DHL Global Mail to launch partnership with Japan’s Yamato Transport
Deutsche Post World Net AG’s international mail unit DHL
Global Mail is planning to launch a partnership with Japan’s Yamato Transport
Ltd, a spokesman for Deutsche Post said, confirming a report to be published in
Die Welt newspaper tomorrow.
Yamato, which is Japan’s largest private mail service provider, will deliver
international letters and magazines in Japan for DHL, while DHL will distribute
Yamato’s mail internationally, competing directly with state-owned Japan Post.
Yamato’s chief executive Atsushi Yamazaki is expected to announce the
partnership within the next few days.
Yamato Teams with Deutsche Post Group to Take on Japan Post
Asia Africa Intelligence Wire 11-02-2004
Tokyo, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)–Yamato Transport Co. said Tuesday it has begun delivery in Japan of international mail handled by DHL Global Mail, a unit of Germany’s Deutsche Post AG.
Yamato expects to use the partnership with the Deutsche Post group to better cope with the expected escalation of competition with Japan Post, which is beefing up its own mail business in the run-up to its planned privatization in April 2007. Deutsche Post picked Yamato as its partner in Japan because of the Japanese company’s high-quality, low-cost services, Yamato officials said.
Reflecting the growing rivalry between Yamato and Japan Post, Yamato filed an antitrust suit against the public corporation in September for allegedly using an anticompetitive practice to clinch a parcel business tie-up deal with convenience store chain operator Lawson Inc. , which was already a business partner of Yamato.