Damco, a global leader in supply chain solutions and freight forwarding, on April 20 opened a new 26,000-square-metre modern distribution centre to better satisfy export needs of enterprises in southern Binh Duong province, supporting its growth in both international and domestic markets.

After eight months of construction with total investment of 4 million USD for phase 1, the multipurpose centre, which provides 200 jobs, will help customers reduce the total logistics cost to Cai Mep seaport in the coastal province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau. This centre offers integrated logistics solutions, or all-in-one solutions: CFS or cargo freight station, bonded and general warehouse.

In terms of CFS cargo, the logistics centre may meet the total annual capacity up to 1 million cubic metres.

The distribution centre is well connected by road transport and allows it to serve both Cat Lai in HCM City and Cai Mep ports.

Plans are also underway to further link the facility to barge infrastructure as a supplement to truck transport.

This will allow customers to reduce overall transportation costs and carbon emissions.

"With this new facility, our customers will have greater flexibility in managing fluctuations in demand for warehousing," said Narin Phol, country manager for Damco in Vietnam and Cambodia .

"It is also our vision to develop this facility into an international consolidation hub, linking the Indochina region through our cross-border solutions," he said.

The warehouse was built in accordance with Damco's global quality standards, said Brent Williams, Contract Logistics General Manager for Damco in Vietnam and Cambodia .

"It deploys state-of-the-art Warehouse Management Systems, supports efficient warehouse solutions, and follows international Health, Safety, Security and Environment standards," he said.

Damco plans to continue to invest in infrastructure to meet the growing needs of its customers.

Damco currently has nine warehouse facilities in Vietnam. /.