Wednesday, 09 July 2008
TNT Express has launched its new international and domestic road hub in Bangkok, Thailand. Designed to handle heavy freight, the new road hub is part of the company's strategy to leverage the soaring demand for freight express services betweenSoutheast Asia, China and Europe to grow its business in the region.
Spanning 3,000 sqm, the new facility was built with an investment of S$530,000 (13 million baht). Located in the Lamlukka district in the Thai capital, the new road hub employs 150 full-time staff who mans the facility 24/7.
Onno Boots, regional managing director, TNT Southeast Asia, said: “The completion of the Thailand Road Hub is an integral part of TNT’s growth strategy in the region and will play a vital role in our freight business. It also enhances our Asia Road Network which covers 125 cities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China. As the mid-point along the Asia Road Network, Thailand is the ideal location to carry out the trans-loading of trucks. Its strategic location also allows for seamless integration between our air and road network.”
Goods passing through Thailand will be consolidated and processed at the road hub before making its way to the company's Southeast Asian hub in Singapore via the Asia Road Network for subsequent airlift to China and Europe using the company's B747-400 ER Freighter that flies between Singapore, Shanghai, China and Liege,Belgium.