Japan

Japan

03 Jun 2015
CaroTrans is launching a new weekly less-than-container-load service between Southeastern U.S. and Japanese markets, cutting out transshipment and avoiding congestion at ports in Los Angeles and Busan.
08 Apr 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports posted mixed international container traffic results in 2014 amid turbulent economic conditions at home and in some of the nation’s main export markets, with four ports weathering the storm, while one failed to do so.
27 Mar 2015
The Port of Tokyo will become Japan’s first and Northeast Asia’s second port to join the international Environmental Ship Index program and reward environment-friendly container ships.
18 Mar 2015
Japan’s exports to the U.S. rose for the sixth consecutive month in February, surging 14.3 percent to 1.215 trillion yen ($10.0 billion) on the back of brisk auto shipments, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry this week.
06 Mar 2015
A final Japanese government report on the 2013 break-up and sinking of the MOL Comfort has called for amended ship design requirements to better ensure the safety of large container ships.
19 Feb 2015
In an encouraging sign for the still-struggling Japanese economy, the nation’s exports got off to a powerful start this year, with shipments to the U.S. and some other major trading partners in January rising at a double-digit pace compared to the prior year.
Japan Post
17 Feb 2015
The decision by Japan state postal service to takeover regional logistics operator Toll Holdings for $5.07 billion is the second mega-logistics acquisition involving Japanese companies in as many days, and another exceptional price.
Port of Nagoya
17 Feb 2015
Driven by firm auto shipments, the Port of Nagoya easily retained its status as the biggest export hub among Japan's airports and seaports in 2014 in terms of value, according to figures from customs authorities.
17 Feb 2015
While Greece struggles to escape financial ruin and an exit from the eurozone, it has cemented its position as the world’s leading shipping nation.
17 Feb 2015
Neptune Orient Lines has sold APL Logistics to Kintetsu World Express for $1.2 billion in a stunning deal that gives the Singapore-listed group a net gain of more than $900 million.
11 Feb 2015
Japan’s energetic farm-export drive is bearing fruit, as the country’s overseas shipments of agricultural, fishery and forestry products mushroomed 11.1 percent in 2014 from the previous year to a record high of 611.7 billion yen (US $5.14 billion).