Connecting the dots in Asia

MCC Transport is a major player on the intra-Asia trade, and has facilitated global clients like Epson in reaching emerging markets.

MCC Transport is a major player on the intra-Asia trade, and has facilitated global clients like Epson in reaching emerging markets.

The bustling Manila port is the biggest and busiest harbour in the Philippines, and plays a big role in the intra-Asia trade. However, congestion woes have increased transportation time significantly in the last five years.

MCC port
MCC connects Asia markets for EPSON printers.

MCC Transport

  • Headquartered in Singapore
  • 500 staff in 14 countries across Asia
  • Intra-Asia carrier delivering containerized cargo through an extensive feeder network
  • Provides direct services characterized by fast transit times and multiple weekly sailings to key Intra-Asian ports (Scope from Bangladesh to East Russia)
  • 170 port calls a week
  • Serves over 4,500 corridors
  • Total 1.5 Million FFEs carried in 2014
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To tackle this challenge, regional shipping expert MCC Transport has come up with an alternative route to service a major client such as Epson, which is seeing increasing demand of their InkJet Printers and LCD Projectors within emerging markets in Asia.

Batangas port, over 100 kilo-metres south of the capital, is the other choice – it has new facilities, flexible capacity and is more cost-effective.

To meet EPSON’s needs, MCC Transport started regular weekly trade-lane services connecting Batangas and major Asia ports (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore).

Since then, cargo transit time has drastically improved, and Epson’s import volume has increased by 69% over the last two years. In the coming year, they expect shipments to increase by 30–40%.

Because of the Batangas port service, Epson has been able to improve operational efficiency in its supply chain and at its distribution centres in the Phillippines. To further connect Epson products from Asia to the world, MCC Transport coordinates with its sister company Maersk Line, which has an extensive global network.