Descartes takes part in recent Team Canada mission to China

by Canadian Shipper

The Descartes Systems Group, a provider of global internet logistics solutions, recently took part in the Team Canada mission to China which hoped to provide opportunities for information exchange between business prospects and networking between Canadian and Chinese business counterparts.

Led by Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Descartes vice president Thomas Sander joined Team Canada along with more than 300 business people, young entrepreneurs, heads of educational institutions and municipalities on the trade mission which visited Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong from February 9 to 18.

“Descartes continues to look to build relationships within the Asia-Pacific region, especially recognising the potential of the Peoples’ Republic of China. Our goal is to help strengthen the country’s national public logistics network, focusing on opportunities to improve logistics services and strengthen China’s share of the international logistics market by enabling the State Postal Bureau,” said Mr Sandor.

With more than 10 million tonnes of cargo move along the highways in Hong Kong alone, Descartes believes there are ample opportunities in China, and says its DeliveryNet technology can provide the Chinese government and businesses with more efficient transportation and logistics practices, improving trade within China and between China and the world.

Descartes’ DeliveryNet technology was first introduced in China last year through Vanda Systems & Communications Holdings Limited, greater China’s largest systems integrator.

Other companies participating in the Team Canada mission include Air Canada, Alcatel, Bombardier, Canada Post Corporation, Canadian Space Agency, Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Pacific Railway and several Canadian banks.

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