TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., a Group Company of TSUNEISHI GROUP, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 199 th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier

November 27, 2014

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING

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TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., a Group Company of TSUNEISHI GROUP, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 199 th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier

UNITED PRESTIGE set sail

On November 14, 2014, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “UNITED PRESTIGE”, a 81,600 MT bulk carrier, at Tsuneishi Factory TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., and delivered her to shipowner United Ocean Group(President: Vipan Sharma).

・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
 http://www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english/

The vessel “KAMSARMAX bulker” was invented by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING in 2004. The first vessel was delivered in 2005 at the head factory. “UNITED PRESTIGE” was the 199th ship in Tsuneishi Group as the total number of the KAMSARMAX bulk carrier.
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING was the first pioneer of PANAMAX class bulk carriers, by changing the design concept from the previous 70,000 tons to over 80,000 tons (as much as 82,000 tons class). We name this new concept design as KAMSARMAX.

KAMSARMAX vessel boosts efficiency of transportation in the merchant service. The name “KAMSARMAX bulker” comes from the Port of Kamsar in which a major bauxite shipping port in the Republic of Guinea 229-meter ship length restriction for entry.

■ About the “UNITED PRESTIGE”
Type:“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Name: UNITED PRESTIGE
Length:abt.229 meters
Breadth:32.26 meters
Depth:20.00 meters
Deadweight:81,918 metric tons
Gross tonnage:43,089
Main engine: M.A.N.- B&W 6S60MC-C(Mark7)
Service speed:14.5 knots (normal output)
Shipyard:Tsuneishi Factory, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.

■About TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
A group company of TSUNEISHI GROUP. TSUNEISHI GROUP is established in Hiroshima prefecture Japan, 111 years ago and its main business operations are in shipbuildiing and shipping. TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. builds about 60 vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Japan, out of its Tsuneishi Factory(head office), and two foreign factories located in the Philippines and China.

President:Takao Kawamoto
Field of Business:Shipbuilding, Ship repairing
Established:July 1917
Capital:100 million yen
Employees:Approximately 710 (as of December 2013)
Business Locations:Tsuneishi Factory (Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,Japan)
Affiliated Companies:
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.(Cebu ,Philippines)
http://www.thici.com/
TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.(Zhejiang, China)
http://www.tsuneishi-zs.com/en/
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
http://www.tsuneishi-iw.jp/
TSUNEISHI TRADINGS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
http://www.tsuneishi-tradings.co.jp/  
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
http://www.tsune-e.com/
TADOTSU SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (Tadotsu-cho, Nakatado-gun ,Kagawa )

- For inquiries regarding this matter, contact: -
TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Marketing Communication Dept.
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Head Office (Fukuyama) TEL: +81-84-987-4915
Tokyo Office TEL: +81-3-3264-7733