Monday, August 14, 2017

Another Local Logistics Win for Freight Forwarding Outfit

Cold Chain Services Included in 365 Day a Year Contract
Shipping News Feature
HONG KONG – Another home win for Kerry Logistics as the locally based group announced the securing of a long-term contract with Maxim's Caterers Ltd., Hong Kong's leading food and beverage company. The freight forwarding outfit will supply a range of integrated logistics requirements, including cold chain services, in support of the caterer’s more than 780 outlets within the Chinese Special Administrative Region, every day of the year.

Kerry Logistics will be managing Maxim’s new Central Distribution Centre with its multi-temperature storage, accommodating Maxim’s extensive product range and says it will also provide a wide range of value-added services and daily replenishment to Maxim’s restaurant chains and key accounts. William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said:

“This is an exciting partnership for us. As Hong Kong’s largest F&B caterer, Maxim’s has highly demanding logistics needs and some of the most complex distribution channels in the industry. Kerry Logistics is committed to servicing Maxim’s with dedicated resources, both software and hardware, as well as the Hong Kong community at large. The project will add another mega-scale domestic DC operation to our logistics business portfolio. We are looking forward to developing a long and successful partnership with Maxim’s through delivering quality performance and reliable services.”

The peculiar demands of food and drink logistics, particularly when fresh or temperature sensitive materials are involved, means pressure on the supplier to the local community with a safe, speedy and hygienic food supply and Michael Wu, Chairman and Managing Director of Maxim’s emphasised his confidence in the new services, saying:

“Over the years the Kerry Logistics team has demonstrated its commitment and capabilities to deliver agile services to support our seasonal and project needs. The ten months in the preparation for our new DC have made us realise that our two companies share a similar culture of quality, dedication and innovation. We are delighted to work in close partnership with Kerry Logistics for enhanced efficiencies and expanded scale.”