Message from the President

Leading our ship trading business to a new stage

In April 2021, Sumisho Marine consolidated ship trading businesses from Sumitomo Corporation (“Sumitomo”) , and was reborn as a “company specializing in trading business in maritime industry,” dealing with new and second-hand ships, chartering services, financing arrangement, ship management, and ship equipment.
As a one-stop shop that handles everything mentioned above, we can now provide versatile and comprehensive services to bespoke nature of our customers’ needs.

Sumisho Marine was established in 1996 to provide operational management support to ship-related transactions originated by Sumitomo at that time.
In line with Sumitomo who transformed its business model to better serve the customers’ needs and as the social environment changes its way, Sumisho Marine also developed our capability, such as supporting operation of ships, dealing with ship equipment etc.
We would not be here without the efforts and dedication of our employees who have joined our business. Those who played the main roles in this change are many professionals who have dealt with the practical aspects of the maritime trades and ships and with accumulated experience and insights. We will continue to open our doors to those professionals as well as recruit a wide range of people so that we can provide opportunities for the growing younger generation to develop together through business.

Pursuit of expertise and professionalism

We will leverage various functions and connections to the diverse industries of Sumitomo Corporation Group, and will utilize our agility to address specific business challenges. We are aware that responding to various environmental issues and social responsibilities, including GHG emission control, is necessary to maintain a sustainable society in our industry, so will aim to contribute to the future of maritime transportation by addressing these challenges, proactively adopting advanced technologies in our business, not only providing environmentally-friendly ships to our customers.
One of the presidents at Sumitomo Corporation Group in the past made many decisions in order to emphasize the importance of protecting the sustainability of the natural environment and local communities, and not just the company’s own interests. In accordance with this spirit, which has been passed down to us, by pursuing business that protects the interests of society, we will aim to achieve a circular economy and mitigation of climate change. We will also strive to contribute to the development of the global economy through providing safe and efficient maritime transportation measures.

President and CEO Naohiko Higashii

Sumisho Marine’s Goals

We are committed to providing high quality services from the practical, technical, and field perspective to our customers as a group of experts in the maritime trading business.

We will nurture and leverage our own functions and insight and contribute, along with our stakeholders, to the development of maritime industry.

Sumitomo Corporation Group’s Management Principles and Activity Guidelines

Corporate Vision

We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change, creates new value, and contributes broadly to society.

Management Principles

Corporate mission

To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities.

Management style

To place prime importance on integrity and sound management with utmost respect for the individual.

Corporate culture

To foster a corporate culture full of vitality and conducive to innovation.

Activity Guidelines

  • To act with honesty and sincerity on the basis of Sumitomo's business philosophy and in keeping with the Management Principles.
  • To comply with laws and regulations while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  • To set high value on transparency and openness.
  • To attach great importance to protecting the global environment.
  • To contribute to society as a good corporate citizen.
  • To achieve teamwork and integrated corporate strength through active communication.
  • To set clear objectives and achieve them with enthusiasm.

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