Together we will create the future of international logistics, and move the world.

we aim to connect the world and become a bridge for global business.

We are experts in reefer containers.

We currently handle an annual volume of about 80,000 TEUs.

The reefer container field is out strongest point, and we have earned the trust of many customers and shipping companies.

As a comprehensive logistics provider, we meet a wide range of needs.

Along with our strength in reefer containers, we are also engaged in dry container shipping, responding to the needs of various supply chains for all kinds of cargo.

Our company provides safe, reliable, high-quality services.

We have a robust pipeline of relationships and trust with shipping companies, built on over 30 years of business in the industry. Based on these relationships, we are able to offer flexible and optimal transportation solutions for selecting high-quality containers, securing space, arranging schedules, and more.

With an extensive network, we are able to provide accurate information ahead of the game.

We have established offices in China (Dalian, Qingdao, Tianjin, Lianyungang, Yantai, Xiamen, and Shanghai), Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States, and built a network that connects our Tokyo Head Office with various ports overseas.

Our success is supported by the know-how of our employees, and their ability to make the best proposals.

We want to be more than just a forwarder that arranges containers and ships—we want to be the partner that our customers need.
We hope to grow together with our customers. That is our wish here at Kodai Company.


  • FEATURE 01

    Able to handle a wide range of cargo

    As well as transporting agricultural, forestry, and fishery products in reefer containers, we offer dry container shipping for construction machinery and factory equipment. We are able to handle all types of cargo, supporting our customers across a wide range of businesses.

  • FEATURE 02

    Provision of door-to-door intermodal transportation

    In addition to port-to-port maritime transport, we also provide integrated transportation services for imports and exports that combine rail and truck transport at loading and unloading points. Customers can choose the optimal combination of transport methods, and as a one-stop-shop, the charges are easier to calculate.

  • FEATURE 03

    Handling of customs clearance procedures and preparation of documents/application services

    We can also take care of complicated procedures, such as customs clearance and applications for various certificates. This enables faster processing, while also reducing the workload for the customer.



Extensive track record with imports from China and Southeast Asia

  • Main cargo handled

    Processed chicken and other agriculture, forestry, and livestock products

  • Main importing countries

    China, Thailand, Vietnam, United States

With years of business experience and firm relationships of trust with shipping companies, we are able to provide high-quality containers and select the best shipping routes. We can also provide door-to-door transportation from factories in China to shipping clients in Japan.


The best transportation routes from Japan to the world

  • Main cargo handled

    Agriculture, forestry, and fishing products

  • Main exporting countries

    China, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Africa, etc.

We support the transportation of goods from all over Japan to Asia, Africa, and the rest of the world. We also take care of the loading work, customs clearance procedures, certification arrangements, and drayage arrangements at the landing port. We provide door-to-door intermodal transportation services.


Supporting a growing range of supply chains

  • Main cargo handled

    Fishery products

  • Main Trade Lane

    South Pacific—Southeast Asia—Europe

As trilateral transportation needs grow, we leverage our extensive overseas network to respond to an increasingly diverse environment. We have expanded our coverage area to include Southeast Asia, the United States, Europe, and the South Pacific, achieving efficient container transportation.


CEOOsamu Nakayama

Kodai Company, Ltd. was established in 1988.
The company started out operating its own reefer ships, providing marine transport services between China and Japan for the import/export of frozen foods.
Changing with the times, we have now transitioned to reefer container shipping, and are expanding our services beyond China and Japan to the whole world, including Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
Besides frozen foods, we have expanded our business to the point where we now offer services for fresh and shelf-stable foods, as well as intermodal transportation.

We have built a global network, consisting of our Head Office in Tokyo as well as offices in Kobe, in six cities in China, and in Thailand, Vietnam, and North America, and with a team of professional staff armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, we are ready to meet the needs and expectations of customers across the globe.

Thanks to your support, we will be able to celebrate our 34th anniversary in September 2022.
This would not have been possible without the trust that you have placed in us.
All of us here Kodai Company will continue to work as one to ensure that we remain a company that our customers feel glad to have chosen.

We look forward to your continued patronage and support.


Company name

Kodai Company, Ltd.

Headquarters 3-11-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 GoogleMap







20 million yen


Osamu Nakayama

Annual sales

8.5 billion yen

Number of employees

23 in Japan, 45 in China, 3 in the United States, 10 in Thailand, and 10 in Vietnam

Fiscal year-end



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