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Cento Sharp

Cento Sharp, CSCP, PMP is a supply chain evangelist that believes the mastery of end to end supply chain execution is the ultimate competitive advantage. Cento has been consulting to individuals and corporations for over a decade with well-rounded experience in the finance, technology and supply chain sectors. He holds a business degree in Integrated Supply Chain Operations Management as well as several internationally recognised professional certifications.

Cento holds the following designations: Certified Supply Chain Professional (Association of Operations Management – APICS), Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute – PMI), and IT Project+ (Computing Technology Industry Association – CompTIA), and is always working with an expanding international community of professionals to advance the future of intermodalism through mastery of basic supply chain execution. He can be reached at: cento@centosharp.com

Allan and Sarah KlingeAllan Klinge, M. Ed., CAPM, has worked in the refrigerated transport field for the past half-decade with Klinge Corporation in York, PA. In his position as Senior Project Manager, Allan has led a multi-year development project to deliver nearly 200 refrigerated container systems (with integral power) to the Australian Defence Force to refresh their supply chain capabilities for troop deployment and support. Allan has also worked on several other large government and commercial contracts for special refrigerated transportation equipment. He holds a bachelor’s from Dartmouth College and a graduate degree from Harvard University.

Sarah Klinge, CAPM, has worked in the refrigerated transport field for the past half-decade with Klinge Corporation in York, PA. In her position as Marketing Manager, Sarah is responsible for managing and coordinating marketing activities and developing and executing marketing plans and programmes. Sarah also conducts market research, analyses market conditions, and oversees Klinge Corporation’s promotional activities. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.

As a part of Klinge Corporation, Allan and Sarah are on the cutting edge of specialised refrigerated container technology including tank container refrigeration, explosion-proof equipment for hazardous cargo, ultra-low temperature storage to preserve cargo life, and refrigerated containers with integral generator sets. As an original equipment manufacturer providing innovative solutions for customers who cannot utilize basic products, Klinge Corporation is uniquely positioned to service a wide variety of intermodal customers, including research facilities, chemical companies, the pharmaceutical industry and defense forces around the world. Allan can be reached at allan.klinge@klingecorp.com. Sarah can be reached at sarah.klinge@klingecorp.com.

Jonathan FerriniJonathan Ferrini is the founder and CEO of the Ferrini Corporation, a privately held business dedicated to the research and development of improved intermodal containers. The Ferrini Container is the only US Patented collapsible shipping container that will fully integrate into the existing supply chain. Ferrini Corporation is seeking to form partnerships or strategic alliances with shipping carriers, container leasing companies, container manufacturers or interested investors.

The Ferrini design conforms to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) standards and will fully integrate into the supply chain as opposed to previous collapsible container design attempts which were proven too costly, unable to integrate within the supply chain, or too time consuming to assemble/disassemble. Ferrini studies have concluded that the purchase price differential between a collapsible container and standard containers will be less than 20% which could provide a complete return on investment to the purchaser in less than one year.

Meetings with ILWU members have taken place and the ILWU will participate with the training of its members in the assembly/disassembly of the Ferrini Container. Current analysis indicates the requirement of two persons and an equipment operator to assemble or disassemble, without the need for specialised equipment – other than standard container handling equipment already utilised within the port system.

Further information about Ferrini Corporation’s developments can be found at the company website, www.Ferrinicontainer.com, or by emailing Jonathan at Ferrinicorp@gmail.com


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