Thailand, 7 November 2011 - Following the severe flooding affecting Bangkok and surrounding areas, Kerry Logistics has responded by relocating its Express command centre from the capital city to the east of Thailand, within 20km of Laem Cha Bang deep sea port. This command centre is also connected to Suvarnabhumi airport and is within one hour travel time away, over elevated highways.
The company has also established distribution centres in Siracha, Chonburi, Chacheongsao and Rayong on the eastern seaboard and in Korat Province in the north east of Thailand, which are all unaffected by widespread flooding, in order to assist in the speedy distribution of cargo.
“We have acted promptly to maintain supply chain integrity and maintain distribution flow for our customers and their suppliers. We are focused on prioritising food & beverages, pharmaceuticals & medical, and life-saving equipment,” said Alex Ng, General Manager, Kerry Logistics (Thailand).
“However because of the flooding it is inevitable that delivery lead times will be longer than usual but we are fully operational for the duration of the flooding crisis,” he added.
Other business units including freight forwarding, Kerry Siam Seaport, and the Kerry Asia Road Transport are providing support in managing the flow of urgent shipments into and out of the affected areas of Thailand.
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 24 countries with over 15,000 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 2.4m 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.