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LATEST NEWS & ARCHIVE

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 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 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 306 : SISTERS DID EVERYTHING RIGHT

The 4th Kyokuyo Family Factory Tour
On Sunday, April 23, a perfect day for an big event with clear skies and light winds, the fourth "Kyokuyo Shipbuilding Family Factory Tour" was held for the first time in six and a half years after the long suspension due to the COVID disaster.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 235 : THE 3RD SHIP HAS ARRIVED

Introducing Kyokuyo's 'SSS-bowed' Model Ship Collection

One of the first things those who visit Kyokuyo's office will notice is our collection of 'SSS-bowed' model ships, displayed at the entrance.

NEWS 217 : RANKED #4, AMONG MANY

"Most Viewed" Article Ranking on NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW

The NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW recently disclosed Top 20 most viewed stories in the first half of fiscal year 2016, and an article on Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation was ranked #4!

NEWS 213 : NATORI IN OPEN-SHIP EVENT AT TOKYO PORT

In this issue we report on a recent open-ship event where participated Natori, our award-winning container carrier.

NEWS 212 : NATORI NOW NAMED CATEGORY WINNER

In 2015 Japanese Ship of the Year

As mentioned in the previous news reporting Natori, a container carrier built last year by Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation, won the "Award for Development of Technology that Reduces the Environmental Impact for Logistic Operations", the same ship has now been awarded the "Best Small Cargo Ship" in the 2015 Japanese Ship of the Year event hosted by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE), and the award ceremony was held on July 7, 2016.

NEWS 211 : NATORI IS WINNING PRIZES!

Logistic Environment Awards and Ship of the Year 2015

Imoto Lines, Ltd., as owner of the container ship "Natori", won the "Award for Development of Technology that Reduces the Environmental Impact for Logistic Operations" at the 17th Logistics Environment Awards, organized by Japan Association for Logistics and Transport (JALoT).

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