Shipping & Marine Services News in Japan

Establishment of Maritime & Ocean Digital Engineering Cooperation Program at Japan
8/8/2022 - NYK Group company MTI Co., Ltd., Japan Marine United Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., B...
NYK Participates in Marine Biofuel Data Collection and Analysis Project
8/2/2022 - NYK and Astomos Energy Corporation have participated in a marine biofuel demonstration project launched by the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), a non-profit organization aiming to pr...
Ammonia-Fueled Tugboat Obtains AiP from Classification Society ClassNK
7/12/2022 - On July 11, NYK Line and IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd. (IPS) obtained AiP (Approval in Principle) from Japanese classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) for an ammonia-fueled tugboat current...
ClassNK Releases “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edition2.0)”
7/8/2022 - ClassNK has released the "Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edtion 2.0)," which sets forth safety requirements for ships fueled by methanol, ethanol, LPG, and ammonia. In particular, speci...
ClassNK Releases Latest “PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence” Mobile App
7/4/2022 - ClassNK has released the latest version 2.0.0 of “PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence”, a mobile app to assist the improvement of Port State Control (PSC) performance and ship management systems, provided free...
NYK Becomes Signatory to UN’s Sustainable Ocean Principles
6/30/2022 - In Cascais, Portugal, at the UN’s Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum held on June 28, 2022, NYK joined 150 major companies* having a combined market capitalization of 1 trillion euros in taking...
Documentary of Fully Autonomous Ship Project Released
6/24/2022 - A documentary following the DFFAS consortium’s efforts over one and a half years to realize a fully autonomous ship has just been released on YouTube.

From February 26 to March 1, the DFFA...
ClassNK Grants Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions
6/20/2022 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to the Octamar Combustion Catalyst Series of Innospec Limited, a subsidiary of Innospec Inc. and ...
BHP and NYK Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Progress Shipping Decarbonisation
6/9/2022 - BHP and NYK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand and deepen their existing business relationship and to support the decarbonisation of ocean transportation across their shared sup...
3 Vessels Recognized by Japan's Ministry
6/9/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that three vessels, managed by its group companies MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (MOLLNG) and MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP), received the Ministry Awa...
LR and Samsung Heavy Industries pen MOU for Samsung Autonomous Ship.
6/7/2022 - The MOU, signed at Posidonia 2022, will see collaboration that brings major improvements in Autonomous Ready Ship Design.

LR and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a Memorandum of U...
MOL Survey on Establishment of Marine Debris Collection System
4/13/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that its proposed survey aimed at establishing a system to collect plastic debris and other marine debris using debris collection ships was selected for the J...
“K” LINE Selected as a Constituent of FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
4/11/2022 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has been selected as a constituent of FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index.

Created by FTSE Russell, a global index provider, the FTSE Blossom Ja...
ClassNK releases AiP & GDA Guidelines and Technology Qualification Guidelines
3/31/2022 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has systematically organized certification schemes to support the development and implementation of new technologies and released them as "Guidelines for Approva...
Introduction Plan of LNG-fueled Large-scale Dry Bulk Vessel
3/23/2022 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K”Line), has applied for the Specified Vessel Introduction Plan with Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), as a shipping company working on the Introduction of Vessels w...
ClassNK Grants Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to Marlink
3/23/2022 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to Marlink’s CyberGuard Threat Detection, the service for detecting cyber security threats and he...
Introduction Plan of Wind Challenger Installed Vessel Certified by Ministry
3/23/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced the introduction plan of large-scale dry bulk vessel with a hard sail system was certified as "Introduction plan of vessel w...
ClassNK Issues AiP for World’s First Methane Oxidation Catalyst System
3/16/2022 - ClassNK granted the Approval in Principle (AiP) for the world’s first concept design of the methane oxidation catalyst system*1 jointly developed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation (Hitachi Zosen), Mitsui O...
ClassNK Issues AiP for Fully Autonomous Ship Framework
3/15/2022 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted the Approval in Principle (AiP) for a fully autonomous ship framework (development code “APExS-auto”*1) jointly developed by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaish...
ClassNK Signs MOU with PowerX to Collaborate on the Power ARK Project
3/10/2022 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PowerX, Inc. (PowerX) for a collaboration on the development of the Power Transfer Vessel (Power ARK).

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