[Aug 16, 2012]
In a response to increasing logistics needs in emerging markets, Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (President: Hiromitsu Kuramoto; gYLKh, hereafter) has established Yusen Logistics (Bangladesh) Ltd., which will begin operations on October 15.
Bangladesh, among the gNext 11h emerging economies following the so-called BRICs, is referred to as the ggolden Bengal,h reflecting its economic potential against a backdrop of abundant land and a huge labor force. Export by the many apparel and retail companies that have recently advanced into the country with the aim of personnel cost reduction has become a driving force for Bangladeshfs economy, and further growth is expected in the future.
YLK positions Bangladesh as an important strategic market in its mid-term business plan titled gGO FORWARD, Yusen Logisticsh. Since 2003, the group companiesf logistic divisions have engaged in buyerfs consolidation servicei*j responding to the logistics needs of apparel and retail companies. Since 2011, Japanese personnel have been dispatched on long-term business assignments to Bangladesh, and this local corporation was established with the aim of further expanding business.
The two bases are the Dhaka head office and the Chittagong office that will now be established. In these areas, the Company will take advantage of its position as a total logistics company to provide one-stop services by combining air and sea freight forwarding, focusing on buyers consolidation services for apparel makers.
YLK will promote further improvement of services and overseas networks
to meet customersf diversifying and increasingly sophisticated logistics
needs in the future.
Yusen Logistics (Bangladesh) Ltd.
|Shareholders||Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.@51%
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha@49%
|Representative||Mr.Rashed Ahmad Ali / Managing Director|
|Establishment||2nd, July, 2012|
|Operation Start||15th, October, 2012|
Dhaka Head Office
i*jBuyerfs Consolidation Service
This is one of the logistics services wherein a forwarder concentrates suppliersf cargo in designated warehouses on behalf of buyers, loads various goods together in containers and transports them to the buyers. Concentrating scattered logistics operations makes it possible to realize more efficient transport than separate shipments by reducing logistics costs, lead time and inventories, and easing buyersf warehousing operations.