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U-Freight leader sees ‘explosion’ in e-commerce

[ March 22, 2021   //   ]

There has been “an explosion” in the development of distribution centres for e-Commerce as traditional traders transform their business model, says Simon Wong, chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based U-Freight.

Changes in demand patterns is driving development in merchandising, warehousing, and distribution patterns he says.

U-Freight has been investing in several of its warehouse facilities to enable them to act as complete eCommerce fulfilment centres (EFCs)in Asia, North America, and Europe.

Wong adds: “Currently, one of our logistics hubs in Hong Kong is being modified to convert part of it intoa  smart warehouse equipped with a fleet of Automated Guided Vehicles and an intelligent racking system so that it can perform as a fully-fledged EFC. The hardware is due to be installed early next month with system implementation by the end of April.”

Meanwhile several of the U-Freight Group’s long standing partners around the world are modifying their own freight hubs to act as EFCs; the latest of which is in Toronto, Canada.

In 2019, the company launched e+Solutions, a bespoke product to assist small businesses with their e-commerce logistics needs. It is also fully qualified by China Customs and CIQ (China Inspection and Quarantine) as a licensed Cross-border eCommerce Enterprise and as a Cross-Border eCommerce Logistics Service Provider.