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Industry braces for challenging times

For key players in the logistics and supply chain sector, the flip side of offering global coverage and end-to end services is that problems are never far away.

Friday, 26 September, 2008, 12:00am

Growing demand sees bright future for logistics firms

Hong Kong logistics companies are proving their resilience to tough competition, surging fuel prices and economic woes afflicting the North American market.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

HK warned it faces logistical nightmare

Hong Kong's logistics providers are being urged to embrace the internet amid a cyber logistics revolution in the industry.

Re-engineering operations are critical for Hong Kong to maintain its status as a regional logistics hub, according to the Centre of Cyber Logistics, a joint initiative between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Buoyant market elevates industry mood

Cautious optimism prevails, although concerns remain over China's involvement in trade disputes and an oversupply of shipping capacity

LOGISTICS IS ONE of the few industries in which Hong Kong can claim to be a world leader.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

UPS in strategic shift to Shanghai

The express carrier promises no job losses as its China operations quit HK

Global express operator United Parcel Service (UPS) has moved responsibility for its Greater China operations from Hong Kong to Shanghai to stay in closer touch with expanding mainland business opportunities.

5 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

US Customs tightens rules on information for shipments to America

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will from Sunday tighten the screws on maritime trade transport firms that fail to submit accurate information for US-bound shipments before vessels set sail.

2 May 2003 - 12:00am

Shippers seek grace-period extension

The Hong Kong Shippers Council today will ask the United States Customs Service to delay its latest security initiative until local exporters and forwarders have time to make adjustments.

20 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Higher charges irritate forwarders

Hong Kong freight forwarders and shippers are annoyed about proposed changes to low-density air freight pricing which from October could boost the cost of shipping light goods as much as 20 per cent.

2 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Transport sector set to benefit from WTO

The Hong Kong factor will play a dominant trade development role in the mainland when it joins the World Trade Organisation, reaping benefits for the SAR's transport sector in particular.

Many Hong Kong companies are expected to open offices in the mainland, especially in Beijing and Shanghai, to share the expected rise in business.

5 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

HK forwarders seek priority in mainland access

The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding Agents (Haffa) is urging Beijing to open its market to SAR forwarders in preference to multinationals.

It outlined a proposal in which such a move could ensure the survival of mainland freight forwarders, who otherwise could be wiped out by multinational forwarders vying to enter the lucrative mainland market.

9 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Task force call to end airport crisis

A high-powered task force should be set up immediately to resolve the air-cargo crisis as quickly as possible, an industry official says.

James Goh, United Parcel Service regional vice-president for government affairs and customer operations, said any prolonged delay in solving the problems would further damage Hong Kong's already tarnished image.

20 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Firms in dark over air fiasco

Businesses say they are being kept in the dark over how much cargo Hong Kong's two main air freight handlers can process and are demanding clearer information.

The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding Agents (HAFFA) said yesterday they wanted to set up a committee to deal with the issue.

15 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Forwarders get go-ahead to open offices at Huangtian airport

Shenzhen authorities have taken an unprecedented step in agreeing to license offices for 20 Hong Kong air-freight forwarding agents at the Shenzhen Huangtian airport before the end of July, according to sources.

3 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Legislator sees traffic snarls on cargo route

The Government's refusal to allow the continued use of Kai Tak's Terminal 2 after the move to the new airport would cause congestion on the roads leading to Chek Lap Kok, a legislator said yesterday.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Closure puts forwarders under threat

The Government's decision not to retain Cargo Terminal 2 at Kai Tak airport after the move to Chek Lap Kok will have a severe impact on small- and medium-sized freight forwarders.

They could be forced out of business or into mergers to survive, the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding Agents (Haffa) said.

30 Apr 1998 - 12:00am