For those in charge of A.S.E.A.N. trade, especially Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar trade.
Those who trade with A.S.E.A.N., transport goods after export customs clearance in marine containers by sea in each place when importing the produced products to Japan.
There are longer voyage days and sometimes transshipments compared to Japan-China trade, and we always struggle with the uncertainties in the transportation routes.
Although there are many shipping companies and many options for transportation, we were not certain how to actually shorten the lead time and transport at the optimum cost.
In A.S.E.A.N. trade in emerging countries, one of the biggest issues was the lack of laws and local information (since those are sometimes not stipulated).
Uncertainties in infrastructure such as shipping were also the cause of worry in those countries, therefore lead times and costs were not stable.