Japan

16 Jul 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its fiscal year outlook for growth in Japan’s air cargo trade.
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.
16 Feb 2016
Global warehouse provider GLP and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have poured almost $1 billion into expanding their Japanese joint venture fund to capitalize on growing demand for logistics facilities in the country.
16 Feb 2016
Japan is planning to increase involvement in infrastructure projects in Africa as it looks to strengthen its foothold in what Tokyo considers to be one of the world’s last major growth markets.
12 Feb 2016
Japan’s Kintetsu World Express saw its group revenue soar 26.3 percent year-over-year in the first nine months of fiscal 2015, which ends March 31, to 295.159 billion yen ($2.57 billion), but that wasn’t enough to stop the company from downgrading its full-year revenue and profit forecasts.
08 Feb 2016
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its net profit rise at a double-digit pace in the first nine months of the fiscal year ending in March despite paltry revenue growth.
05 Feb 2016
Japan’s government has drawn up the drafts of guidelines and revised ministry ordinances, which contain penalties and variation between the verified gross mass and actual weight of a container, for the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's looming Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, container weight rules.
04 Feb 2016
Two of Japan’s big three shipping lines sailed into the crosshairs of Moody’s ratings agency, with the outlook of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines being reviewed to negative and K Line heading for a downgrade as weaker than expected profitability clouded their 2016 prospects.