DB Schenker, one of the world’s largest logistics service providers, and the Eastern China city of Changshu signed a Memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a state-of-the-art logistics center in the Changshu Economic and Technology Development Zone.
Due to its convenient location near the metropolitan areas of Shanghai, Suzhou and Wuxi, and its proximity to the deep-water port of Yangshan as well as to a new port currently developed on the Yangtze River near Changshu, the city is a strategic location for a logistics center. Moreover, DB Schenker will be the first international third-party logistics provider (3PL) with a fully owned logistics site in Changshu.
The new facility will provide state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain management services with a high level of automation to customers from the automotive and healthcare industry as main target group as well as to companies from other industry sectors situated around the Yangtze River Delta and Greater East China Region. The construction start of the center is scheduled for the end of 2019 with duration of two years.
“After our strategic investment in a logistics center in Pinghu in July, the logistics facility in Changshu will be our second 100% owned distribution center in China. Both facilities complement our local growing warehouse portfolio with existing presence and partnerships with warehouses in Beijing and Shenyang”, says Christopher Pollard, CEO Greater China, Schenker China Ltd.
With over 50 years of experience in China, DB Schenker is one of the biggest 3PL companies in the local market offering extensive air, ocean, road and rail freight services, as well as integrated contract logistics service and supply chain management.