As was the case with the deep sea port at Laem Chabang, the ICD (inland container depot) project was initiated by the government to provide complete cargo and container handling services, with rail connections that would alleviate road traffic congestion between Bangkok and Laem Chabang.
In 1996, ESCO commenced operations at Module B of the ICD (ESCO Lat Krabang) with a facility spanning 96,600 square meters with container yards, a container freight station and empty container yards, allowing the company to offer seamless container movements between Laem Chabang and Lat Krabang. Today ESCO Lat Krabang is owned by Singapore’s PSA and Japan’s Marubeni and Kamigumi.
The operation of the inland container depot is focused on the shipping line’s customer: the Thai exporter. Realizing that shipping lines are very sensitive to the way their customers are treated, ESCO goes to great lengths to provide an impeccable level of service in Lat Krabang.
LocationESCO Lat Krabang is located at:
Module 2., 33/4 M.1 Chaokhun Thaharn Road,
Sub-district Klong Sam Pravet,
Lat Krabang District, Bangkok 10520
It is only 10 kilometers from Suvarnabhumi Airport, 30 kilometers from Bangkok Port and 110 kilometers from Laem Chabang Port.
ESCO Lat Krabang’s services are available Monday through Saturday from 08.00 17:.30. Operations take place 24/7. Three inbound gates and two outbound gates control truck and vehicle access to the facility and CCTVs constantly monitor activities within and around the premises.
Container Freight Station
ESCO Lat Krabang provides a CFS with general and bonded warehouse facilities for customers to consolidate and distribute their cargo through a seamless link to ESCO’s B3 container terminal at Laem Chabang Port. The warehouse facility has an area of 4,560 square meters with 19 docking bays to transfer cargo to and from trucks and containers.
At both Laem Chabang port and Lat Krabang ICD, customs clearance procedures are easily dealt with as the Customs Department maintains an office at both sites. ESCO’s Documents Department is always on hand to assist both shippers and consignees with any customs or documentation formalities.
ESCO Lat Krabang’s facilities for container storage are open for laden containers from imports and for exports. The container yard has an area of 72,000 square meters and can store up to 5,500 TEUs of containers by stacking laden containers up to four tiers high and empty containers five high. Refrigerated containers are kept in a special area with 108 electricity outlet plugs available for both imported and export containers with full temperature monitoring 24/7.
As a one stop center for container needs, ESCO Lat Krabang will arrange for trucking options for customers moving their container(s) from the Lat Krabang facility to the B3 facility.
ESCO Lat Krabang operates container rail transfer services to the B3 container terminal at Laem Chabang Port. As owner and operator of terminals on both ends, ESCO can ensure customers with a seamless, one stop container handling service between the metropolitan area and Thailand’s major gateway to global markets. The State Railway of Thailand manages the rail schedules from the ICD.
Maintenance and Repair
The Lat Krabang facility also provides repair services for containers of all sorts and sizes – dry containers, refrigerated containers, flatracks, 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot.
ICD EQUIPMENTNo different than our policy at B3 container terminal, ESCO Lat Krabang is committed to using modern equipment and implementing new techniques to make our operational practices safer, more efficient, more productive and more environmental friendly.
At ESCO Lat Krabang, we utilize eight heavy-duty reach stackers capable of lifting 45 tons five high. Our fleet consists of Kalmar and SMV Konecranes reach stackers with environmental-friendly engines that offer low emissions, smoother automatic gear shift and driver controls. The reachstackers offer more throughput per hour through increased performance and reliability. Its hefty power train, with the new load sensing variable displacement hydraulic system and an innovative and proven control system, delivers true performance in all operating conditions, whether in the handling of full or empty containers.
Empty Container Handlers
Five units of empty container handlers manage the empty container stacks at the Lat Krabang facility. The majority of the units is from Kalmar and is capable of lifting 10 tons 7 containers high. Each unit obtains high operating speed with no sacrifice to safety measures.
The CFS is supported by nine Komatsu forklifts with capacities of 2.5 tons, 3.5 tons and 5 tons. Each forklift handles stuffing and un-stuffing operations as well as warehouse management to obtain maximum efficiency in cargo picking and retrieval.
Trucks & Chassis
ESCO Lat Krabang has a fleet of seven Nissan Diesel trucks with 320 horse power and 11 chassis for container haulage within the module.