Offshore Construction News in Japan

Naming Ceremony for ENERGIA AZALEA Held
6/9/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that a naming ceremony was held today for the next-generation coal carrier ENERGIA AZALEA, which will serve Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc., at Namura Shipbu...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to Build LNG Bunkering Vessel
3/29/2022 - ? Construction of an LNG bunkering vessel to supply LNG fuel to ships will support the LNG conversion of marine vessels, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
? Ship to be equipped with a ...
Mitsubishi Launches Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Japan’s First LNG-fueled Ferry
3/3/2022 - ? LNG-fueled ferry construction makes use of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s accumulated technologies in liquefied-gas-fueled vessels
? Compared to the heavy oil used on current ferries, CO2 emissions ...
Completion of Concept Study of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit for Ammonia
2/3/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the completion of a concept study on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for ammonia fuel, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Lt...
NYK Begins Research on Battery-Hybrid System to Reduce GHG from Ships
12/2/2021 - NYK and NYK Group company MTI Co., Ltd. (“MTI”), together with the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) and Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. ("WinGD"), have started joint research for optimization of ship ...
Submarine Hakugei Launched
10/14/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. held a ceremony marking the launch of the submarine Hakugei at its Kobe Works' No.1 Building Berth at 12:50 PM, which is built for the Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD). ...
Mitsubishi Holds Christening & Launch Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Large Ferry Built
10/8/2021 - - Interior design concept “sparkle of a bayside city” evokes modern waterfront.
- Hybrid-type propulsion system with azimuth assistance provides considerable energy efficiency and improved ship ...
Bulk Carrier BBG BAISE Delivered
9/28/2021 - Kwasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered the bulk carrier BBG BAISE, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8075, DACKS hull No. DE102), for SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. at the Dalian CO...
Seanergy Takes Delivery of its 17th Capesize, M/V Worldship
9/8/2021 - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced that it took delivery of the previously-announced Capesize vessel acquisition, the M/V Worldship (the “Vessel”). The Vessel is a 181,415 dwt Capesize bulk ca...
World's First CO2 Capture Plant on Vessel Installed on Coal Carrier “CORONA UTILITY”
8/5/2021 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has been conducting a joint project with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (“Mitsubishi Shipbuilding”) and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (“Class NK”) to develop CO2 captur...
M.V. "JAL KALPATARU", 66,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered
7/21/2021 - MITSUI E&S SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. (MES-S) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. "JAL KALPATARU (Hull No.1967) at its Tamano Shipyard on 21st July, 2021.

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K LINE Signs Voyage Charter with JFE Steel
7/20/2021 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has signed a long-term consecutive voyage charter with JFE Steel Corporation regarding the upcoming new built capesize bulk carrier (210,000 DWT) fueled by liqui...
Safe Bulkers Entered into Agreement for Acquisition of 3 Kamsarmax Vessels
7/20/2021 - Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced that in relation to its fleet renewal strategy, it has entered into agreements for the acquisition of...
NYK to Build Company’s First LNG-Fueled Capesize Bulk Carrier
7/20/2021 - NYK has concluded a long-term consecutive voyage charter (CVC) contract with JFE Steel Corporation for a new large bulk carrier that uses LNG (liquefied natural gas) as its main fuel. This vessel will...
Taylor Completes Acquisition of 2 Geared Handysize Bulk Vessels
6/16/2021 -  Taylor Maritime Investments Limited, the recently launched specialist dry bulk shipping investment company, is pleased to announce that is has successfully completed the deployment of the proceeds ra...
NYK to Build 12 LNG-Fueled PCTCs
6/15/2021 - NYK has agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the consecutive building of LNG-fueled PCTCs at Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. and Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. Twelve new ships are planned to...
MOL to Procure Newbuilding Panamax Bulker
5/24/2021 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) plans to procure a newbuilding Panamax bulker to transport woody biomass for energy as its main cargo, in light of stronger demand for "carbon neutral" biomass fuels, e...
A World 1st Successful Demonstration Test of Auto Berthing & Un-berthing System
5/21/2021 - Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Akishima Laboratories Inc., and MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. announced the success of a demonstr...
Mitsubishi Holds Christening & Launch Ceremony for Large Ferry Built for Meimon Taiyo Ferry
5/13/2021 - ? Interior design concept "atmosphere of an ancient city" evokes feeling of Japan.
? Hybrid-type propulsion system with azimuth assistance provides considerable energy efficiency and improved sh...
Belships Expands Fleet with New Ultramax Bulk Carrier
3/24/2021 - Belships ASA has entered into a letter of intent for the acquisition of a new vessel. The 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carrier of Japanese design is expected to be delivered upon completion of constructio...

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