24 June 2013 - SIPG Logistics Co., Ltd (SIPGL), one of the largest logistics companies in China, has joined forces with NEMS, part of Impala, a metals warehousing and logistics company, to create a specialist logistics network to benefit Chinese and non-Chinese customers. Impala is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura, one of the world's leading international commodity traders. SIPGL is a logistics enterprise owned by Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd, a listed company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the designated delivery warehouse approved by the Shanghai Futures Exchange.
The 50:50 joint venture, called Shanghai NEMS Port Logistics Co., Ltd will combine SIPGL's established infrastructure including experience in integrated logistics operations and related facilities, such as ports along the Yangtze River and the coast, warehouses and freight network, with the global customer base and expertise of NEMS to collect and deliver raw materials and finished products across China and through the NEMS global network of distribution hubs. NEMS offers access to trusted integrated metal services and LME-approved bonded and fiscal warehousing.
"NEMS will become a preferred supplier for SIPGL, creating fresh business opportunities within China but also amongst our traditional client base across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and other parts of Asia," said Charles Bucknall, Managing Director, NEMS. The joint venture will also be able to provide financial and logistics support to Chinese companies, enabling them to break into overseas markets. Customers outside China will benefit from priority access to SIPGL's established infrastructure network and close links to local industry.
"The Yangtze is one of the world's busiest waterways, serving the metallurgical, power, chemical, auto, building materials and machinery industrial belts and high-tech development zones along its banks," said Felix Sun, Director and General Manager, SIPGL. "This is the first joint venture of its kind that we have entered into. One of the additional benefits we see is the better use both shareholders' superior resources to form a logistics network of more than 50 warehouses within and outside China that will provide a more comprehensive and complete supply chain service for commodity customers."
NEMS will complete construction of a new 20,000 m2 floor capacity warehouse in the Yangshan Free Trade Port Area, Shanghai in October 2013, further increasing its secure storage capacity in China.
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NEMS offers access to trusted integrated metal services and LME-approved bonded and fiscal warehousing. NEMS is a division of Impala, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura, one of the world's leading international commodity traders. Impala was formed in 2010 following the consolidation of Trafigura's bulk commodity, warehousing and logistics activities. Impala currently employs over 1,200 people globally and has world class expertise extending across the non-ferrous concentrates, refined metals, iron ore and coal sectors. Operations include the blending of metal concentrates in Chile, China, Mexico and Peru, the transportation of copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to global export markets, and LME and non-LME registered warehousing operations. Impala owns and leases 60 sites across 30 countries.
About SIPG Logistics Co Ltd
The SIPG Logistics Co., Ltd. was incorporated through consolidation and merger of more than 20 enterprises, including the former Shanghai International Container Freight Co., Ltd., Shanghai Jixiang Freight Co., Ltd., Shanghai Pudong Container Logistics Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Port Technology & Engineering Service Co., Ltd., forming a complete logistic service chain specialized in port logistics. It is a logistics enterprise, employing over 8,000 people and is wholly owned by Shanghai International Port Group Co., Ltd. (SIPG) with a registered capital of RMB2.5 billion.
The business scope covers all aspects of logistics industry, including the international freight agency service, shipping agency service, shipping agency service for inland feeder lines, storage and stock piling, road transport, handling of bulk and break-bulk cargoes, domestic multimodal transport, container stuffing and stripping, storage and transport of hazardous goods, transportation of heavy lift, washing and repairing of containers and development of logistics management software.
Relying on its good resource superiority and forging a perfect port logistics service chain, the SIPG Logistics Co., Ltd. will spare its efforts on the growth of modernized and specialized logistics and constant improvement of domestic and international logistic networks for the purpose of providing the customers with one-stop and convenient logistics services.