Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Logistics Hub for Container Shipping Line and Freight Forwarding Joint Venture

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CHINA – JAPAN – Today sees the start of operations at a new terminal in Shanghai situated in the Logistics Park of Shanghai Lingang New Town and the product of a development between well-known Japanese container shipping carrier, K Line and a Hong Kong company, Zhenhua Logistics Group. The two started the K Line Zhenhua Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (KLZH) operation in 2005 as a freight consolidation and forwarding company and this is the latest development for the joint venture. The new 43,890m2 premises is spread over two storeys with the first phase constructed on a plot of around 140,000m2.

KLZH-Shanghai’s core business utilises and advanced inventory monitoring system to handle a range of products, particularly daily requisites such as apparel, electronic parts and automobile parts. The new facility is intended to act as a warehouse for export cargo, and a devanning and interim storage warehouse for import cargo. In addition the company will operate a domestic distribution system using the new building as a hub.

The unit is fitted with full sprinkler facilities and has 24 hour CCTV and security monitoring to deter and detect any criminals, and will offer bespoke services to customers needing warehouse services in the region. The Logistics Park is an economic development zone which has been ratified by the Chinese government and is in an area which is expected to see future development, located as it is, on the Shanghai City side of the bridge connecting Shanghai City and Yanshang deep-water port, now ranked as one of the largest trading ports in the world, and slated to host an increase in the throughput of freight in the coming years.