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November/December 2016 Tank Containers & Tankers BULKDISTRIBUTOR 7 China move for Hoyer H oyer is expanding its business in the Far East. The Hamburg logistics group is taking over logistics services in the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) in Caojing (Shanghai) for Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymers manufacturers. A three-year contract with an extension option was signed for the start on 1 June 2016. The German chemicals company Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience), headquartered in Leverkusen, employs 15,800 staff at around 30 locations. One of the main products made at Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai (CISS) at Caojing is MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate), an important intermediate in the manufacture of polyurethanes, which are used among other things as foams in the automobile and building industries. With around 70 employees from the supply chain solutions (SCS) business line at this site, Hoyer handles tank container loading, fully and semi-automatic drum filling, cold storage of drums, dispatch handling of palletised and non-palletised goods, and the servicing and maintenance of the logistics installations. New office equipment, workshop equipment, a forklift truck fleet, IT and a warehouse management system will be installed for the contract. Hoyer already operated as a national and international transport services provider for Covestro. The two companies are now expanding their collaboration in the SCS area. Felix Bossmeyer, director supply chain solutions Asia Pacific at Hoyer, said: “We a