Inchcape starts air service

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 November, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 November, 1997, 12:00am

The British-based Inchcape group has started handling air freight cargo for its mainland customers, says Guy Ashby, chief executive of Inchcape China Logistics.

He said cargo volume was small and was being handled through a third-party mainland broker.

'We expect this aspect of the business to grow quickly,' Mr Ashby said.

Inchcape was trying to provide a package solution to customers' needs by providing air freight services when required.

The company was trying to build a broad mainland network to facilitate exports, he said.

Land-Ocean Inchcape general manager Arthur Lin said the company celebrated three events on Friday - the opening of a new terminal, its 10th anniversary year and being the first company in its field in the mainland to be awarded the ISO 9002 quality certificate.

The ISO 9002 certificate, which was awarded by the Shanghai Audit Centre for quality systems of export commodity manufacturers, recognised Land-Ocean Inchcape's management and services.