Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation)

Bringing National Japanese Television to the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Scan Global Logistics (SGL) successfully carried the National Japanese Television (NHK) broadcasting equipment from Japan to Canada for the FIFA 2015 Women´s World Cup.

Sensitive broadcasting equipment need special care

This kind of cargo needs special care and it is crucial that everything follows the exact schedule and everything arrives in one piece ready for direct broadcast at the World Cup. There is just one shut so there is no room for deviations. Therefore, SGL arranged packing and crating in Japan, warehousing for all the equipment in Canada, transportation and setting up the NHK “camp” at Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg stadiums. The total shipment consisted of a broadcasting Van and two 20’ own containers (SOC’s) by RORO Vessel and about 15 tons of airfreight.

24/7 logistics service during the entire tournament

For two months SGL staff was stand by in Canada to assist NHK 24/7 with supervising and ensuring everything worked as planned. The broadcasting camp was set up at Winnipeg Stadium to cover two matches on June 8, then taken down and brought to Vancouver by June 12 to cover another five matches, then to Edmonton by June 27 to cover 16 matches and finally back to Vancouver by July 5 to cover the finals between USA and Japan.

It is truly logistics in top gear, as time between each match is short and the distance between each venue is far, says Henrik Irmov, Managing Director of Scan Global Logistics in Japan.

Next stop – New York

Right after the final whistle of the final match between USA and Japan, where USA came out as champions and all interviews with players were done, all equipment was repacked. Part of the equipment was returned to Japan by air. The rest, the broadcasting van, one container and other equipment was transported approximately 4800 kilometres by truck from Vancouver to New York where our next mission with the NHK began - this time covering the MLB baseball opening games at Yankee Stadium!

About Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)

NHK, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), is Japan’s only public broadcaster. As a public broadcaster funded by fees received from TV viewers, NHK delivers a wide range of impartial, high-quality programs, both at home and abroad. NHK was founded in 1926 after a merger between three broadcasting stations. Domestically, the corporation consists of two terrestrial channels, two satellite channels and three radio stations. Internationally, two television services, one English and one Japanese and one radio station in 18 different languages.

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