For the first time, a. hartrodt will present itself at transport logistic Southeast Asia, the latest edition of the international trade fair, from November 1 to 3, 2023 in Singapore. At the joint stand "German Pavilion" (DE11), a. hartrodt Singapore will be a co-exhibitor alongside other industry players such as the Port of Duisburg and Leipzig/Halle Airport. Joseph Argiridis, Managing Director of a. hartrodt Singapore, as well as sales and marketing staff are looking forward to meeting customers and interested parties. Individual appointments can be arranged via the respective contact persons at a. hartrodt.
Singapore serves as a major LCL sea freight hub
In the World Bank's latest Logistics Performance Index, Singapore is at the top of 139 countries. The city-state has the world's second-largest container port, with 37.3 million TEUs crossing the quayside last year. "Singapore is the most important transhipment hub in Southeast Asia for container part loads," says Joseph Argiridis. Singapore Changi Airport also plays a major role as an air cargo hub, with 1.85 million metric tons of air cargo in 2022.
F&B from Le Havre, air freight consolidations from Frankfurt
At the trade show appearance, a. hartrodt Singapore is focusing on the niche product Food & Beverage in addition to its 40th anniversary. "We have a fixed-schedule reefer container service that brings every two weeks wine, chocolate and other foodstuffs from Le Havre in France," explains Joseph Argiridis. 90 percent of the goods are for the local market, he says, with the rest being transported on in the region. "Also twice a week, airfreight consolidations arrive from Frankfurt," he says. a. hartrodt Singapore's airport office handles shipments between seven departure airports in Europe and the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia/New Zealand.
"Intra-Asian transports are playing an increasingly important role for many companies as part of their China-plus-one strategy," emphasizes Kristian Sabitzki, Regional Managing Director Southeast Asia. According to him, there is an increasing number of shipments to the region via Singapore.