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Friday, January 05 2024 - 17:00
NX East Asia Region Launches New International Ocean Freight Service to Address Japan's "2024 Problem" by Linking Domestic Regional Ports and South Korea's Busan Port
TOKYO, Jan. 5, 2024 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

Nippon Express (China) Co., Ltd., which administers the East Asian region, and 
Nippon Express Korea Co., Ltd., both group companies of NIPPON EXPRESS 
HOLDINGS, INC., have launched a new international ocean freight service, "Busan 
Hub x Japanese Regional Ports," connecting the Port of Busan in South Korea and 
regional ports in Japan.


Background to development:

Features of "Busan Hub x Japan Regional Port" service
-The service offers an effective solution for meeting Japan's overtime 
regulations applicable to truck drivers from 2024 and for reducing CO2 
emissions by shortening domestic trucking distances.

-Nippon Express supports import and export via regional ports in cooperation 
with 30 NX Group business locations in regional ports throughout Japan, 
providing accurate and timely information on vessel movements and consultations 
on loading times and terminal operations.

-By utilizing container routes between Busan port in South Korea and regional 
ports in Japan plied by approximately 130 sailings weekly, a reliable means of 
transport to various parts of Japan can be secured and domestic transport costs 

-The Asian hub port of Busan is an ideal hub-and-spoke base for a global 
network, with container routes connecting more than 500 ports in more than 150 
countries and regions around the world. Busan port is especially well-served by 
key routes to North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

-The warehouse used for this service is a Nippon Express warehouse located 
within the Busan Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The warehouse handles inventory 
control, packing, sorting, labeling, and other ancillary tasks, and centralized 
operations enable quality control and cost reductions.

In addition to this Busan-based service, the NX Group has launched a "Qingdao 
Hub x Japan Regional Ports" service utilizing a hub warehouse in Qingdao, 
China, to connect with regional ports for imports from China, which account for 
more than half of Japan's imports. The NX Group will continue meeting its 
customers' challenges and supporting their business expansion with its global 
network and accumulated expertise in advanced logistics.

Key Japanese ports of call for "Busan Hub x Japanese Regional Ports" service: