June 2021 Announcement Regarding Transfer of Directors

Toyofuji has made changes in the Board of Directors at the 69th annual shareholders meeting to be held June 22, 2021 and the subsequent meeting of the Board of Directors.


Details : Company Guide Board of Directors


June 2021 Toyofuji Presented Certificate of Appreciation by Japan Meteorological Agency

Oceangoing vessels function as a worldwide system providing the nearest country with weather information observed at sea, in what is referred to as maritime weather observations or weather reports for ships. Oceangoing vessels operated by Toyofuji also cooperate in this effort.

The company was recently recognized for our active cooperation in providing information from our TRANS FUTURE 7, receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the Japan Meteorological Agency's Directory-General. Following the TRANS FUTURE 5's award last year, this makes the second consecutive year that our company was received this commendation. Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, no award ceremony was held.


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May 2021 Toyofuji Holds 2021 Bon Voyage Concert Online

The "2021 Toyofuji Bon Voyage Online Concert" was held on May 18th. It was the twenty-second time that Toyofuji Shipping has sponsored the musical event.

In prioritizing the public's safety and security during a resurgence in coronavirus infections, the performance at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater's Concert Hall was held without an audience present, and instead was streamed live online (on YouTube).

Starting with the first Bon Voyage Concert in 1998, these concerts have been held as events to express our thanks to the many customers and client firms on whose patronage we constantly rely.

In this year's concert, conductor So Awatsuji led the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra with soprano Yui Takahashi and hornist Mayu Anzuchi, brightening the spirits of the audience in their homes with a program of splendid music and providing a welcome respite from the concerns of everyday life.

We sincerely hope all may meet at the concert hall for next year's event.


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January 2021 Notice of Reorganization


Toyofuji Shipping announced on January 1, 2021 the establishment of a Green Company Promotion Office, created with the aim of promoting "Toyofuji Environmental Challenge 2050" initiatives and environmental activities.

The company is taking this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to meeting our customers' expectations through continual improvements in customer satisfaction.
We look forward to your continued patronage.

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December 2020 Support for Child Welfare Facility


As a part of Toyofuji Shipping's social contribution activities, Toyofuji on December 25 presented a donation of approximately (*) to Akatsuki Gakuen, a local children's home in Tokai City to which the company has continually provided support since 1994.
Toyofuji intends to continue activities to support the facility in the future.

(*): Combined donation from company contributions and funds collected from executives, employees, and others.

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December 2020 VSPS Australian Quarantine Scheme Certification


On December 24, 2020, Toyofuji Shipping acquired VSPS (Vessel Seasonal Pest Scheme) certification from Australia's Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Environment (Australian authorities).

The Australian government has reinforced quarantine inspections of ocean-going vessels calling at ports to prevent the entry of foreign insects, mainly stink bugs, into Australia. VSPS certification is being granted to shipping companies that meet standards set by Australia's quarantine authorities.

Certification is expected to facilitate quarantine inspections of Toyofuji vessels arriving in Australia and reduce the risk of scheduling delays. Toyofuji continues in our commitment to providing stable transport services with utmost consideration for the environment.


July 2020 HOYO-MARU Earns Top "5-Star" Rating in Energy Conservation Rating System for Coastal Ships

The Toyofuji-operated HOYO-MARU has received the highest ranking of "5 stars" under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's "Energy Conservation Rating System for Coastal Ships," the first RORO vessel to have achieved this rating.
Praised as a "vessel exhibiting extremely superior energy savings and CO2-reducing performance," the HOYO-MARU features a hydrodynamic hull designed to reduce wind pressure resistance and propulsion resistance as well as numerous kinds of energy-saving equipment.
While ensuring safe operation of the vessel and developing stable transport services, we will continue in our aim to be a green company that is considerate to our global environment.


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June 2020 Toyofuji got Aichi-Nagoya Biodiversity Best Practices "Good Practices" Award

One of our ECO activities “Marine Cleanup Activity at Nagoya Port” was selected as “Good Practices” award in Aichi-Nagoya Biodiversity Best Practices. (See URL below)

Toyofuji began this activity in 1999 and continued to engage this activity for many years. In this activity, Toyofuji staff get on boats and clean up marine waste inside port of Nagoya so as to protect marine life and ecosystem.

Encouraged by this award, we will continue to promote ECO activities and aim for environment-friendly “Green Company”.

URL link: https://www.pref.aichi.jp/soshiki/shizen/bestpractice.html



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July 2020 Car Carrier "HOYO-MARU" Enters Service

On July 2, Toyofuji Shipping's car carrier "HOYO MARU" made her first call at Toyota Motor Corporation's Meiko Center following construction of the vessel in May 2019 at Naikai Zosen Innoshima Shipyard in Hiroshima Prefecture. The following day, July 3, the company held a ceremony to pray for the vessel's safety and an onboard tour for employees.

