SEKO Logistics officially established its presence in Vietnam’s largest city as it opened its newest headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, the company announced in a press release dated 21 December.
The freight forwarder looks to prioritize investments in the region and has set up facilities and staff in key markets across the country. These include two strategic locations in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi and the coastal city of Da Nang.
The move comes as the forwarder plans to capitalize on the significant growth and demand for transportation and logistics services in the fast-growing manufacturing hub.
SEKO started expanding in Vietnam after it took over Bansard International’s operations in 2021. The company now offers over 300,000 square meters of multifunctional warehouses, such as CFS, bonded and general cargo facilities, in eight locations in Vietnam, including the biggest manufacturing areas of Hai Phong, Da Nang and Binh Duong, the company noted.
The company also has a fleet of over 350 trucks that provide daily linehaul services; strong presence at the Yen Vien Rail Terminal in Hanoi and at port and inland container depots; weekly LCL/MCC and domestic ocean freight as well as air cargo opportunities with over 20 airlines; and a dedicated customs brokerage team.
“With the Vietnamese government’s intention to increase the country’s logistics capacity over the next decade, this is the right time to make this commitment not only for our growth, but for the success of our clients, as well,” said Anthony Barnes, President for Asia Pacific at SEKO Logistics.
Citing Vietnam’s rising manufacturing output, attractive labor costs and strong economic growth, SEKO said the company is already seeing growth in its share of fashion, apparel, footwear, high-tech and automotive exports to Europe, North America and Japan.