Japan-based freight forwarder Yusen Logistics opened a branch office near Zurich Airport on 1 January, 2017. Home to two of the world’s largest airfreight forwarders, Panalpina and Kuehne + Nagel, Yusen called the Swiss office a “strategic step” for the company. The new outpost will offer air and ocean freight services, land transportation and customs clearance. Yusen currently has 77 offices scattered across Europe, but Zurich will be the first in Switzerland. Last November Yusen added IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification at its Amsterdam Schiphol Airport location in a bid to capture high-value pharma shipments moving between the EU, the US and Asian markets.