Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics, in the midst of a broad expansion of its Asia network, says it expects to complete expansion of a multipurpose terminal at the Thailand gateway port of Laem Chabang by the fourth quarter.
The third phase build-out of Kerry Siam Seaport broke ground this month and will see the addition of two 490-foot berths by September 2012, giving Kerry 10 berths totalling nearly 5,000 feet in length.
“The expansion has been driven by growing demand across the bulk and box trades and the new berths will help us increase capacity and efficiency across our terminals,” said Kledchai Benjaathonsirikul, Kerry’s executive director for Thailand.
Kerry last November moved its Thailand command center from Bangkok to a site 12 miles from Laem Chabang after flooding in central Thailand last fall.
The Port of Laem Chabang last year saw throughput reached 6 million metric tons of bulk cargo and 160,000 20-foot-equivalent units.