At GFS we understand supply chains – end to end

GFS is a leading global freight forwarder of ocean, air and intermodal transportation services. With a global network of our offices closely connected with forwarding agents, we always go the extra mile to make sure your consignment is transported strategically and cost-effectively.

From factory to final destination, we connect origins and destinations to help you ship reliably. We provide integrated, scalable and cost-efficient sea, air, rail, road and inter-modal transport as well as CFS warehousing, customs brokerage and other supply chain solutions such as vendor and order management and control tower services. With our intelligent shipping planning expertise and capabilities, we can adjust and optimize your freight network to adapt to changing situations.

We thrive on challenges. In this ever-changing and disruptive market, our highly experienced team can tailor the best services to suit your business needs, ensuring that your goods move seamlessly from origin to destination.

Our Global Network

Our Customers

As a part of Li & Fung, we understand supply chains. Our diverse customer portfolio includes some of the largest apparel, footwear, home and accessories companies in Europe and the US including department stores, specialty retailers, supermarkets, hypermarkets, off-price retailers and more. In addition to Footwear & Apparel we also work with leading FMCG, Food & Beverage, Beauty & Wellness, Consumer Electronics and Healthcare brands.

Global Leadership

Harry Chang

Head of Global Freight Services

With over 35 years of global experience, Harry is an industry veteran in freight forwarding and shipping. He strives to deliver service excellence to our key strategic business partners and carriers amidst the challenging market environment.

Before joining Global Freight Services with the acquisition of China Container Lines (CCL) in 2014, Harry has worked in leading logistics and shipping companies including China Ocean Shipping (Cosco), Senator Lines and CCL.

Brad Tang

Head of Global Ocean Procurement

As Head of Global Ocean Procurement, Brad is a passionate leader whose enthusiasm is fueled by the dynamic and challenging market. His exceptional negotiation skills and outgoing personality inspires his team to deliver the best results possible for our stakeholders and continue to drive growth for our ocean freight business.

Before joining Global Freight Services in 2014 with the acquisition of China Container Lines (CCL), Brad held senior roles Evergreen Line in Shanghai.

Paula Patino

Head of Global Key Accounts & Network Agents

With more than 20 years of experience working in Asia, Europe and Latin America, Paula is responsible for Global Network Agency Development and Global Key Account Management. She is passionate about maximizing value creation for our global customers and strategic agents. Paula has a proven track record of helping customers expand to new markets.

Before joining Global Freight Services in 2016, Paula worked in DSV Panalpina and Agility Logistics.

George Varghese

Head of Sales & Solutions

As Head of Sales & Solutions, Asia, George works closely with our country and function leaders to define and drive our sales strategy. He thrives on crafting solutions that address customer needs. 

Before joining Global Freight Services in 2021, George worked at GEODIS for 12 years, most recently as Managing Director, Indian Subcontinent. 

Remi Lavergne

Head of Information Technology

As Head of Information Technology, Remi spearheads our strategic digital roadmap. He is solutions driven and service focused. Since joining us in 2011, Remi has delivered excellent analytics and ideas supporting our belief in a culture of operational excellence and customer service.

Before joining Global Freight Services, Remi worked for Geodis in various leadership capacities.

Edward Poon

Head of Finance and Commercial

Edward is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in financial management and commercial expertise. As Head of Finance & Accounting, Edward provides regional finance leadership across the entire GFS network. With his deep knowledge, Edward works closely with country leaders to build capabilities for a robust organization and drive sustainable growth for the global freight business.

Prior to joining Global Freight Services, Edward held various leadership roles at PwC and KPMG.

Bonnie Ip

Head of Human Resources

As Head of Human Resources. Bonnie is passionate about raising the bar on talent acquisition, people development and employee engagement to foster a healthy and thriving workplace.

Before joining Global Freight Services, Bonnie has held various roles at international freight forwarding and logistics companies such as Agility Logistics, Hongkong International Terminals and Jardine Logistics.

History since 1906
Global Freight Services is part of Li & Fung, with 115+ history of trading and logistics

Li & Fung’s global supply chain management expertise dates back to 1906 and traces the story of how Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area emerged as one of the world’s foremost manufacturing and trading regions. In 1999, Li & Fung acquired Inchcape Marketing Services, later renamed Integrated Distribution Services (IDS), making logistics a core offering.

IDS joins Li & Fung to expand our logistics offering

In 2010, Li & Fung expanded its logistics offering with the acquisition of Integrated Distribution Services Group Limited (IDS), marking an important step in strengthening our end-to-end supply chain solutions offering to our customers. It also introduced key logistics expertise to the Group.

CCL, one of China’s largest sea freight forwarding companies, joins Li & Fung

With the acquisition of China Container Lines in 2014, we expanded our freight forwarding capabilities, connecting Asia to the rest of the world, a move that represented a key step in accelerating our growth momentum and ability to provide end-to-end logistics services.

Temasek invests US$300 million accelerating our growth in Asia’s fast growing consumer markets.

The 2019 investment by Temasek further cements our leadership and we are well positioned to capitalize on the business opportunities brought by the rise of the Asian middle class across China and Southeast Asia and our first-mover advantage in e-commerce logistics.

Global Freight Services is formed

Li & Fung Group forms Global Freight Services (GFS) to operate its global freight management business.

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