TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. Invites The JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU, Inc. to NAMING & LAUNCHING CEREMONY on October 22 for 58,000-ton class “TESS58” Bulk Carrier

November 4, 2014


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TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. Invites The JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU, Inc. to NAMING & LAUNCHING CEREMONY on October 22  for 58,000-ton class “TESS58” Bulk Carrier

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On October 22, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (Balamban, Cebu, Philippines) held a NAMING & LAUNCHING CEREMONY for a 58,000-ton class bulk carrier “TESS58” . Those invited to attend included not only representatives of the ship owner but also members of The JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU, INC.
(http://www.jac.ph/). After the NAMING & LAUNCHING CEREMONY, the visitors toured the spacious shipbuilding facilities as well as the Balamban campus of the University of San Jose-Recoletos, where the TSUNEISHI GROUP has held CSR activities for the Balamban District, and also Balamban Hospital and the Balamban Market.


The JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU, INC., which includes about 250 Japanese members, operates the Cebu Japanese School (http://jac.ph/CJS/index.html) and holds periodic events, such as overseas safety seminars and free medical consultations, to promote friendship and exchanges of views among Japanese members. Japanese expatriate staff at TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. who have their families with them have become members, and children from these families are studying at the Japanese School operated by the JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU. Consequently, this association maintains close ties with TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.

This invitation to the tour that included the launching ceremony was extended after the JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU, INC. applied for the tour as a way to further its understanding of how TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. has contributed so much to Cebu's economic growth and regional development. JAPANESE ASSOCIATION CEBU President Yukihiro Mimura and Director Koichi Fujishiro remarked that they were quite impressed with the launching ceremony, the colossal ship, and the ongoing contributions to regional society being made by TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) Inc. is a joint venture between Japan-based shipbuilder Tsuneishi Group(head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima,Japan) and the Aboitiz Group. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., is celebrating its 20th year in operation in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) builds about 20 vessels per year, centered on 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Philippines. It employs over 10,000 people directly or through cooperative companies. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. received the Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Community Projects and the Outstanding Exporter in the large enterprise category from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) making it the company’s 9th recognition.

Business:Shipbuilding and repair
Established:September 1994
Employees:Approx. 13,000 (including subcontractor workers and affiliate companies)
Shipyard area:Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities:Two building slipways, one building dock, two 1300-ton floating cranes, etc.
Ship type of delivered:Bulk carriers, pure car & truck carriers

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