LaneAxis Raises $1 Million in 16 Days for Blockchain-Powered Direct Freight Network

LaneAxis Network & FreightVISION

LaneAxis Network & FreightVISION

AXIS Token

AXIS Token

Trucking logistics pioneer well ahead of last year’s fundraising pace – with sights set on $5 million

The groundswell of support we’ve received adds fuel to our fire, and also accelerates the implementation and adoption of this long overdue direct network.”

— Rick Burnett, LaneAxis Founder & CEO

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Sometimes the sequel is better than the original. So it is with LaneAxis, Inc., which today eclipsed the $1 million mark in its Regulation Crowdfund raise (Reg. CF) on StartEngine. LaneAxis reached the $1 million milestone just 16 days into its current campaign. In 2020, LaneAxis raised $1.07 million (the maximum allowed at the time) in approximately three months. That campaign closed out ahead of schedule – with hundreds of hungry investors left on the waitlist.

“Last year we launched our fundraising campaign just as the global pandemic enveloped the globe,” says Rick Burnett, LaneAxis Founder & CEO. “At the time, we anticipated a challenging road ahead given the circumstances. But as it turned out, the circumstances that unfolded – particularly the run on staples such as toilet paper and cleaning products – exposed major fractures and flaws in freight transportation. The LaneAxis Direct Freight Network emerged as a game-changing solution that could dramatically help mitigate such supply chain crises. As public awareness of the LaneAxis solution grew, our momentum began to take on a life of its own – and a year later that momentum continues at full speed.”

LaneAxis is not only benefiting from a fast start in its current campaign, but also from rules changes to Reg. CF raises that took effect in January. Most notably, the SEC boosted the fundraising cap from $1.07 million to $5 million, and also increased the amount certain non-accredited investors can contribute.

Since the close of its initial StartEngine campaign, LaneAxis successfully launched the Direct Freight Network, on-boarding hundreds of new carriers who have been clamoring for a broker-free platform. Freight Brokers routinely consume anywhere from 15 to 50% in commissions, money that is essentially siphoned away from small “mom and pop” trucking companies – which represent about 97% of the industry. LaneAxis is the first “Brokerless” network in the U.S. freight sector, empowering shippers and carriers to connect and do business directly with each other.

LaneAxis has also stepped up its offering by integrating blockchain technology powered by the AXIS token into its platform. All network and shipment data will be stored on a public/private blockchain built on the Ethereum protocol. Among its numerous benefits, the LaneAxis blockchain’s immutable ledger will ensure total transparency, data integrity, and end-to-end chain of custody. Artificial Intelligence will quantify and process this data for myriad uses for all industry players. Critically, AI will also utilize the blockchain-stored data to find available capacity when and where shippers need it most – helping eliminate 20 billion+ empty truck miles per year. AXIS tokens will serve as API keys to access the blockchain and the valuable data contained therein.

“We’re obviously thrilled with the direction and momentum we’ve reached at this stage,” added Burnett. “But the hard work of building out the direct network and blockchain protocol continues. The groundswell of support we’ve received adds fuel to our fire, and also accelerates the implementation and adoption of this long overdue direct network.”

Visit to learn more about the LaneAxis platform and Reg. CF campaign.

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LaneAxis, Inc.
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Gerry Smith

The DCRO Risk Governance Institute

The DCRO Risk Governance Institute

Award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance to Gerry Smith of Phoenix, AZ, USA

Gerry brings chief executive and board experience to a perspective on risk that cuts across multiple industries and business plans, and this program further enhances the value he brings.”

— David R. Koenig, President and CEO of The DCRO Institute.

COLUMBUS, OH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — The DCRO Institute, a global non-profit focused on the advanced development of current and prospective board members, announced today the award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance to Gerry Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The Certificate in Risk Governance is awarded to those who have successfully completed an intensive 17-course education program and evaluation. The curriculum is designed for board members who seek to advance the governance of risk-taking at their organizations and is taught by some of the world’s leading figures in risk governance. The program features lessons by nearly 50 board members, c-level executives, and well-known authors from five continents.

