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.

05 Nov 2012
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that its net profit rose 13.3 percent in the fi
30 Oct 2012
Nippon Express, Japan’s largest international forwarder, has acquired APC Asia Pacific Cargo (H.K.), a Hong Kong-based lo
06 Aug 2012
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that its net profit sank 8.5 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, which started on April 1, from a year earlier
10 Jul 2012
Japan's containerized cargo trade will rise 3.2 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2012, which started on April 1, to 12.865 million 20-foot equivalent units, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a
09 May 2012
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that its net profit surged a whopping 215.5 percent in fiscal 2011, which ended on March 31, from the previous fiscal ye
30 Mar 2012
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that it has acquired a 100 percent stake in U.S. logistics company Associated Global Systems, Inc.
28 Mar 2012
European antitrust officials on Wednesday fined 13 of the world’s largest logistics companies, including Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina and UPS, a total of $225 million for fixing international air c
23 Mar 2012
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that its U.S. subsidiary has formed a capital alliance with Colombia’s Map Cargo S.A.S.
06 Feb 2012
Forwarder Nippon Express saw net profit surge 67.3 percent in nine months ending Dec. 31, as the end of a retirement-related accounting loss boosted earnings on flat revenue.
04 Nov 2011
Nippon Express Co. saw profit surge 133.9 percent to $128 million in the first half of fiscal 2011, which started in April, despite flat revenue.
13 Oct 2011
Japanese containerized cargo exports will slow to 0.2 percent in fiscal 2011, which started on April 1, after growing 9.2 percent the fiscal year previous, said a Japanese research firm.
04 Aug 2011
Nippon Express, Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, posted a net profit of $69.7 million on a consolidated basis in its fiscal first 2011 ending June, compared with a
01 Aug 2011
Yusen Logistics, the logistics arm of Japanese shipping group NYK Line, will appeal an anti-monopoly ruling by the Japan Fair Trade Commission to the Tokyo High Court.
11 Jul 2011
Prologis, the world’s largest industrial property developer, said Monday it has signed four new lease agreements with third-party logistics providers totaling about 723,000 square feet of distri
25 May 2011
Nippon Express, Japan’s largest freight forwarder, said that its net profit plunged 32 percent in fiscal 2010, which ended on March 31, from a year earlier to 8.541 billion yen ($104.16 million)
07 Apr 2011
Japan's sea and air cargo exports will sink between 4 percent and 5 percent in the first half of fiscal 2011 from a year earlier in the wake of the devastating
03 Feb 2011
Nippon Express, Japan's largest freight forwarder, said its net profit plunged 21.9 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2010, which started in April, from a year earlier to $123.2 million.
03 Nov 2010
Nippon Express earned net profit of $52.68 million in the six months to the end of September, an improvement of just 0.4 percent on the year earlier period.