Schneider to sponsor logistics scholarships in China
The logistics arm of U.S. trucking giant Schneider National said Thursday it will offer scholarships for logistics students at China’s Tsinghau University as part of its effort raise logistics standards and develop a cadre of logistics professionals in the country.
Last year Schneider Logistics opened operations in China with the acquisition of a warehouse and distribution company in the port city of Tianjin. It also operates a logistics consulting firm in Shanghai. The company has made clear that it intends to invest heavily to expand into the domestic Chinese logistics and trucking markets. Schneider executives have spent considerable effort educating Chinese authorities and industry on how efficient trucking and logistics networks operate in the United States. The goal is to help create a regulatory environment with reduced barriers for goods movement.
Schneider said it will support several students Tsinghau University during the next three to five years.
Christopher Lofgren, chief executive officer of Schneider National, spoke to several hundred teaching staff and students at the university’s Industrial Engineering department earlier this month, the company said.