The fragmented and out-of-date information and communications technology used in the logistics industry, and efforts to rectify it, are common themes at industry forums, such as the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference.
In terms of both value added and number of employment, the trading and logistics industry is the largest among the four main economic pillars in Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been ranked as the world’s busiest airport for international cargo every year since 2006. Hong Kong’s port was ranked the fifth busiest container port in the world in 2017, trailing Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen and Ningbo-Zhoushan. More