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Yusen Logistics Launches Direct Malaysia LCL Service.

Secaucus, New Jersey (August 30, 2012)
Yusen Logistics, the global logistics and supply chain provider, announces its first direct Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) service from Malaysia to Los Angeles and Oakland. The weekly service supports Yusen Logistics’ current LCL and Full Container Load (FLC) services from Asia, strengthening its position in the market.

The direct service sails from Port Klang every Tuesday before calling at Yantian, arriving at Los Angeles 19 days later, saving approximately 10 days over traditional multi-country consolidation services from Malaysia. Yusen Logistics also operates a LCL network departing from multiple trans-Atlantic origin countries including Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and China.

The service is run in conjunction with TASCO, an NYK Group Company based in Malaysia. The company runs a comprehensive distribution and consolidation network across Malaysia, including some 250 trucks and operating more than 150,000 m2 of warehouse space. With the availability of domestic feeder and trucking services, LCL consolidation shipments from the northern and southern peninsular of Malaysia are connected with TASCO’s CFS warehouse facilities in Port Klang for deliveries to overseas markets.

Yusen Logistics’ weekly direct Malaysia service is supported by their strong domestic US transportation network and Inland Point Intermodal (IPI) service to multiple all major inland destinations in the US. In Los Angeles cargo is deconsolidated Yusen Logistics’ own facility, which enables expedited sorting and distribution throughout the US.

“We are seeing increasing demand for smart LCL services from Asia into the US and our new direct Malaysia LCL service is one element of our response to this”, said Joseph Goldman, Yusen Logistics’ Director of Operations, International Division. “Being direct, our new service is quicker and more reliable than other services which are often bundled with multi-country consolidation. Additionally, our Yusen Logistics owned facility in Los Angeles allows us to be competitive and responsive when adding inland distribution to a customer’s solution.”

Malaysia is the 18th largest import trading partner with the US. Its main exports include Electrical Machinery, Machinery, Oils, and Optical and Medical Instruments, accounting for $26 billion in 2011. With its strategic location along the Straits of Malacca, Port Klang is the main gateway by sea to and from Malaysia.

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