Established in 1996, RFF is an Indian-based freight forwarding company. On top of the head office located at Chennai, RFF has 5 branch offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Tirupur and Tuticorin. Riding on its solid foundation, RFF offers val" />

Issue: Oct 2006


Kerry Logistics Expanding Their Network to India



by Alan Tran

Following the expansion in Central Europe in September, Kerry Logistics ("KL") has just acquired 51% share of Reliable Freight Forwarders Pvt Ltd (hereafter called "RFF") in India and will be renamed as "Kerry Reliable Logistics Pvt Ltd".

Established in 1996, RFF is an Indian-based freight forwarding company. On top of the head office located at Chennai, RFF has 5 branch offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Tirupur and Tuticorin. Riding on its solid foundation, RFF offers value-adding supply chain management solutions and provides comprehensive logistics services in India, including international sea and air freight forwarding, local transportation with self-operated trucking fleets, inland container depots, container freight stations, shipping agency, contract and project logistics.

China and India have been identified by the global economists as the "Asia Power Houses" in the recent years. Kerry Logistics has already established a comprehensive Pan-China Network with 120 self-owned offices and over 100 cargo facilities in Mainland China. With the new venture in India, KL's Asian network is further strengthened for empowering their global/regional customers to rise to the challenges of their supply chain in Asia.

With its headquarters in Hong Kong, KL has more than 210 self-owned offices in 20 countries and a global network covering six continents. Aside from array of China distribution centres for general cargo, specialised facilities also handle bonded cargo, dangerous goods, temperature controlled and perishable goods plus an ever growing fleet of vehicles to ensure that cargo is moved safely and efficiently throughout China and Asia. Their 700 plus operating licences in China alone smoothen the way for a complex variety of freight forwarding and logistics requirements from their international clients.

KL is clearly emerging as a global logistics force. It is part of the Kuok Group, an Asian conglomerate with almost 60 years of development in China and Asia. Their substantial business interests include logistics, properties, hotels, media, shipping, air cargo carrier and insurance. Renowned brands include Shangri-La Hotels, South China Morning Post and Bangkok Post, Kerry Properties, Pacific Carriers Limited, Jerneh Insurance, Arawana and many more.

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