The second officer of the Russian Ro-Ro ship ‘IMAN’ was found dead, after Police in Toyama Shinko port, Honshu, Japan, was alerted on November 12 by the ship’s agent call.
The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines, announced it has conducted an international short-term student-exchange program with national maritime schools in Japan during the months of August through October 2017.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that one of world’s largest containerships, the MOL Truth, was delivered at the Saijo Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on October 31.
Denmark and Japan have signed a maritime agreement to strengthen cooperation in key areas of shared interests, such as the environment, digitalisation and quality shipping. The agreement includes a partnership agreement that was agreed between the two countries in 2014.
NYK’s decision of liner integration with two other Japanese companies will have far-reaching impacts on its business, stressed NYK’s president Tadaaki Naito, addressing the group’s employees, on the occasion of the company’s 132nd anniversary, on 2 October.
UN Conference on Trade and Development issued maritime statistics on the world shipping fleet by flag and by country of ownership, for 2017, as well as the 2016 tonnage for ship building and scrapping. Top 5 ship owners are Greece, Japan, China, Germany and Singapore and together they have a market share of 49.5% of dwt.
MOL, NYK and K Line announced that the joint venture planned has received all necessary approvals for compliance with local competition laws, confirming that there is no impact on the three companies’ integration plans for the new container shipping business. The service commencement date for the new company is likewise unchanged from 1 April 2018.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that it has reached a basic agreement with Oshima Shipbuilding, towards the formation of an alliance in the commercial ship business. The companies will seek business synergy and target sustainable growth, in order to strengthen business competitiveness in the global market, while also respecting mutual independence.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have announced that their new joint venture, which will integrate the three companies’ container shipping businesses, will operate under the tradename “Ocean Network Express.”
NYK Lines announced that, on April 14th, a new coal carrier, “Isuzu Maru”, was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding, that will be operated by NYK Bulkship (Asia), an NYK group company located in Singapore, for the transport of coal for JERA Trading Singapore.
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