C.H. Robinson Worldwide opens Singapore office

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide, one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the world, has expanded its operations in Southeast Asia with a new office in Singapore. The C.H. Robinson Singapore office will provide air and sea transportation, warehousing, distribution, consolidation and other value-added services for the Southeast Asia region.

“We are very excited about our growing presence in Southeast Asia and will use this as our launching point for further movement into the region,” says Mark Hong, C.H. Robinson’s director of Asia global forwarding. “We believe there is a tremendous opportunity for growth. Singapore’s economy is highly developed, and the Port of Singapore is one of the busiest in the world. With this expansion, we are furthering our commitment to developing inter-region distribution in Asia and continuing to build the links between our regional distribution networks in North America, Europe and South America. Expanding our network of offices into Southeast Asia further enables us to provide our customers with flexible, multimodal solutions. The Singapore office will have access to C.H. Robinson’s international expertise and global network of offices, which is one of the world’s largest transportation and logistics networks.”

Gary Tan was named general manager of the CHRW-Singapore office. Tan has more than 25 years of experience in freight forwarding and transportation. The CHRW-Singapore office is located at Changi Airport in Singapore and can be reached at +65 6543 2282.

“We look forward to utilizing Singapore’s sound infrastructure and facilities as a cargo hub,” Tan says. “They have an efficient airport and seaport, which has encouraged the growth of transshipments. Air-to-air and air-to-sea transshipment within the Free Trade Zone can be completed within hours, while sea-to-air transshipment can be wrapped up in less then 18 hours, with only one permit required for all modes of transshipment. Shippers in neighboring countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, Taiwan and China have benefited in terms of cost savings and better service by sending their cargo via Singapore.”