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LATEST NEWS & ARCHIVE

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 293 : SEA, BEACH, SUNSHINE AND LITTER-PICKING

22 Employees Participated in a Clean-up Event

On Monday, June 9, 2022, under clear blue skies, 22 of our employees participated in a cleanup activity at a beach in Shimonoseki City.

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.

NEWS 290 : WE ARE ALL LEGAL ADULT MALES!

Kyokuyo Welcomed 12 New Employees on April 1

The cherry blossom season has come again.
On April 1, the "New Hiring" day in Japan, we welcomed 12 new members to Team Kyokuyo.

NEWS 289 : HEADING FOR A 100-YEAR BUSINESS

Briefing Session on Kyokuyo's Current and Future Operations
On March 10, 2022, at 2:00p.m., our business associates were invited to a briefing session that Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation held to provide information on its current and future operations.

NEWS 288 : NEWEST ULTRA-LOW TEMPERATURE REEFER FOR TAIWAN

Delivery of 205,000ft3 Type YOUTA MARU
On February 3, 2022, a 205,000ft3 reefer vessel (S-560), ordered by Koo's Shipping Company S.A. of Taiwan, left our dockyard after being named YOUTA MARU by Mr. Shimizu, Vice Chairman of the shipowner.

NEWS 287 : YOUNGEST CORD-CUTTERS IN HISTORY (MAYBE)!

Launching Ceremony for Kyokuyo's Own Tug Boat NADA MARU
On March 1, under,,, not ideal weather conditions, a launching ceremony was held at Shimonoseki. No, no, it was not for a ship we built for a customer, but for our own tug boat that was being built by our friend Odo Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd!

NEWS 286 : PREVENT AERIAL WORKING PLATFORM FROM BEING SKY-HIGH

President's Award to the Team that Achieved Cost Reduction
On January 4, at the company's morning assembly, the President's Award was presented to a cross-departmental team in recognition of their achievement of saving more than 20 million yen annually.

NEWS 285 : YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS WHEN ORDERING WITH US

Kyokuyo Obtained New Government Certification
On November 30, 2021, Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation obtained certification from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism based on the plan-certification system introduced by the "Act for partial Revision of the Marine Transportation Act (a.k.a Maritime Industry Strengthening Act)" enacted in 2021.

NEWS 284 : THEY HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED

That a 2nd Evacuation Drill Would Be Held
On November 26, 2021, as part of our Business Continuity Plan (BCP), we held the second evacuation drill following last year.

NEWS 283 : LONG-DISTANCE PARTNERSHIP

Delivery of OCEAN STAR - a Reefer for China
We are happy to announce that m.v. OCEAN STAR (S-559) was delivered on November 30, 2021 to Shandong Shipping Corporation of China and departed for her maiden voyage toward international waters.

NEWS 282 : FOR SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE & SOCIETY

2022 New Year's Greetings from the President
At the beginning of 2022, I would like to extend my best wishes to all of you, and to share our plans for this year.

NEWS 281 : READY FOR NEXT CHALLENGE

Kyokuyo Started Construction of New SSS-bowed Ship for Imoto Lines
At present, Kyokuyo's new product for Imoto Lines, Ltd. is under construction in our building dock.

NEWS 280 : REAL CEREMONY, AFTER VIRTUAL DISCUSSIONS

Keel-laying of S-561 Reefer Boat
On Monday, September 6, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., the keel-laying ceremony was held at our block factory for a 205,000 CFT refrigerated cargo carrier S-561. The client, Koo's Shipping Company, S.A., is one of the leading owners of reefer vessels in Taiwan.

NEWS 279 : AN EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Please be advised that a Kyokuyo employee tested positive for COVID-19, on August 20, 2021.

NEWS 278 : AN EMPLOYEE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Please be advised that a Kyokuyo employee tested positive for COVID-19, on August 19, 2021.

NEWS 277 : THE BOYS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED!

After the 3-month training in shipbuilding technology at the Oita Regional Shipbuilding Craftsmanship Center (ORSCC, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture) and subsequent work rotation in the Manufacturing Department in July, the nine new high school graduates were officially assigned to the shipyard as of August 1.
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