Video: Chinese courier workers found manhandling merchandise

Investigative reporting from China Central Television recently exposed “hidden secrets” in the country’s undeveloped courier service industry.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 6:33pm

Beijing to foster local rivals to FedEx and UPS

The Ministry of Transport will seek to expand the mainland's express courier sector by 150 per cent by 2015, turning the service into a 143 billion yuan (HK$175.2 billion) business.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report, 'Postmen thankful for restrictions on size of bulky courier goods', on page 4 of the March 8 edition of the Sunday Morning Post did not make clear that retailer HMV will not pass on any increase in courier or postal charges to customers from April, when Hongkong Post reduces the maximum size of packages sent via its local courier service.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Postmen thankful for restrictions on size of bulky courier goods

The city's burgeoning e-commerce businesses may be concerned about Hongkong Post's decision to impose tough size restrictions on its local courier service at the end of the month, but its postmen certainly are not.

Postman Chan Mang-shing said the items he had been asked to carry - on top of his daily 16kg mail load - included bottles of wine, balloons and cricket bats.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Driving home company's message

After nine years, FedEx's 'We Live To Deliver' advertising campaign has proven that it is still relevant and able to strike a chord with customers. The company shared top prize with Visa International for the Best Long-Term Marketing and Branding Campaign in Media Magazine's Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards 2007.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Take Action!

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Gordon Truscott of Tin Shui Wai had a curious experience with the Post Office over registered mail.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Most couriers have health problems: survey

About 80 per cent of couriers suffer from health problems, a survey by the Workers' Health Centre has found. Of the 149 workers interviewed in June, the centre said 120 complained about muscle pains affecting their shoulders, upper arms and legs. The centre said couriers were susceptible to injury because they were required to walk a lot, often carrying heavy parcels.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

couriers paid less than $20 an hour, says union

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Delivering the goods in a crowded market

WHETHER IT IS from Mong Kok to Tsim Sha Tsui or from Mong Kok to Mongolia, it is sometimes essential that a document be sent safely and speedily from point A to point B.

In these instances, although a large courier company may spring to mind, sometimes the tailor-made services of a smaller, specialist company may be just what the job requires.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

New business essential for smaller firms

WITH TNT, DHL and FedEx all household names and the biggest fish in the express service industry, smaller-scale couriers have to work hard to make a ripple.

While keeping up with the big boys is clearly a must, Hong Kong's courier service providers are discovering a range of other ways of staying in business.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

DHL overcomes hurdles to deliver a winning message

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DHL Asia Campaign

THE TEAM BEHIND DHL's silver-winning marketing campaign believed that although it was a big challenge to implement ideas in the limited confines of MTR stations, it was possible to create a campaign with impact using two-dimensional posters.

21 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

16-year-old held in raid on fake goods exporter

Summer job seekers have been urged to be careful when choosing employment following the arrest of a 16-year-old in a raid on a company that was exporting counterfeit goods.

The teenager, who had just completed his HKCEE exams, was being paid just $5,000 a month, a customs official said.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Logistics giant wants an ace support analyst

Take your career places with a leading international courier that invests in its employees and nurtures them through training - from the front line to senior management.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Dedicated to deliver

Tau Kung-yee is depot manager for TNT Express Worldwide (HK)

29 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Courier deadline extended

China Post has pushed back the registration deadline it gave in September to international express carriers wishing to continue to deliver business documents and small packages on the mainland.

1 Nov 2002 - 12:00am