The city of Imabari on the island of Shikoku is the powerhouse of Japan’s maritime industry. Shipbuilding companies headquartered in Imabari account for around one-third of annual commercial tonnage built in Japan. The area’s ship owners own one-third of Japan’s oceangoing fleet, and the city is home to an extensive marine equipment manufacturing industry.
These 14 shipbuilders headquartered in Imabari city account for 30% of Japan's total shipbuilding output.
Approx. 37% of oceangoing & coastal shiping vessels are owned by "Imabari-owner"