“We are pleased to award this distinction to Gerry as a board member committed to continuous improvement of his skills,” said David R. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of The DCRO Institute. “Gerry brings chief executive and board experience to a perspective on risk that cuts across multiple industries and business plans, and this program further enhances the value he brings to his discussions with board colleagues,” he continued.

“For anyone that is trying to improve their corporate governance skills, I would definitely recommend the DCRO Institute program,” said Mr. Smith. “Completing the program will certainly enhance any executive’s ability to serve in a board or risk management executive position,” he continued.

The Certificate in Risk Governance program, also known as The Board Members’ Course on Risk™, is unique. No course on risk for board members as robust as this – depth, practicality, and global expertise – exists anywhere else. The fundamental Duty of Care for directors around risk is to ensure that our organizations are taking risk well in pursuit of our goals and ambitions. This course furthers the fulfillment of that duty. Information about the Certificate in Risk Governance program is available for download.

About the DCRO Institute – The DCRO Institute teaches current and aspiring board members to govern their organization’s risk-taking, so they are more likely to achieve their goals. Our goal, which is emblazoned on our logo, is to help organizations Innovate, Sustain, and Create Value. Visit to learn more.

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The DCRO Institute
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Vision 2020+, The main aim is to give Siemens' individual businesses significantly more entrepreneurial freedom under the strong Siemens brand to sharpen their focus on their respective markets.

Vision 2020+, The main aim is to give Siemens’ individual businesses significantly more entrepreneurial freedom under the strong Siemens brand to sharpen their focus on their respective markets.

Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Siemens USA

Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Siemens USA

Natasha Vialva-Haynes, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Siemens USA

Natasha Vialva-Haynes, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Siemens USA

NVBDC proudly supports all Veteran Owned Businesses

Nations leading veteran business certification organization

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Company continues to build and leverage a workforce that mirrors the diversity of its customer base, suppliers, partners and society.

As a leading employer in the United States, it’s our obligation to provide the best workplace we can – and that means equity for all, which is inclusive of veterans”

— Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Siemens USA

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) welcomes Siemens as its newest Corporate Member. Siemens is committed to supporting NVBDC Certified Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs). This includes an ongoing effort to enhance their outreach to secure SD/VOBs in their procurement opportunities.

With 40,000 employees across the country, Siemens promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels, from entry level to management, as well as through employee training, cultural activities and events, and community outreach. The company recognizes and respects differences and similarities, which not only strengthen its U.S.-based companies but also puts Siemens at a competitive advantage.

Siemens is committed to giving businesses owned by minorities, women, the disadvantaged, the disabled, veterans and other diverse suppliers the maximum opportunity to participate in the company’s competitive contracting and procurement processes. In fact, more than 6,000 of its suppliers, roughly a quarter of the company’s entire supplier base, represent small and diverse-owned businesses.

“As a leading employer in the United States, it’s our obligation to provide the best workplace we can – and that means equity for all, which is inclusive of veterans” said Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Siemens USA. “That’s why we’re committed to building and leveraging a workforce that mirrors the diversity of our customer base, suppliers, partners and society.”

Supplier diversity contributes to excellence and resilience in the supply chain, leading to growth for Siemens and its suppliers in the marketplace, as well as helping to create social impacts on the changing demographic landscape of the United States—one reason why Siemens launched its small-business and supplier-diversity program.

Through the program, Siemens is developing strategic supplier sourcing with small and diverse businesses and businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. With its focus on digitalization, innovation and sustainability, Siemens is helping create future economic growth for its employees, suppliers, customers and community. Annually, Siemens spends $1.2 billion doing business with companies owned by women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities, among other diverse owners.

In addition to its growing supplier base of small and diverse businesses, Siemens is committed to hiring veterans to join the company’s team across a variety of roles. Siemens recruited more than 4,000 service members from all four branches of the U.S. Military: Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps and also offers a job training initiative to develop digital skills for veterans with engineering and manufacturing backgrounds as part of its broader effort to assist transitioning veterans.

“Our Supplier Diversity program is committed to utilizing diverse suppliers to strengthen our ability to conduct business, reflect the businesses and communities that we serve, and open us up to new ideas and perspectives,” said Natasha Vialva-Haynes, , Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Siemens USA.. “As a new member of NVBDC, we’re proud to continue supporting and growing our supplier base of more than 6,000 small and diverse businesses.”

