Transportation & Industrial Machinery, Financial Business GroupAerospace & Ship Division
- Aerospace & Ship Division
- Finance, Leasing & Real Estate Business Division
- Construction, Industrial Machinery & Mobility Division
Major Products and Areas
- Aircraft & Engine Parts Trading Business, Asset Management, Development Investment
- Sales representatives for commercial aircraft and defense equipment, space-related projects, and the air mobility field
- Business Jet Sales Agency & Business
- Airport ground handling businesses, airport autonomous vehicles business
- Sale and purchase, chartering, and ownership of merchant ships
- Shipping pool business, ship fund business
- LNG and other liquefied gas carriers business
- Autonomous ship business, digital platform business for ship crews
Expanding the Value-up Functionality of Aircraft Assets in the Commercial Aircraft Sector
The division has expanded the “value up” capabilities of aircraft assets through business development in all stages of the aircraft lifecycle such as aircraft and engine parts trading business and maintenance services, asset management business, engine development investment, airport ground handling business, and autonomous airport vehicles. In the business jet sector, Marubeni, as a leading company in the industry, is providing the solutions to expand the business jet service market in Japan, leveraging its long experience as the exclusive representative for Gulfstream Aircraft and the exclusive dealer for HondaJet in Japan. Marubeni is also promoting a charter and ground handling services business jointly with Japan Airlines.
Providing Solutions Demanded by Society in Defense, National Security, Space, and New Business Sectors
Marubeni has gained ground through distribution agent operations for aircrafts, helicopters, various types of defense equipment, engines, composite materials, and satellite sensors. Marubeni is also making new entries into such industries as sales of space monitoring systems and satellite data, conducting a capital and business alliance with such companies as Interstellar Technologies, a Japanese company that develops, manufactures and offers a launching service for small rockets, as well as Phase Four, a U.S.-based company that develops and manufactures thrusters for small satellites, and D-Orbit, an Italian company that provides launch arrangement and deployment services for small satellites. Marubeni has also started to work on the commercialization of air mobility, which are expected to be a future means of transportation.
Comprehensive Service Provider – Offering Diverse Functionality in the Ship Sector from Merchant Ships to LNG Carriers
Marubeni is engaged in fleet ownership and operation of merchant ships and LNG carriers, in addition to trading and financing businesses such as the trading of newly built and second-hand ships, ship asset management, charter brokerage and the handling of marine equipment. By providing hands-on, wide ranging functions, from ownership structuring to ship management and securing operating income, we are aiming to evolve as a comprehensive ship service provider.
Proactively Taking on Challenges in New Ship Related Businesses by Taking on Environmental Change as an Opportunity
We are taking the environmental changes surrounding the shipping and shipbuilding industries as an opportunity to create new business. This division is proactively developing and creating in new business areas that provide solutions to problems. One example of this is a Panamax-type bulker shipping pool jointly established and promoted with Norwegian shipping company, Torvald Klaveness. Additionally, we are also taking on the challenge of new businesses in the industry that utilize new technologies. For example, we have started a Proof of Concept project to test autonomous ship operation of passenger boats in Sarushima, Yokosuka City. Another example is the launch of a new capital and business alliance with MarCoPay, a Philippine company that operates a digital platform for ship crews.