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Sinotrans to acquire logistics assets of China Merchants

Chinese logistics and shipping giant Sinotrans has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the entire capital of China Merchants Logistics Holdings for RMB5.45bn ($818m) as part of the ongoing restrucuturing process between the Sinotrans & CSC and China Merchants Group.

The purchase price will be paid via issuing new shares to China Merchants.

Sinotrans expected that the transaction can help reduce competition between the company and its controlling shareholder and it believes the deal will enable the company to further solidify its position as the largest logistics company in China and to provide the group with opportunity to tap into new markets.

Sinotrans & CSC and China Merchants completed a strategic reorganisation in April this year, and currently the two parties are further consolidating the assets through internal restructuring.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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