KART Launches China-Vietnam LTL Trucking Service
By Jacob Puthenparambil
Kerry Asia Road Transport (KART) has launched a new scheduled twice-weekly trucking service connecting Shenzhen and Hanoi, through its ASEAN-China road network.
There are emerging trade channels developing between China and ASEAN countries and KART’s ‘Less-than-Truckload’ (LTL) service will initially connect the industrial cities in southern China and northern Vietnam, providing shippers and 3PLs with a fixed-day
dedicated service. KART will look to expand this service to other city pairs in the future.
“It is very exciting that there are new industrial and commercial centres developing along the road network connecting ASEAN and China and we are forecasting significant growth and additional city-to-city services in the future,” said Alex Ng, General Manager of KART.
“There is demand from shippers for a service that matches airfreight for transit time and is more cost effective. By road we can deliver to the heart of Hanoi and Shenzhen which is much quicker than by ocean.”
“Shippers want schedule integrity and the city-to-city direct service means we are able to manage our customers’ supply chains more effectively, improving efficiency, reducing inventory and delivering just-in-time,” he added. The new service will depart Shenzhen for Hanoi on Tuesday and Thursday and Hanoi to Shenzhen on Wednesday and Friday. KART has also extended its door-to-door connectivity in China and Vietnam through its domestic courier services, ensuring expedited delivery throughout both countries.
As SGS TAPA-TSR certified, KART’s containers are equipped with security features such as GPS tracking and on-board CCTV.
KART is an ASEAN-wide road transportation service that connects China (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Kunming) to ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore).