K&N branches out to offer clients full range of services

The Chinese government's plan to cool its overheating economy in the coming months has been seen as a positive development by the logistics industry.

Friday, 28 May, 2004, 12:00am

Hutchison calls for speed on security

The HK port operator says a maritime system is needed to keep trade moving if there are more acts of terrorism

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), the world's No1 port operator, yesterday said the transport industry needed to act quickly and build a security system to keep maritime trade flowing in the event of another major terrorist attack.

19 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Clash over tactics for protection of maritime trade

A line in the sand was drawn at the weekend between two influential camps hoping to shape the direction of efforts to secure maritime trade from being used for acts of international terrorism.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

'Smart' container technology offers false security, say critics

The most powerful shipping and retail organisations in the United States yesterday dismissed as ill-conceived, trade security initiatives being strongly promoted by port operators and technology companies, some based in Asia.

15 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Logistics flourishes in global climate

Leung Kong-yui is an expert in logistics management, with more than 20 years' experience in the field. But it is only recently that the term has crept into job descriptions.

9 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

What the broker said

MAIN BOARD-LISTED WellNet Holdings is a metal trader, but also manufactures steel tube and has a joint venture in eastern China to offer value-added services like warehousing and logistics.

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


Hongkong Air Cargo Terminal's (Hactl) cross-border trucking unit yesterday launched a cargo management system which allows freight forwarders and airlines to monitor shipments and access customs information.

30 Apr 2003 - 12:00am


Hong Kong: Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS), the Asian-based network of freight forwarders, last month obtained a licence for its Tianjin subsidiary to operate as a non-vessel owning common carrier in China. Tianjin is the fifth FPS division to obtain the licence in the past three months. Sub-licences have been issued to facilities in Fuzhou, Shanghai, Shenzen, Xiamen and Yantai.

20 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Logistics growth calls for training

The transport sector's manpower needs are expected to grow by an average 2.5 per cent a year over the next three years, according to a survey by the SAR Vocational Training Council (VTC).

The survey, conducted by VTC's Transport Logistics Board, found demand for manpower in the now 79,000-strong transport logistics workforce was expected to grow by about 2,000 each year.

20 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Key licence to boost forwarder's China presence

Switzerland's Kuehne & Nagel has acquired a licence to operate as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) in China, greatly enhancing its ability to act as an independent forwarder.

30 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Public transport can never replace cars

I read Stephen Peplow's letter regarding vehicle ownership with interest (South China Morning Post, June 28), and note that opinions such as his have been voiced since the day the first 'horseless carriage' hit the streets, with minimal impact on the growth of the motor industry.

4 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

IT central to improving cost-beating data flow

The flow of information along a supply chain is as important as the flow of goods, say analysts. Bottlenecks that push up logistics and distribution costs are often caused by wrong information sent along the chain or inefficiencies in its transmission.

24 May 2002 - 12:00am

Carriers slow to meet demand rise

Cautious carriers have been caught flat-footed by a surge in demand for export cargo capacity as Western retailers hastily replenished bare-boned inventories during the traditional early-spring peak period.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Logistics, transport in focus

The South China Morning Post launches a new transport and logistics section next week, reflecting the growing importance of the transport, trade and tourism industries to the economy.

The two-page section will appear in the Business Post each Tuesday and Friday from March 19.

15 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Transport and logistics section

This is the last issue of Freight & Shipping. From Tuesday, the section is to be rebranded as the transport and logistics pages within Business Post. The transport and logistics pages will be published on Tuedays and Fridays to better reflect the important role the logistics industry plays in Hong Kong's economy.

15 Mar 2002 - 12:00am