Corporate Profile

President’s Message

President Koji Sakano

Orient Marine Co., Ltd. was established in 1988 as a 100% subsidiary company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd..

Since then, we are providing various services to the shipping industry, such as technical consultation of new building vessels, supervision during construction, ship management, charter broking, sales and purchase of secondhand ships and trading ship equipment. As a global solution provider, we receive trust and reliance from clients and shipping business partners in the world.

Under more drastic and volatile global environment, we will always be together with our partners and provide our strong expertise with our talented staffs having various backgrounds, such as experienced sales/operation staffs, ship management team consisting of marine and technical superintendent, naval architect, US CPA holders having expertise in administration and management of ship owning company. With these members, we provide various services in an integrated way to contribute customers’ further growth.

As the world economy is more globalized than ever, we always foresee the future lying before us, continue to challenge to achieve our goals. With adding high values by integrating our talents and expertise, we wish to grow together with our customers and partners.

- President Koji Sakano

Management Principles

Corporate Profile

As a member of the Mitsui & Co. group, the major trading house that has 140 offices in over 60 countries, Orient Marine is expanding its shipping business throughout the world under the auspices of this powerful backbone.

We provide a diverse range of specialized services that cover every aspect of the shipping business, such as engineering and supervising services for shipbuilding and repair work, ship management, ship chartering & sales and purchase broking and sales of ship machinery and equipment.

■Corporate data ■

as of April 1st, 2016

  • Founded: March 29, 1988
  • Capital: 45 million yen
  • Shareholders: Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (100%)
  • Representative: Koji Sakano
  • Directors & Employees: 119 persons

■Main business:

  • Supervision of new building ships and technical consulting
  • Ship management
  • Chartering and broking of ships
  • Sales and purchase of secondhand ships
  • Sales of ship machinery & equipment

■ Headquarters Office:
Marunouchi Trust Tower North 18th floor, 1-8-1
Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
 TEL.: +81-3-6665-9000
 FAX.: +81-3-5223-6851

■Global Orient Marine Office:
Orient Marine Co.,Ltd.,Europe Office
Am Kaiserkai 13, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
 TEL.: +49-40-2981-346-12 FAX: +49-40-2981-346-99

■Membership of institutions:

  • A Member of the Baltic Exchange, London
  • A Member of BIMCO
  • (the Baltic and International Maritime Council), Copenhagen
  • A Member of the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc
  • A Member of the Japanese Shipowners’ Association
  • A Member of the Japanese Marine Equipment Association

Corporate History

Corporate History

 1988 Mar. Orient Marine Co., Ltd. was established on 29th March, 1988 by spinning off the ship management and time chartering business of the Ship and Marine Project Division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to form an independent entity to act as a ship management and chartering arm of Mitsui
 1991 Oct. The secondhand Ship Sales and Purchase section of Mitsui was transferred to Orient Marine.
 2001 Nov. Orient Marine’s Amsterdam office was established and began offering chartering operation services to European shipping companies.
 2005 May Orient Marine’s Singapore branch was established as a branch of the Ship Management Department; managing 8 bulk carriers and tankers.
 2006 Dec. Orient Marine’s Hamburg office was established, reinforcing the provision of shipping-related services to European shipping companies.
 2009 Nov. Relocate to the Marunouchi Trust Tower North, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
 2010 Apr. Toyo Ship Machinery Co., Ltd.,a spin out company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. established in 1989, was merged with Orient Marine and became the Ship Machinery Sales Dept.; its operations were unchanged.
 2011 Apr. The function of Orient Marine’s Singapore branch has been transferred to Mitsui’s subsidiary company OMC Shipping.
 2014 Aug. Closed Orient Marine’s Amsterdam office, and transferred it’s function to Orient Marine’s Hamburg office.



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Marunouchi Trust Tower North 18th floor
1-8-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,
100-0005, Japan

TEL +81-3-6665-9000
FAX +81-3-5223-6851

JR Line, Subway

  • 1 minute walk from Tokyo Sta. (Nihonbashi Exit)
  • 2 minutes walk from Otemachi Sta. (Exit B7)
  • 4 minutes walk from Nihonbashi Sta. (Exit A3)
  • 4 minutes walk from “Hanzomon Line” Mitsukoshimae Sta. (Exit B2)