China releases guideline to raise logistics sector efficiency

Updated 2017-08-17 17:02:42 Xinhua

The State Council, China's cabinet, on Thursday released a guideline for reducing the cost and raising the efficiency of the logistics sector.

The logistics sector has a bearing on industrial restructuring, coordinated regional development, nurturing new sources of growth and raising overall economic efficiency, the guideline said.

The State Council assigned the tasks of cutting costs and raising efficiency to various central government departments, provincial-level governments and China Railway.

To improve road transport management, China will simplify approvals of licenses for heavy cargo transport to cross provincial regions by putting licenses online before the end of 2017.

The government will also establish an integrated nationwide cargo cle