Japan Logistics Systems to open Noda Center - (21/12/2011)
On December 12 Japan Logistics
Systems announced that it would open a new logistics center inside of “Logistics
Park Noda Funagata (Noda city, Chiba) from January 1st, due to the
business expansion of its electronic related customers.
The facilities are considered as a
significant hub to provide the best logistics service that has been accumulated
with many years’ experience of electronics distribution to the customers.
of the facilities]
Logistics Systems Corporation Noda Center
Logistics Park Noda Funagata 2F 2-1-3 Izumi Noda-shi, Chiba
11km from Kashiwa IC, Joban Express way
20km from Iwatsuki IC, Tohoku Express way
2km from Tobu Noda line
Source: Japan Logistics Systems (edited
and translated by Bear Logi)
+ Senko completes Hyuga PD Center in Miyazaki - (13/12/2011)
December 9 Senko announced that it had completed Hyuga PD Center in Hoshoshima
Port, Miyazaki. The PD center was to build in order to concentrate warehouse
hubs that has been diversified in north part of Miyazaki, as well as to enlarge
warehouse space. The center starts its operation from December 12.
conducts logistics center, distribution inside of warehouses, port logistics
operations in north part of Miyazaki (Nobeoka, Hyuga city). Although there are
16 warehouses in north par, those needs to be scrap & build because of
physical obsolescence, elimination of inefficiency, and enlarging warehouse
scale corresponding to the demand on the increasing cargo amount from existent
and new customers.
port, where Hyuga PD center is located, is designated as a strategic port in August
2010, and it has been invested by Miyazaki prefecture and Hyuga city. Hyuga PD
also handles various kinds of import-export cargos as bonded warehouse.
PD center is a steel-frame one story warehouse with 24,437 m2 composing of multi-usage free warehouse (10,472 m2) and
fixed temperature warehouse (5,938 m2) furnished with dust & insect proof. 13
m eaves has been attached between the warehouses to keep approx. 6,000 m2 truck
berth and loading & unloading spaces which enables to handle cargo even in
up-to-date WMS (Warehouse Management System) utilizing Cloud has been installed
in Hyuga PD Center which controls location and operation process to improve the
accuracy of storage, shipment and inventory.
【Overview of the warehouse】
Hyuga PD center
1-43 Takeshima-cho Hyuga-shi, Miyazaki
area: 40,396 m2
one-story warehouse (Office: two stories above ground)
floor space: 24,437 m2
Free warehouse: 10,472 m2
Fixed temperature warehouse: 5,938
Office: 1,194 m2
Vanning: 750 m2
Shimoya: 6,084 m2
of operation: December 12, 2011
Senko (edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ TOLL completes new logistics facility in Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture - (12/12/2011)
A 3PL service provider, Footwork Express Co., Ltd. (FWE) based in Esaka
City, Osaka Prefecture held the completion ceremony
on 8 December 2011 at the site located in Kasugai
City, Aichi Prefecture.
The new logistics facility will have both of warehouse and terminal on
the site of about 9,200 tsubo
(approx. 30,470m2) and is a result of consolidation of FWE’s current 2 branches
aiming at the promotion of streamlining. It will be
used exclusively by FWE.
After having become a member of international logistics enterprise TOLL
Group based in Melbourne, Australia in 2009, FWE has invested heavily into new
truck fleet, personnel, technology and depot network, and customers can look
forward to an enhanced offering from FWE as a result. The construction of this
facility is a part of FWE’s ongoing strategy of strengthening its large network
to offer customers.
The participants at the ceremony included:
- Mr. Paul Little, current Chief Executive
- Mr. Brian Kruger, next CEO,
- Mr. Shane O'Neill Express Operation Officer,
Construction Co., Ltd. (design and construction)
- Neil Pollington, CEO in Japan
- Matthew Zann, President, Bear Logi Co., Ltd. (Project and Construction Management)
The construction started in April 2011, and
completed without any accidents or damages.
