JAPAN's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd("K" LINE) announced that its group companies in Thailand, Bangkok Cold Storage, Ltd (BCS) and K Line Container Service (Thailand) Ltd (KCST) are to establish new warehouses in Bang Na district near Bangkok.
Currently, BCS operates two freezing and refrigerating warehouses in two locations in the Thepharak district and the Bang Na district, while KCST is operates 10 dry warehouses in 3 locations - Bang Na district, Amata City Chonburi district and Bangpra district.
"K" LINE has decided to build new warehouses to support the expanding distribution demand in Thailand and the diverse needs of its customers. Both BCS and KCST have been operating warehouse businesses for more than 30 years in Thailand.
New warehouses will be located near the city centre of Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and Laem Chabang Port that will enhance existing facilities in the Bangkok area.
BCS aims to be one of the world's leading energy-saving freezing and refrigerating warehouses by minimising the amount of operating power and supplying 50 per cent of the required power with solar power generation. The warehouse complies with HACCP, GMP and GDP), which are standards for food and drug storage.
KCST aims to be compatible with e-commerce products by installing high storage racks to increase the number of storage locations and will be a warehouse that can store small quantities of various types.
The planned construction site is located with good access from each base - about 30km from downtown Bangkok, about 35km from Bangkok Port, about 100km from Laem Chabang Port, and about 23km from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
The shipping line said it plans to position logistics as its main business that contributes to stable profits. "We will continue to promote the development of the logistics business, mainly in Southeast Asia, where economic growth is remarkable," the company said.