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Title: A study of the freight forwarding industry in Hong Kong
Authors: Lai, KH 
Cheng, TCE 
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: International journal of logistics : research and applications, 2004, v. 7, no. 2, p. 71-84 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of logistics : research and applications 
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a study of the freight forwarding industry in Hong Kong. A survey questionnaire was administered to over 1,100 companies in the industry, examining their demographic profiles, capability in providing different types of logistics services, service performance and the perceived prospects of the industry. Based on 221 valid survey responses, the study results show that the industry consists mainly of small and medium-sized companies (i.e. number of employees ≤50). Furthermore, freight forwarding services contribute more than 60% of revenue in over 70% of the respondent companies. While many freight forwarders in Hong Kong are highly capable of providing freight forwarding and many traditional logistics services, they seem to lack the ability to provide other value-added services. Nevertheless, their self-assessments indicate that they perform well in different logistics services and that they are inclined to transform themselves into third-party logistics providers. A discussion of the findings and implications of the results are provided.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12002
ISSN: 1367-5567
EISSN: 1469-848X
DOI: 10.1080/1367556042000199011
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