Nippon Express (China) Co., Ltd. (Tatsuo Sugiyama, Chairman; hereinafter, "NX China"), a group company of Nippon Express Holdings Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), has teamed up with SIPG Logistics Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, "SIPGL"), an affiliate of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, "SIPG"), to become the first forwarder to offer an international consolidated transshipment service (transshipping containers and reconsolidating shipments) in Shanghai.
[Background to service development and features]
This Shanghai-based international consolidated transshipment service shortens lead times and reduces costs by utilizing the Port of Shanghai, which serves more than 500 routes to destinations worldwide, to efficiently load transshipment cargo from countries in Southeast Asia and elsewhere as well as export cargo from within China for customers shipping to destinations for which space is difficult to secure.
Transshipment of containers and reconsolidation of cargo in Shanghai previously had to be carried out at a forwarder's bonded warehouse, requiring extra time to relocate the cargo and complete customs procedures.
NX China has collaborated with SIPGL to develop a new transshipment service that uses SIPGL's dedicated warehouse adjacent to the Shanghai CY, eliminating the need to pass cargo through a forwarder's bonded warehouse, to reduce the lead times and costs associated with transshipment.
While it is currently difficult to secure space on North American routes, collaboration with SIPGL makes it possible to utilize space on North American routes arranged between SIPG and shipping companies as a BCP solution in the face of space shortages on routes to North America from Southeast Asia and other regions.
■ Lead time for transshipment
Cargo arrival (N) - D/O changeover (N+1) - Cargo receipt (N+2) - Consolidation with domestic export cargo (N+4) - Vessel departure (N+6)
■ Sample routes
Routing 1: Port Klang → Shanghai → Japanese ports
Start: January 2022
Routing 2: Philippines → Shanghai → North American ports
Start: February 2022
■ Shanghai Port International Consolidation Center
Location: Port Building Road No. 1, Shanghai