CQR Qingdao has been recognised for its innovation and its integrity with these prestigious prizes
CQR Qingdao- Kwise Logistics which was founded back in 1998 has distinguished itself by getting two well recognized awards. The Golden Helm 2016, China’s Shipping Industry Innovation Award went to Kwise Logistics for 2 years in a row.
Apart from this highly esteemed honour our member in Qingdao China also got a certificate from Qingdao Chamber of Commerce which is an ‘Award of Most Honest Enterprise with a high level of Integrity’. The two plaques and the certificates are surely going to drive them towards further excellence.
We heartily congratulate the team of Kwise Logistics for these awards for their outstanding achievements!
Last month, saw the launch at Yantai airport of the first step in CQR Qingdao’s latest venture as Air Incheon’s GSA & GHA in China
Currently, they are operating 3 flights per week (Tues, Thurs, Sat) from Yantai to Incheon and Narita airports with full cargo freighters (Boeing 737) and narrow body aircrafts but they are expecting to increase to 5 flights a week very soon.
Customers include DHL Express, LG and Foxconn and the majority of the cargo is time-sensitive and electronic products which are packed in PMC pallet(main)&PAG/PAJ pallet and LD3/AKE containers(main)&AAY containers.
The team are responsible for all documentation, government approval and permission (by CAAC,ECRA),ground handling agreements, signing with the airport group, organizing necessary training and translating training materials into Chinese, aircraft movement data(MVT&FPL) receiving and dispatching, collecting and sending, aircraft inward/outward declaring etc., and of course marketing surveys and sales.
“This is real challenge for SF Systems Qingdao because this is the first time we have been involved in air market operations so deeply, in addition of course to doing local sales work as normal. This is an important step for our company’s development,” explained XiangYu, General Manager Assistant.
In addition to the normal trade routes between China, Korea and Japan, they are also operating services from Incheon to Yuzhno-Sakhalin in Russia for the oil and gas industry with a regular service but at more reasonable rates.
“We hope that our fellow CQR members who have these kinds of shipments in this area will contact SF Systems Qingdao to be their air project cargo solution provider,” said Xiang Yu.
CQR Qingdao, was chosen by GOLDWIND, the largest supplier of wind turbines, in China to ship 5 MW wind driven generator blade from China to Antwerp
In total the team shipped 25 pieces, each measuring 55.2m x 3.4m x 3.8m by road to the port and then stowed the customized steel frames on the BreakBulk WL Shipping vessel. Luckily, they clip together so this was the easier part of the process.
This shipment was not without its challenges as Director Hattie Huang explained. “There were many considerations to be though about before this shipment could even leave its origin. For example we had to ensure each piece was secured and that each vehicle could travel down roads with other road users.”
In fact, the drivers became experts at the ‘3-point turn’, or should that be 4-5 point turn! “Yes, at some turnings the corners were more than challenging, however we were not beaten and we got each blade to the port on time,” Hattie said. “Although, the port was not that happy as they didn’t want to handle the blades at night, nevertheless we soldiered on.”
After 48 hours of work, their hard work paid off and the blades sailed off to Antwerp. “Although these shipments are quite mentally and physically taxing, we are specialists in this and this is the 6th time GOLDWIND has requested us,” explained Hattie.
CQR Qingdao was chosen by LM Wind Power Co. Ltd to handle the shipping of 6 wind turbine blades from Tianjin to Alexandria in July 2012. This was not S.F. Systems first experience of such a shipment; they previously shipped 36 of these blades to Brake, Germany.
CQR Qingdao was charged with the picking, loading, custom clearance and shipping of this order by break-bulk. In addition to the two shipments already made by S.F. Systems, they have been nominated for a further contract consisting of 54 blades to be shipped to Germany early next year.
The dimensions of each blade were as follows: 34.4m x 2.59m and each weighed 5,781Kg.
You might think that concern about climate change would damage the freight forwarding industry, especially as initiatives such as ‘buy local’ and ‘reduce your carbon footprint’ become more popular. But it is clear that new shipping opportunities are opening up for the right forwarders in the renewable energy sector. With almost 15 years of experience and principles of responsibility, efficiency and conscientiousness at the centre of all operations, CQR Qingdao is certainly one of those.