Transportation / Mobility

September 13, 2009


Ministry Approves Ten Proposals to Promote Logistics Efficiency in FY2009

Keywords: Government Non-manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced on June 16, 2009, that it had approved 10 proposals for plans that advance the initiative to promote logistics efficiency through partnerships as part of a plan that the ministry established this fiscal year. This initiative will provide subsidies to support efforts to streamline distribution through cooperative distribution in Metropolitan areas and around logistics centers based on collaboration among various logistics-related businesses such as cargo distributors, shippers, and local governments, as well as to promote a modal shift.

A proposal can be considered either a promotion project which implements a test operation to advance logistics efficiency or a research project which conducts research aimed at developing strategies. Three proposals were approved as promotion projects: a proposal to create and provide parking spaces for cargo handling and to run a cooperative delivery service in the Kichijoji Station area, a test operation of a joint transportation system at Tate-machi shopping street in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture which aims to make the town more pleasant for walking, and a test operation of cooperative transportation from the middle and southern regions of Nagano Prefecture to the Central Japan International Airport.

Seven proposals were approved as research projects. These included research to implement 'transport corridor' of cooperative transportation aiming for multimodal transportation by rail and ship in Niigata port as a transfer point, research to implement cooperative transportation that aims for reduction of truck traffics into shopping street in Hiroshima City, and other six proposals involving Narita/Haneda airport, Kansai International Airport, Suruga/Obama area in Fukui prefecture, Tokyo port, and Tokushima port.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, transport and Tourism (MLIT) official website

Posted: 2009/09/13 06:00:15 AM