Minsheng Logistics Sichuan Co., Ltd.
Chengdu, China Site Visit
March 29, 2016
Mr. Wu Wenyi, Head of Marketing & Sales
Minsheng Logistics Sichuan Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Minsheng Logistics Co., Ltd. under group company Minsheng Shipping Co., Ltd., a famous private company with significant history dating back to 1925. Minsheng Shipping Co., Ltd. set up a joint venture company with the Chinese government in 2009 and started the logistics operation. Minsheng Logistics is headquartered in Chongqing with branch offices located in Chengdu, Yibing, and Luzhou of the Sichuan province, as well as Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other main cities in China.
Its founding business was ocean freight forwarding provided mainly for its parent company Minsheng Shipping Co., Ltd. Today, Minsheng Logistics is an integrated third-party logistics provider (3PL) providing air and ocean freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing and distribution, international railway and multimodal transportation, and bonded warehousing in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) as well as a roll-on/roll-off shipping agency.
Minsheng Logistics has a 7,000 square meter warehouse in Chongqing, a 50,000 square meter warehouse in Chengdu, and 200 owned trucks providing Minsheng Logistics a strong warehousing and distribution network in Western China. Some automotive industry customers such as Changan Automobile, Peugeot and Citroën use Minsheng Logistics’ warehouse and distribution service in Chengdu.
Minsheng Logistics has an NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) license and acts as a booking agent in Chongqing, Chengdu, Yibing and Luzhou for most of the carriers that have containers shipping through the Yangtze River. Besides the main port in Chongqing, Minsheng Logistics has a team of 50 in Yibing and Luzhou. Shipments exported from Chengdu are usually shipped by truck from Chengdu to Chongqing or Luzhou and then loaded on board the vessel.
Minsheng Logistics also provides international railway and intermodal transport. The China-Europe railway has freight trains that go from Chongqing and Chengdu to Europe and back. On the return trains from Europe to Chongqing, Minsheng Logistics acts as the booking agent. Schenker books railway space from Minsheng Logistics from Antwerp to Chongqing and Chengdu. Volvo is a customer of the return railway service from Europe to Chongqing and Chengdu. BMW cars imported from Europe were in Minsheng Logistics’ Chengdu warehouse, which means that BMW is using the return railway service too.
Since Minsheng Logistics has a good customer base in automotive, it provides roll-on/roll-off shipping agency services in Chengdu. All the cars export from the gateway ports in Chongqing, Shanghai and Tianjin. Minsheng Logistics arranges the domestic railway transport from Chengdu to the export gateway ports.
Being based in Western China, Minsheng Logistics benefits from China’s development in the region. With its development in the automotive industry and the railway growth in China, Minsheng Logistics will have good growth in the coming years.
Sources: A&A Primary Research, http://www.msshipping.cn/