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日之出海運株式会社

Coastal Vessel Business Ocean Going Vessel Business Other business Message from the President Company Overview Company History

Coastal Vessel Business

MT TSURUFUJIMARU

She is the largest tanker used in the domestic trade, having capacity of 6,000kl and LOA of 105m. For oil trade logistic, crude oil is shipped from outside of Japan to domestic oil refinery where crude oil is refined into produce, such as gasoline. Refined oil products are shipped from oil refinery to oil reserves, and transported to gas stations via tank trucks, then delivered to consumers. MT Tsurufujimaru is used for such shipping mainly all over Japan.Around Fukuoka area, she carries oil from the refineries in Okayama, Yamaguchi, and Oita to storage in Fukuoka. We carry part of gasolines used at gas stations such as ENEOS.

Gross Ton: 3,676ton
Deadweight Ton: 4,998ton
Loading Capacity: 6,500cbm
Trading Area: Limited Greater Coastal
(any trading area within Japan)
Purpose of use: Trading of product oil.
Main Engine Power: 4,500PS
Delivery (Built): 4th October, 2002
Shipyard: Miura Shipyard
Cargo Holder: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Charterer: Tsurumi Sunmarine Co., Ltd.

MT HOUNMARU

She is mainly trading about 4,500,000liter /time of Jet fuel for aircrafts from Mizushima refinery of JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, in Okayama prefecture, to Kansai International Airport. Hounmaru is the vessel that was owned by Hinode Shipping from 1945 to 1965 and also this was the vessel when we first start business with Tsurumisunmarine. We name this vessel Hounmaru in the hope to value the past to foresee the future, and to bring fortune as the name stands for carrying treasure in Japanese. She supports everyone’s pleasant flight from ocean.

Gross Ton: 2,591ton
Deadweight Ton: 3,881ton
Loading Capacity: 5,050cbm
Trading Area: Coastal (any trading area within Japan)
Purpose of use: Trading of product oil.
Main Engine Power: 2,800PS
Delivery (Built): 14th October, 1996
Closing Date: 20th December, 2012
Shipyard: Shin Kurushima Dockyard
Cargo Holder: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Charterer: Tsurumi Sunmarine Co., Ltd.

Ocean Going Vessel Business

MV STAR PATHFINDER

MV Star Pathfinder, bulk carrier, was delivered in July 2015, to start the ocean going shipping business. She is Ultramax Bulker having 61,000dwt and about 200m LOA. We name her “Pathfinder” hoping the vessel will be a pioneer for us in the ocean going shipping business.

Gross Ton: 34,815ton
Deadweight Ton: 61,298ton
Trading Area: Worldwide
Purpose of use: Trading of bulk cargo (iron ore, grain, etc.)
Main Engine Power: 11,232PS
Delivery (Built) / Closing Date: 21th July, 2015
Shipyard: Imabari Shipyard
Charterer: Grieg Star (Norway)

MV LE MANS EXPRESS

She is our 2nd ocean going vessel, PCTC having 10 decks and some of decks are height adjustable deck that can load not only normal cars but also can accommodate different types of automobiles. Mainly trading in Asia, she calls in Japanese ports frequently. PCTC market is very niche. The hull with red paint and having white “V” on the side, which is the initial of our charterer Vroon, is very stylish.

Gross Ton: 36,711ton
Deadweight Ton: 11,251ton
Capacity Unit: 3,693unit
LOA: 168m
Main Engine Power: 11,620kW
Delivery (Built): March, 2010
Closing Date: 25th October, 2016
Shipyard: Hyundai Mipo Ulsan (Korea)
Charterer: Vroon Group (Netherland)

MV KOTA GEMAR

This Vessel is 2,600TEU Container Vessel and being operated in the route from Asia to Africa.She has the longest body of our owning tonnages and her length is almost same as the height of “Hakata Station Building”.The photo is showing the stirring navigation collaborating with Mt. Fuji.

