Damco Transports Water Drainage Vehicles for Japan Aid to Thailand

Damco, one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers, was nominated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to transport ten drain pump vehicles from Japan to help alleviate the severe flooding in Thailand.

Damco shipped the vehicles from Yokohama Port to Laem Chabang Port. They will be used by the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team, which was dispatched to Thailand to help relieve the flood damage in the country.

“We are proud to be part of assisting Thailand and Japan,” said Eddy De Couto, Managing Director, Damco Japan. “The shipment had very specific needs. I was extremely pleased that we had ten 40 ft flat rack containers ready at Yokohama so quickly for the flood relief in seven inundated industrial estates in Thailand.”

The worst flooding in 50 years has resulted in the deaths of more than 500 people and swamped about 10,000 factories north of Bangkok as well as thousands of homes.
Damco coordinated among all parties to make sure the vehicles arrived on time on Nov. 18 for a ceremony arranged by the Government of Thailand. The event was attended by Seiji Kojima, Ambassador of Japan to Thailand and members of the JDR Expert Team, as well as Yongyuth Wichaidit, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister of Interior, and Dr. Wannarat Channukul, Minister of Industry.

After the ceremony, the vehicles departed for Ayudhaya Province, one of the worst-hit provinces.

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Further information:
Natalia Olynec, Regional Marketing and Communications Manager, Damco Asia Pacific
Phone: +65 6318 3432
Email: natalia.olynec@damco.com

About Damco
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, offering a broad range of services to customers all over the world. The company has 10,500 employees in over 280 offices across 90 countries and representation in 120 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East, and Latin America. In 2010, the company had a net turnover of over USD 2.7 billion, managed more than 2.4 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 75,000 tons. Damco is an independent business unit within the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group

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