September 30, 2003
MOL Group's Logistics Company in China Opens Hangzhou
TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Kunio Suzuki) today
announced that Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.,
an affiliate of its group company MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd., has
opened an office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The new office
started operations on September 23.
The move is a part of a groupwide strategic business plan called MOL
next, which focuses on growth and expansion, and allocates management
resources to fields where the company sees great potential for future
growth. One of the key strategies of MOL next is to enhance the
development of a global logistics network with MOL Logistics as the core.
Hangzhou is located in the Changjiang River delta economic area, which,
led by Shanghai, is showing the fastest economic growth of any region in
China. The city ranks as one of the most popular areas for foreign capital
to set up their operations. Since more companies are expected to build
factories in Hangzhou, which has a National Development Zone consisting of
an Economic Technology Development Zone, a High-Tech Industrial
Development Zone, and the Xiaoshan Technology Development Zone, there is a
great need for total transportation services, including ocean shipping,
air transport, and total logistics. Shanghai Huajia International Freight
Forwarding will continue its efforts to win new business there.
MOL Logistics group companies, as the core logistics service providers
of MOL Group, are aggressively expanding its worldwide network, sales
capabilities, and competitiveness. In China, their Shanghai Huajia
International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. marked a major step forward in
August, when it acquired a first-class international freight forwarding
agent's license from China's Civil Aviation Authority. The company will be
able to meet customer needs throughout China with their smooth and
flexible logistics services, and take advantage of new business
opportunities resulting from China's membership in the World Trade
Profile of Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co.,
||Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co.,
||Chief Executive Officer Lu Zhiqiang
||Flat A-D, 13th Floor, Jiushi Fuxin Mansion,
No.918 Huai Hai Road (M), Shanghai, China
|Number of employees:
||107 (as of August 2003)
||Headquarters in Shanghai, Beijing Branch, Tianjin
Office, Suzhou Office, and Hangzhou Office
||Air and ocean freight forwarding, logistics business
including cargo consolidation service, third-party logistics (3PL),
||Customs clearance, International Cargo Freight
Forwarding Agent, and First Class International Freight Forwarding
Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou Office, as newly set up
Room 802, World Trade Center,
No.15, Shuguang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
||86-571-87630658, 87630390, 87630391, 87630392,
|Number of employees:
For further information, please contact:
MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd.
General Manager, Planning & Marketing Dept.
Tel: 81-3-5295-1505 / Fax: 81-3-5296-5760
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Manager, Network Management Group, Logistics Business Division
Tel: 81-3-3587-7101 / Fax: 81-3-3587-7738