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Werner Global Logistics hosts Third Annual International Shippers Networking Event

Dépèche transmise le 28 avril 2011 par Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Wednesday, April 27, Werner Global Logistics, a subsidiary of premier transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), hosted its Third Annual International Shippers Networking Event. Over 70 international importers, exporters and industry experts from across the country gathered to discuss the new regulations and challenges currently affecting the international shipping community.

“Through this collaborative effort, we can explore the issues, educate each other on potential solutions and empower one another with the knowledge, tools and experience essential to achieve success.”

“Werner Global Logistics is proud to host this event, which gives international shippers the opportunity to join together from around the United States and discuss the specific issues faced by the international shipping community,” said Derek Leathers, chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises and president of Werner Global Logistics. “Through this collaborative effort, we can explore the issues, educate each other on potential solutions and empower one another with the knowledge, tools and experience essential to achieve success.”

During the event, Lance Dixon, vice president of Mexico and Canada Operations, spoke on NAFTA and cross border transportation, and Shay Garvin, Werner Global Logistics’ corporate account executive, gave an industry update. Laura Pedersen, business development officer of First National Bank, addressed attendees on letters of credit and incoterm changes, and Al Klukowski, a cargo specialist with the Transportation Security Administration, followed with an air cargo security update. In addition, Joe Chapuran, international development manager for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, discussed Nebraska’s reverse trade mission with China, and Nick Carmichael, business development manager with Tractus Asia, gave a presentation about the expansion of U.S. businesses into Asian economic markets. Craig Stoffel, vice president of Global Logistics, hosted and emceed the event.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.

Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol "WERN." For further information about Werner, visit the company's website at www.werner.com.

Business Wire

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