UPS appoints William Ng as Hong Kong-Macau chief
UPS has appointed William Ng managing director for Hong Kong and Macau, with overall responsibility for its express delivery and supply chain operations.
Mr Ng, now general manager of UPS Taiwan, will replace KK Leung, who has been made president of UPS's South Asia District, based in Singapore.
Mr Ng joined UPS in Malaysia as operations and industrial engineering manager in 1997 and has led various projects within Asia Pacific.
Dimerco Express opens fourth office in Vietnam
TAIWAN's Dimerco Express Group will open a fourth office in Danang, Vietnam in line with its expansion in the region.
"We are happy to open a new office in Vietnam. With this additional office in Danang, we are now present in the northern, southern and central part of Vietnam. That will strengthen our network in Vietnam and in the whole region; we will be in a position to serve our customers even better," said Alex Chen, Dimerco Express Group vice president of the region.
Currently, Dimerco Express Group self-owned offices have expanded to more than 144 in 17 countries. Of the 27 offices in south east Asia three are in Singapore, four in Vietnam, five in Thailand, three in Philippines, seven in Malaysia and five in Indonesia.
Matson promotes Vic Angoco as senior vice president
OAKLAND's Matson Navigation Company has announced the appointment of Vic Angoco as senior vice president of the country.
Announcing the appointment at the board meeting Matson president Matt Cox, said: "This promotion is in recognition of the consistently strong performance Vic has delivered for the company in a number of challenging assignments."
"In particular, as head of Matson's Pacific division, Vic has a key role in overseeing all aspects of Matson's core market, Hawaii, as well as the growing Guam trade. He also serves as executive vice president of the Matson subsidiary, Matson Terminals, Inc," Mr Cox said.
Born in Guam, Mr Angoco has held a wide range of operations and sales management positions. He joined Matson in 1996 as manager, operations, Guam, and soon after was promoted to manager, sales-customer service. As part of a management development programme, he transferred to San Francisco in 2001 and was promoted to manager, national accounts and eastern area sales. In 2002, he was promoted again to manager, container operations and transferred to Honolulu.
In 2004, he joined Young Brothers Hawaiian Tug & Barge as vice president, sales and marketing and was promoted to vice president and general manager in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to senior vice president. He returned to Matson later that year as country manager, Guam.
Before joining Matson, Mr Angoco worked for American President Lines (APL) for four years as manager, operations, Guam, and worked for Sea-Land Services in Guam from 1990 to 1992 as operations manager. He has a BSc in business management from Oregon State University.
Sweden's Greencarrier opens new branch in Shenzhen
FAST-GROWING logistics specialist, Greencarrier, has opened a branch office in Shenzhen after opening offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Greencarrier Asia employs a total of 30 staff in Greater China. It provides all of the services expected from a traditional freight forwarder, including transportation by sea, air and land. From Asia, its special focus is to service customers engaged in the trade between China and the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Niklas Olsson, managing director and CEO of Greencarrier International, attributes the company's success in part to the level of personal service it provides.
"Some years ago, many forwarders became small cogs in large machines as the huge global forwarders bought up many of their competitors. In our opinion, this consolidation left many shippers feeling isolated. Personal service had disappeared, it seemed forever. But what really happened was that this phenomenon left niches for smaller, resilient players to exploit.
"In our home region, Scandinavia, we were faced with so many opportunities. We decided to concentrate on Asia not because China was becoming fashionable but because this region was extremely well known to us. Our parent, the Bjork Eklund Group, has been for many years agents for some of the largest air and sea freight carriers in the North Europe-Asia trades. We immediately set about expanding our operations in Scandinavia and the Baltic; we knew that many Asian shippers saw this area as one market."
Greencarrier, based in the Gothenburg, Sweden, is intent on building its presence in China, says Mr Olsson: "Just as Asian shippers regard Scandinavia and the Baltic as one market, so we in the West view China similarly. But China speaks several languages, has a land area of 9.6 million square kilometres and as Bloomberg predicted back in 2008, by 2025, at least 220 Chinese cities are likely to have more than one million people and eight will have more than 10 million. You can't service a market like that with just a handful of offices."
Carman Yeung has been appointed general manager of Greencarrier in Shenzhen as well as in Hong Kong.
Details for Greencarrier's three offices in China are Greencarrier Asia Ltd Hong Kong, Unit No 2606-2607, 26/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: (+852) 2571 3448, Fax: (+852) 2571 3131.
The Shanghai office is located at Greencarrier Shanghai Limited, Room 2801, Dingli Building, No.235 Changyang Road, Shanghai 200082, China, Tel: (+86) 21 6095 0939, Fax: (+86) 21 6095 0927.
Greencarrier Shenzhen Branch can be found at Room 913-914, Shenzhen International Chamber of Commerce Building Block A, No. 138, 1st Fuhua Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, Tel: (+86) 755 8202 8411 / (+86) 755 8202 8413, Fax: (+86) 755 2383 2380.
Greencarrier has subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Ukraine in addition to the three offices in Greater China.