Hong Kong’s competitive position in high-tech logistics markets will get a major boost when new infrastructure linked to factories in neighboring South China and Macao is completed, DHL Supply Chain executives said on Monday.
The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge and Hong Kong Shenzhen Western Express are due to be completed in 2016, according to latest government projections.
Tom Wong, managing director for Hong Kong and Macao at DHL Supply Chain, said the projects would enable the rapid shipment to Hong Kong of the high-tech products increasingly being produced at factories in Shenzhen and Zhuhai, boosting the city’s competitiveness in air and ocean markets versus rival gateways in mainland China.
“If they proceed on time I think we will have more business than we can handle,” he said on Monday.
Earlier in the day, DHL opened a new Hong Kong headquarters for its supply chain business to meet the anticipated demand growth. The $77 million Tsing Yi facility has 900,000 square feet of warehousing space and includes ramp access floors for large inbound and outbound volumes, cargo lift floors as well as temperature controlled facilities.
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