Completes and Delivers the Group’s 3rd “TESS58 AEROLINE” ~TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., a Group Company of TSUNEISHI GROUP

June 15, 2015

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Completes and Delivers the Group’s 3rd “TESS58 AEROLINE” ~TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., a Group Company of TSUNEISHI GROUP

KING ISLAND sea trial

On June 9th 2015, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “KING ISLAND”, a“TESS58 AEROLINE” D/W 57,500 mt type bulk carrier and delivered to the ship owner.

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

This vessel is the group’s 3rd TESS58 AEROLINE. The TESS58 AEROLINE is a premium class vessel featuring the higher fuel efficiency design of the TESS58, part of the TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) product line. AEROLINE is a new technology for reducing wind resistance, which combines the cut-corner design for the accommodation corner in previous models with a newly developed streamlined shape for the fore upper bow, for a 10% reduction in wind resistance. The fore upper bow has been rounded, giving the ship a stylish streamlined design.
Fuel efficiency is further improved not only by the low-resistance hull design but also by the incorporation of proprietary energy-savings technologies and an electronically controlled engine.

■ About the KING ISLAND 
Type:“TESS58” 57,500 MT bulk carrier
Name:KING ISLAND
Length:190.00 meters
Breadth:32.30meters
Depth:18.02 meters
Deadweight:57,631 metric tons
Gross tonnage:32,700
Main engine:M.A.N-B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 
Service speed:14.50 knots (normal output)
Shipyard:Tsuneishi Factory, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.

■About TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
The TSUNEISHI GROUP was established in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan around 112 years ago, with shipbuilding and shipping transport as its core business operations. As a group company and a top-reputed shipbuilder in Japan, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. constructs a total of about 60 vessels per year from all 3 of its shipyards --- the Tsuneishi Factory at Head Office in Japan, and two other foreign production yards, each located in the Philippines and in China. Its products are mostly bulk carriers ranging from the 30,000-ton to 180,000-ton class vessels.

President:Kenji Kawano
Field of Business:Shipbuilding, Ship repair
Established :July 1917
Capital:100 million yen
Employees:721 (as of December 2014)
Business Locations:Tsuneishi Factory (Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,Japan)
URL:
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/

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