Nissan Holds Ceremony To Mark Use Of South Korean Trailers In Japan For Logistics Transport
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today held a ceremony to mark the beginning of logistics-related transport using tractor trailer chassis* originating from South Korea within Japan. The joint ceremony was held at Nissanís plant in Kyushu, with participants from Nippon Express Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd., together with guests including officials from Japanís Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the South Korean Embassy in Japan.
In line with an agreement signed at the fourth China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics held in July 2012, Nissan has been participating in a pilot project which allows trailers registered in Japan or South Korea to operate on public roads in both countries. The pilot project has been implemented through cooperation between Japanís MLIT and the South Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs.
Japan-based trailers began operating on South Korean roads in October 2012, and the ceremony today marked the start of Korean-based trailers being used on roads in Japan.
The project allows a trailer that is registered in one country to skip reloading its cargo onto a different trailer at the other countryís port after it has been transported by sea, and proceed directly onto roads in the destination country. This enables a more efficient distribution process for cross-border transportation of goods.
Nissan Corporate Vice President Toshifumi Hirai, who attended the ceremony, said, ďThis simplified logistics process between Japan and South Korea will strengthen the competitiveness of manufacturers and help revitalize the economy of both countries. I would like to thank the governments of both countries for their significant contribution and cooperation.Ē
Nissan will continue to move this project forward with the goal of achieving more efficient and faster transportation of goods.
* Tractor trailer chassis: A trailer without a towing engine attached.
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