Jan 12, 2016: Kerry Logistics Network, a leading logistics service provider in Asia, announced that its subsidiary, KLN (Singapore) has been awarded concession to operate inland ports in Yangon and Mandalay, two major commercial cities in Myanmar.
The inland ports will serve as container and cargo terminals linked by railway to major routes in the country, and as hubs for the exporters, importers and domestic logistics service providers of cargoes in and out of Yangon and Thilawa Ports, as well as for cross-border cargoes from neighbouring countries such as China and Thailand.
Kerry Logistics will work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Rail Transportation of Myanmar to strengthen the country’s rail transportation capabilities and expand its network both domestically and within Southeast Asia. This partnership is expected to create 400 job opportunities and facilitate industry expertise sharing in the country.
George Yeo, chairman , Kerry Logistics, said, “We would like to thank the Ministry of Rail Transportation of Myanmar for its trust in us, and are pleased to be offered the opportunity to contribute our expertise in terminal logistics operations to benefit the development of Myanmar. Railway transportation is an essential backbone in support of Myanmar’s economic development, both within the country and with nearby regions. Given Kerry Logistics’ presence in ASEAN, our goal is to further strengthen the linkage among countries in the region and seek accelerated growth by developing an integrated Greater Mekong Region platform covering Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. The inland ports in Yangon and Mandalay form a vital part in pursuing such an integration.”
The awarding ceremony organised by the state-owned Myanmar Railways under the auspices of the Ministry of Rail Transportation of Myanmar was held at the SuleShangri-la Hotel, Yangon.