SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

October 19, 2007 08:32 ET

Boeing Company Awards Transportation Management Contract to Ryder

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 19, 2007) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), the world's largest aerospace company, has selected Ryder to provide global Transportation Management services.

Under the multi-year contract, Ryder will develop and manage a customized transportation solution and common processes across the entire Boeing enterprise for common carrier services. Boeing will rely on Ryder for shipment planning, execution and global transportation visibility. Combining leading technology, a dedicated account team, and a clear understanding of Boeing's lean manufacturing requirements, both companies are collaborating to develop a world-class integrated global logistics network.

Commenting on the new contract, Todd Carter, Ryder's Vice President of Global Transportation Management, said, "Ryder looks forward to implementing best practices and processes throughout Boeing's global transportation operations to support their industry-leading manufacturing operations and quality reputation."

Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

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