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Japan's Trading Houses feast on Commodities Rise

Aug 04, 2021

Japan's trading houses are riding a boom in commodities markets that has been fuelled by the recovery in major economies from the coronavirus pandemic, with Itochu reporting record quarterly profit and three others raising their earnings forecasts.The results this week highlight how commodity price swings dictate the bottom line for Japan's storied trading houses as they bounced back from the hit to earnings last year when the coronavirus pandemic began…

Shoei Kisen Kaisha ink deal for Fleetwide install of NavFleet

Sep 15, 2022

NAVTOR secured an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., one of Japan’s largest shipowners and managers, to deliver the NavFleet application across itsfleet of managed vessels. Shoei Kisen, a part of Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan’s largest shipbuilder…

Japan, Australia to Build Green Hydrogen Supply Chain

Sep 15, 2021

Japan's biggest hydrogen supplier Iwatani Corp and five other firms said on Wednesday they will study the feasibility of building a green liquefied hydrogen supply chain between Japan and Australia that could produce 100 tonnes a day by around 2026…

Japan’s Exports Make Biggest Jump in a Decade

May 20, 2021

Japan’s exports grew the most since 2010 in April while capital spending perked up on surging global demand for cars and electronics, lifting hopes that an improvement in trade could help lead the world’s third-largest economy back to growth…

Yang Ming to Launch Taiwan - Japan Service

Jan 08, 2020

Taiwanese ocean shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation said that it continues to enhance its Intra-Asia service network by launching a new Taiwan–Japan service (JCH) effective from January 26th, 2020.The JCH service will provide weekly direct service between Kaohsiung…

Japan Sending Warship, Aircraft to Middle East

Dec 27, 2019

Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday…

NYK Provides Free Transport for Ginkgo Saplings

Dec 25, 2019

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Group has provided support to a project being conducted by maritime volunteers in the town of Pembroke, which is south of Wales, to return ginkgo saplings linked to Admiral Togo, one of Japan’s greatest naval heroes…

50 years of LNG imports in Japan

Nov 08, 2019

Japanese gas buyers marked the 50th anniversary since the first cargo of liquefied natural gas arrived in Japan, now the world’s biggest importer of the fuel.On November 4th, 1969, LNG was first imported to Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company (now JERA Co…

Liberian Registry Opens Japan Office

Oct 10, 2019

The Liberian Registry opened a full-service office in Imabari, Japan, as part of the continued expansion of its presence in Asia.Led by Eiji Okazaki, President of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) Japan, the Imabari…

Program to Combat Piracy and Sea Robbery

Sep 09, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA Japan) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), in cooperation with the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC), jointly organized the 3rd Capacity Building Executive Program (CBEP) in Singapore…

Japan Won't Join US-Led Maritime Coalition in Gulf

Sep 03, 2019

Japan will not join a U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force independently, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.Though the United States is Japan's most important ally…

Yang Ming Launches Japan-Thailand Service

Aug 29, 2019

Taiwanese ocean shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation enhances its Intra-Asia service network by launching a new Japan–Thailand service (JT1) effective from September 11th, 2019.The JT1 service will call at Shimizu, Tokyo, Yokohama…

Wan Hai Lines Enhances Japan Services

Mar 12, 2019

Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines announced the enhancement of its Japan service coverage.With effect from early April 2019, the company shall upgrade its existing New Super 1 service and also extend one of its existing Japan Kanto service to cover Malaysia…

NYK Bags Environment Award

Mar 04, 2019

Tokyo-headquartered shipping and logistics company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has received the Ministry of Environment Award in the Japan Green Innovation Department at the Japan Green Bond Awards sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment…

MOL Passenger Line 'Cruise of the Year 2018'

Dec 14, 2018

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that its group company, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line (MOPAS) was recognized for its 'efforts on market development by the Nippon Maru One Night Cruise,' and received the award for outstanding performance in the 'Cruise of the Year 2018' program…

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