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Chartering, Shipbroking & NB Contracting

bridge and accomodation - bulk carrierAlthough SOMEC is a young company born in 2004, its ancestry dates back almost 100 years now. As the direct descendant of marine divisions of Nissho, Nissho Iwai and Nichimen, our team has inherited the DNA defined through decades in the shipping business.

Today we serve the industry by offering services in newbuilding contracting, chartering and sale and purchase, via our Tokyo headquarter as well as our offices in London, Piraeus, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Imabari among others.

All our teams are always working closely with each other. Arranging package transactions with various combination of deals - long-term T/C, newbuilding, sale, financing and management - is our specialty.


Backed up by rich knowledge and solid skills, our newbuilding team is one of the most experienced in the field. As broker or prime contractor, we have mediated tons of contracts for a variety of vessels from specialized boats to VLCC's.

Not only do our customers benefit from the expertise of our staff, but from our existing relationship with Asian shipbuilders robustly built through numerous newbuilding transactions as well as equipment business.

Chartering and Sale & Purchase

SOMEC provides chartering services in the general trade for dry and wet cargoes and covers all major types of vessels for sale and purchase. With a strong client portfolio, we have a proven track record of creating new businesses and assisting a variety of ship owners and operators. In addition, we transport bulk cargoes of Sojitz Corporation and other valuable customers.


63,000tdw Bulker Jointly-Owned by SOMEC Completed at Shin-Kasado

A 63,000tdw new bulker was completed at Shin-Kasado Dockyard and named "Nicon Future" on September 20. The vessel is jointly owned by SOMEC. [October/01/2018]

6,500tdw Chemical Tanker Built at Busan, Korea

A 6,500tdw chemical carrier was completed on March 23, named "Pohang Pioneer" and delivered to our Japanese clients at Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering of Korea. [March/30/2018]

37,600tdw Bulker For Hong Kong Owner

A Shimanami-built 37,600tdw bulker was named "UNI BLOSSOM" and delivered to a Hong Kong based owner on Februrary 28. [March/13/2018]

New way, New value - Sojitz group slogan

63,000tdw Bulker For Hong Kong Client

Another 63,000tdw bulker was completed on June 23 by Imabari Zosen and named m.v. Port Vera Cruz. [July/07/2017]

63,000tdw Bulker for German Owners

A 63,000tdw bulk carrier was named m.v. "Florentine Oetker" and delivered to the owner on June 7, 2017. The builder is Imabari Zosen. [July/07/2017]

60,000tdw Bulker Completed at JMU Kure Works

Another 60,000tdw bulk carrier was completed at the Kure Shipyard of JMU and delivered to the owner on April 24, 2017. The vessel was named "ORIENTAL SKY". SOMEC was the arranger of new building. [April/28/2017]

37,000tdw Bulker Delivered to Pacific Basin

M.V. ILLOVO RIVER, a new building bulker of 37,000tdw was completed at Shimanami Shipyard and delivered to the Hong Kong based Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited on December 8, 2016. [Feb/14/2017]

New way, New value - Sojitz group slogan

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