Pupils specialising in logistics from a professional training college in the Chinese Province of Jiangsu are completing a certified course in the area of transport and logistics in accordance with German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) standards. The programme will finish in 2019.
The People's Republic of China has grown to become the world's largest transshipment hub and market for logistics services. Compliance with international standards has an ever greater part to play as the country strives to maintain this position.
In overall terms, however, the breadth of the transport and logistics sector in China still has potential for development. One associated factor here is the fact that the degree of professionalisation in initial and continuing logistics training remains low, especially in the non-academic area.