Interview with Jo Seiken, Chairman of MINO LOGISTICS JAPAN CO., LTD.

Source:Jctrans     2021-04-15

Jo Seiken Chairman

JCtrans: Would you please make a brief introduction of your company?
Jo Seiken: Our company established in 2012, based in Osaka Japan. we are developing integrated international logistics services by making full use of the sea transportation network that connects Japan to Asia and the rest of the world. In addition to the sea, we also specialize in the logistics of the land and air.


JCtrans: Would you please talk about your core-competitiveness?
Jo Seiken: We have plenty of experience and highly trained staff. Over the years, we have steadily improved our business results with our strong networking capabilities that have served our customer's needs. Furthermore, we make every effort to provide the most suitable solution for our clients.


JCtrans: What do you think is the most important thing to run a logistics company? 
Jo Seiken: Whether running a logistics company or any kind of company, the key is the supply chain.  The supply chain is consistently up meaning resources safety and will keep the company running. However, the key to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises' survival is in enhancing development and innovation in high value-added service and improving their competitive edge.
JCtrans: Would you please talk about the situation of logistic industry in your country?
Jo Seiken: The logistics industry is a part of the social infrastructure that is essential to the lives of individuals in addition to supporting the economic activities of companies. The size of this market in Japan stands at approximately 25 trillion yen or 5% of GDP. The number of people employed in the logistics industry is approximately 2.13 million people, which accounts for 3% of the employees of all industries. My concern is that in recent years, the labor shortage problem in logistics providers has been widely recognized as a challenge that affects the life of the people due to the sudden explosion in the e-commerce market. However, there are also fears that the logistics industry may not be able to adequately fulfill its social infrastructure functions that support industrial activities and people’s lives. Above is the brief intro of the situation in logistics companies in Japan.


JCtrans: Would you please talk about your strategy to explore foreign market?
Jo Seiken: We just keep a close connection with JCtrans members, information sharing with our partners. Meanwhile, we do offer a competitive rate, and we always take the whole supply chain perspective, care about the corporation with others.

JCtrans: What is the reason that makes you become a GCP member to develop your business?
It is a platform for seeking oversea clients. We believe that JCtrans is centralized, safe, and fast logistics transaction and settlement platform for us. We believe in your professionalism will help us to develop our business.


JCtrans: How do you maintain a long-term cooperation relationship with your clients?
Jo Seiken: We treasure every opportunity to cooperate with our clients, certainly other partners too. We believe that we are a company with a good reputation. We aim to provide the maximum efficiency for each client. So far we do have good feedbacks, and clients we have been work for decades.