Hong ong-based international logistics group, U-Freight, has enhanced its coverage of China's coastal manufacturing regions with the opening of a new airport office in Xiamen, Fujian province, one of the country's Special Economic Zones, according to the Shipping Gazette.
U-Freight operates under a number of brands in China including U-Freight China, Shanghai Rijin and Shanghai Renaissance with each servicing different trades or types of industry. It has moved its Xiamen office to a new office location in the Shengtong Centre at Xiamen airport to allow easier access for customers and staff and is home to two of the company's brands, Dalian China Express and U-Ocean.
U-Freight's CEO, Simon Wong said: "We know that China has entered its second phase of its economic and industrial development and we are anxious to maintain the same services that have been available throughout China to our clients in Xiamen."
With a population of four million, the city is a key coastal manufacturing and business centre. Its deep-water port is among the top 18 container ports in the world. The city boasts of major hinterland connections in Fujian province and the neighbouring provinces of Guangdong, Jiangxi and Zhejiang as well as Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Xiamen has a diverse economic activities such as fishing, shipbuilding, food processing, tanning, textiles, machine tool manufacturing, chemical industries, telecommunications and financial services.