Tokyo, Japan: Japanese logistics companies are boosting cold chain capacity in Southeast Asia in anticipation of growth in high-quality foods.
Kawasaki Kisen and Japan Logistic Systems have opened a 7,000-square-meter refrigerated warehouse in Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City. The 25 degrees C to minus 50 degrees C capacity warehouse cost some $14 million and was built with support from the Cool Japan Fund, a public-private investment fund.
For local shipping, Kawasaki Kisen and Japan Logistic will also use refrigerated trucks equipped with temperature sensors.
Yusen Logistics in August will relocate a site in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Warehouse space will be doubled to 3,000 square meters with refrigeration that the current site is lacking will be added.
Posted on July 22, 2016
by Edwin Kalischnig