New facility design has environmentally friendly design features such as
extensive natural lighting, water sensitive design and reuse of water, auto
light sensors that adjust when lighting so only used when light levels get low.
Building features high rated insulation to reduce need for heating in winter
and cooling in summer.
Safety is very important at FWE and sight planning
separates pedestrian, cars and trucks. Warehouse also features extensive guard
rails for worker safety. Security is also high level with all site access
restricted and strictly monitored. Benefits are for people.
Toll will accelerate its operational strategy
utilizing and straightening existent service network.
Footwork Express Co., Ltd.
Aza-Nishijima, Kamitagara-cho, Kasugai-City, Aichi Prefecture
3-story above ground
Point of contact
for this press release:
Office, Bear Logi Co., Ltd.
+ Fukuyama to open new branch in Fujisawa, Kanagawa - (25/11/2011)
On November 8th Fukuyama
Transporting Co., Ltd has announced that Fujisawa branch that has been ongoing
under construction just opened on November 7.
Fujisawa is the 7th branch in
Kanagawa prefecture that covers Isehara, Atsugi, Ebina, Ayase, Hiratsuka,
Fujisara, a part of Hara-shi Midori-ku, Takaza-gun, and Aiko-gun. The former
Isehara branch will be demolished because of partial eminent domain to build up
new distribution center. Fujisawa terminal has 5 stories large scale facilities
with truck terminal and logistics space under three layer construction model equipped
with cutting edge cargo sorting system.
[Overview of Fujisawa branch]
Start of operation: 2011.11.07
Name: Fukuyama Transporting Co., Ltd
Location: 920-1 kuzuhara Fujisawa-shi,
TEL. 0466-48-7292, FAX. 0466-48-6886
Site space: 32,872.00 m2
Construction space: 14,869.60 m2
Total floor space: 31,166.20 m2
1F 4,804 m2
3F 4,362 m2
4F 6,798 m2
Number of allocated trucks:
Source: Fukuyama Transporting (edited and
translated by Bear Logi)
+ Senko to complete “Noda 2nd PD Center” on Chiba - (02/11/2011)
On October 20, Senko announced
that it had completed construction of “Noda 2nd PD Center”, and
would start operation from 1st November 2011.
Noda 2nd PD center composes of
three stories building with 29,805 m2 total floor space which has been built to
strengthen logistics services in Kanto region. The facilities are annexed to
the “Noda 1st PD Center” which started operation from this August. The total floor space of these two facilities
becomes 110,000 m2, which will be the largest logistics base of Senko.
Noda 2nd PD center is capable of
loading 32 trucks cargo from both side of the center, and of loading cargo correspondent
to each specification dividing ground floor into high and low level. It also
pay attention to the environmental load deduction furnishing solar generator equipment
and low energy consuming LED lights on the facilities
of the facilities]
Name: Noda 2nd PD Center
Location: 3-4-1 Izumi Noda-shi Chiba
Site space: 21,607 m2
Construction: steel frame / 3 stories above
Total floor space: 29,805 m2
Equipment: 3 vertical conveyors / 4 elevators
Start of operation: 2011.11.01
of Noda 1nd PD Center]
Name: Noda 2nd PD Center
Location: 1-1-6 Izumi Noda-shi Chiba
Site space: 67,612 m2
Construction: steel frame / 3 stories above
Total floor space: 79,835 m2
Equipment: Automatic warehouse (capable to
stock 13,700 pallets)
6 vertical conveyors / 6 elevators for
Start of operation: 2011.08.01
Source: Senko (edited and translated by
+ Amazon Japan to open new FC in Tosu, Saga - (27/10/2011)
On October 25th Amazon Japan
Logistics announced that it would open new Logistics Center tentatively called “Amazon
Tosu Fulfillment Center” in 2012.
Amazon aims at enlarging stock variation, supporting
logistics scale expansion, and improving lead time in distribution. That
enables online store product line-up to show “In stock”.
Furthermore, Amazon estimates enlarging “Fulfillment
by Amazon” to support sales by acting for an exhibitor to keep product stocks,
order processing, shipment and customer service. Currently Amazon is conducting
recruitment preparing for opening.
