TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., a Group Company of TSUNEISHI GROUP, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 202th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier

February 24, 2015

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TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., a Group Company of TSUNEISHI GROUP, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 202th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.

On January 30, 2015, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “IONIC KIZUNA”, a 81,600 MT bulk carrier, at Tsuneishi Factory TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., and delivered her to ship owner.

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

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 202th 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 class). 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 “IONIC KIZUNA”
Type:“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Name: IONIC KIZUNA
Length:abt.229 meters
Breadth:32.26 meters
Depth:20.00 meters
Deadweight:81,868 metric tons
Gross tonnage:43,008
Main engine: M.A.N.- B&W 6S60ME-C8.1
Service speed:14.5 knots (normal output)
Shipyard:Tsuneishi Factory, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.

■About TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
A group company of TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture). TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is established 112 years ago and its main business operations are in ship building 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:Kenji Kawano
Field of Business:Shipbuilding, Ship repairing
Established:July 1917
Capital:100 million yen
Employees:Approximately 720 (as of December 2014)
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)

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