1903 The first president, Katsutaro Kambara, founded a shipping business (Kambara Kisen Co., Ltd.).
1917 Built the “Shiohama Dockyard” where the current Tsuneishi Factory is located.
1942 Renamed the dockyard “Tsuneishi Shipbuilding” and re-established the company.
Commenced the construction and repair of wooden ships for domestic transportation.
1958 Constructed the first steel ship, “Mikomaru” (a 361-dwt carrier).
1968 The 200,000 metric ton Ship Repair Factory completed.
1976 Linked up with Hashihama Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
1984 Constructed the first TESS40 (the original 40,000-ton type standard carrier) series.
1986 Established the Ship Research Department.
1991 Constructed the largest bulk carrier (180,000-ton type) (in conjunction with Hashihama Shipbuilding).
1992 Established a design company, TSUNEISHI TECHNICAL SERVICES (Phils.) Inc. (TTSP) in the Philippines.
1994 Constructed the first TESS45 (an original 45,000-ton type standard carrier) series.
Established TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (THI), the largest shipbuilding dockyard in the Philippines.
1997 Constructed the first ship (a 23,000-ton type carrier) at THI.
1998 Constructed Japan’s first twin skeg shuttle tanker (in conjunction with Hashihama Shipbuilding).
1999 Acquired the ISO9001 certificate. (June)
Launched the 100th vessel in the TESS40/45 series. (June)
2000 Merged with Hashihama Shipbuilding. (June)
Completed construction of the first TESS52 ship. (October)
2001 Established TSUNEISHI (ZHENJIANG) STEEL STRUCTURE Co., Ltd. a company for ship outfitting in the Dan tu Economic Development Zone of Chiangsu Province, China.(June)
2003 Established the Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Marine & Development Inc. (March)
Adopted a new logo upon the 100th anniversary of the Group. (April)
Established the Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Hull-body Production Inc. (December)
2004 Formed a comprehensive business alliance with Samsung Heavy Industries.(March)
Executed an agreement with Hiroshima University for comprehensive research cooperation.(June)
2005 Completed of the first Kamsarmax Bulker. (February)
Acquired the ISO14001 certificate. (December)
Tsuneishi (Shanghai) Ship Design Co., Ltd. (December)
2006 Completed the first TESS58, “MEDI LISBON”. (December)
2007 Established Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation by merging 11 group companies. (January)
Established a design office in Fukuoka. (April)
Completed “STELLA MARIS,” the 200th ship in the TESS Handymax series.(June)
Reorganized Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc. by merging Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Marine & Development Inc. and Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Hull-body Production Inc.
2009 Completed and launched the operation of the new building dock at TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. and TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
2010 Constructed “Tenshumaru,” the first ship in the T-CORE180 series at Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines.
2011 Split up companies under the umbrella of Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation.(January)
Completed the 100th KAMSARMAX Bulker, 82,000-ton type bulk carrier. (February)
Completed the first TESS98, the 98,000-ton type bulk carrier. (April)
Completed experimental model ship “Josho-maru”. (September)
Completed the 100th TESS58.(November)
2012 Completed the 300th vessel of TESS HANDYMAX series (January)
2013 Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc. has completed the first 1,020 TEU Container Carrier (May)
2014 Transferred all shares of Tadotsu Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd (December)
2015 Completed 200th KAMSARMAX Bulker (January)
2017 Constructed the new Aonagi dormitory for unmarried employees (April)
Constructed the cruise ship guntû (September)
Completed the first TESS64 AEROLINE, 63,700 MT bulk carrier(July)
2018 Constructed first 2,800 TEU container carrier (April)
Formed business cooperation agreement with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding in the commercial ship business field (May)
2019 Completed LRI Product/Chemical Tanker (March)
Signed an agreement with Hiroshima University on a comprehensive research partnership (May)
Completed the 300th Kamsarmax bulk carrier (September)
Completed the 500th vessel of the TESS series (November)
2020 Commenced discussions on a capital alliance with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding regarding merchant vessel business (July)

The Origin of Our Company Logo


The Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company introduced this new logo mark on the occasion of Tsuneishi group’s 100th anniversary in April, 2003.

The logo is based on the Tsuneishi Corporation Group’s use of the character and the letter V, which stands for the three concept ideas Vessel, Value, and Vision.

By using deep navy blue, with its calm atmosphere, as the background color, the logo symbolizes Tsuneishi gearing up to ensure a prosperous future as a shipbuilder in the 21st century.


Tsuneishi Group’s logo is designed to express the totality of the Tsuneishi group’s solidarity and philosophy. The spiraling ocean wave motif expresses the international scope of the the business conducted by the Group’s companies. The overlapping waves indicate the mutual support the companies give one another as they seek to expand their businesses together.

By using this logo group-wide, we aim to make people more aware of the Tsuneishi group’s identity, forging a more widespread familiarity of the group’s constituent companies and enhancing the logo’s value by linking it to their broad array of accomplishments.