C.H. Robinson Worldwide, a third-party logistics (3PL) provider of transportation and supply chain services, announced that it has expanded its operations into Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s largest city.
“We are very excited about growing our presence in Southeast Asia and will use this as our launching point for further movement into the region,” says Mark Hong, managing director of Asia for Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson, which currently has 18 offices in Asia, including China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore. “This expansion deepens our commitment to the development of inter-region logistics for Asia as we continue to build the links between our distribution networks in Asia and North America, Europe and South America.”
The C.H. Robinson Vietnam office will specialize in air and ocean transportation, distribution, consolidation and value-added transportation and logistics services for the Southeast Asia region. Nguyen Thi San will manage the branch and will report to the general manager of Southeast Asia, Gary Tan, who is based in Singapore. San has extensive experience within the Vietnam market, spending more than seven years with SDV International Logistics and time with OV Container Line prior to joining C.H. Robinson.
“Despite the challenging economic environment, the Vietnam economy is growing rapidly,” says Jeff Scovill, C.H. Robinson’s vice president of global forwarding. “Over the past three years, our business has grown substantially in this market. There continues to be tremendous opportunities as companies explore markets outside of China for manufacturing.”