ISC provides a wide range of services for new shipbuilding contracts. We have concluded over 50 contracts for clients all over the world. This experience enables us to support you from all aspects: shipbuilding contracts, finance, newbuilding supervision, time charters and technical consultancy. We are a reliable consultant in ship management contracts and for handling actual ship operations
Achievement of New Shipbuilding Broking (2002-2016)
Yard Hull No. Delivery Year/Month DWT Type
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 336 2003/1 19,900 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 337 2003/5 23,024 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 351 2004/5 29,709 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 353 2004/8 19,806 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1251 2005/1 19,983 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1257 2006/1 19,975 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding N-2007 2006/7 19,963 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 366 2006/12 19,805 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1263 2007/2 19,996 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 371 2007/10 33,232 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1268 2008/1 19,999 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1269 2008/3 19,859 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 375 2008/3 33,641 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1270 2008/6 19,871 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 378 2008/6 19,999 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 377 2008/7 33,619 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 380 2008/10 33,614 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1272 2008/11 19,994 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 390 2008/12 19,814 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 382 2009/1 33,609 St.stChem
Niigata Shipbuilding 19 2009/3 11,500 Marineline Chem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 385 2009/3 33,609 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 388 2009/9 33,624 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 505 2009/11 33,609 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding N-2025 2010/2 34,569 St.stChem
Niigata Shipbuilding N-0041 2010/6 11,500 Marineline Chem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 396 2011/6 12,500 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 397 2011/7 12,500 St.stChem
Fukuoka Shipbuilding 1289 2011/9 19,900 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 525 2012/3 33,000 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 532 2013/3 33,000 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 535 2013/7 33,000 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 572 2014/4 3,500 CBM LPG Carrier
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 575 2014/5 3,500 CBM LPG Carrier
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 576 2014/6 3,500 CBM LPG Carrier
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 577 2014/8 3,500 CBM LPG Carrier
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 581 2013/11 11,693 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 582 2015/2 5,000 CBM LPG Carrier
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 583 2015/3 5,000 CBM LPG Carrier
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 613 2016/6 25,196 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 617 2016/8 25,193 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 618 2016/10 25,196 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 620 2016/10 25,196 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 623 2017/1 25,000 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 625 2017/4 25,000 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 653 2019/12 19,950 St.stChem
Kitanihon Shipbuilding 667 2020/2 19,950 St.stChem
Asakawa Shipbuilding 638 2017/4 12,000 St.stChem
Hyundai Mipo 2788 2021/2 50,000 MR Tanker
Hyundai Mipo 2817 2021/3 50,000 MR Tanker
Fukuoka Shipbuilding F1338 2021/6 19,900 St.stChem
ISC acts as a broker for sellers and buyers of secondhand ships, from the initial stage of planning through arranging inspections, to negotiating the price and terms and preparing sale contracts and associated legal documentation. We support our clients at every stage of the S&P process until after the conclusion of a successful delivery.
As well as having strong connections with Japanese shipowners and financiers, ISC works closely with brokers, charterers and operators across the World. We offer a level of in-house technical knowledge unmatched by most brokers, combined with a detailed understanding of the prevailing market and the experience to confidently represent the interests of our clients. Consequently, ISC has built a long track record of successful business in the sale & purchase sector.
Should you wish to appoint our S&P broking team, or if you have questions regarding the acquisition or disposal of shipping assets, we are ready to assist you.
Achievement of S&P Broking (after 2004) The list below shows our broking achievement of S&P contrasts after 2004. We mainly focus on chemical tanker but other types of vessel are also in our business category.
Buyer Year Built / Yard DWT Type
Morocco 1998 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 7,076 CPP
U.K. 1989 / Higaki Ship Building 9,000 Chem
Argentina 1995 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 6,575 Chem
Singapore 1980 / Koyo Dockyard 17,621 Chem
Japan 1993 / Asakawa Shipbuilding 3,019 CPP
Singapore 1998 / Hakata Shipbuilding 2,100 CPP
Singapore 1999 / Hakata Shipbuilding 2,100 CPP
Singapore 1988 / Kanagawa Shipbuilding - Harbour Tug
Japan 1989 / Minaminippon Shipbuilding 30,000 CPP
Thailand 1991 / Kyoei Shipbuilding 1,799 Chem
Singapore 1992 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 954 Chem
Singapore 1991 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 6,062 Chem
Singapore 1994 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 8,253 Chem
Morocco 1997 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 4,993 Bitumen
Korea 2000 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 8,900 Chem
Singapore 1996 / Kurinoura Dockyard 16,300 Chem
Greece 1997 / Kurinoura Dockyard 16,300 Chem
Japan 2003 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 8,833 Chem
Korea 1999 / Higaki Ship Building 9,104 Chem
Korea 1994 / Kurinoura Dockyard 3500 cbm LPGC
Netherland 2004 / Usuki Shipyard 19,700 Chem
Russia 1998 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 6,575 Chem
Korea 1998 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 6,750 Chem
Philippines 2002 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 8,298 Chem
Japan 2003 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 8,800 Chem
Singapore 2005 / Usuki Shipyard 8,900 Chem
Norway 2005 / Kitanihon Shipbuilding 19,800 Chem
Singapore 2009 / Miura Shipbuilding 12,999 Chem-CPP
Thailand 1999 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 6,000 Chem
Saudi Arabia 2006 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,900 Chem
Japan 2007 / Higaki Ship Building 12,693 Chem
Korea 1998 / Tachibana Shipbuilding 3500 cbm LPGC
Singapore 1999 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 8,829 Chem
Singapore 1988 / Shikoku Shipbuilding 16,700 Chem-CPP
Indonesia 1990 / Minaminippon Shipbuilding 30,000 Methanol
Vietnam 2004 / Asakawa Shipbuilding 14,298 Chem
Singapore 1996 / Hyundai 19,999 Chem
Vietnam 1995 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 19,999 Chem
Taiwan 2014 / Kitanihon Shipbuilding 3500 cbm LPGC
Singapore 2007 / Sanuki Shipbuilding 9,000 DPP
Korea/td> 2003 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 6,135 Chem
U.S.A 2004 / Usuki Shipyard 19,707 Chem
Norway - U.S.A 2008 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,900 Chem
Philippines 2001 / Asakawa Shipbuilding 8,756 Chem
Japan 2006 / Shitanoe Shipbuilding 9,000 Chem
Korea 1999 / Asakawa Shipbuilding 12,675 Chem
Korea 2003 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 8,833 Chem
Korea 2004 / Kitanihon Shipbuilding 19,805 Chem
U.K. 2006 / Usuki Shipyard 19,900 Chem
Netherland 2008 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,859 Chem
Netherland 2011 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,900 Chem
Taiwan 2000 / Usuki Shipyard 8,301 Chem
Indonesia 2003 / Hakata Shipbuilding 6,700 Chem
China 2002 / Usuki Shipyard 8,762 Chem
Vietnam 2007 / Sasaki Shipbuilding 10,306 Chem / CPP
Thailand 2009 / Miura Shipbuilding 12,999 Chem / CPP
Vietnam 2004 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 8,906 Chem
Vietnam 1996 / Miura Shipbuilding - LPGC
Greece 2004 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 19,998 Chem
Korea 2002 / Usuki Shipyard 8,833 Chem
Marshall Islands 2004 / Shin Kurushima Dockyard 19,997 Chem
Indonesia 2007 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,979 Chem
Indonesia 2002 / Higaki Shipbuilding 8,558 Chem
Korea 2003 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 8,829 Chem
China 2007 / Miura Shipbuilding 4,998 DPP
Norway 2008 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,994 Chem
Korea 2009 / Miura Shipbuilding 5,506 DPP
Monaco 2009 / Iwagi Zosen 48,023 MR Product
Singapore 2011 / Kitanihon Shipbuilding 12,571 Chem
Indonesia 2003 / Murakami Hide Shipbuilding 8,831 Chem
Singapore 2005 / Asakawa Shipbuilding 14,281 Chem
Vietnam 2005 / Shitanoe Shipbuilding 7,959 Chem
Belgium 2008 / Kurinoura Dockyard 6,033 Asphalt
Norway 2009 / Kitanihon Shipbuilding 33,624 Chem
Singapore 2002 / Hitachi Zosen Mukaishima Marine 3,365 Chem
Vietnam 2012 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,991 Chem
Vietnam 2012 / Fukuoka Shipbuilding 19,992 Chem
ISC undertakes dispatching experienced superintendents to dockyards for new shipbuilding business.
All superintendents we dispatch are much skillful through their work experience at the top-ranking ship company so they can make a good relationship between any shipyards.
Our Clients
Stolt, Odfjell, Navig8, MOL Chemical Tanker, JX Ocean etc…
Japanese Shipyards
Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Fukuoka Shipbuilding, Shin Kurushima Dockyard, Usuki Shipyard, Kyokuyo Shipyard and more
Achievement of supervision dispatch (2001-2019)
Year Built Shipyard Tank Type Position of supervision DWT Type
2000 Shin Kurushima Dockyard Stainless Steel Fleet Manager / Supervisor 15,000 Chemical 2/3
2002 Shin Kurushima Dockyard Stainless Steel Fleet Manager / Supervisor 20,000 Chemical 2/3
2006 Fukuoka Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor 19,000 Chemical 2/3
2006 Minaminippon Shipbuilding Epoxy Coating Supervisor 45,700 MR product
2007 Kitanihon Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor 19,000 Chemical 2/3
2008 Niigata Shipbuilding Marine-Line coat Tank Coating Supervisor 11,500 Chemical 2/3
2010-11 Usuki Shipyard Stainless Steel Supervisor for 4 vessels 12,000 Chemical 2/3
2012-13 Kitanihon Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor for 3 vessels 33,000 Chemical 2/3
2014 Sasaki Shipbuilding Pressurized Tank Supervisor for 3 vessels 5000m3 LPG carrier
2015 Sasaki Shipbuilding Pressurized Tank Supervisor 11000m3 LPG carrier
