Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Freight Forwarding Group Opens Three More Logistics Distribution Centres

Hong Kong Headquartered Company Keeps expanding Further into China
Shipping News Feature

CHINA – Hong Kong based freight forwarding group Kerry Logistics keeps using the natural advantages of having a long pedigree in the region by continuing to expand in China, adding to a growing list of distribution facilities which it owns and operates in the country. This year the tally of facilities has reached seventeen with the opening of the latest three in Chongqing, Wuxi and Xiamen which together boast a combined total area of 140,000 square metres. Kerry now owns and manages in excess of three and a half million square metres of operational space for its customers.

Phase 2 of the Chongqing logistics centre opened in February this year, with an area of 65,800 m2 bringing the total area of the facility to 86,800m2 and becoming the largest of the company’s Chinese hubs. The new centre will serve as a depot for the market in the West of the country and offers a full range of logistics services for multiple industry sectors including automotive parts and accessories, pharmaceutical and healthcare, electronics and technology.

In Xiamen, the new 42,800m2 logistics centre was opened in April in the Haicang Export Processing Zone to tap into the booming trade across the Taiwan Strait. The facility will support electronics and technology customers a whole panoply of logistics support activities including in-transit assembling, postponement logistics and returns management; fashion and retail brands with hanging garments, price/security tagging and gift packing; food and beverage customers with expiry date printing, quality control, stock taking, labelling and packing.

In Wuxi, Jiangsu province, the company unveiled another new 31,400m2 logistics centre in February. Close to the highway with direct access to Wuxi Shoufang Airport and the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, this facility will provide a complete portfolio of innovative solutions from order management, vendor managed inventory to material and parts management and reverse logistics. Edwardo Erni, Kerry Logistics Managing Director for Mainland China, commented:

“Opening three new logistics centres demonstrates our commitment to our customers in China. We also see that our customers can leverage real competitive advantage from these new state-of-the-art facilities and our logistics centre network through improved efficiency and reduced inventory costs. All of the new facilities are equipped with the latest security and IT systems providing maximum security and improved tracking and supply chain transparency for our customers.”

Photo: The Chongqing logistics centre.