U-Freight Ready for Annual Conference

The U-Freight Group - (www.ufreight.com) the Hong Kong headquartered international freight service and logistics group, will be examining current prospects in the air and oceanfreight forwarding environment at its annual conference in Shanghai which starts on Thursday September 23rd.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., September 23, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Comments the company’s CEO, Simon Wong: “It will be a valuable opportunity to let all member companies within the U-Freight Group exchange the latest market information and strengthen corporate links.

“The latest analysis of the industry by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), suggests that the worst is over for the airfreight sector.

“As recently as April, the industry was reeling from the impact of the volcanic ash crisis. But, as IATA reports, the recovery in airfreight traffic has been very striking.”

With an ever-increasing interest in oceanfreight forwarding, through the group’s U-Ocean brand, conference delegates will also be examining the likely impact of such developments as Peak Season Surcharges and slow steaming policies being deployed by liner shipping companies.

Adds Wong: “With questionmarks still remaining about the level of recovery of the global economy, delegates from UFL’s worldwide office and agency network, including the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as all over Asia, will gather in Shanghai to review progress and plan strategy for the year ahead.

“Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the World Expo 2010, which is currently underway in Shanghai.”

Since the late 1960s, the U-Freight Group has developed into one of the world’s leading independent providers of international freight forwarding and logistics services. Through its international network of subsidiary companies and exclusive agents, the company offers the full range of air and seafreight services and is in an especially strong position to serve the needs of shippers moving goods to, from and between China, Japan and the ASEAN countries.

Adds Wong: “Our offices and exclusive agents all have local expertise which, when added to the network’s international capabilities, makes an unbeatable combination and gives us confidence when we plan future growth at our annual conferences.”

Ian Matheson
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