Yusen Logistics expands its services in New Zealand


Yusen Logistics (Australia) has started ocean and airfreight forwarding operations to and from New Zealand servicing its global network and partners.

The forwarder says it initially commenced in late 2016 servicing business customers to and from Australia and now offers global coverage that includes logistics services across the entire supply chain.

In March 2016, Yusen acquired Hitech Asia Pacific, a company that owned bases in Australia and New Zealand and focused on the transportation of sensitive and specialty projects.

This marked its first step into New Zealand’s domestic logistics market. The expansion with these services have enabled Yusen to provide New Zealand customers with a supply chain logistics service that now also caters and utilises its global network.

The new facility site (pictured) is located near Auckland Airport and offers a full range of integrated supply chain solutions, including air and ocean freight services, land transportation, customs clearance and contract logistics and transport services including sensitive freight capabilities.

Ocean freight forwarding is mostly to and from the Port of Auckland, which is New Zealand’s primary port; though it has coverage with all New Zealand Ports, airfreight forwarding also takes place to and from the country’s major airports, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch airports.

At the same time, Yusen has established logistics facilities that will enable it to provide contract logistics services suited to its customers’ needs.

Yusen says: “Establishing our own operations in New Zealand was ultimately essential to increase our global network and office coverage.

“Our aim was increase our in-market customer contact with New Zealand customers and provide them with not only various global tradelanes, but also various specialty industries like retail, healthcare, automotive, technology, aerospace to name a few key business verticals.”

The forwarder says it will continue to look to enhance services to compliment the Yusen Logistics global network.

Last month, Yusen established an office at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand as it has seen an increase in freight volumes due to expansions of low-cost carriers.

Going forward, Yusen expects freight volumes to increase further and, in order to cater to strong logistics demands, it has established the new office inside the airport.