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The ceremony took place at the Institute's 6th Annual China Chapter dinner in Hong Kong on Tuesday 13th of March 2012. This induction honoured Dr. Tse's contribution to the development of port logistics in China/Shenzhen and his role in the development of port-centric logistics and the customer facing model which the Institute believes is best international practice. The award is also to acknowledge his support for the development of CTQS and for his academic contributions.

Dr. Ken Tse
2012 Hall of Fame

Speaking at the event Mr Tse Said:
"I feel really honoured to be included in GIL's Hall of Fame. As a practitioner, I strived to survive the competitive business game first and foremost, little knowing that by treading uncharted paths did I embark upon innovative ways of marketing ports and managing them in a developing country environment. That GIL found my approach worthy of distillation and learning surprised me, but it has always been gratifying to share what one gained through many years of practice and exploration."

In 2009, Kenneth Tse took early retirement from 35 years of business life to pursue his portfolio of academic and consulting/research interests in management. In July of that year, he received his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK, for his thesis titled "The Co-evolution of Strategy and Environment: A Study of Yantian Port".For 16 years prior to the change, he was Managing Director of Yantian International Container Terminals Limited, a joint venture between the Hutchison Group and Yantian Port Group, one of China major state owned enterprises.

Dr Ken Tse Receives his Hall of Fame Award From European Chapter Chairman Joachim Coens

Starting from a green field in 1993, Kenneth led the joint venture to achieve preeminent status in the port industry, with throughput exceeding 10 million twenty foot equivalent units in 2007 (the largest single terminal in the world in 2007), and gaining worldwide recognition for its productivity improvements and service to customers.In 2005, the company was awarded the "Best Terminal of the Year" by the Global Institute of Logistics. In the same year, it received the "Best Terminal Award" from China's National Port Industry Bureau of the Ministry of Communications. Such success also meant significant financial contributions of the business unit to Hutchison and Yantian Port Group.


The Global Institute of Logistics Hall of Fame serves as a way to recognize distinguished members of the Global logistics community. Those elected to membership in to the Hall of Fame represent the highest achievement in their field, serving as models of what can be achieved and how. Induction as a Laureate into the Global Institute of Logistics Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award for individuals who have made a major, positive impact on the logistics profession as visionary business leaders with a strong commitment to the community. The Global Institute of Logistics Hall of Fame Laureates will serve as inspirations to current and future generations.

Each year the Institute invites the Executive Directors of its various councils and chapters globally to nominate individuals for induction into the Institutes Hall of Fame. These nominations feed discussions about what constitutes excellence and success in individual logisticians. The goal is to improve logistics practice by identifying the outstanding logistician in the field over the course of a lifetime. Nominations are acted on by a panel of expert judges, who decide which nominee will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

To Read an in-depth report on Ken Tse's Achievements and for further Coverage on the Induction Ceremony Click HERE



The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) was established in 2003 under the Chairmanship of renowned US logistician and author Robert V. Delaney in response to the logistics industry’s call for “joined up thinking” amongst stakeholders in the global supply chain. GIL looks to resolve the challenges facing the global logistics chain of managing single transport modes, modal systems and targets which are set on stand-alone operations to create a seamless global logistics system.
A Think Tank, GIL brings together thought-leaders and thought-followers as part of a global knowledge network committed to building up the information base, best practices and standards. This, in turn, creates a platform through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed. Today the Institute is a community of organizations and professionals from across the world that share a commitment to collaborating on global logistics solutions.
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