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  June 5th, 2018 | Written by

China’s New Silk Road

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  • Digitization and China’s Silk Road initiative create new opportunities.
  • Participants from all over the world presented their products and services at Shanghai show.
  • Intelligent Logistics Innovation Pavilion is an offline platform for intelligent logistics product display.

Logistics 4.0 and the new Silk Road were the dominating topics at transport logistic China 2018, which took place in Shanghai from May 16 to 18, 2018. Participants from all over the world presented their products and services as well as official pavilions from Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Malaysia, and Lithuania.

The eighth edition of transport logistic China lived up to its reputation as the leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management in Asia. “The continuous growth of this exhibition reflects the huge demand for cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions in the Chinese logistics market. transport logistic China is an efficient and practical platform for decision-makers to meet face-to-face, communicate and expand business, and at the same time strongly promotes the high-quality development of the logistics industry,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, Member of the Management Board at Messe München GmbH.

“I was a bit surprised as there are so many exhibitors. We reached a lot of international visitors. This reflects how influential the exhibition is,” says Feng Xiang, Vice President, YTO Express Group Co., Ltd.

Participants agreed that China is pressing ahead with digitization at top speed. The country is already playing a leading role in this sector and it continues to grow. Intelligent logistics is becoming the core competence of emerging enterprises, in terms of equipment, software, system integration and assistant decision-making.

To meet the needs of brand publicity of many technology logistics enterprises as well as strengthen the industry interaction, transport logistic China launched the new “Intelligent Logistics Innovation Pavilion” as an offline platform for intelligent logistics product display and technology communication. “This year, we initiated a Think-A-Thon, where Supply Chain Management students of the local Tongji University worked out, how blockchain technology may become a game changer in international supply chains. The team of transport logistic China has been a great support in realizing this project,” said Martin Kraemer, Head of Marketing & PR at Jettainer GmbH.

China’s mega project of the New Silk Road is expected to attract investments totaling one-trillion euros.

The conference attracted 667 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions and over 26,300 visitors from more than 67 countries and regions.

A concurrent show, PeriLog (perishable logistics) – fresh logistics Asia provides one-stop solutions to fresh product suppliers in front-end procurement, quality control, warehousing and refrigeration, cold-chain transportation and sales, as well as cooked food processing.

The next transport logistic China will take place from June 16 to 18, 2020.

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