Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation (President Hiroyuki Osone - Headquarters Tokyo, Japan) and Orient Marine Co., Ltd., (President Nobuyuki Tanaka - Headquarters Tokyo, Japan) have announced to form a business alliance with Ship Equipment-related Businesses.
Since March 1, 2020, SOMEC is asking all its staffs to work remotely as a means of combatting the COVID-19 through social distancing.
With the Japanese Government declaring a month-long state of emergency on April 7, we will continue this strict policy until at least May 6, 2020.
On March 11, the delivery ceremony for NE293, 61,000tdw bulk carrier was held at Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) of Nantong City, China. The vessel was named m.v. Market Cooper and delivered to a Japanese shipowner.
On February 21, the delivery ceremony for a 63,000tdw bulk carrier (S-K132) was held at Shin-Kasado Dockyard of Kudamatsu, Japan. The ship was named "Berge Yotei" and delivered to her Singapore-based owner.
The delivery ceremony for a 38,000tdw bulk carrier m.v. "Sider Montediprocida" (S-H651) was held on February 20, 2020 at Shimanami Shipyard of Imabari, Japan where she was built.
We are sorry to inform you that we can't see you next month at Sea Japan 2020, supposed to run March 11-13 at Tokyo Big Sight, as its organizer postponed this large maritime show due to anxiety over the spread of the novel coronavirus.
On January 23, 2020, Sojitz Corporation, the parent company of Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation (SOMEC), announced to establish a new holding company to own four machinery-related Sojitz companies including SOMEC, in the anticipation of the merger.
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