According to the latest DHL Global Forwarding whitepaper, “Southeast Asia Freight: The Road to Growth,” released in 2021, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations road freight market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual rate of more than 8% from 2020 through 2025.
According to the report, this expansion is due to the continuous growth of numerous economies in Southeast Asia, as factories improve and businesses expand and diversify their supply chains. While air freight may be faster, road freight is cheaper and produces fewer emissions. Even though road freight might have longer lead times, it offers increased security. Road solutions are also very flexible. Trucks can manage local, cross-border, long-haul, and short-haul deliveries to the door. Customers are more frequently opting to truck their less-than-container loads and full container loads for some or all of the shipment journey for practical reasons.
Southeast Asia, although often overshadowed by both China and India, is becoming a powerful economic force. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a ten-nation economic alliance rapidly expanding, providing a favorable environment for global transportation and logistics firms to thrive.
DHL Supply Chain
DHL Supply Chain leverages global and local experience to provide customized trucking and integrated services. DHL Supply Chain is a company that provides freight transportation and logistic services. Services include export, import, warehousing, consulting, air freight, ocean freight, and trucking.
DHL has been present in ASEAN since 1974, and today, the company operates in all 10 ASEAN member countries. DHL’s operations in ASEAN are part of its Asia Pacific division, which includes China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and South Korea.
Ceva is a leading non-asset logistics management company with 44,000 employees in 170 countries. In May 2020, it opened a new logistics branch office in Hanoi, Vietnam, further strengthening its presence there. In addition, CEVA Logistics has extended its rapid Less Than Truckload (LTL) services from China to South East Asia, according to a press release from February 9, 2021. The service aims to help customers who do not have enough orders to support Full Truckload Loads (FTL). This new service will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large local businesses, and multinational corporations.
Royal Cargo, a leading project transportation and heavy lift logistics provider, expands coverage beyond the Philippines to anticipate the post-COVID-19 economic restart and future growth demands in these markets. This expansion includes Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea. Royal Cargo provides world-class end-to-end logistics services that meet the most demanding project needs through a team of committed and highly trained experts.
Royal Cargo, the Philippines’ only specialized logistics solutions provider with an international presence of owned or controlled firms, has expanded its wings further in Asia in 2016 by establishing a twelfth global office in Bangkok, Thailand.
Deliveree is available in Indonesia, the Philippines; known as Transportify, and Thailand. It focuses on large trucks that move commercial goods or large items. One of the issues that Deliveree addresses are the inefficient use of trucks. Trucks carry a load of products to one warehouse, returning empty to garages. If a company books its shipment with Deliveree, it can optimize fuel usage, time, and dispatch teams to save money. Deliveree, in a nutshell, allows firms to de-leverage their balance sheets and book trucks on an asset-light basis. This means they only pay for vehicles when they are truly required.
Lalamove is an Asia-based technology company that quickly connects users needing a delivery driver with available drivers. The company serves clients in Asia that connect over 7 million consumers with more than 700,000 delivery drivers. Lalamove services are available in Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Jakarta.