Japanese retailer Aeon has announced plans for a 30,000 square foot regional logistics hub to be based in a Special Economic Zone near Sihanoukville. The logistics hub will offer customs clearance, import storage and support for international retail and e-commerce.
The logistics hub will also feature Cambodia’s first bonded warehouse, a desirable feature which allows tenants to hold back on paying duties until those goods go through customs.
Aeon is Japan’s biggest retailer by sales. In addition to it’s shopping malls, Aeon is said to be diversifying its investments in Southeast to improve supply chain as well as to support more of the region’s digital transformation.
Cambodia is in a lucky position as Aeon’s first choice – once firmly established Aeon is expected to expand into Malaysia and Indonesia next, per Nikkei.