APL Logistics opens Bangladesh Container Freight Station
CHONGQING, CHINA, 14 Jun 2010
Global supply chain expert APL Logistics today announced the opening of its 114,000-square-foot Container Freight Station here near the country’s busiest seaport. It’s one of the largest consolidation facilities in Bangladesh.
APL Logistics said the station’s location and operation will improve transit time efficiency for shippers and contain costs. “This is the most efficient, up-to-date facility of its kind in the country,” said Siddharth Adya, Managing Director for APL Logistics in South Asia. “It has been built exclusively for our customers and there’s room to grow as we grow our business here.”
The new facility is six kilometers from the port at Chittagong. It’s located near two special economic zones; the Chittagong and Karnaphuli Export Processing Zones.
The freight station replaces two other locations that APL Logistics shared previously with competing logistics providers. The new station will be used only for APL Logistics’ customers.
APL Logistics said the new freight station features:
- Cross-dock and consolidation facilities;
- 48 receiving bays;
- Trucking capabilities;
- Advanced security features; and
- Value-added services such as bar code scanning.
APL Logistics provides international, integrated supply chain services in more than 50 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing and distribution management. It uses innovative IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global cargo transportation and logistics company.