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Werner Global Logistics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), recently sponsored a VIP reception for Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the 2012 Nebraska Trade Mission delegation in Shanghai, China. Sponsoring this event bolsters the ongoing collaboration by Werner and Nebraska's Department of Economic Development to promote business development and trade between Nebraska, China and Japan. Werner Global Logistics has participated in each of the Nebraska trade missions and the 2008 Reverse trade mission, which brought companies from China, Japan and Brazil to Omaha. In addition, Werner supports the Nebraska Advantage office in Tokyo, Japan, and the newest office established in Shanghai, China.
Derek Leathers, Werner Enterprises president and chief operating officer, commented, “We are honored to play a part in these missions to promote trade among Nebraska and the rest of the world. Along with our offices in Mexico, Canada and Australia, our China operation plays a very big part in completing Werner’s global reach.”
Juan Bautista, Werner Global Logistics associate vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific Region, delivered welcoming comments and an overview of our cooperation with the state. In attendance were several members of the Werner Global Logistics Shanghai team, officials from several local Shanghai government agencies and the Nebraska delegation, which included more than 20 Nebraska companies.
As customers have expanded overseas, Werner has developed logistics and cross border initiatives to support their needs. Werner Global Logistics provides seamless supply chain solutions and door-to-door services using one operating platform. This is achieved through Werner's global network of offices and agents, a global shipment visibility platform, warehousing, cross-docking facilities, and road and rail capabilities, which are all supported by Werner's own assets.
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 van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited 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.