Agreement allows Sino-Global to offer shipping agency services throughout Australia

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., a non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, announced it has signed an agency agreement with Monson Agencies Australia Pty. Ltd. (’‘Monson Agencies Australia’‘).

The agreement will enable each of Sino-Global and Monson Agencies Australia to provide comprehensive shipping agency services under their own respective brands in both Chinese and Australian ports.

‘‘This partnership builds upon our strong market position navigating China’s 76 unique ports and will allow us to markedly increase the number and diversity of ships and cargo we are able to service,’’ said Mr. Lei Cao, Sino-Global’s chief executive officer. “Having established a subsidiary in Perth in early July, this partnership will now allow us to quickly expand our presence throughout Australia in order to offer end-to-end services to our clients and attract new business opportunities from vessel owners, operators and charters working between China and Australia.’’

Monson Agencies Australia has 25 years of experience providing services in Australian ports including bulk shipping, containerized cargo and off-shore support services. The company provides shipping agency services in each of Australia’s ports as well as in Singapore and India.

‘‘Sino-Global’s track record of high-quality and timely service is an excellent fit with our mission of providing a high level of service by offering commitment, speed and operational effectiveness and efficiency that will exceed the expectations of our existing and potential clients,’’ said Mr. Dale Monson, managing director of Monson Agencies Australia. ‘‘Until now, we have provided shipping agency services to our clients unloading in Chinese ports through a number of Chinese shipping agencies offering varying levels of service. We are confident that Sino-Global’s ability to provide comprehensive and customizable services of consistently high-quality in all of China’s 76 ports will allow us to bring more value to our clients doing business there.’’

The agency agreement will run initially from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2010.