History

1940s–1950s

Year History
1948
Commenced air freight forwarding as part of the ITS Department (business agent) of Hankyu Corporation
Acquired Japan's first IATA air cargo agency license
Commenced provision of air cargo services as part of the business services department of Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
1949
Acquired a customs broker license (equivalent to current customs clearing) (Osaka and Yokohama customs houses)
1950
Acquired IATA air cargo agency license
Acquired a customs broker license (equivalent to current customs clearing) (Osaka customs house)
1952
Acquired a customs broker license (equivalent to current customs clearing) (Tokyo customs house)
1957
Established JFC, an air freight forwarding company and entered the group consolidated freight industry
Established JAC, an air freight forwarding company and entered the group consolidated freight industry

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1960s–1970s

Year History
1960
Commenced the West Coast clearance service (Seattle Airport)
1961
Became independent of Hankyu Corporation and commenced operations under the name Hankyu Express International Co., Ltd.
Opened a representative office in New York. Additional offices were later opened in other major cities
1965
Established a U.S. based subsidiary of JFC
1967
Commenced computerization of operations (installed FACOM 230-10 in the Tokyo Office)
1970
Opened a representative office in New York. Additional offices were later opened in other major cities

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1980s–1990s

Year History
1980
Commenced full operation of the Hankyu Int'l Cargo Operation System (HICOS)
1983
Dissolved JAC and commenced intra-company freight consolidation
Established a U.S. based subsidiary. Additional overseas subsidiaries were later opened in other major countries
1986
Established Hong Kong and U.S. based subsidiaries. Additional overseas subsidiaries were later opened in other major countries
1993
Merged with JFC and commenced intra-company freight consolidation
1999
Established a subsidiary, Hankyu Cargo Service Co., Ltd. (Hankyu Kokunai Kuuyu and Tozai Express merged and changed name to Hankyu Cargo Service Co.,Ltd.)
Became independent of Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. and commenced operations as Hanshin Air Cargo Co., Ltd.

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2000s–2010s

Year History
2008
Upon establishment of the intermediary holding company, Hankyu Hanshin Express Holdings Corporation, acquired the international shipping business of the former Hankyu Travel Co., Ltd. through a spin-off and commenced operation as Hankyu Express Co., Ltd.
Following the above spin-off, Hankyu Cargo Service Co., Ltd. was split into HCS Co.,Ltd. and Hankyu Logitec Co., Ltd. (Hankyu Logitec Co., Ltd. changed its name to Hankyu Hanshin Logipartners Co.,Ltd. in October 2009)
Upon establishment of Hankyu Hanshin Express Holdings Corporation, received a transfer of shares from Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. and became a subsidiary of Hankyu Hanshin Express Holdings Corporation
2009
The two companies were consolidated on October 1 and recommenced operations under the name HANKYU HANSHIN EXPRESS Co., Ltd.
2010
Coinciding with Haneda Airport once again accepting international flights, established the Haneda Customs Center
2011
Published the magazine "A to Z" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of overseas operations
Opened a new warehouse in Singapore to serve as the logistics hub of the Asia region
Held the 1st Hankyu Hanshin Express Women's Forum
2012
Hosted a children's program, where children visited parents' workplaces, as part of our initiatives to promote positive work-life balance

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