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December 2018 Support for Child Welfare Facility

As a part of Toyofuji Shipping's social contribution activities, Toyofuji on December 25 presented Christmas gifts along with a donation of approximately 3,260,000 yen* to Akatsuki Gakuen, a local children's home in Tokai City to which the company has continually provided support since 1994.
In addition to expressing the organization's thanks to Toyofuji for the company's support, the Director outlined the home's current conditions and activities.
Toyofuji wholeheartedly intends to continue the company's activities to support and provide hope to our future generations.

* Combined donation from company contributions, funds collected through in-house donation drives, and charity bazaar earnings.


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December 2018 Announcement Regarding Transfer of Directors and Associate Officers

Announcement Regarding about the Organization in charge of from January 1, 2019 Directors and Associate Officers.


Organization representative list → PDF views

November 2018 Toyofuji Holds 32nd On-Board Disaster Drill Demonstration

On November 14, Toyofuji Shipping held the company's "32nd On-Board Disaster Drill Demonstration," conducted under the instruction of the Nagoya Coast Guard Office and Tokai Municipal Fire Department aboard the Hosho Maru (shipowner: Miyazaki Sangyo Kaiun Co., Ltd.), in port at Toyota Motor Corporation's Meiko Center Berth I-5.

The drill was attended by some 80 individuals, including members from Toyofuji Shipping and representatives from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Chubu District Transport Bureau and Toyota Motor Corporation, as well as cargo shippers and affiliated companies in the marine transport and port services industries.

The aim of the disaster drill was to increase safety awareness among Toyofuji employees, other affiliated firms, and crew members, and to provide practical training in fire prevention and response. Training involved fighting a fire breaking out inside the vessel. Additionally, in what was the first such training of its kind for Toyofuji, drills also focused on emergency evacuation and departure from port, including conveying injured personnel, in the event of a tsunami caused by a major earthquake.

Drills began with initial efforts by crew members to extinguish the fire, along with training in the use of fire hoses. Based on the fire spreading further, exercises also included a joint drill with the Nagoya Coast Guard Office in cooling the vessel with water sprayed from fire hoses on the patrol boat "Ayuzuki." This was followed by training in which crew members practiced severing the mooring ropes (approximately 10-cm ropes connecting the vessel to the pier) to enable an emergency departure in the event of a tsunami caused by the Tonankai earthquake. In addition to crew member training, the exercise also included training in rescuing injured crew members using the Nagoya Coast Guard Office helicopter "Kamitaka" and a Tokai Municipal Fire Department hook-and-ladder truck.

Currently, with approximately 80% of domestically manufactured cars being transported by sea, marine transport plays a crucial role as a major channel supporting the automobile industry. Toyofuji Shipping continues to give top priority to the issue of safe operations, conducting intensive safety programs with affiliated companies and promoting preparedness for large-scale natural disasters with the aim of achieving "zero accidents and zero disasters."


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November 2018 Toyofuji Exhibits at Messe Nagoya 2018

Toyofuji participated in the 13th four-day "Messe Nagoya 2018" trade show, held November 7-10 at Port Messe Nagoya.

In this year's show, we introduced the Toyofuji vessel "TRANS HARMONY 1," winner of the Ship of the Year 2017 Large Cargo Ship Award (sponsored by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers). Along with video, panels, and other materials describing the ship, a VR (virtual reality) system enabled visitors to take a virtual tour of the ship's interior and get a look at the ship's loading and unloading operations.

We sincerely thank the many visitors who stopped by our booth during this year's trade show.


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June 2016 Special Efforts Mark Environment Month

Toyofuji conducted a number of special programs during the "Environment Month" of June in an effort to raise environmental awareness among executives and employees. Activities included a lecture on the environment presented by Toyota Motor Corporation's Environmental Affairs Division and a photo exhibit based on the theme of marine environmental conservation.

In addition, Toyofuji was joined on June 28 by affiliate companies in participating in cleanup activities sponsored by Toyota Motor Corporation Vehicle Logistics Department. On the following day, June 29, the company conducted marine cleanup activities in appreciation of Nagoya Port and the sea, on which we continually rely.
Also participating in the activity that day were two members of the Nagoya Coast Guard Office, who along with eighteen Toyofuji officers and employees, sailed three small boats out in Nagoya Port to retrieve trash, plastic bottles, and other items floating in the waters.

Toyofuji is committed to further environmental preservation efforts with the aim to being a "green company that cares for the world's environment."


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May 2018 Car Carrier "TRANS HARMONY 2" Enters Service

On May 25, Toyofuji Shipping's car carrier "TRANS HARMONY 2" officially entered service after construction of the vessel at Naikai Zosen Innoshima Shipyard in Hiroshima Prefecture was completed. The ship's debut was witnessed by some 20 individuals, including members from Toyota Motor Corporation as well as cargo shippers, partnering companies, and other related organizations. As with its sister vessel TRANS HARMONY 1, which entered into service in January, TRANS HARMONY 2 is firmly based on the concept of safety being the absolute highest priority, with a design that features improved safety and environmental performance while improving the working environment for crews and port workers, making this a "pure car carrier in harmony with the environment and workers."

With this vessel joining TRANS HARMONY 1, we aim to continue increasing transport capacity and improving services on our Southeast Asia route.

< Main Vessel Data >
Overall length:199.9m、full width:32.2m、gross tonnage:50,305 tons、loading capacity:3,000
Navigation speed:19.5 knots
< Main Features >
・Infrared night vision camera system improves visual confirmation at night and in times of poor visibility
・Use of latest hull designs and ship bottom paints reduce resistance (from seawater and wind)
・Use of thermal insulating paint help prevent excessive temperatures within the vessel


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May 2018 "2018 Toyofuji Shipping Safety Convention" Held

Toyofuji Shipping recently had the company's annual Safety Convention, the 46th Safety Convention since the initial event in 1975.
Held on May 15 at the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel, this year's convention was attended by a total of 94 guests, including Masahiro Seri, General Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation's Vehicle Logistics Division, and numerous other members of Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Transportation Co., Ltd., as well as top executives from our partner port services companies and other affiliated companies in the marine transport industry.