About Siemens Corporation
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of $17 billion and employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

“Siemens is focused on building a diverse workforce and supplier base to maximize their resources. Their technology supports multiple platforms within digitalization, electrification, and automation, across multiple industries. NVBDC Certified Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses provide the supplies that match their innovation. This is a prime example of access and opportunity that results from NVBDC certification. We welcome Siemens to the family.” Said Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC.

If you qualify as an NVBDC Certified SD/VOB diverse supplier additional support is available to identify opportunities with Siemens. Their supplier registration portal is managed by Quantum and all suppliers must register to be considered for participation in Siemens procurement programs.

For more information on this opportunity with Siemens and learn how to become an NVBDC Certified SD/VOB additional support is available. Please feel free to reach out to NVBDC by visiting our website: or contacting us directly: (888) CERTIFIED.

NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

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TAYAO NTC Thermistors Increase Sensing Accuracy for Cold-chain Logistics As Covid Vaccines Rollout

With outstanding sensing performance, customization service, and sustainable quality, we are poised to create win-win cooperation with customers around the world.”

— Robert Lin, General Manager of TAYAO

KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN, March 31, 2021 / — TAYAO Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading NTC thermistor sensor manufacturer in Taiwan that facilitates electronic applications such as new energy, electric vehicles, medical and consumer electronics. The company will be showcasing its new product, TAYAO NTC Thermistor at various upcoming electronics-related maker events in 2021. As Covid-19 vaccines drive the growth in the cold-chain logistics sector, TAYAO eyes the market and estimates a significant rise in demand for NTC thermistors.

NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) thermistor, a type of resistor whose resistance decreases as temperature rises, is commonly used as a temperature sensor or in electric components. Highly accurate with quick reaction time, TAYAO’s NTC thermistors enable customers to achieve successful temperature control for consumer electronic, smart home, and medical applications while drastically reducing temperature compensation.

“As the trade war and Covid-19 pandemic derail China’s economy, purchasers around the world are turning to local markets or neighboring countries for suppliers. TAYAO seizes the opportunity to establish a good reputation, and make quality the new norm in the thermistor industry. With outstanding sensing performance, customization service, and sustainable quality, we are poised to create win-win cooperation with customers around the world,” said Robert Lin, General Manager of TAYAO.

Competitive Advantages:
• Resistant to moisture, corrosive atmospheres, and harsh environments
• High operating temperature – up to 500degC temperature to minus 100degC temperature (ultra-high/ultra-low temperature sensor)
• High accuracy and precise miniature sensor
• Sensor coating technology – customizations available

About TAYAO Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, TAYAO Technology is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified supplier of high-quality, customizable NTC thermistors and thermistor sensors. The company is committed to providing quality NTC thermistors for temperature controllers and measurement that help customers improve product functionality and elevate product competitiveness in the markets. For more information, please visit

Additional Information:
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Media contact: Ms. Roslyn Lu
Phone: +88678129669#131

Roslyn Lu
TAYAO Technology
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Ai4 2021 Retail, Supply Chain, & Marketing Summit to Begin Next Week

The digital summit confirmed speakers from Amazon, Verizon, Wayfair, & more to speak on top use cases in retail, supply chain, & marketing on April 7-8.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 30, 2021 / — The Ai4 2021 Retail, Supply Chain, & Marketing’ Summit, the next event in the Ai4 conference series, will be taking place digitally in 1 week on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8. The summit gathers business leaders and data practitioners to facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.

In total, attendees can expect 25+ speakers and across 5 tracks: Retail, Supply Chain, Marketing, Technical, and Innovation (a track devoted to notable startups in the industries). These tracks enable attendees of all skill levels to learn how to push their AI initiatives forward. Our technical track is designed for data practitioners with more advanced knowledge and it covers AI Platforms, MLOps, End-to-End ML Production Processes, and more. The agenda for this upcoming summit reflects these five tracks with specific talk titles and speakers.

The conference is free to attend for those who qualify and attendees will be sent video recordings of all talks following the conclusion of the conference.

With the top companies set to speak, attendees will gain key insights into how artificial intelligence is being implemented at the world's most successful organizations.


