China as economic and political power

’China offshoring China’, the biggest threat to box lines, as we wrote last month, is part of the narrative where corporate and political decisions go hand in hand.

And while we wait to determine to what extent contract logistics (CL) operations will also be affected there, with hindsight it’s the late 2018 CL deal that Deutsche Post DHL struck with China’s SF Holding – for an initial €700m, to sell its CL business there – that obviously springs to mind.

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