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Assiduus Accelerates International Growth, Expands into South America

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Assiduus, a renowned innovator and leader in multi-market ecommerce distribution, has announced its expansion into South America. With the expansion, Assiduus expects to capitalize on the region's booming ecommerce market and empower non-LatAm brands to reach millions of potential customers across South America. Despite being a rapidly growing market, South America remains under-penetrated for non-regional brands. However, Assiduus believes there is a huge appetite for international brands, particularly those of US origin. Market data suggests that ecommerce sales in Latin America are expected to rise to $160 billion by 2025. With the current growth rate, others are even more bullish, forecasting the surge to be up to $200 billion by the end of 2025. Hence, Assiduus does not just look forward to entering another market but also to opening up a unique opportunity for brands globally. Founder and CEO of Assiduus, Somdutta Singh, is confident that this expansion will be a game-changer for brands in the region and play a pivotal role in Assiduus’ growth trajectory. By establishing a presence in South America, the company looks forward to expanding its client offerings and base and solidifying its position as the leading global ecommerce accelerator: “ South America represents a vibrant landscape for ecommerce. We're excited to empower brands and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to grow their business with Assiduus and deliver great value and a convenient shopping experience for customers across South America. We’re providing our industry-leading expertise to brands, enabling them to navigate complexities like global logistics and fulfillment, access to buyer data and analytics, marketplace and inventory optimization across global platforms. This empowers brands to focus on what they do best – creating exceptional products for global audiences. ” Assiduus also looks forward to benefiting South American consumers by facilitating access to a wider variety of quality products. Their commitment to facilitating a smooth shopping experience ensures a convenient journey for customers across the region, making it easier than ever to discover and purchase their desired brands. About Assiduus Assiduus is headquartered in Delaware, US, and covers markets in North America (US & Canada), Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. They are one of the frontrunners of tech-powered cross-border ecommerce distribution, and their full-stack middleware empowers brands to navigate the complexities of global distribution and supply chain management end-to-end via one platform. Assiduus solves the five key entry barriers and challenges for consumer brands to enter, sell, and scale in a market - navigating product licensing and import regulation, data-led inventory forecasting and planning, multi-platform integration, distribution and supply chain, and access to data and analytics. Since its inception in 2018, Assiduus has grown significantly, managing over $450+ million in GMV. Recognized by Inc 5000 as a Top 600 company in 2021 and ranked No. 8 in Deloitte Fast 50 in 2022, Assiduus has partnered with leading Fortune 500 companies as a global ecommerce distribution and supply chain enabler to help them optimize and scale their ecommerce business. Contact Details Hardik Jaisingh Assiduus hardik.jaisingh@assiduusglobal.com Company Website https://www.assiduusglobal.com/

June 06, 2024 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ocean Power Technologies Secures Contract for WAM-V to Offshore Contractor in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Ocean Power Technologies CEO Philipp Stratmann joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce that the company has secured a contract to deliver a WAM-V (Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel) to an Offshore Construction Contractor. The contract entails providing a spare vehicle system that can be assembled onsite. This WAM-V will be utilized to provide survey services for an offshore dredging project in Sub-Saharan Africa. Stratmann highlighted that this award builds on the recent commercial success of OPT’s vehicles in the offshore construction and energy industries. The contract also supports the company's recent expansion into Latin America, a region with a vibrant offshore energy industry. Additionally, the company is exploring the potential for ocean security applications. This contract marks a significant milestone for Ocean Power Technologies, reinforcing its position in the global offshore market and demonstrating the growing demand for its innovative WAM-V technology. The company's strategic focus on expanding its geographical footprint and diversifying its applications underscores its commitment to driving growth and delivering advanced solutions for offshore operations. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

June 05, 2024 01:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mphasis and Classiq Partner to Drive Quantum Innovation

