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Geodis to expand road network throughout Southeast Asia in 2020

January 10, 2020: The transport and logistics provider announced that Geodis Road Network (GRN) is now established as a time and date specific service in the Asia Pacific.

The company draws on a wealth of experience running trucking services in the region over the last twenty years.
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The company draws on a wealth of experience running trucking services in the region over the last twenty years.

January 10, 2020: The transport and logistics provider announced that Geodis Road Network (GRN) is now established as a time and date specific service in the Asia Pacific.

2020 will see an expansion of GRN’s time-definite schedule to/from hubs throughout the Southeast Asian landmass, drawing on a wealth of experience running trucking services in the region over the last twenty years, says the release.

Trade cooperation within the ASEAN bloc 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 USD4.1 billion in revenue by 2023. This represents an annual growth rate of over 15 percent.

“GEODIS recognises 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. 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,” said Rene Bach-Larsen, sub-regional managing director, ASEAN.

For customers with this 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 the 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.

Alan Miu, regional director, Customs Brokerage, Truck & Rail, said “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.”


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