Yusen Logistics Participates in Oishii Japanese Food Trade Show
Yusen Logistics will exhibit as a freight forwarder for the first time at Oishii Japan 2014, ASEAN's largest comprehensive Japanese food trade show to be held in Singapore between 16 and 18 October this year.
Yusen Logistics will exhibit various services that support food transport at its booth. In addition, the company will dedicate a portion of its booth to exhibitors looking to meet potential customers. Santetsu, MATUMAEYA and DAISHO will exhibit products and provide taste tests at the Yusen Logistics booth for the opportunity to negotiate with ASEAN buyers and expand their sales channels to other countries.
Customer matching is a new business model for Yusen Logistics. The company aims to create export business by utilising its logistics experience and global network and food transport expertise to uncover latent demand from food-related companies with no export experience.
Under the Yusen Logistics group’s medium-term business plan, “GO FORWARD, Yusen Logistics- Next Challenges” the food segment is one of the top priority for expanded sales growth. Yusen Logistics will continue to employ its logistics services towards the exchange and development of global food cultures as it strives to contribute to the realization of an enriched society.
The third edition of Oishii Japan, is ASEAN’s largest dedicated Japanese food and beverage (F&B) showcase. The three-day event is an all-encompassing showcase of food, drinks and related equipment and machinery from all over Japan. The show caters to F&B professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, importers and distributors, retailers as well as new business owners and investors in the food business.
For more information of Yusen’s food and drinks logistics services, visit: http://www.jp.yusen-logistics.com/eng/news/2014/news_20141006.html and for further details on the Oishii Japan 2014, please visit: http://www.oishii-world.com/
Kuehne+Nagel cuts carbon footprint by 70% for Honda China
Around 16,000 tonnes of CO2 has been cut from supply chain of Honda's China-based manufacturing division through a road-to-rail transformation in partnership with logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel.
The programme was developed through KN Sincero, the joint venture between Swiss headquartered Kuehne+Nagel and Chinese automotive logistics firm Sincero, established in 2018.
KN Sincero worked with Honda China to develop an integrated solution to convert much of its domestic long-haul trucking to train lines, using regional hubs to improve supply chain performance and further reduce carbon emissions. The programme delivered consolidations as well as value-added services, including sorting, scanning, repackaging, GPS track and trace, and recyclable container management.
"Kuehne+Nagel has always been a supply chain partner that we can rely on, to help us improve our supply chain performance whilst also achieving our environmental goals,” said Mr. Jiang Hui and Mr. Takuji Kitamura, Joint General Manager of Wuhan Dong Hon, the logistics affiliate of Dongfong Honda Automotive.
After six months of shifting to the road-to-rail model, new supply chain reliability and efficiencies are expected too trip 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The carbon savings represent an enormous 70% reduction in total.
"Automotive is one of the most important sectors in contract logistics, particularly in China, the world’s largest automotive market,” added Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics. “I am glad that Kuehne+Nagel and Honda share a common vision of service, innovation and sustainability.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme
Kuehne+Nagel announced its Net Zero Carbon programme in 2019 with a dual purpose to reduce CO2 output in its own logistics operations, as well as partnering with organisations to minimise their own impact on the planet. Kuehne+Nagel reached carbon neutrality globally in 2020 throughout its own, direct emissions, and is now focused on developing its capabilities to serve partners.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, said the programme is “a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers”.
As part of the initiative, Kuehne+Nagel established its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand, and invested in ‘nature-based’ carbon dioxide compensation projects to strip harmful emissions from the environment. It is committed to being CO2 neutral for shipments in its network of transport suppliers by 2030.