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Completion of the 200th Ship in the TESS Series

June 25, 2007

Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation (Head Office: 1083 Tsuneishi Numakuma-cho Fukuyama city Hiroshima, CEO: Katsushige Kambara) completed the 200th ship in its TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) Series, Ship No.1339 (Deadweight capacity 52,000 tons, Bulk carrier, to CHIJIN SHIPPING S.A.) on June 25th at the Tsuneishi factory in Fukyuama city, Hiroshima.

The development of the TESS series began in 1981 as an effort to dramatically improve the economic efficiency and transport/loading capabilities of handy max type bulk carriers.

In 1984, we took initiative by completing the first 42,000 ton class (TESS40) bulk carrier. After that, we developed and built new models including a 45,000 ton class (TESS45), 52,000 ton class (TESS52), and 58,000 ton class (TESS58) which satisfied shipping market needs. Our work has been highly evaluated by many ship owners and users around the world (as well as in Japan) for more than 20 years.

【TESS Series Completion Results】
TESS40: 40 ships  
TESS45: 69 ships  
TESS52: 87 ships  
TESS58: 4 ships  
Major Specifications of No.1339 Ship
Length: 189.99 meters
Breadth: 32.26 meters
Depth: 17.00 meters
Designed draft: 11.00 meters
Full load draft: 12.00 meters
Laden weight (full load): 52,454 Metric tons
Gross Tonnage: 30,046 tons
Main Engine: MAN-B&W 6S50MC(Mark6)
(Maximum power) 7,800 kW x 116 rpm
Service speed: About 14.5 knots (designed draft)
Registry of ship: PANAMA
Class of ship: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Passenger capacity: 25 at maximum

General information

  • The ship has 5 cargo holds, each with an end folding type hatch. The hatch openings are designed to be as large as possible (No.1 Hatch: 20.40 meters (L) x 18.40 meters (W), No.2 to No.5 hatches: 21.25 meters (L) x 18.40 meters (W)) to improve load efficiency.
  • Grain crops, coal, iron ore, sulfur (lump and coarse), steel pipe, and hot coils can all be loaded on this ship. High density material such as iron ore can be loaded into alternating cargo holds, such as No.1, No.3, and No.5.
  • Additionally, as loading equipment, the ship is equipped with four deck cranes with discharging capacities of 30 meters.

The ship's rudder is equipped with a surf valve for energy savings.