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Message from the President

Since its foundation as Kotani Shipping Department back in 1932, the company has focused on ship rental and leasing business (so-called ship-owner business) and real estate lessors & managers. It became Osaka Shipping Co., Ltd. after the merger with Namura Shipping Co., Ltd. owing to the consolidation of the shipping industry led by the government during the 1960’s. Having survived two waves of industrial reorganization and consolidation, we were able to continue to add to our achievements.
We believe this was the result of our strenuous efforts to maintain high quality of the ships and real estate properties under the Company’s ownership and to provide the customers with safety and comfort, under the founder’s philosophy: “to contribute to society through business management”. We strongly hope that our every single effort will continue to contribute to the advancement of society and economy of Japan and of the world.
We are committed to strive for excellence based on a hard look at what things will be like in 5 or 10 years from now, without the smallest strain, under the slogan of realistic and steady management, with the philosophy to “make contribution to society”.
We thank you for your continued guidance and support.

Management principles

For a Smile on somebody, somewhere in the world!

  • ◆We commit to our clients to provide the vessels with safe operation and management together with environment conservation, and we aim to contribute to the global economic developments.
  • ◆We commit to our clients to provide the safe and comfortable office space and dwelling space, and we aim to earn the trust of our clients.
  • ◆We comply with the laws and the regulations of Japan and of the international society, and conduct business activities in a fair manner on the basis of the social ethics.

Corporate Profile

Company Name Osaka Shipping Co., Ltd.
Office Address 550-0002
1-25-13, Edobori, Nishi-Ku, Osaka
Tel +81-6-6443-2821  Fax +81-6-6443-7203
Established 1943.2
Capital 98Million Yen
Business Line Rental Business for Ocean-Going and
Coastal Vessel , Rental Business for Real Estate
Number of Employees 15 Persons
Shareholders Kotani Steamship Co., Ltd.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Representative Director President Morio Kotani
Affiliated Company Kotani Steamship Co., Ltd.
1-25-13, Edobori, Nishi-Ku, Osaka
Tel +81-6-6443-2821  Fax +81-6-6443-7203

Osaka Fleet Co., Ltd.
1-25-13, Edobori, Nishi-Ku, Osaka
Tel +81-6-6443-2823  Fax +81-6-6443-7203
Major Trading Partners
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
    NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.
    Iino Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.
    Eastern Car Liner, Ltd.
    Japan Shipping Services Co., Ltd.
    Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd.
    Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Japan Marine United Corporation
    Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Sanoyasu Shipbuilding Corporation
    Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Membership The Japanese Shipowners’ Association
The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.


1932.07 Mokunosuke Kotani, the Founder,
established “Kotani Shipping Dept.”
1942.09 “Kotani Shipping Dept.” reorganized into “Kotani Steamship Co., Ltd.”(Capital:5.3million yen)
1965.10 “Kotani Steamship Co., Ltd.” merged with “Namura Steamship Co., Ltd.”, and changed its trade name “Osaka Shipping Co., Ltd.”(Capital:125million yen)
1967.03 Capital Increase 125million yen(Capital:250million yen)
1970.03 Capital Increase 250million yen
(Capital:500million yen)
1984.02 Capital Decrease 2million yen
(Capital:498million yen)
2013.12 Capital Decrease 400million yen
(Capital:98million yen)



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