Wednesday, March 10, 2010

South East Asian Logistics Link Develops As Damco Open Thai Inter Modal Warehouse

Container Barge Service Ties Highway to River System
Shipping News Feature

THAILAND – Handy Shipping Guide’s Thailand office is to have a new neighbour with the announcement that Damco, the logistics arm of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, announce they have commenced distribution services from their new export freight hub on Poochao-saming-prai Road which links via a daily container barge service to the main Thai port of Laem Chabang.

The road links Bangkok with the major industrial zones Bangna and Bangpoo South of the capital and the new hub provides services ranging from barging, container freight station to general and free trade zone warehousing, enabling customers to complete every aspect of import or export handling, including customs clearance and other value added services.

Utilising the barge service means shippers can bypass Lad Kra Bang Terminal’s Inland Container Depot in Bangkok for import logistics and domestic distribution operations and a delighted Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Country Manager for Damco in Thailand said:

“There are many different service combinations available to customers, depending on their needs. For example, a customer can barge import containers directly from the ship to our warehouse, store raw materials in the free trade zone and only deliver to factories when needed, to benefit from postponed duty payment.”

Photo: Thai Coastal Fisherman at Dawn Copyright HSG