TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc. Receives First Order for New Type of 2,700 TEU Container Carrier Offers Enhanced Product Lineup for TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING
November 17, 2015
TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc. received its first order for a 2,700 TEU (2,700 cargo capacity) container carrier that was newly developed by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. The newly developed ship is designed to answer the rising demand for container carriers that can be utilized to ply mid- to long-distance regular service, in response to the surge in shipping volume of industrial and consumer goods arising from the economic development in Asia. In comparison to the existing 1,020 TEU container carriers, the regular speed of the new ship has been increased by approximately 20% to 21 knots. Construction of this new carrier is scheduled to begin in 2018 at TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING.
By this addition of a new ship to its traditional lineup that includes bulk carriers, TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING will be working together with TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING to strengthen its sales activities both in and outside of China, with a view of acquiring new customers within China. General Manager Sachio Okumura said, “Despite the market slowdown, there is steady demand in marine shipping. We will continue to provide ships of high value to our customers by offering a lineup that responds to the needs of the market with flexibility, while working together with our Chinese staff who are building ships of Japanese quality with techniques inherited from TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING.”
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING offers its main line of ships that include bulk carriers, tankers, and wood chip carriers, and is also moving forward with the development of new ships that have high environmental performance, in order to answer with flexibility to the diverse needs of the world’s shipping market.
Ship type : 2,700 TEU container carrier
Length × width × depth : 200 m × 35.2 m × 16.8 m
Deadweight tonnage : Approximately 33,200 mt (metric tons)
Total tonnage : Approximately 28,500ton
Main engine : MAN B&W diesel engine 7G60ME-C9.5
Service speed : 21.1 knots
Factory : TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
* About TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
This shipyard is the Chinese group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office:Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture), located in Zhejiang Province, China. This shipyard has the capacity to build about 20-25 vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 100,000 ton class bulk carriers and container carriers.
Employees:：Approx. 4,800 (as of December 2014, including subcontractor employees)
Location：Xiushan Island, Daishan County, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China
Shipyard area：Approx. 1,200,000 square meters
Main facilities：Two berths, one building dock, two 700-ton gantry cranes, one 3,000-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered：Bulk carriers, Container carriers
－ For inquiries regarding this matter, contact: －
TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CSV Division, Marketing Communication Dept.
Head Office (Fukuyama) TEL: +81-84-987-4915
Tokyo Office TEL: +81-3-3264-7733