Company guide

Corporate philosophy

Marine transportation professionals, at the forefront of the logistics industry

The blue sea stretching as far as the eye can see, limitless clear skies, cargo ships plying in the offing and the sight of Yokohama on the opposite shore, these make up the environs of Tomijima In keeping with our motto of “Safety, reliability, and promptness”, we have been serving our customers since our founding more than half a century ago in 1948, by providing transportation for their advanced technologies to worldwide destinations.
In parallel with the high level of development of the Japanese economy, in recent years, the demands of society on the logistic industry have become diversified and sophisticated.
In order to respond to such demands, we have utilized our wide ranging experience and established what we call the ‘Tomijima Total Transportation System’, which is an efficient total transportation system that includes the transportation itself, packing for export, warehousing, customs clearance, and loading on board a ship, as well as provision for our clients of information on overseas users.
Furthermore, in an effort to preserve our rich environment to hand down to our next generation, we have been actively involved in research and development of technologies for environmental protection. One of the fruits of these activities was the introduction of our original ‘steel cases’, designed with the problem of deforestation in mind.
Looking forward to a brighter future, we are committed to continuing to play the vital role of transporting to the world the state-of-the-art technologies in which our country takes such great pride. We will continue to offer the best transportation system available while protecting the global environment.

Environmental initiatives

Global environmental protection is also our mission.

The sea is indispensable for international logistics.
It is our job at Tomishima Transport to carefully protect the sea without polluting it.
We will continue to talk with the earth and aim for an earth-friendly transportation system.

Original steel case

We are the first in the packing industry to introduce steel, and we manufacture our original steel cases at the Yokohama Logistics Center.
The CAD system enables accurate packaging design, so the steel material is not wasted.
By reducing the conventional wooden box packaging, we are also considering forest protection.
We are also working on CO2 reduction by researching new materials and packaging specifications and using barges for port transporting.

Hybrid packing

Hybrid packaging is a packaging that makes the best use of the advantages of wood packaging and steel packaging. We are constantly taking on the challenge of researching new materials and packaging specifications that are not bound by the current framework.
In addition, research on new materials and packaging specifications and efforts to use barges effectively have led to CO2 reduction.


Reliable and safe Tomijima Transport

AEO certified business operator

In 2018, we met strict security standards and have been certified as an AEO Specified Bonded Approver by Yokohama Customs. By receiving the certification, we can realize the simple and quick customs clearance procedures for the cargo received from our customers.

G mark certification business

Our company has been certified as an "excellent business establishment for safety" promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. We maintain the certification, comply with no accidents and violations, and carry out safe transportation operations every day, so please feel free to leave the goods to us.

Green management certification acquisition business operator

"Transportation Ecology and Mobility Foundation" has certified us as a green management which proves an environment-friendly business operator and is expected to actively work to reduce CO2 emissions in factories and transportation.

Minato SDGs Partner Registered Businesses

We support the SDGs initiatives promoted by the United Nations and actively contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
Below are some of our major initiatives.

Reduction of environmental impact and CO2 emissions

Utilization of renewable energy by installing solar panels
Reducing power consumption by installing numerous skylights in the factory

Reduced environmental impact by adopting steel scales that are suitable for recycling

Reduction of CO2 emissions through extensive use of barge transportation

Improve job satisfaction and promote equal opportunities for employees

Development, introduction, and implementation of unique employee training programs to create a more accepting and respectful work environment.

