ESA Logistics (HK) Co., Ltd.
Hong Kong Site Visit
January 4, 2012
Mr. Dixon Chan, Managing Director
ESA Logistics (HK) Co., Ltd. was founded in 1995 as an ocean freight forwarder serving China and the Asia-Pacific region. It is headquartered in Hong Kong and has branch offices in Guangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen. With a staff of 200, its gross revenue was $40 million in 2010. About 65% of revenue is Hong Kong based; the rest is generated in Mainland China.
ESA has been a licensed NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) since 2002 and received a Class A license in 2004 in Mainland China. ESA uses qualified agents in Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Zhangjiagang, and Zhongshan. ESA developed an extensive global network with facilities and agents in over 60 countries. Although most of its business is within the Asia-Pacific region still today, a small amount of it is destined to the U.S. and Europe.
Its annual ocean freight volume is 36,000 TEUs (20’ trailer equivalent units) and 60,000 cubic meters in LCL (less-than-container load) shipments. In Hong Kong, ESA has its own tractors and trucks to handle the land transportation of these shipments. It also has bonded trucks and a cross-border license to handle shipments between Hong Kong and Mainland China.
ESA’s 150,000 square meter warehouse in Hong Kong uses its proprietary warehouse management system which can provide live reports to customers. The system is maintained by an in-house IT team of three. ESA is proficient at warehousing, inventory management, documentation, packaging, transportation, and customs clearance. It also has experience in handling hazardous goods, which enables it to meet the needs of its key customers such as Bayer, Ciba and DuPont.
ESA has a young team of managers. Managing Director, Dixon Chan is only 40 years old and one of the shareholders of ESA.
ESA Logistics is a professional in handling ocean freight between China and the Asia-Pacific region, especially Southeast Asia. However, it is expanding into contract logistics in an effort to become a total logistics solutions provider.
Sources: A&A Primary Research, http://www.esalogistics.hk/