GEODIS is expanding its road/trucking network in Southeast Asia and has launched a new route from Singapore to Shenzhen on 23 August, connecting the city state, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, all the way to China.
The logistics operator has made significant investments on security, including equipment and processes involving the Internet of Things (IoT), for transporting high-value shipments securely throughout the road network, particularly for the high tech, semiconductor, automotive, engineering, retail, and FMCG sectors.
With GPS-tracked, sensor-equipped containers, prime movers and trailers, the road network is monitored round the clock by a command center, providing real-time visibility of shipments’ actual locations and automated updates via GEODIS’ freight management solution.
GEODIS said investments have also been made to increase service frequency and enhance its capabilities with dedicated customs brokerage and trade compliance teams at major border crossings to facilitate the seamless movement of goods.
The road network integrates with major air and seaports as a possible multimodal option and will subsequently be extended to Hong Kong, with plans to include Indonesia later on via an intermodal road-sea service.
Last year, GEODIS added to their fleet seven new Mercedes-Benz Actros prime movers, equipped with the latest in security and safety technologies. These are equipped with industry-first truck safety and driver assistance features such as brake assist, stability control assist, hill hold assist and driver fatigue monitoring, to ensure the safety of people, vehicle and cargo.