The head of the U-Freight Group has said that he welcomes reports that the changes in demand patterns associated with the ongoing emergence of e-commerce is also driving development in merchandising, warehousing and distribution patterns.

“It helps justify our company’s early entry and ongoing investment to meet the ever-increasing challenges of providing logistics services to this rapidly expanding sector of global trade,” explains Simon Wong, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong-based international freight forwarding and logistics group.

He notes that currently there is an explosion in the development of distribution centres, as many traditional importers, exporters and traders now need fulfilment capability because they have shifted more of their business to an e-commerce model.

“At U-Freight, in our development of e-commerce logistics solutions, we are continually trying to address the key issues stemming from increasing volumes of business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce shipments and the time sensitivity that is associated with this business.

In addition to hardware investment, the U-Freight Group is now a logistics partner of choice for the growing number of online channels and platforms, which entrepreneurs are using to sell their own designs and products, including global e-commerce shipping platforms such as Easyship. It is also heavily involved in the Fulfilled by Amazon programme in several countries.