K Line’s delivers a 210,000 dwt Bulker under JFE Steel arrangement

The Japanese colossus K Line shipping company (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) has delivered a 210,000 dwt bulker ship at an also Japanese shipbuilding company, Japan Marine United Corporation.

With about 108,900 GT, the vessel will follow a consecutive voyage course under a contract with the JFE Steel company, whilst transporting coal and iron ore. The vessel is expected to be ready in the economic year of 2021.

The fundamental characteristics of the carrier will abide by the new IMO regulations on decreasing SOx and NOx emissions, which will be into force from January 1st, 2020. In addition to this, the ship will be installed with scrubbers, used to eliminate harmful substances from the exhaust gas streams.

As K Line stated in a press release, the vessel is an energy-effective type that manages at the same time both augmented cargo weight and lower fuel consumption. Plus it reaches IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) which calculates the CO2 emissions and pushes towards an energy-efficient use of the vessel.

Further to this statement, the company added that as a group fleet they are committed and eager to respond to consumers’ needs for environmental answers anticipated to grow in the future, while they are keeping up with accomplishing lower Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) as part of their Environmental Vision 2050 plan.

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