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Dimerco Express Group is responding to increased ocean freight business by adding two new offices with a dedicated ocean team to its network based at key ports in China at Qingdao and Xiamen in December 2016.

By the end of October 2016 Dimerco handled over 187,000 TEUs, 32% more than in the same period in 2015 and moved quickly to establish two Diversified International Transportation (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. service centres at two of the top ten ocean hubs to provide more comprehensive coverage of Greater China. The two new offices mark not only another milestone for Dimerco but are also a demonstration of Dimerco’s development of its ongoing dual-brand strategy in both air and ocean freight services.

With a focus on hi-tech products, consumer electronics, clothing, textiles, medical & health and automotive components the official opening of the Qingdao branch at Westin took place on 28th December officiated by Mr. Edward Lin, CEO of Dimerco Express Group and Mr. Johnny Kao, Ocean Freight General Manager of Greater China Region.

The Xiamen Branch will open on December 30th and deal mainly in consumer electronics & equipment, household equipment, clothing and textiles as part of an overall bid to strengthen the specialist ocean team who will be responsible for forming strategic global alliance partners to boost new business in 2017.

The growth of the ocean freight business in China coincides with Dimerco gaining recognition in USA for being among the Top 50 Forwarders* by ocean freight volume shipping from China to the United States.

Meanwhile across the Dimerco Express Group, November revenues have increased by over 8% to NTD 1,380 million with the strongest performance in the North America & Europe regions which were up by 20.6% and 45.4%, respectively.

*Source: Datamyne Y2016 Jan.-Oct. Ocean Freight Volume (China-United States) NVOCC ranking report

Photo Caption: Official opening of the Qingdao branch at Westin on 28th December was officiated by Mr. Edward Lin, CEO of Dimerco Express Group (2nd from the right) and Mr. Johnny Kao, Ocean Freight General Manager of Greater China Region (2nd from the left).

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Wakemans, one of Europe’s leading privately owned construction cost and property consultants, has announced further promotions at board level to enhance those made earlier this year, designed to drive forward the firm’s growth strategy.

In the latest changes John Woodhall becomes Executive Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Dean Watson is Joint Managing Director and Michelle Woodhall takes on the role of Finance Director and Company Secretary.

The promotions follow significant changes to the senior management team announced in June.  The new roles will enable John Woodhall to place greater emphasis on the commercial and strategic development of the business and Dean Watson to focus on the delivery of Wakemans professional services.

John Woodhall says, “There are exciting prospects ahead for the business and we are committed to a strategy of growth, to develop and extend further our client base and seek wider opportunities in which to deliver high quality professional services.’’

“These changes will give the company a solid structure from which to progress and take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Picture Caption: John Woodhall, Dean Watson, Michelle Woodhall

Tyseley based kitchen, bathroom and bedroom manufacturer Mereway has appointed a new area sales manager for the South East region.

Maria Langley joins the company following a career in kitchen sales and design with a number of well-known brands.

“We are delighted to welcome Maria to the Mereway Group,” says Mereway sales and marketing director Graham Jones.  “Maria has a great track record and a well-established network of contacts in the industry.  She will be a valuable addition to our sales team.”

Maria will work with Mereway retailers in SE London, Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex and Middlesex, dealing with Mereway Kitchens as well as Trend Bedrooms and Kitchens.

“I am thrilled to have joined the team at Mereway,” says Maria.  “The family business ethos is very strong and I have received amazing support during my first few weeks.  I am looking forward to meeting all of Mereway retail partners in the coming months.”

Picture: Maria Langley, area sales manager for the South East region, Mereway

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