International freight service and logistics company, U-Freight has broken ground on a RMB200 million (US$29.3 million) warehousing and office complex at Shanghai Pudong International airport.
The new complex Ã¢â‚¬“ expected to be completed within 15 months Ã¢â‚¬“ will incorporate some of the latest energysaving and eco-friendly equipment and techniques, such as solar-powered lighting, while providing U-Freight with the space to grow its business as the world economy recovers. The warehouse will have three floors Ã¢â‚¬“ each with 15 loading docks Ã¢â‚¬“ with a total footprint of 30,000 sq m, while the adjoining seven-storey office facility will provide 12,500 sq m of accommodation. The top floor will house a temperature-controlled logistics facility, rooms for refrigerated and frozen cargoes, as well as an area dedicated to high-value cargoes.
The company operates under a number of brands in China including U-Freight China, U-Ocean, Shanghai Rijin, Dalian China Express and Shanghai Renaissance Ã¢â‚¬“ each servicing different trades or typesof industry.