May 13, 2009 - OOCL Logistics (China) Ltd. is the first customs brokerage agent in China authorized to pilot paperless customs clearance, allowing customers to simplify procedures, speed up customs clearance and reduce costs. The system also benefits the environment by using less paper, minimizing the threat of deforestation.

Paperless customs clearance is a new operating mode of customs clearance. The Customs’ computer system will automatically complete audit and release procedures. The customer may pick up or consign the cargo directly against the feedback from the Customs’ computer system without submitting (or submitting afterwards) related documents on site.

OOCL Logistics (China) Ltd. set up its Customs House Brokerage Unit (CHB) on Nov 15, 2007, and was the first carrier-based foreign logistics company to start a customs brokerage service in China.

On March 31, 2009, Shanghai Customs upgraded the management category of OOCL Logistics (China) Ltd. from B to A. So far, A category is the highest grade awarded by Shanghai Customs for a Customs Brokerage Agent. For more details, click <here>.

OOCL Logistics Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. OOCL Logistics is an international supply-chain management and logistics service provider with a network of 72 offices in 28 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. OOCL Logistics offers a comprehensive set of sophisticated physical, information and management solutions to serve the diverse supply chain needs of customers around the world, and provides a full range of logistics and distribution services throughout China. OOCL Logistics is an industry leader in supply chain information technology. Website: http://www.oocllogistics.com

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