Cambodia: Cross-docking and cold storage facility to serve export-import activities

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday broke ground for the construction of a cross-docking and cold storage facility in a container terminal near the Phnom Penh Port Autonomous in Kandal province, expecting to boost the import-export activities.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held in the presence of Minister Sun Chanthol, Port Director-general Hei Bavy, owner of the facilities, and representatives of ambassadors to Cambodia.

The construction of the cold chain storage facility is an investment by InfraCo Asia through Khmer Cold Chain Company with help from development partners including the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chanthol said that the facility at the container terminal in Kandal province would further support Cambodia’s growing export and import sector.

He said that the facility would provide more than 36,000 cubic metres of space to meet the growing market demand for Cambodian and local farmers, agribusiness, food processing, pharmaceutical companies, and retailers.

“Supporting Cambodia’s growing export and import sector is made through international standard cold chain storage facilities and warehousing services located near
the port of Phnom
Penh and value-added services aimed at helping SMEs enter the commercial market,” Chanthol said.

Named Khmer Cold Chain, the facility will benefit the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, especially Cambodia’s economic growth, said Hei Bavy.

He said that the investment project would provide many other benefits to investors, traders, business people, and the general public who wish to use the company’s services to facilitate the export and import of goods.