U-Freight brings e-commerce logistics product to Malaysia

Hong Kong-based logistics firm U-Freight Group is expanding its logistics product for e-commerce startups, launched in Hong Kong in March, to the Malaysian market. U-Freight will roll out the product, known as e+ Solutions, at its e-commerce fulfillment center in Penang in northwest Malaysia. The Penang facility already has the required hardware for processing and […]

DHL Express to upgrade Borneo facility in string of Malaysian investments

This week, DHL Express announced it would invest over U.S. $112,200 to upgrade its gateway facility near Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), located in East Malaysia’s Sabah state. The express giant’s investments in the country will contribute to the overall development of its air cargo logistics infrastructure.  DHL Express plans to develop the facility to […]

Hactl signs ground-handling services contract for Raya Airways

Today, Malaysia-based all-cargo carrier Raya Airways inked an agreement with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) for use of its ground-handling services at Hong Kong International Airport(HKG), including ramp handling, terminal handling and documentation services. Raya Airways operates a connection between HKG and its home base of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB), near […]

MAB Kargo pursues CEIV-Pharma certification

Yesterday, another cargo carrier jumped on the pharmaceutical certification bandwagon – Malaysian carrier MAB Kargo, a subsidiary of MASkargo, which is pursuing the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV-Pharma certification. As the demand for the transportation of pharma products has increased in recent years, so have the standards surrounding the careful handling of the temperature-sensitive […]

CEVA’s Malaysia footprint grows with new multi-user facility

Netherlands-based supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has doubled its former presence in Penang, Malaysia, with the opening of a new 70,000-square-foot multi-user warehouse. The new facility is in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone Phase IV, about a 10-minute drive from both the Penang International Airport (PEN) and the Penang bridge connecting the island […]

CEVA Logistics extends Malaysia Colgate-Palmolive deal

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has extended its warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia for another three years, bringing the total length of the companies’ working relationship to more than 18 years. The contract is for home, personal and oral care products received by CEVA at its facility in the city of Shah Alam. […]

Rhenus to grow outpost count by 10 percent in Asia-Pacific

Rhenus Group’s sea- and airfreight division plans to increase its business sites in the Asia-Pacific region by more than 10 percent during 2017. The logistics company is also enhancing interconnectivity between air- and seafreight and overland traffic networks by adding two new gateways in Germany. Sites are set to open in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia […]

FedEx forwarding subsidiary grows in Malaysia

FedEx’s forwarding arm,  FedEx Trade Networks (FTN), announced the opening of a new office in Malaysia in Penang. Located approximately 100 miles north of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, the new FTN office is located in Penang’s central business district, close to the airport and the seaport, as well as the city’s key infrastructure facilities. According […]

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur route strong after year

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-to-Kuala Lumpur route has exceeded expectations one year after being launched. The service has benefited from strong demand by manufacturers, high-tech shippers and pharmaceutical customers. David Shepherd, head of commercial at IAG Cargo, explained that there was “significant demand for specialist pharmaceutical transportation.” Shepherd added that “following significant investment, we are now able […]

MASkargo migrates to the cloud

MASkargo has switched over to the cloud-based Unisys Logistics Management System for its domestic and international cargo operations. Using a cloud-based delivery model allowed MASkargo, the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines, to transition faster than through a traditional software environment. The new software allows shippers to respond to volume peaks and is adaptable to changing […]

Kuala Lumpur looks to cargo for growth with new hub at KLIA

Major expansion plans are in place to transform 100 sq km of underutilized land surrounding Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) airport into a major air cargo and logistics hub, according local media sources. Developers are hopeful the ‘Aeropolis project’ will help the airport handle a larger portion of the region’s e-commerce-fueled airfreight growth, and one […]

ASEAN single market taking slow route to integration

As the world anticipated the arrival of Jan. 1, 2016, the 10 countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) were poised for a New Year’s Eve party with spe­cial global trade significance. From that date on, goods, services, capital and skilled labor are supposedly flow­ing freely between the borders of […]

Kerry Logistics boosts IT in Malaysia

In yet another example of the strong demand for logistics services in Southeast Asia, Kerry Logistics has opened its first IT development center in Penang, Malaysia, to support the company’s rapidly growing international operations. Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics said it plans to use the new center as an offshore support center to share resources among […]
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