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
Japan Marine Science (JMS) joins Green Award

Japan Marine Science (JMS) joins Green Award

KAWASAKI - Japan Marine Science (JMS) officially announced joining the Green Award scheme as a new incentive provider offering its training services at special prices to Green Award certificate holders. Jan Fransen, …
Apr 20, 2018 /  Curious
JAPEX to conduct an exploratory drilling offshore Hidaka area of Hokkaido

JAPEX to conduct an exploratory drilling offshore Hidaka area of Hokkaido

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) announced yesterday that it will conduct an exploratory drilling operation at offshore Hidaka area of Hokkaido, for the purpose of understanding the presence of crude oil and …
Mar 23, 2018 /  Curious
Yang Ming to launch New Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam direct service

Yang Ming to launch New Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam direct service

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (YM) will launch JMV (Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam) Service on 12th April, 2018, starting from Hong Kong. Caption: Container ship YM Antwerp - Image courtesy of Eric Hu   Four …
Mar 16, 2018 /  All
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Obtains HSE Certification - The First Company-Level Certification to be Granted in Japan

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Obtains HSE Certification - The First Company-Level Certification to be Granted in Japan

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (TSUNEISHI) announced yesterday that it has received HSE certification from the internationally recognised Health, Safety & Environment Management System. Nippon Kajii Kyokai …
Mar 14, 2018 /  Curious