Highlights from Smart Logistics Datathon 2024

Memorable moments and achievements from the 2024 competition.

Smart Logistics Datathon 2024 Accomplished with Great Success

The Smart Logistics Datathon 2024 (“Datathon”), organized by the Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics (AISCL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, was successfully held from April 2nd to 4th, 2024 at Cyberport, Hong Kong. The event aimed to promote Hong Kong as an international logistics hub and emphasize the potential of the modern logistics industry in Hong Kong, inspiring participants to develop innovative insights on operations, services, or business models through big data analytics.

This year, 20 teams of 2-3 students from 20 different universities in Asia, including Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, were selected as finalists among the over 50 registered teams. Additionally, the AISCL also extended its reach to local secondary schools, with 10 teams selected to form a Secondary School League. A total of 82 students from both leagues participated in the Datathon.

Participants were given a non-stop 35-hour period to understand and conduct in-depth analysis on provided sets of transport and logistics-related data. They had 10 minutes to present their work to the judging panel, competing for the champion, first runner-up, and second runner-up of each league. Winning teams of the Datathon awarded scholarships sponsored by the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council (LOGSCOUNCIL).

Prior to the Datathon, participants attended training workshops sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS) on data analytics tools. Site visits to large-scale logistics infrastructure in Hong Kong and talks from industry leaders were arranged, further promoting Hong Kong’s status as an international logistics hub.

The Datathon was financially supported by the newly launched Logistics Promotion Funding Scheme, part of the Hong Kong government’s Maritime and Aviation Training Fund. We thank the support from the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, the Transport and Logistics Bureau, HKSAR Government, and supporting organizations including AWS, Cyberport Management Co. Ltd., Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited, Hong Kong International Aviation Academy, and SITC International Holdings Co., Ltd.


League Position Team
University League Champion DWG Team (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
GIAM Kun Yue, WOO Teng Koon Dexter, KUA Wei Zhia
1st Runner-up We Need a Vacation Team (Taiwan University)
LIN Jie, LEE Hsun Yu
2nd Runner-up PowerfulOR Team (The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
CAI Jiamin, JIANG Jiahe
Honourable Mention Logitatoes Team (Bandung Institute of Technology)
Roman Leander ESSER, Til Willem FRENTZ
Secondary School League Champion Team Champion (St Paul's Convent School)
CHAN Tsz Yan Charmaine, LEUNG Chung Ming Annabel, AU Cheuk Kiu Agnes
1st Runner-up Team Log(ical) Logistics (Pui Kiu College)
TAM Siu Hoi Dominic, FAN Alex To Han, CHEUNG Yau Ho
2nd Runner-up Team Micobox (NT Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School)
LOUIE Chun Hin, CHAN Cheuk Lai, YUEN Chi Nam