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Japan's big three shipowners announce new joint venture

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.”

New coal carrier to operate for JERA Trading Singapore

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.

Japanese shipbuilders to form alliances in ship operations

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that has reached basic agreements with Imabari Shipbuilding, Namura Shipbuilding and Oshima Shipbuilding, in the wake of ongoing discussions on creating alliances in the commercial ship business. The agreements are targeted at strengthening the competitiveness of all alliance partners in the global market.

Singapore approves Japanese companies' joint venture

Competition Commission of Singapore announced that the creation of the Joint Venture, proposed by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, on October 2016, will not infringe the prohibition in the Act against anti-competitive mergers.

Cambodia study looks at port data exchange

IMO announced that a feasibility study to look into the possible expansion of the Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET) was undertaken in Cambodia, as part of a project co-funded by IMO and China. The envisaged expansion of NEAL-NET is expected to support the implementation of the revised Facilitation Convention, by 8 April 2019.

APL supports Japanese agricultural exporters

APL has stepped in to support Japanese growers and exporters in the exploration of overseas markets for their fresh produce. Through its range of SMART reefer solutions and well-diversified global network, APL is committed to offering an optimal and cost-effective transportation that not only preserves the quality of delicate produce but also enables market accessibility.

Japan eyes aid for Africa ports and infrastructure

The Japanese government plans to allocate development assistance for some 60 projects in African countries, centering on infrastructure development but also covering fields as diverse as agriculture and health care

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