Watch: Japanese consortium to develop first fully electric tanker

A Japanese consortium is to provide new infrastructure services with a focus on electric vessels. Their newly established company, called e5 Lab., will work to develop and promote the greater use of these clean modes of marine transport by building the world’s first zero-emission tanker by mid 2021. 

Watch: Japanese warship collides with dock in Brisbane

The Japanese warship ‘JS Kunisaki’ collided into Brisbane’s Portside Wharf while trying to dock, Tuesday, 17 June. There were no injuries of crew onboard or spectators but the vessel was left visibly damaged. The causes of the incident are yet to be determined.

Watch: Japanese ONE launches first container ship

The Japanese container ship business, Ocean Network Express, has officially launched its first container ship at Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan. The 14,000 TEU vessel ‘ONE Minato’ is scheduled for delivery in December 2018. ONE announced the official commencement of its container shipping businesses on 1 April 2018. 

Video: Giant ship unloader heading to Port of Onahama

The above video is a timelapse depicting how BigLift’s heavy lift ship ‘Happy Star’ transported a large IUK continuous ship unloader from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to Onahama, Japan. The ship unloader will facilitate the port of Onahama to unload coal and guarantees a fast turn time of the vessels.

Video: First Wheatstone LNG cargo heads to Japan

The first shipment of liquefied natural gas has departed from the Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. Watch a video of the first cargo sailaway aboard the Asia Venture, one of Chevron’s state-of-the-art LNG carriers.

LNG Insight: Utility buyers change buying strategy for winter

Stephanie Wilson, Platts Asia LNG managing editor, and Javier Diaz, BENTEK Energy senior energy analyst, discuss the availability of LNG supples to the Japanese market and the change in strategy among utility buyers as winter approaches.

Tsunami ghost ship

Japanese fishing vessel spotted adrift off the west coast of Canada A Japanese fishing vessel swept away by the March…
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