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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.

Our sincere thanks go to the many busy guests who attended this year's event.


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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.

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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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