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Tsuneishi boosting Philippines design capacity against aging Japanese workforce

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding its design workforce in the Philippines as it faces an aging workforce at home in Japan, and seeks to diversify the product range of its Cebu yard.

Tsuneishi Technical Services (Phils) (TTSP) completed a new office building in Cebu, Philippines earlier this month, which has a capacity for around 1,000 workers in future.

“With the design personnel aging and the productive population decreasing in Japan, TTSP is expected to secure a young workforce and serve as an educational hub for engineers,” Tusneishi said.

The ship design subsidiary in the Philippines started operations in 1997 working on production designs for bulk carriers in the 30,000 dwt to 100,000 dwt. Tsuneishi is aiming to diversify into more ship types such as feeder containerships and product tankers and needs a larger workforce to cope with a planned increasing workload.

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