Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), one of Japan's big three shipowners, is undertaking a restructuring of its organisation that includes a new technical innovation unit.

Shell is warning of a shortage of LNG by the middle of the next decade as buyers seek shorter-term contracts, but suppliers continue to seek long-term sales to secure finance for project development.

Forging boldly ahead with its intra-Asia strategy, APL has announced the launch of a new intra-Asia shortsea service covering key markets in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand.

Japanese container line merger Ocean Network Express (ONE) has started to accept bookings from today, two months ahead of the joint venture’s launch.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ceo Junichiro Ikeda says a full-scale recovery of shipping markets is still in the making.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Rolls-Royce to jointly research technology it sees as leading to autonomous ships in the future.

A Japan Coast Guard (JCG) vessel will leave Hakodate on 28 December for joint anti-piracy exercises in India and Malaysia.

APL recently celebrated 150 years of shipping in Japan with the Yokohama Port and Habour Bureau, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation and Yokohama Port Corporation paying tribute to the line for its contributions as one of Japan’s longest-serving shipping lines.

In the last development in using LNG as a marine fuel Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Namura Shipbuilding, Tohoku Electric Power have received Approval in Principal (AiP) for a LNG powered coal carrier.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has confirmed Greek shipowners remain the dominant force in the global industry, topping operators overall based on fleet capacity, while heading the wet and dry categories, and rising to third among containership fleets.

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