Source: Logistics Today (edited and
translated by Bear Logi)
+ Askul logistics subsidiary to open new logistics facilities on Kadoma-shi, Osaka - (19/10/2011)
30th November Bizex Co. Ltd, a logistics subsidiary of Askul
announced that it had opened Bizex Kadoma logistics center on Kadoma-shi,
Osaka. From August 22 Bizex started operation delivering as well as storing
approx. 6,500 sort of electric devices from 56 parts supplier companies ordered
LC is an initial logistics facilities for Bizex specialized in electric devices
correspondent to VMI. It has furnished light-shielding, dust-proofing device, and
300 luxes light grade. The attached air-conditioner maintains warehouse temperature
an even to store precise electric devices properly.
facilities are located on high efficient site condition for Kansai-based
enterprise just 5 minutes away from the Kadoma IC which crosses Kinki
Expressway and the second Keihan road.
proposal of 3PL operation to Omron, one of Askul’s service customers, to reform
procurement corresponding with its needs enables to open new Kadoma LC.
further tries efficient VMI operation searching for new client companies to
contribute cost as well as environmental loading deduction using accumulated know-how
of electric devices and small amount distribution network.
[Overview of Bizex
Kadoma Logistics Center]
Bizex Kadoma Logistics Center
45 Mitsushima Oaza Kadoma-shi, Osaka
of operation: 2011.08.22
floor space: 2063 m2
of floors: 7th floor of the 8 stories building
Logistics Today (edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ Sanritsu to announce new construction of large-scale LC with Daiwa House - (20/09/2011)
On September 12 Sanritsu has announced that it would demolish Yokohama operation Keihin
Center located in Kanagawa-ku
Yokohama-shi, and construct new large-scale Logistics Center
for efficient use with annexed Daiwa House land.
Sanritsu will intend to use efficiently its asset upon facing the
dynamic change on the logistics circumstance in the neighbor area around Keihin Center.
It builds large scale logistics center with high logistics function including
annexed 10,000 m2 Daiwa House land.
Sanritsu estimates ￥655 million extraordinary loss
for demolishing center on March 2012.
Name: Yokohama operation Keihin Center
Location: 1-1 Ebisu-cho Kanagawa-ku Yokohama-shi Kanagawa
Construction: RC flat roof 4F / Total floor space: 7,131.56 m2
Daiwa House Industry co., Ltd
3. Demolition terms
Source: Sanritsu (Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ GLP and CPPIB form joint venture to develop modern logistics facilities in Japan - (05/09/2011)
On September 1st Global Logistic
Properties Limited (“GLP”) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
(“CPPIB”) announced that they have formed a joint venture (“Japan Development
Fund” or the “Fund”) to develop and hold institutional quality, modern
logistics facilities. Each partner will invest US$250 million of equity over a
projected three year investment horizon.
The targeted leverage is 50%
loan-to-value (after stabilization) and the Fund is open-ended with a long-term
investment horizon. The Japan Development Fund will focus on building
multi-tenant and build-to-suit facilities mainly in the greater Tokyo and Osaka areas in Japan. An
attractive site in Tokyo
has been identified as the first potential development for the Fund.
GLP is the market leader in modern logistics
facilities in China and Japan. CPPIB is
a global investment management organization that invests the assets of the
Canada Pension Plan and manages a fund that totals C$153.2 billion.
Mr. Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Deputy Chairman and
Chairman of the Executive Committee of GLP said: “Developing logistics
facilities in Japan is an
attractive use of capital and we are extremely pleased to launch our Japan development
program. The Fund will be GLP’s exclusive vehicle for logistics development in Japan. We are
seeing solid demand for logistics development in Japan driven by our strong customer
relationships, solid track record and deep experience. We are delighted to have
formed a long-term strategic partnership with CPPIB, a leading global
investment manager, which will enable GLP to earn solid returns on its capital
while managing risk.”
