The initiating and establishing meeting of Hebei Logistics Chamber of Commerce was held in Shijiazhuang on 15th March, which is a provincial, self-disciplined, non-profit social organization voluntarily formed by enterprises and institutions engaging in logistics industry development in Hebei Province, business operators, suppliers and sellers of logistics platform inside or outside of Hebei province, informatization management enterprises, park construction and operating enterprises. Hebei Logistics Chamber of Commerce has been approved by the Administrative Bureau of Civil Organizations of the Department of Civil Affairs. At present, there are more than 50 member units.
The state clearly pointed, in the Strategic Planning Outline for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Collaborative Development, in April of 2015, that it is desired to build Hebei province to be an “Important Base of Modern Trade and Logistics in China”. This is the first time to set, form the national level, the important position of Hebei in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaborative development and even in the national logistics industry. Hebei Provincial Party Committee and government attached great importance to the development of logistics industry and issued the Planning for the Construction of Important National Base for Modern Trade and Logistics in Hebei Province and Special Action Plan for Hebei's Logistics Industry to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency and other supportive policies for logistics development, providing unprecedented opportunities for the trade logistics development in Hebei province.
According to incomplete statistics, there are currently 8,400 logistics enterprises in Hebei Province, approximately 260,000 workers, and there are more than 100 projects, either completed or still under construction, in 32 provincial-level logistics industry zones, with a total investment of over 100 billion RMB. Liu Ruiling, president of Hebei Logistics Chamber of Commerce, introduced that the Chamber of Commerce was established with an aim to organize high-end commercial logistics, logistics industry, e-commerce logistics enterprises, logistics cross-border capital integration enterprises, logistics research institutes, consulting organizations for logistics construction planning in Hebei Province, and to further provide a cooperative platform for the development of logistics industry in Hebei Province, improve the comprehensive logistics strength of Hebei Province by coordinating the resources of member enterprises and developing various forms of intermodal business, and help Hebei Province to build an important base of modern commercial logistics in China.