Damco Myanmar opens 10,000sqm logistics centre in East Dagon

Another logistics centre that will mainly serve the country’s expanding garments industry and its retail sector has opened in Yangon.

Danish freight forwarding and supply chain management company Damco said in a news release it opened the centre in partnership with Myanmar’s Star Light Group.

Danish ambassador Mr Peter Lysholt Hansen presided at the opening of the Damco Myanmar Logistics Center in East Dagon Township on November 12, Damco said in the release.

The centre will provide customers with services that include inventory management, order processing, radio frequency scanning and bar coding, the release said.

The centre also offers value-added services such as cross-border and inland trucking, it said.

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The centre offers a total combined warehouse space of 10,000 square metres and complies with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) voluntary supply-chain security program of the United States Customs and Border Protection agency, the release said.

“As a warehousing distribution hub, this new facility marks a significant step forward in better helping our customers to stay ahead in their respective markets,” said Mr Marco Civardi, area managing director of Damco Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

“This project has given us the opportunity to partner with local organisations and continue to grow our workforce further supporting the Myanmar economy,” said Mr Samuel Conroy, country manager of Damco Myanmar, which has operated in the country since 2013.

Damco has a presence in more than 100 countries and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.

It is part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk family of companies.

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