Kelsey Conophy, Applied AI Product, Amazon
Navid I, Machine Learning, Ebay
Hemal Somaiya, Global Marketing Director, Oncology Portfolio, Merck
Elena P, Director, Scaled Analytics, Nike
Devashish Saxena, Chief Digital Officer, PPG Industries
Aleksandar Lazarevic, VP of Advanced Analytics & Data Engineering, Stanley Black & Decker
Katerina Axelsson, CEO & Founder, Tastry
Xingchu Liu, President of BlackLocus, The Home Depot
Ankit Mangal, Director, Wayfair
And more!

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GoTen Dropshipping Services Supported by Over 1M+ Overseas Warehouses of ZongTeng

ZongTeng global warehouses

ZongTeng global warehouses

GoTen logo

GoTen logo

The overseas warehouse area of GoTen's parent company, ZongTeng Group, has been expanded to over 1,000,000 sq.m, which will promote its dropshipping services.

SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CHINA, March 30, 2021 / — GoTen Dropshipping Services Supported by Over 1M+ Overseas Warehouses of ZongTeng
The overseas warehouse area of GoTen's parent company, ZongTeng Group, has been expanded to over 1,000,000 sq.m, with 300,000 sq.m added within the last few months. This is a milestone in the development of the world's leading integrated cross-border logistics service provider. More than that, ZongTeng is continuously opting for the expansion of its warehouses which aims to surge to 1,500,000 sq.m by the end of 2021, with the addition of warehouse facilities. ZongTeng's warehouse expansion will further promote its fast-developing dropshipping services.

Full-pledged Supply Chain Solutions During the Pandemic
ZongTeng Group has committed to providing cross-border e-commerce merchants with overseas warehousing, special line logistics services, product distribution, supply chain financial services and other integrated logistics solutions since the establishment in 2007. Specializing in e-commerce fulfillment, ZongTeng's warehouses achieve fast shipping, with multi-tier racks and automated sorting machines that sort 3,600 parcels every hour.

The growing demand for online purchases and the spikes in sales resulted from the pandemic and the subsequent lock-down have reinforced the significance of a dedicated distribution network that requires much of the warehouse space. In response to that, ZongTeng works out an all-encompassing solutions which include the warehouse expansion and other solutions.

"Our local warehouses play a crucial role in the fight against the pandemic," said Michael Cheng, ZongTeng Group's UK General Manager. Especially during the pandemic when anti-epidemic materials and household products are in short supply, ZongTeng's local warehouses take on a big mission to meet the huge market demands, with processing over 80,000 orders per day on average in the UK warehouse. 

Currently, there are altogether 36 warehouse facilities in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Italy, and Spain. It is estimated that all the current warehouse area will have been ramped up again, and new warehouses will have been built in Japan and Canada by the end of 2021. Committed to Dependable E-commerce Fulfillment for Online Retailers
As the online shopping trends soar during the pandemic, ZongTeng Group has never ceased its efforts in the expansion of local warehouses and the optimization of the logistics services.

Aiming to provide dropshipping services for online sellers on Amazon, eBay and other platforms, the global site of the GoTen Dropshipping Platform under ZongTeng Group was launched in 2020. Tapping into the successful management of local warehouses, GoTen seamlessly operates in fast delivery to bring an outsized benefit for online retailers in American and European markets.

With an additional 240,000 sq.m of warehouse space in the U.S. and an additional 70,000 sq.m of that in the U.K., GoTen's more parcels will be processed and the shipping efficiency will be further improved. Cooperating with reliable last-mile carriers to provide fast door-to-door delivery, GoTen's local warehouses also consistently optimize operational efficiency and enhance quality to improve customer satisfaction and boost online sales. 

GoTen Dropshipping Platform Supporting Local Employment and E-Commerce Development 
As a good partner of global sellers, GoTen is dedicated to offering superb dropshipping services to small to medium-sized businesses and direct-to-consumer businesses. Benefiting from convenient product selections, fast free delivery, considerate and worry-free after-sales services provided by GoTen, online retailers can get a profit surge, breaking new ground and gaining ground in dropshipping business.

To a further extent, GoTen has played a pivotal role in developing local employment and meeting consumer needs, while promoting the development of local warehousing, logistics and e-commerce industries.

