Transport & Logistics

Despite the challenges posed by Japan’s diverse landscape, the country has an extensive transport and logistics network. In terms of transport, the country is extremely well served by airports, railways, expressways and ferry routes. There is also a wide choice of dedicated logistics companies which serve personal and business needs.

Organisation of logistics is one of the most important steps that an enterprise has to consider. This involves activities that concern the process of planning, implementation, and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption, and perhaps to its ultimate point of disposal as well.    

Arranging logistics involves selecting a mode of transport (e.g., air, rail, water, truck, or pipeline), the routing of the shipment, compliance with regulations in the region of the country where your product is being transported, and selection of the carrier. This is frequently the largest single cost among logistics activities.

 Table of Contents

  • Transportation
    • Air Transport
    • Maritime Transport
    • Railway Transport
    • Road Freight Transportation
  • Logistics
    • Logistics Service Providers
    • Procedures
  • Expert reports
  • Annual reports
  • Further readings
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs