Yusen Logistics (China) Co., Ltd. (Managing Director : Toru Kamiyama) commenced operations at its newly established Changsha office, in Hunan province, on October 8. A Japanese member of staff will be assigned permanently to the office, to cater precisely to logistics needs on the ground, especially in the automotive industry.
The capital of Hunan province, Changsha is one the cities that make up the up-and-coming economic zone known as the “Central Triangle,”（*） which is attracting a great deal of attention as China’s next economic growth engine, following on from the Pearl River Delta in the south, the Yangtze Delta in the east and the Bohai Rim in the north. With a steady stream of investment pouring into the Changsha Economic & Technical Development Zone, where the Changsha office is located, demand for logistics is expected to skyrocket in the future.
Making the most of the supply chain linking Changsha with domestic locations throughout China, and with other parts of the world, the Changsha office will provide land transport services for the automotive industry in particular, including milk-run（**） and cross-docking（***） services. The office will also draw on the company’s strengths as a total logistics provider to operate one-stop services such as combined transport, incorporating imports and exports by air and sea. With a permanent Japanese member of staff on board, the office will be fully equipped to provide satisfaction and reassurance to Japanese customers too.
The triangular area in the middle part of the Yangtze River Basin, between Wuhan, Changsha and Nanchang
This refers to circuit cargo pickup, which is one of the logistics systems. One vehicle travels to several shippers and picks up cargo to be delivered.
A method whereby cargo is collected from several vendors and amassed at a logistics center, then sorted by destination and delivered.