'With this logistics centre, Kerry Logistics Network is confident that it will greatly enhance its service capabilities in chemical and dangerous goods logistics,' said Kerry managing director William Ma.
The Kerry IMS Chemical Cangzhou logistics centre was developed to strengthen Kerry Logistics Network's service capability in the chemical sector and an important base in northern China, said the press release.
This will consolidate the company's combined resources in logistics, export industries, an international-standard operating platform and transportation facilities.
Located near the Tianjin Nangang Industrial Zone, the logistics centre has a total area of 320,000 square feet, comprising Class A warehouse, Class B warehouse, as well as office facilities.
It also has the capacity to handle 400,000 tonnes of Class A and Class B chemicals per year. 'The logistics centre was designed and built above Chinese national standards and is equipped with smart monitoring and management systems, said Kerry.
At present, it is handling mainly industrial raw materials, mostly packaged in Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC), drum and pail. The warehouse will store 38 types of dangerous goods, including flammable liquids and solids, oxidisers and corrosive substances,' said the company.