Promoting diversification of work styles by providing equal opportunities for career advancement for employees who have temporarily left the workplace due to childbirth or childcare

Minato SDGs Partner Registered Businesses

Company profile

Corporate name Tomijima Co.,Ltd.
Head office 2-20 Sachiura 1-chome, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 236-0003
Representative Junko Yagi,Representative Director Chairperson
Uchida Hirohisa, Representative Director President
Establishment November 16, 1948
Capital ¥60,000,000
End of period of accounting March 31 (annually)
Line of business
  1. Harbor transportation service
  2. Marine transportation freight handling business
  3. Coastwise service transport handling business
  4. Customs brokerage
  5. Warehousing
  6. Intermodal transportation
  7. Truck transportation
  8. Road freight forwarding
  1. (International and domestic) air freight forwarding
  2. Designing, implementing, supervising and contracting of construction and civil engineering work
  3. Painting
  4. Packing
  5. Transportation business
  6. Production of wooden crates and boxes
  7. Any services incidental or relating to any of the preceding items
Registration license
  • General harbor transportation business(Keihin port 1-2090)
  • General freight truck transportation(EnterpriseNO470002064)
  • Customs brokerage by
    Yokohama Customs(Order No. 1014 )
    Tokyo Customs(Order No.344)
  • Bonded storage places
    Yokohama Logistics Center(Supervision Oder No. 53)
    Yokohama No. 2 Logistics Center(Supervision Order No. 163)
    Numazu Logistics Center (Order No. 61)
  • Domestic marine freight forwarding business(No. 1001)
  • Heavy structure
    dismantling/assembling/installation(Governor of Kanagawa construction industry registration wa-5858)
  • Warehousing business(Order No. 1132)


Company history

1948 Nov. Company founded in Yokohama.
1960 Strengthening of overland transportation business through the purchase of additional trailers and trucks designed to carry heavy industrial machines and steel products.
1964 Construction and operation of the new Numazu Business Office with a packing plant.
1969 Sep. Opening of Osaka Office.
Nov. Completion of Yokohama Honmoku Wharf Plant and commencement of operation.
1976 Introduction of computerized design of structural members for packing.
1978 Expansion of the Honmoku Plant (building area of 3,043.50 m²)
1979 Establishment of Tomijima Shoji Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary.
1981 Opening of Kanazawa Plant
1984 Beginning of steel packing operations at Honmoku Plant, making Tomijima the first company in the Kanto region to offer this capability. Completion, thereafter, of research and development work on unique steel case.
1986 Acquiring a license as a customs broker from the Tokyo Customs
1991 Establishment of the Kobe Field Office.
1996 Establishment of the Sachiura Distribution Center (site area: 6,000 m²)
◇Steel packing and container operations transferred from the Honmoku Plant to the center. Honmoku Plant renamed to the ‘Honmoku Panel Center’, which specialized in the production of steel panels.
1998 50th anniversary of the foundation
2000 Mar. Opening of the Yokohama Logistics Center (popularly called as the Green Center).
◇The center boasts a site area of 17,774 m² and a building area of 11,350 m², equipped with a 130-ton overhead crane and forklift trucks with a capacity of up to 35 tons, making it a true logistic terminal capable of handling heavy lifts.
◇On the occasion of the opening of the center, the Honmoku Panel Center was closed and the Kanazawa Plant renamed to the Yokohama No. 2 Distribution Center (popularly called as the Orange Center).
2001 Apr. Acquiring a license as a customs broker at the Nagoya Customs Office.
2004 Jan. The Numazu Logistics Center acquired certification for ISO14001.
2007 Apr. Opening of the Numazu Logistics Center at Futaba-cho, Numazu City.
2008 60th anniversary of the foundation
2010 Mar. Establishment of Wood Heat Treatment Center, functioning fumigation of packing wood, which is required by national plant quarantine.
2012 May. Building E added to the Yokohama Logistics Center. (Additional site area of 9,332m²)
◇While achieving expansion of the warehouse function, robotization of steel panel manufacture was reinforced.
2018 Centralization of Customs clearance function to Yokohama clearance office.
Aug. Accreditation of AEO Warehouse Operator
Nov. 70th anniversary of the foundation
2020 Sep. Kobe Field Office closed. Business integration into Tokyo Sales Office.
2022 Nov. Integration of Tokyo Sales Office and Yokohama Sales Office and relocation to the downtown Yokohama.
2023 Apr. Change of the company name to "Tomijima Co.,Ltd".
Jun. Accreditation of AEO Customs Broker.
Nov. 75th anniversary of the foundation

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