WHAT'S NEW AT VALLES

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NAMING AND DELIVERY OF M.T. SEALEGEND

31 August 2021

Valles is pleased to announce the naming and delivery of M.T. Sealegend, a 115,000 DWT Product/Crude Oil Tanker built by Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  Valles is proud to build upon its relationships with trustworthy and reliable shipyards with this new addition to the fleet.  Another big thanks and appreciation to the site team, officers, crew and all those involved with this newbuilding.  M.T. Sealegend is chartered to ST Shipping and Transport.

NAMING AND DELIVERY OF M.T. SEAGUARDIAN

28 May 2021

Valles is pleased to announce the delivery of M.T. Seaguardian, a 112,000 DWT crude oil Aframax Tanker built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (SHIME).  M.T. Seaguardian is classed by NK, MI flagged and is chartered to Trafigura.  Similar to its sister vessel, Valles conducted this naming and delivery virtually given continued pandemic restrictions.  Esteemed guests included representatives from SHIME:  Mr. Hideshi Shimamoto, Mr. Atsushi Majima, Mr. Koichi Miyajima, Mr. Takashi Ominato, Mr. Seisuke Hayama, Mr. Yuki Kamata, Mr. Wangrae Cho, Ms. Mayo Yoshihara, Mr. Natsuki Yoshimura and Ms. Natsumi Murakami.  Additionally, representatives from Itochu Corp. Mr. Tokuichiro Yoshimura, Mr. Taisuke Shigemitsu, Mr. Hirokazu Fujimoto, Mr. Hiroshi Ogihara, Mr. Shinsaku Wakita, Mr. Ryo Azusawa, Mr. Shusei Ogawa, Mr. Taiji Izumi and Mr. Junichiro Iida from Class NK attended.  Representing Valles were Mr. David Koo, Mr. Eric Koo, Kingsley Koo, Mr. Wellington Koo and Ms. Tracy Koo.  A sincere thanks and appreciation to the site team, officers, crew and all those involved with the newest addition to the fleet.  Valles wishes M.T. Seaguardian smooth seas and safe voyages always.

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NAMING AND DELIVERY OF M.T. SEARHYTHM

24 February 2021

Valles is pleased to announce the delivery of M.T. Searhythm, a 112,000 DWT crude oil Aframax Tanker built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (SHIME).  M.T. Searhythm is classed by NK, MI flagged and is chartered to ST Shipping and Transport.

Together, with esteemed guests, Valles conducted this naming and delivery virtually given the conditions of the pandemic.  Special guests included representatives from SHIME:  Mr. Hideshi Shimamoto, Mr. Atsushi Majima, Mr. Koichi Miyajima, Mr. Hidenori Matsushita, Mr. Seisuke Hayama, Mr. Hiroaki Sakai and Ms. Mayo Yoshihara.  Additionally, representatives from Itochu Corp. Mr. Tokuichiro Yoshimura, Mr. Taisuke Shigemitsu, Mr. Hirokazu Fujimoto, Mr. Takeshi Seo, Mr. Yosuke Onishi and Mr. Ryo Azusawa and Mr. Junichiro Iida from Class NK attended.  Representing Valles were Mr. David Koo, Mr. Eric Koo, Kingsley Koo, Mr. Wellington Koo and Ms. Tracy Koo.  Valles is grateful for all the dedication and hard work given during this difficult period of time.  Sincere thanks and appreciation to the site team, officers, crew and all those involved with this newbuilding.   

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SUMITOMO SIGNING H-1405

18 June 2019

Valles hosted guests from Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (SHIME) in Hong Kong for the signing of the Newbuilding Hull No. 1405, a 112,000 DWT crude oil tanker.  In attendence were four representatives from SHIME:  Mr. Hideshi Shimamoto, Mr. Atsushi Majima, Mr. Koichi Miyajima and Mr. Seisuke Hayama.  Additionally, five representatives from Itochu Corp. were also welcomed: Mr. Takeo Akamatsu, Mr. Hiroshi Ogihara, Mr. Yosuke Onishi, Mr. Katsura Yamasaki and Mr. Gen Itou.  Representing Valles were Mr. David Koo, Mr. Kingsley Koo, Mr. Wellington Koo, Ms. Tracy Koo and Mr. Jeffrey Lau.

