September 20, 2018, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, 81,600 DWT Bulk Carrier Launching Ceremony, Open to the Public


09/04/2018 10:30 am

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (HQ:1083 Tsuneishi Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan; President: Kenji Kawano), will hold 81,600 DWT bulk carrier launching ceremony, and open to the public at 6:50 on Thursday, September 20, 2018 on No. 1 Building Berth, TSUNEISHI Factory.

※Launching time is subject to change.
Please check the detailed information below.

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING holds launching ceremonies and open to the public every two months on the building berth. The ship which will be launched is a KAMSARMAX bulk carrier (D/W 81,600 mt type bulk carrier) which we developed to be one of our major products alongside the TESS series. The name “KAMSARMAX” derives from the ship’s length, which is the maximum possible for entering into the port of Kamsar in Guinea, West Africa. Kamsar is one of the world’s principal ports for bauxite.

The ship has 7 cargo holds, with side-rolling type hatch covers for each. In addition, cargo hold hatchways are built at maximum width to improve the efficiency of loading and unloading. Grain crops, coal, and iron ore can all be loaded onto the ship. High density material such as iron ore can be loaded into alternating cargo holds, such as No.1, No.3, No.5, and No.7.

In addition, to reduce the fuel consumption, the energy-saving device, MT-FAST is installed at stern, and the engine with electronic control system is also adopted. In order to be more environment friendly, the fuel tank with double-hull, the ballast water management system, and the main engine certified NOx Emission Standards with Tier III are introduced.

The launching ceremony takes about 20 minutes. We hope that you will take this opportunity to watch the excitement of the launch of our ships, which are built by bringing together the best of the shipbuilding technologies that TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING has.

– Ceremony Schedule (06:50-07:10)
1. Opening Address
2. Flower Bouquet Presentation
3. National anthem and national flag-hoisting
4. Rope cutting
5. Rice cakes tossing

– About the ship being launched
Length x breadth x depth: About 229.00 meters x 32.26 meters x 20.00 meters
Deadweight: About 81,600 meter tons
Gross Tonnage: About 43,400 gross tons
Main Engine: MAN-B&W 6S60ME-C8.2
Service Speed: About 14.5 knots
Class: Bulk carrier

– If you would like to join us at the launching ceremony, please contact:
General Affairs Group, General Affairs Dept.,

– For other inquiries:
Marketing Communication Dept.,