Delivers the Group’s 213rd “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. in the Philippines.

June 30, 2015

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU)

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Delivers the Group’s 213rd “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. in the Philippines.

BELGRANO′ s sea trial

On June 30 2015, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc., a Philippine Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, delivered a 81,600 MT bulk carrier “BELGRANO” successfully to the ship owner.

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

 TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc.
 http://www.thici.com/

The vessel “KAMSARMAX bulker” was invented by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING in 2004. The first vessel was delivered in 2005 at the head factory. “BELGRANO” was the 213rd 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 “BELGRANO”
Type:“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Name:BELGRANO
Length:abt.229 meters
Breadth:32.26 meters
Depth:20.00 meters
Deadweight:81,870 metric tons
Gross tonnage:43,028
Main engine:MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.2
Service speed:14.5 knots (normal output)
Shipyard:TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc.

■About 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.

URL:http://www.thici.com/
Business:Shipbuilding and repair
Established:September 1994
Employees:Approx. 12,000 (as of December 2014, including subcontractor employees)
Shipyard area:Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities:Two building slipways, one building dock, 1300-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered:Bulk carriers, pure car & truck carriers

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