2016 Usuki Shipyard Stainless Steel Supervisor for 2 vessels 12,000 Chemical 2/3
2016 Kitanihon Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor for 2 vessels 19,000 Chemical 2/3
2016 Kyokuyo Shipyard Pressurized Tank Supervisor 11000m3 LPG carrier
2016-2017 Kitanihon Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor for 6 vessels 25,000 Chemical 2/3
2017 Shitanoe Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor 25,000 Chemical 2/3
2017 Fukuoka Shipbuilding / Nagasaki Factory Stainless Steel Supervisor for 3 vessels 25,000 Chemical 2/3
2017 Kitanihon Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor for 2 vessels 25,000 Chemical 2/3
2018-2019 Shin Kurushima Dockyard Stainless Steel Supervisor for 2 vessels 12,000 Chemical 2/3
2019-2020 Kitanihon Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor for 2 vessels 19,000 Chemical 2/3
2020 Asakawa Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor 12,000 Chemical 2/3
2021 Hyundai Mipo Coating Supervisor for 2 vessels 50,000 MR
2021 Fukuoka Shipbuilding Stainless Steel Supervisor 19,900 Chemical 2/3
Superintendents on board
船舶検査員派遣事業
ISC has a long record of assigning superintendents to attend shipyards for newbuilding supervision, and now offers the services our MSI (Marine Superintendent) and TSI (Technical Superintendent) to attend existing ships.
We have experienced many cases where our clients have expressed concerns such as ‘we want to attend our own vessel when she calls in Japan but no one is available or eligible internally’ or ‘we don’t have staff who are sufficiently experienced to be sent to attend drydocking’.
To respond to such needs, ISC employs qualified MSIs/TSIs each of whom have over 15 years industry experience including seagoing time. We produce our own extensive checklists and also prepare bespoke reports based on client requests.
In case of incidents requiring immediate action to visit the vessel, ISC can offer technical support at any time. We cover the whole of East Asia in alliance with reliable, expert partners.
We can dispatch our superintendents for all type of vessels. Please contact us.
Achievement of Inspection (2004-)
Year Type/Number of vessels
2004 Bulker x 2, Oil Tanker x 2
2005 Bulker x 4, PCC x 1, Container x 1
2006 Product Tanker x 2, Oil Tanker x 1
2007 Bulker x 2, Chemical Tanker x 1, Container x 1, Cargo Ship(steel) x 2, Ferry x 1
2008 Bulker x 2, Oil Tanker x 1, Chemical Tanker x 1, Cargo Ship(steel) x 1
2009 Bulker x 4, Oil Tanker x 1, Cargo Ship(steel) x 1, Dry Cargo x 1, VLGC x 1
2010 Chemical Tanker x 1, VLGC x 1
2011 Bulker x 1, Chemical Tanker x 1
2012 VLGC x 1
2015 Chemical Tanker x 2
2019 Bulker x 3, General Cargo x 2
2020 MR Tanker x 1, Chemical Tanker x 1
Commercial Management for Biofuel Business
In the effort to reduce CO2 emissions, Biomass is increasingly being used as a carbon-neutral energy source, and it is expected become a major fuel for power generation in Japan in the near future.
Japan’s total CO2 emissions increased after the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011; however the Paris Agreement which went into effect in 2016 states as below (extracted from the summary issue by CLIMATE FOCUS) so the country has a responsibility to keep reducing CO2 emissions in accordance with international agreements.
(1)An ambitious collective goal to hold global warming well below 2 degrees with efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees
(2)The aim for greenhouse gas emissions to peak as soon as possible, and to achieve net-zero emissions in the second half of this century
Since carbon-neutral fuel is regarded as not emitting any CO2, utilizing biomass will help to enable Japan to reach the targets set by the Paris Agreement.In 2016 only about 15% of Japan’s total power generation was produced using carbon-neutral fuel, a relatively low percentage compared with Germany, Britain and other nations. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has targeted increasing this ratio to reach 22 - 24% by 2030 and is planning that carbon-neutral fuel will become a major power source in Japan.
Based on research by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Japan relies on other countries for most of the carbon-neutral fuel it consumes and such fuel coming from Asian sources is typically carried by small cargo ships of 10,000 to 20,000 dwt. As demand of carbon-neutral fuel (e.g. PKS, wood pellets) will increase in the future, ISC has started providing a new Commercial Management service and Shipping Consultancy to Biomass fuel suppliers to utilize our long experience concluding many shipping contracts, and the relationships we have established with shipowners operating vessels in regional trade. In fact, since bigger Vessels are required in the regional market and their total operation costs are increasing, many shipyards & owners are now unwilling to build this type of vessel. However, with growing demand for biofuel, more such vessels to transport it will be required. Some expect that in the near future there will be a shortage of Japan-built nearsea-trading vessels due to increased biofuel demand. When this happens, vessel costs, including charter hire, could substantially increase causing a negative impact on the biofuel market, disruption of supply and higher operating costs for power plants.
ISC is therefore introducing a new business structure into the current market – biofuel suppliers will become charterers to control their own logistics operations and maintain sufficient cargo capacity; we also provide total support after chartering – handling vessel operations, P&I matters and communications with ship managers and agents.