It has been approximately two years since Toyofuji has built and put into service, when the "TRANS HARMONY 2" began sailing routes in 2018, and about twelve years for a ship built for domestic routes—the "TOYOFUJI MARU NO. 2"—entered service. The vessel features numerous advanced technologies that are designed to increase safety in the event of an emergency, reduce CO2 emissions, and improve the working environment for crews and port workers.

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• Use of latest hull designs and ship bottom paints to reduce resistance
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• Use of foam fire extinguishers for safer fire fighting activities
• Use of thermal insulating paint to stabilize temperatures inside the ship


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June 2020 Toyofuji Presented Certificate of Appreciation by Japan Meteorological Agency

Oceangoing vessels function as a worldwide system providing the nearest country with weather information observed at sea, in what is referred to as maritime weather observations or weather reports for ships.

Oceangoing vessels operated by Toyofuji also cooperate in this effort. The company was recently recognized for our active cooperation in providing information from our TRANS FUTURE 5, receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the Japan Meteorological Agency's Directory-General designating the ship an "vessel of excellence in observing marine weather conditions."


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June 2020. Established “Toyofuji Environmental Challenge 2050”

Toyofuji Shipping has established “Toyofuji Environmental Challenge 2050”, an environmental vision for 2050, which clearly shows our attitude to work on global environmental issues.
As the only shipping company in the Toyota Group, on the premise of providing the highest level of logistics services, we will boldly take on the following 3 environmental issues in order to realize our long-term environmental vision.


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June 2020 Announcement Regarding Transfer of Directors

Toyofuji has made changes in the Board of Directors at the 68th annual shareholders meeting to be held June 18, 2020 and the subsequent meeting of the Board of Directors.


Details : Company Guide Board of Directors


March 2020 Toyofuji Receives Toyota "Outstanding Cost Reduction Award"

Toyofuji Shipping was awarded the "Outstanding Cost Reduction Award" by Toyota Motor Corporation. This is the second time Toyofuji has received the award, after the company was similarly honored in 2015 for "Improvements in Southeast Asia Shipping Routes."

The improvement measures that earned the company this award in 2020, "Cost Reductions in East Asia Shipping Routes," involved leveraging the special features of the Toyofuji-designed vessels Trans Harmony 1 & 2 to maximize transport efficiency and improve routes. These measures were recognized as contributing to reducing costs in Toyota's vehicle logistics.

Encouraged by this award, Toyofuji will continue with its efforts to improve while suggesting further plans to Toyota.


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February 2020 Naming and Launching Ceremony Held for New 2,000-Vehicle Car Carrier Vessel (Jointly Owned Vessel for Domestic Routes)

On February 7th, a naming and launching ceremony was held for Toyofuji Shipping's new 2,000-vehicle car carrier vessel at Naikai Zosen Innoshima Shipyard in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Witnessed by invited guests and members of the general public, the enormous vessel was christened
"HOYO-MARU" and safely completed its launch into the waters.
After outfitting is completed in June, plans call for the ship to begin sailing between Tohoku and Kyushu, increasing our transport capacity and enabling even safer, higher quality transport systems.

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December 2019 Support for Child Welfare Facility

Every year, Toyofuji Shipping presents donations to Akatsuki Gakuen, a local children's home in Tokai City.
On December 25, company representatives visited Akatsuki Gakuen, where Toyofuji President Tokuyuki Takahashi presented Director Osamu Hishida with a donation comprising company contributions, funds collected from employees and directors through in-house donation drives, and charity bazaar earnings. The company also prepared a collection of assorted treats and presented them as Christmas gifts, which were gladly received with many a smile.
Toyofuji has continually provided support to this facility since 1994. The company intends to carry on with this support so that the children may have a bright and happy future.

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November 2019 Toyofuji Exhibits at Messe Nagoya 2019

Toyofuji participated in "Messe Nagoya 2019" trade show November 6-9 at Port Messe Nagoya, the 14th such four-day event held there.
For this year's show, we wanted our young employees to participate in the event from the planning stages. This meant not merely having them introduce the company's business with posters and the like, but rather creating content giving visitors to our booth a more concrete description of our business with comprehensive video featuring our young employees.
We sincerely thank the many visitors who stopped by our booth during this year's trade show.

