De Well has come a long way in a short period of time. From the two person office in Shanghai in 1992, the company has expanded and diversified to become one of the largest forwarders in the Trans-Pacific Trade. The company has also established itself as one of the largest off dock depot companies’ within the Shanghai port area, the largest container port complex in the world. De Well is committed to serving clients in the container shipping industry and continues to expand offices, facilities in order to provide an integrated factory to door service.



  • 1992: Time Yang opens two person office in Shanghai; names company De Well.
  • 1993: Fran Cheng left SinoTrans and joins De Well. Customer base from Sinotrans. Setups agent in US: Unique, Brilliant. Expands into warehousing.
  • 1994: Met trucking manufacturing company; purchased a few of trucks. Established trucking in Shanghai (3 trucks).
  • 1995: Opens Hufei office to serve customers; opens warehouse.
  • 1996: Set up New York office; obtained IATA airfreight license.
  • 1997: Joint venture with customer in Shanghai: Through JV obtains 1st class license. Expands number of trucks in Shanghai to 20. Expands trucking to control service chain. Was appointed as booking agent for carriers (for all of China).
  • 1998: Opens Chongqing & Shenzhen offices; obtained brokerage license.
  • 1999: Opens Tianjin & Qingdao offices; Purchased land for warehouse; began building 1st off dock depot.
  • 2000: Opens Ningbo Office, now have 40 trucks. Opens 1000 sq meter bonded warehouse inside terminal.
  • 2001: Completes construction of De Well warehouse; opens Depot 1: 130,000sq meter depot located adjacent to Wai Gao Qiao terminal; including 100,000sqft facility close to terminals 1 & 2.
  • 2002: Adds Depot 2; near Wai Gao Qiao, 40,000 sq meter facility.
  • 2004: Adds Depot 3; close to APM terminal, 70,000 sq meter facility.
  • 2005: Opens De Well Los Angeles and Hong Kong Offices and establishes Everich Worldwide Logistics specialized in Non TP Trade service.
  • 2006: Purchases 20 trucks to locate in Ningbo. Opens Depot 5 Yangshan Depot; 100,000 sq meter. Opens Chicago office.
  • 2007: Establishs joint venture with Maersk for container maintenance (For East China region; including Yangtze River 50/50) Bringentin De Well Container Service Company.
  • 2008: Obtains airfreight license in China.
  • 2009: Opens Depot 6: Waigaoqiao terminal 2; 50,000 sq meter facility. Purchases Warehouse in Compton, CA: starts De Well Logistics/Consolidated BU’s under De Well Group, Opens Atlanta office.
  • 2010: Opens 2nd office in California and office in Houston; starts brokerage in US based in Houston.
  • 2012: Adds 10 more trucks to Ningbo; now 30; opens Vietnam office.
  • 2013: Opens Memphis office.
  • 2014: Purchases 55 clean trucks (China implemented clean truck regulations similar to US); Opens De Well Malaysia office.
  • 2015: Moves US Headquarters location to Bell California. New facility includes 243,895 sq ft warehouse.