Hiroshima, Japan, August 24 2015 - TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “MEDI MATSUURA”, a 81,600 MT bulk carrier, at Tsuneishi Factory of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., and delivered her to ship owner.
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
The vessel “KAMSARMAX bulker” was invented by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING in 2004. The first vessel was delivered in 2005 at the head factory. “MEDI MATSUURA” was the 217th 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 “MEDI MATSUURA”
Type：“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Deadweight：About 81,788 metric tons
Gross tonnage： 43,028
Main engine：M.A.N B&W 6S60MCME-C8.2
Service speed：14.5 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.
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)
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.（Cebu ,Philippines）
TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.（Zhejiang, China）
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
TSUNEISHI TRADINGS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
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