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Trade war lures logistics giants deeper into Southeast Asia

Nippon Express and DHL respond to demand as supply chains move out of China

Toll Group's large logistics center in Singapore. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

TOKYO -- Major international logistics companies, including Nippon Express and Deutsche Post DHL Group, are expanding operations in Southeast Asia as manufacturers shift production to the region to escape the deepening U.S.-China trade war.

Nippon Express is building major warehouse facilities in Malaysia and elsewhere and bolstering shipping services across the region with the aim of boosting sales there by 50% over five years.

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