Japan to launch large-scale fire ant control measures

Jul 11, 2017

Japan to launch large-scale fire ant control measures

The government said Tuesday it will launch large-scale control measures against fire ants at 68 ports that regularly receive containers from nations where the venomous, invasive species is commonly found. The measures were adopted at a liaison meeting after fire ants were discovered mainly at ...

Diet enacts law to upgrade ports for cruise ship boom

Jun 2, 2017

Diet enacts law to upgrade ports for cruise ship boom

The Diet enacted a law Friday for upgrading key ports across Japan to attract more tourists on cruise ships under joint efforts by the public and private sectors. The amendment of the existing port law allows cruise ship operators to use piers on a priority ...

Six Japanese ports to get upgrades in bid to attract cruise liners

Feb 1, 2017

Six Japanese ports to get upgrades in bid to attract cruise liners

The transport ministry on Tuesday selected six domestic ports whose facilities will be upgraded under a project aimed at attracting more cruise ships and increasing overseas tourists. The six ports are in Yokohama, Shimizu in Shizuoka Prefecture, Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture, Yatsushiro in Kumamoto Prefecture, ...

Mar 8, 2016

Japan to increase ports for calls by cruise liners

The transport ministry said Monday it plans to increase the number of ports that can be visited by large cruise ships to 14 to 15 from seven in 2015. The ministry also aims to realize visits to Hakata port in Fukuoka Prefecture and other ports ...

Paris massacre spurs Britain to boost port security

Jan 9, 2015

Paris massacre spurs Britain to boost port security

Britain has stepped up security at ports serving France following the Islamist massacre in Paris, officials said Thursday, as the MI5 intelligence agency offered French counterparts its "full support." The terror threat level remains at "severe" and officials said the measures were a precautionary measure ...

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 in ...

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 be ...