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Hong Kong Industry Leaders Honoured at Logistics Awards 2008
Seven Major Awards Presented at Annual Industry Gala

Speaking at the presentation dinner, Alan Wong, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said that the HKTDC would continue its focus on the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia in the coming year, turning as well to Taiwan and the Middle East
Francis Ho, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), also spoke at the logistics awards dinner
The Hong Kong Logistics Award for Enterprise was won by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl), represented by Anthony Wong (left), Managing Director of Hactl
The Outstanding Achievement Award went to Joseph Leung, Chairman of SIMX Project X & Trade Cooperation Associated Ltd
In the spotlight: Logistics Awards Hong Kong 2008 winners

27 November 2008 - Seven major awards were presented at the Logistics Awards Hong Kong 2008 dinner, which took place this evening at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"Saluting Logistics Excellence" was once again the theme of the annual Logistics Awards. Initiated in 2005, the awards recognise the achievements of outstanding service providers and encourage value-added services among industry players.

Attending this evening's ceremony were Francis Ho, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), and Alan Wong, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

Speaking at the presentation dinner, Mr Wong noted that the HKTDC had organised a number of logistics missions over the past year, exploring business opportunities in the Chinese mainland, the United States, Vietnam and Thailand. In the coming year, he said, "we will continue our focus on the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia, turning as well to Taiwan and the Middle East."

The logistics industry is considered one of Hong Kong's four economic pillars. Hong Kong's total port cargo throughput in the first half of 2008 reached 130.8 million tonnes, 10 per cent up over the same period last year.

Organisers of Logistics Awards 2008 were: the HKTDC, the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, the Hong Kong Logistics Association and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

Award Winners

Service & Technology Innovation Award
Hasbro Far East Ltd
Hasbro Far East, a fully integrated product development, sourcing and logistics management organisation, provides the highest-quality products, manufactured and delivered on time.

One of the key factors to the company's success is the Habros e-Connect system, which delivers a collaborative, automated platform designed to manage the supply chain by connecting hundreds of manufacturers, suppliers and logistics providers. It enables secure, self-service business transactions with Hasbro's business partners and seamlessly integrates into their ERP system. The streamlined process and innovative technology provide a range of benefits, including a reduction in cycle times.

People Development Award
DHL Global Forwarding
DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding arm of DHL, is the market leader in air and ocean freight and a global logistics services provider.

DHL Global Forwarding established its presence in Hong Kong in 1960 and has more than 1,400 employees. Through a comprehensive employee development strategy that focuses on skills, motivation and commitment, DHL Global Forwarding continuously raises performance standards, strengthening customer loyalty and exceeding customer expectations with high-quality service.

Hong Kong Logistics Award for Small-sized Enterprise
Murata Company Ltd
Murata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd.

Murata provides components that make use of the unique electrical properties of ceramic materials. These core products are found in such electronic devices as computers, mobile phones, medical equipment and automotive navigation and air bag systems.

Hong Kong Logistics Award for Medium-sized Enterprise
Crown Logistics
Crown Logistics is one of the world's leading logistics providers, specialising in international freight, warehousing and logistics management for luxury consumer products such as fashion and fashion accessories, cosmetics and health food products, high-end furniture and household products, and hotel project management services.

Crown operates more than four million square feet of warehouse space worldwide. In the Greater China region, Crown has branches in 14 major cities, managing more than 500,000 individual products, equivalent to more than 150,000SKUs per day. With its world-class expertise and strong asset base, Crown has offers clients a full range of integrated logistics services aimed at delivering consumer satisfaction exceeding expectations.

Hong Kong Logistics Award for Enterprise
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl)
Hactl is the leading air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong. Its air cargo terminal, SuperTerminal 1, opened in 1998 at Hong Kong International Airport. The US$1 billion facility is the largest single air cargo terminal in the world, with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per year.

In 2007, the company handled 2.63 million tonnes of air cargo, representing more than 70 per cent of air cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport. In addition to physical cargo handling, Hactl also provides an extensive range of customer-driven services, including air cargo documentation handling, freighter ramp handling and logistics support services, serving more than 90 airlines and 1,000 freight forwarders.

Young Logistician of the Year Award
Elsa Yuen, General Manager, Korchina Logistics (HK) Ltd
In her nine years with Korchina Logistics (HK) Ltd, Elsa Yuen has risen from sales executive to general manager, working with warehouses, customs, container terminals and factories.

Ms Yuen is actively involved in Polytechnic University's student exchange programmes, helping to develop tomorrow's logistics industry professionals.

Outstanding Achievement Award
Joseph Leung, Chairman and CEO, SIMX Project X & Trade Cooperation Associated Ltd
With more than 45 years experience in the Hong Kong industry, Joseph Leung is a logistics transport and freight forwarding pioneer.

Mr Leung joined Kowloon Wharf Company in the 1960s, helping to set up Hong Kong operations for Sea-Land, a US ocean liner. He later worked in Japan and the US. He was also involved in the establishment of Hong Kong's first container terminal.

Mr Leung was one of the founders of Distribution Services Ltd (DSL). He expanded DSL's shipping business to ocean, land and air cargo transportation, before establishing SIMX Project X & Trade Cooperation Associated Ltd.

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About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com


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