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Tsuneishi shipyard delivers MV Frontier Zone cape size bulk carrier

Submitted by Princes Mea Rosel on Wed, 2014-01-29 12:33

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (THICI) successfully named and delivered “MV Frontier Zone”, a 180,000 deadweight metric ton (DWT) capesize bulker, the biggest class ship ever built in the Philippines on January 20, 2014 at its shipyard in Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu.
“MV Frontier Zone” is the 173rd ship of THICI since its inception in 1994. She was officially launched last year of August 28. Frontier Zone is one of the four capesize bulkers on the order book of 2013. The ship’s length is 286.90 meters, 45 meters in breadth, and 24.50 meters depth. She has 9 cargo holds that are electric motor driven hatch covers that can load up to 200,000 cubic meters of cargo. Loading and discharging of cargo are done through land based equipment at the ports of call. The ship’s upper deck area is enough to accommodate 30 basketball courts or two football fields of standard size.
Frontier Zone sailed to Singapore port prior to her cargo loading destination.

The first capesize of THICI, the Tenshu Maru was named by the President of the Philippine Republic President Benigno Aquino III in 2010.
THICI’s capesize ships are constructed at its semi-tandem building dock that is 450 meters long by 60 meters wide and 9 meters deep.
Capesize bulkers are generally used in transportation of iron ore, coal and commodity raw materials.
As 2014 begins, Tsuneishi sets to deliver 20 ships this year that are already on the order book with two 180,000 DWT type CAPE SIZE bulker, 11 ships of 82,000 DWT type KAMSARMAX bulker, six ships of 58,000 DWT type HANDYMAX bulker, and one 45,000 DWT Box type bulker.
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Group received 60 ships order in 2013, thirty (30) of which are expected to be built in THI and is estimated to be delivered in 2016 and 2017. “I would like to thank our employees for their efforts and pro-activeness, as well as our ship-owners and business partners for their trust. There are a lot that we can be grateful for despite all the challenges,” said THICI President Hitoshi Kono.

Also, last week of January 15, THICI delivered a 58,000 DWT metric ton type Handymax bulker “MV Crimson Queen”, she sailed to an Indonesian port to load coal. Another delivery of a 58,000 DWT, the “MV Paradise Island”, making it three deliveries for the month of January.

This coming February 5 and 6, THICI will launch an 82,000 DWT KAMSARMAX bulk carrier.

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THICI) is one of the leading shipbuilders in the world.

THICI ships out vessels of up to 180,000 deadweight tons to different parts of the world from the town of Balamban, Cebu in the central Philippines using the same high quality shipbuilding technologies and standards as those in Tsuneishi Japan.

Shipbuilding, ship repair and manufacturing of outfitting for ships and vessels constitute the main business of the company.

Being diverse and multi-affiliated, THICI also engages in the engineering and Fabrication Services.

December 2013

Submitted by Princes Mea Rosel on Wed, 2014-01-15 16:32

THI TURNS 20 in 2014

Happy New Year to every one!

The year 2013 was a challenging time not just to the company but to everyone who is greatly affected by the recent earthquake and typhoon. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and the super typhoon Yolanda in Northern Cebu definitely put us to test.

It is in times like these that the Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. serves its purpose to help and support not just tthe affected employees and their families, but as well as our community; in this case Bohol and Northen Cebu.

I extend my gratitude to our employees for their kindness, cooperation, and initiative in helping during the relief operations. Let us continue to serve our purpose for the betterment of our society. In line with this, I would like to congratulate our 29 awardees who have shown their loyalty and faithfulness in supporting the company through thick and thin. I cannot thank you enough as well as your families for never failing to support you and THI.

Tsuneishi Group shares Christmas spirit with Daan Bantayan typhoon victims

Submitted by Princes Mea Rosel on Wed, 2014-01-15 11:42

The Tsuneishi Group of Companies, through its philanthropic arm Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. (TFCI) shared the spirit of Christmas through gift giving at Brgy. Bakhawan, Daan Bantayan, Cebu on December 22, 2013, just days before Christmas.

President Hitoshi Kono together with the 35 employee-volunteers brought smiles to the super typhoon victims of Brgy. Bakhawan. Around 600 families received a grocery pack which includes five kilos of rice, powdered drink, crackers, canned goods, spaghetti, among other necessities.

Used clothes, blankets, towels as well as toys donated by the employees of Tsuneishi Group-Japan shipyard, were also distributed. One of the highlights of the activity was the distribution of toys. This brought priceless smiles on the children's faces and most of all the feeling of hope. “We are more than happy to see all your smiles and the hopes in your eyes,” said President Kono to the beneficiaries.

The group aimed to spread the spirit of Christmas even during this trying times and help out even in the smallest of ways. After all, Christmas is the time for giving and spreading happiness.

Brgy. Captain of Bakhawan, Daan Bantayan Hon. Bernardito Luche, Jr. thanked the foundation for making their Christmas meaningful and less lonely.

This is the second phase of relief efforts for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda with its first on November 17, 2013, days after the super typhoon hit Northern Cebu on November 8. Around 4,200 families received relief packs in 14 barangays of Bantayan Island and Northern Cebu.


Submitted by Princes Mea Rosel on Wed, 2013-12-04 11:03

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. holds launching ceremonies at the Tsuneishi Factory slipways and building docks that are open to the public. The next ceremony will take place on December 12, 2013 (Thursday) at 10:50am. There is no need to make reservations for this event. The starting time may be changed without prior notice due to tides and weather conditions. Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the starting time. Furthermore, please do not wear high-heeled shoes or sandals due to safety concerns. We look forward to welcoming you to the ceremony.

Type of Ship: 58, 000 deadweight metric ton type Handymax bulk carrier

For more details, you may contact this number (032) 230-8402.

November 2013

Submitted by Princes Mea Rosel on Wed, 2013-12-04 10:31

[Helping Bohol get back on its feet]

The Tsuneishi Group of Companies, through its philanthropic arm Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. (TFCI) conducted relief operations to 13 barangays of the municipality of Loon, Bohol on October 27, 2013. Relief packs consisting of water, rice, canned goods, noodles, medicines and blue sheets were turned over to the local government unit of Loon benefitting some 1, 500 families who were badly affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15.