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China, Djibouti and other logistics news

Chinas amphibious landing ship Changbaishan during an escort mission in the Gulf of Aden PhotoXinhuaBEIJING: November 25, 2015. A spokesman for China's foreign ministry has confirmed the country is in talks with government officials from the former French colony of Djibouti to establish a logistics base for its military.

According to foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei, China has deployed over 60 vessels to the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somali coast in 21 escort missions since 2008. As a result, he said China had "encountered real difficulties in replenishing soldiers and resupplying fuel and food, and found it really necessary to have nearby and efficient logistical support".

He added that China wanted to build a base in Djibouti to better serve its military when carrying out international peacekeeping operations, escorting ships in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somali coast, and performing humanitarian rescue operations.

(Right: China's amphibious landing ship Changbaishan in the Gulf of Aden - photo/Xinhua)


BELARUS: November 24, 2015. JSC Lithuanian Railways and China Merchants Logistics Holding are to set up a forwarding and logistics joint venture in Lithuania next year to provide services between Lithuania, Belarus and China.

China Merchants Group (CMG) will invest US$500 million to develop a logistics park in Lithuania near the port of Klaipeda. CMG is state-owned and invests in infrastructure construction, real estate, and port, highway, energy transportation and logistics services.

Founded in 1872 and based in Hong Kong, net profit in 2014 was €3.9 billion. Stasys Dailydka, director general of JSC Lithuanian Railways said the new logistics park will not only provide opportunities for the two companies but also for other businesses: "Once the construction of this part will be completed, we will be in a great position to deliver the necessary goods and establish joint container projects."


NAIROBI: November 24, 2015. Frontier Services Group Limited (FSG), a Nairobi-based logistics solutions provider has purchased the Transit Freight Coordinators Group headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The company will now be called Transit Freight Forwarding and provide transportation and movement services for freight across road, rail, sea and air from its operational hubs in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nelspruit, South Africa; Lusaka, Zambia; and Harare, Zimbabwe.

Gregg Smith, CEO of FSG said: "With Africa expected to be home to 25 percent of the world's population by 2050, we believe that by investing now to deliver the world to Africa – and Africa to the rest of the world – is not just good business, but a necessary service solution for the people of this very important continent."

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