Ryder expands its China logistics infrastructure

Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions provider, and a Fortune 500 company, is optimistic about China’s logistics market growth potential and it is rapidly expanding its network and infrastructure reach to all the coastal cities on the Mainland. Wong Joon San reports from Shanghai. The company, which first came to China […]


Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions provider, and a Fortune 500 company, is optimistic about China’s logistics market growth potential and it is rapidly expanding its network and infrastructure reach to all the coastal cities on the Mainland. Wong Joon San reports from Shanghai.

The company, which first came to China in 2000 as a consulting company to set up Shanghai General Motors’ inbound logistics, will move to inland cities after establishing its hold in the coastal cities. “We will go the same way as other multi-national logistics companies have gone in Mainland China, from coastal cities to inland cities, depending on demand, of course,” said Christopher Woodward, vice-president & managing director of China – Ryder Logistics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

The Ryder consulting company, which exists and operates in China till today, worked with Shanghai General Motors via a local logistics company called Tong Hui to provide it with logistics services in Shanghai. However, Ryder had to give up the contract in 2003 as it did not have an operating licence.

Ryder also carried out another project with a local logistics company called Mentor Media to help Hewlett Packard with their distribution and kitting activities in Shenzhen between 2000-2005, but had to give up this project as well because of the operating licence issue.