Wrapping up
In the hope of contributing to the biggest increase in the e-commerce industry, ZongTeng Group is always accelerating its development in not only the expansion of warehouse space but also e-commerce infrastructure service. Backed by ZongTeng Group, is consistently enhancing productivity and efficiency to ensure seamless operations for a better customer experience.

About GoTen is a professional dropshipping and wholesale supplier under ZongTeng Group since 2007. It benefits from all ZongTeng's supply chain resources, including GoodCang, YunExpress, and WorldTech. 
Since the launch of the GoTen global site, the GoTen Dropshipping Platform attracts thousands of visitors worldwide every day, registering considerable surges in sales with 20,000+ profitable SKUs. Additionally, based on big data-based research, its free product recommendations aim to make dropshipping easier on Amazon, eBay, Wish, Walmart, and other online marketplaces. 
No membership fees, only minutes to get started. GoTen makes it easier for everyone to launch and boost their online business.
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Shenzhen Qianhai GoTen Network Co., Ltd.
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Triad RE Partners Arranges Highest Price for a Multifamily Property Sale in Michigan Since 2019 at 68.25M

The Brix at Midtown, Grand Rapids Michigan

The Brix at Midtown, Grand Rapids Michigan

The Brix at Midtown, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Brix at Midtown, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Brix at Midtown, Grand Rapids

The Brix at Midtown, Grand Rapids

Triad RE Partners recently sold The Brix at Midtown Apartments, a 287 unit, “class A” apartment complex located in Grand Rapids, MI.

"Triad is very proud to be a part of the largest Multifamily sale in Michigan since 2019 and helping to execute a sale at an aggressive 4.5% Cap".”

— Evan Riggle

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA, March 30, 2021 / — Triad RE Partners recently sold The Brix at Midtown Apartments, a 287 unit, “class A” apartment complex located in Grand Rapids, MI. Construction was completed on the Brix in 2018. It includes two buildings, three stories each, with a four-level concrete parking garage. Rise out of Valdosta, GA was the developer and the general contractor was a local firm, The Wolverine Building Group.

The Brix at Midtown contains a total of 29 different floorplans including one-, two and three-bedroom apartment units. Some of the amenities offered include granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, and private balconies in every unit. The property boasts an array of community amenities not found at other properties in the market: a heated year-round outdoor pool, a golf simulator, a movie theater, a pet park and pet wash area, and a 6,000sf outdoor courtyard. The property boasts a prime location in the Midtown neighborhood of the city. This makes it attractive to tenants based on the proximity to the ever-growing Medical Mile stretch as well as the convenience to all the downtown attractions without sacrificing space and amenities not offered in more urban floor plans.

Triad represented the seller, Kayne Anderson, out of Boca Raton, Florida in an off-market transaction with a buyer out of New York City who currently has been in the market for ten plus years.

The price for the transaction is undisclosed, however, the transaction represents a sub 4.5 cap purchase on actual trailing numbers, one of the lowest Cap trades the market has seen for multifamily assets in the region.

For more information about this transaction or others, please contact:
Evan Riggle | National Director of Multifamily at 419.261.3313


Founded in 2010 by three partners who now have over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate, Triad Real Estate Partners strives to be the premier private client student housing and multi-family real estate brokerage company in the Midwest. The partners at Triad have closed over 375 transactions in 15 states covering nearly 30,000 multi-family and student housing units with an aggregate value of over $2.1 Billion. Triad has experience in all types of housing including affordable housing, conventional market-rate multi-family, and student housing. Triad is headquartered in Chicago’s Downtown Loop.

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Susie K. Whitney of SMJ Freight Solutions to be Featured on Close Up Radio

WAHPETON, NORTH DAKOTA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 / — We take for granted that when we walk in the store, the product that we want will be on the shelf where we expect it to be.

But every product on a shelf in a store started its life in a manufacturing warehouse somewhere. The journey that product takes from warehouse to store shelf depends on the dedication and relationships of freight solutions providers like SMJ Freight Solutions.

Susie K. Whitney is a shipping and freight expert and the president and owner of SMJ Freight Solutions.

“It's logistics. You're putting the right people together the right time. Everything in its right place,” says Susie. “I hire the truck. I make sure I get the right driver to do exactly what I want at the time I need it done. Then I follow that through.”

