SingPost’s eCommerce logistics service offering in Hong Kong to strengthen with two new investments

Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on August 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Pic_SingPost eCommerce Logistics HubSINGAPORE, 28 August 2015 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has made two investments in Hong Kong to strengthen its eCommerce logistics presence in Hong Kong and establish an integrated ecosystem for parcel deliveries across multiple channels.

It has acquired 33 per cent of the equity in Morning Express & Logistics Limited (ME) for HKD39.6 million (about SGD7.1 million) from Morning Express & Logistics Holdings Limited (ME Holdings). This equity in ME provides SingPost with tangible eCommerce logistics and last-mile delivery capability in Hong Kong.

In another transaction, SingPost has subscribed for a 50 per cent stake in E Link Station Limited (ELink) for HKD8.0 million (about SGD1.4 million). ELink augments SingPost’s service offering in Hong Kong with a rapidly expanding network of self-collection parcel service points.

SingPost made both transactions through its subsidiary Quantium Solutions Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Dr Wolfgang Baier, Group CEO of SingPost, said: “Hong Kong, being a gateway to China, is a priority market for SingPost and a node in our pan-Asian network through which we serve our customers and partners. Morning Express gives us a strong last-mile and parcels capability in Hong Kong and extends our ecommerce value chain there, adding on to our warehousing, freight forwarding and front-end eCommerice. As a company, Morning Express has 28 years in the logistics business and they are led by a professional management whose thinking is remarkably similar to ours. ELink, on the other hand, is an extension of how we approach parcel deliveries elsewhere in many parts of the world – that is, we give customers flexibility through multiple channels that include locker storage and redemption centres”

The agreements were signed on 28 August 2015 and the acquisitions will be funded by cash from SingPost’s internal resources.

“Jo”

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