Asian Activities Report for February 9, 2012: Pacific Basin Shipping Limited (HKG:2343) Forms Alliance with Crowley Maritime Corporation
Sydney, Feb 9, 2012 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Pacific Basin Shipping Limited (HKG:2343), one of the world's leading operators of modern handysize and handymax dry bulk vessels and a global provider of diversified shipping services, has formed business alliance with US-based Crowley Maritime Corporation. The alliance aims to provide comprehensive project management, project cargo transportation, logistics, offshore support, and other services to Oil and Gas, Mining, and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management customers undertaking major infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia and Oceania. The alliance will also provide customers with representation and a seamless marine cargo and logistics solution in and around the United States and Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TYO:6723), a Japan-based semiconductor manufacturer, has opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to further expand its operations into South America. The new company will provide local sales promotion and technical product support, as well as regional systems solution development expertise.
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TYO:7238), a Japanese manufacturer of automotive and industrial brakes and related components, has announced the establishment of a new manufacturing facility in Mexico. The new production facility and supply base will facilitate a shift to localized production of Akebono Brake's components which have been exported to Mexico from Japan and elsewhere, to meet the increasing demand from automakers in Mexico.
Nikon Corporation (TYO:7731) announces the release of the Nikon D800 FX-format digital SLR camera, which offers a noteworthy effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels. The camera has superior image quality and a number of new functions, including multi-area mode full HD D-Movie that enables movie recording using either the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format.
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