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Ceva keeps Asia on the move

[ May 7, 2020   //   ]

China and the Southeast Asian region are facing flight suspensions and reductions, space limits and operational restrictions. There are also long waits at border crossings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the China-Vietnam road border crossing point between Pingxiang and Lang Son currently suffering backlogs of 2-4 days.

Shipments are picked up by CEVA across South and East China and loaded into 45’ hi-cube (HQ) containers. They are taken by truck to the cross-border train – which operates three times a day – and into Vietnam, where they are then unloaded onto trucks and delivered to final destination.  Shipments bound for Thailand which were taking up to 8 days are now arriving in 3-4 days.

The new service is also being used by CEVA customers in Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore and several technology customers have already taken advantage of it to keep their cargo moving over the last month. Export documentation requirements for the TRT service are the same as an all-trucked service and Customs clearance can be achieved within three hours.