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Sojitz Logistics Establishes Logistics Company in Vietnam

- Responding to Growing Logistics Demand in the Mekong Region -

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Jul. 4, 2012
Sojitz Corporation
Sojitz Logistics Corporation

Sojitz Logistics Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, and VINATRANS, a Vietnamese-based, government owned logistics company (VT), established Sojitz Logistics Vietnam Co.,Ltd (SLV) as a general logistics services joint venture.

Vietnam has maintained annual average GDP growth of 7.25%, and its economic growth continues to outperform other ASEAN countries. With the development of the Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port deep-water terminal in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City and the creation of east-west and north-south economic corridors, Vietnam is transforming into a major network hub linking Asian countries. By establishing SLV with VT, a major local logistics company, Sojitz Logistics is developing logistics not only within Vietnam, but throughout the Mekong region as well as overseas. Sojitz Logistics is also looking into logistics using the north-south economic corridor.

Sojitz Logistics has been working to reinforce services in Vietnam since it established a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City in 1997. Sojitz Logistics has focused on integrated international transport services that target countries in Indochina such as the Cross Border Transportation Service (CBTS), an integrated transportation service that uses the Second East-West Economic Corridor to link Vietnam and Cambodia without the need to reload freight. At the Long Duc Industrial Park (located in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City), which Sojitz is developing and selling, large warehouses with customs functions is constructed and an Industrial Park Logistics Service was launched to provide tenants with one-stop logistics services.

[Logistics Services Provided by Sojitz Logistics in Southeast Asia]

Overview of SLV

Name Sojitz Logistics Vietnam Co.,Ltd
Head office Alpha Tower 5F, 151 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street
Ward 6 District 3, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Capital 10 billion Vietnamese dong (approximately 38 million yen)
Shareholders Sojitz Logistics: 51%
VT: 49%
Start of operations Scheduled for July 2012
Business activities International logistics services (CBTS, import/export, forwarding services, customs services, etc.)
Domestic logistics services (IPLS, domestic logistics, warehouse services, etc.)

Overview of VT

Head office 406 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 18, District 4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Established 1975
Capital 25.5 billion Vietnamese dong (approximately 85.5 million yen)
Business Activities Integrated international transport services, warehouse services, domestic delivery, customs services, etc.)

Overview of IPLS

The Industrial Park Logistics Service (IPLS) is a one-stop solution that provides full support when customers establish operations in an overseas industrial park.
Sojitz Logistics is using its accumulated experience and global information network to provide services tailored to individual customers and reduce burdens on customers.

Service Details
  • Support for overseas operations research
  • Comprehensive plant facility import schedule management and tax-exempt procedures consulting
  • Integrated management of production facility transport and relocation
  • Raw material and intermediary material procurement support and logistics management
  • Warehouse operations and inventory management
  • Warehouse management at the industrial park and intra-park transport
  • Product and part domestic sales logistics
  • Customs measures support
  • Products, parts, and materials import from overseas
  • Overseas exports of products, parts, and materials
  • Reciprocal supply of parts within Asia
  • Development of logistics networks linking the industrial parks that Sojitz is developing in Vietnam, Indonesia, and India
  • Creation of supply chain networks in Asia
  • Support relating to the logistics laws of each country
  • Consulting concerning logistics improvements and reforms

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