Yusen Logistics has transported baseball equipment to Cambodia free of charge, in support of an ongoing project to promote baseball internationally, by Japanese baseball team, the Saitama Seibu Lions.
The Saitama Seibu Lions, based north of Tokyo in Tokorozawa, Saitama, initiated the project in 2013, which aims to promote baseball overseas by donating baseball equipment to countries. Throughout August and September 2015, the team collected baseball equipment at Seibu Lions games from supporting fans and team members. Together with baseballs donated by the team itself, donations numbered 6,357 items in total.
On September 26th, 2015, a ceremony was held at the team’s home ball park, the Seibu Prince Dome, to mark the donation of the equipment to Cambodia. Hajime Igo, President, and Yoji Seki, Senior Managing Director of the Seibu Lions, formally entrusted the equipment to Lao Nguon Eng, Commercial Counselor of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia and Kenichi Kotoku, Director and Managing Executive Officer of Yusen Logistics.
The baseball equipment was transported to Cambodia using Yusen Logistics Group’s door-to-door service. The collected donations were cleared through export customs, before being shipped by sea from Tokyo to Cambodia in December 2015. In January 2016, the equipment passed import customs clearance in Cambodia, and was delivered to the Cambodia Baseball Federation on January 24th.
Yusen Logistics is an active and passionate participant in a wide number of social contribution and humanitarian activities, and is committed to providing logistics services which support the development of communities, both local and global.
Departure ceremony in Japan
Presentation ceremony in Cambodia