cross border trade will create a boom in demand for the trucking sector
in south east Asia, particularly, between Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia,
Cambodia and into south west China, according to Asian Trucker magazine.
road infrastructure will have the biggest impact for the inland areas
across emerging markets in south east Asia, greater access will
accelerate progress in development projects, attract investment and
create employment opportunities in some of the poorer parts of the
region," said the report.
"For trucking manufacturers the future
is bright, as cross-border road freight services are increasingly
attractive to customers because of improved shipper transparency and
security, and the ability to offer trucking as part of a multimodal
solution or as a time-definite door-to-door service. The mode also
offers more flexibility than air on cut-off times and a speed advantage
compared to ocean.
"Manufacturing clusters are setting up along
the highways taking advantage of the improved road access to the growing
number of consumers in the region," it said.
Asian Shipper News