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NEWS 321 : UNDER THE MISTY SKY OF HANA-GUMORI

1,096TEU Container Carrier "A SUWA" Named and Delivered
The Japanese custom of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, where parties are held under the cherry blossoms in full bloom, is well known. The spring cherry blossoms, which bloom and fall at the same time, have long held great significance in our culture as a symbol of beauty and transience.

NEWS 319 : ON A STILL CHILLY EARLY SPRING DAY

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship "A ROKKO"
According to the traditional Japanese calendar, which originated in China, Risshun, or the beginning of spring, was celebrated on February 4 this year.

On February 20, when it was still chilly although it was supposed to be spring, the naming and delivery ceremony for S574, the fifth ship in the series of 1,096 TEU container carriers, was held. For Kyokuyo, this was the first ship to be delivered in 2024.

NEWS 316 : NEW YEAR, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, NEW PRODUCTS

New Year Greetings 2024
Happy New Year to all of you!
At the beginning of the year, I would like to extend my best wishes for the New Year and express my hopes for 2024.

NEWS 314 : BORN WITH THE ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship "A ONTAKE"
On September 25th, with the autumnal equinox having passed and the arrival of autumn being felt day by day, the naming and delivery ceremony was held for S570, the fourth ship in the series of 1,096 TEU container carriers.

NEWS 312 : ON A SUNNY DAY AT THE END OF THE RAINY SEASON

Naming Ceremony for KAIFU, 1,096TEU Container Carrier
On July 18, the third in a series of 1,096 TEU Japanmax container ships, code-named "S569", was named and delivered in a ceremony blessed with fine weather in the last days of the rainy season. The ceremony was again attended by guests from NEW GENERAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL PTE.LTD., the owner of the vessel, and ITOCHU Corporation.

NEWS 310 : THANKFUL TO WORK WITH YOU

A Message from Hiromichi Aiba, New Senior Managing Director
Hello everyone, my name is Hiromichi Aiba, General Manager of the Design Division. I am pleased to announce my appointment as the new Senior Managing Director, replacing Tetsuo Mitsui, who stepped down as Director and assumed the position of Chief Technical Fellow.

NEWS 309 : STAINED CLOTHS PROVE THEIR HARD WORK

The Five New Employees Return from Training at Oita

This year's annual training for new recruits at the Oita Regional Shipbuilding Craftsmanship Center (ORSC, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture), has been completed and a graduation ceremony was held on June 30.

NEWS 307 : SEND-OFF WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CHORUS

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Carrier "A WASHIBA"
On May 10, the naming and delivery ceremony for the second ship in the series of 1,096 TEU container carriers, "A WASHIBA" took place in even better weather conditions than the previous ceremony. The event was attended by guests from New General Aviation International Pte. Ltd., the shipowner, and ITOCHU Corporation.

NEWS 305 : EIGHT NEW CREW MEMBERS ONBOARD

2023 Entrance Ceremony

On April 3, along with the blooming of the cherry blossoms, eight new employees brought a spring breeze to our company.

NEWS 304 : SERIES CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship A GORYU
On February 27, the naming and delivery ceremony for m.v. A GORYU (S-567) was held under cloudless skies that reminded us of the coming of spring. This vessel is the first in a series of our signature 1,096 TEU JAPANMAX container carriers ordered by NEW GENERAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.

NEWS 302 : AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR 81ST YEAR

2023 New Year's Greetings from the President
At the beginning of 2023 - our 81st year, I would like to extend my best wishes for a Happy New Year and express my aspirations for the year ahead.

NEWS 301 : WELCOME! GUESTS FROM EUROPE AFTER A LONG TIME

Ceremony for 1,096TEU Container Ship FEEDER ACE
On October 13, the naming and delivery ceremony for vessel S565 was held on a clear and calm autumn afternoon. This ship was a 1,096 TEU JAPANMAX container carrier ordered by ERASMUS SHIPINVEST GROUP (ESI), a Greece-based international shipping group.

NEWS 300 : NOW IT'S THE CEMENT CARRIER'S TURN

Naming of 5,500tdw Cement Carrier SUMISE MARU NO.3
In August this year, a naming ceremony was held for the 5,500tdw cement carrier m.v. SUMISE MARU NO. 3, which was jointly ordered by Maruichi Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) . She is our first vessel built with Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. as cargo owner.

NEWS 299: NEW SHIP FOR GOOD HOPE

7,500m3 Liquefied Gas Carrier "BWEK BORNHOLM"
On July 29, 2022, a naming and delivery ceremony was held for m.t. "BWEK BORNHOLM" (S-563), a 7,500 cubic meter LPG carrier ordered by PROSPER SUNWAITO S.A., registered in the Marshall Islands.

NEWS 297 : WISH UPON THE SHINING STARS

Delivery of 205,000ft3 Ultra-Low Temp. Reefer SEITA MARU
Following the delivery of YOUTA MARU in February this year, the sister vessel SEITA MARU, a 205,000cft type refrigerated cargo carrier for Taiwan-based Koo's Shipping Company, S.A., was completed in May.

NEWS 296 : BORN WITH HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS

NOGAMI, The Newest SSS-Bowed Container Carrier
Thank you all for your patience! Here goes the news about our newest SSS-bowed ship : 670 TEU container carrier S-562 "NOGAMI" for Imoto Lines Ltd., which was delivered on April 21, 2022.

NEWS 295 : BECAUSE THE OCEAN KNOWS NO BORDERS

A New Professional Staff from the Philippines
Currently, Japanese society is experiencing a declining birthrate and an aging population, and the market has begun to shrink. This has led to problems such as a shrinking workforce and difficulties in passing on skills.

NEWS 294 : THE BEST IS YET TO COME

Young Colleagues Did a Great Job in 3-Month Training at Oita

On June 30, 2022, nine new employees of Kyokuyo returned to Shimonoseki City after completing three months of training in shipbuilding skills at the Oita Regional Shipbuilding Craftsmanship Center (ORSC, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture).

NEWS 292 : THE YOUNG SPONSORS ARE INVITED BACK

For Delivery Ceremony for Kyokuyo's Own Tug Boat NADA MARU

The tugboat NADA MARU, whose launch was reported in news287, was completed and a delivery ceremony was held at Odo Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. in Shimonoseki City on April 15.

NEWS 291 : FOCUSING ON THE GLOBAL NICHE MARKET

Kyokuyo's Feature Article Appeared in the COMPASS Magazine

A feature article titled "Focusing on the GLOBAL NICHE - This is how Kyokuyo lives" appeared in the May 2022 issue of the COMPASS, a bimonthly magazine published by Kaiji Press.

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