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NameHokkai Transportation Co., Ltd.
FoundedApril 1, 1925
EstablishedApril 1, 1964
Capital¥60 million
President and CEOAsano Yuji
ShareholdersKawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and five shareholders
Number of Directors8
Number of Employees116 (as of July 1, 2023)
AddressHead Office 101-11, Nishiko 2-chome, Kushiro, Hokkaido
Sapporo Headquarters 16 floor, Nihonseimei Bldg., 1-1, Kita 3-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Net Sales¥12.4 billion (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022)
Description of businessLogistics business
Harbor transport business
Ocean-freight forward business
Seaborne goods chartering business
Consigned Freight Forwarding Business
Customs clearing business
Non-life insurance agent business,life insurance offering business and insurance agent business pursuant to the Automobile Liability Security Act
Air cargo agent business and consolidated air cargo chartering business
Any other business incidental or relating to the businesses referred to in any of the foregoing items

Main Business Partners

  • Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • KYOKUSHIN Transport Corporation
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • SENKO Co., Ltd.
  • DCM Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
  • Nichirei Logistics Hokkaido Inc.
  • Hokkaido Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations
  • Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations

Main Banks

  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • North Pacific Bank, Ltd.

History and Development

1925AprilConduct marine transportation business and ship’s agent business under the trade name of Nakano Kaisou-ten.
1938JuneReorganize into a limited partnership company.
1947AprilReorganize into Nakano Transportation Co., Ltd. with ¥195,000 in capital.
1948AprilConstruct dockside warehouse in Kushiro City. Launch warehousing business.
 AugustStart custom broker business upon being certified by the director of Hakodate Customs.
1949OctoberOpen Otaru Branch.
1955NovemberOpen Tokyo Satellite Office.
1956JulyIncrease capital to ¥9.0 million.
1960JuneIncrease capital to ¥15.0 million.
1962AprilReceive certification for warehousing business from Minister of Transport, pursuant to the Warehouse Business Act.
1964AprilHeadquarter in Kushiro and establish Hokkai Transportation Co., Ltd.
 AugustOpen a branch office in Sapporo and succeed the whole business operation in Hokkaido of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
 SeptemberReceive certification from Minister of Transport for freight broker business and longshoring business, pursuant to the Port Transport Business Act.
1965AprilIncrease capital to ¥30.0 million.
  Open Tomakomai satellite office.
1969NovemberReceive certification from Minister of Transport as warehouse receipt issuer.
1970OctoberRegister and start business as truck transportation business operator.
1971OctoberOpen warehouses at Central wharf in Kushiro City.
1973FebruaryCertified as consignment trucking business operator and start business.
1975MayOpen Asahikawa Office.
 DecemberIncrease capital to ¥60.0 million.
1976SeptemberOpen Obihiro Office.
1977MayOpen Akeno warehouse in Tomakomai City.
1979DecemberOpen West port warehouse No.1 in Kushiro City.
1980JulyReorganize Sapporo Branch office into Sapporo Headquarters.
 DecemberOpen West port warehouse No.2 in Kushiro City.
1981JuneOpen the 2nd Akeno warehouse in Tomakomai City.
1982MarchClose Asahikawa Office.
1984AugustOpen West port warehouse No.3 in Kushiro city.
1986AprilEstablish Planning and Development Office. Reorganize Kushiro Sales Department into Kushiro Head Office.
1987AprilOpen Asahikawa Office.
1988FebruaryReorganize Planning and Development Office into a Division.
 SeptemberOpen West Port Office at Tomakomai Branch.
1990FebruaryOpen Kansai Office in Osaka City.
 AugustOpen Shin-chitose Airport Office.
  Open Tomakomai Akebono Center and the 5th and 6th Tomakomai warehouses.
1991NovemberOpen Car base in Memuro Town under management of Obihiro Office and relocate the Obihiro Office there.
1992MarchOpen an office in Nemuro City.
 AprilOpen an office in Hitachi City.
 OctoberOpen Atsuma Animal Quarantine office.
1993MarchOpen Tomakomai Akebono Center and the 7th warehouse.
1994AprilOpen Ishikari New Port Office in Ishikari Town.
  General Administration Department merged Accounting Department.
 JuneRelocate Tokyo Branch from Chiyoda-ku to Shibadaimon, Minato-ku.
1997AprilChange the name of General Administration Department to Corporate Planning Division.
  Change the names of Marine Transportation Department and Land Transportation Department of Tokyo branch office to Marine Transportation Division and Land Transportation Division, respectively.
 MayOpen Wakkanai Office.
 NovemberMerge Kushiro Head Office and West Port Office to relocate the new office in West port, Kushiro City.
  Open the 5th Kushiro warehouse on a premise of the Head Office.
 DecemberRelocate Otaru Branch to Arihoro Town, Otaru City.
1998AprilClose Motonakano Office of Tomakomai Branch to relocate the branch to Akebono Town, Tomakomai City.
  Relocate Marine Vessel Section to Tomakomai West Port Office.
 juneRelocate Tokyo Branch from Shibadaimon, Minato-ku to Nihonbashinakasu, Chuo-ku.
  Relocate and merge Marine Transportation Division and Land Transportation Division (Ariake).
 JulyChange the name of Tokyo Branch to Tokyo Branch Office.
2000MayClose Kansai Office.
2001FebruaryClose Obihiro Office.
 AugustAbsorb Logistics Hokkaido of “K” Line (Japan) Ltd.
 SeptemberClose Asahikawa Office.
2003NovemberMerge Marine Vessel Section and Land Transportation Section of Tomakomai Branch to relocate to 4-7, Akebono 2-chome, Tomakomai City.
2006AugustSubmit the change notice of First Class Consigned Freight Forwarding. Obtain approval in October.
 OctoberRelocate Sapporo Headquarters to the 16th floor of Nissay Sapporo Building.
2010AprilMove Hitachi Office to Tokai Village in Ibaraki prefecture and start operation.
 JulySubmit the change notice of Second Class Consigned Freight Forwarding. Obtain approval in the same month.
2011MarchOpen Kitakyushu Office and start operation.
2014AprilPurchased land for a new office and warehouse in Tomakomai.
 AugustHokkai Transportation Co., Ltd. was celebrating its 50th anniversary.
2015NovemberNew office of Tomakomai Branch was completed.
2016MarchClose Otaru Branch and unified it with Sapporo Marine Transportation Division
 AprilReorganize Tomakomai Branch into Tomakomai Branch Office.
2017JanuaryClose Wakkanai Office
 DecemberOpen the 8th Tomakomai warehouse
2018MarchOpen Oita Office
 MarchClose Kitakyushu Office
2019OctoberOpen Fuji Office
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