U-freight invests in Warehouse redevelopment to support drive into E-commerce Logistics.

1 September, 16

The U-Freight Group (UFL) – www.ufreight.com – the Hong Kong-headquartered international freight service and logistics group, is committed to investing in redevelopments at a number of its warehouses around the world to better equip them to handle the logistics associated with the ever-growing global e-commerce business.

Comments the company’s CEO, Simon Wong: “The warehousing requirements and operational methods that underpin e-commerce logistics can be subtly different to those that are required by the traditional general cargoes that we handle.

“That is why we are planning significant investment in equipment, pick and pack areas, low level racking and mezzanine floors in many of our warehouses.

“Already, we have started the re-equipping and redevelopment of some of our multiple facilities in the Hong Kong as this is a natural gateway for the massive boom in the volume of goods bought via online shopping or overseas agents by consumers in China.

“But this will also be replicated at our warehouses around the region, including facilities in China, the Philippines, Singapore and South Korea, and elsewhere around the globe.”

For some time, U-Freight has been showing its commitment to developing e-commerce logistics and in respect of of cross-border e-commerce in China, the company has already been qualified by China Customs and CIQ as a licensed Cross-border E-Commerce Enterprise, as well as a Cross-border E-Commerce Logistics Service Provider.

Wong continues: “U-Freight already has a system that can connect e-commerce / e-shop platforms with China Customs / CIQ and, which delivers data transparency, which is a requirement of the Chinese authorities.

“A decision to invest in redevelopments at our multiple warehouses across south east Asia, is a further demonstration of our commitment to delivering the type of logistics services that will be required as a result of the wholesale change in the way that manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers are coming to the market.”


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