Shanghai – 6 December 2011 - Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, won the award for Asian 3PL of the Year at the prestigious Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards in Shanghai.
More than 300 leading logistics and supply chain professionals gathered for the region’s premier event at a glittering gala dinner at the Marriott City Centre in Shanghai.
Kerry Logistics took the accolade for the first time following a ballot of Supply Chain Asia magazine readers and a final decision by a panel of distinguished judges comprising Asia’s leading supply chain academics and leaders.
Kerry Logistics has one of the largest logistics networks in Greater China with 12,000 employees, 260 business centres, 6,000 vehicles, 1.7 million square metres of logistics space and coverage of 60 airports and ports, servicing all provinces and cities.
“We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank readers of Supply Chain Asia magazine for voting for us and the eminent judges who made the final decision in a very competitive category,” said Henry Geng, Director – Mainland China, Kerry Logistics.
To win the Asian 3PL of the Year award Kerry Logistics had to satisfy the judges in a range of criteria including the size and scale of the Asian network; IT know-how and systems; level of customer service; client partnering/track record in understanding, collaborating well with customers; launch/upgrade of new products and services on an ongoing basis to match market demand; reliability of service and value for money; ability to handle specialized shipments; level of local knowledge of developing Asian markets; approach to sustainability and social responsibility issues and approach to security and risk management.
The category is open to 3PL and 4PL companies that have originated in Asia or The Middle East and have their global headquarters in Asia or The Middle East.
The Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards brings recognition to corporations and individuals in the fields of supply chain and logistics. Each year, the Awards ceremony brings together over 300 senior industry executives for a five-star gala dinner and Awards presentation. The event rotates between the major Asian supply chain hubs of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.
About Kerry Logistics
Kerry Logistics is Asia’s premier logistics service provider with a strong focus on China. Based in Hong Kong, Kerry Logistics has offices in 24 countries with over 15,000 employees and a transportation fleet of 8,000 vehicles. Its core business encompasses integrated logistics, international freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. By owning and managing 2.4m sq.m of logistics facilities, it provides customers with reliability and flexibility to support their future expansion and long-term growth. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties Limited.