Classiq Technologies

Mphasis, (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced its strategic partnership with Classiq, a leading quantum software company to demonstrate and commercialize industry solutions powered by Quantum. The strategic partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of quantum solutions for enterprises by integrating them into its operations. The collaboration is committed to fostering innovation and redefining technological boundaries and paving the way for a quantum-powered future. Classiq leads in quantum computing software and has developed a platform for faster and more efficient quantum algorithm design. Mphasis will focus on building industry solutions in sectors such as BFSI, Lifesciences, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, Chemistry, utilizing these advanced algorithms. By leveraging Classiq’s quantum platform, Mphasis will develop industry-specific intellectual properties (IPs) and will also jointly market and implement customer IPs, execute customer projects, and provide support for the commercialization of Classiq’s platform and IPs. Additionally, Mphasis’ Quantum Initiative, launched in 2020 within the Applied R&D division, NEXT Labs, aims to facilitate our client's transition to the quantum era. The adoption model comprises awareness-building, assessment, and consulting workshops, as well as the development and implementation of quantum solutions in key domains such as optimization, artificial intelligence, simulation, and cybersecurity. Within the realm of quantum computing, the company’s priorities include applied research, the creation of industry-specific solutions and intellectual properties, thought leadership dissemination, building robust partnerships, and leveraging a design thinking approach to drive adoption. “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Classiq and leveraging their expertise to unlock the vast potential of quantum computing. This partnership enables us to combine our industry knowledge with cutting-edge quantum technology, to innovative solutions tailored to our clients' needs. Together we hope to lead the way in initiating and implementing state-of-the-art quantum solutions that redefine the boundaries of our field," said Srikumar Ramanathan, Chief Solutions Officer, Mphasis. "Classiq is proud to be partnering with Mphasis to support scalable enterprise quantum computing software development. Together we combine depth of industry domain knowledge and quantum expertise with the technology needed to implement sophisticated optimized quantum computing programs for our clients," said Nir Minerbi, CEO and Co-Founder, Classiq Technologies. By synergizing Mphasis' domain expertise with Classiq's quantum computing acumen, the collaboration is poised to unlock newer possibilities and redefine industry benchmarks. Quantum computing's ability to tackle previously unsolvable problems opens doors for entirely new discoveries and innovations. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s report states that quantum computing could lead to breakthroughs in areas like materials science, drug discovery, and financial modelling. McKinsey & Company estimates a $106B potential quantum technology market size by 2040. The alliance between Mphasis and Classiq represents a fusion of expertise and innovation, with Classiq's cutting-edge quantum development platform complemented by Mphasis' extensive industry knowledge. Together, the companies aim to pioneer groundbreaking quantum solutions that will reshape sectors primed for transformative change. Classiq’s platform enables both beginner and expert designers to rapidly generate, analyze, and execute quantum circuits. The collaboration reflects the shared dedication of Mphasis and Classiq, showcasing a commitment to pioneering quantum computing applications across diverse industry sectors. Apart from this, in June 2021, Mphasis along with the Government of Alberta, and the University of Calgary signed an MoU to announce the launch of the world-leading Quantum City - Canada. The strategic partnerships were to accelerate talent development and the development of a quantum computing ecosystem in Calgary, driving R&D in the technology sector. In June 2022, Mphasis deepened its commitment to Canada by announcing a delivery center in Calgary, opening the center in Alberta for business. The Mphasis business ecosystem was positioned to reinforce the region's reputation as a leading hub for digital transformation, AI, quantum computing, and more, and contribute to Canada's growing digital sector. About Mphasis Mphasis’ purpose is to be the “Driver in Driverless Car” for Global Enterprises by applying next-generation design, architecture, and engineering services, to deliver scalable and sustainable software and technology solutions. Customer centricity is foundational to Mphasis, and is reflected in the Mphasis’ Front2Back ™ Transformation approach. Front2Back™ uses the exponential power of cloud and cognitive to provide hyper-personalized (C= X2C2TM =1) digital experience to clients and their end customers. Mphasis’ Service Transformation approach helps ‘shrink the core’ through the application of digital technologies across legacy environments within an enterprise, enabling businesses to stay ahead in a changing world. Mphasis’ core reference architectures and tools, speed and innovation with domain expertise and specialization, combined with an integrated sustainability and purpose-led approach across its operations and solutions are key to building strong relationships with marquee clients. Click here to know more. ( BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS ) About Classiq Classiq Technologies, the leading quantum software company, provides an all-encompassing software platform (IDE, compiler and OS) with a single point of entry into quantum computing, from algorithm design to execution. Tailored to all levels of developer proficiency, Classiq aims to democratize access to quantum computing with software that equips customers to take full advantage of the quantum computing revolution. A low-code development environment that automates quantum programming ensures that a broader range of talents, including those with backgrounds in AI, ML and linear algebra, can harness quantum computing without requiring deep, specialized knowledge of how to program quantum computer hardware. Classiq also works closely with advanced computation hardware providers providing software for use with quantum computers, HPC and quantum simulators. Backed by powerful investors such as HPE, HSBC, Samsung, Intesa Sanpaolo and NTT, Classiq’s world-class team of scientists and engineers has distilled decades of quantum expertise into its groundbreaking software development platform. Follow Classiq on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or YouTube, join the Slack community, or try the Classiq platform. Contact Details Rainier Communications Michelle Allard McMahon +1 781-718-3248 classiqPR@rainierco.com Mphasis Corporate Communications Deepa Nagaraj +1 646-424-5160 deepa.nagaraj@mphasis.com Mphasis Corporate Communications Sumana Bhat +91 99029 80980 sumana.bhat@mphasis.com Company Website http://www.classiq.io/

