Kerry Apex was the third largest NVOCC in terms of volume from Asia to the US in 2019. In the first seven months of 2020, Kerry Apex outperformed the market by recording a 6 per cent growth in volume against the market trend of a 7 per cent contraction in the same period, a company statement said.
Kerry Apex shot to the top spot through capturing the volume shift from China to Southeast Asia by its strong regional team perfectly situated to handle the volume surge, earning additional origin-controlled shipments and winning new customers, on top of the increased demand from existing customers who restocked their inventory.
Vicky Cheung, executive director of Kerry Logistics Network, said: 'We are gratified to see that the efforts of our team in Southeast Asia and the relationships we have built with our partners have paid off. While the protracted US-China trade war and the as-yet-uncontained Covid-19 pandemic are clouding the horizon, we are confident that we will maintain our leading position in ocean freight for the rest of 2020.'