SSS-BOW (SEMI-SPHERICAL-SHAPED-BOW)

Introducing the "SSS-BOW" - our unique technology that is patented internationally.

THE ORIGINAL. FROM KYOKUYO TO THE WORLD.

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Once you see it, you can't forget it!

This ship makes people look back!

Although people may have thought of it, no shipyard as ever attempted to realize it!

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The stunning and innovative semi-spherical-shaped bow (SSS-BOW) is a technology that Kyokuyo has created from the ground up, from conception to design and construction. We have obtained relevant patents not only in Japan but in the U.S., Europe, Korea, China, and other countries around the world.

In a conservative industry where people tend to take the easy way out, saying "there is no precedent" or "we don't have time for this," we boldly took up the challenge because there was no precedent. The results have been rewarded with the prestigious Japan Ship of the Year Awards and enthusiastic support from customers.

AERODYNAMICS TO REDUCE FUEL COST AND GHG EMISSIONS

Ship design has focused primarily on reducing drag below the water's surface, with little attention paid to wind resistance above the water's surface. The SSS-BOW effectively reduces wind resistance without sacrificing cargo capacity or accommodation volume by giving the bow a "spherical" form, a three-dimensional shape with the smallest surface area for a given volume. It saves fuel consumption and contributes to GHG reduction significantly.

In the development process, in addition to tank tests, wind tunnel tests are conducted to analyze the shape under and above the water surface. Following the first SSS-BOW ship, m.v. CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, a PCC built in 2011, we have expanded our product line to include container carriers and cement carriers. Through continuous constructions, we are further refining our aerodynamics and craftsmanship know-how.

KEY POINTS

  • Kyokuyo's Original Technology World First
  • Internationally Patented Point
  • Reduce Wind Resistance by up to 50% Point
  • Effectively Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2/GHG Emissions Point
  • Applied So Far to PCCs, Container Carriers and a Cement Carrier Point
  • Building Regularly Point
  • Won Japan Ship of the Year Grand Prix and Category Award Point
  • Very Popular with the Public Point

FEATURED SSS-BOWED SHIPS

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FIRST SSS-BOWED CEMENT CARRIER FULL OF HIGH-TECH FEATURES

KIYOYASU MARU

12,000TDW SSS-B CEMENT CARRIER BLT 2016

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Large Coastal SSS-B Feeder that Rewrote Common Sense

NATORI

540TEU SSS-B CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2016

SOY - Category Winner
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SHIP OF THE YEAR WINNER THAT STUNNED THE INDUSTRY

CITY OF ST.PETERSBURG

2,000UNITS SSS-B PCC BUILT 2011

Ship of the Year

SSS-BOW NEWS

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BORN WITH HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS

NOGAMI, The Newest SSS-Bowed Container Carrier

NEWS 296 : SEPTEMBER 2022

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READY FOR NEXT CHALLENGE

Kyokuyo Started COnstruction of New SSS-bowed Ship for Imoto Lines

NEWS 281 : DECEMBER 2021

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MITSUI-SAN DID IT AGAIN!

Tetsuo Mitsui Received Prime Minister's Prize at the 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award

NEWS 259 : JANUARY 2020

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TETSUO MITSUI AWARDED PRIZE (AGAIN)!

2018 Commendation from the MILT Minister

NEWS 244 : SEPTEMBER 2018

NAVIGATE FURTHER...

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SHIPS WE HAVE BUILT
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PCC & RORO CARGO
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CONTAINER CARRIER
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ADVANCED COASTAL SHIPS
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CEMENT CARRIER
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KYOKUYO'S DESIGN CAPABILITIES
Builder of Advanced Merchant Ships

KYOKUYO SHIPYARD CORPORATION

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