This week we introduce you to Luke, Executive Director of North Star. From Humble Beginnings to North Star’s Inception Far from the warm weather and the fine sandy beaches of its Australian homonym, Luke grew up in Sydney, Canada– a small fishing and coal town, surrounded by abundant nature and well-known for its cold and…

Ten years ago, North Star Alliance core partners’ TNT Express and the UN World Food Programme embarked on an innovative public-private partnership to help address the urgency of world hunger. Several years later, North Star emerged from this partnership as a practical response to the AIDS crisis, which was decimating transport workers and other mobile…

Last March, we kicked off a campaign with TNT Express focused on bringing the North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre to conferences, special events, and North Star partners across Europe. Since then, we’ve been busy on the road with more than 40 stops in 6 countries showcasing the simple, yet innovative healthcare solution that North…

The following article was written by Steve Banker and originally appeared on Logistics Viewpoints on 19 December 2011. The Holidays are a time for giving. My posting today celebrates the best example of corporate giving that I came across in my travels this year. TNT, a large global provider of express deliveries, and ORTEC, a…

While we typically do our best to pick one photo each week that highlights an exciting North Star Alliance initiative somewhere in the world, this week we’ve been bombarded with an influx of images from the TNT-North Star Alliance Roadshow in France. We’ve received so many in fact, that we couldn’t select just one. As…

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a tiny bag of popcorn while you watch “On the Road with North Star Alliance” – a new promotional video outlining the history of North Star Alliance, our approach, and impact of our work, both on the ground across Africa and for our partners around the world.

The following post was written by Gerard Steehouder, a Technical Project Leader for TNT Express, and voluntary COMETS Implementation Manager for North Star Alliance. I’m Gerard Steehouder, 50 years of age, and working for TNT Express Benelux as a Technical Project Leader within the ICS department in Houten, running diverse IT-related projects. Implementing and training…

TNT-North Star Alliance Roadshow at ORTEC

Over the past month, North Star Alliance and TNT have hit the road, visiting truck stops, conferences, and office blocks across Europe to raise awareness about health, mobility, and the important role North Star Alliance’s network of Roadside Wellness Centers is playing across East, West, and Southern Africa.

The following post was written by Rosanne Bonanno, Senior Communication Manager at TNT, and Project Manager for the TNT/North Star Alliance Road Show It started on a dreary January day at the Dutch Port of Rotterdam. Shielded in a car from the driving rain, I waited impatiently while a 40-foot truck container was offloaded from…

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