Anderson, A. Scott. “Let’s Move Utah into Education’s Top 10 States.” Deseret Morning News [Salt Lake City, UT] 25 Sep. 2015.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation, logistics and terminal companies. The firm has moved its U.S. headquarters from California to Utah. It is quite remarkable that one of the world’s largest shippers would have its U.S. headquarters in Utah rather than a major U.S. port city. But what is even more interesting is the reason the company came to Utah.
During the recent Utah Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, Erxin Yao, OOCL’s director of corporate planning and administration, told the Utah trade delegation during a tour of the firm’s Hong Kong facilities that he is a real fan of Utah. “I like Utah because of the people,” he said. “They are friendly, industrious, honest and well-educated.”
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