CNCo launches new vessel

Mrs Kaori Imoto and Mr Yoshinori Sekikawa, President of the Hakodate Dock Company, hold a photo of the launch of CNCo’s first Singan in 1889.
Mrs Kaori Imoto and Mr Yoshinori Sekikawa, President of the Hakodate Dock Company, hold a photo of the launch of CNCo’s first Singan in 1889.
On 18th February, the China Navigation Company ("CNCo") named and launched its new bulk carrier, MV Singan, at Hakodate, Japan; the vessel is scheduled to be delivered at the end of April. Mrs Kaori Imoto, the wife of JS&S Board Director, Jonathan Swire, was the lady sponsor for this vessel at a ceremony to celebrate the vessel's transfer from land to water for the first time.
Singan is the first of the two Namura 34k dwt bulkers currently under construction for CNCo at Namura Shipbuilding in Hakodate. The second, MV Sungkiang, is scheduled to be launched in the middle of April and will be delivered at the end of June.
(Left to right) Mr Takashi Chiyo, Executive Officer & General Manager of Namura Shipbuilding Company Limited, Mr Kosuke Takechi, Executive Officer of Marubeni Corporation, Stuart Jones, CNCo Fleet Director, Jonathan Swire, James Woodrow, Managing Director of CNCo, and Mr Yoshinori Sekikawa, President of the Hakodate Dock Company Limited, take part in the traditional “kagami-biraki” ceremony to break open a barrel of sake.
(Left to right) Mr Takashi Chiyo, Executive Officer and General Manager of Ship Sales Department of Namura Shipbuilding Company Limited, Mr Kosuke Takechi, Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace & Ship Division of Marubeni Corporation, Stuart Jones, CNCo Fleet Director, Jonathan Swire, James Woodrow, Managing Director of CNCo, and Mr Yoshinori Sekikawa, President of the Hakodate Dock Company Limited, take part in the traditional "kagami-biraki" ceremony to break open a barrel of sake.
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