Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Ship Design

First Autonomous Cargo Ship Faces Test With 236-Mile Voyage

By River Davis and Tsuyoshi Inajima (Bloomberg) — In just two decades from now, half of all domestic ships plying Japan’s coastal waters may be piloting themselves.  That’s the ambitious goal...

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 2364

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard

Kawasaki Heavy To Start Liquid Hydrogen Shipments Spring 2021

By Yuka Obayashi (Reuters) – Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries is aiming to replicate its success as a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker producer with hydrogen, a key element that...

January 26, 2021
Total Views: 4909

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Maritime News

Japanese Shipbuilders Announce Business Tie-Up

Japan’s top shipbuilders Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture company aimed at strengthening their global competitiveness in the commercial shipbuilding sector. ...

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Maritime News

Mitsubishi Heavy to Reorganize Shipbuilding Business

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced to reorganize its shipbuilding business with the establishment of two separate, wholly-owned entities. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. will primarily undertake construction of ships that...

December 6, 2017
Total Views: 19

Friday, March 31, 2017
Maritime News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forming Shipbuilding Alliances with Japanese Rivals

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) says it has reached basic agreements with other domestic shipbuilders on forming alliances in the commercial shipbuilding business. MHI said agreements were signed with Imabari...

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Maritime News

Japan Overtakes South Korea in Ranking of Biggest Shipbuilding Nations

For the first time in nearly two decades Japanese shipbuilders have overtaken rivals in South Korea in terms of newbuild order backlog, industry data shows. According to Clarskon Research data...

January 4, 2017
Total Views: 269

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Maritime News

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Considering Shipbuilding Options

By Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda (Bloomberg) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is considering options for its shipbuilding business to reduce costs as persistently weak demand for vessels prompts companies...

October 19, 2016
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Maritime News

Japan’s MHI Scuttles Cruise Shipbuilding Plans After Losses on Carnival Ships

TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd has abandoned its ambition to build European cruise liners and will stick to making smaller ferries and other medium-sized passenger...

October 18, 2016
Total Views: 33

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Maritime News

Mitsubishi Heavy to Shrink Shipbuilding Operations -Report

TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is planning to stop taking new orders for large passenger ships, downsizing its shipbuilding operations due to a slump in orders,...

October 9, 2016
Total Views: 18

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard
Maritime News

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries May Pull Out of Shipbuilding

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd said it would consider a drastic revision of its shipbuilding business due to its worsening profitability and indicated that it...

October 1, 2016
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Maritime News

Japan Takes Delivery of Biggest Warship Since WWII

Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific.

March 25, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, March 9, 2015
Maritime News

Cheap Oil Doesn’t Deter Japan Shipbuilders From Betting on LNG

At a shipyard in southern Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. engineers envision the newest fuel- efficient engines for liquefied natural gas carriers while others design tanks with greater capacity.

March 9, 2015
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 30, 2015
Maritime News

Japanese Shipbuilder Secures Orders for Record 20,000 TEU Containerships

Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. says it has secured newbuilding orders for 11 containerships with a TEU capacity of 20,000, marking the first-ever orders for ships that size.

January 30, 2015
Total Views: 563

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Maritime News

Mitsubishi Heavy Considering Splitting Off Shipbuilding Business

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said on Wednesday it was considering a range of options for its shipbuilding business, including splitting it off into a separate company.

December 24, 2014
Total Views: 2

Friday, April 25, 2014
Maritime News

Japan Prime Minister Revives Dying Shipyards with Economic Stimulus

For a sign of success for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus policies look no further than Japan’s once-stricken shipbuilding industry.

April 25, 2014
Total Views: 0