Japan

Japan

23 Jan 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic grow moderately in the first three quarters of 2014
13 Jan 2015
A major Tokyo-based research firm has painted an upbeat picture of Japanese container trade in the next fiscal year starting in April, despite flagging domestic demand and growing uncertainty over the global economy.
05 Jan 2015
With MOL’s container business in the red and performing worse than the other Japanese carriers, the company’s president in New Year’s message said 2015 would be a “counteroffensive year” in which it would get more aggressive in cost-cutting.
02 Jan 2015
NYK joined "K" Line and CSAV in pleading guilty to U.S. price-fixing charges over the past year related to roll-on, roll-off shipping services.
31 Dec 2014
After two years of preparations, Nippon Express Co. has set up a subsidiary in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, joining a growing army of Japanese transportation, logistics and other firms aiming to cash in on what is widely seen as Asia’s last frontier market.
29 Dec 2014
In a significant policy shift, the Japanese government has become the top shareholder of a company operating the Port of Kobe and the Port of Osaka, collectively called the Ports of Hanshin, to help shore up its sagging international competitiveness.
22 Dec 2014
Mitsui-Soko Holdings Co. will take a controlling stake in Sony Supply Chain Solutions Inc. for about 18 billion yen (US$151 million), marking the latest in a series of acquisitions by Japanese transportation and logistics companies targeting subsidiaries of struggling domestic electronics giants.
19 Dec 2014
The Japanese government has recently expressed concern to the U.S. government regarding the delays of U.S. forage exports because of U.S. West Coast port congestion, according to an agriculture shipper group.
17 Dec 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States expanded by a whopping 20.4 percent in November on a year-on-year basis, as exports grew relatively strongly while imports fell, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry on Wednesday
16 Dec 2014
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Japan and Australia will begin on Jan. 15, either eliminating or drastically cutting import tariffs on most products traded between the two Asia-Pacific nations, the Japanese government announced today.
14 Dec 2014
The long running investigation into Asia forwarders fixing fees and surcharges on Japan-Singapore routes between 2002 and 2007 was finally brought to a close with the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) handing out $5.4 million in fines.