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Yusen’s upgraded logistics centre on Bangna Trad ready for operations

Jul 19. 2019
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By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN
THE NATION

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Japan’s Yusen Logistics announced on Friday that it has completed the Bt600-million upgrading process for its major logistics complex, Bangbor Logistics Centre (BLC).

Located on a 28-rai plot of land on Bangna Trad Road’s KM 27, the logistics centre is divided into two warehousing facilities. 

The first warehouse, occupying 14,000 square metres, has been operating since July last year, while the second 9,700sqm warehouse began operating in April this year. 

Susumu Tanaka, president and chief executive of Yusen Logistics Thailand (YLTH), said that due to the ever-changing landscape of the international logistics industry, YLTH has positioned itself as an optimised one-stop shop for air, ocean-freight forwarding, warehousing and contract logistics distribution service. 

“We provide customised services in freight forwarding, warehousing and other distribution functions that support customer requirements. Yusen Logistics’ warehousing services are available in most major cities in Thailand with over 300,000sqm of space,” he said.

Tanaka said BLC was established in 1989 on Bangna Trad because of its proximity to Bangkok’s commercial zones and major freight points such as the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the Laem Chabang and Klong Toey ports. 

“As part of the ‘Bangna Core Project’, this newly reconstructed and strategically located full-service warehouse has the advantage of immediate connection to Thailand’s transport network and infrastructure to facilitate business growth and future expansions,” he noted.

“The BLC complex will facilitate Yusen’s capability to stock products based on international security standards. It is in line with our commitment to keep developing ourselves and our logistical facilities to cater and satisfy the requirements of our customers,” Tanaka added. 

He said that with consumers’ changing behaviour, the logistics sector has emerged to support the growth of B2B (business to business) customers, covering both manufacturers and traders. It will also support the company’s growth target of 5 to 10 per cent this year. 

Peangporn Sroiraya, an executive at YLTH, said the local logistics industry has enjoyed continuous growth in line with the expansion of e-commerce and online shopping in Thailand. 

“Thailand will become an ageing society in 10 years. Elderly consumers have high spending power and are quite health conscious. Hence, they tend to buy products that are good for their health. This is quite different from 50 years ago, when Thailand entered the industrialisation era,” Peangporn said.

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