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Setting up a Logistics Company

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

Setting Up a Logistics Company in Hong Kong

Hong Kong boasts a robust and well-developed logistics sector, making it an attractive location for starting your logistics company. Its strategic location, world-class infrastructure, and free port status offer significant advantages for businesses operating in this industry.

Here's a breakdown of the key steps involved in establishing a logistics company in Hong Kong:

1. Develop a Solid Business Plan:

  • Determine your target market and niche within the logistics industry.

  • Research your competitors and identify your unique selling proposition.

  • Define your service offerings, operational model, and pricing strategy.

  • Project your financial performance and create a comprehensive business plan.

2. Choose a Business Structure:

  • Decide between a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited company.

  • Consider factors like liability, tax implications, and ease of management.

  • Consult with a professional to determine the best structure for your needs.

3. Register your Business:

  • Register with the Companies Registry of Hong Kong.

  • Obtain a Business Registration Certificate.

  • Open a corporate bank account.

4. Apply for Necessary Permits and Licenses:

  • The specific licenses required will depend on your chosen services.

  • Common licenses include:

  • Goods Vehicle Operator's License

  • Public Service Vehicle Operator's License

  • Import and Export License

  • Dangerous Goods License

  • You can find detailed information on licensing requirements on the websites of the Transport Department and the Trade and Industry Department.

5. Secure Funding:

  • Consider your financial needs and explore funding options like personal savings, bank loans, or venture capital.

  • Prepare a financial proposal and pitch your business plan to potential investors.

6. Establish Your Operations:

  • Find suitable office space and warehouse facilities.

  • Purchase or lease the necessary vehicles and equipment.

  • Recruit and train your employees.

  • Implement technology and systems to manage your operations efficiently.

7. Build Relationships:

  • Network with other businesses and industry players.

  • Develop strong relationships with shipping lines, airlines, and other logistics providers.

  • Join relevant associations and attend industry events.

Additional Resources:


  • Utilize government resources and support programs available for startups.

  • Stay updated on the latest industry trends and regulations.

  • Network with experienced professionals and industry associations.

  • Prioritize building a strong reputation for reliability and efficiency.

By following these steps and taking advantage of Hong Kong's favorable business environment, you can increase your chances of success in establishing and growing your logistics company.

Setting Up a Logistics Company in Hong Kong with Bestar

Bestar is a reputable firm in Hong Kong with extensive experience assisting businesses in various industries, including logistics. Here's how we can help you set up your logistics company:

1. Business Formation and Registration:

  • Advising on the most suitable business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited company)

  • Assisting with company registration procedures and obtaining necessary licenses and permits

  • Handling business bank account opening and other regulatory requirements

2. Business Planning and Financial Projections:

  • Developing a comprehensive business plan tailored to your specific needs and goals

  • Creating financial projections to assess your business's viability and secure funding

  • Assisting with tax planning and compliance

3. Regulatory Compliance and Licensing:

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations governing the logistics industry

  • Obtaining necessary licenses and permits for your specific operations

  • Providing ongoing advice and updates on regulatory changes

Benefits of Working with Bestar:

  • Expertise and experience: Bestar has a team of experienced professionals who understand the complexities of the logistics industry and the specific challenges faced by startup companies.

  • Personalized service: We offer tailored solutions and provide ongoing support throughout the setup and growth of your business.

  • Local knowledge and network: Our local knowledge and network will help you navigate the Hong Kong business environment and connect with key players in the industry.

  • Cost-effectiveness: Our fees are competitive, and we can help you save on costs by finding efficient solutions and optimizing your operations.

Additional Services:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping services

  • Tax planning and filing

  • Payroll and HR management

  • Legal and regulatory compliance

Contacting Bestar

You can contact Bestar through our website or by phone to schedule a consultation. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your specific needs and how we can help you set up your logistics company in Hong Kong.

Website: Phone: +852 35651861

By working with Bestar, you can gain access to valuable expertise and resources that will guide you through the process of setting up your logistics company in Hong Kong, increasing your chances of success and achieving your business goals. Contact Bestar today!

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