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

Ocean Going Vessel Business


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)

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 global marine logistics services to various products.

We continue to contribute to the society from ocean through stable supply of energy and resources that are indispensable to our everyday lives. We joined ocean going shipping business with Ultramax bulker newbuilding, STAR PATHFINDER at a timing of 80th anniversary of the founding of our company in 2015. 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

Ship Owning Business (Ocean going)
Terminal Agent Business
Real Estate Business
Start of Business
Date of Foundation
26th Jan, 1949
Mr. Mitsuo Shimizu
Chairman / Mr. Yutaka Shimizu 
President / Mr. Mitsuo Shimizu
Director / Mr. Takeshi Shimizu
Main Clients
Vroon (Netherlands)
Main Banks
Kitakyushu Bank
Fukuoka Bank
Shoko Chukin Bank
18 Shinwa Bank

Company History

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
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.