Sinotrans, China's largest logistics company, and National Retail Systems, Inc., a leading provider of logistics services to U.S. retailers, have formed a joint venture called SinoNRS to offer integrated factory-to-store logistics solutions to U.S. retailers. SinoNRS will offer U.S. retailers a comprehensive suite of transportation, consolidation, warehousing, distribution, trade facilitation and value-added services, such as ticketing, labeling and packaging.
"U.S. retailers are under increasing pressure to shorten their time to market and lower supply chain costs in order to keep up with consumer demands," says Raymond Wisniewski, president and COO of NRS. " SinoNRS will provide the three critical levers for logistics success: control, speed and value. No other competitor will have better capabilities in China or more experience in U.S. retail."
Sinotrans is China's largest logistics provider. With more than 1,600 distribution facilities in China and a staff of over 18,500 employees, it offers integrated ocean transportation, air freight, trucking, distribution, express services and third party logistics services. The Sinotrans network covers all major areas in China from North to South coasts to inland locations and includes the largest customs clearance facility network in China.
NRS operates one of the largest distribution facilities in the New York area close to Port Elizabeth, N.J., including several transload facilities, warehouses and an automated cross-dock that is among the most advanced of its kind in the world. NRS also operates multiple facilities in the Los Angeles area and over 1 million square feet of distribution space within 10 miles from the Port of Long Beach. A new Savannah transload facility opening later this year as part of the company's Gateway Ports strategy will add to NRS' presence in the Southeast with facilities in Greensboro, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; and Miami.
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