Allport Cargo Services has been strengthening its offering for global retail clients looking to source from Cambodia. Although Cambodia isn’t as developed as say, China, in recent years there has been a great deal of foreign investment. This has significantly boosted the infrastructure across road, rail and port networks. The garment industry employs some 600,000 highly skilled workers, accounts for 80 percent of Cambodia’s total exports and contributes a third of gross domestic product. Cambodia’s garment exports rose 4 percent year-on-year in 2014 to $5.75 billion. GDP growth is at 7.4%. This has allowed retailers to widen their supply base to take advantage of a skilled workforce with minimal risk.
ACS in Cambodia offer: air freight, sea freight, QC inspection centres, pick and pack, storage and distribution, buyers’ consolidation, customs brokerage, and sorting through its own warehousing operation – expert freight forwarding and supply chain management services with well-established capabilities and superb local knowledge in country for global retailers. In recent years, this has led to strong growth in providing advanced supply chain services to support retailers in their supply chain strategy and to ensure high service levels.
Clyde Buntrock, ACS Group Marketing & Business Development Director comments: “For retail organisations, particularly the clothing industry, looking to move or implement a ‘China plus 1’ strategy, growth has been impressive. Cambodia’s ranking rose 46 places in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index between 2010 and 2014 and this is largely due to the improved logistics infrastructure, making it easier for exporters to integrate into regional production networks.”