First, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation to all our shareholders/stakeholders for the trust and continued support you had
provided us all this time.
In FY 2018, we were able to achieve beyond operation and ordinary profit
that substantially exceeded our initial budget. Thanks to the improved market
conditions in our overseas transportation, one of the two pillars of our services,
in addition to the stable revenue from our other pillar – domestic transportation.
In March 2020, the company will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding.
Since our founding, we have consistently engaged in the safe and stable
transportation of energy as a specialized tanker operating company, regardless
of domestic or overseas shipping. Every day, we steadily and consistently go
forward to fulfill our social mission, the safe and stable transportation of energy,
which is comparable to the blood of industry.
In recent years, there has been a growing global trend to reduce fossil-fuel
consumption and shift to a carbon-free, sustainable-energy society to
mitigate global warming. In the current turbulent business environment, we
are striving to fulfill our social responsibility of the safe and stable
transportation of energy while focusing on future-looking businesses, such
as the development and expansion of electrically powered vessels (EVs). In
cooperation with our partners who lead industries and agree to this
principle, we are working hard to achieve our missions.
We would like to ask for your continued understanding of and support for
our activities in the future.
- Kazunori Nakai
President, Chief Executive Officer
Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd.