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Logistics

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.

Friday, 12 August, 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

Fluctuating fortunes

With potential growth in the logistics sector so dependent on trade volumes, forecasts are understandably cautious. After an exceptionally good first half of last year, the second six months provided a reminder that air and ocean freight demand from the main markets in Europe and North America is variable.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Integration is key to future of transport development

For the 12th Five-Year Plan to 2015, transport infrastructure construction will remain a major priority for the national authorities although the government's stimulus ends today.

According to the Transport Ministry, the country will now shift from simply building more transport systems towards integrating different modes of transport such as roads, rail, ports and airports.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

No quick decision on logistics park

No decision will be taken any time soon on whether to build a logistics park on Lantau, even though plans for cross-border links with the island are far advanced, a senior government source said.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Moving with the times

Logistics is all about delivering the goods to a customer in a timely and cost-efficient way

Requirements: To work in logistics, you need a cheerful, outgoing personality. You should also have good communication skills. There are always new things to learn in logistics, so be ready to expand your horizons.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

A tough path to the top

Kerry Logistics sets demanding standards for its management trainees and wants only passionate and committed individuals

The competition to get into the management training programme at Kerry Logistics is fierce. The company selects a mere six to 10 individuals for the programme, which is in its eighth year, from more than 1,000 applicants a year.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Tough task

The government's taskforce on economic challenges will focus on four vulnerable sectors: financial services; trade and logistics; tourism; and property and construction. Is this the right strategy? Write to us.

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Respected course steers candidate to shipping lane

PolyU's logistics and maritime studies programme has been in place for a number of years, winning acclaim throughout the industry. This was the key factor in Stephanie Ngai Yan-po's decision to enter the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Operator defies global woes with aggressive strategy

No company in the logistics sector could reasonably hope to escape the effects, both direct and indirect, of the triple whammy which hit in the past 12 months.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am