June 04, 2024 02:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Proposal Seeks Reevaluation of Exec. Incentives for EVs at GM

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On June 4, National Legal and Policy Center will present a shareholder proposal at the General Motors Company advocating for GM’s board of directors to reevaluate the electric vehicle expansion targets included in its executive compensation packages. The proposal, identified as Item No. 5 on the 2024 proxy ballot, argues that GM’s focus on electric vehicles is misaligned with both the market demand for EVs and the economic realities the company faces. Last month NLPC filed a proxy memo with the Securities and Exchange Commission that explains its rationale for the proposal. GM, like many in energy-intensive sectors, has increasingly aligned its corporate strategies with a poorly substantiated, government-subsidized, and corporate media-amplified “scientific consensus” that carbon emissions will result in catastrophic effects to the planet, and to humans. These scenarios are increasingly unlikely, yet the corporate media continues to portray them as the default. Supposedly, this climate crisis can only be averted if governments and consumers adopt environmentally friendly technology, such as electric vehicles, en masse. However, electric vehicles aren’t good for the environment. Even with government subsidies, they’re expensive and unprofitable. Further, consumers don’t want to make the switch. Luke Perlot, Associate Director of NLPC's Corporate Integrity Project, stated, “Our proposal encourages a reassessment of GM’s current executive compensation incentives, which overly prioritize electric vehicle production without adequate consideration of the associated economic, environmental, and ethical risks. Instead, the company should remove these incentives and give its executive team the opportunity to pursue growth strategies without political bias.” Key Details of the Proposal: Misalignment with Market Realities: Despite substantial investments and executive incentives, the anticipated demand for EVs has not materialized at the projected scale. An open letter to President Biden signed by over 5,000 auto dealerships warned of lack of demand for EVs. Economic Viability and Subsidy Dependence: GM's profitability in the EV sector is heavily reliant on government subsidies, which are subject to political changes and could be repealed as early as 2025. Without these subsidies, the division’s path to achieving positive pre-tax earnings, currently projected for no sooner than 2025, appears increasingly precarious. Environmental and Ethical Challenges: The extraction and processing of rare-earth elements, crucial for these batteries, are predominantly concentrated in regions with poor environmental and labor standards. This not only leads to severe ecological damage, but also involves significant human rights abuses, including forced labor. Further, these elements are primarily processed in China, a geopolitical adversary of the United States. “Consumers still want internal combustion engine vehicles,” Perlot added, “and GM’s competitors are making substantial investments to meet their demand. The company cannot afford to be left behind because of misguided incentives.” Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

June 03, 2024 11:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NAFA’s Second Annual Fleet Safety Symposium: Uniting Fleet Professionals for Safer Roads