And it never seems to stop. If a customer needs more supply by tomorrow, everything must happen when it’s expected to happen. One piece of the puzzle, one variable out of place, a driver gets lost, a truck breaks down, and the whole thing falls apart.

“It's freight solutions. It's not freight sorry stuff happens,” says Susie. “Every single load is critical. No matter how big or how small or what the product is. There's freight to be moved, and you’ve got a customer expecting you to take care of their property. Those problem solving skills kick in, your brain goes into overdrive, and you realize there's only one solution: you’ve got to get in your car and do it yourself. I do whatever it takes to make sure the job is done, especially when it's an emergency situation.”

Susie was introduced to trucking through her father, “The King of Flatbed Trucks Hauling Flex Straw.” Susie always had the knack of being able to talk to people. She started speaking with the drivers about moving freight.

“The whole point of this business is relationships,” says Susie. “I've got to keep the customer happy. I've got to keep the trucks running. I’m well-known in the industry for the job I've done. They have an appreciation for what I've done, because when they have a freight problem, I have the freight solution.”

Close Up Radio will feature Susie K. Whitney in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on April 1st at 6pm EST

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

Lou Ceparano
Close Up Television & Radio
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Hydrogen Is the Fuel of Today

Our conference features speakers who are leading the way in hydrogen and carbon capture projects underway now. It is a point for the industry to shift to a carbon-free future, and it is happening now.”

— Joe Barone, President & Founder, Shale Directories

PENN VALLEY, PA, U.S., March 30, 2021 / — Hydrogen, the perpetual emissions-neutral fuel of the future, is shifting into the fuel of today. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is leading the industry with more than four decades of research and development of equipment to integrate the universe’s most abundant element, hydrogen, in the energy mix.

Since the 1970s, Mitsubishi has developed, built and validated turbines that will run on a wide range of hydrogen-based fuels.

“Every project we are bidding on or involved with today incorporates the use of hydrogen,” said Michael Ducker, vice president of Renewable Fuels at Mitsubishi Power. “All of our customers are asking about hydrogen.”

Ducker will be speaking on using hydrogen fuel at the First Annual Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference slated for April 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe. The one-day program presented by Archaea Energy is being produced by Shale Directories and TopLine Analytics.

Every gas turbine Mitsubishi bids on can operate on natural gas and up to 30% hydrogen. With minor adjustments, the hydrogen percentage can be increased to 100% of the fuel flow, thus allowing a flexible transition to the future.
“We have four gas turbines that will run on natural gas and hydrogen now under contract in the U.S. and Canada and we are in late stages on roughly another dozen projects,” Ducker said.

Two of those hydrogen-fueled gas turbines are set for a new power plant being built for the Intermountain Power Agency, operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The 840-megawatt, roughly $1 billion plant in Delta, Utah, will ship most of its generated power to the Los Angeles market.

“And right across the street from this plant with Mitsubishi hydrogen-fueled gas turbines is a hydrogen storage facility, which is the only domal salt cavern gas storage facility in the West,” Ducker added.

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage Project, owned by Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development, will store hydrogen, which can be used to fuel power generation and other industries looking to take advantage of this carbon-free fuel.

Ducker said that while utility companies are most interested in integrating hydrogen into their power generation portfolio, Mitsubishi is talking with numerous other industries, such as the petrochemical and transportation industries, about using hydrogen to lower their carbon emissions.

Tom Gellrich, founder of energy consulting firm TopLine Analytics, said, “Mitsubishi’s approach is on target. They are leveraging and maintaining the value of their natural gas legacy investments while providing a clear path to the future. This greatly reduces costs and risks, accelerating our path to a carbon-free future.” Gellrich also believes the Appalachian Basin could be the center of a new hydrogen industry.

Joe Barone, president and founder of Shale Directories, added, “Our conference features speakers who are leading the way in hydrogen and carbon capture projects that are underway now. It is a pivot point for the industry to shift to a carbon-free future, and it is happening now.”