In the first part of the program, Hisanori Ichiyanagi, General Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation's Logistics Administration Division, presented a lecture on "Toyota Logistics's Measures in the Approach to 2030," in which he described future issues to be faced in vehicle logistics. Toyofuji Shipping then reviewed measures taken in the previous fiscal year (visualizing safety, improvements to problem issues, preventing reoccurrence of accidents) and provided information on programs for the current fiscal year with the aim of raising levels of safety even further.


The second part of the program included an awards ceremony, with awards presented for harbor and vessel transport operations with zero accidents in the last fiscal year, and awards presented to partnering companies achieving zero accidents for a period of ten consecutive years. A particular highlight of this year's event was the "Toyota Prize," presented by Toyota Motor Corporation to partnering companies making a major contribution to Toyota's logistical operations.

Going forward with safe operations as our top priority, we will continue to work together with our partner companies and take the lead in tirelessly promoting activities to achieve our goal of "zero accidents."

May 2018 "TRANS HARMONY 1" Wins Ship of the Year 2017 Award in Large Cargo Ship Category

The Toyofuji vessel "TRANS HARMONY 1," which entered service in January 2018, has won the Ship of the Year 2017 Large Cargo Ship Award (sponsored by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, a public-interest corporation). Presented annually, the Ship of the Year awards go to ships built in Japan that are superior technically, artistically, and in terms of social contribution. This year was the 28th time the awards were given.

In addition to a crew safety confirmation system, infrared night vision cameras, and a number of other industry-leading safety technologies, "TRANS HARMONY 1" also improves fuel economy by approximately 17% with a wind resistance-reducing hull and a variety of other energy-saving technologies, improves the working and living environment by utilizing onboard lighting and thermal insulating paint, and was recognized as having adopted the latest technology based on the concept of being "in harmony with the environment and humans."

The awards ceremony is to be held July 13 at the Kaiun Club (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).


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April 2018 Toyofuji Holds Bon Voyage Concert 2018

On April 26th, the 2018 Toyofuji Bon Voyage Concert was held at NTK Hall's Forest Hall, the twentieth time that Toyofuji Shipping has sponsored this musical event..
This occasion marked the twentieth such performance since the first Bon Voyage Concert in 1998, held as an event to express our thanks to the many customers and client firms on whose patronage we constantly rely.
For this concert, conductor Sachio Fujioka led violinist Shion Minami and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra in delighting the audience with a selection of well-known and well-loved works featured in past performances.


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March 2018 Soba Noodle-Making Party Held at Children's Nursing Home

As part of Toyofuji's CSR activities, the company held an annual spring vacation soba noodle-making party March 29 at Akatsuki Gakuen (Osamu Hishida, Director), a local children's nursing home in Tokai City. This was the 19th such party since the event was launched in 2000.
Toyofuji executives and employees participated alongside the facility's children and staff during their spring vacation in taking on the challenge of making authentic soba noodles, with instruction generously provided by the traditional Nagoya soba restaurant "Yasue." Although some irregularities in length and thickness were seen in the freshly boiled noodles, everyone found the soba delicious. We hope this event will be an ongoing part of the children's development as the company continues in its support for Akatsuki Gakuen.


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January 2018 Naming and Launching Ceremony Held for Toyofuji's 3,000-Vehicle Car Carrier

On January 31st, a naming and launching ceremony was held for Toyofuji Shipping's new 3,000-vehicle car carrier vessel at Naikai Zozen Innoshima Shipyard in Hiroshima Prefecture. Watched over by invited guests and members of the general public, the vessel was christened "TRANS HARMONY 2" and safely completed its launch into the waters.
After outfitting is completed in late May, plans call for the ship to begin sailing on the company's Southeast Asia routes, joining its sister vessel of the same model, "TRANS HARMONY 1," which entered into service on January 19.


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January 2018 Car Carrier "TRANS HARMONY 1" Enters Service

On January 19, Toyofuji Shipping's "TRANS HARMONY 1" car carrier officially entered service following completion of the vessel, construction of which began in December 2015 at Naikai Zosen Innoshima Shipyard in Hiroshima Prefecture. The ship's debut was witnessed by some 50 individuals, including members from Toyota Motor Corporation as well as cargo shippers and affiliated companies in the marine transport and port services industries.
It had been approximately seven years since Toyofuji's previous launch of a newly constructed vessel in 2011. This ship's design incorporates safety improvements utilizing infrared night vision cameras and a number of other industry-leading safety technologies, and as its name suggests, as a "car carrier in harmony with the environment and humans," the vessel features improved environmental performance, for example cutting per-vehicle of transportation CO2 emissions to half that of conventional ships, as well as an improved working environment for crews and port workers. With the introduction of this vessel in our Southeast Asia route, which is seeing greater traffic to handle the increase in vehicle production and sales, we aim to continue increasing transport capacity and improving services. We look forward to serving our customers into the future.

Main Contents
Length: 199.9 m / Beam: 32.2 m / Gross tonnage: 50,305 tons / Cargo load capacity: 3,000 vehicles / Cruising speed: 19.5 knots
Main Features
Infrared night vision cameras provides rapid visual confirmation at night and in times of poor visibility
Use of latest hull designs and ship bottom paints reduce resistance (from seawater and wind)
Use of thermal insulating paint help maintain constant temperatures within the vessel


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