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October 2019 Toyofuji Holds 33rd On-Board Disaster Drill Demonstration

On October 4, Toyofuji Shipping held the company's "33rd On-Board Disaster Drill Demonstration," conducted under the instruction of the Nagoya Coast Guard Office and Tokai Municipal Fire Department aboard the TRANS FUTURE 6 (shipowner: Kagoshima Senpaku Kaisha, Ltd.), in port at Toyota Motor Corporation's Meiko Center. The drill was attended by some 80 individuals, including representatives from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Chubu District Transport Bureau, Toyota Motor Corporation, and other affiliated companies in the industry.

Various types of training were conducted, including drilling in extinguishing fires by crew members, spraying water from fire hoses on the Nagoya City Fire Department fireboat "Kinryu" to cool the vessel, use of a Tokai Municipal Fire Department hook-and-ladder truck to evacuate injured personnel, airlifting of injured crew members with the Nagoya Coast Guard Office helicopter "Kamitaka" based at Chubu Airport, and crew members lowering lifeboats used in abandoning ship.

We thank everyone for their tremendous cooperation in making this high-intensity training a success. Toyofuji Shipping will continue in further efforts to increase safety awareness and prevent disaster with the aim of achieving "zero accidents and zero disasters."


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June 2019 Announcement Regarding Transfer of Directors

Toyofuji has made changes in the Board of Directors at the 67th annual shareholders meeting to be held June 17, 2019 and the subsequent meeting of the Board of Directors.


Details : Company Guide Board of Directors


May 2019 Toyofuji Holds Bon Voyage Concert 2019

On May 29th, the 2019 Toyofuji Bon Voyage Concert was held at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater's Concert Hall, the twenty-first time that Toyofuji Shipping has sponsored this musical event.

This occasion marked the twenty-first 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 Maiku Shibata led pianist Aya Nagatomi and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra in delighting the audience with Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto" and a selection of other works that heralded the "opening of the New Era."


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May 2019 "2019 Toyofuji Shipping Safety Convention" Held

Toyofuji Shipping recently had the company's 47th annual Safety Convention on Tuesday, May 14 at the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel.
this year's convention was attended by a total of 11 guests, including Kyogo Onoue, Field General Manager in Toyota Motor Corporation's TPS Group, 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, Masahiro Seri, General Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation's Vehicle Logistics Division, presented a lecture titled "Developing Employees Who Observe Safety Rules Designed to Ensure Zero Accidents with Transported Cars."

The second part of the program included an awards ceremony, with awards presented for operations achieving zero accidents thus far, conferring of of the "Toyota Prize," TFSニュース写真 and presentation of the ECO Award for vessels that have contributed to energy-conserving shipping operations.

Going forward, we will steadfastly continue to work together with our partner companies, taking the lead in activities to achieve our goal of "zero accidents."

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April 2019 Company Announces Relocation of Melbourne Representative Office

Toyofuji Shipping would like to announce the relocation of our Representative Office in Melbourne, Australia to the following address, effective Monday April 1.

Melbourne Representative Office
29 Miles Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006, Australia
TEL +61-3-8559-3722


Details : Company Guide  Office


March 2019 Soba Noodle-Making Party Held at Akatsuki Gakuen

Toyofuji Shipping held an annual soba noodle-making party on Wednesday, March 27 at Akatsuki Gakuen, a local children's nursing home in Tokai City.

This was the 20th such party held, with instruction again being generously provided by the traditional Nagoya soba restaurant "Yasue."

The children were very familiar with the soba-making process, while the adults were at times a bit baffled by it, yet an enjoyable time was had by all.

The company that this experience leaves everyone with wonderful memories as we continue in our support for this event.


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February 2019 Toyofuji Receives Award for Excellence at 2019 Aichi Environment Awards

Toyofuji Shipping's vessel "TRANS HARMONY 1" has earned the company the Award for Excellence at the "2019 Aichi Environment Awards" (sponsored by Aichi Prefecture, co-sponsored by the Environmental Partnership Organizing Club (EPOC) and the Chunichi Shimbun). Toyofuji President Tokuyuki Takahashi accepted the award certificate and trophy from EPOC Chairman Koei Tsuge at the conferment ceremony held on Thursday, February 14.

Established in 2005, these prizes are awarded to companies, organizations, and groups in recognition of technologies, business operations, activities, and educational efforts aimed at reducing environmental impacts. Toyofuji is the first marine transport company to have been thus awarded.

TRANS HARMONY 1's state-of-the-art environmentally friendly equipment and technologies are designed to improve fuel economy and purify seawater, and their effectiveness in reducing energy use and preventing marine pollution during transport are recognized as making significant contribution in establishing a low-carbon society and preserving our marine environment. This award follows another award for this same ship—the "Ship of the Year 2017 Large Cargo Ship Award," which we received in July 2018.

As a green company, Toyofuji will continue in our commitment to the global environment.


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