Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Maritime News

Japan, EU Sign Free Trade Pact Amid Worries About Trump

By Stanley White TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight...

July 17, 2018
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Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Maritime News

China Sails Past Japan to Become World’s Largest Buyer of Natural Gas

By Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — China’s drive for cleaner skies has pushed it past Japan to become the world’s largest buyer of natural gas, a milestone for a nation that...

June 24, 2018
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Friday, June 15, 2018
Trade routes of Rinko Corp
Maritime News

Tiny Japan Shipping Shares Jump On North Korea Detente Hopes

by Yoshiyuki Osada (Reuters) – Shares of small Japanese shippers jumped this week after the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sparked...

June 15, 2018
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
News

Japan Says Suspected Chinese Ship Spotted Breaking North Korea Sanctions

TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) – Japan on Tuesday said it had detected what appeared to be a Chinese-flagged vessel, 350 km (218 miles) off Shanghai, conducting illegal transfers to a...

May 29, 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018
yokohama port
News

Japan’s Sumitomo Eyes Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in Tokyo Bay

OKYO (Reuters) – Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp says it signed a memorandum with Uyeno Transtech Ltd and Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corp for a joint study on ship-to-ship liquefied natural...

March 30, 2018
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Newly-appointed Commander of First Escort Division of JMSDF Ryoko Azuma salutes to soldiers in Yokohama
Navy

Japan’s Navy Appoints First Female Squadron Commander

by Nobuhiro Kubo (Reuters) – Japan’s navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more...

March 6, 2018
Total Views: 34

Friday, February 2, 2018
Sanchi Oil Spill East China Sea
Oil Spill

Sanchi Oil Spill Drifts Toward Japan

by Osamu Tsukimori (Reuters) – Clumps of oil have washed up on the shores of southern Japan and there are fears they may be leaking from an Iranian crude tanker...

February 2, 2018
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Monday, November 27, 2017
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Maritime News

Eight Bodies Found in Boat Washed Up on Beach in Japan -Coast Guard

TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Eight bodies, which had been reduced partly to skeletons, were found on Monday in a small wooden ship that washed up on a beach in...

November 27, 2017
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Friday, November 24, 2017
capsized-japanese-fishing-boat-pacific
Lifesaving Incidents

AMVER Assists In Rescue Of Lost Pacific Fishermen

HONOLULU — Seven fishermen are safe, Wednesday, after their Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat, the Gyotoku Maru No. 1, reportedly capsized 218 miles southwest of Palau. The fishermen were rescued and transferred safely...

November 24, 2017
Total Views: 11

Monday, November 13, 2017
jera-energy-gordon-project-lng-terminal
Offshore

Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG Exports First LNG Cargo To Japan

(Reuters) – Japan’s JERA Co, the fuel-buying joint venture of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said it received the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo shipped from Chevron’s...

November 13, 2017
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Monday, October 23, 2017
japan-typhoon-ocean-storm
Weather

Typhoon Lan Heads Out To Sea, Three Dead In Japan

by Elaine Lies (Reuters) A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people,...

October 23, 2017
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Monday, July 31, 2017
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News

Japanese Carriers Swing to Profit on Growth in Trade, Pick-up in Freight Rates

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – Japan’s big three shippers on Monday reported profits for the first quarter, bouncing back from losses a year earlier and raising hopes the firms could...

July 31, 2017
Total Views: 17

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Japan US Navy Collision
Collision

USS Fitzgerald Pulls Into Drydock – Damage Said To Be Significant

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) The USS Fitzgerald came close to sinking or foundering after the collision with a container ship ripped a big gash under the warships waterline, the commander...

June 17, 2017
Total Views: 25

Collision

USS Fitzgerald Sailors’ Remains Found

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) The bodies of a number of sailors who were missing after the USS Fitzgerald, a U.S. Navy destroyer, collided with a container vessel were found in flooded...

June 17, 2017
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USS Fitzgerald with Tugboat Assistance
Collision

Search Continues As Damaged Destroyer Hobbles Into Port

The Japanese coast guard is leading the search for seven sailors missing after their U.S. destroyer collided with a container ship early Saturday. The USS Fitzgerald was damaged both above...

June 17, 2017
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
News

Japan’s Most-Shorted Stock Facing Rough Seas as Largest Shareholder Looms

By Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda (Bloomberg) — The most-shorted stock on Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average, a shipping line, is facing rough seas again. As Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.’s...

June 1, 2017
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson
Navy

Japanese Warships Join U.S. Carrier As It Approaches North Korea

By Nobuhiro Kubo (Reuters) Two Japanese destroyers on Sunday began an exercise with the U.S. Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the...

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Interesting

U.S. Navy Ship Runs Aground Off Japan

The U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser USS Antietam ran aground off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan on Tuesday, damaging the ship’s props and causing hydraulic oil to spill into the water. ...

January 31, 2017
Total Views: 75

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Maritime News

Japan’s Top Shipping Lines Trim Loss Estimates

TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Japan’s top three shippers, Nippon Yusen KK (NYK), Mitsui OSK and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha pared their full-year loss estimates on Tuesday as a downturn in...

January 31, 2017
Total Views: 15

Thursday, January 12, 2017
News

Crew Rescues as North Korean Cargo Ship Sinks Off Japan

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) – A North Korean cargo vessel carrying rice sank off the west coast of Japan’s westernmost major island of Kyushu on Thursday after springing a leak,...

January 12, 2017
Total Views: 6