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2013-11-05 12:20:54

MIAMI, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines, New Orleans' largest cruise operator, today announced that it has scored the new title of Official Cruise Partner of the New Orleans Saints and its first-ever partnership with an NFL franchise. Carnival, which has a nearly 20-year relationship with New Orleans, will be bringing more of its signature brand of fun to the Big Easy through this new partnership. The line will have the opportunity to create fun in-stadium...

2013-11-04 12:21:36

MIAMI, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today announced that effective December 1, 2013, Stein Kruse, currently president and CEO of Holland America Line, is being appointed CEO of the Holland America Group, adding Princess Cruises and Holland America Princess Alaska land operations to his current responsibilities of Holland America Line and Seabourn. Kruse will report to Carnival Corporation & plc President and CEO Arnold...

2013-11-04 12:21:34

MIAMI, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today announced Alan Buckelew, currently the president and CEO of Princess Cruises, is being appointed to the newly created role of chief operations officer of Carnival Corporation & plc effective December 1, 2013, reporting to President and CEO Arnold Donald. "With his successful track record in both running a brand and as a functional lead, Alan is ideally suited to take on the tasks...

2013-11-04 12:21:31

MIAMI, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today announced that effective December 1, 2013, Howard Frank will be stepping down from his current roles as vice chairman and chief operating officer to take on the role of special advisor to the CEO and to the chairman, while continuing to represent the industry in his leadership role as chairman of CLIA. "We are greatly appreciative of Howard's commitment to provide ongoing counsel,...

2013-11-01 16:20:37

Accolades earned include Top Itineraries, Best Private Island and Best Shore Excursions SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line, a leader in premium cruising, once again earned top honors with eight 2013 Readers' Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world's leading consumer cruise travel publications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/SF88951LOGO) The awards include Best Alaska, Canada/New England and Central America...

2013-10-30 20:20:19

- New agreement to result in net savings of $55 million to $65 million on an annualized basis FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) today reported that the national five-year labor agreement for less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System, Inc. is now ratified and will take effect on November 3, 2013 and run through March 31, 2018. The new ABF National Master Freight Agreement achieves the company's stated goals of putting ABF...

2013-10-28 16:20:46

SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Noordam will now sail cruises with central and western Mediterranean itineraries in spring and summer 2014. The new itineraries will allow for longer voyages, including the introduction of three new 11-day itineraries with several departures each and numerous Collectors' Voyages up to 33 days. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/SF88951LOGO) From April through October 2014, the ship will sail between...

2013-10-25 12:20:53

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of three cents ($0.03) per share to holders of record of its Common Stock, $0.01 par value, on November 8, 2013, payable on November 22, 2013. Arkansas Best Corporation, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a freight transportation services and integrated logistics solutions provider. Through its various subsidiaries, Arkansas...

2013-10-25 08:20:58

More than 200 global leaders expected to attend the solutions-oriented two-day summit SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The aim of the second World Ocean Summit is to find solutions that reconcile the need for economic growth with the increasing challenges of global ocean conservation. Chaired by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist, the summit will bring together more than 200 global leaders from government, business, international organisations, NGOs, think...

2013-10-24 16:20:50

Serves steel, pipe, sand and other oil field business OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Distribution Services' new Odessa Railport combines expert pipe and bulk transloading operations with direct Union Pacific Railroad service, delivering efficient freight transportation solutions in the Permian Basin. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) "We are excited to provide door-to-door transportation services that help meet the growing logistics...