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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