Japanese carriers fined US$2.325M

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The US Federal Maritime Commission has fined K Line and NYK Line US$1.1M and US$1.225M respectively for alleged violations of the US Shippin...

New K Line ro-ro move

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The Japanese carrier has set up a dedicated ro-ro affiliate to attract more non-automobile rolling cargo business...

Japan to create two hub ports

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Japan is to create two mega-ports - designated International Strategic Freight Ports (ISFP) - which will receive priority funding to ensure ...

Hanshin ports seek hub status

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Japan’s Hanshin ports - Osaka, Kobe, Sakai Semboku and Amagasaki Nishinomiya Ashiya - have asked the central government to designate them ...

Car terminals for NYK

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Japan’s NYK Line plans to build and expand car export terminals in India and China, the world’s two most populous and fastestgrowing cou...

Solar-powered car carrier

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What is touted as the world’s first ship to be powered with assistance of solar power has been put into service by NYK Line...

Shibushi in the spring

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A new multi-purpose terminal being built at the Japanese port of Shibushi will open next spring, according to Akira Hagi, a spokesman for th...

Hakata C2 set to open

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The C2 Container Terminal at Japan’s Hakata port, which will have a 350m berth with a depth alongside of 15m, will be put into operation i...

Japanese try out rail

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In a bid to enhance their competitiveness, Japan’s Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki ports are carrying out trial transhipments of internationa...

TPT goes private

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State-run Tokyo Port Terminal Public Corp has changed its name to Tokyo Port Terminal Co (TPT) after becoming the first Japanese port operat...

Three Osaka Bay ports to merge

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The Japanese government is going ahead with plans to merge the central ports of Osaka, Kobe and Amagasaki-Nishinomiya-Ashiya into a superpor...

Tokyo’s big plans

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The Port of Tokyo plans to build a three-berth container terminal with a 16m draft to accommodate ships of 8,000 TEU and more deployed in lo...

Hakata adds box berth

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A second container berth will open at Island City Container Terminal at the Japanese port of Hakata in spring 2008 to handle ultra-large shi...