Chairman’s Message

I am very privileged and honoured to have been elected as the Chairman of the Logistics and Transportation Division for the 2018/19 session. 

Logistics and transportation form the core parts of the infrastructure to facilitate the flow of goods, people, information and capitals to drive and support the economy of Hong Kong.  In this digital age, logistics and transportation engineers have an important role in shaping our modern cities; our engineers involve in leading and contributing to the development and application of many technologies for our daily use, such as the intelligent transport systems (ITS), autonomous and connected vehicles, e-commerce, and many other logistics automations which are all the key ingredients for the development of Hong Kong as a Smart City.

 

Year 2018/19 is an exciting year for our engineers! We will soon have the commissioning of the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link, two very important transport infrastructure to link Hong Kong to the Mainland and the Greater Bay Area.  In the meanwhile, our engineers are continuing to work on many infrastructure projects to make us better connected and served.

 

In this fast changing digital age, we need more professional logistics and transportation engineers and to equip them with the skills to help building our city to become more efficient and as a place more enjoyable to live.   

For session 18/19, the Committee Members and I shall work diligently to serve the professional interests of our members, and with focus on the following areas:

  1. Attract more students to join the logistics and transportation profession;

  2. Organize seminars, forums and technical visits to keep our members updated with the latest development and best practices in the industry, with some emphasis on development and application of new technologies;

  3. Collaborate with other professional bodies and organizations for development of our profession and on issues of common interest; &

  4. Strengthen the professional recognition of Logistics and Transportation engineers in the society.

 

The Committee and I are looking forward to the continued support of our Division members.

 

Ir Dr Stephen W K Lam, Chairman of Logistics and Transportation Division

Session 18/19