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On this page you will find key facts about Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation.

Name Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation (SOMEC)

Tokyo HQ 3F, 2-3-1, Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
Tel +81(3)3596-0888 / Fax +81(3)3596-0801 [map]

Osaka Office 21F, 3-3-10, Umeda, Kita-ku,
Osaka 530-0001 Japan
Tel +81(6)6455-4280 / Fax +81(6)6455-4298 [map]

Other Offices see Network page

Founded July 1963 as Kokusai Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha

Capital Japanese Yen 800,000,000.-

Annual Turnover Japanese Yen 46,300,000,000.- (March 2017)

Shareholder Sojitz Corporation [site]

President Hiroyuki Osone

Main Bankers The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Main Activities Export, Import and Sale of Ship Equipments
Export, Import and Sale of Shipbuilding Equipments
Export, Import and Sale of Industrial Machineries
Shipbroking and Contracting (NB, SH and Charter)
Ship Management and Operation
Consulting and Technical Services related to Shipbuilding and repairing

Board of Directors and Officers (from June 2017)

Katsujiro Arai, Senior Executive Officer Hiroyuki Osone

Masaru Aoya Masaharu Nakamura Kazushi Konishi
Nobuhiro Koga Masaharu Nakamura Kazushi Konishi
Director Director Director

Masaru Aoya Masaru Aoya
Koichi Yamaguchi Tatsuo Sakai
Director Director

Motohiro Nishikawa Masaharu Nakamura Masaharu Nakamura
Motohiro Nishikawa Satoru Matsushita Toshiro Tsuchiya
Executive Officer Executive Officer Executive Officer

Motohiro Nishikawa
Masahiro Tsujii
Executive Officer

Brief History

07/1963 Foundation of Kokusai Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha (KKKK. 100% investment of Nissho Co., Ltd.)
10/1968 Merger of Nissho Co., Ltd. and Iwai Co., to form Nissho Iwai Corporation (NIC)
02/1974 Foundation of Kokusai Marine K.K. (KMKK. 100% Investment of NIC)
04/1974 Division of NIC Marine Dept. into Marine Dept. and Marine Industry Dept.
08/1983 KMKK Osaka branch launched
10/1986 KMKK changed its name to NIMAC corporation. Sale and Purchase business transferred from NIC Marine Dept. to KKKK
06/1992 Foundation of News Maritime Co., Ltd. (NEWS) by Nichimen Corp for sale & purchase, chartering and ship management business. Paid-in Capital JY 200mio.
10/1999 NEWS started newbuilding business
05/2000 NEWS started finance business
04/2001 NEWS sold ship management business to Dojima Marine Co., Ltd.
09/2001 Merger of NIMAC and Nissho Iwai Aerospace Corporation to form NIASCO Corporation (NIASCO)
04/2002 Spin-off and Merger of Marine Dept. of NIC with KKKK to form Nissho Iwai Marine Corporation (NIMAC. Capital JY 260mio).
07/2002 Marine and Industrial Group of NIASCO (ex. NIMAC) split off to join NIMAC (capital JY 411.8mio)
04/2004 Merger of NIMAC and NEWS to form Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation (SOMEC)
03/2008 Capital Increase to JY 800mio.

Shanghai Office Relocation

SOMEC's Shanghai representative office is scheduled to relocate to Central Park Pudong located at 538 Gushan Road on April 9. For details see the network page. [Mar/30/2018]

New way, New value - Sojitz group slogan

Our Osaka Office is Moving

Please be advised that SOMEC's Osaka branch office will be moved to Umeda, the heart of Osaka city, on September 19, 2017. For details, click here. [Sep/12/2017]

Board Member Change Announced

SOMEC announced a change to its board of directors. New members include Kazushi Konishi and Tatsuo Sakai while former Chairman Katsujiro Arai left the board with Shinobu Kitamura. [June/16/2017]

Board Member Change Announced

SOMEC announced a change to its board of directors. New members include Masaharu Nakamura while former Senior Managing Director Naoki Maegami left the board to become advisor. [June/15/2016]

Tokyo Main Office is Moving

Please be advised that SOMEC will be moving its Tokyo Main Office from Nihonbashi to Nishi-shimbashi on March 7, 2016. For details, click here. [Feb/24/2016]

Board Member Change Announced

SOMEC announced a change to its board of directors and Nobuhiro Koga was appointed new Director to replace Masaru Aoya. [Nov/01/2015]

Osone Named President of SOMEC

SOMEC's new board of directors and officers is officially announced on June 10, 2015. Hiroyuki Osone, ex-senior executive officer, was named new president while the former president, Katsujiro Arai, remains in the board as chairman. [Jun/10/2015]

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