NYK Line has approached compatriot Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to construct a next-generation, scrubber-fitted bulk carrier on the back of a long term charter contract with JFE Steel Corporation.

Japan has updated that the country’s first trial of using IMO-compliant bunker fuel on coastal vessels has been successfully conducted, ahead of the next step of low-sulphur bunkering for ocean-going ships.

Britannia has celebrated 30 years of its branch office license in Tokyo the first foreign P&I Club to be granted such a license in Japan.

U-Ming, Taipower, K Line and Kuang Ming are to form a joint venture to ship coal and LNG.

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has received its first order from a Japanese owner for its larger design 42,000 dwt log and bulk carrier.

Proxy-advisor firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has called on shareholders of Japanese shipowner K Line to vote against the re-election of its chairman and president at its upcoming annual general meeting.

Container carrier APL has unveiled a new Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam (JMV) service that will provide weekly connectivity between North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding its design workforce in the Philippines as it faces an aging workforce at home in Japan, and seeks to diversify the product range of its Cebu yard.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) returned to the black in FY2018, ended 31 March 2019, and is forecasting a better year ahead.

ClassNK (B2 – T01e) chose Sea Asia 2019 to announce the launch of its global data utilization platform IoS-OP (Internet of Ships – Open Platform), by its wholly owned subsidiary Ship Data Center Co Ltd (ShipDC).

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