GEODIS is now offering scheduled departures for consignments along the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok axis, with multi-modal gateway services beyond these hubs.
Drawing on two decades of experience running trucking services in the region, GEODIS Road Network (GRN) Asia Pacific is now offering a time and date specific service.
Trade cooperation within the ASEAN continues to strengthen through free trade agreements and e-commerce activity is set to rise dramatically. Both trends support the forecast of growth in the regional cross-border road transport market to some USD 4.1 billion in revenue by 2023.
“GEODIS recognizes the opportunities this brings to its customers and will continue to develop GRN in support of their business growth. As the region’s road infrastructure continues to improve beyond the Singapore-KL-Bangkok spine, scheduled road transits will become an increasingly attractive option, being faster than sea and cheaper than air,” said Mr. Rene Bach-Larsen, Sub-Regional Managing Director, ASEAN.
GEODIS has identified that this gap in the market is particularly true for 30 to 1000 kilo payload shipments. GRN will benefit shippers of such consignments with a simplified, door-to-door tariff structure.
For customers with certain type of freight, GRN offers end-to-end control through the skills of GEODIS teams across the region, providing seamless management of consignments from first to last mile. To add to this level of care GEODIS owned assets, such as containers, air-suspension trailers and dedicated trucks are utilised. Such control minimises delays at border crossings, heightens security and gives assurance of reliable transit times.
“Our customs control tower solution gives peace of mind to our customers. A single GEODIS point of contact advises each of our clients before and during transits on customs and other necessary documentation, assisting with electronic lodging of declarations in advance to avoid delays. This hands-on care also makes customers completely aware of their shipment’s progress through GPS monitoring, contingency planning if necessary and final, ‘signed-for’ delivery,” explained Mr. Alan Miu, Regional Director – Customs Brokerage, Truck & Rail.