Hong Kong – 1 November, 2012 - Kerry Asia Road Transport (KART) has launched a new scheduled twice-weekly trucking service connecting Shenzhen and Hanoi, through its ASEAN-China road network.

There are emerging trade channels developing between China and ASEAN countries and KART’s ‘Less-than-Truckload’ (LTL) service will initially connect the industrial cities in southern China and northern Vietnam, providing shippers and 3PLs with a fixed-day dedicated service. KART will look to expand this service to other city pairs in the future.

“It is very exciting that there are new industrial and commercial centres developing along the road network connecting ASEAN and China and we are forecasting significant growth and additional city-to-city services in the future,” said Alex Ng, General Manager of KART.

“There is demand from shippers for a service that matches airfreight for transit time and is more cost effective. By road we can deliver to the heart of Hanoi and Shenzhen which is much quicker than by ocean.”

“Shippers want schedule integrity and the city-to-city direct service means we are able to manage our customers’ supply chains more effectively, improving efficiency, reducing inventory and delivering just-in-time,” he added.

The new service will depart Shenzhen for Hanoi on Tuesday and Thursday and Hanoi to Shenzhen on Wednesday and Friday. KART has also extended its door-to-door connectivity in China and Vietnam through its domestic courier services, ensuring expedited delivery throughout both countries.

As SGS TAPA-TSR certified, KART’s containers are equipped with security features such as GPS tracking and on-board CCTV.

KART is an ASEAN-wide road transportation service that connects China (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Kunming) to ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore).

About Kerry Logistics
Kerry Logistics is Asia’s premier logistics service provider with a strong focus on China. Based in Hong Kong, Kerry Logistics has offices in 29 countries and regions with 19,000 employees and a transportation fleet of 8,000 vehicles. Its core business encompasses integrated logistics, international freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. By owning and managing more than 3m sq.m. of logistics facilities, it provides customers with reliability and flexibility to support their future expansion and long-term growth. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties Limited.

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