Yusen Logistics set for UK launch

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Yusen Logistics will be officially launched in the UK on 17th April bringing together  NYK Logistics (UK) and Yusen Air & Sea Service to offer a “one-stop shop”, for warehousing, distribution, air/ocean freight forwarding and supply chain management.

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Alex Okamoto, managing director of Yusen Logistics Europe, said: “As the UK market represents the largest individual share of our logistics business in Europe, the integration of NYK Logistics and YAS in the UK marks a critical stage in the overall European process.”

Yusen has specialist experience in the automobile, consumer electronics, retail, pharmaceutical and environmental equipment sectors.

Ian Veitch, managing director of Yusen Logistics UK, said: “Yusen Logistics offers customers no less than a truly comprehensive logistics service, which is of huge value in today’s fast moving and highly complex supply chain. This is a very exciting day for our business and we are delighted that the process is going ahead smoothly and on time.”

The integration of the two companies is a rolling process. Russia, Spain,
Benelux, Czech Republic and Italy were all integrated at the beginning of April and in Hungary and Poland in January.

The process will continue in France and Germany in May and October respectively.

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