
December 17 – 12pm to 6pm
Fee: Free admission (by registration)

SOURCE﹛LX Development Group Limited

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December 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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David Woods to Begin as Managing Director Oikocredit

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AMERSFOORT, Netherlands/PRNewswire/ —
Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, will welcome Mr David Woods as its new managing director from 1 January 2013.
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Mr Woods’ appointment follows the pending retirement of Mr Ben Simmes, who has been with Oikocredit for sixteen years across a number of key roles.
Mr Woods has extensive international business and leadership experience, having held senior positions in the banking sector and as an advisory board member to the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Paris.
Oikocredit board president, Ms Salome Sengani, said the board was very pleased to have someone of Mr Woods’ experience join the organization.
“Mr Woods brings a wide range of skills and experience to the organization and we believe his diverse background across complex, multi-stakeholder environments will contribute positively to Oikocredit’s future,” Ms Sengani said.
As an Irish national who graduated from Harvard University, Mr Woods began his career with Royal Bank of Canada, where he held several positions before moving to Dutch based financial institution, ABN AMRO, where he stayed for twenty years.

His roles with ABN AMRO included global head of e-commerce for financial markets, country head for Japan and Sweden and later COO/CFO for the Middle East.
Before joining Oikocredit, Mr Woods held leadership positions in various financial organizations in the United Arab Emirates, including CEO of a regional investment bank.
His appointment as Oikocredit managing director will see Mr Simmes move to a new role in the microfinance sector as chairman of NPM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, in the Netherlands.
Mrs Sengani said Mr Simmes played a key role in developing and implementing Oikocredit’s social performance management strategy which strengthened Oikocredit’s reputation as a social organization.

“The board is grateful for the contributions Mr Simmes made over his time with Oikocredit and wish him every success with his new endeavours during retirement,” added Ms Sengani.

Oikocredit is one of the world’s largest sources of private funding to the microfinance sector, providing credit and equity to small businesses through microfinance institutions across the developing world and directly to trade cooperatives, fair trade organizations and small-to-medium sized enterprises.
Source: Oikocredit

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December 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

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Sigue Corporation Introduces New Logo

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(For the Non-Americas Corridors)
Sigue Money Transfer
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Sigue Corporation (“Sigue”) announced today a new logo “Sigue Money Transfer,” which will replace Coinstar Money Transfer, operating as Sigue’s international brand focused on non-Latin American transactions.
“We are excited and enthusiastic to announce Sigue Money Transfer as our new global brand servicing our non-Latin American customers. This marks a new chapter in our evolution as a global company. We are focused and determined in strengthening Sigue into a worldwide name,” said Guillermo de la Vina, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sigue Corporation. The new logo is stronger and cleaner symbolizing longevity and trust to our current and new customers.
“With this newly released logo, agents and customers will continue to enjoy excellent service with the added benefit of an expanded and established global network in 145 countries, on 6 continents, and thousands of locations worldwide,” continued Mr. de la Vina. “Our promise is, to continue to work with banking and strategic partners all over the world, so that together, we will continue to provide excellent customer service with care and respect.”
In the coming weeks the company is launching an exciting campaign to transition to our new logo and bringing awareness to our customers and partners across the globe, added the CEO.
About Sigue Corporation
Headquartered in Sylmar, California, Sigue is a leading global money transfer company with highly recognized and trusted brands and a reputation for providing excellent and personalized services in approximately 145 countries, on 6 continents, through an extensive and established global network. For additional information about Sigue, visit
Contact: Carmen Estrada
Source: Sigue Corporation

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December 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

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How to Trade Gold and Silver with Simplicity and Efficiency – The FOREX CLUB WAY

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MOSCOW, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

Consumers who are novice or intermediate traders can now trade precious metals, securely, simply and with support, using the StartFX 2 educational-based trading platform

FOREX CLUB, a leading online broker[1], today announces that inexperienced and intermediate traders who would like to trade gold and silver easily and efficiently, on a secure, easy-to-use platform, can now do so on StartFX 2. This is the only platform available in retail FX that combines dedicated simultaneous learning and trading for its client users. While there may be competitor platforms that are easy for clients, and others that are highly functional, FOREX CLUB stakes a claim for being the only platform purpose-built for beginning and intermediate traders and that genuinely combines easy-to-use functionality with the ability to grow and advance dependent on each client’s own trading experience and learning curve.

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The platform is specifically designed to provide novice and intermediate traders with a step-by-step educational guide to help them trade safely and within the bounds of their expertise.

Any consumer who has ever wanted to trade gold or silver – or consider it as a potentially significant investment – can now take advantage of the precious metals’ price volatility (the strongest variable in trading), while minimising risk due to their trading inexperience and ensure at the same time they are able to learn to trade efficiently.

One of the key advantages of trading with gold and silver is the use of trend-following techniques and in-channel strategies that provide a wealth of analytical information on gold prices. The significant increases in gold and silver prices since 2009 have meant the use of the “Buy and Hold” trading strategy has soared.

