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LATEST NEWS & ARCHIVE

NEWS 276 : KYOKUYO'S BOSS RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

2021 Director-General Award for Maritime Day
We are pleased to announce that our president, Katsuhiko Ochi, has received an award from the Director-General of the Kyushu District Transport Bureau for his distinguished service in maritime affairs.

NEWS 273 : KYOKUYO HIRED 14 NEW EMPLOYEES!

2021 Welcoming Ceremony
On April 1st, Kyokuyo's welcoming ceremony for fiscal year 2021 was held, under the cherry blossoms unexpectedly in full bloom. Since we were in the middle of an outbreak of the Covid-19, we took measures to prevent the spread of infection, such as keeping a sufficient distance between each attendee.

NEWS 272 : NEW STYLE OF CEREMONIES UNDER COVID-19

Livestreamed Naming & Delivery of Container Ship "SUNNY IVY"
On March 16, our first naming and delivery ceremony in 2021 was held, for a 1,096 TEU container ship S558 - now named 'SUNNY IVY'.

NEWS 269 : COMING-OF-AGE CEREMONY 2021

Coming-of-Age Day (2nd Monday of January - national public holiday) celebrates those who are turning 20, becoming adults under the Japanese laws. The celebration is a part of Japanese culture, and the formal ceremony, typically organized by local cities today, has become a very important event to many young adults.

NEWS 266 : FIRST DELIVERY CEREMONIES UNDER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

7,500m3 Liquefied Gas Carrier "EPIC BREEZE"
On November 27 was held the naming and delivery ceremony for S551, the 5th 7,500m3 type LPG carrier Kyokuyo has ever built.

NEWS 262 : OUR NEW PIPE WAREHOUSE IS OPEN!!

Yes! Kyokuyo has got a brand new warehouse for pipes, which we have been long waited for. After 3 months of construction work, our new facility, situated next to the workers' welfare building, is now ready for use.

NEWS 259 : MITSUI-SAN DID IT AGAIN!!

Tetsuo Mitsui Received Prime Minister's Prize at the 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award
Tetsuo Mitsui, Senior Managing Director and the boss of designing team of Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation has received the Prime Minister's Prize at the 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award ceremony, for the merit of his invention and commercialization of the SSS (semi-spherically-shaped) bowed ship which contributes to fuel and CO2 saving by effectively reducing the wind pressure.

NEWS 257 : WITH BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BLUE

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container "TS YOKOHAMA"
On November 13, the second 1,096TEU container carrier we built for T.S. Lines was named and delivered. Like her sister built in August, the new ship - S546 - was painted in sapphire blue, which looked great with light azure late autumn sky.

NEWS 255 : JOY & APPLAUSE

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container "TS Shanghai"
August 23 was the day of the departure of our latest product, S545. We had been a little bit anxious after bad weather on previous days, but the blue sky shining through the morning clouds melted our worries away.

NEWS 252 : FIRST SHIP IN THE NEW ERA

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship "TVL FUJIAN"
Our first delivery ceremonies in the new 'Reiwa' era was held on May 28 at Kyokuyo's berth No.1.

NEWS 250 : FROM BERING TO ALASKA

Naming & Delivery of 307,000ft3 Reefer "BOYANG ALASKA"
On March 29, when spring was at its best, the naming and delivery ceremonies for a 307,000cft refrigerated cargo carrier were held at our berth No.1 in the warm sunshine. The chairman, CEO from Boyang Ltd. and other VIPs got together to celebrate the birth of the new ship, code-named S-543, ordered by Boyang Bering S.A.

NEWS 247 : EI-EI-O! BATTLE CRY CELEBRATED NEW REEFER

Naming & Delivery of 307,000ft3 Reefer "BOYANG BERING"

Kyokuyo's first newbuilding ceremonies in 2019 were for S-540, 307,000ft3 reefer carrier ordered by Boyang Alaska, S.A. On January 8, Boyang's Chairman, President, Director and Director's beloved daughter came to our factory to celebrate the birth and naming of the new ship.

NEWS 244 : TETSUO MITSUI AWARDED PRIZE (AGAIN)!

2018 Commendation from the MILT Minister

Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation is glad to let you know that Tetsuo Mitsui, who is leading its design team since more than a decade and known as 'father' of Kyokuyo's SSS (Semi-spherical shaped) bow, was awarded a commendation from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

NEWS 242 : SAY HELLO TO NAGARA!

Naming & Delivery of 670TEU Container Ship with SSS Bow
We are happy to report the birth of our fifth SSS-bowed vessel, named "NAGARA" (S-547). The ship, ordered by Imoto Lines, Ltd., is a container carrier that transports up to 670 TEU.

NEWS 240 : CEREMONIES FOR NEW STAR

Naming & Delivery of STRAITS STAR - 7,500m3 LPG Carrier

May 21, 2018 was the day for the naming and delivery of the S539, a 7,500m3 L.P.G. carrier ordered by Straits Star S.A.. The ceremony was attended by the guests, from her charterers, owners and other stake holders.

NEWS 239 : MALIGAYANG PAGDATING!

2018 TITP Technical Interns from Philippines

On April 18, 4 young guys from Philippines begun working at Kyokuyo. They are interns under the Government's Technical Intern Training Program (TITP), who had completed their orientation courses - including lectures about Japanese language, business manner, traffic rules etc. - after their arrival in Japan last March.

NEWS 238 : UNDER CHERRY TREES IN BLOOM

Kyokuyo Welcomes 4 Fresh Employees

Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation welcomed 4 new employees on April 2. It was a beautiful, sunny day with glorious cherry blossoms that had bloomed earlier than usual.

NEWS 237 : WISHING SAFE & PEACEFUL VOYAGES

Naming & Delivery of Semi-refrigerated L.P.G. Carrier "PGC EIRINI"
Our first delivery ceremony in 2018 was that for S533, a semi-refrigerated type L.P.G. carrier of 7,000m3, ordered by Paradise Gas Carriers Corp. She is the younger sister of "PGC TAORMINA", born 5 months ago.

NEWS 233 : BLUE SEA, BLUE SKY AND LE GRAND BLEU

Naming & Delivery of 7,000m3 Semi-ref Gas Carrier "PGC TAORMINA"

On October 11, we were blessed with lovely autumn weather for the naming and delivery ceremonies of S532, a semi-refrigerated type 7,000m3 liquefied gas carrier. Mr. Constantinos Tsakiris, President and Director of the owning company, Paradise Gas Carriers Corp., accompanied his partner Mrs. Sorina Lazar and his daughter Kyveli to this event.

NEWS 230 : COLORFUL CEREMONIES UNDER SUNSHINE

Naming & Delivery of 7,500m3 L.P.G. Carrier "PGC PERIKLIS"
On July 15, we held the naming and delivery ceremonies of the second 7,500m3 L.P.G. carrier for Paradise Gas Carriers Corp., S530, under clear sky that told us the raining season would be leaving soon.
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