Graeme Eadie, Senior Vice-President, Real Estate
Investments, CPPIB, said: “The Japan Development Fund provides CPPIB an entry
logistics facilities market and represents our first direct real estate
investment in this country. The growing demand in Japan for modern third party
logistics facilities provides an attractive investment opportunity for us. We
look forward to partnering alongside GLP who has a proven track record and is
aligned with our strategy to develop and hold these assets over the long term.”
M3 Capital Partners (HK) Limited served as
exclusive financial advisor to Global Logistic Properties in connection with
the formation of the Japan Development Fund.
Source: GLP (Edited and translated by Bear
+ Shimadaya to transfer stocks of logistics subsidiary to Hitachi Transport - (22/08/2011)
Transport Service Co., Ltd has announced that it had transferred all stocks
from Shimadaya Transport, a consolidated subsidiary of Shimadaya, a major
noodle manufacturer in Japan,
and starts operation as a new company from October 2011.
Transport System has been completely assigned storage and distribution service
from Shimadaya in Tokyo metropolitan area from
2002, and upon completion of the transfer of stocks, Hitachi intends to expand food distribution
operation not limited to Shimadaya customers, but also to the new customers.
[Overview of Shimadaya Transport]
2-5-45 Musashino Akishima-shi Tokyo
Chilled food distribution etc
300 million Yen (2011.03)
[Overview of new company]
Akishima Logistics Service
ratio: Kanto Hitachi Logistics Service: 100%
Source: Hitachi Transport System (Edited
and translated by Bear Logi)
+ MLIT to announce Truck transportation statistics on May 2011 - (15/08/2011)
to the MLIT truck statistics May 2011 published On August 11th, the
amount of specially combined cargo investigated from 26 objective companies counts 4,902,445 ton, which decreased approx. 600,000
ton compared to the previous month (89.1%). On the other hand, compared to May
2010, it had increased approx 70,000 ton (101.4%).
amount of shipped package delivery counts 253,803,000, which decreased approx. 902
mil from previous month (96.6%). Compared to the May 2010, it had
increased approx. 1,414,000 (105.9%).
MLIT (Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ Sagawa Express to complete large scale LC in Fukuoka city - (11/08/2011)
August 10th Sagawa Express Co., Ltd announced that it had completed ongoing
construction of large-scale logistics center located in Higashi-ku, Fukushima.
Express Kyushu branch and Fukuoka
store will be transfered into the new LC. The former Fukuoka branch will change name to Tsukushino
store, and start operation from August 21.
newly installed automatic sorting machine enables packages to be sorted accurately
in short time. That leads to the high distribution efficiency and drastic
improvement of transportation quality.
facilities have many functions to reduce energy consumption taking
environmental damage reduction into consideration through installing LED light
on the sidewall advertisement, motion censor, daylighting system, and water
[Overview of the facilities]
4-12-5 Hakozaki Futo Higashi-ku Fukuoka
space: 23,140.73 m2
floor space: 38,753.35 m2
Mixing structure of RC pole / Structural steel beams / 4 stories above ground
of handling goods per a day: 107,000
Automatic sorting system】
ability: Max 7,200 tray per hour
size: Max （L）350×（W）450×（H）150
Min （L）100×（W）100×（H）1（Business Card size）
Max 5kg per tray / Min 20g per tray
【2F Cargo Center
automatic sorting system (slide sorter)】
ability: Max 6,000 tray per hour (high-speed mode)
size: Max （L）1000×（W）800×（H）800
50 kg – 0.1kg
sorting direction: 13
expands small scale service center nationwide using cargo vehicle
method. The facilities will be operated as a
integrated base of
cargo transportation in Fukuoka prefecture.
small stores (incl. 14 service center) runs operation in Fukuoka,
and it will be as occation demands.
Sagawa Express (Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ Amazon to open three logistics facilities in Saitama - (02/08/2011)
On Aug 1st Amazon Logistics
Japan, which takes charge of logistics operation from Amazon.co.jp, has announced
that it would open three logistics facilities within this year to straighten various
product line-up and stocks.
