JAPAN: JAL and Mitsui agree to logistics cooperation

Japan Airlines Group (JAL) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) have announced a new logistics business alliance. Under the partnership JAL will offer its air cargo services with Mitsui offering logistics solution services centering onsea freight. The two companies said the move represents the first of its kind cooperation between an airline and a general […]


Japan Airlines Group (JAL) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) have announced a new logistics business alliance. Under the partnership JAL will offer its air cargo services with Mitsui offering logistics solution services centering onsea freight.

The two companies said the move represents the first of its kind cooperation between an airline and a general trading company in Japan. The two are aiming to offer a one-stop service solution to give customers an enhanced value chain with wider options in the areas of transportation modes, logistics processing, and other technique-based functions such as logistics financing.

“At a time when global demand in the logistics sector is weak, and as the industry continues to face a challenging year ahead, JAL and Mitsui both recognize the need to expand service territories and to raise the level of convenience and service standards by providing a comprehensive and seamless transport process that will meet the needs of the customers,” the duo said in a statement.