CEVA Underscores Singapore LCL Hub’s Success
By Pritha Dey
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, is pleased to announce the continued success of its LCL (Less-than-Container Load) services in Asia Pacific. Since launching its dedicated LCL services in 2011, CEVA has more than tripled the number of lanes globally and has invested in the back office and infrastructure necessary to provide optimized cargo handling.
In Asia Pacific, Singapore is CEVA’s regional LCL hub, providing easy access from Asia to the rest of the world. The strategically located Singapore hub now handles 15 weekly consolidations throughout Asia Pacific, with dedicated space within the Container Freight Station (CFS).
The CFS is staffed with a dedicated expert team which handles all inbound and outbound LCL shipments and scheduling with direct services to all major ports in Southeast Asia as well as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Busan and Tokyo. Full online track and trace visibility of key shipment milestones means customers know exactly where their cargo is at any given point in the supply chain. The shipment tracking is supported by the CEVA Matrix One Freight System, using an innovative electronic application platform to enable all CEVA’s Oceanfreight services.
In addition to LCL services, Singapore’s location is ideal for customers who desire multi-country consolidation options, allowing them to build their own FCLs (Full Container Loads) through the consolidation hub, providing flexible and efficient transportation across Asia Pacific.
“Our Singapore hub is a true demonstration of how important optimized handling and cargo scheduling is fundamental to the delivery of our LCL and FCL services. By managing the process ourselves, we are able to offer faster freight availability for local Singapore cargo, in addition to faster turnaround of transhipment cargo to other Asian destinations. Maintaining our schedule integrity as a supply chain partner is critical to keeping our customers’ inventories and production lines running efficiently,” said Avery Tan, CEVA’s Regional LCL Director, Asia Pacific.