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Japanese Shipping Interpreting Services

Japanese Shipping CodeAt The Japanese Connection, our expert Japanese language interpreters and translators can offer their experience in matters like these and provide a shipping interpreting service to accommodate all your Japanese language requirements. We are able to provide Japanese interpreters who are specialists in the shipping field, with knowledge of the procedures and technical language of the shipping industry. This ensures that our interpreting will be accurate, efficient and reliable.

Whilst Japanese ships may be able to cross international waters with ease; communication is sometimes more difficult; the international nature of this industry means that language barriers can and do exist. The range of international regulations and limitations is vast and can be overwhelming, and the coordination of logistics services can become very problematic. Often shipping disputes occur, and these need to be resolved as quickly as possible and often through arbitration.


Japan and the Shipping Industry

As an island nation, shipping is essential to the Japanese economy: some of the largest shipping conglomerates in the world are Japanese.  Many operate internationally, The NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha), for example, acts as both a bulk shipping business and a global logistics company. Japan’s maritime infrastructure was developed in the Edo period but is continually expanding - increasing container capacity and developing more sophisticated liners. Japan’s many shipping firms offer marine transportation for goods which are vital to both the Japanese and global economies.  Raw materials and fossil fuels are imported, and Japanese cars, transportation equipment and electronics are exported. Some Japanese firms also cooperate with large global petroleum companies worldwide, ensuring that this basic necessity reaches its destinations. Alongside expansion in Japan, many companies are integrating carbon-efficient policies, including using hybrid technologies to harness wasted energy in their vessels.

Our Japanese Shipping/Maritime interpretation service covers areas:

Negotiation & Trade

Contracts, Agreements, Disputes

Meetings & Conferences

Legal/Court trials

Customs / Import / Export

Transport & Logistics

Export and Import

Engineering Specifications

Accidents & disasters

Navigation Systems

Stock & Material Procurement

Environmental Issues


Looking for Japanese language assistance in another field? 

The Japanese Connection provides specialist interpreting and translation services in many specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right Japanese linguist to assist you. If your industry or project type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.

Our language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations, whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

What to do next? 

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