HISTORY

NYK Bulk &Projects Carriers Ltd., the only heavy-cargo shipping carrier in Japan, was originally established in 1912 as Hinode-Kisen. After developing our business as a heavy-cargo shipping carrier, we became a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYK Line in 2001 and assumed responsibility for its MPP business. In 2002, our company name was changed to NYK-Hinode Line, and in 2013 we merged with NYK Global Bulk Corp to become our current organization. Today, we operate all kinds of vessels including MPP vessels, bulk carriers and heavy cargo vessels. As a heavy-cargo transportation carrier with a history exceeding 100 years, we have inherited and honed our marine technical skills for over a century.

1912-1945

Established in 1912, Hinode Kisen Ltd. has built many heavy-lift ships, starting with Yawata Maru, which was delivered in 1935. Afterward, the company continued to build heavy-lift vessels and cemented its position as a carrier dedicated to heavy-cargo transportation, which was unique in the world at the time.

八幡丸

1912

On November 25th, 1912, Hinode Kisen was established with four vessels and operating capital of 500,000 yen.

第1期 営業報告書

1922

In 1922, we purchased “SU” series vessels, each featuring a derrick having a 20mt capacity.

1935

In January 1935, Yawata Maru, which came equipped with an innovative “after-engine”(main engine located aft), long hatch and a 35mt heavy derrick, was delivered. A total of 10 such heavy lifters were delivered by 1941.

1935年竣工の日之出型重量物運搬特殊船の第1船・八幡丸

1945

By the end of the war, we had lost 17 vessels. Only five vessels remained.

1950

In September 1950, Hie Maru was delivered featuring Japan’s first 70mt derrick.

日枝丸荷役

1954

In July 1954, the 11,500 DWT Kasuga Maru was delivered featuring a 120mt derrick.

春日丸

1960

In 1960, Yamato Maru was delivered featuring two derricks, one having a capacity of 200mt and another with a capacity of 120mt.

大和丸

1963

In October 1963, the 8,961 DWT Nachi Maru was delivered featuring Japan’s first 250mt derrick.

長尺重量物を甲板上にオーバーハングして輸送中の那智丸

1975

In October 1975, the 19,542 DWT Katori Maru was delivered featuring the world’s first 350mt derrick that could pivot 360-degrees.

香取丸

1976

In October 1976, Kasuga Maru was delivered featuring a 450mt derrick.

春日丸

1978

In November 1978, Gulf Bridge, the Japan’s first deck carrier was delivered. The 7,093 DWT vessel had a deck space of 2,550m2 (width 25m, length 102m)

アンローダーを輸送中のGULF BRIDGE

1982

In September 1982, the deck carrier Sea Bridge was delivered. This 11,831 DWT vessel featured a deck space of 3,600m2 (width 30m, length 120m)

サウジアラビア向けボイラーモジュールを輸送中のSEA BRIDGE

1983

In 1983, Shunei Maru and Sumiyoshi Maru were delivered, the large 23,000 DWT heavy lifters having a derrick capacity of 200mt.

住吉丸

1994

In March 1994, the 9,943 DWT Kibi was delivered featuring a crane capacity of 450mt.
In March 1998, Kamo, a sister vessel, was delivered.

パッケージボイラーを輸送中のKIBI

2001

In January 2001, the MPP division of Tokyo Senpaku Kaisha(TSK Line) was integrated into our company.
In February, we became a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYK Line. And in October, the Semi-Line Group and Asian Group of NYK Line were integrated into our company.

2002

In July 2002, we changed our company name to NYK-Hinode Line.

日之出汽船と日之出郵船のファンネル

2004-2005

In 2004 and 2005, the 20,000 DWT “I” series vessels were delivered, each featuring a crane capacity of 300mt.

I Series

2006

In 2006, the 30,000 DWT “KU” series vessels were delivered, each featuring a crane capacity of 200mt.

KUWANA

2010

In 2010, the deck carriers, Yamatai Yamato, were delivered.

Yamatai Jacket

2021

In August 2021, Katori, the first heavy lifter featuring an 800mt capacity will be delivered.

MV KATORI

2022

In January 2022, Kifune, a second heavy lifter having an 800mt capacity, will be delivered.