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.
The delivery of NOGAMI was celebrated by many guests including representatives of major international container ship operators in Japan and gentlemen from the Maritime Bureau and the Port and Harbor Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The vessel was born under the watchful eyes of over 80 guests - the largest attendance in Kyokuyo Shipbuilding's history!
At the celebration party that followed, many VIPs gave speeches, and most of them expressed unanimous expectations for the "Next One" which will be the fourth vessel in this advanced feeder series. We were very happy to hear the high evaluation of our vessels from port authorities, charterers, cargo owners, financial institutions, main engine manufacturers, and others, and at the same time we have renewed our determination to manufacture even better vessels.
While maintaining the SSS-Bow, high environmental performance, and other characteristics and dimensions common to the series, the new ship NOGAMI has adopted many new features : gate rudder system, streamlined funnel, next-generation navigation assistance system, onboard training facilities for crew, and woman-only accommodation area to cite a few examples. Please look forward to the future collaboration between Imoto Lines and Kyokuyo Shipyard to see what new "challenges" will be taken in the future.
We have received a great deal of positive, constructive and sometimes critical feedback from Mr. Imoto, CEO and his engineering team during the construction. We would like to express our sincere appreciation and will do our utmost to reflect this in the construction of future vessels!