"Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu." I would like to sincerely wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
I am proud to see that we sustained Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation's profitable stability in 2005, with 4 units of 12,000tdw type multi-purpose general cargo vessels and 1 unit of 180,000cft type ultra-low temperature reefer carrier being delivered during the year. We have also secured a strong order backlog of 4 x 13,400tdw MPC's and some 14 units of container carriers to be built by 2009. The year's major achievements include the successful implementation of business investment plan set out in 2004 aiming at further quality improvement and better emergency risk management.