Aug 24, 2013

State may buy into Tokyo, Osaka port operators to counter Busan

The transport ministry is looking to acquire equity stakes in the companies that run the main container ports in Tokyo and Osaka amid strong competition from the port of Busan in South Korea, sources said. Businesses have been urging the government to get involved ...

Emergency inspections of ports planned

Jan 21, 2013

Emergency inspections of ports planned

The infrastructure ministry plans to do emergency checks on more than 500 of the nation’s 4,000 or so port facilities as part of an antiaging project for infrastructure, officials said Saturday. Deep-water piers and breakwaters will be subject to inspections and any problems will ...