Naming Ceremony Venus Spirit

10 December 2010

On 7 September this year NMCC (Nissan Motor Car Carrier) took delivery of their newbuilding Venus Spirit.

Höegh Autoliners being a 20% shareholder in NMCC, attended the naming ceremony at Naikai dockyard in Japan, represented by Mr Øyvind Ervik (Head of Region East Asia) and Mr Jun Kobayashi (Managing Director Höegh Autoliners Japan)
The naming was arranged as per Japanese tradition, where the task was split. As such the vessel was named by Mr. John Martin, Group Vice President in Nissan Motor Ltd., and the lady sponsor was his Personal Assistant Ms. Masae Hara, who successfully threw the bottle.

Group photo from the naming of Venus Spirit. From the left: Mr Sumida, General Manager NMCC, Mr Nakajima, Managing Director NMCC, Mr Martin, Group VP Nissan Motor Ltd. Ms. Hara, Mr Kakuda, General Manager Nissan Motor Ltd., Mr Øyvind Ervik, Mr Uchida, VP Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation