Geodis Wilson has expanded its international trucking services in Southeast Asia into China.
The company already offers a range of FCL and LCL services linking Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, but the extension northward will enable movements from Singapore into key centers in China almost 3,700 miles away with lead times of just 6-7 days.
“FCL containers are sealed from door-to-door and opened only if required by border customs, while LCL containers are consolidated at Geodis Wilson facilities along the route, and fed into the main road network by regional trucks,” said the company in a statement.
Although firmly established elsewhere, cross-border trucking in Asia is in its infancy. However, improved border procedures are opening up new opportunities to generate huge time or cost savings versus ocean and air.
Geodis operates its own staffed customs offices at key borders in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China to smooth crossings.
“Schedules can be tailored to meet customers’ requirements, helping businesses to benefit from savings in inventory holding costs,” added the company. “The service also provides customers with more flexibility than air freight, as road shipments do not have the same capacity and dimension limitations.”
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