YCH signs contract with Carrefour to manage distribution centre

SINGAPORE - Logistics firm YCH has signed a new contract with Carrefour Group to manage a distribution centre.

The 40,000 sq m North Western Distribution Centre in Tianjin will receive goods from more than 300 suppliers across China, to be distributed to more than 30 hypermarts across Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi and Shangdong.

The centre was officially opened on Wednesday (Dec 2), marking YCH's second major collaboration with Carrefour this year - the company has also been appointed to manage the hypermart chain's Western Distribution Centre in Chengdu.

YCH has also introduced an industry-led training initiative with the Tianjin College of Commerce to develop the next generation of logistics talent.

More than 150 students and teachers have graduated from the programme to date.

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