With about 120 vessels, widely ranging from small to large, Asahi Tanker, one of Japan’s leading fleet operators, meets a variety of customer needs.
Located in Tokyo and Osaka, the Domestic Business Division is responsible for the marine transportation of domestic petroleum products of oil wholesalers, electric power companies and major trading companies. We operate clean and dirty petroleum oil tankers with capacities ranging from 300 KL(Kilo-Litres) to 7,000KL. We cover the whole area of coastal Japan, fully using the expertise we have accumulated over the years. In addition to operating lubricant vessels, LPG vessels and chemical vessels. We aim to become a specialist carrier with diverse vessel types to meet the needs of every customers.
- KYOKUHOU MARU（4,999DWT）
- KYOKUKOU MARU（5,491DWT）
- KYOKUSEI MARU（4,999DWT）
Transportation of bunker fuels
Established the top share position in the domestic market
Since the 1950s, we have had advanced into the transportation of bond bunkers (bonded fuel oil) for ocean-going vessels. Currently, the business holds the top share in the domestic transportation market and plays a key role in the safe navigation of vessels in Japan and overseas. Bonded bunker delivery, which is subject to various restrictions depending on the vessel type, loading/discharging status, port and landing bridge management, is a complex and dangerous task. Developing our own reliable safety management system and holding one of the largest fleets in Japan, we always strive to deliver safely bond bunkers our customers entrust us with.
Operating World's first zero-emission electric powered tankers
We operate the electric powered tankers mainly powered by 3,480kWh large-capacity lithium-ion batteries. The first vessel “ASAHI” started to go into service as a bunker tanker in Tokyo Bay in April 2022. The second electric powered tanker will go into the same service in April 2023. In this project, we are working to apply an advanced and innovative manner to solving issues of both global and working environment maritime shipping faces as a social infrastructure.