C.H. Robinson sets up shop in Vietnam

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Global third-party logistics services (3PL) provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) said this week it has expanded operations into Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, the country’s largest city.

This location will offer shippers various services, including air and ocean transportation, distribution, consolidation, and value-added transportation and logistics services for shippers Southeast Asia, according to CHRW officials. CHRW also cited a report in the Viet Nam News, which stated the Vietnam’s Washington-based commercial counselor Ngo Van Thoan indicated Vietnam’s exports to the United States are likely to increase 14.5 percent in 2009.

CHRW Vice President of global forwarding Jeff Scovill told LM that the global 3PL continued to see sourcing from its customers into the Vietnam market, which required the company to establish a presence there to ensure service consistency and cross-selling of its services in Vietnam.

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