HONG KONG & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2013--
Modern Terminals Limited, a leading container terminal operator
headquartered in Hong Kong, and WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE:WNS),
a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
services, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver BPO
services and solutions to the shipping and logistics industry.
Under the agreement, WNS and Modern Terminals will jointly work to
provide shippers, forwarders, 3PL's and ocean carriers BPO services
designed to reduce costs as well as improve business process efficiency
"We are continuously on the lookout for new and more innovative ideas
that can potentially add value for our customers,” said Peter J.
Levesque, Chief Commercial Officer, Modern Terminals. “This strategic
framework agreement with WNS will enable Modern Terminals to provide a
combination of creative service options for our client base, beyond
traditional port services."
“We believe that our alliance with Modern Terminals will allow WNS to
reach a target set of industry leaders through our joint value
proposition that promises to deliver operational excellence and enhanced
end-customer experience,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.
Modern Terminals has been continuously aiming to deliver service
excellence ever since the company’s inception, with the opening of Hong
Kong's first purpose-built container terminal in September 1972. The
company has just celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and has an
annual capacity of over 7 million TEUs. Modern Terminals has also been
actively expanding into Mainland China in recent years. The company
holds majority stake in and operates Da Chan Bay Terminal One in the
Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Taicang International Gateway in the Yangtze
River Delta (YRD).
Jaison Augustine, Senior Vice President and Segment Head, Shipping &
Logistics BU at WNS, added, “We believe this partnership provides us
with a great platform for offering innovative solutions to industry
leaders associated with Modern Terminals. WNS’s solutions for the
shipping and logistics industry span several key business processes
including bookings, tariff management, export & import documentation,
terminal operations, equipment control, finance & accounting and
analytics. We are excited about the opportunities to enhance and refine
these offerings through this partnership.”
WNS brings to the relationship an established leadership position in
delivering end-to-end BPO services to the shipping and logistics
industry, along with a proven track record of providing operational
process excellence, customized solutions and actionable insights.
About Modern Terminals
Modern Terminals has been continuously aiming for service excellence
ever since it opened Hong Kong's first purpose-built container terminal
in September 1972. Apart from optimizing its business in Hong Kong Port,
it has also been actively expanding into China in recent years. Modern
Terminals holds the majority shares in and operates Da Chan Bay Terminal
One in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) as well as Taicang International
Gateway in the Yangtze River Delta. It also holds equity stakes at
Shekou Container Terminals and Chiwan Container Terminal in PRD. For
more information, please visit www.ModernTerminals.com.
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading global business process
outsourcing company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by
combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key
industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial
Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping
and Logistics and Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire
spectrum of business process outsourcing services such as finance and
accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research and analytics
and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of
September 30, 2012, WNS had 25,714 professionals across 30 delivery
centers worldwide including Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland,
Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the United States.
For more information, visit www.wns.com.
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Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are
necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to
future events. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied are discussed in our most
recent Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. WNS undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.
Source: WNS (Holdings) Limited
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