Damco expands Hub-in-Transit programme with new locations
Damco, the global third party logistics provider, has expanded its Hub-in-Transit programme by establishing new hubs in United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Morocco.
Damco’s Hub-in-Transit allows companies to postpone decisions on final delivery date and final destination, by using container trans-shipment hubs as decoupling points in the supply chain.
Anthony Elwine, Damco’s Global Head of Chemical & Industrial, explains: “Damco customers have used our Hub-in-Transit solution successfully to improve service to their customers while decreasing costs.
“We have now developed three additional hub locations to help them serve even more markets, and reap similar benefits. Chemical sector clients have been early users of the programme, but the service is also suitable for other products, such as steels and textiles, or FMCG/CPG.”
The service is especially of interest to companies with limited on-site storage capacity where production operations are large-scale, continuous processes. Those companies may be forced to ship their products based on assumptions about the best place and time of delivery.
Hub-in-Transit enables them to make full use of carrier free-time by using strategically located trans-shipment hubs as virtual warehouses for goods. By doing so, they will be able to lower their costs-to-serve whilst increasing logistics flexibility towards their end-customers.
Damco, one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers, specialises in delivering customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. The company provides services in 300+ locations across 100+ countries and employs 11,000+ people.
In 2015, Damco had a net turnover of USD 2.74 billion, managed 2.9 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes, and air-freighted 180 thousand tonnes. Damco is part of the Maersk Group.
Source: Company Press Release