The latest developments within AEL Berkman, as well as events that have a direct influence on our operations and articles that show insight in our industry.

13 Janauary 2020Last Saturday, the Shanghai team joined by the GMT members celebrated their Annual Dinner party at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the iconic Bund in Shanghai. This year Vicky Wang (Sales from our Qingdao team) and Grace Yuan (Operations from our Ningbo team) were also invited as they both celebrated 10 years of service for AEL Berkman and were honoured for reaching this milestone!
14 November 2019This week, the AEL Berkman General Management Team successfully completed the 3rd session of our Senior Leadership Development Program, this time we focused on "Enhancing Employee Engagement". As an extra treat, we celebrated the birthday of Simon Zhou, our Shenzhen Office Manager today. Congratulations Simon!
15 October 2019After months of uncertainty and dropping cargo volumes, there seems to be a first positive in the ongoing trade war. China and the US have reached a first phase of a trade deal which could in theory be the start of the end to the trade war. An increase to 30% tariffs on what is now subject to 25% is allegedly dropped by President Trump, and China would have agreed to buying substantial volumes of agricultural products.
Source: The New York Times
25 September 2019Traditionally, the main carriers will cut capacity during the Golden Week in China. It is no different this year, and some sailings have already been cancelled. As we would like to give our partners up-to-date information on the current situation, please have a look at the article below.
Source: Port Report: China's Golden Week means cuts in ocean service
05 September 2019As AEL Berkman, we support our partners in their commercial activities in China and Hong Kong, as well as abroad. We organize shipper visits, plan joint Sales calls, and offer support on Trade shows. For the Asia Fruit Logistica we traditionally joined forces with our partner from Italy. An impression of the event can be found on our LinkedIn page by following the link below.
Asia Fruit Logistics 2019
09 August 2019At AEL Berkman, we find it important to continuously invest in our People Capability. The last two days, our GMT and Branch Managers have participated in the second part of our Management Training "Becoming a Change Agile Leader". This time we learned about our personality type, and how we would function best in our team. Next, we learned about leading change based on the new vision we set for the company. Thank you Jeannie Luk for another successful session!
25 July 2019In our industry we hear about the Belt & Road initiative on many occasions. The rail connection between China and Europe. In addition to this, Shanghai is also making significant investments for inland Rail traffic, to promote a Rail-Sea connection.
08 June 2019Please note that both our China and Hong Kong offices will be closed on Friday June 7th due to the Dragon Boat Festival Holiday. At AEL Berkman, we like to share China & Hong Kong's heritage with our partners worldwide, so have a look and learn about the legend behind this special day!
Dragon Boat Festival 2019
05 June 2019Today is World Environment Day. What is your company doing to contribute to a better environment? At AEL Berkman we are investing in new IT-solutions which will dramatically lower the use of paper in our company. Saving the environment, one tree at a time.