NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NasdaqCM: SINO) ("Sino-Global" or the "Company"), an international shipping agency and logistic services provider, today announced that it has hired Yuquan ("Steven") Tian as its Chief Technical Officer ("CTO"). Mr. Tian brings to Sino-Global more than 15 years of experience working in the shipping industry in China. Since 1996, Mr. Tian has served as general manager of several shipping agencies in both Dalian and Yingkou cities of Liaoning Province.
Most recently, Mr. Tian established Taichi Shipping Agency Dalian ("Taichi"), which has long-term cooperation arrangements with some of China's major steel companies, grain enterprises and shipping corporations. Mr. Tian's duties with Sino-Global will include the streamlining and development of the Company's operating policies and procedures, assistance with the standardization of business processes related to our shipping agency, chartering, brokerage, inland transportation and logistics services, and the implementation of best practices into our work flows across the various operating units in Sino-Global.
Mr. Lei Cao, Sino-Global's Chief Executive Officer, announced the hiring of Mr. Tian: "We are pleased to have Steven join our team. Steven brings a wealth of experience to our company, including running his own local shipping agency in Dalian. That company, Taichi Shipping Agency Dalian, serves a number of well-established companies in China, including COSCO, China Shipping, An'gang Steel, Shougang Group, Hebei Steel Group, Sinograin Oil and COFCO. We believe his experience as a local agent in the shipping business and Dalian-which is the second-largest container transshipment hub in all of China-will be invaluable to our company. Steven will continue to operate Taichi while serving as our CTO. Because the services provided by his local agent business is complementary with what we offer as a general agent, we expect referrals between Sino-Global and Taichi will benefit both of our companies."
About Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd.
Sino-Global is a shipping agency and logistic services provider that serves ships coming to and departing from a number of countries and regions, including China, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States. Founded in the United States in 2001, our company is a Virginia corporation with its primary US operations in New York.
Sino-Global provides ship owners, operators and charters with comprehensive yet customized shipping agency and logistic services including intelligence, planning, real-time analysis and on-the-ground implementation and logistics support. Sino-Global has achieved both ISO9001 and UKAS certifications. For more Information, please visit: www.sino-global.com.
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In the U.S.:
Mr. Anthony S. Chan, CPA
Acting CFO & EVP
Mr. Zhikang (Michael) Huang
Chief Operating Officer
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