Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New Container Freight Station and Logistics Terminal Opens for Freight Forwarding Outfit

Influx of Manufacturers Causes Need for Investment in State of the Art Facility
Shipping News Feature

CAMBODIA – Sitting as it does on a key South East Asian logistics route bordered by both Vietnam and Thailand with Laos to the North, Cambodia is currently the centre of attention for several international freight forwarding groups looking to extend or maintain their involvement in the region. Now, with the opening of the second largest facility in Phnom Penh, Kuehne + Nagel has continued to reinforce its presence in the region.

The new state of the art facility offers RF scanning capability for, whilst radio frequency scanning is the norm in European and US terminals, this is a feature only to be found in two other facilities in the country. The terminal sits on National Road 4 in close proximity to many major manufacturers, plus Phnom Penh international airport as well as the port. It offers a space of over 3,000 square metres with four loading and receiving bays, a drive-in pallet rack system and CCTV Cameras. The offered key services include inventory management, order processing, bar coding, vendor and carrier management combined with value added services such as cross border and inland trucking.

K + N says that the last couple of years have seen various international companies moving their manufacturing to the country, especially in the garment industry. Alongside the economic development the demand for high quality infrastructure is steadily increasing and hence the development of the company’s new Container Freight Station. Gino Marzola, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar, commented:

“Kuehne + Nagel started operations in Cambodia in 1999 and the new premises underlines our commitment to expand our logistics infrastructure in this strategic market. We can now even better support our existing and future customers to optimise their supply chains.”

Photo: The opening of a new facility such as this always prompts a meeting of Eastern and Western cultures.