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Carnival Corp Breaks Ground on New Cruise Terminal in Japan

Carnival Corporation officially launched the construction of a new cruise terminal at the port of Sasebo

Carnival Corporation will construct and operate the new terminal, expected to open in summer 2020.

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NYK Wraps Up Japan’s First Carbon-Neutral Voyage

Aries Leader

NYK became the first Japanese shipping company to realize a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2.

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Japan to Lose Top LNG Importer Position to China by 2022

LNG carrier

LNG imports in Japan are expected to decline 12% to 72.8 mmtpa compared to 2018, Wood Mackenzie said.

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Qatargas Ships 3000th LNG Cargo to Japan

Al Jasra

Qatargas has set another milestone as it successfully delivered the 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan.

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Japan Runs First IMO-Compliant Bunker Fuel Trials

IMO 2020 trials

The tests were declared a success by the country's transport ministry.

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Sri Lanka, Japan, India to Develop Colombo South Port

Memorandum of Cooperation signing ceremony

Sri Lanka, Japan, and India to cooperate on the development of East Container Terminal in Sri Lanka.

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Two Crew Dead after Vessel Collision, Sinking off Japan

Cargo ship collision

Authorities investigating faint knocking sound heard from the sunken Sensho Maru on Monday.

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ASA Welcomes Japan's Accession to HKC


The Asian Shipowners’ Association welcomes Japan’s ratification of the Hong Kong International Convention.

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Japan Becomes Tenth Member of IMO's Hong Kong Convention

Japan's flag

Japan joined the Hong Kong Convention on March 27.

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USCG Enforces North Korea Sanctions in East China Sea

North Korea

USCG sent its cutter to Sasebo, Japan to enforce North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea.

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Eighty Injured after Japanese Ferry Hits 'Whale'


Eighty people were injured when a Japanese jetfoil ferry hit what seemed to be a whale in the Sea of Japan. 

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Japan Rules Out Open-Loop Scrubber Ban

Japan scrubber ban decision

Open-lop scrubbers are not harmful to the environment, Japan says.

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South Korean Builders Claim the Throne in 2018

South Korea has reclaimed the crown from China as the top shipbuilding nation in 2018.

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ECSA, SEA Europe Welcome EU-S. Korea Talks on Subsidies


 European shipowners and shipbuilders back the talks between the EU and South Korea on state subsidies.

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WTO: EU Wants to Join Japan in Complaint Against Korea


The EU has requested to join Japan in an ongoing complaint against South Korea, WTO said.

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Japan Launches New Whaling Mission in Southern Ocean


Japan deployed its ships for a new whaling operation in the Antarctic Ocean on November 12.

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Japan Complains to WTO about Korean Shipbuilding Support


Japan has requested WTO dispute consultations with South Korea concerning subsidies for shipbuilders.

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Korea Denies Japan's Claims on WTO Breach


South Korea and Japan in dispute over shipbuilding subsidies.

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Typhoon Jebi Smashes Japanese Tanker into Airport Bridge

Japanese Coast Guard

Japanese tanker smashes into Kansai International Airport bridge.

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SFI’s Fire-Stricken Super Tanker Taken under Tow

Front Hakata

Front Hakata, which was adrift following an engine fire, has been taken under tow.

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NYK to Explore Commercialization of LNG Bunkering


NYK is to explore the commercialization of an LNG bunkering business in western Japan.

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