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Turkey Ratifies Ballast Water Convention

Oct 14, 2014

​​Turkey today, October 14, ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004, bringing the number of Contracting States to 43 countries, representing approximately 32.54% of world merchant shipping tonnage. 35% of global tonnage will trigger entry into force of the Convention…

MOL Assists South African Primary Education Initiative

May 23, 2014

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. said it plans to assist nonprofit organization South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative (Sapesi-Japan) with the ocean transport of mobile library vehicles to the Republic of South Africa. This marks the fourth…

EMP to Display Technologies at Sea Japan 2014

Mar 31, 2014

First public display of Aquarius MRE System & Aquarius Eco Ship concept. Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced  that it will be presenting for the first time a number of the technologies it is developing including the Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) System at Sea Japan 2014…

Japan Test Production of Frozen Subsea Gas

Mar 12, 2013

Japan to begin the world’s first offshore drilling operation to extract frozen natural gas locked under the seabed.Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp., known as JOGMEC, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology…

ABS Gains Recognized Organization Status – Japan

Jan 22, 2013

Classification Society ABS authorized by the relevant ministry to serve as a Recognized Organization of the State of Japan. “This authorization strengthens our global coverage and allows vessel owners and operators greater operational flexibility…

Japan Authorizes ABS as Recognized Organization

Jan 17, 2013

Government grants class society authority to inspect on its behalfABS was granted authorization by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to serve as a Recognized Organization of the State of Japan.  This authorization…

Japan Shipbuilder Launches First Ship Following Tsunami Disaster

Dec 02, 2012

Yamanishi Corp, located in Tsumami disaster zone, Miyagi Prefecture, launches its first ship 20 months after the destruction.A 695-ton training ship built by Yamanishi Corp. has been officially launched at the firm's shipyard in Ishinomaki…

NYK Luxury Cruise Aids Japan Tsunami Reconstruction

Nov 13, 2012

NYK hosts cruise aboard their Japan-based cruise ship to the region worst affected by the earthquake.The two-night, three-day cruise on Asuka II (50,142 tons; 800-guest capacity; about 470 crew) set sail from Yokohama to Sendai, and the…

Japanese Hydrographer Wins UK Award

Oct 07, 2012

Dr Hideo Nishida of the Japan Hydrographic Association wins the UKHO’s annual Alexander Dalrymple Award for his outstanding contribution to hydrography.Dr Nishida has had a long and illustrious career with the Japan Coastguard, the Japan…

Japanese LNG Carrier Adds to Ocean Studies

Sep 13, 2012

NYK LNG carrier 'Broog' recognized by Japan Coast Guard for long-term contribution to oceanography by taking sea-water samples.Every year on September 12th,  the commandant of the Japan Coast Guard recognizes individuals and organizations…

Floating Wind Farm Starts Trial Run Off Japan

Aug 30, 2012

Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm begins trial operation off the coast of Goto Islands, Nagasake Prefecture.A Japan Government energy ministry spokesperson said that diversifying energy sources in Japan has become a significant national…

Shipping Disruptions: Japan Battles Back

May 11, 2011

Japan is waging a public relations war as it struggles to control the nuclear contamination threat at home while playing down the concerns of consumers abroad. Fears of tainted goods from the battered nation are affecting trade flows, with regional…

Oil Markets Adjust to Japan’s Disaster

Mar 15, 2011

Singapore, 16 March  — The 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the continuing nuclear crisis that they triggered, will have significant repercussions in global energy markets, according to international energy price reporting agency Argus…

Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Two New Vessels

Mar 11, 2010

Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced the delivery of its 44th and 45th vessels, the Guayaquil Bridge and the COSCO Japan. The Guayaquil Bridge, a 2500 TEU vessel delivered on March 5, 2010, was built by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co…

Kongsberg Sub-Bottom Profiler Delivered to Japan

Sep 21, 2009

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) recently awarded Kongsberg Defence Systems a contract for the delivery of one Kongsberg TOPAS PS 18 Parametric Sub-bottom Profiler system. The contract was handled through the Kongsberg agent in Japan…

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