INDUSTRY NEWS
YAS (Vietnam) opens Hanoi Branch and Haiphong Office

Yusen Air & Sea Service (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. (President: Shinji Masuda) has opened and started operation of its Hanoi Branch and Haiphong Office on January 3, 2005.

It is not long after YAS received approval for establishing a new company in Vietnam on September 6, 2004 and started operation in Ho Chi Minh on October 18, 2004. The company has had a representative office in Hanoi since 2003. To answer ever-increasing needs from customers in the northern part of Vietnam, it started preparation for the Hanoi Branch and the Haiphong Office immediately after the opening in Ho Chi Minh. While receiving approval for Hanoi at the beginning of November and for Haiphong at the end of the same month, it has

endeavored to establish operational systems for them.

Considering operational efficiency, the Hanoi Branch is conveniently located only a three-minute walk from the cargo area of Noi Bai International Airport. The Haiphong Office is just in front of the Nomura-Haiphong Industrial Zone. The Hanoi Branch consists of eight staff including one Japanese representative and the Haiphong Office of two local staff. The two new bases are committed to offer more careful service to the customers in both Hanoi and Haiphong, propose

sea transportation using Haiphong Port and Cai Lan Port, both of which are representative ports in North Vietnam, and start sales activities in Hai Duong area.

Office overview

1. Hanoi Branch

Address: Suite 103-104-105, Noi Bai Airport Hotel, Soc Son District, Hanoi City, S.R. Vietnam

Phone: +84-4-5840710

Fax: +84-4-5840716

Manager: Atsushi Yoshitsugu

*former Hanoi Representative Office Manager, also serving as Haiphong Office Manager

2. Haiphong Office

Address: Km 12 Highway No.5, An Duong District, Haiphong City, S.R. Vietnam

Phone: +84-31-595057

Fax: +84-31-595059