TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (HQ: 1083 Tsuneishi, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan; President: Kenji Kawano) delivered the first ship of its new-model 1,900 TEU container carrier — one of the largest container load capacity as a Bangkok Max — at TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (THI) in the Philippines on September 10.
While adhering to the key restrictions (total length: 172 m, breadth: 28.4 m) of a Bangkok Max — the largest size permitted to enter Thailand’s Bangkok Port — we maximized load capacity by creatively placing cargo holds and fittings. Standard Bangkok Max carriers can generally be loaded with about 1,800 20-FT containers, but our new carrier can be loaded with 1,944 containers, one of the highest capacities among Bangkok Max carriers.
The ship is equipped with a SOx scrubber to meet heightened SOx emission restrictions, our original TOP-GR*1 and MT-FAST*2 energy-saving technologies to achieve high fuel efficiency performance, and a ballast water treatment system. It also conforms to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing stipulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance crew workability and safety for container handling on the upper deck.
Because THI had been mainly engaged in the construction of bulk carriers until now, we brought in several employees to build this ship, ranging from general managers and other executives to frontline technicians from TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc. (TZS), which has experience in building and delivering approximately twenty container carriers (1,020 TEU and 2,800 TEU) in recent years. Technology advisors from TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING also provided support during construction. Thus, the Philippines, Japan, and China combined their different fields of expertise to achieve the ship’s high quality and the solid production process.
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING aims to become a top brand by focusing its corporate resources on three ship types in the medium-sized vessel category: bulk carriers (Handysize to Post-Panamax type); container carriers (1,000 TEU to 4,000 TEU); and product tankers (LRI type). By organizing a structure in which container carriers can be built at THI as well, we will deliver high-quality ships while flexibly accommodating the needs of clients.
[About the 1,900 TEU Container Carrier]
Type: 1,900 TEU-type container carrier
Measurements: Total length: approx. 172 meters, breadth: 28.4 meters, depth: 14.5 meters
Full load draft: 9.5 meters
Deadweight: Approx. 21,700 metric tons
Gross tonnage: Approx. 19,000 tons
*1 TOP-GR：We designed and developed a highly efficient, low-vibration energy-saving propeller with an optimized blade number, diameter, aerofoil shape, and blade geometric distribution through precise
*2 MT-FAST: An energy-saving hull fitting that can boost propulsion efficiency by approximately 4% due to the multiple fins attached to the front of the propeller to adjust water flow. It was awarded the FY2018 Minister of the Environment’s Commendation for Global Warming Prevention Activities.
■ About TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
Marking its 100th anniversary in 2017, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) is the anchor company of the TSUNEISHI Group, which mainly engages in shipbuilding and maritime transport. With manufacturing bases in Japan (Tsuneishi Factory, the HQ) and three overseas factories in the Philippines, China, and Paraguay, the company builds container carriers, tankers, cruise ship, 30,000-ton to 180,000-ton class bulk carriers, and other ships.
President: Kenji Kawano
Field of Business: Shipbuilding, ship repair
Established: July 1917
Capital: 100 million yen
Employees: 883 (as of December 2018)
Business Locations: Tsuneishi Factory (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (Cebu Island, Philippines)
TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc. (Zhejiang Province, China)
ASTILLERO TSUNEISHI PARAGUAY S.A. (Villeta, Central, Paraguay)
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
TSUNEISHI TRADING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
MIHO SHIPYARD CO., LTD. (Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)
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TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION