January 9 - DB Schenker Logistics has established a new branch office in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.

The branch is also the first to be opened by Schenker China Ltd in the Inner Mongolia province. 

The company stated that it had opened the branch office "in order to extend business coverage, develop new business and stretch its presence in the north of China". 

Hohhot's key industries are woollen textiles, food, pharmaceuticals, wind power, coal, machine tools and fibre optic cable. 

DB Schenker says it has offices and facilities in 57 cities throughout China with more than 4,600 employees in the country.