Sinotrans Container Lines Co., Ltd (Sinolines) was established in Shanghai on 28 May 1998 and is mainly responsible for the centralized operation of the international container transport business. Sinolines has set up branches in Tianjin, Qingdao, Dalian, Shenzhen, Beijing, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Nanjing, Quanzhou and Guangzhou. The company services cover almost all the main cities and ports of China to countries and regions including Japan, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, among which the Japanese routes and Taiwan routes have been established for many years with a leading position in the industry.