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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.
Many of you may have noticed an article in Nikkei - Japan's leading financial newspaper - published on February 24, entitled "10 best fresh food markets where you can enjoy tasting on the spot". Did you also notice that Shimonoseki's Karato Market was ranked #3, placed ahead of the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market (#4) and Hakodate Morning Market (#6)?
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.
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!
We are happy to let you know that yet another SSS (Semi-spherically-shaped) bowed ship was born. After pure car carriers and a container carrier, it was a 12,000tdw type cement carrier that was fitted with Kyokuyo's globally patented technology.
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.
As pre-noticed in our news206, Kyokuyo President Katsuhiko Ochi gave a seminar "Trying to be a global technology leader among the builders of small ships - the answer is blowin' in the wind" at SEA JAPAN 2016.
Kyokuyo's last ship for 2015 was a 540TEU container carrier "Natori" (S-522, 7,390grt x 136m overall length), which the company had built based on an order placed in December 2013 by Imoto Lines, Ltd., of Kobe, a pioneer of coastal feeder service in Japan.
Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation is happy to announce that Tetsuo Mitsui, its Senior Managing Director, received 2014 Kyushu District Transport Bureau Director-General's Award. The District Transport Bureau is an arm of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT).
Kyokuyo Shipyard is glad to announce that its "eco-friendly" Roll-on Roll-off car carrier, City of St. Petersburg, has now won Grand Prix Award in Japan's "Ship of the Year 2010."
Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation's "eco-friendly" Roll-on Roll-off car carrier, City of St. Petersburg, has won "The ShipPax Award 2010 for Outstanding RoRo Exterior."
On March 29, 2011, 2,000unit type pure car carrier S495 was named and delivered. She is the second and the last of 2-ship series of Kyokuyo's self-developed eco-friendly ship with a semi-spherically shaped bow (SSS-bow) that reduces the wind resistance. Featured in TV and newspapers, the sisters are perhaps the most famous of the vessels we have ever built.