• Established joint venture with Neopost Group in Japan.
    Launched an open parcel locker network in Japan (Packcity Japan). Started International Cool TA-Q-BIN, temperature controlled delivery service from Japan to Malaysia.
  • Established Yamato Transport Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Headquarters in Mexico City).
    Started air and ocean freight service in Mexico.
  • Started air and ocean freight service in Vietnam. Started International Cool TA-Q-BIN, temperature controlled delivery service from Japan to Taiwan. Started air and ocean freight service in Indonesia. Started International Cool TA-Q-BIN, temperature controlled delivery service from Japan to Hong Kong.
  • Established HANEDA CHRONO GATE, it's the largest logistics terminal in Japan.
  • Established the "Relief Goods Shipping Corporation" team in Tohoku district which was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Worked together with local governments and provided full support for shipping relief goods. Started TA-Q-BIN parcel delivery service in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Started TA-Q-BIN parcel delivery service in Singapore and Shanghai. In order to contribute to a low-carbon society, conducted collection/delivery driving using lightweight commercial electric vehicles. Started air and ocean freight service in India. In order to achieve the Yamato Transport Global Warming Prevention Targets, started full-scale implementation of low-emissions walk-through hybrid vehicles. Established joint venture with Deutsche post DHL Group in Japan.
    Started marketing service in Japan. (Yamato Dialogue and Media). Started air and ocean freight service in China. Created “i-CATs Label Issuing Software B2,” an online software which enables customers to easily print shipping labels using their personal computer and printer. Started TA-Q-BIN Email Notification Service. In addition to announcing the scheduled date/time of parcel delivery to customers by email, the service allows customers to change the date/time zone for receipt to fit their schedule. Established joint venture with Uni-President Enterprises Corporation in Taiwan.
    Started TA-Q-BIN parcel delivery service in Taiwan. Developed and started testing for CNG vehicles. Began shipping 365 days a year. Established the Yamato Transport Corporate Philosophy, composed of a company precept, management principles, corporate spirit, and code of behavior for employees. Defined the need to consider environmental conservation in the Yamato Transport Corporate Philosophy. Began testing LPG delivery vehicles.
  • Established joint venture with UPS in U.S. and Japan.
    Separated air freight operation from Yamato Transport U.S.A to joint venture (dissolved 2000).
  • Started air and ocean freight service in Thailand. Started air and ocean freight service in Malaysia. Started air and ocean freight service in United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Started air and ocean freight service in Taiwan.
  • Established Yamato Customs Broker U.S.A., Inc. (Headquarters was Wood Dale, IL)
    Started customes brokerage service and inbound logistics consulting service in U.S. (Merged to Yamato Transport U.S.A. in 2002). Opened branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Honolulu.
    Started NVOCC operation
  • Started air and ocean freight service in Singapore. Started air and ocean freight service in Hong Kong.
  • Licensed ocean freight in U.S. by Ocean Transport Intermediary (OTI.) Licensed air freight co-load in U.S. by International Air Transport Association (IATA.) Established Yamato Transport U.S.A., Inc (Headquarters was Jamaica, NY)
    Opened Manhattan, NY branch office. Started import operations of airfreight.
  • Started TA-Q-BIN parcel delivery service. Online system for freight transporting developed. Packaging and shipping of fragile art goods begins. YAMATO famous logo with mother cat and kitten trademarked. Certified as a freight-handling agent in Japan by International Air Transport Association (IATA). YAMATO listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. Started full scale delivery service between Tokyo and Yokohama becoming first shipping line in Japan. YAMATO founded in Japan as transportation service with four trucks.