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Warehousing and distributionOverland shipmentExport/import customs clearanceDistribution in ChinaField warehousingNonlife insurance agency business


Stepping up from up-and-running systems to new value-added stages. In today’s society, many things have been changing faster than expected. Customers ask for quicker responses to meeting their new needs. We at Astline are committed to further modernizing our distribution systems and also adding more values, with an innovative distribution concept in Japan and China, among other regions, to meet customers’ needs today and tomorrow.


In 1947, we started warehousing and transport business in and around Wakayama and Southern Osaka. Half a century later, we have expanded our services to get our customers more satisfied: customs clearance, intermodal transport, distribution processing at home and abroad, field warehousing and many others. Our bases are in Tokyo, Saitama, Nagoya and Osaka in Japan, whereas our hubs in Qingdao, Shanghai and Tianjin, China, play an important role. In so doing, the Astline has been extending its Asian network with an eye to the global market. Since the inception of Astline (Qingdao) International Transport Co., Ltd. in 1994 as well as the Ishizu Branch in 1999, in particular, the inspection systems for products from within Japan and overseas were streamlined to serve our customers flexibly. All of them are backed by the patronage from our current and prospective customers. Thanks to your great supports, we are going to double our efforts to get ahead of the time changing day by day and to make the company more potential from the customers’ and employees’ points of view.

Yoshikazu Nakatani, President



Company Name: Astline Corporation
Headquarters address: 4-37, Shinnakadori, Wakayama-city, 640-8376 Japan
TEL: 073-433-2278 FAX: 073-431-0388
Established: March 27, 1947
President: Yoshikazu Nakatani
Capital: 19,950,000 yen
Sales: 3.5 billion yen (as of March 2008)
No. of employees: 107
Average workforce age: 34
Bank reference: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,
Wakayama Branch The Kiyo Bank,
Central Branch Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Wakayama Branch
Affiliate company:

Ast Service Corporation
Astline(Qingdao)International Transport Co.,Ltd.
Astline(Qingdao)Storage Co.,Ltd. Astline(Qingdao)Storage Co.,Ltd. Shanghai Branch
Astline(Qingdao)International Transport Co.,Ltd. Tianjin Branch

Business line: Certified warehousing, bonded warehousing, MAFF-certified warehousing, temperature-controlled warehousing, customs clearance, trucking and related handling, marine transport agency, marine transport, air transport, nonlife insurance agency, real-estate rental and management, field warehousing

Wakayama Head Office
Tokyo Branch
Saitama Branch
Ishizu Branch
Sakai Branch
Kishiwada Branch
Arimoto Branch

Warehouse area:

Sakai Warehouse 1,650m2 (bonded storage area: 990m2)
Ishizu Warehouse 8,316m2 (bonded storage area: 1,914m2)
Kishiwada Warehouse 5,860m2 (bonded storage area: 1,584m2)
Arimoto Warehouse 6,930m2 (bonded storage area: 891m2)
(temperature-controlled storage: 1,320m2)
Saitama Warehouse 2,640m2  
<Total warehouse area in Japan 25,396m2>


Qingdao Warehouse 14,850m2
Shanghai Warehouse 13,200m2
Tianjin Warehouse 7,920m2
<Total warehouse area in Chain 35,970m2>

Business tie-up partners are also available in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Moji and Shimonoseki.



March 1947: Kishu Kyodo Sangyo K.K. founded.
January 1949: Warehousing business started.
February 1950: Trucking business license obtained.
August 1951: Warehouse certificate issuing license obtained.
April 1952: MAFF-certified warehousing granted.
December 1964: Sakai Warehouse opened.
September 1969: Arimoto Warehouse opened.
September 1969: Temperature-controlled warehousing started.
December 1971: Bonded warehousing license obtained.
November 1975: Osaka Mercantile Exchange listed on.
December 1983: Kishiwada Branch opened.
February 1985:

Trucking and handling business license obtained.

March 1989: NVOCC with Indonesia started.
April 1990: Marine transport agency business started.
February 1991: Air transport agency business started.
May 1991: Marine transport business started.
July 1991: Company renamed to Astline Corporation.
March 1992: NVOCC with China started.
March 1992: Ast Service Corporation established.
July 1994: Customs clearance business license obtained.
July 1994: Tokyo Branch opened.
August 1994: Astine (Qingdao) International Transport Co., Ltd. established in Qingdao, China.
June 1999: Ishizu Branch opened.
March 2001: Field Warehousing Kuroda opened.
November 2001: Ishizu Product Inspection Center opened.
December 2001: Field Warehousing Daishin opened.
February 2004: Saitama Branch opened.
September 2004: Field Warehousing Nakanoshima opened.
June 2005: Astline (Qingdao) Storage Co., Ltd. established in Qingdao, China.
November 2005: Astline (Qingdao) Storage Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch, established in Shanghai, China.
July 2009: Astline (Qingdao) International Transport Co., Ltd. Tianjin Branch, established in Tianjin, China.
February 2010: New Headquarters Office completed.




Astline Corporation 4-37, Shinnakadori, Wakayama-city, 640-8376 Japan TEL: 073-433-2278 FAX: 073-431-0388

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