Liner Business:
Ethiopian Shipping Lines Ltd.

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Ethiopian Shipping Lines S.C.(ESLSC) was founded in 1964 and started operation in 1966 with three newly built ships (to general cargoes and one tanker). It was established as a joint venture company with Ethiopian Government and US investment company. Then, Ethiopian Government obtained full share from US investment company and now fully owned by the government, since 1969/70.

The company is now reformed to a share company with a capital of birr 289 million and operates under the supervision of Public Enterprises Supervising Authority. The Line owns two of 3,000dwt class Ro/Ro, and six conventional ships range 14,000 to 18,000dwt, with total 97,670 deadweight tons, as of 2006. In order to strengthen their services, ESLSC has built two multi-purpose ships, 25,000dwt each, in China with the maiden name of Shebel and Gibe, now operating from October 2006 and March 2007 respectively. The owned vessel certified by International Maritime Organization (IMO) for International Safety Management (ISM) Code, International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, with crewed by International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watching for Seafarers (STCW) Code.

Because Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the inland country, the ESLSC ships use the port of Djibouti, as its base port and provide liner service to/from North Continent, Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, India, Far East and Asia, including Japan. ESLSC has slot charter arrangement with a number of major steamship companies such as Maersk, APL, PIL, NYK, and Hyundai etc, in order to offer weekly service for containerized and RO/RO shipment from any of its trading routes including Japan. From Japan, ESLSC offers weekly service for container shipment and 1〜2 sailings per month for car shipment.



Ethiopian Shipping Lines S.C.(ESLSC)は1964年に設立し、66年に新造船3隻(一般雑貨船2隻、タンカー1隻)で運航を開始。当初は米国の投資会社とエチオピア政府の折半出資の合弁会社でしたが、69〜70年にかけてエチオピア政府の全額出資会社となり、公営企業監督局の監査をうけ運営されています。

現在の資本金は2億8,900万ブル(1Birr=約15円)、保有船腹は3,000dwt級のRo/Ro船2隻と14,000〜18,000dwt型在来船6隻の計8隻(総船腹量:97,670dwt)です。ESLSCはサービスを強化するため、06年10月と07年3月、同型の25,000dwt型多目的船2隻("Shebel" "Gibe")を中国で建造、現在就航中。全船が国際海事機関(IMO)の「安全管理(ISM)コード」、「船舶と港湾施設の国際保安(ISPS)コード」の認証を取得し、「船員の訓練および資格証明並びに当直の基準に関する国際条約」(STCW条約)に準拠した士官が運航しています。

エチオピア連邦民主共和国(Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)は内陸国のため、隣国のジブチ港を起点として北欧州・地中海、アラビア湾岸・印度亜大陸、極東・アジアに定期配船しています。また、コンテナ貨物やRo/Ro貨物は日本郵船、Maersk Line、PIL、APL、現代商船などのグローバルキャリアとのスロットチャーターで日本を含むあらゆる港からの輸出入貨物輸送を引き受けています。現在、日本積みはコンテナがウィークリーで、完成車は月間1〜2便の輸送サービスを提供しています。

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