ECU Worldwide Thailand unveils unique consolidation service at Laem Chabang port
Laem Chabang, strategically located near the eastern seaboard region of Thailand, popularly identified as the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), holds immense business significance. It is the central hub for Thailand’s export-oriented industries, including manufacturing and exports of high-value goods like Japanese-branded automobiles. Playing a key role in the nation’s global trade and commerce, Laem Chabang also drives significant demand for seamless imports and exports.
Creating opportunities for businesses to leverage this locational advantage, is ECU Worldwide Thailand’s consolidation service at the Laem Chabang port, in addition to Bangkok PAT and LAT Krabang.
With this ground-breaking development, ECU Worldwide Thailand is leading the way and creating competitive advantage. Weekly direct services from Laem Chabang to ports in Japan are already underway, and the logistics major plans to launch new direct trade lanes to more destinations soon.
The latest consolidation service is a cost and time effective game changer for businesses in the EEC, which have historically had to transport their cargo to the other ports of Bangkok PAT or Lat Krabang for consolidation, incurring an increase in transportation costs and extended transit times. As Bangkok PAT is a river port, containers move either to feeder vessels connecting to Singapore, where they are shifted to a mother vessel or through barge to Laem Chabang to catch the mother vessel. Similarly, containers from Lat Krabang move to Laem Chabang before further movements to their destinations, adding a distance of over 100 kilometres to their commute.
By offering a consolidation service right at Laem Chabang, ECU Worldwide helps minimize these inefficiencies and circumvent a number of logistical hurdles.
Services designed to deliver excellence
Businesses now stand to benefit from streamlined cargo handling, cost reduction, and optimized cargo movements. Forwarders can pick-up cargo from shippers and send it to Laem Chabang directly. An array of value-added services such as doorstep pick up and custom clearance enhance efficiency and mitigate disruptions, especially for businesses dealing in high-end goods with just-in-time production schedules.
Having distinguished itself as the only consolidator in Thailand offering services at Bangkok PAT, Lat Krabang and Laem Chabang, ECU Worldwide Thailand builds on its extensive global reach across 180 countries, more than 2400 direct trade lanes, door-to-door deliveries in over 50 markets, and simplified user experiences with its cutting-edge digital logistics platform – ECU360.
Aligned with EEC’s vision for the future
ECU Worldwide Thailand’s expansion into Laem Chabang aligns with the EEC’s vision for economic growth and development. By simplifying logistics and trade processes, this initiative contributes to the EEC’s overarching goal of consolidating itself as a regional economic powerhouse. By providing an all-encompassing solution, ECU Thailand empowers businesses in the Eastern seaboard region to thrive, making the most of the abundant opportunities within the EEC.
This initiative is a milestone, not just for ECU Worldwide Thailand but for the entire business ecosystem operating within the economic corridor of the future.