DHL Global Forwarding Chengdu gov’t agency do ‘Belt and Road’ deal
With Asia's largest railroad container transportation hub located in Chengdu, the city's freight connections to Europe have undergone rapid renewal ahead of the Belt and Road initiative, including development of high-speed rail links like the Chengdu-Europe Express Rail and the Chengdu-Central Asia Express Rail.
May 28, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
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DHL Global Forwarding has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on building the China-Europe logistics corridor with Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office, the government agency responsible for developing Chengdu into a major trade hub under China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.
The MOU will see DHL Global Forwarding collaborate with Chengdu’s administration to further improve the security, customs efficiency, and freight capacity of the city’s logistics infrastructure. DHL will also gain greater access to Chengdu’s export trade lanes, allowing it to provide services to exporters in the city’s fast-growing free trade zones like the High Tech Zone and Tianfu New Area.
Some high-growth sectors like automotive production are expected to grow by more than 50 per cent within the next 10 years, with DHL’s specialist services in electronics and automotive logistics expected to receive particular focus from Chengdu’s industrial clusters.
With Asia’s largest railroad container transportation hub located in Chengdu, the city’s freight connections to Europe have undergone rapid renewal ahead of the Belt and Road initiative, including development of high-speed rail links like the Chengdu-Europe Express Rail between the city and Lodz, Poland in 2013; and the Chengdu-Central Asia Express Rail in 2014.