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

China Merchants Group to invest in Hong Kong logistics sector

Chief Executive C.Y. Leung shares a toast with China Merchants Group chairman Fu Yuning. Photo: May Tse

China Merchants Group, which celebrated its 140th anniversary yesterday, said it would continue to invest in Hong Kong's logistics sector in light of growing domestic consumption on the mainland.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

As Chinese e-commerce grows, logistics companies need to adapt

As Chinese e-commerce grows, logistics companies need to adapt

By 2015, China will be home to more than 700 million internet users compared to 500 million today, making it the biggest online population in the world.

The internet is already an integral part of the retail experience for many Chinese consumers, if not for the actual purchase then for conducting research and price comparisons.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Asian engine to drive sales boom for Dachser

Dachser Far East managing director Edoardo Podesta

China's burgeoning car and consumer electronics markets coupled with trade growth in Asia would help fuel a boom in sales revenues for logistics company Dachser, the firm's regional head in Hong Kong said yesterday.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Shippers run into high cost road block

" Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference" at HKCEC, Wan Chai.

The mainland's huge and fast-growing logistics market is plagued by high costs, said industry players at the recent Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference.

"We hope after the 18th party congress, there will be reforms to resolve problems in the sector," said He Liming, president of the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.

12 Nov 2012 - 4:27am

Logistics industry urges government for more support

James Gagne, Agility Logistics' chief executive for greater China, says Hong Kong's port has advantages over the mainland. Photo: Bloomberg

The government should give more support to the logistics sector if the city is to thrive as a regional distribution hub, industry trade groups say.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

FedEx, UPS win licences for China courier services

FedEx and United Parcel Service has won licences to start domestic courier businesses in some Chinese cities, as they push to expand in the huge market.

FedEx, the world's biggest cargo airline, can begin service in eight cities, while Atlanta-based UPS's licence is for five. It does not include letter delivery.

12 Sep 2012 - 2:01am

Dispatcher has 'back me' written all over

A bad barrier and even worse luck in the run beat Dispatcher last time out, but with a better gate, the John Size-trained runner will make amends and can provide a crucial banker in the middle leg of Saturday's bumper Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Logistics requires flexibility and innovation

Making sure that goods are delivered on time is the concern of Bambi Liu (below right), senior supervisor of industrial engineering at UPS Hong Kong.

Being in a supervisory role, her job is to lead and co-ordinate staff to operate efficiently, and to plan and redesign the workflow to streamline company operations.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

High tide for logistics talent

Think of it as Hong Kong's life blood. According to Financial Secretary John Tsang, trade and logistics comprise the heftiest of the city's economic pillars, with about 24 per cent of GDP and 24 per cent of total employment - some 800,000 people.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Flight dispatchers must weather dangerous skies and typhoons

Everyday, more than 850 flights and 140,000 passengers pass through Hong Kong International Airport. The Chek Lap Kok facility is famous for being one of the most efficient and well-managed airports in the world - success partly due to a professional team of flight dispatchers who are unheralded but who, nonetheless, form an integral part of operations.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Freight managers need strong negotiation and persuasive skills

Transporting goods is an unpredictable business. Bad weather and unfortunate accidents may prevent items from arriving on time at the correct location, and in good condition.

Freight managers are the ones responsible for the smooth flow of goods from port of loading to port of discharge. They work closely with the operation team to get the goods delivered.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Kerry Logistics adds Shanghai units

Kerry Logistics, part of the Kuok group, has bought controlling interests in shipping and logistics groups Shanghai Wisdom Group and Shanghai Huicheng Logistics. The deals show 'our commitment to building on our strong position', a Kerry spokesman said.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Logistics of putting 'million-piece jigsaw puzzle' together

Essentially, logistics involves moving goods from point A to B using any mode of transportation. But there is much more behind big logistics companies, such as UPS, than a man delivering a parcel at our door.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Freight forwarders fear global big boys

The central government's plan to boost the number of airports by 45 in the next five years may be good news for the air cargo industry but rising costs, stiff competition and differences in customs policies among provinces mean many small freight-forwarding companies could be put out of business.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am