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Longistics Chairman Duane Long Recognized for Commitment to Furthering North Carolina Trade with China

Duane Long Receives 2010 UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development Industry Partner Award.

Research Triangle Park, NC, October 24, 2010 --( Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (, has announced that Duane Long, chairman, is the 2010 recipient of the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development (CLED) Industry Partner Award. This award is given to the individual who has contributed the most to the success of CLED throughout the year. Launched in 2007, CLED brings together two of the world’s leading educational institutions for logistics and operations research to focus on logistics and global supply-chain management research that can enhance trade between the United States and China, support economic development and address issues of business competitiveness, such as offshore outsourcing.

Long serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development, and Longistics was a Gold Sponsor of the Center’s 2009 International Food & Drug Symposium. Longistics has also supported center research in cold chain logistics in China.

“I am honored to receive this award from CLED,” said Long. “This organization is a tremendous resource that works diligently to strengthen business relationships between North Carolina and China, and I look forward to being a part of their continued success.”

- 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 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 Understandings (MOUs) were signed with businesses, industrial parks, educational and cultural institutions in China.

- Long co-founded Long Transportation, the predecessor company of Longistics, in 1984 after recognizing the potential for corporate outsourcing of logistics services as one of the fastest growing segments in the logistics industry. In 1992, Long developed a strategy of globalization and created a new division, Longistics International, with a mission to build a blueprint and a framework for expansion of the organization’s expansion into the growing global logistics and supply chain environment.

- In 2005, Longistics became the premier operator of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) in North Carolina, with Research Triangle FTZ 93 in Research Triangle Park and Global TransPark FTZ 214 in Eastern North Carolina.

- For more information about the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development, visit

About Longistics:
Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Longistics is a full-service provider of global logistics solutions that specializes in cold-chain logistical support and problem solving services for a broad range of manufacturers and distributors 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 operations, domestic warehousing services, order fulfillment, kitting and sub-assembly, and value-added programs. For more information, visit

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