UPS, Shenzhen Customs MOU for 24/7 ops
UPS and the Shenzhen Customs authority have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to seal the terms of their partnership at the soon-to-becompleted UPS intra-Asia hub, located at ChinaÃ¢â‚¬™s Shenzhen International Airport. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We believe the new hub will greatly boost export developments in the Pearl River Delta region and increase the total volume of freight […]
September 1, 2009
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We believe the new hub will greatly boost export developments in the Pearl River Delta region and increase the total volume of freight transportation and employment level,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Shi Fushen, deputy director general, Shenzhen Customs Provincial HQ.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“As the UPS hub will play a signifi cant role in the economic development of the region, we believe it will also boost the development of ShenzhenÃ¢â‚¬™s air freight industry. We will fully support UPSÃ¢â‚¬™ development in Shenzhen,Ã¢â‚¬Â he added.
Through the MOU, Shenzhen Customs will off er a full suite of customs services at the UPS intra-Asia hub. It will support the setting up of a bonded warehouse. UPS and Shenzhen Customs will also jointly develop a risk management system to enhance and increase the efficiency of customs clearance processes.
Apart from the customs operations at the hub, the MOU also enables express cross-border clearance at the Hong Kong/ Shenzhen highway port for UPS vehicles heading towards or exiting the hub.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“China remains UPSÃ¢â‚¬™ number one priority in our international business strategy, and we believe the Pearl River Delta holds enormous economic opportunities as it develops further,Ã¢â‚¬Â said KM Liu, senior vice president, Transportation Group, UPS Asia Pacific Region.