Dimerco helps unnamed company to set up operations in Malaysia
TAIWAN-BASED transportation and freight forwarding specialist Dimerco has come to the aid of a company, said to be a world leader in mechanical steel for renewable energy solutions, to establish a new manufacturing base in Malaysia
TAIWAN-BASED transportation and freight forwarding specialist Dimerco has come to the aid of a company, said to be a world leader in mechanical steel for renewable energy solutions, to establish a new manufacturing base in Malaysia.
With the escalating trade tension between the US and China, Dimerco said that by establishing a plant in Malaysia, the customer was able to import equipment, raw materials and produce finished goods for export directly to the United States.
Dimerco planned and managed the entire six-day logistics process to ship the first 122 steel coils weighing over 3,000 tonnes from port to warehouse, including storage, sample cutting, re-wrapping and packing, as well as handling customs clearance and distribution to the consignee.
Since the first shipment in March this year, Dimerco has now shipped 10,000 tonnes of steel coils, with more scheduled. Based on this successful project, Dimerco secured a further contract with this customer for a different product in a second newly built factory last month.
According to Dimerco, the company previously shipped heavy production equipment for the customer from Suzhou in China to Malaysia. And in the light of the China-US tariff stand-off, the customer has decided to not only build a new factory in Malaysia but also ship raw material from South Korea/Taiwan to Malaysia via ocean freight, with Dimerco handling all operations from the destination port, a company statement said.
'Our experience and deep market knowledge in this region enabled us to provide a comprehensive and seamless service to our customer who is operating in an unfamiliar market to them,' the spokesman said.
'We transferred the cargo to a warehouse in the Free Zone Authority and worked through the night to achieve a rapid transit time, as well as liasing with trusted partners on utilising specialist equipment required to handle the heavy freight and dispatching local transportation with low-bed trailers,' he said.
To achieve smooth customs clearance, Dimerco's dedicated team also arranged sample cutting for SIRIM (Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia) Inspection, arranging for a subcontractor to slight 3 baby coils from the 25 tons mother coil and ensuring each coil was labelled accurately on arrival at port, before inspection.