Doun Kisen

Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen has sold 2008 built capesize bulk carrier 208K DWT MV Baogang Glory for around $16 million. Doun Kisen MV Baogang Glory to unnamed Singaporean shipowner. In 2008, MV Baogang Glory was built at Universal Shipbuilding and has been operated by K Line for a long period. 21-October-2020

 

Athens-based Liberia-registered shipowner and operator Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation acquired 2011 built kamsarmax bulk carrier 83K DWT MV Generosity (ex MV KM Yokohama) for around $15.5 million from Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen. This is the second kamsarmax bulk carrier that Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation has acquired from the Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen. At the end of 2019, Vassilis Bacolitsas-controlled Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation acquired the 2010 built kamsarmax bulk carrier 83K DWT MV Fidelity (ex MV KM Tokyo). Tokyo-based shipowner Doun Kisen Kaisha is one of the largest private shipowning companies in Japan with a mixed fleet of about 120 ships. 14-October-2020

 

Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen is attracted by lower prices and earlier deliveries of Chinese shipyards and ordered six (6) dry bulk carrier new-buildings worth more than $164 million. Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen preferred Chinese shipyards to take advantage of lower-priced new-buildings and earlier delivery dates. Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen ordered 4 ultaramax dry bulk carriers 63K DWT and 2 kamsarmax dry bulk carriers 82K  DWT at Nantong Xiangyu Shipbuilding in China. All the dry bulk carriers are going to be built according to Tier II NOx emissions standards rather than the International Maritime Organization’s newer Tier III rules. Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen’s fleet is mostly built at domestic Japanese shipyards. Furthermore, Japanese shipyards are not offering Tier II new-buildings any­more. Tier III new-buildings are also more expensive and less economical. Besides Doun Kisen, other Japanese shipowners like Nisshin Shipping, Nissen Kaiun, and Mitsui & Co. preferred Chinese shipyard. Japanese shipowner Doun Kisen is one of the largest private shipowning companies with a mixed fleet of about 120 ships. Japanese tonnage provider Doun Kisen charters out its fleet to biggest ship operators like NYK Line, MOL, K Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha), and Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha. 25-August-2018

 

Japanese shipowner and operator Doun Kisen Kaisha’s 2015 built panamax dry bulk carrier 78K DWT MV Ikan Kerapu was grounded in the Irbe Strait in the Gulf of Riga on Sunday morning. Tugs appeared to assist grounded MV Ikan Kerapu. MV Ikan Kerapu is operated by Singapore-based Pacific Carriers. No pollution or damage has been reported. 28-July-2018