CEA Project Logistics Thailand have announced the opening of two new logistics bases in the region in both Laos and Vietnam.
Over the past four years, CEA has been steadily increasing their presence in the Southeast Asian region, opening new facilities in Yangon, Myanmar and more recently Songkhla, Thailand, with latter servicing the Oil & Gas sector in the South of Thailand. After CEA’s successful expansion into Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam were next on the list.
Vietnam’s logistics infrastructure is already almost on par with Thailand, and with continual investment could very well surpass its ASEAN neighbors. The country’s geographical location makes it particular advantageous, as Vietnam’s coastline stretches 3,200 km along the Gulf of Tonkin and the China Sea allowing access to the world’s major seaborne trade routes.
Although Laos has not yet reached the same stage of development as Vietnam, it is quickly emerging and positioning itself as a logistics hub in the region. The landlocked country strives to become the preferred choice for investment and development especially in the Mining and Power sectors. Their recent membership to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) will only enhance the country’s appeal. CEA have been operating in Laos for over two years undertaking several cross border transportation projects and now feel the time is right to expand with their own logistics base.