The United States capacity to produce and export hydrocarbons (LPG) is consistently expanding as Japan is seeking to secure energy resources to replace their past nuclear options and limited natural resources. This is a trend that is expected to continue in Japan and throughout Asia for at least the next 10 years.  Japan is increasing its energy import volumes on LPG and could be a major importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as that market matures.

JAMES Maritime Holdings, Inc. (JAMES), a Nevada corporation, is working with JAMES Maritime Co., Ltd., a Japanese corporation, which is pursuing the acquisition of shipping assets such as transport carriers and very large gas carriers to transport hydrocarbons to Japan and other parts of Asia.  This includes products such as condensate, LPG, and LNG. JAMES’ management team connection to their industry allows them to be effective in three key segments: Sourcing energy related products, Shipping and Commercial Consumers.

Mission Statement



Masayuki Tsuda – Tokyo – Chairman

Mr. Tsuda has a strong background in accounting and international investment consulting services through SGV & Co., a former Arthur Anderson subsidiary and as the founder of and president of M. Tsuda & Company.  Mr. Tsuda has been a strategic advisor in international business with experience and focus on large carriers of heavy bulk cargo throughout the world and will serve as chairman of the board for JAMES Maritime Holdings, Inc. and JAMES Maritime Co., Ltd Japan.  Mr. Tsuda will use his financial expertise, business management skills and vast experience in long haul shipping to benefit JAMES.

Kazuyo Horigane – Tokyo – Director

Ms. Horigane joined M.Tsuda & Company in 1985 as an international investment consultant and as a specialist in corporate employee and personnel matters including recruitment, training, counseling, labor unions etc.    She has consulted and interfaced with several international corporations such as Philippine Air Lines, Toei Animation Co., Ltd. Tennessee Valley Industrial Association, Nintendo and Toyota Motor Corp.  Ms. Horigane has served in management and as an advisor for various US publicly traded companies and brings her international management expertise to assist the development and growth of JAMES.

Kip Eardley – Salt Lake City, Utah – President

Mr. Eardley is the founder and owner of Capital Advisors which provides management and guidance to public and private companies. Through Capital Advisors, Mr. Eardley has more than 30 years experience with the public market place focused on corporate restructuring, finance and management. Mr. Eardley will serve as President of JAMES Maritime Holdings, Inc. and will use his established relationships in the natural resource markets from Houston to Vancouver to benefit JAMES.

Akira Tanabe – Osaka

Mr. Tanabe is a successful business owner and consultant and has strategically built a network of businesses that cover most of Japan. Mr. Tanabe brings strong finance relationships and international business expertise and management skills that will greatly enhance JAMES.

Hideo Tsugane – Tokyo – President, JAMES Maritime, Co Ltd, Japan

International Shipping Management – Mr. Tsugane has more than 44 years experience the Shipping industry primarily in marketing, management of Kanasashi Ship Building Co., Ltd and Sea-Trans Co., Ltd. His experiences include ship ownership, chartering, operations, sales for new ship construction, and cargo management. In 1985 Mr. Tsugane incorporated and managed Sea-Trans Co., Ltd, Tokyo, a ship brokering and management company whose ship management and operations worked together with Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Company, NYK and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) Mr. Tsugane will serve as president of JAMES Maritime, Ltd, Japan and has maintained contacts with the largest shipping and trading companies and brings great value and many levels of expertise in the shipping industry to JAMES.

Yuji Takahashi – Tokyo

Mr. Takahashi is a former Nomura Securities VP with over 10 yrs specializing in international M&A and underwriting working largely with natural resource companies and specialized in mergers and acquisitions and reorganization planning for corporations.

Rick Marchese – Singapore

Mr. Marchese is experienced in international corporate finance and is a strategic M&A advisor with over 10 years of experience on Wall Street working for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and was stationed at the U.S. Naval station and ship repair facility at Sasebo, Japan. He has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.