Taiwanese freight transportation specialist Dimerco launched a new operation in Seattle on 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.
Dimerco Express district manager of US West District, Kenneth Leung said: “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, is the 8th largest airport in the United States and is a major gateway for trade with Asia.”
He added: “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.”
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, drawing on branch manager of Seattle office, Steven Leow’s strong expertise in perishable and dry cargo.
Dimerco Express (U.S.A.) Corp. works closely with 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 network expansion reflects Dimerco’s rapid growth in the region, which increased by over 20 per cent in Q1 to USD$35 million, against Dimerco Express Group global revenue growth to $133 million, an increase of nearly five per cent compared with the previous year.