Nippon Express

Nippon Express

Nippon Express, No. 28 on JOC’s Top 40 Global 3PLs, is a Tokyo-based firm with an estimated $2.5 billion in logistics-related revenue for 2013. Nippon employs 34,000 people in more than 400 locations in 40 countries around the globe.

Nippon offers land, sea, and air transport solutions with a particular focus on heavy hauling and artistic treasures. They also offer supply chain management services.

The company’s current strategy calls for structural reforms of their Japanese operations to realize cost savings and increase profits as Nippon also expands its overseas footprint. The company would also like to increase the number and frequency with which it undertakes mergers and acquisitions.

It has begun carrying out its strategy by acquiring the Italian firm Franco Vogo in 2013. It also established an alliance with the Japanese electronics maker NEC Logistics Limited by taking a 49 percent stake in the company.

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15 Aug 2018
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01 Dec 2017
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04 Aug 2017
The biggest Japanese international freight forwarder’s net profit came to 11.1 billion yen ($101 million).
07 Jul 2017
Nippon Express’ move comes amid a growing interest in the African market among Japanese companies.
22 May 2017
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21 Apr 2017
Japan’s logistics companies are increasingly turning to India as the Chinese economy is losing steam and the Japanese economy expands only moderately.
06 Feb 2017
Japan’s largest freight forwarder managed to increase profit despite weak and falling revenue.
07 Nov 2016
Net profit at Nippon Express Co., Japan’s biggest international freight forwarder, surged in the first half of fiscal 2016 despite a revenue decline.
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01 Aug 2016
Profits at two of Japan’s leading logistics companies fell in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
10 May 2016
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its net profit surge by double-digits in 2015.
08 Feb 2016
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its net profit rise at a double-digit pace in the first nine months of the fiscal year ending in March despite paltry revenue growth.
12 Jan 2016
Japan’s international air cargo trade will fall 4.5 percent in fiscal 2015, which is the first annual decline in two years, according to a report by Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder.
18 Dec 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has set up its second subsidiary in Myanmar, further strengthening its footprint in the increasingly promising Southeast Asia market.
06 Nov 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its group net profit decline in the fiscal first half on the back of sluggish revenue growth and extraordinary charges.
25 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, is investing heavily in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, to position itself favorably ahead of the inauguration of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of the year.
12 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has reached a key milestone in its Asia strategy with the launch of a time-saving truck service between Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province in southern China, and Bangkok, Thailand’s capital.
11 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that it has bought the remaining 5 percent of Nippon Express (China) still held by a Chinese partner to speed up the decision-making process. Those decisions center on adjusting to China's rapidly changing logistics business environment, wherein manufacturers are shifting their operations further inland, necessitating greater inland penetration by international logistics firms.
04 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its group net profit soar in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 on the back of robust international revenue growth driven by the weak yen and increased air cargo traffic.
03 Feb 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s top international freight forwarder, posted a big jump in group net profit in the first three quarters of fiscal 2014, as revenue from overseas operations grew robustly, helped by a weaker yen.
31 Dec 2014
After two years of preparations, Nippon Express Co. has set up a subsidiary in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, joining a growing army of Japanese transportation, logistics and other firms aiming to cash in on what is widely seen as Asia’s last frontier market.
01 Dec 2014
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said on Monday that it has acquired a controlling stake in Nittsu NEC Logistics Ltd., its joint venture with electronics maker NEC Corp.
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26 Nov 2014
A combination of manufacturing migrating from China to its Southeast Asian neighbours and improving road infrastructure is set to grow cross-border trade, despite the import and export of containers taking up to three weeks in some countries.
04 Nov 2014
Nippon Express Co. more than doubled its group net profit in the first half of fiscal 2014, which ended Sept. 31, from the same period in 2013, as strong international freight forwarding offset U.S. antitrust lawsuit costs, and weak Japanese imports and construction-related cargo.
04 Feb 2014
Japan’s largest international freight forwarder Nippon Express said its profit jumped 13.8 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013...
21 Jan 2014
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has completed its acquisition of Panasonic Logistics...
03 Dec 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has acquired a 49 percent stake in NEC Logistics Ltd., the logistics arm of NEC Corp., the two companies announced on Dec. 2.
05 Nov 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that its group net profit plunged 34.2 percent in the first half of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, from a year earlier to ¥7.443 billion ($75.9 million) despite revenue growth.
29 May 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, signed an agreement to acquire Panasonic Logistics Co., the wholly owned logistics arm of electronics giant Panasonic Corp.
08 May 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said on May 8 that its net profit sank 11.6 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, to 23.831 billion yen ($240.72 million) on a consolidated basis.
28 Mar 2013
Nippon Express and Panasonic have signed a memorandum of understanding in which Panasonic agreed to transfer a part of its shares in its subsidiary Panasonic Logistics to Nippon Express.
27 Mar 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, and NEC Corp., one of the nation’s biggest electronics makers, said on Wednesday that they have agreed to form a strategic business alliance to strengthen their global logistics operations.
07 Feb 2013
Nippon Express (Europe), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based logistics business Nippon Express, has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all shares of Franco Vago, a Florence, Italy-based apparel-related logistics company.
28 Dec 2012
TOKYO – Japanese containerized cargo volume in fiscal 2012 will be virtually unchanged from the previous fis
21 Dec 2012
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