HLA - Shekou, Southern China


In July 2014, HLA has successfully ventured into a new depot at Shekou, Southern China; a partnership between HLA and Sinotrade Logistics Limited; an established company since 2003 focusing mainly on second hand dry, reefer and special equipment containers. This is the right timing for both HLA and Sinotrade to work together in operating a normal off-hire depot and also to provide a full depot services.

The depot has a capacity of 2000 TEUs with an area of 15,000 sqm and is located within the vicinity of Ma Wan Terminal. In addition, there is an available piece of land with an estimated area of 5,000 sqm adjacent to the depot for future expansion.

The depot is located less than 1km/opposite of Ma Wan terminal and due to its geographical location, it will significantly reduce trucking cost in the long run. Coupled with Shekou’s growing population of over 350,000 and continuity rapid property development by the local government; we strongly believe this opportunity will bring benefits to all parties.

The depot has an inter-locking tiles flooring setup, equipped with two units of Fantuzzi box stacker, capable of lifting containers up to 8 height. There are a total of 12 PTI points coupled with an existing workforce of over 20 repair workers and experienced machinery technician. The depot is also equipped with 24 hours CCTV surveillance, high tower lights to support depot activities at night and advanced IT system with EDI ready.

The existing team setup at Shekou includes dedicated & experience container inspectors and customer service executives whom has been in this industry for many years. Over the years; the team has gathered experience; both technical and non-technical knowledge from our day-to-day operation, M&R plus documentation as required by various shipping and leasing operators worldwide.