Opinion on Transport and Logistics in China

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Air France: latest step in Chinese expansion

Air France's [AF.PA] new Chinese call center is the latest step in its plan to expand its operations in the country. Air cargo business and passenger traffic in the Asian region are forecast to grow tremendously in the near future, and Air France is building an advantage over rival entrants.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2004
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FedEx: China business booming

The Asia Pacific region and China in particular, was the star of FedEx's [FDX] financial performance during Q3 2004. However, as the Chinese government prepares a new postal law that could further protect and enhance the monopoly of China Post, FedEx and other international operators will be lobbying hard to make sure that the region retains its potential and opportunities for all players.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2004
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Lufthansa/Shanghai Airlines: flying start

The new code share agreement represents the first agreement between a solely domestic Chinese player and a European carrier, and it will enhance Lufthansa's [LHA.F] position in the Chinese market. New traffic rights, coupled with the gradual opening up of China to foreign trade, means that China will become a major battleground for airlines and Lufthansa should profit from its head start.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2004
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DHL: risky business in China

DHL announced the launch its domestic express delivery service in China late last month amid great fanfare. This has now has been dampened by China Post's claims that it never approved such a service. The apparent tension between the Chinese authorities and DHL should not deter the German firm from pressing on with its expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jun 2004
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Air cargo: carriers benefit from US-China accord

The bilateral accord signed by China and America last week will more than double the number of US airlines that can operate to and from the People's Republic, and will permit an extra 111 weekly flights by all-cargo carriers. UPS [UPS], FedEx [FDX] and American Airlines [AMR] have welcomed the agreement, which will dramatically increase air cargo volumes between the two countries.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2004
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UPS at the forefront of a scramble for China

The signing in July of a Sino-US aviation agreement has led to a fierce scramble among airfreight operators to gain access rights for the extra routes which the accord has released. Datamonitor's Emilio Pedrinaci suggests that UPS's fierce lobbying for immediate allocation of rights to the new routes reflects the supreme importance of establishing a firm foothold in the lucrative Chinese market...

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2004
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TPG: eastern promise must not be a distraction

TPG [TPG.AS] has released positive quarterly results, with its express and logistics divisions helping to grow its margins. The improvement will allow the company to pursue its expansion plans in China. However, with European postal deregulation just around the corner, it must not miss opportunities closer to home.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2004
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UPS: taking control in China

A deal for 100% ownership of its joint venture with local partner and market leader, Sinotrans, will provide United Parcel Service with direct control of its international express operations in China. UPS is seeking to develop its presence in China to capitalize upon booming demand and fend off fierce competition from its international rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2004
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DHL: darting into a growing market

Express and logistics giant DHL recently announced its intention to acquire a further 20% stake in Blue Dart Express. The move will increase its control of the company to 88% and highlights DHL's ambition to expand in the Asia-Pacific region. It also reflects a growing trend of international expansion within the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2005
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UPS: no let up in battle for Chinese market

United Parcel Service [UPS] has opened three new warehouse and distribution centers in China, and announced that it will open another 20 facilities in the country over the next two years. With its domestic package business currently stagnating, UPS is clearly determined to capitalize on the opportunities available in China - but it will not go unopposed by its closest rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2005

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