Newly establishing Fulfillment Center (FC) is
tentatively called “Amazon Sayama FC”, and “Amazon Kawashima FC”. “Amazon
Kawagoe FC” has been operated since last year in the Kawagoe city.
Based upon the opening of each FC,
Amazon.co.jp will expand its business reinforcing “In stock” products to
enlarge wide range of category such as consumer electronics and Kitchen
Source: IT Media (Edited and translated by
+ Tonami HD to complete new Distribution Center in Kuki-shi, Saitama - (13/07/2011)
On July 12th, Tonami
Transportation Co., Ltd, a group company of Tonami Holdings has announced that
it had completed distribution hub facilities in Kuki-shi, Saitama and starts
operation from July 19.
Tonami HD intents to expand share in the
distribution market on facing great functional expansion in Tonami
Transportation Okegawa branch for straightening its income structure by moving
into Kuki-shi, which strongly precedes industrial corporate invitation.
of Tonami Transportation Kuki branch]
Name: Tonami Transportation Kuki branch / Kuki Distribution
Address: Syoubu-cho Sanga Kuki-shi Saitama
(Syoubu Nanbu Industrial Park)
Number of Employee: 76
Number of trucs: 55
Site space: 26,872 m2
Building space: 3,085 m2 / 1 story
Warehousing space: 9,091 m2 / 3 stories
Maintenance building: 3 stories
Source: Tonami HD (Edited and translated by
+ Medipal Holdings to complete Nagoya ALC - (09/06/2011)
Medipal Holdings Corporation has announced
that Mediceo Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary of Medipal, would complete
construction of Nagoya
Center on June 9.
Nagoya ALC is an urban full line logistics center
based on the management plan “2014 Medipal Medium-term Vision”. Medipal
invested total amount of 8 billion Yen to build the facilities which manage
medical drugs. The building has 4 stories above ground, 24,616 m2 total floor
space, and its annual maximum delivery capacity is estimated around 220 billion
Medipal regards the new facilities as an
Center focused on the
delivery optimization to cut the loss in delivery process from the manufacturer
to the actual end users.
of Nagoya ALC]
Name: Mediceo Nagoya ALC
Address: 1-5 Nishi buwajima cho Ni Shinden
Site space: 31,272 m2
Construction space: 10,156 m2
Total floor space: 24,616 m2
Construction: Combined method of Rhamen
Completely covered/ Aichi, Gifu,
Mie, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui pref.
covered/ Syohoku area in Shiga, and Shinnomiya area in Wakayama
Medipal Holdings (Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ Mitsui Soko to commence logistics package service in Asia - (24/05/2011)
On May 23rd, Mitsui Soko
announced that it commenced new logistics package service called “FLEXPRESS
CHINA SERVICE”, which enables customers to use its logistics service as same
efficient as existent domestic one.
“FLEXPRESS CHINA SERVICE” is the advanced
distribution processing service including such as maintenance, inspection, and
gauge examination to shift in China, which have been provided in domestic
distribution process in order to reduce logistics cost as well as to shorten
the lead time directly combining the maritime transportation line plying frequently
almost every single day between Japan and China.
The service also provides customers with
temporary purchasing service or platform that supports mail order business in China.
Source: Mitsui Souko (Edited and translated
by Bear Logi)
+ Asia Cargo Highway Plan announced by Japan - (10/05/2011)
On May 5th
Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda proposed an “Asia Cargo Highway” as Asia’s long-term
goal to create seamless flows of goods in the region at the annual meeting of
the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
According to the
Finance Ministry, the Asia Cargo
Highway envisaged by Japan will be realized by 2020.
Last year, at the ASEAN-Japan Summit and the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting, Japan
announced a new initiative with a contribution up to 25 million dollars to the
ADB for trade facilitation in the region. Japan
will work closely with the ADB and other major players, such as the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Customs Organization
(WCO), to support enhancement of connectivity in Asia
through further trade facilitation.
