TADOTSU SHIPBUILDING,a Group Company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding,Completes and Delivers the Group’s 185 th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier
July 17, 2014
On July 16, 2014, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture) completed construction of “CRIMSON EMPRESS”, a 82,100 MT bulk carrier, at group company TADOTSU SHIPBUILDING, and delivered her to ship owner.
・Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
This vessel is a“KAMSARMAX bulker” developed by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in 2004. The first of these ships was completed in 2005 at the head shipyard of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, and this is the 185th ship built by the group.
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding was one of the first in the industry to increase the deadweight of PANAMAX bulkers, the largest type of bulker that is able to navigate the Panama Canal, from the previous 70,000 tons to over 80,000 tons (as much as 82,000 tons). This type of vessel boosts transport efficiency. The name “KAMSARMAX bulker” comes the fact that it meets the 229-meter ship length restriction for entry to the Port of Kamsar, a major bauxite shipping port in the Republic of Guinea.
■ About the “CRIMSON EMPRESS”
Type：“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 82,100 MT type bulk carrier
Deadweight：82,250 metric tons
Main engine：M.A.N- B&W diesel engine 6S60MC-C7
Service speed：14.5 knots (normal output)
■TADOTSU SHIPBUILDING Corporate Profile
Company possesses a 380 meter length building dock and can carry out efficient construction using a semi-tandem method.
Constructs approximately 7 ships per year, mainly consisting of 80,000 ton class bulk carriers.
Field of Business：Shipbuilding
Capital：100 million yen
Employees：Approximately 160 (as of the end of December 2013)
Business Locations：Main Factory (Tadotsu-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa) prefecture
・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
・TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (Cebu, Philippines)
・TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc. (Zhejiang Province, China)
－ For inquiries regarding this matter, contact: －
Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation
Marketing Communication Dept.
Head Office (Fukuyama) TEL: +81-84-987-4915
Tokyo Office TEL: +81-3-3264-7733