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...

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...

More “green” RTGs

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Underscoring the growing interest in alternative power systems for RTGs to reduce emissions and fuel consumption (see WorldCargo News Februa...

…Japan scanner moves

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Customs offices in three Japanese ports, Tokyo, Nagoya and Moji, are to install container cargo inspection systems from a Japanese-US team m...

Japan box figures up

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Japan's ports handled a total of 12.678 mill TEU (mTEU) in 2000, up 9.7 per cent on the figure for 1999, according to figures published last...

Shorter crane times

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Japan's five major ports - Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe - were scheduled to start imposing gantry crane charges in 30 minute segm...