DHL, UPS eye business opportunities in China’s Qingdao
The world’s express giant DHL from Germany has announced that it will launch cargo flights between Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, and Hong Kong via Hangzhou, in eastern Zhejiang Province, in February next year.
Several months ago, another express giant UPS from the United States launched direct cargo flights between Qingdao and Inchon, the Republic of Korea.
Ken Rorok, UPS Asia-Pacific regional president, said Qingdao, as a major harbor city, provides us broader market opportunities.
Express commodities leaving the Qingdao Liuting International Airport reached 40,000 items monthly as against former 25,000 items. The volume imported via the airport amounted to approximately 8,000 items from the former 5,000 items, according to customs figures.
Most express commodities handled by the airport are samples, precise spare parts and high-tech products.
[Description of Source: Beijing Xinhua in English — China’s official news service for English-language audiences (New China News Agency)]
Qingdao, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — The world’s express giant DHL from Germany has announced that it will launch cargo flights between Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, and Hong Kong via Hangzhou, in eastern Zhejiang Province, in February next year.
CHINA: INT EXPRESS DELIVERY GIANT DHL SPEEDING UP ALIGNMENT IN CHINA
Asia Africa Intelligence Wire 12-26-2005
According to fdi.gov.cn: Germanys DHL is looking to further execute its expansion plan to establish itself in the Asia-Pacific, particularly in China. While emerging more prominently in the Asia-Pacific, DHL remains committed to China. It announces to turn China its largest and most important market in 2 to 3 years. 2005 is a year where the Chinese air express delivery service has had the most vibrant growth. DHL has been meticulously taking steps and plowing into the Chinese market in infrastructure investment, air network improvement, product and service boost and technical and human training.