Kyowa Shipping Deployed Two Additional Multipurpose Vessels in 2018

Damas Jati - Jakarta, 24/10/2018, 13:18


In 2018, Kyowa Shipping, a Tokyo-based liner shipping with main services connecting Japan with Pacific Islands deployed two new 12,000DWT Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) Multi-Purpose vessels into Far East-Micronesia service. The two RoRo launched in May and August, respectively, are expected to strengthen its position in market within the region, the company has said.

Kyowa Shipping puts two new built ships into their Far East Asia to Micronesia Liner service in this year.

The new ships were with specifications of: deadweight (12,084 tons), length overall (143.03 meters), breadth (22.60 meters), depth (14.40 meters),  draft (7.87 meters), and speed of 13.5 knots/hour was built by Shin-Kochi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in Japan.

These vessels that are equipped with 2x30-tons crane and ramp-way S.W.L 20 tons can carry 650 TEU containers and 120 units of unpacked vehicles at the same time or 450 TEU containers and 450 units of unpacked vehicles.

These geared multi-purpose roll-on/roll-off ships are fitted for the Pacific Islands service which can cover the poor facilities of the ports. To fill the recent increasing demand of fresh fishes in Asia from the Pacific Islands, the ships are also capable to carry100 TEU of reefer containers. The new ships are installed new ballast water control system to comply with the latest regulations.

The routes of new built ships are from Japan, Korea to Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federate State of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Cargoes from South East Asia are connected from feeder ships to Kyowa’s new vessels at Pusan, Korea.

In cooperation with PT Samudera Indonesia, TBK as its agent in Indonesia, Kyowa Shipping accepts cargoes from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Palembang.

Key Player in Pacific Islands

Since founded in 1974 in Tokyo, Kyowa Shipping continued to grow up and has become one of key player in serving the trade between Japan and the Pacific Islands. Over 40 years later, this shipping company has grown as one of the largest liner network provider in the Pacific Islands region.

Commending such achievements, Manager of Trade at Kyowa Shipping Headquarter said: “We are working with the policy of a reliable connection between people and products. Sea Transport provides strong support for global business opportunities.”

Since founded in 1974, he said, Kyowa Shipping Co., Ltd. has been providing liner shipping service to the Pacific Islands for more than 40 years. “

“And presently we have grown to one of the top marine transport companies in our service region. We are able to provide services for a growing variety of goods, such as vehicles and containers, through our fleet of roll-on/roll-off multi-purpose ships using ramp way operation.”

“All of our ships are managed according to the latest regulations in order to ensure a safe and certain transport of valuable cargoes. Over the years, we have come to believe that the most important mission is to provide a secure and reliable transport service in the midst of sometimes dramatic change of the society and economy.”

“Our greatest pride as a company is the bond of trust gradually built during our history by supporting the economy and lifestyle of the Pacific Islands while building our own experience and knowledge as trading partners. We look forward to further strengthening our liner and tramper service, and expanding our network across the globe.”

The route of liner service of Kyowa Shipping is basically from Japan and Korea to Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. More than 14 countries/regions of the Pacific islands are covered by their service network. Not only Japan and Korea, but also other area, such as South East Asa, China, India and Europe. Cargoes are carried out from those areas by feeder network and connected to their own ships at Pusan, Korea.

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