Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) announced that it has started operations at its third vehicle processing centre (VPC) in China. It is located in the Dongjiang free trade zone of Tianjin port, which is one of the largest vehicle import & export ports in the country and a gateway to Beijing and northern China.
The Dongjiang VPC is designed to complement WWL’s existing VPC’s in Shanghai and Guangzhou. This network enables the company to offer outbound logistics solutions in China for both import and export, starting from optimized local logistics solutions up to integrated factory to dealer solutions.
The Tianjin port has two RoRo terminals allowing for efficient loading and discharge from vessels. Its location within the bonded port of Dongjiang free trade zone also means that customers can withhold duty payments until their product leaves the free trade zone, improving their cash flow.
The Dongjiang VPC has been specifically designed to accommodate both cars and trucks. It has a yard with total storage capacity of 140,000 sq m and a workshop covering 6,000 sq m with high doors enabling trucks to enter. It also has 940 sq m of office space for both staff and customers, as well as full security and lightning.
The Tianjin VPC is operated by Tianjin Port Wallenius Wilhelmsen Vehicle Logistics Co., Ltd, a joint venture between WWL China Ltd. and the Tianjin Port Group. The companies signed a joint venture agreement mid-2014 in which WWL China holds a 30% share.
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