We aim to become a distinctive world number one bulker shipyard
with everyone’s mind united.
The best productivity in the world through specialization in bulk carriers
We specialize in building bulk carriers, which have versatility and greatest demand among numerous ship types from customers. By specializing in the specific ship type, we have been optimizing the construction process and facilities, and have realized the best productivity in the world, which lead us to build around 40 ships in one year. We will continue to lead the shipbuilding industry in the world in terms of high productivity.
Deepening the customer value through specialization in bulk carriers
In addition to the increase in the number of ships we build with specialization in bulk carriers, high quality brought from this is also one of our strengths. Through continual feedback made possible only from consecutive construction of bulk carriers, we realize improvement in quality, fuel consumption, and cargo handling performance with design process optimization. Also, we are improving how we take care of customer needs through our rich experience in the bulk carrier construction. In the building process, we improve the quality by optimizing facilities and building method, and we are working on to further improve our competitiveness.
Aggressive effort for most-advanced technologies
We are not content to stay comfortable in our established know-how through bulk carrier construction, we keep trying new technologies. We keep trying new technologies and have implemented the first fully battery driven vessel “E/V e-Oshima” with autonomous navigation system (awarded “Ship of the Year” and “Good Design Award”), a ship with rigid wing sail “Wind Challenger” to convert wind energy to propulsive force, LNG fueled ships, air lubrication system with air blown out beneath the hull (the ship equipped with this system was awarded “Ship of the Year”), and we are leading practical technology development in the shipbuilding industry. We also have technological alliance with classification societies and universities so as to accelerate our effort in technological innovation.
An organization with people from various background working actively
Oshima Shipbuilding is a workplace where diverse people can work. People might imagine that shipyard is a male-dominated workplace, but already more than 150 female employees work actively in various roles. Many of them continue to work after getting married and having children.
Now, employees from 8 countries (US, UK, China, India, Vietnam, Ukraine, Indonesia, and Brazil) are present and working in the various sections, and also we have been acquiring experienced personnel from various industries such as other shipbuilding companies, trading houses, financial institutions, and telecommunications companies, and they all create our unique and competitive company culture together with existing employees.
“In symbiosis with local community”, contribution to local society
Having a motto “Spirit of the community”, we contribute to vitalizing the local community. We hold naming ceremony which we celebrate delivery of the ship together with people in the community, we support a private-tutoring class “Self- support private-tutoring class RED Saikai-Oshima class (former Chishokan Seiun- gakusha)” to assist study of children in the island, we contribute toward building local infrastructure through construction of steel bridges, floating docks, etc. by our steel structure department, we also grow tomatoes and brew shochu originally started to revitalize regional industry, and contribute to local festivals.