Tag - yamato-transport



Nov 6, 2020
Yamato Transport parcel delivery figures hit record high in October
The 20.7% year-on-year increase in the delivery figures was the largest since 2000, according to the company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 10, 2020
Japan delivery services go 'zero contact' in age of new coronavirus
The delivery industry's apparent high-risk nature was highlighted by Sagawa Express Co.'s announcement Monday that one of its drivers tested positive Sunday night for COVID-19.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 19, 2019
Yamato Transport rolls out driver-friendly EVs for parcel delivery in Tokyo area
Yamato Transport Co. unveiled on Tuesday what it says is a greener, compact, driver-friendly electric truck that may offer hope for coping with the acute labor shortage in Japan's door-to-door parcel delivery industry.
Japan Times
Oct 2, 2019
Deliveries of packages in Japan rose 1.3% in fiscal 2018
The number of packages handled by parcel delivery services in fiscal 2018 increased 1.3 percent from the previous year to 4.31 billion, hitting a record high for the fourth consecutive year, according to transport ministry data released Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2019
Drone designed with Yamato delivers success in Texas test
Consumers got a glimpse of the future this week when an unmanned delivery drone jointly developed by Yamato and a Textron unit made its first successful flight.
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2019
Yamato Transport's online service hacked
Yamato Transport Co. said Thursday that security breaches have compromised the personal information of members of its online service, such as their names, addresses and credit card information.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2019
Japan to start testing unmanned vehicles on public roads
The economy ministry plans to start testing unmanned ground vehicles on public roads by the end of March next year through cooperation with private-sector companies, hoping to put them into practical use soon.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2018
Japan's parcel firms test drop-off lockers, as social change increases the costs and reduces the appeal of face-to-face deliveries
The timely and secure delivery of packages through face-to-face services has long been a source of pride for Japanese couriers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2017
Japan's biggest IPO of the year may deliver almost 30% gain within a year
Shares in SG Holdings — operator of Japan's second-largest parcel delivery company by volume, Sagawa Express — could rise in value by as much as 27 percent within a year after its debut this month, as investors bet on solid earnings helped by logistics services at home and abroad.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2017
Delivery firms team up with convenience stores as labor shortage bites
Faced with a severe labor shortage and grappling with heavy workloads amid a surge in online shopping, courier companies are teaming up with convenience stores to distribute parcels and relieve some of the burden on drivers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2017
Parcel giant Yamato's first price hike in 27 years shows fruits, limitations of Abenomics
By last November, Hirotaka Yokota had finally had enough.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 27, 2017
Never forget: keeping track of belongings with technology
A Tokyo-based startup is offering a range of services to help people keep track of their belongings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 29, 2017
Yamato raises delivery prices by ¥140 to ¥180
Leading delivery firm Yamato hikes prices to deal with a chronic staff shortage and poor working conditions tied to the online shopping boom.
Apr 26, 2017
Yamato preparing 20% delivery rate hike in September, its first rise in 27 years
Yamato Transport Co., Japan's leading door-to-door parcel delivery service provider, is making final arrangements to raise its base shipping fees by up to 20 percent in September, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2017
Amazon launches same-day delivery service for food and medicine
As delivery firms struggle to manage overwhelming numbers of parcels, e-commerce giant Amazon Japan G.K. is expanding its same-day Prime Now delivery service to include cooked meals and other items.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2017
Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load
Amanda used to work part-time for major delivery firm Yamato Transport Co., helping out during Japan's busy traditional gift-sending seasons in summer and winter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 7, 2017
Overwhelmed Yamato mulls exit from Amazon's same-day delivery service
Yamato Transport Co., Japan's leading door-to-door courier firm, is considering withdrawing from its same-day delivery service for Amazon.com Inc. to reduce the heavy workload on its drivers, sources close to the matter said Friday.
Mar 28, 2017
The high cost of convenience
The problems confronting Yamato Transport Co. is a reminder that business competition based on increased convenience and low prices for customers isn't sustainable in an economy with a growing manpower shortage.
LIFE / Language
Mar 27, 2017
Yamato Transport considers hiking prices
Sample newspaper article
Mar 13, 2017
Let's discuss making home deliveries easier
Major courier firm Yamato Transport Co. hopes to implement measures to ease the burden on delivery drivers and improve their working conditions.


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