April 09, 2014: Yusen Logistics announces the launch of the South East Asia Link service (SEAL)- a cross border trucking service for Indochina. By offering a road solution which is more economical than air freight forwarding and quicker ocean freight forwarding, Yusen is offering a new alternative in response to the increasingly varied logistics requirements of customers in the region.
SEAL is a cross border trucking service which connects Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, providing Full Truck Load service (FTL) as well as Less than Truck Load (LTL) solutions. The service operates five times a week between Singapore and Malaysia, and runs two–three times a week connecting Malaysia with its northern neighbors Thailand (Bangkok) and Vietnam (Hanoi).
The SEAL solution helps to cut both cost and lead times, in comparison with other logistics modes. For example, in the high-demand corridor between the Thai and Vietnamese capitals, the price is approximately half that of air freight forwarding, whilst 10 days quicker than for ocean freight movement (*). All vehicles in the fleet are equipped with GPS, helping to ensure a well-equipped system for confirming freight status and for quality assurance.
Yusen is responding to growing demand with innovative services, increased capacity on existing routes, an expanded network to Myanmar and by offering integrated multi-modal transportation solutions with air and ocean freight forwarding.