GEODIS announced that its division in Hong Kong has been accredited as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.
The AEO status recognizes excellent security and safety procedures amongst those within the supply chain industry.
In a statement, Geodis said with the accreditation, GEODIS in Hong Kong will now be given access to priority customs facilitation and inspection, allowing the logistics provider to optimize its local operations, delivering agile, secure, and reliable solutions for customers.
"The need for such efficient systems has become more vital than ever, given ongoing supply chain disruption to shipping schedules and factory production across Asia. These delays have also been accompanied by a continuing surge in consumer demand for Asian goods, challenging logistics partners to cope with an increasingly volatile supply chain ecosystem," Geodis said.
As a key link between Mainland China and the rest of the world, the global transport and logistics services provider, noted that these service providers in Hong Kong, in particular must work to keep processes up-and-running in the most seamless way possible.
“By achieving AEO accreditation we are helping to strengthen Hong Kong’s logistics credentials as a major international trading center and regional hub,” said Onno Boots, president and chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, GEODIS.
“AEO status reflects the team’s commitment to providing our clients with best-in-class services and expertise to not only navigate, but thrive, amidst the challenges brought about by the pandemic.”
Christopher Cahill, managing director, North Asia Sub-Region noted that “this initiative affirms our continuous efforts to reinforce the infrastructures, processes and information systems required to ensure the most advanced and reliable security measures within the current dynamic environment.”
“GEODIS will continue to innovate, leveraging on new technology and automation to keep our operations in Hong Kong scalable and efficient,” Cahill added.
Geodis said since its incorporation in 1989, its Hong Kong unit has expanded its presence, investing in an Air Export warehouse at the world-class Airport Freight Forwarding Centre (AAFC) within the Hong Kong International Airport (60,000 sqf) in addition to a Contract Logistics Warehouses located at Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, and Yuen Long (630,000 sqf).