19 April 2007
Logistics Awards Hong Kong 2007: Call for Entries
New Award to Recognise Top PRD Partnership Project
|"Today, the Hong Kong and mainland logistics industries work together not as competitors but as partners," said Mr Raymond Yip, Assistant Executive Director of the TDC|
|"River trade is important in the western Pearl River Delta because of the lack of a deep-water bay. To capture more users to Hong Kong's harbour, service providers should provide river vessel services and advanced port facilities," said Mr Ken Chung, General Manager of the Business Department, Sims Logistics Services Ltd|
|"The growing economy has increased the demand for art work in recent years, boosting the demand for logistics services," said Mr Thomas Yuen, Managing Director of Michelle Art. "This has had a positive impact on our business"|
|"It was very encouraging to be given the Young Logistician of the Year Award last year," said Ms Margie Wong, Marketing and Customer Services Manager at BAX Global Ltd (Hong Kong and Southern China)|
April 19, 2007 - There's still time to enter one of Hong Kong's most prestigious awards, the Logistics Awards Hong Kong. Entry deadline for the 2007 awards is May 31, and the presentation ceremony will be held September 13. Logistics companies and individuals who work in the industry are welcome to take part.
Logistics Awards Hong Kong recognises excellence among logistics service providers, encouraging them to move up the value chain. Logistics has been central to Hong Kong's success as an international trading hub. The industry's share of Hong Kong's GDP was more than five per cent in 2005.
"Today, the Hong Kong and mainland logistics industries work together not as competitors but as partners," said Mr Raymond Yip, Assistant Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC). "It's because of this cooperative relationship that we are introducing a new award this year. The Greater PRD Partnership Project Award will recognise the most outstanding project in the Pearl River Delta."
Logistics development in the PRD has been robust in recent years. Ports in Guangdong Province handled over 31 million TEUs in 2006, up 20 per cent from 2004. And there has been increasing collaboration between Hong Kong and the PRD in logistic projects.
"Hong Kong's logistics success reflects the city's world-class infrastructure, its strategic location and a wealth of logistics talent," said Mr Yip.
Organisers of the Logistics Awards Hong Kong are the TDC, 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.
In the past year, the TDC has organised a series of events to promote Hong Kong's logsitics services, including roadshows in the Netherlands and Germany and large-scale industry conference in Tianjin. Past award winners' video highlights can be seen on the TDC website (http://logistics.tdctrade.com/), which helps promote their services to the world.
Logistics Awards Hong Kong: Categories
Company Award Categories
Individual Award Categories
|1. Service and Technology Innovation Award
2. People Development Award
3. Hong Kong Logistics Award for small-sized enterprise
4. Hong Kong Logistics Award for medium-sized enterprise
5. Hong Kong Logistics Award for Enterprise
6. Greater PRD Partnership Project Award
|1. Outstanding Achievement Award
2. Young Logistician of the Year Award
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) 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 TDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The TDC 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, visit www.tdctrade.com
For more information
Please contact the TDC's Corporate Communication Department at 2584 4395
Official website: http://www.tdctrade.com/lahk2007/