Hong Kong, December 4, 2014 - AGS World Transport, a leading provider of LCL services, has seen sustained growth in the NVOCC sector in Asia and expects that to continue in 2015. Trade is increasing between Asian countries particularly on short sea and feeder routes between Japan and Korea and also Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
“We see more demand for LCL shipments across Asia, as freight forwarders want the flexibility of moving smaller shipments with greater frequency and to work with a neutral service provider,” said Mike Dye, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of AGS World Transport.
Also short sea routes around Asia will not be impacted too much by the introduction of the 18,000 TEU post-panamax vessels scheduled for delivery in 2015, according to Dye. “Many of the ports in Asia’s emerging markets are served by smaller container ships, due to infrastructure constraints. Typically the journey time is three or four days, our customers, the freight forwarders need to work with a reliable, responsive NVOCC with access to a multiple carrier network,” he added.
AGS has established its own multi-customer neutral CFS facilities in Singapore and Port Klang, Malaysia in order to provide a range of consolidation and de-consolidation services for its freight forwarder customers. In addition the company has installed an industry leading Cargowise I.T. system throughout its office network to maximize optimize the tracking and shipment information flow to its customers as well as to improve internal efficiencies and information handling.
The fastest growing trade area worldwide is the Intra-Asia trade corridor; in 2013 Intra-Asia trade counted for 25 percent of Asia’s total of $6 trillion in annual exports. 1.4 million TEUs moved in Intra-Asian trades by the end of 2013, this statistic is nearly double the container volumes moved in 2007. Emerging Asia economies are expected to grow by 6.9% per annum in 2014-18.
AGS World Transport was founded in 1985 and is a 100% Australian owned and operated international freight forwarder. For more information visit http://www.agsworld.com