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NEWSROUNDUP
Supply Chain Management
A roundup of supply chain news
A�er five

years of successful opera�ons in China, FM Logis�c is proud to announce the opening of its
second owned warehouse facility in Taicang, a short driving distance from Shanghai.
The state-of-the-art warehouse features:
24,000 m
2
in opera�on now, eventual capacity of 100,000 m
2
High-level racking
Loading/unloading cages to guarantee maximum security
Unmatched fire safety according to Na�onal Fire Protec�on Associa�on and FM
standards
Advanced, 24/7 security systems and measures
FM Logis�c offers transporta�on services through a pan-China network using its own Volvo fleet and state of the art TMS
and GPS tracking. FM’s first warehouse complex (6,000 m
2
), in the Pinghu area west of Shanghai serves as a key-hub for
reverse logis�cs and other warehousing services.
Hyundai, Volvo and Ford.
orders in Chinese history
China’s own Jade Cargo takes
Zhoushan Jinhaiwan Shipyard has se-
on Lufthansa
Chinese company takes over
cured a massive order for 30 ships from
In a challenge to the dominance of the
Hummer
the fast emerging Grand China Logistics,
German carrier Lufthansa, China’s Jade
In related news, as part of its restruc-
one of the largest ship orders in Chinese
Cargo has signed up a general sales agent
turing, GM has sold its Hummer brand to
history. With a total contract price of
to market its capacity in Europe. The
the privately-held Chinese company, Sich-
above $2 billion, the ships are scheduled
Shenzhen-based cargo airline appointed
uan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery
to be delivered between the third quarter
Air Logistics Group as its general sales
Co., Ltd. Until now, the Sichuan Province-
of 2010 and the second quarter of 2012.
and service agent in 14 countries across
based company has been a manufacturer
- Steelguru
Europe, from the UK and Germany to Tur-
of road, construction, and energy industry
key and Portugal. In the meantime, Jade
equipment. Tengzhong has announced
is also preparing to reach into Eastern
that it has no plans to manufacture Hum-
Europe through an alignment with Austrian
mers in China, and will instead continue to
Cargo, the air freight division of Austrian
use the current facilities in the US. Ana-
Airlines.
lysts suspect that Tengzhong is investing
- Cargonews Asia
not in new manufacturing capacity, but in

Hummer’s research and development ca- Maersk Logistics rebrands un-
pabilities. der Damco
- China Sourcing Blog The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group is all set
to merge its supply chain management
Logistics
business Maersk Logistics and freight
forwarding brand Damco, under a single
Grand China Logistics places
brand, Damco. Under the new brand,
one of the largest shipbuilding
Damco seeks to provide customers with
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