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Group of Seven Artwork China. PBB Facilitates Shipment of 1st Ever Exhibition

Ottawa, Ontario: PBB Global Logistics is being entrusted to facilitate the shipment of some of Canada's most valuable works of art, as the National Gallery of Canada exhibits paintings on a four-month tour of museums in China. The touring exhibition, which will travel to four Chinese venues from April 19 to September 23, 2001, is a first for the Gallery and Canada.

To be given responsibility for the careful shipment from Canada to Beijing of these important works is a credit to PBB's expertise and reputation as a Canadian-based logistics provider capable of managing challenging and unique shipments, says Mike Scott, President & CEO, PBB Global Logistics. PBB is involved in other ways as well. The company is a sponsoring patron of the exhibit, and PBB Travel is responsible for planning and managing the travel arrangements of the Gallery escorts accompanying the works of art.

The National Gallery of Canada is entrusted with the stewardship of some of our country's most precious works of art. We are extremely pleased to be able to work with a proven logistics provider such as PBB to facilitate this groundbreaking exhibition, says Daniel Amadei, Director, Exhibitions and Installations ,National Gallery of Canada.

The exhibit, Terre Sauvage: The Canadian Landscape and the Group of Seven, features 73 oil paintings and Canadian landscape paintings by the famed Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Secure and very specialized handling is required during the shipping process.

Special climatic conditions, crating, handling and RCMP security measures are required for the paintings while in transit. PBB officials will be on hand throughout the shipment to coordinate transfers, as well as to ensure Gallery escorts have full visual contact with the paintings during transfer stages. The paintings will be shipped on two separate aircraft and will remain crated for several hours after arriving in Beijing to become acclimatized to local conditions.

The timing of the tour is opportune. PBB's China Trade Mission 2001 is visiting China at the time the exhibition begins. The delegates in the Trade Mission will meet up with the exhibition on April 19th in Beijing.

Over the course of the past 20 years, PBB has developed a keen understanding of China and the opportunities this emerging market provides. With an extensive network of contacts in China and proven abilities in facilitating trade with this country, it is appropriate that PBB was selected for this important assignment, Mr. Scott says.

Terre Sauvage: The Canadian Landscape and the Group of Seven will be on view at the Yanhuang Art Museum in Beijing, the Shanghai Art Museum in Shanghai, the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou and the Guanshanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen.

The tour is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China under the terms of the Canada-China Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation. The exhibition is co-organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the China International Exhibition Agency in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, the Canadian Embassy in China and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada.

PBB Global Logistics employs more than 1,000 people in 70 locations throughout North America. It offers fully integrated global logistics services including: International Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehousing & Distribution, North American Shipping, Trade & Regulatory Services, Corporate Audit, Parcel Logistics, Corporate Travel and e-globallogistics.comTM through a North American network of automated facilities and world-wide strategic alliances. It is one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies.

For more information contact:
John Ferguson, Director, Marketing
PBB Global Logistics
140 Thad Johnson Rd, Gloucester ON
1-800-924-4466 , E-mail:
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