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Sun Phoenix Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Headquarters

1F Eiko Bldg., 1-54 Kandajinbo-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan 101-0051


Kawasaki Office

Rooms No. 204 and 308, KCT Bldg., 92 Higashi-ohgishima, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref., Japan 210-0869


General Contact

Phone: 03-3291-3187
Fax: | 03-3293-5432

Yokohama Customs

Customs clearance license, Kawasaki, No. 1066
Bonded storage license, No. 103


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Container Shipping Services

Container Shipping Services

We offer efficient and reliable container shipping services by leveraging the worldwide container transport network and our weekly shipping system. In addition, a combination of our field task units and the SPX yards in Chiba Kashiwa and Kawasaki, of which total area exceeds150,000 square meters, will strongly support the business of our customers.

We have reliable skills in loading cargo into a container, allowing us to meet various customer needs. The loading methods include the version for ocean transport or inland transit, and the lowest cost version is also available.

(Ports where our services are available)

Yokohama Port (Kanagawa Pref.), Kawasaki Port (Kanagawa Pref.), Nagoya Port (Aichi Pref.), Kobe Port (Hyogo Pref.), Moji Port (Fukuoka Pref.), Hakata Port, inland yard (Kashiwa City, Chiba Pref.)

One-stop service from booking of car carriers to customs clearance, lading and B/L issue

All you have to do is to bring the cars to be exported to one of our SPX yards and provide us with necessary shipping documents. We will complete the rest, such as preparation of a vanning plan, container ship arrangements, customs clearance for export, loading cargo to containers, and transportation to the departure port. We also can manage cargo handled by freight forwarders.

Reliable, high-quality vanning services


We provide a wide variety of vanning services, ranging from standard lashing arrangements to strong lashing methods for rail transport. A 20f or 40f container is available, and up to 6 used cars can be placed in a container.

Specifically, a 20f container can hold one to two cars, and a 40f container one to six. We will try to meet your needs as best as possible when preparing a vanning plan.

Flow from lading to issue of B/L

Carrying your cars for export to the SPX (Sun Phoenix) yard

When you are ready to start the export process, please transport your cars for export to one of our SPX yards. Please inform us of your planned transportation day and the chassis number of your cars for export by the day before the day of the transportation.

Also please contact us to discuss and confirm the shipping schedule.

Once your shipping schedule is determined, submit the following documents to us.

  • Shipping Instruction
  • Invoice
  • Copy of the certificate of temporally registration cancellation for export or the export certificate (please confirm the expiration date) (Please submit the original document as well.)

Sun Phoenix will check the state, damages and accessories of your vehicles carried to the SPX yard, and record them in our stock list.
At the same time, we will start preparing for customs clearance for export, arranging tasks and making decisions about container stacking. Then we will contact the maritime company to make a booking according to the number of containers needed.

Export customs clearance

Customers need to prepare an invoice, which must include information such as the type of car, vehicle identification number, model year, type of fuel (gasoline or diesel) and engine displacement.

If any devices other than standard accessories and equipment are present inside a car or in the trunk, it would be in violation of Customs Law. This may lead to the cancelation of export permission of the used car. For example, when a car stereo is provided free of charge separately (not installed), you need to write that information in the invoice, like "Car stereo 1 piece ¥1,000 (No Value)."

On the day following the day of the ship's departure, we will issue to the customer a bill that includes information such as the departure date of the vessel, destination, details of the car(s), ocean freight and shipping charges.

We also can manage cargo handled by freight forwarders.

Lading, departure and issue of bill of lading (B/L)

bill of lading

When you have received a bill from us, please make payment. Usually, we ask our customers to make full payment no later than seven (7) business days after the day of the ship's departure.

When your payment is confirmed, we will issue to you a bill of lading (B/L). (At the same time, we will return to you the certificate of temporally registration cancellation for export or the export certificate that we have received from you at the time of export declaration, as well as the export permit.)

Note: B/L cannot be reissued. So please take special care to prevent loss or damage.

When you export cars using containers, the maritime company may ask you to present documents that prove the removal of gasoline, the removal of the terminals from the battery, and the disposal of Freon substitute gas used for the car air conditioner.

Refund of recycling charges

In order to claim refund of recycling charges, submit the following documents to JARC.

  • Application form for refund of recycling deposit, etc.
  • Copy of the certificate of temporally registration cancellation for export or the export certificate
  • Copy of the export permit (the vehicle identification number must be included)
  • Copy of B/L (the vehicle identification number must be included)

Used car exporters can use the online processing feature by registering themselves with the vehicle recycling system, and the charge for refund procedure will be lowered.


Please inquire about routes or freight charges not included in the sailing schedule at the following.

General contact, Tokyo Headquarters Person in charge: Kajiwara or container team

Phone: 03-3291-3187 Fax: 03-3293-5432

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