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Operators are in demand in the Orient

Russian railway companies continue tapping Japan's logistic services market
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In early September, PJSC TransContainer (a part of Delo Group) announced the opening of a subsidiary forwarding company in Japan. The new subdivision, registered under the name of TC Japan Co., Ltd. will organize container shipments from Japan to the CIS countries, Europe and back. Notably, Japanese customers will be able to pay for the operator's services in the national currency.

The new subsidiary was registered back in August. Its head office is located in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. According to TransContainer's director Victor Markov, the pilot shipment of containers ordered through the new company was also organized in August, and in September a threefold increase in demand for this service was registered.

“We have entered the Japanese market with a new one-window service of organizing door-to-door sales highly demanded by Japanese businesses. In other words, a customer, by applying to TransContainer's subsidiary in Japan, can receive a fully comprehensive service of cargo delivery from Japan to Russia, CIS or Europe and back,” he explains.

The area of responsibility of TC Japan Co., Ltd. includes provision of "tare" for customers. In addition, the Japanese company will organize transportation in specialized containers and containers equipped for the carriage of vehicles, involving, if necessary, associate contractors in Japan, Russia and other countries.

Victor Markov notes that cargo transportation may be paid for in Japanese yen.

Meanwhile, TransContainer is not the first Russian railway company to register a business entity in the “heart” of Japan. Last spring, Russian Railways opened its representation in Tokyo. Today the Japanese office represents the company's interests in Japan and generates proposals for the development of the Russian Railways holding company's international business.

Anastasia Baranets

18 September 2022

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