Source: MEIT Japan (Edited and
translated by Bear Logi)
+ ALPS Logistics to open the Kitakami branch - (07/05/2011)
On May 2nd ALPS
Logistics Co., Ltd announced that it opened Kitakami branch in Iwate
prefecture. Kitakami branch is located inside of the Kitakami South Industrial
Complex annexed to the national Highway route 4, 2 minutes by car from Tohoku
Auto highway Kitakami Kanagasaki IC.
Currently ALPS Logistics
possesses 27 operational bases including it’s headquarter.
[Overview of ALPS Logistics Kitakami
Name: Kitakami operational
Location: 43-145 Yamane
Nashinoki Aisari-cho Kitakami Iwate
Warehouse space: 1,836m2
Source: ALPS Logistics (Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ RIL Osaka to apply for Civil Rehabilitation Law in 9.2 billion debts - (03/05/2011)
April 22nd Teikoku Databank announced that the RIC, Rinku
International Logistics K.K, Third Sector entity invested by Osaka Prefecture,
had declared the bankruptcy, and applied for the Civil Rehabilitation Law.
Temporary restraining order was given on the same day.
K.K was founded in February 1993 for the purpose of construction and following operation
of logistics facilities complex, which consists of Rinku town distribution and
manufacturing processing zone and FAZ 33% owned by OTK (Osaka Prefectural Urban
Development Co. Ltd) and 25% by Osaka Government.
October 1996 RIL Center, Rinku International Logistics Center, opened with
19,000m2 site space, 53,000m2 total floor space in four stories logistics
facilities and attached six stories office building. In spite of the total investment
amount over 22 billion Yen, occupancy rate at the beginning phase of operation
stayed approx. 30%. Operation expense including amortization and depreciation bore
heavily upon running the business, so the management revision plan was drawn up
in the fiscal year 2001. The reconstruction assistant agreement among RIC, OTK
and financial institutions was closed based on the plan. While lenders revised
the repayment plan, OTK supported RIC with leasing up RIL center. That resulted
in securing net income after first quarter 2006. Total annual income publicized
on March 2010 counted 590 million Yen.
the accumulated loss had decreased which was up to over 2.4 billion Yen on
March 2005, it turned back up to over 2.2 billion Yen at the end of March 2011.
operating rate of logistics facilities has stayed around 100%, office building
to the contrary kept 30% to 50% in the center.
these circumstances, OTK privatization plan came up. Reconstruction assistant
agreement has not been extended by the stock holding entities at the end of
2011 with foreseeing no future prospective. It came to the conclusion of appling
for Civil Rehabilitation Law in 9.2 billion debts.
[Shareholder at the end of the fiscal
34.3 % / Osaka
Pref. 22.1% / Organization
for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan 11.6%
[Overview of RIC]
2-21 Rinku Orai Kita Izumisano Osaka
floor space: 53,000m2
RIC / partially prestressed concrete structures
located opposite the KansaiInternationalAirport’s coast
5 minutes from 2 expressways connecting to Metropolitan Osaka by car
Source: Teikoku Databank
Osaka Prefectural Urban Development
Osaka Prefectural Government Department of Housing and City Development
(Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ Panasonic to transfer the partial logistics HQ function to Asia - (03/05/2011)
On April 27th, Panasonic corporation
has announced the Business Strategy in the fiscal year 2011. According to the
report, it would transfer the partial headquarter functionss of the logistics
and manufacturing innovation to Asia for global
In addition, it would greatly strengthen
the satellite base in Asia related with other
sections that was positioned as “Global manufacturing division”.
Panasonic accelerates its global manufacturing
in establishing strengthened production base, local procurement and the use of strategic
Source: Panasonic corporation (Edited and translated by Bear Logi)
+ METI to announce the activities of Japan’s industry to revive the supply chain - (28/04/2011)
On April 26th METI, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan announced
“The Activities of Japan’s Industry to Revive the Supply Chain”.
The survey has been conducted to piece out the comprehensive current
industrial situation after the Earthquake related with the supply chain of
major corporative operations and the movement for the reconstruction phase through
the corporate hearings.
