Austal cuts metal on next generation 83-meter trimaran for JR Kyushu Jet Ferry of Japan

Austal cuts metal on next generation 83-meter trimaran for JR Kyushu Jet Ferry of Japan

AUSTAL (ASX: ASB) has commenced construction on a next generation 83 meter trimaran ferry for JR Kyushu of Japan at its shipyard in Western Australia. This trimaran vessel was developed in Henderson, Western Australia at …
Dec 4, 2018 /  Vessels
First J-ENG LP-SCR system successfully in service

First J-ENG LP-SCR system successfully in service

The first commercial LP-SCR system from Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has entered service onboard a major Singaporean container lines, PDL International’s 600TEU container vessel, M/V SOUTHERN PEARL. The …
Nov 7, 2018 /  Curious
Wallem welcomes first vessel under Japanese Flag

Wallem welcomes first vessel under Japanese Flag

The Aphrodite Leader, a Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC) is the first vessel under Wallem Ship Management to come under the Japanese Flag. Caption: The Aphrodite Leader - Captain and crew of the Aphrodite …
Oct 16, 2018 /  Vessels
NYK Approves Japan Climate Action Summit Declaration

NYK Approves Japan Climate Action Summit Declaration

On October 12 in Tokyo, NYK approved the declaration announced at the Japan Climate Action Summit sponsored by the Japan Climate Initiative,* a network having the ultimate goal to decarbonize. The declaration aims to …
Oct 16, 2018 /  Curious
Japan to Welcome Foreign Workers in Domestic Shipbuilding

Japan to Welcome Foreign Workers in Domestic Shipbuilding

In a bid to deal with significant labor shortages, Japan has unveiled plans to expand its immigration bureau for accepting arrivals of more foreign workers, including unskilled laborers, to several fields including …
Aug 30, 2018 /  Curious
Over 30% of Global Crude Oil Trade Moves Through South China Sea

Over 30% of Global Crude Oil Trade Moves Through South China Sea

The South China Sea is a major trade route for crude oil, and in 2016, more than 30% of global maritime crude oil trade, or about 15 million barrels per day (b/d), passed through the South China Sea, according to US EIA. …
Aug 29, 2018 /  Curious
NYK Signs MOU with Kyushu Electric Power, Saibu Gas, and Chugoku Electric Power for Joint Discussions on LNG Bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu Areas of Western Japan

NYK Signs MOU with Kyushu Electric Power, Saibu Gas, and Chugoku Electric Power for Joint Discussions on LNG Bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu Areas of Western Japan

NYK has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., Saibu Gas Co., Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. for joint discussions on the commercialization of a new business to supply …
Aug 2, 2018 /  Curious
Containership MOL Truth Earned 'Ship of the Year 2017'

Containership MOL Truth Earned 'Ship of the Year 2017'

A 20,000TEU Container Ship, One Of The World’s Largest Built in Japan TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) Friday (Jul13) announced that 20,000 TEU containership, MOL Truth, one of the world's largest …
Jul 17, 2018 /  Vessels
Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), a joint venture established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, announces that CLS …
Jul 6, 2018 /  Vessels
“K” Line, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line Establish LNG Bunkering Joint Ventures and Launch the LNG Bunkering Business in Japan

“K” Line, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line Establish LNG Bunkering Joint Ventures and Launch the LNG Bunkering Business in Japan

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Chubu Electric Power), Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota Tsusho), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) jointly announce that the …
May 10, 2018 /  Curious