LOA: 226.54m
Gross Ton: 28,676 ton
Deadweight Ton : 37,115ton
Maximum Capacity : 2,607 TEU
Main Engine Power: 21,735 kw
Delivery(Built):24th September,2002
Broker : Mitsubishi Corporation
Shipyard : Shin Kurushima Dockyard
Charterer:PIL(Singapore)
Closing Date : 25 th October ,2017

Other business

Terminal Agent Business
We are providing the service of agent business at Hakata Port Aratsu Tank Facility. We work for the clearance of tankers and surveys during the loading of cargo at the port, and also work for vessel’s call/put port process. We also manage the schedule of loading and discharging, and inspecting the loading amount for the third parties.
Building Owner Business
We own a 10-story building and rent rooms for residences and offices at convenient location near the Tenjin / Hakata station.
Name of Building: Hinode Hakata Building
Delivery (Built): 21st August, 2009
Architecture: Armored concrete 10 floors
Purpose: 1st Floor / Entrance and Parking
2nd ~ 3rd Floor / Offices
4th ~ 10th Floor / Residences

Message from the President

Founded in 1935, our company has been in a shipowning business for more than 80 years. We provide marine logistics services to various products such as refined oil products used at gas stations, jet fuel for aircrafts in Kansai International Airport, iron ole, automobiles, just to name a few. With pride in work and commitment in safety first, we continue to contribute to the society from ocean through stable supply of energy and resources that are indispensable to our everyday lives. Domestic oil tanker business has been our core business for a long time, and at a timing of 80th anniversary of the founding of our company in 2015, we joined ocean going shipping business with Ultramax bulker newbuilding, STAR PATHFINDER. With this vessel, we expanded our business to global marine logistics. We continue to thrive by challenging and accelerating our growth for our 100th anniversary to come in 2035.
I appreciate and are grateful for your continued support.

PresidentMitsuo Shimizu


Company Overview

Name
HINODE SHIPPING CO., LTD
Business
Ship Owning Business (Coastal and Ocean going)
Terminal Agent Business
Real Estate Business
Start of Business
1935
Date of Foundation
26th Jan, 1949
President
Mr. Mitsuo Shimizu
Directors
Chairman / Mr. Yutaka Shimizu 
President / Mr. Mitsuo Shimizu
Director / Mr. Takeshi Shimizu
Employees
35
Capital
JPY24,000,000
Member Organization
All Japan Seamen’s Union
Japan Coastal Vessel Owners Association
Japan Coastal Tanker Association
Vessel Management Share Owners Association
Main Clients
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp
Tsurumi Sunmarine
Grieg Star (Norway)
Vroon (Netherlands)
PIL(Singapore)
Main Banks
Kitakyushu Bank
Fukuoka Bank
Shoko Chukin Bank
The eighteenth Bank

Company History

1935
Mr. Shigeya Shimizu started the business.
January, 1949
Hinode Shipping Co., Ltd was established.
April, 1951
Hinode Shipping Co., Ltd started coastal vessel business.
January, 1957
MT Daiichi Hounmaru was delivered and chartered out to Tsurumi Transport.
February, 1965
Hinode Shipping Co., Ltd started terminal agent business.
July, 1972
Hinode Building (head office building) completed.
November, 1978
Mr. Shigeya Shimizu was awarded the prize from Emperor to his contribution to Japanese shipping.
August, 1988
Mr. Yutaka Shimizu took over the position of the president.
November, 2002
MT Tsurufujimaru was delivered from Miura Shipyard.
February, 2009
Mr. Mitsuo Shimizu was appointed to be the president.
August, 2009
Hinode Hakata Building completed.
December, 2012
Hinode Shipping acquired MT Hounmaru.
May, 2014
Hinode Shipping was awarded the prize from JX Nippon Oil & Energy
(Now JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy ) for the contribution of safety management.
July, 2015
1st ocean going vessel, MV Star Pathfinder (61,000dwt Bulker) was delivered from Imabari Shipyard.
October, 2016
MV Le Mans Express (PCTC) was delivered.
October, 2017
MV Kota Gemar (2600teu Contener Vessel) was delivered.