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DSF Consolidated Freight Services, Inc. (DSF) is looking at expanding its consolidation services in the US market next year as part of the thrust to create its own mark in the freight forwarding industry.

&;By 2004, we shall be prepared to face the challenges of handling US consolidation shipments by signing our own service contracts,&; said DSF seafreight manager Pinky Trinidad, adding that the company is eyeing to register with the US Federal Maritime Commission.

DSF – which celebrated its eighth year last week – will also be servicing new routes in the Asian region, including Bangkok and Jakarta. At present, the company handles consolidation to and from Asian ports such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Port Klang.

&;DSF's NVOCC service is now in full swing, with the Singapore market a fully developed and steady base for clients,&; Trinidad said.

Also receiving steady import and export shipments are the Hong Kong and Malaysia (Port Klang) markets.

During the anniversary celebrations, the company launched Altron Logistics, Inc., and announced plans to open branches in economic zones and industrial parks in Cavite, Bataan and the Subic Free Port. &;As an initial step, we are looking into becoming a member of the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association,&; the company noted.

In addition, it eyes the establishment of a Cebu branch.The company already has its own trucking facilities in the area backed by modern warehouse equipment.

DSF will also purchase additional trucks, warehouse equipment and facilities, and instal a more advanced computer network facility before yearend.

The company presently offers total logistics services, including customs brokerage, trucking and hauling, and door delivery services. It also handles the shipment
of materials for trade fairs in Hong Kong. – Maritess R. Mesias

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