NAFA Fleet Management Association

Safety is critical in the fleet industry, and NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, is dedicated to advancing safety standards across the board. In support of this commitment, NAFA is hosting its second annual Fleet Safety Symposium, "Enhancing Fleet Safety: An Interactive Fleet Safety Event," from June 24-26 at Oakton Community College in Chicago, IL. “The Fleet Safety Symposium is a cornerstone of NAFA’s commitment to promoting safety in fleet management. This event is designed to provide our members with practical strategies and tools to implement effective safety practices within their operations,” said Bill Schankel, CAE, CEO of NAFA. “We look forward to seeing the collaborative efforts of our participants as they work together to enhance safety standards across the industry.” Building on last year’s success, this year’s symposium introduces new, cutting-edge content aimed at addressing the evolving challenges in fleet operations. Participants will engage in interactive sessions focused on enhancing safety awareness, mitigating risks and fostering a culture of safety excellence. Jerry Curl, Chief Operating Officer at G&D Trucking Inc./Hoffman Transportation LLC, will help lead the symposium, guiding attendees through the event and driving insightful discussions. Fleet Safety Symposium Highlights and Key Features: Interactive Sessions: Engage in dynamic discussions designed to enhance safety awareness and mitigate risks. “Trip Up the Expert” Session: Challenge industry experts to uncover blind spots and develop innovative solutions to safety challenges. Expert-Led Discussions: Participate in thought-provoking conversations and real-world case studies. Hands-On Activities and Group Exercises: Experience practical training that fosters a proactive approach to safety management. Focus Areas: Safety Planning Safety Culture Safety Tools and Technologies Safety Policy Implementation This event will provide attendees with the tools, strategies and insights needed to drive positive change within their fleet operations, ensuring the safety and well-being of drivers, vehicles and communities. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.nafa.org/events/fleetsafetysymposium/ NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements of vehicle fleets that include commercial, public safety, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.8 million vehicles that drive an estimated 84 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $122 billion each year. For more information, please visit www.nafa.org, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X. Contact Details Keaveny Hewitt +1 919-622-5276 khewitt@onwrdupwrd.com Company Website https://www.nafa.org/

May 30, 2024 02:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Classiq collaborates with Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Hybrid Quantum Simulation

Classiq Technologies

Classiq, a leading quantum software company, announced it has developed a rapid method for solving large-scale combinatorial optimization problems in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Labs, the central research community of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the result of joint research on the integration of high performance computing (HPC) and quantum computing. The rising level of maturity on the diverse approaches to quantum computation is now raising questions about how to productively integrate leading edge quantum and classical HPC approaches to solve important problems to the top of the research agenda. As the demand for sophisticated computational solutions increases, the integration between HPC and quantum computing is becoming crucial. From scheduling and orchestration to hybrid computation, these two approaches are converging, creating opportunities for innovative solutions to complex problems. This collaboration between Classiq and Hewlett Packard Labs exemplifies the potential of combining state-of-the-art classical and quantum algorithms to achieve superior results The hybrid approach uses the HPE Cray Supercomputing EX system and the massive parallel execution efficiency of HPE Cray Programming Environment for high performance computing along with the Classiq synthesis engine's ability to synthesize Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) circuits to achieve noteworthy results. This solution encapsulates smaller problems to formulate an optimal approach for large-scale challenges. By merging classical and quantum algorithms, this method demonstrates a significant improvement in solving real-world problems efficiently and how to make the potential advantages of quantum acceleration readily available in the HPC data center. The work will be showcased in the paper titled “Hybrid Classical-Quantum Simulation of MaxCut using QAOA-in-QAOA,” to be presented on the 31st May at the Q-Casa workshop at the IEEE IPDPS Conference in San Francisco. “This collaboration is a testament to the power of combining cutting-edge quantum and classical computing technologies. We are incredibly proud of the work we have done together, which not only showcases the potential of hybrid computation but also demonstrates tangible efficiency improvements,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO of Classiq. “The findings in this paper are a significant step forward in accelerating the integration of quantum computing into mainstream applications.” Integration of the Classiq engine as backend to Hewlett Packard Labs quantum programming environment will enable abstract, optimized and scalable quantum/HPC software development. By continuing to innovate and develop new solutions, both companies aim to drive the accelerated integration of these key computational technologies, paving the way for future advancements in various industries. HPE’s venture capital program, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, made a 2022 investment in Classiq. About Classiq Classiq Technologies, the leading quantum software company, provides an all-encompassing platform (IDE, compiler and OS) with a single point of entry into quantum computing, taking you from algorithm design to execution. The high-level descriptive quantum software development environment, tailored to all levels of developer proficiency, automates quantum programming. This ensures that a broad range of talents, including those with backgrounds in AI, ML and linear algebra, can harness quantum computing without requiring deep, specialized knowledge of quantum physics. Classiq democratizes access to quantum computing and equips its users to take full advantage of the quantum computing revolution, including access to a broad range of quantum hardware. Classiq’s core technology, algorithmic quantum circuit compilation, is engineered to power the quantum ecosystem of today and the future. Classiq works closely with quantum cloud providers and advanced computation hardware developers providing software for use with quantum computers, HPC and quantum simulators. Backed by investors such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Hewlett Packard Pathfinder venture capital program, HSBC, Samsung, Intesa Sanpaolo and NTT, Classiq’s world-class team of scientists and engineers has distilled decades of quantum expertise into its groundbreaking quantum engine. Follow Classiq on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or YouTube, visit the Slack community, GitHub repository and website, www.classiq.io to learn more. Contact Details Rainier Communications Jenna Beaucage +1 508-340-6851 jbeaucage@rainierco.com Company Website http://www.classiq.io/

