April 4 - BDP International has opened another Global Services Centre (GSC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The US-based, global logistics and transportation services firm opened its first such centre in Kuala Lumpur in March 2008.

Its impressive economic growth and political stability made Malaysia an extremely attractive place to increase our investment in the region, said Richard Strollo, managing director of BDP South Asia. It has a substantial manufacturing base, is a major oil exporter and is situated on a key international trade route.

The new centre will offer the same services as the first centre, including import/export container and shipment tracking, SAP data entry, shipment data entry and billing and documentation, as well as Import Security Filing for ex-USA shipments. It will use standard operating procedures developed in the first centre in serving its predominantly U.S. and European clients. In addition it will work with clients to customise the processes they outsource to BDP.