Seko Logistics sets sights on growth in China

By Rachelle Harry

Following Seko Logistics’ secured investment from Ridgemont Equity Partners, which was first reported by Air Cargo News in January, the logistics firm is planning to expand its presence in China.

The company said expansion in China will help it to build on its airfreight and seafreight growth, which increased by 20% last year.

The next step of its growth plan is is to this year increase the size and capabilities of its warehouse facility in Shenzhen, which is expected to increase its capacity by 400% to 250,000 parcels a day.

Seko’s investment in the facility will enable it to implement cross dock and export services, and offer temperature- and humidity-controlled zones for high value e-commerce shipments. The office space will also be expanded to accommodate the company’s staff and freight forwarding clients.

Other growth achievements in China include: the opening of a Seko office in Hangzhou 18 months ago, which enabled cross-border e-commerce market from China’s Zhejiang; and the opening of an office in Qingdao in February this year. 

Seko has also more than doubled capacity at its facility in Hong Kong to over 200,000 sq ft. The hub has dedicated areas for freight forwarding services including sea/air services, air charters and freight management services, and is also equipped with secure, temperature-controlled facilities for high value products.

The growth of Seko’s Export Hub facilities was driven by its acquisition of US-based Air-City last year, as well as its partnership with Hermes Germany.

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