Qingpu to promote ecological logistics

Qingpu District is to promote the idea of ecological logistics as well as improving innovation, quality and security of logistics service.

Qingpu District, which houses express companies delivering 70 percent of the 40 billion parcels, hosted the 2018 China Express Forum on September 13 and announced to promote the idea of ecological logistics as well as improving innovation, quality and security of logistics service.

According to the district government, Qingpu is striving to build one or two express giants whose annual income exceeds 100 billion yuan (US$14.55 billion), as well as three or four whose income tops 50 billion yuan and several exceeding 10 billion yuan.

Xiang Feng, vice president of Yuantong Express headquartered in Qingpu District, said Yuantong is now taking efforts to realize "green express" by using environmental friendly materials and degradable materials as well as recycled express boxes.

Besides local express companies, foreign countries also shared their views on the development of logistics.

"The logistic business in Hungary represents 6 percent of the national GDP and we have a plan to increase it to 10 percent in the upcoming five years," said Szilard Bolla, Consul General of Hungary in Shanghai. "So Hungary is doing everything possible to improve the land, the sea and air connections with other countries, especially with China, because we also believe that China is going to be one of the biggest players in the market."

According to Kovacs Ferenc, Chairman and Group Owner of R-BAG, a Hungarian cargo service provider, people can reach 16 countries from Budapest within an eight-hour drive, which promotes the logistics business in the country. It's easy for Chinese companies to set up businesses in Hungary since there is a special agreement between the two countries, Ferenc told Shanghai Daily.

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