The Hong Kong Logistics Association (HKLA) is the first local professional logistics association in Hong Kong. HKLA was established as non-Government organization (NGO) in 1996 by a group of volunteers with professional and higher education background to nurture the knowledge and best practices of the industry. HKLA provides a platform for all interest parties to interact. The Association is widely recognized by the logistics industry and Hong Kong SAR Government as a pioneer in promoting logistics and supply chain management. Its membership covers a range of practices including third party logistics services providers, trading firms, manufacturers, and scholars involved in activities such as warehousing, freight transportation and forwarding, procurement, materials management and IT solution services.