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Please take a look at the regions we cover and our respective strengths and services in those regions.
Our business in China has locations staffed by experts and covers from the coastal areas to the interior. We offer logistics services which target the entire country. We hold a Level 1 Forwarder license for Chinese air transport, allowing us to negotiate directly with airlines and thereby offer competitive freight rates. Additionally, using logistics parks and bonded warehouses, we can handle deemed exports and propose ways to reduce duties and distribution costs. We are also well versed in handling audits by commodity inspectors. We have obtained ISO9000 levels and 14000, meaning we can offer high-quality and consistent operations.
Japan and Northeast Asia
In Japan and Northeast Asia, we have established facilities at the centers of suburbs of main cities. Our staff are familiar with the local conditions and provide excellent service. We are able to handle cargo in various ways, from fixed temperature warehouses (15±5℃) and hazardous item warehouses to general DRY warehouses (low floor, high floor), yard storage, and container storage. From sea or air transport which makes use of our warehouses in free trade zones to small lot deliveries, we offer seamless service. With our AEO certification and ISO9001 standards, we provide meticulous and high quality Japanese logistics service tailored to the special characteristics of a product.
Recently, we have used our knowledge of local conditions in Busan’s new port to propose shipping via the distribution center operations registered as a non-resident to make use of the free trade zone.
Beginning with the opening of an office in Singapore in 1979, we have implemented logistics services in Southeast Asia for more than 30 years. Our areas of expertise have expanded year by year together with the economic growth of this region. At present, we hire about 900 highly experienced employees, both locals and Japanese, in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Dubai, and India, in addition to Singapore. Our total warehouse area in Southeast Asia is 240,000 m2, which is the largest among Japanese warehouse companies. Looking towards the future, we will improve and enhance our services as aligned with the further development of the Southeast Asia region.
In doing business in Southeast Asia, there are a lot of difficult-to-understand elements, such as tariff systems, import and export procedures, license acquisition, the interpretation of these systems, and the response to the authorities. Our highly experienced staff can provide support and advice tailored to each individual situation. In addition to regular operations at customs clearance, transportation and bonded warehouses, we also offer services in accordance with the characteristics of individual countries, including distribution processing. In major Southeast Asian countries, we have been certified with ISO 9001 to achieve high-quality and reliable services.
In the Europe region, Mitsui-Soko Group covers the EU region, but is also focused on Central and Eastern Europe as a strategic distribution hub. Called the “Heart of Europe”, this region has seen many factories and operations facilities move here from Western Europe with the goal of cost reduction. We have also established 23 facilities here. With a prime location between Western and Eastern Europe and fully outfitted high-speed infrastructure as our weapons, we are set to provide logistics services across the whole of Europe.
We possess distribution centers equipped with the latest security measures for handling highly confidential work, and in-factory work is included in our one-stop distribution services. Combining our local partners’ extensive network with Mitsui-Soko Group’s Japanese corporate way of thinking and working, we can offer collaborative and high quality services which other European distribution companies cannot.
People tend to think that transport to Africa takes much time and effort because it is so far from Japan. Thanks to our local distribution centers, Mitsui-Soko Group can reliably handle various procedures such as remote customs clearance and reduction and exemption of duties on vehicle transport.
Our local services adhere to the work quality standards and compliance standards of automotive manufacturers, and we provide safe and reliable service for a wide range of cargo, from automobiles to sundries.
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North and South America
Mitsui-Soko Group has 30 years of experience in the Americas. With a network of six locations in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, El Paso, Savannah, and New York, we have complete coverage of the distribution gateways in the U.S. Each of our locations is situated in a very convenient spot near sea and airports, and we have 70 expert staff to offer our services.
In addition to air, we have many modes of inland transport, including trucks and rail, which allows us to carry out smooth and high quality delivery to major areas across the U.S.’s large landmass. Further, we are able to handle various customs procedures in order to provide efficient cross-border transport between the U.S. and Mexico.
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