FESCO to boost container shipping ties with Japan

FESCO Transportation Group, the largest intermodal transport operator in Russia, revealed it will further increase container traffic on the route connecting Japan and Russia. The plans were revealed during a meeting of the workgroup on transport of the Intergovernmental Russian-Japanese … Read More

MOL expanding business portfolio with two new acquisitions

Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has decided to acquire common stock of real estate ownership firm Daibiru Corporation and maritime transport company Utoc Corporation. As informed, MOL resolved at its board of directors’ meeting held on November 30 … Read More

Just in: Offshore wind updates from France and Japan

In the Market updates live broadcast, we hear from industry experts from Japan and France about the current local offshore wind situation and some project updates. Justus Schoemaker, director and owner of DUJAM Desk (Dutch-Japanese Maritime Desk), gives us a … Read More

UTEC guides Simec Atlantis’ tidal kit to its place

Offshore energy services provider Helix Robotics Solutions partnered with UTEC Survey, an Acteon Group company, to support the recent installation of Simec Atlantis’ demonstration tidal turbine in Japan. Simec Atlantis’ AR500 tidal turbine (Courtesy of Acteon) Helix Robotics Solutions contracted … Read More

Japan’s ports waive fees for LNG, hydrogen-powered ships

Kaguya; Image courtesy: Kawasaki Heavy Industries The Tokyo Port is waiving port entry fees for LNG-powered and hydrogen-powered vessels as a way of encouraging greater uptake of these fuels in the maritime sector. The waiver is set to enter into … Read More

NYK tests again remote navigation of tugboat

Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and its group companies MTI Co. Ltd., Keihin Dock Co. Ltd., and Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS) have completed a second test of the remote navigation of a tugboat as part of the … Read More

Norwegians and Japanese ink offshore wind MoU

The Japanese Kiso-Jiban Consultants (KJC) and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for offshore wind energy in Japan. The two parties plan to jointly undertake work related to geotechnical investigations, site characterization and foundation … Read More

NIRAS bolsters offshore wind activities in APAC

Denmark-headquartered consultancy NIRAS has revealed plans to enhance its presence in the Asia-Pacific offshore wind market. In line with this, NIRAS appointed its first company member in Japan, Seiko Toki, who took over the role of senior consultant to further expand … Read More

Japan’s offshore wind ambitions attracting major developers

What a national-level push for offshore wind can do in a relatively short time is perhaps best visible from Japan’s example, with some of the biggest offshore wind names now making concrete business moves in the country whose government put … Read More