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Japan expands temperature-controlled distribution in southeast Asia

Japan expands temperature-controlled distribution in southeast Asia

Tokyo, Japan: Japanese logistics companies are boosting cold chain capacity in Southeast Asia in anticipation of growth  in high-quality foods.

Kawasaki Kisen and Japan Logistic Systems have opened a 7,000-square-meter refrigerated warehouse in Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City.  The 25 degrees C to minus 50 degrees C capacity warehouse cost some $14 million and was built with support from the Cool Japan Fund, a public-private investment fund.

For local shipping, Kawasaki Kisen and Japan Logistic will also use refrigerated trucks equipped with temperature sensors.

Yusen Logistics in August will relocate a site in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Warehouse space will be doubled to 3,000 square meters with refrigeration that the current site is lacking will be added.