May 29, 2024 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Halving of BTFS Storage Rewards

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Singapore, May 28, 2024 – To sustain the growth and success of the BitTorrent ecosystem, BTFS is set to implement a halving on the next round of rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network. From 00:00 (UTC) June 25, 2024, the daily rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network will be halved from 15 billion BTT to 7.5 billion BTT. The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is a decentralized file storage system that utilizes blockchain technology and peer-to-peer transmission. It allows users to store their files across multiple nodes in a distributed manner, enhancing file security and reliability. BTFS also offers rapid file transfer and access, giving users greater convenience in managing and sharing files. By integrating key features of the BitTorrent Chain (BTTC), such as cross-chain connectivity and multichannel payment options, BTFS significantly enhances user experience. Currently, the BTFS network is experiencing rapid growth with over 8 million nodes across the network, including more than 6 million super miners, according to BTFS SCAN. To support the efficient operations of these nodes, BTFS initiated a rewards program and has provided an aggregate of 25 trillion BTT since the launch of BTFS Mainnet in 2019. Every two years, the BTFS rewards halving will occur causing the rewards for all storage miners across the network to be cut in half. (Halving roadmap) Moreover, halving will also prompt miners to improve node performance by optimizing node operation and reducing waste. In addition, an upgrade of the official website for the BTFS technical community and the release of BTFS v3.0 Mainnet will be scheduled in sync with the halving. These developments are expected to improve the efficiency of the BTFS protocol, expand the user base, and enhance its overall functionality. Looking ahead, BTFS is committed to continuously refining its storage rewards strategies. The goal is to expand the network of nodes participating in file storage on BTFS, providing developers with an efficient, secure, and reliable storage solution boosting both the capacity and the transaction efficiency of the BTTC network. About BTFS The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is both a protocol and a web application that provides a content-addressable peer-to-peer mechanism for storing and sharing digital content in a decentralized file system, as well as a base platform for decentralized applications (Dapp). The BTFS team has been working on the latest network operations and BTT market sentiment, etc., to make a series of dynamic adjustments such as upload prices and airdrop reward schemes. About BitTorrent Founded with a leading peer-to-peer sharing technology standard in 2004, BitTorrent, Inc. is a consumer software company based in San Francisco. Its protocol is the largest decentralized P2P network in the world, driving 22% of upstream and 3% of downstream traffic globally. Its flagship desktop and mobile products, BitTorrent and µTorrent, enable users to send large files over the internet, connecting legitimate third-party content providers with users. With over 100 million active users, BitTorrent products have been installed on over 1 billion devices in over 138 countries worldwide. Since November 2018, TRON (TRX), Binance (BNB), and Bitcoin (BTC) holders have the opportunity to purchase one-year subscriptions of BitTorrent or µTorrent products, including Ads Free and Pro for Windows. Pro includes anti-virus and anti-malware screening, file converting and playability in HD. Users can visit bittorrent.com or utorrent.com to learn more. Website | Telegram | Medium | X | Media Contact John Chen press@bittorrent.com Contact Details John Chen press@bittorrent.com

May 28, 2024 07:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ocean Power Technologies completes Operation with Multiple Unmanned Vehicles for US Government

Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Ocean Power Technologies CEO Philipp Stratmann joined Steve Darling from Proactive to reveal the company has completed a major contractual milestone and concluded operation of several simultaneously deployed WAM-Vs for a Department of the US Government. This milestone enables immediate revenue recognition. This demonstration was conducted with a department of the US government, although specific details were not disclosed due to security reasons. Stratmann emphasised the importance of such practical demonstrations to validate the company's claims and capabilities to both current and potential future customers. Significant planning and operational coordination were involved, including collaboration with subcontractors and the execution of field operations to meet customer requirements. This milestone builds on other recent multi-system deliveries and contract awards. This completion, the company says, is a testament to the utility of its unmanned surface vehicles and the skills of our operators. OPT is now looking forward to future operations and generating incremental value for our customers and shareholders. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

May 28, 2024 01:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DB Schenker Americas Earns IATA Lithium Battery Transport Certification

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DB Schenker, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce the successful acquisition of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Lithium Batteries Certification for its United States airfreight operations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This significant achievement underscores DB Schenker's commitment to setting the standard for safely and efficiently handling lithium battery shipments, a critical component in today’s technology-driven market. John McDonald, EVP of Americas for Airfreight, DB Schenker, said, “The CEIV Lithium Batteries program, crafted by IATA, is an industry-recognized certification that represents a company's ability to meet the stringent guidelines and standards for the logistics of lithium batteries. The certification confirms DB Schenker's proficiency in the safe transport of these items, which are essential for powering a vast array of devices and systems essential to modern life and commerce.” DB Schenker embarked on a rigorous certification journey marked by a series of in-depth training sessions, self-assessments, and meticulous documentation reviews. Barbara England, Sr. Director of Operations for Airfreight, DB Schenker, said, “The process began with comprehensive training, where Air Export Operations personnel and Air Product Management teams completed the IATA Lithium Battery Logistics Safety Management Certification Program. Following this, DB Schenker conducted a thorough self-assessment to ensure alignment with IATA’s exacting standards.” Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo, said, "Congratulations to DB Schenker for achieving CEIV Lithium Batteries Certification for their operations in the United States. This accomplishment underscores the company's unwavering commitment to excellence in logistics within the rapidly growing sector. DB Schenker’s dedication to the safe handling of shipments is something their customers will undoubtedly value. Furthermore, the industry stands to benefit from the quality benchmark that they are helping to establish.” The assessment phase took place at DB Schenker's facility in Franklin Park, IL, where an IATA assessor meticulously evaluated the company's operations, processes, and adherence to the CEIV Lithium Batteries audit checklist. This checklist, featuring over 200-line items, required DB Schenker to demonstrate the highest level of precision and commitment to safety standards. Upon completion of the assessment, the findings underwent a rigorous validation process by IATA, culminating in the certification being awarded on January 29, 2024, with the notable distinction of zero non-conformities – a testament to DB Schenker's diligent preparation and dedication to excellence. The implications of receiving the CEIV Lithium Batteries certification are far-reaching for DB Schenker. This certification is not only a validation of DB Schenker’s unwavering dedication to safety and quality but also positions the company to meet the surging demand for the transportation of lithium battery products. Clients and partners can now have even greater confidence in DB Schenker’s capabilities to handle their shipments with the utmost care and expertise. Looking to the future, DB Schenker views this certification as a cornerstone of its ongoing strategy to expand its specialty in transporting dangerous goods. The company is already planning to extend the CEIV Lithium certification to additional global sites and is confident in pursuing further certifications for other dangerous goods, irrespective of the mode of transport. This certification aligns with DB Schenker's strategic vision to lead the logistics industry in safety, efficiency, and reliability. With the growing reliance on lithium batteries across multiple sectors, DB Schenker is well-prepared to support its customers with the highest level of service. The CEIV Lithium Batteries certification is valid for two years, during which DB Schenker will engage in continuous improvement and compliance to maintain this status. Refresher training for key personnel will be conducted, and new assessments will ensure ongoing adherence to the rigorous standards set forth by IATA. ### About DB Schenker Americas DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated Logistics Service Providers in the Americas, with more than 10,000 employees in 123 locations providing over 27 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients. DB Schenker's Americas presence includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States, and Venezuela. DB Schenker offers land transport and air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source. With integrated partners across the Americas, DB Schenker provides the best combination of intimate local practices, knowledge, and global capabilities. About DB Schenker With around 72,700 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world's leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers. Contact Details Nicholas Leighton +1 949-478-5880 nick.leighton@nettresultsLLC.com Company Website https://www.dbschenker.com

May 23, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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