The survey analyses the situation dividing the industries into three
sections; electronics, Aircraft, and automobile industry.
[Outline of Electronics
the earthquake, a raw materials and product parts factories that have suffered
damage are being brought back into operation one-by-one. There are no negative
influences on the production of electronics, e. g. flat panel TVs, mobile
phones, smart phones, and lithium-ion batteries, etc..
[Outline of Aircraft
Just after the disaster,
some factories temporarily decreased or suspended their productive activities. However,
they’ve already resumed their operations and moreover expect to achieve over all
level operation in May, and full-scale production in June.
[Outline of the Automobile Industry]
Just after the disaster, the production of automobiles
was reduced or suspended but there have been movement toward resumption of production
for several models with companies adjusting their operational procedures.
Source: METI Japan (Edited by Bear Logi)
+ Total remission of port facilities charges in Iwate prefecture - (16/04/2011)
On April 12th Iwate prefecture
authorities announced that it would exceptionally introduce total remission of
port facilities charges managed by them from April 2011 to March 2012.
The exception’s primary objective is to
recover and inspire corporate activities suffered from Great East Japan Earthquake
activating transportations with promoting the use of port facilities in Iwate
that also enable them to recover employment rate in the region.
Applicable Port facilities:
Source: Iwate Prefecture
Division of Port Maintenance
+ Updated vacant warehouse info in Kashiwa city, Chiba: 5,514.98m2 - (07/04/2011)
On 1st April, Butsuryu-Biz
updated one warehouse information located in Chiba.
Warehouse Space: 5345.60m2
Office Space: 159.72m2
Property ID: B100533
Property Address: Shin Toyofuta, Kashiwa-shi,
Access: approx. 0.5km from Kashiwa
: approx. 2km from Kashiwa-no-ha campus station by Tsukuba Express
Land area: 5,215.50m2
Floor area: 5,514.98m2
Construction: Steel-frame, 2 stories
Leasable are: 5,514.98m2
Leasable stories: both
Available from 2011.06.01
+ Footwork restarts their operation in the suffered area - (06/04/2011)
On 5th April Footwork Express
has announced that they partially had resumed the collection of cargo in some
regions where the operation had been stopped due to the East Japan Great
Footwork restarts their operation in whole Kanto
as well as some part of Tohoku area except Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima, where still has been under severe influence
by the disaster.
Several points must be considered before
shipping cargo to these areas as following;
- No delivery time designation
- No individual designation
- No emergency supplies
- Limited under 1,000kg per one cargo slip
Source: Footwork Express
+ Truck transportation data from MLIT - (28/02/2011)
According to the truck transportation data
from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, total amount of
transportation, combined shipment (the sum of 26 companies) in November 2010 became
5,930,000 ton, 5.2% higher than the previous year. The amount of the courier
service (the sum of 17 companies) was 282,600,000, 10.6% higher than previous
General cargo transportation has increased
3.3% higher that the previous year. (Answered by 778 companies)
Source: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and
Tourism (Translated by Bear Logi)
+ Hitachi Transport System will swallow its consolidated subsidiary companies - (28/02/2011)
Hitachi Transport System
has announced a merger of its consolidated subsidiary companies, Higashikanto Hitachi Transport
Service Co., Ltd. and Keiyo Hitachi Transport Service Co., Ltd.
They are expecting for the
operational reinforcement and optimization to improve the transportation
The surviving company will be
Higashikanto Hitachi Transport Service.
The date of merger is being
scheduled on April 1.
Overview of the surviving
company after the merger
Company name: Shutoken Hitachi
Address: 2-8-4 Saga Koto-ku Tokyo
contents: domestic transportation
Transport System 100%
Hitachi Transport System (Translated
by Bear Logi)
+ ShinMaywa Industries delivered waste relay plant to Bangkok - (24/02/2011)
ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd., located in Hyogo prefecture, has announced that they had supplied Saimai waste station in Bangkok with their waste relay plant as a part of its municipal sanitation project.
