PBB caps China Trade Mission with opening of new Beijing office and launching of art exhibit

by Canadian Shipper

Delegates taking part in PBB Global Logistics’ China Trade Mission 2001 completed their fifteen-day visit to China by helping PBB officially open its new office in Beijing, and taking part in the launching of the first-ever Canadian art exhibit to visit China.

Officials and other dignitaries opened the new PBB Beijing location, which is needed to meet growing demand from North American companies eager to access the Asian market. The Beijing office will also provide local business development services to Chinese traders and will work with local agents and partners.

“This new office is testament to the heightened demand from customers for integrated global logistics services in both North America and Asia”, says Mike Scott, President & CEO, PBB Global Logistics. “The PBB team has worked hard to create solutions and opportunities in Asia for its clients. This new office is one more tool in facilitating trade. “

While in Beijing, representatives of PBB Global Logistics also helped officially launch the first-ever tour of famous Canadian paintings in China during a special opening ceremony in Beijing. PBB played a key role facilitating the shipment of the artwork from Canada to China, in preparation for the National Gallery of Canada’s six-month exhibition of Group of Seven paintings.

PBB is involved in the exhibition in other ways as well. The company is a sponsoring patron of the exhibit, and PBB Travel is responsible for planning and managing the travel arrangements of the Gallery escorts accompanying the artwork.

The exhibit, Terre Sauvage: The Canadian Landscape and the Group of Seven, features 75 Canadian Landscape oil paintings by Tom Thomson and the famed Group of Seven. The works will be on view at the Yanhuang Art Museum in Beijing, the Shanghai Art Museum in Shanghai, the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou and the Guanshanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen.

These events are the most recent in a series of endeavours to enhance service options in China. Earlier this year, PBB became one of the first International Freight Forwarders to launch regularly scheduled weekly ocean consolidation service from China to North America. The service consists of weekly ocean freight consolidations from Tianjin, Shenzen, and Quingdao China to the ports of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Consolidated shipments depart their Chinese destinations every Friday, arriving in Vancouver in just 19 days.

China Trade Mission 2001 has visited five strategic Chinese centers, linking delegates with potential trading partners, customers and government officials. Mission participants are also conducting high level trade and business meetings in the Chinese capital, as has been the case in each of the four other cities visited during the trip.

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