What is ‘PKS’?

PKS(Palm Kernel Shell)とは
  • PKS stands for ‘Palm Kernel Shell’. Palm kernels are a natural resource all parts of which can be used without any waste. That is why oil palm plantations are sometimes called “sustainable oil fields”.
  • The yellow part of the kernel is CPO (Crude Palm Oil) which produces cooking oil, the white part is PKO (Palm Kernel Oil) from which luxury cosmetic oils are produced, and the dark shell part surrounding PKO is the PKS, which is used as biomass fuel
Component parts of Palm Kernels
NamePercentage of total weight (%)
FFB(Fresh Fruit Bunch)100
Crude Palm Oil20
Palm Kernel Oil7
Palm Kernel Shell7
Empty Fruits Bunch23
Fiber13
Other30
Reference: On-site Report

Flow chart of PKS power generation

Seminars on Chemical/Product Tanker operations

ISC can dispatch our expert staff to your company and gives you an opportunity to brush up your knowledge and skills of Chemical/Product Tanker operations.
The participants will be ship operators and managers, and trading companies or manufacturers are also welcome.
The first seminar was delivered in November 2019 at the head office of The Japan Shipping Exchange, and was very well received. Please contact us for more details.

Column & Report

Every month we publish a useful and informative magazine for our clients and partners, incorporating information gathered by our network. For those who want to subscribe, contact us by e-mail to: report@isc-corp.jp. (Japanese language Only)
Back numbers can be downloaded here.
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