OUR HISTORY

Apart from the vision to create a best-in-class personalised supply chain service to our customers, Cargo Services set on its path of expanding geographically from Hong Kong (China) to China as early as 1992 when Shanghai just started to adopt the “ Open Door “ policy of the country following its phenomenal success in Shenzhen since 1980. We embarked on a course quite different from most Hongkong-based and international logistics providers and freight-forwarders. We invested in warehouses in Shanghai to control our standard of services and enabled us to qualify for the Class A Forwarders Licence in 1996, the first awarded to a “ foreign “ international freight-forwarder.

On the basis of this foundation, Cargo Services started to open up offices and operations in other ports, both coastal and inland, in China. The headquarters of our China operations is located in Shanghai. We started to go global with the set-up of Allport Cargo Services Singapore also in 1992.

 

The Key Milestones

In  2010s
2020
  • Renaming of CS (China) to Cargo Services Group Ltd.
  • Joint-venture with Mondiale Australia to form Mondiale Far East Pty. Ltd.
  • The establishment of CS Logistics Funds for the development of logistics properties in China
  • Set-up of PPE Division with the sale of 1 billion units of Nitrile medical gloves from China and Malaysia to National Health Services in the United Kingdom, involving a delivery of 100 air-charters from June to December
  • Listed CN Logistics International holdings Ltd.(2130) on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on October 15
2019
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 13th in Seafreight, 13th in Airfreight and 22nd Overall in the accreditation of the ” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
  • The establishment of Groove Technology Ltd. (Vietnam)
  • The establishment of eCargo acquisition of Metcash Export Services Pty Ltd. (Australia and China)
2018
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 16th in Seafreight, 14th in Airfreight and 24nd Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
  • The establishment of EV Cargo Holdings Ltd. (UK)
  • The establishment of ACS Logistics Packaging Ltd. (HK)
  • The establishment of Galaxy Cargo Services (India)
  • eCargo acquisition of Jessica’s Suitcase (Australia and China)
  • Cargo Services acquired the Fujin Road warehouse in Baoshan, Shanghai, which includes a building block for housing all business units in Shanghai
2017
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 22th in Seafreight, 14th in Airfreight and 24nd Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
  • The establishment of the Allport Cruise Services Inc.
2016
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 18th in Seafreight, 15th in Airfreight and 22nd Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2015
  • The establishment of the USL Cargo Services Ltd. and Allport Cargo Services USA Inc.
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 19th in Seafreight, 16th in Airfreight and 21st Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2014
  • The establishment of eCargo which was listed on Australian Stock Exchange in November
  • Cargo Services Far East Ltd. attained ISO28000:2007
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 25th in Seafreight, 14th in Airfreight and 28th Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2013
  • Development of China eCommerce Enabling Services
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 24th in Seafreight, 15th in Airfreight and 30th Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
  • Allport Ltd. rebranded as Allport Cargo Services Ltd.
2012
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 23rd in Seafreight, 19th in Airfreight and 24th Overall in the accreditation of the” Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2011
  • Acquired the interest of “K” Line Zhenhua Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a joint venture with K-line
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 8th in Seafreight, 20th in Airfreight and 16th Overall in the Top 100 China Cargo Agents sponsored by the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2010
  • Acquisition of Allport Ltd., UK’s leading independent freight-forwarder
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 8th in Seafreight, 22th in Airfreight and 16th Overall in the Top 100 China Cargo Agents sponsored by the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
In  2000s
2009
  • Cargo Services Far East Ltd. and its subsidiaries attained ISO9001:2008
2008
  • CS Logistics Solutions ANZ was established in Brisbane
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 10th in Seafreight, 20th in Airfreight and 14th Overall in the accreditation of the “ Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2007
  • Allport Cargo Services South Africa was established in Cape Town
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 10th in Seafreight, 19th in Airfreight and 14th Overall in the accreditation of the “ Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2005
  • Cargo Services (China) Ltd. obtained the Air Transport Qualification Certificate in China
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) Ltd. in Qingdao
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 14th in Seafreight, 18th in Airfreight and 18th Overall in the accreditation of the “ Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2004
  • CS Logistics Ltd. obtained Domestic Logistics Licence in China
  • Setting up of CS Logistics Holdings
  • Jiahong Trading and Logistics obtained a Class A Forwarders Licence
  • Cargo Services (China) Ltd. obtained the Air Transport Qualification Certificate for Guangzhou
  • Cargo Services Far East Ltd. attained ISO9001:2000
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 20th in Seafreight, 33rd in Airfreight and 26th Overall in the accreditation of the “ Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2003
  • The establishment of CS Logistics (Middle East) Ltd. in Dubai, U.A.E.
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) in Tianjin
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) in Guangzhou
  • The establishment of Jiahong Trading and Logistics Ltd. with the approval of a Foreign Trade Licence Certificate from the Shanghai Foreign Economic Relation & Trade Commission
  • Cargo Services (China) ranked 16th in Seafreight, 46th in Airfreight and 30th Overall in the first accreditation of the “ Top 100 China Cargo Agents “ of the Chinese International Freight-forwarders Association
2002
  • Cargo Services (China) Ltd. was the recipient of the first batch of NVOCC Licences approved by the Ministry of Communications with licence number 0026
2001
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) Ltd. in Shenzhen
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) Ltd. in Ningbo
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) Ltd. in Xiamen
In  1990s
1999
  • Extension of Wenchuan Road lease to 2044
1996
  • Cargo Services received ISO9002 Certification
  • The registration of Cargo Services (China) Ltd. with the approval of a Class A Forwarders Licence by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
1994
  • The establishment of Shanghai Tian Hong Containers Limited, acquiring a 25-year lease to develop a container yard and warehouse at Wenchuan Road
1992
  • The establishment of Cargo Services (China) Ltd. in Shanghai
  • Launch of LIMA PO Management Visibility Solution together with Allport Ltd.
  • The set-up of a JV in Singapore called Cargo Services International, which was rebranded as Allport Cargo Services (Pty) Ltd.
1991
  • The establishment of Far East Cargo Line Ltd.
In  1980s
1989
  • Cargo Services Far East Ltd. Founded in November, 1989 in Hong Kong
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