Kobelco Logistics traces its roots to Marushin Shipping Co., Ltd., which was formed through the 1954 merger of Marutani Shipping Co., Ltd. and Kobe Steel’s marine shipping unit (part of the latter company’s materials division’s transportation section). In 1968, Marushin Shipping Co., Ltd. absorbed Amatetsu Shipping Co., Ltd. in a merger and took on the name Kobelco Shipping Co., Ltd. This company, in turn, was renamed Kobelco Logistics with its April 2000 absorption of Shinko Inland Transportation Co., Ltd. in a merger. The October 2002 acquisition of Shinko Kakogawa Stevedoring Co., Ltd., a handler of in-plant transportation, was the final step in creating the general logistics company we are today.
The logistics network we have built in Japan centers on three bases under direct management and encompasses 71 distribution warehouses, ensuring our ability to deliver products quickly and efficiently. Moreover, we provide services that strategically bring together land, sea and air transport modalities to meet customer needs when shipping overseas. Kobelco Logistics has a long history in transporting steel products, industrial machinery and construction machinery. And, our capabilities extend to special transportation orders, including for pressure reactors and other heavy cargo. With a solid track record in transportation, we strive to offer our customers optimal logistic services that meet their every need.