As Kerry Logistics’ Asia Road Transport arm targets 30 per cent growth in Thailand–Vietnam business Kerry Logistics has expanded its handling capacity and increased its crane moves to enhance service levels following the delivery of a third gantry crane at its Laem Chabang terminal in Thailand.
The gantry crane, which takes the total to three at Kerry Siam Seaport, started operations in April and has increased terminal lifting capacity to 85 moves per hour from 65 moves per hour.
“In order to increase our competitiveness we are investing to improve many aspects of container handling, yard management and IT systems. The new crane is a key part in this improvement strategy as we strive to deliver a consistent level of service and reduce port stay times for our shipping line customers” said Kledchai Benja-athonsirikul, Director & General Manager, Thailand.
In other news Kerry Asia Road Transport (KART) is aiming to increase its cross border business between Thailand and Vietnam by one third in 2010.
KART’s major customer for this door-to-door service is a leading beverage cans producer in Bangkok, Thailand transporting products to Lao Bao in Vietnam, a distance of 880 km which takes three days from pick up to delivery using the East Western Economic Corridor (EWEC) in Laos.