CSafe expands in China as logistics sector sustains growth
CSafe teamed up with C.H. Robinson to establish hub operations in Beijing and Guangzhou to support local customers.
February 9, 2021
By PLA Editor
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Ohio-based CSafe Global, a leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of pharmaceuticals, continues to expand with two new hub operations in Beijing (PEK) and Guangzhou (CAN), brining its total station count to 11 in the Asia Pacific region.
The facility in Beijing will provide 500 square metres of warehouse space to clean and store CSafe RKN and RAP containers, whilst the Guangzhou hub occupies 400 square metres.
CSafe partnered with 3PL company C.H. Robinson to leverage the latter’s vast network of locations across China, which will allow it to easily expand and provide containers in key locations quickly.
“Adding these to our established operations in Shanghai and Hong Kong, we are able to easily supply CSafe containers anywhere in mainland China,” said Tom Weir, CSafe Global COO.
“Our team is also working on agreements in several other locations across the region to establish additional hubs and comprehensive service centers for container maintenance and repairs this year in other major cities in China,” he continued.
Last week the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing revealed that the logistics sector sustained steady expansion in January, despite a slight slowdown from December, Xinhua News reported.
The logistics performance index, which indicates expansion above the 50 percent mark, came in at 54.4 percent in January, down 2.5 percentage points from December. The index tracks business volumes, new orders, employment, inventory turnover and equipment utility rates in the sector.
The subindex for equipment utility rates fell 2.7 percentage points from December to 52.5 percent in January, whilst subindices for new orders and business activity were at 52.9 percent and 52.7 percent, respectively, which would reflect enterprises’ confidence in the market.