China-based courier company STO Express – as part of its expansion spree – is planning to open its first logistics hub in Japan. The recent move has been made by the company soon after it launched its official website in the United States.
The company executives say that STO Express is taking advantage of the increase in the popularity of e-commerce across the borders. Zhang Cunwei, the director of the overseas business unit of STO said, “This year will mark STO’s aggressive foray into foreign markets”. STO is looking to expand its business by spreading in the overseas market.
Moreover, chairman Chen Dejun went on a research trip to Okinawa, after which the city was chosen by the unit for the logistics center. Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and is well-placed to serve as a transit point for various destinations in Japan, China and South Korea. In addition to that, airport in Okinawa and Naha provides 24 hours of cargo facilities.
It also handles traffic in some of the most important regional airports, including Taipei, Shanghai, Macao, Hong Kong and Seoul. Zhang added that this means that the cargo delivery in Northeast Asia can be achieved in 24 hours. The director also informed that Hong Kong is STO’s largest overseas logistics center.
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