Accessibility to commodities trading will also allow more experienced traders to enhance their list of trading tools, allowing greater risk diversification options.

In line with FOREX CLUB’s strategy to introduce more consumers to the benefits of FX and other trading, StartFX 2 has been designed to provide consumers who are beginners or intermediate with

a real-life trading scenario, in which they can hone the skills required to become a successful currency trader before moving onto the real thing. They can do this with demo accounts or in-real-time in a live account.

Other key StartFX 2 features:

Built in trading wizard that guides investors through every trade
Multi-level structure provides traders with additional functions in line with their experience level
Two ways to trade: instant execution or request for quote
No spreads
Instant commission returns on unprofitable trades
Dow Jones streaming news
Practice mode on weekends.

1. FOREX CLUB was ranked number 10 out of the 44 individually named global brokers by retail forex volume in Forex Magnates’ Q3 2012 Industry Report.

You can download FOREX CLUB’s StartFX 2 demo and/or live trading account.

About FOREX CLUB Group of Companies

For more information about FOREX CLUB, please click on this link.

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December 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

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DHL Supply Chain Develops Eco-friendly Packing Material “Multi-purpose Returnable Container”

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

— Signs on Fujitsu IA server repair service using new containers
— Achieved 2.5 times greater load capacity and 100 times stronger
durability with 50% reduced packing material weight
— Reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 4 tons per annum compared
to previous packing material
— Eco-friendly packaging material to be offered to customers
across Asia Pacific

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company today announced that its Supply Chain division in Japan has developed “Multipurpose Returnable Containers (MRC)” that can reduce the environmental footprint during shipping of precision equipment by reusing the containers multiple times. Under a three-year agreement with DHL Supply Chain Japan, the container will be used in Fujitsu Limited’s IA server repair service. DHL Supply Chain manages over 55 packaging operations across Asia Pacific, and the eco-friendly packing materials made in Japan will also be offered to customers in other markets with similar needs.

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An international patent for this container is currently being filed for the “Multipurpose Returnable Container” developed by the DHL Supply Chain with support from Fujitsu. The containers were developed to promote the 3R principle — to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — while minimizing shocks and vibrations during shipping, with a particular focus on durability, work efficiency, versatility, and load efficiency. The containers use a special technology to improve fortitude by trapping air within the two layers of urethane film used for shock absorption. By using hardboards made of recycled paper for the frame supporting the urethane film, the weight of the container itself was reduced to 5kg, approximately 50% less than the weight of previous containers. Additionally, these containers achieved a maximum load capacity of 50kg, or 2.5 times that of previous containers, as well as a durability that allows for reuse up to 100 times.

Previously, cardboard and foam absorption materials were used when shipping precision equipment such as servers and storage devices were disposed after just one use, which incurred costs for recycling. The successful development of these returnable containers means reduction of approximately 4 tons of CO2 emissions and 3.7 tons of packing materials annually in the delivery process for IA server repair services ordered from Fujitsu. Consequently, this results in a reduced environmental footprint.

Easily Customizable Containers: Reduces Fujitsu’s 50 types of packaging

Furthermore, these “Multipurpose Returnable Containers” are highly versatile and can be used for products in various sizes by simply adding some auxiliary components. The versatility of these containers means that the more than 50 types of foam absorption materials that had been individually designed for each Fujitsu product are no longer necessary. The new containers can also be folded to half their original size, taking up less room when they are not in use. Designed for ease of assembly, these containers were developed taking load efficiency into consideration which ensures that they can be built up to 2 meters tall to fit the height of truck containers. The seals for these containers are also specially designed to leave a clear mark on the labels if they are opened — an enhanced security feature.

Shuichi Kawamura, President of DHL Supply Chain, said, “By providing eco-friendly packing solutions, we are supporting our customers’ promotion of environmental management in their transportation requirements. As a global leader in the logistics industry, we continue to develop solutions and services by offering added value to support our customers’ business.”

Jerome Gillet, Vice President of Consumer and Packaging, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific said, “With the strength of our Japan Team in eco-packaging and packaging design and an increasing demand for more sustainable and cost effective packaging solutions from our customers, we will offer many innovations in the coming years in multi-purpose and customized reusable containers.”

In 2011, DHL Supply Chain Japan leveraged its internal packing material design division to jointly develop the eco-friendly and reusable packing material “2-meter version of GreenEcoBelt” (Note 1) with EcoBiz for the transport of Fujitsu laptops. DHL strives to further expand the scope of new supply chain services with value added products that emphasis sustainability.

Note 1: The “2-meter version of GreenEcoBelt”, developed by DHL together with EcoBiz in November 2011, is an eco-friendly and reusable packing material for tall freight transport of precision equipments such as laptops PCs.
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.

Media Contact:

DHL Asia Pacific & EEMEA
Corporate Communications and Responsibility
Anita Gupta
Tel: +65-6771-3333
Fax: +65-6771-3322

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December 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

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