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NAMING AND DELIVERY OF M.T. SEAGALAXY

12 February 2019

Valles welcomed guests to Fukuoka, Japan for the naming and delivery of M.T. Seagalaxy.  Mrs. Sally Drummond christened and named the vessel.  Other honored guests included Sponsor, Mr. Robert Drummond of Charles Taylor & Co (Ireland) Ltd., representatives from the financing bank, Iyo Bank, guests from classification society ABS and the Standard P&I Club.  M.T. Seagalaxy, a 114,000 DWT crude oil Aframax Tanker built by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., is chartered to Shell.

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SUMITOMO SIGNING H-1404

30 January 2019

Valles hosted guests from Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (SHIME) in Hong Kong for the signing of the Newbuilding Hull No. 1404, a 112,000 DWT crude oil tanker.  In attendence were five representatives from SHIME:  Mr. Hideshi Shimamoto, Mr. Atsushi Majima, Mr. Koichi Miyajima, Mr. Takashi Ominato and Mr. Seisuke Hayama.  Additionally, four representatives from Itochu Corp. were also welcomed: Mr. Tatsuo Imamura, Mr. Taisuke Shigemitsu, Mr. Yosuke Onishi and Mr. Katsura Yamasaki. Representing Valles were Mr. David Koo, Mr. Eric Koo, Mr. Kingsley Koo, Mr. Wellington Koo, Ms. Tracy Koo and Mr. Jeffrey Lau.  Valles took great pleasure in concluding a newbuilding contract with the esteemed yard and the Company looks forward to further strengthening their relationship with SHIME and Itochu.

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VALLES' NEW MUMBAI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE OPENING

4 October 2018

Valles officially opened its new Mumbai Representative office at:

304-305 Oberoi Chamber II

645 / 646 New Link Road

Andheri (West)

Mumbai 400-053

India

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DELIVERY OF M.T. SEAENVOY

21 November 2017

Valles is pleased to announce the delivery of M.T. Seaenvoy, a 113,000 DWT Product/Crude Oil Tanker built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd., and sister vessel to the Company's M.T. Seaodyssey.  M.T. Seaenvoy is chartered to ST Shipping and Transport which marks the beginning of a fruitful relationship between the two companies.

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100 YEAR COMMEMORATION

12 October 2017

Valles and TCC welcomed esteemed guests at the Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, HK, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Koo family shipping enterprise by Mr. C.S. Koo.  A memoir of Mr. Koo and the life and times of his family were given to each guest as a gift.

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NAMING OF M.T. SEAENVOY

27 September 2017

Valles welcomed guests to Guangzhou, China for the naming of M.T. Seaenvoy, a 113,000 DWT Product/Crude Oil Tanker, built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd.  Mrs. Monika Krogulska, Godmother of the vessel, christened and named the vessel.  Other honored guests included representative from the financing bank, Mr. Robert Heijliger of ING Bank, Singapore and representative from charterers, Captain Prabu Gopal of ST Shipping and Transport. 

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NAMURA SIGNING

7 April 2017

Valles hosted Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong for the signing of the Newbuilding Hull No. 450, a 114,000 DWT crude oil tanker.

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OPENING OF THE "ROUTES TO NEW HORIZON" EXHIBIT AT THE NINGBO PORT MUSEUM

24 March 2017

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NAMING OF M.T. SEAODYSSEY

10 September 2016

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K.M. KOO SHIP BRIDGE SIMULATOR LAUNCH AT HONG KONG MARITIME MUSEUM

29 April 2016

Valles was honored to attend the opening of the "Routes to New Horizon" exhibit at the Ningbo Port Museum in commemoration of the centenary of C.S. Koo's shipping enterprise.  The extended Koo family also visited "Sui Loo", the family home in Ningbo.

Valles welcomed guests to Guangzhou, China for the naming of M.T. Seaodyssey, a 113,000 DWT Product/Crude Oil Tanker, built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd.  Mrs. Clair Bernard De Lavernette and Mrs. Judith Wu were Godmothers of the vessel.  Other honored guests included representatives from charterers, Mr. Henri De Lavernette, Captain Pierre Decarpigny, Captain Thomas Paret of Total and representatives from the financing bank, Mr. Arnold Wu of BNP Paribas. 

Mr. David Koo of Valles Steamship Co., Ltd. and Mr. Richard Wesley of Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) welcomed honored guests and introduced the K.M. Koo Ship Bridge Simulator to the HKMM.

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VALLES' NEW HONG KONG OFFICE OPENING

19 June 2015

Valles Steamship Co., Ltd. officially opened and moved to its new Hong Kong office at:

The Center

6810-11, 68th Floor

99 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

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