Road to Tokyo 2020: Firms Making Efforts to Avoid Traffic Congestion

Sports

Tokyo, July 24 (Jiji Press)--Some Japanese firms are making efforts to avoid concentrated goods distribution and promote working from home to prevent traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

These moves are in line with requests from the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments amid concerns about congestion on roads and public transport services due to frequent journeys by athletes and spectators during the games.

Asahi Breweries Ltd. plans to slash the number of trucks it uses in Tokyo and four neighboring prefectures in busy hours by 42 per day, by shifting transportation of materials from the Port of Tokyo to its plant in Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, and distribution of products from daytime to nighttime.

For its wine imports, the Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. <2502> unit plans to reduce its number of trucks by nine, by adopting such measures as accelerating the schedule for imports and using ports other than Tokyo.

Yamato Transport Co. will work to reduce parcel redeliveries in an effort to cut its truck traffic. The Yamato Holdings Co. <9064> unit will try to make better known its services for notifying parcel deliveries to customers in advance and allowing them to change the location for receiving parcels. In addition, it will install lockers for parcel pickups at railway stations and other places.

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