Okinawa’s largest goods distribution facility will be built in Uruma City

Okinawa’s largest goods distribution facility will be built in Uruma City

Attendees at the ceremony praying for successful completion of the RKK logistics center.


October 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo


The Ryukyu Kaiun Kaisha Nakagusuku Logistics Center held a ground-breaking ceremony on October 11 at the Okinawa International Logistics Hub area in Katsuren, Uruma City.

The company’s president, Shigeru Miyagi, as well as the vice governor Moritake Tomikawa attended the ceremony with 20 other attendees. The logistics center will handle pick-up services as well as distribution, with RKK serving as a “comprehensive logistics system.” The construction of the facility is expected to be completed by Novermber 2018 and will be the largest of its kind in the prefecture with a total area of 17000 square meters. The operation will start in December.

President Miyagi made a speech, remarking; “this will be the newest facility and will meet the large demand for distribution services in Okinawa.”

The total area of the two-story facilty will be 17649 square meters. There will be automatic storage for both room-temperature and frozen products on the first floor, and the site will also have a new machine that sorts goods automatically. The machine will deliver the products from the storage to the entrance and then to the room-temperature storage room located next door. The automatic freezer will be 679 square meters and will be the biggest freezer-facility in the prefecture. The operation will be carried out by Ryukai Logistics, one of the affiliated firms of the RKK.


(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma)


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