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Page 22 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2017 International logistics industry to meet at SNIEC CHINA is the largest market for logistics services and from the 16 to 18 of May 2018, the international logistics industry will meet for the eighth time at Transport Logistic China at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Asia’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain manage- ment with more than 40,000 sqm of exhibition space, it offers delegates the opportunity to maintain existing contacts and to establish new connections. The core of the Chinese trading strategy is the New Silk Road Initiative, which is to open up new trade corridors and involve massive investments in infrastructure. Gerhard Gerritzen, execu- tive board member of Messe München, emphasised the sig- nificance of the fair: “Shanghai is the starting point of the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative for the logistics sector. “The importance for the countries along the land route, as well as the maritime Silk Road, will be highlighted in our conference program.” The three trade fairs Air Car- go China, Perilog China and Truck and Trailer China will again take place in 2018 as part of Transport Logistic China. Air Cargo China is the largest industry event for air freight in the Asian region with over 5,000 sqm of exhibition space. With a total of 10 segments, Perilog China is dedicated to the challenges of perishable logistics. Experts for commer- cial vehicles, on the other hand, get their money’s worth at Truck and Trailer China. In addition, the multi-faceted conference program will fea- ture more than 100 high-cal- ibre speakers on the Asian logistics market and the latest trends in the logistics sector. DHL delivers an e-commerce boost in Delhi DHL eCommerce has opened a distribution centre in Delhi that will allow the company to improve tran- sit times for deliveries to the US, the UK and Australia. E-tailers will have a seamless click-to-order process, tracking visibility and other fea- tures that support customer-centric deliveries for their e-commerce businesses. “India is one of the top 10 e-com- merce markets and the fast- est-growing globally with e-com- merce expected to grow at a CAGR of 31 per cent to reach EUR2 billion by 2020,” said Malcolm Monteiro, chief executive, DHL eCommerce Asia Pacific. “India has been iden- tified as a key market for DPDHL Group. “India’s booming e-commerce market, coupled with the govern- ment’s implementation of GST and greater ease of claiming benefits like MEIS for cross-border ship- ments, has made e-commerce exports more attractive and busi- ness-friendly than ever before. We are positive on the growth and are hugely committed to enable Indian e-tailers to fully capitalise on this exciting e-commerce market.” add- ed Suraj Bangera, country director, DHL eCommerce India. Qatar ramps up Eastern Europe route network QATAR Airways’ will add the Balkan city of Sarajevo to its network in October. The capital of Bosnia and Her- zegovina will receive a four times-weekly A320 service, be- ginning 31 October, as part of the airline’s expansion into Eastern Europe, with the recent launch of a four times-weekly service to Skopje as well as daily flights to Prague, Czech Republic and Kyiv, Ukraine set to begin later this month.