They announced that it would be the 2nd waste station in the city of Bangkok.
The reason why the city has continuously constructed the relay station appears to be that it had been an insanitary environment under the former sanitary collecting system disposing the wastes with diggers to container.
While Saimai waste station works the central and north area, Nonkem station built in 2007 does the west of the city.The whole city will be covered with the both facilities.
ShinMaywa also has delivered two sets of the plant in Shanghai last year, therefore they are now covering four countries with seven plants including this case.
They also announce that their sales target is now on the growing Asian market.
Orderer: The city of Bangkok
Vendor: ShinMaywa(Asia) Pte. Ltd. based on Singapore and Samcon-New Decade JV's contract
Order amount: approx. 700 million Yen
+ Toll Group acquires Asia-Europe Sea-Air logistics company - (02/02/2011)
Toll Group, the Asian region’s leading provider of
integrated logistics services, has announced the acquisition of SAT Albatros
(SAT), a Dubai-based provider of Sea-Air Services.
“The acquisition of SAT will further cement Toll’s
strategic position in the Middle East and in the Asia to Europe
trade lane”, said Toll Group’s Managing Director, Paul Little AO.
“Building our business with a niche Sea-Air
provider gives us further scope to offer our customers the opportunity to match
speed to market with a cost-effective service. For customers who want to
transport goods quickly but keep costs down, this integrated option can offer
significant cost savings over pure air freight.”
SAT will form part of Toll’s rapidly developing
Global Forwarding division, following the 2009 acquisition of Dubai-based
Logistic Distribution System (LDS).
Providing combined Sea-Air logistics from Asia to Europe with its weekly scheduled services, SAT offers an
alternative to pure air or sea freight on this route.
SAT reported revenue in excess of US$40 million
2010. The company expects the acquisition to be earnings per share positive in
its first year.
+ Amazon Japan to open 2 new logistics properties - (17/01/2011)
Amazon Japan Logistics (ALJ) which provides logistics
services for orders placed at Amazon.co.jp will open 2 new Japan logistics real estate fulfillment centers “Amazon Tokoname FC” in Tokoname city, Aichi
prefecture and ”Amazon Iwanuma FC” and Iwanuma city in Iwate prefecture by around
2011. This new real estate infrastructure will help Amazon.co.jp expand logistics
scale and provide speedy delivery service.
the first logistics fulfillment centers in Chubu and Tohoku regions, it not only strengthens “In Stock” product
lineup at Amazon.co.jp,
but also makes will make more speedy delivery to orders from customers mainly in Chubu and
Tohoku regions. Moreover, by opening these
fulfillment centers, “Fulfillment service by Amazon”, a service which Amazon
Logistics Japan performs on behalf of sellers including inventory storage, order
processing, shipment and customer service will be expanded.
“Amazon Tokoname FC” and “Amazon Iwanuma FC” will
join the existing Japan logistics centers “Amazon Ichikawa FC (Total floor area 62,300m2)”,
“Amazon Yachiyo FC (34,145m2)”, “Amazon Sakai FC (67,923 m2)”, “Amazon Kawagoe
FC (38,927m2)” and “Amazon Daitoh FC (25,209m2)”.
+ Toll group sells minority stake in Chinese logistics business. - (12/01/2011)
has sold 16.6% stake in Shenzhen Chiwan Petroleum
Supply Base, a Chinese logistics businesses.
Toll said it sold its share because the China Petroleum Logistics
business had been moving away from developing oil and gas supply base
operations into industrial real estate property development.
Managing Director Mr Paul Little said the transaction will generate cash
proceeds of around A$50 million (US$50m) which will strengthen the group’s
balance sheet while having an immaterial impact on current year profit result.
At the same time Toll has purchased McLaughlin Freightlines (MFL), a specialist
transport provider to the Australian poultry industry for A$25 million. The
acquisition of this logistics business in Australia
would provide rapid growth opportunities for the Toll Group.
Source: Toll (edited
by Bear Logi)