Press release BoxID: 793985 (IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG)
  • IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
  • Kasteelstraße 2
  • 47119 Duisburg
  • Contact person
  • Rembert Horstmann
  • +49 (203) 8005-396

Jakob Hedén to manage the IMPERIAL branch in Shanghai

(PresseBox) (Duisburg, ) Jakob Hedén (36) is the new Managing Director of Shanghai IMPERIAL International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. He replaces Christian Berlin (30), who is returning to corporate headquarters in Duisburg after successfully working in China for four years; he will take on new tasks as the assistant to the CEO there. Hedén joins IMPERIAL from DB Schenker. He held various management positions there during the past ten years – and worked most recently as Vice President Global Customer Implementations.

IMPERIAL Logistics International has had its own company in China, IMPERIAL Shanghai, since 2012. The original trigger for the move to China was an original major customer in the Retail & Consumer Goods business unit; IMPERIAL Shanghai supported its expansion in Asia with logistics services. In addition to this, the company established its business on a broader footing. The range of operations provided by IMPERIAL Shanghai now includes freight forwarding services for overland, sea or air freight traffic, warehousing, customs clearance and organising integrated supply chain solutions.

The company is also certified in China as a Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC). It has other customers in the chemical and steel industries. The company operates its own warehouse in the Baoshan district of Shanghai and can make use of a network of eleven other warehouses in various Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea along the industrially developed coastal zones.

IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG

Shanghai IMPERIAL International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of IMPERIAL Logistics International. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African company IMPERIAL Holdings Limited, IMPERIAL Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of IMPERIAL Holdings Limited outside Africa. The varied portfolio of services at IMPERIAL Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, is separated into two divisions: the Group pools all its transport services in the Shipping and Road business units in the IMPERIAL Transport Solutions division. The IMPERIAL Supply Chain Solutions division covers all the services in the third-party logistics, contract manufacturing and warehousing sectors for the Automotive, Industrial, Retail & Consumer Goods and Chemicals business units. Working together, both divisions provide a full and transparent range of services from one source along the complete supply chain. IMPERIAL Logistics International employs more than 7,500 people and generates turnover amounting to EUR 1.2 billion at 150 business locations.