Damco expands Cambodian freight operations

By Freddie Pierce
Damco has opened a second CFS warehouse facility in Cambodia, in a bid to further enhance and support its customers growth in Cambodias emerging marke...

 

Damco has opened a second CFS warehouse facility in Cambodia, in a bid to further enhance and support its customers’ growth in Cambodia’s emerging markets.

Following the successful launch of Damco CFS Warehouse 1 which started operation in August 2011, Damco opened a CFS Warehouse 2 this week, marking a new chapter for the company’s Cambodian operations.

Strategically located along National Road 4 and within a kilometer of major manufacturers in Phum Chompou worn, Sangkat Choom Chao Phnom Penh, the facilities offer a total combined space of over 16,000 square–meters with over 40 loading bays and an advanced CCTV system.

The additional development forms part of Damco’s strategy to continue to strengthen and further develop its presence in Cambodia, to serve and support customers’ logistics demands and to set the benchmark standard for logistics services in the Kingdom.

The new warehouse will provide customers with access to key services such as inventory management, order processing, RF scanning, bar coding, vendor & carrier management in addition to value added services, such as cross border and inland trucking.

Mr. Andy Lim, Country Manager of Damco Cambodia commented, “There are often many challenges doing business in emerging markets: infrastructure bottlenecks on the quayside, along road or rail networks or local procedures and practices.

“Here in Cambodia, the strong support from the government and local authorities gives us the confidence that this market will continue to develop positively and will be one of the most competitive markets in the region, for many years to come. And Damco is geared to overcome such challenges together with our customers in emerging markets.”

Global customers are increasingly looking to Cambodia as a key market for sourcing their manufacturing needs. Cambodia has been well known to be a very popular manufacturing hub in Indo China and in recent years more manufacturers are setting up their presence here as sourcing requirements from global clients continue to rise in the region, particularly in the garment sector.

Lim adds: “There is a need to set a higher standard in providing world class logistics and freight forwarding services to all these investors, which is the reason why Damco will continue to invest not only in infrastructure but also in developing the skills of their staff to set the benchmark as a market leader in this emerging market.”

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