Joseph Barone
Shale Directories
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GUUD Africa Secures Tender to Work on East African Community Single Customs Territory Solution

Master brand for GUUD entities

GUUD Corporate Logo

George Chan General Manager GUUD Africa and vCargo Cloud Kenya

George Chan, GM of GUUD Africa

Alban Odhiambo Senior Regional Director of the ICT for Trade Programme at TradeMark East Africa

Alban Odhiambo, Senior Regional Director at TradeMark East Africa

A landmark project and the first regional single window project within Africa to facilitate the transmission of trade-related documents for 5 countries

Creating a robust digital trade system for the EAC region will help reduce costs, improve work efficiencies and also increase the competitiveness of the region as a trade hub.”

— George Chan, GUUD Africa

SINGAPORE, March 30, 2021 / — – Project first started in 2016 where vCargo Cloud (“VCC”) worked on a Proof-of-Concept (“POC”) platform for the project
– Completion of project will see seamless transmission of trade-related documents between participating EAC SCT member authorities.

Singapore’s GUUD (Africa) Pte. Ltd, via its wholly owned subsidiary, vCargo Cloud Kenya Limited., has won the project tender to kickstart official development work on the East African Community (“EAC”) Single Customs Territory (“SCT”) solution. A landmark project for the region, it will be one of the first regional single window projects within the African continent that will facilitate the transmission of trade-related documents for 5 countries within the EAC region.

The EAC SCT project was first embarked on by the EAC Partner States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania in November 2013 between to facilitate faster clearance and improvement in cargo movement within the 5 partner nations. With the alignment of the framework to be adopted in 2014, the EAC kickstarted the process of finalising the requirements for the project and in 2016, vCargo Cloud kickstarted the development of a POC prototype via a technical workshop together with 5 Revenue Authorities and 2 Port Authorities to design the centralised SCT system.

The prototype was a huge success and by end 2020, after completing testing of the system with stakeholders within the region, the EAC Secretariat and Trademark East Africa (“TMEA”) launched an official tender to work on the full SCT platform and enhance the modules that were developed during the POC phase of the project. After a stringent competitive evaluation process, GUUD Africa was officially selected as the partner to implement this major project.

As the official technology partner for the project, GUUD will now embark on creating a centralised system that will facilitate trade document flows within the region for all intra-trade, transit, as well as import and export. The system will also cover the implementation of a Regional Certificate of Origin, Regional Customs Bond, Regional Authorised Economic Operator (RAEO) and Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System (RECTS).

Mr Gabriel Kinu, Customs Information Systems expert to the EAC, mentioned, "The launch of the EAC SCT will redefine the data exchange experience under SCT by providing better scalability. It will improve decision making by providing mechanisms for integrating tools such as smart gates and cargo scanners with Customs systems throughout the region to provide a single view of data moving across EAC."

Mr Alban Odhiambo, Senior Regional Director of the ICT for Trade Programme at TradeMark East Africa said, “The SCT Centralised Platform is a key digital solution to facilitate trade and transport cross border data flows in the region. It will not only enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of trade systems at national and regional level, but improve trust, transparency and accountability in trade and transport transactions. With greater visibility and the capabilities to trace transactions across borders, this platform will be critical in the realisation of a digital corridor for trade and transport. We are pleased to work on this milestone project with GUUD who have proven to be a reliable, responsible and resilient technology partner during the POC stage of the solution.”

The GUUD brand was first established in September 2020 under the VCC Group to help make global trade simpler, more efficient, and more inclusive. The company has worked on other significant projects including the Cambodia National Single Window, and e-freight solutions for Mauritius. vCargo Cloud is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Singapore, with offices strategically located in Indonesia, China and Kenya, and projects spanning more than 17 countries.

Commenting on the tender win, Mr George Chan, General Manager of vCargo Cloud Kenya said: “Cross-border trade processes have always been complicated, tedious and hard to track. By creating a robust digital system for the EAC region which improves trade document flow, allows for real-time updates and facilitates cargo clearance between the countries, we look forward to helping traders and manufacturers reduce overall logistics and compliance costs, improve work efficiencies and also the competitiveness of the region as a trade hub.”

The EAC SCT solution is expected to go live after the first quarter of 2022, and cover all import and export, as well as intra-trade and transit transactions within the 5 EAC nations.

Charlene Chen
GUUD Pte Ltd
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Source: EIN Presswire