Aerospace & Ship Division

[Major Products and Areas]

  • Operating leases of aircraft and engines, risk- and revenue-sharing program participation for aircraft and engines, and aircraft parts trading
  • Sales representatives for commercial aircraft and defense equipment, and space-related projects
  • Sale and purchase, chartering, and shipowning of merchant ships
  • Shipowning and chartering of LNG carriers, and investments in offshore businesses

Our Strength

With a background of steady demand increase, Marubeni is putting more effort into the commercial aircraft sector

The Division has achieved steady growth through agency businesses, such as sales of aircraft/engines and maintenance support, investment in engine development, and involvement in ground handling operations. With expectations for increasing passenger traffic, Marubeni entered the engine leasing business in 2011. In 2012, Marubeni invested in U.S. parts trader Magellan Aviation Group LLLP, followed by an investment in Aircastle Limited, a major U.S. aircraft leasing company, in 2013.

  • Aircraft owned by Aircastle
  • Magellan Aviation warehouse

Proactive entrance into defense, security and space sectors

Marubeni has gained ground through distribution agent operations for aircraft, helicopters, engines, composite materials, and high-resolution cameras for satellites. Marubeni is also making new entries in the security sector, such as support for the Philippines to introduce multipurpose vessels. In other areas, Marubeni is currently making moves for a full-scale entry into the space business.

  • Signing ceremony for patrol vessels (Philippines)
  • Rocket by InterStellar Technologies

Utilizing the specialized organizational functions of a general trading company in the ship business

Marubeni was the agent for the 14,000 TEU mega-container ship Tampa Triumph for Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, built by Imabari Shipbuilding

Marubeni makes the most of its specialized organizational abilities, which only a general trading company can provide, in its ship business, including sale and purchase, chartering, ownership of merchant ships, and marine equipment, by organically integrating demands from business clients across the world, such as operators, ship owners, builders, and financial institutions.

LNG carriers and offshore business with global growth potential

Sea trial of LNG carrier River Orashi, jointly owned by Marubeni and BW Gas

In the LNG carrier owner operator business, we will continue to increase our fleets and expand LNG transportation business as one of our focus sectors. In the offshore business sector, we are working on offshore wind turbine installation vessel project in cooperation with other divisions in Marubeni.

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