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Major 3PLs Expands to Southeast Asia

Author - Updated on January 28, 2019

Major Logistics Provider Companies Plans to Expand to Southeast Asia
With the continues China-ASEAN trade growth, the market is predicted to double by 2020 from it’s initial worth of $472 billion last 2016. Quick improvements of intra-asia road connectivity is just one of the seen outcome thanks to new highways, improved customs clearance from investments of top 3PLs. All with the plan to expand throughout Southeast Asia and leverage from the predicted boom of market value.

German 3PL DB Schenker launched and integrated it’s Asia Pacific services to create a unified logistics hubs across ASEAN countries offering LTL and FTL services and parcel deliveries. It’s meant to leverage macro-economic trade for the ASEAN Economic community and China’s OBOR (One Road One Belt) policy, both encourage cross border trade my removing tariffs and bureaucracy.

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics is another forwarder using the growing South-east Asian overland trade with China to their advantage. Capitalising from China-ASEAN trade and OBOR policies via our cross-border road freight network

Kerry’s road freight network, has seven regional hubs, with Bangkong acting as the central hub.

making around 1,600 trips a month. The company invested over US$103 Million in the Greater Mekong Region to expand Kerry Siam Seaport in Bangkok, and acquiring permit to build inland container terminals in Yangon and Mandalay.

This enable them to acquire the key route Kunming-Bangkok Highway which connects  Kunming, the capital city and transport hub of China’s southern Yunnan province, and Bangkok

The new route only took four (4) days compared traditional land-sea route via Guangdong which is fourteen (14). Taking into account that commodities transported to China are raw materials, this was the best alternative and giving customer’s a flexible and substantial pipeline for inventory.

Asia Pacific road freight is set to reach a market sector value of $822 billion, a growth of up to 8.3% a year until 2020, According to researcher MarketLine.




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