Japan's Ministry of Transport

Japan seeks concessions on mainland

CHINA is looking into the possibility of allowing more Japanese shipping firms to set up wholly-owned subsidiaries on the mainland.

Wednesday, 29 November, 1995, 12:00am

Japan newbuilding permits fall sharply

JAPAN'S Ministry of Transport issued newbuilding permits for 30 vessels totalling 620,000 gross tonnes (gt) last month.

The number of permits, involving domestic and export ships, was down 15 vessels (190,000 gt) from July, according to the figures.

Seven vessels are scheduled for delivery this year and 23 next year.

25 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Japan moves ahead with register plan

JAPAN'S Ministry of Transport is proceeding with plans to establish a register of its international ships to check the decline of the national flag fleet and the number of Japanese seamen.

The ministry's budget requests for the 1996 fiscal year include a string of proposals, scheduled for consideration by the next session of the Parliament.

4 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Territory invited to world meeting

HONG Kong has been invited to attend a meeting on shipping policies between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Asian nations in Yokohama on April 14 and 15.

The meeting will be hosted by Japan's Ministry of Transport (MOT), along with a session of the OECD's Maritime Committee in Tokyo on April 12 and 13.

27 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Yen rise forces lines to cut costs

JAPAN'S Ministry of Transport (MOT) has released results of discussions with eight ocean-going shipping firms on their response to the trend of rising yen.

According to the report, the shipping firms are not only trying to cut expenses, but also to convert costs to a dollar-denomination basis in a bid to ride out current difficulties.

15 Oct 1993 - 12:00am