Taiwanese freight transportation specialist Dimerco has established a new operation in Seattle from 11 April, bringing its total network of owned offices in North America to 21. The new office will offer the benefits associated with US Free Trade Zones (FTZ), already enjoyed by Dimerco customers in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, it says.
Commenting on the location chosen for Dimerco’s latest operation, district general manager of US West District of Dimerco Express (USA) Corp., Kenneth Leung says: “Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, with a strong economy and dynamic business environment.
The Port of Seattle, which also operates Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), also referred to as Sea–Tac, is the 8th largest airport in the US and is a major gateway for trade with Asia,” he says.
According to Leung, Seattle is a Free Trade Zone, which means that customers can expect improved inventory management, with no storage limits and fewer regulatory requirements for re-export, as well as capped Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF).
“The Free Trade Zone environment will enable us to help our customers achieve better cash flow and significant cost saving opportunities,” he adds.
The Seattle office will focus on air export, particularly of aerospace, medical & health and electrical equipment, as well as targeting diversified cargo, including but not limited to perishable goods such as seafood and fruit.
Dimerco Express (USA) works closely with the Dimerco Express Group’s subsidiaries Dimerco Customs Brokerage Services and Diversified International Service Logistics (DSL), to deliver a comprehensive range of customs brokerage, warehousing and logistics services across North America, the company says.
The network expansion reflects Dimerco’s rapid growth in the region, which increased by over 20 per cent in Q1 to USD35 million, against Dimerco Express Group global revenue growth to USD133 million, an increase of nearly 5.0 per cent compared with the previous year.