Demand for WMS to rise

The entry of more multi-national companies into the mainland market will increase greatly demand for warehouse management systems (WMS), an industry executive says.

Friday, 14 May, 1999, 12:00am

State Council ready to ease its ban

The State Council will allow establishment of a national freight-forwarding association as an exception to its ban on formation of new associations, a Chinese official says.

Li Limou, a principal leader of a team preparing to form the association, said the ban had been in force since 1997.

19 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

'Forwarders must meet standards before they can be recognised providers'

The Hong Kong Logistics Association has criticised freight forwarders who have labelled themselves logistics providers without having the necessary capabilities.

Association chairman Gilbert Lau urged such forwarders to gain proper qualifications.

25 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Jardine Logistics shrugs off recessionary woes

Despite the economic downturn, Jardine Logistics has recorded a rapid rise in demand for its services.

Within two years of operations, it had increased its warehouse space from 30,000 square feet to 80,000 sq ft at the end of last year.

The company, which started with only one client, now has 15. They deal mostly in wines and spirits and cosmetics.

25 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Jet Air chief in serious talks

Freight forwarder Jet Air International Group said its chairman and controlling shareholder Peter Yu Kam-ching was in 'serious negotiations' to sell certain shares and a general offer for the company might follow.

11 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Logistics firms will be 'losers' if they fail to meet demands

Companies which do not change to meet logistics demands of multinational customers will be losers in the industry, an executive says.

Stephen Chan, who manages the MSAS Group of Companies in Hong Kong, the mainland, Taiwan and the Philippines, said companies which worked with customers to meet demands would be winners.

18 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

IT 'knits together' supply chain

Information technology (IT) is 'knitting together' the entire supply chain both within and between businesses, according to an industry executive.

Bill Galvin, director of US-based consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates, said that five years ago there would have been a good argument for using radio data in the warehouse.

Now the opposite was true, he said.

9 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Freight software succeeds for ITIS

Software developed for the freight forwarding industry by International Transport Information Systems (ITIS) has won the company an HKITCC Certificate of Merit in Technical Achievement.

ITIS is a major provider of software for the fast-growing EDI (electronic data interchange) market.

5 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Beijing plans crackdown

Mainland authorities will crack down on 'irregularities' in the international shipping business, including firms operating without authority, according to officials.

Some offices and branches of foreign companies had carried out international shipping without government approval, the official Business News reported.

12 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Danzas in Nordic cargo pact

Swiss freight forwarder Danzas has signed a co-operation agreement with Danish transport firm Team Ship covering project business and the transport of heavy freight for production plants from and to Scandinavia.

5 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Executive shuffle at U-Freight America

U-Freight America, originally a Hong Kong freight forwarder, has boosted its operational and strategy-planning functions with several key changes within its San Francisco-based corporate structure.

Aki Watanabe, who has had a dual role of San Francisco station manager and director of operations, has relinquished the management role to concentrate on operations.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Truckers forced to go out of business

Two trucking companies have been driven out of business by the air cargo problems and more firms will follow if the crisis is not resolved soon, industry experts said yesterday.

About 20 people lost their jobs when the two subcontractors for air freight forwarders went under.

22 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

U-Freight has Korean arm

Freight forwarder and logistics group U-Freight is carrying out a major restructuring and expansion of operations in South Korea to strengthen its presence in this changing market.

The company has established its own subsidiary, U-Freight Korea, which replaces all previous agency agreements.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

German sales appointment

Jardine Logistics has appointed Sebastian Stamer as director sales for Germany. He will be responsible for the development of sea and air-freight forwarding between Hong Kong and Germany.

Mr Stamer, who worked in Argentina, Mexico and Germany previously, was a route development manager for a freight forwarder before joining Jardines.

22 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

US forwarder wins contract

California-based freight forwarder Union-Transport has been selected by Dow Corning Corp as its primary global provider of ocean freight transport services.

4 May 1998 - 12:00am