Japan

29 Apr 2016
Japan’s government has officially introduced a much-anticipated system designed to ensure the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's SOLAS container weight rule from July 1 and reduced the fines for non-compliance.
28 Apr 2016
Japan’s three largest container lines mostly reported dismal financial results for fiscal 2015 on Thursday.
28 Apr 2016
ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Corp. both increased their group net profits despite cargo weakness.
25 Apr 2016
Japan’s air cargo trade with foreign countries will shrink for the second straight year in fiscal year 2016, which started on April 1, Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. predicted, citing sluggish exports and imports.
22 Apr 2016
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. expects Japan’s container trade to remain almost flat in fiscal 2016, edging up only 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 11.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units because of economic uncertainty both at home and abroad.
01 Apr 2016
All but one of Japan’s five biggest ports posted negative traffic results in 2015 amid growing economic uncertainty both at home and abroad, with only the Port of Kobe weathering the storm well enough to eke out growth.
25 Mar 2016
Japan’s government on Friday acquired a majority 50 percent stake in the company operating the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki for 500 million yen ($4.4 million), allowing the terminal operator to jack up its capital investment.
22 Mar 2016
The Port of Kobe saw its container traffic rise 3.4 percent year-over-year to 2.7 million 20-foot equivalent units in 2015, the second highest on record and the highest since 1995, when the western Japanese port city was devastated by a powerful earthquake.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
15 Mar 2016
Japan’s government has set an acceptable discrepancy between the verified gross mass and actual weight of a container at the upper end of its proposed range as the July 1 implementation of the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, container weight rule looms.
11 Mar 2016
Japan’s government is now making final preparations to acquire a significant equity stake in the company operating the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture to help buoy its international competitiveness.
23 Feb 2016
Driven by firm shipments of auto parts and aircraft, the Port of Nagoya in 2015 retained its status as the biggest export hub by value among Japan’s airports and seaports for the fourth straight year.