January 9 - Air, oceanfreight and logistics services company, Logwin, has opened a new sales office in Chengdu, to further strengthen its presence in China.

Chengdu has thriving industrial and hi-tech sectors and is home to some of the world's leading IT and technology brands such as Intel, IBM, CISCO, Nokia, SAP, Siemens, Canon, HP, Xerox, Microsoft, Tieto and NIIT.

The municipality of 14 million people also has a well established aircraft manufacturing and aviation technology base as well as a growing financial and pharmaceuticals sector.

"Chengdu is one of the fastest growing cities in China and demand for logistics services is increasing. The new office will strengthen our presence in the region, providing improved reach into the regional market and create new opportunities for us to grow our business," said Henk Westerhoek, Logwin, country director Central and Northern China.