Longistics Chairman Duane Long Named to UNC Global Research Institute Advisory Board

Research Triangle Park, NC, July 17, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (http://www.longistics.com), has announced that Duane Long, chairman, has been appointed to the UNC Global Research Institute (GRI) advisory board. The GRI is a center for applied research on the international issues facing North Carolina and the United States. Scholars at the Institute work on projects related to a designated theme with the hope of producing and disseminating new knowledge that contributes to policy debates regarding international issues. As an advisory board member, Long will provide GRI guidance and oversight on the Institute’s overall strategy.

“I am honored to be named to the UNC Global Research Institute advisory board,” said Long. “The Global Research Institute is an excellent organization that is leading the way in research projects that will help further our nation’s business, finance, economic and technology international relationship.”

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- In 2006, Long was instrumental in creating a new venture to expand the pace and involvement of North Carolina and its logistics and supply chain industries into the world marketplace through the creation of The North Carolina China Center (NCCC). Housed at the World Trade Park, in the Longistics headquarters building, NCCC has a mission of creating of bridges of understanding between businesses, as well as cultural and educational institutions, in North Carolina and the greater China region (GCR) comprising Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

- Over the first three years of the Center’s existence, major Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) were signed with businesses, industrial parks, educational and cultural institutions in China.

- In 2009, Longistics partnered with SeAll, the Chinese government’s IFTZ operator and entity responsible for Logistics within the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), to establish the SIP International Commodities Exhibition Center. The Center provides a showcase for U.S. companies to display their products and services to the Chinese market in a safe, secure environment.

- During academic years 2010-11 and 2011-12, the inaugural theme of the GRI is “Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of North Carolina.” It will focus on the future of the state of North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on the development of innovative new strategies for rebuilding and renewing the state’s economy.

- Other potential topics include corporate governance and global financial markets; immigration and migration; work and economic development; and global health and the environment.

About Longistics:
Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Longistics is a full-service provider of global logistics solutions which specializes in cold-chain logistical support and problem solving services for a broad range of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributor of high value, high security products. A leading provider of third-party logistics, Longistics has a worldwide reach and growing presence in China, and other emerging markets around the world. Longistics provides transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations at FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark, and FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Capabilities include: supply chain studies, vendor managed inventories, transportation, technology, infrastructure, FTZ zone operations, domestic warehousing services, order fulfillment, kitting and sub-assembly, and value-added programs. For more information, visit http://www.longistics.com.

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