Cardinal Maritime – one of the fastest growing logistics service providers in the UK – has opened a new office and a business centre in Hong Kong to facilitate its expansion into Asia.
The North West-based business, which is now an established brand in more than 90 countries, has a number of staff members stationed at the recently opened premises.
Cardinal Maritime opened the office and business centre in order to facilitate the growth of its clients which trade out of China. A presence in Asia will allow the logistics expert to respond to further demand to trade in the area and to monitor this increased activity more closely.
The new site adds to Cardinal Maritime’s existing premises in Ireland, South Africa and its head office in Manchester.
Brian Hay, CEO of Cardinal Maritime Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have gained territory in Hong Kong. A growing number of ambitious companies are trading and manufacturing out of overseas countries, such as China, and we’re excited to be able to provide improved services for our clients in such a thriving location for trade.”
The increase in the number of British businesses trading out of China – and elsewhere overseas – is a pivotal factor driving the continued growth of the Cardinal Maritime Group. However, this activity within the broader export industry is not reflected in the UK trade statistics. The figures focus, instead, solely on fiscal earnings produced by goods coming in and out of the UK ports.
Brian commented: “I don’t believe the UK is celebrated enough as a leading trading nation. The contribution made to the UK economy by companies operating overseas is not currently acknowledged in overseas export figures, such as those published by the UKTI. We see the need to open a new office in Asia as a celebration of what is happening for British businesses in the import/export market and hope to see this recognised by the government.”
Cardinal Maritime, which employs 200 members of staff, has five brands within the Group. These include: Cardinal Maritime, Origin Logistics, Direct Food Express, Far Logistics and Cardinal Plus.
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