“K” Line Inks Long-Term Consecutive Voyage Charter For LNG-Fueled Capesize Bulk Carrier

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has signed a long-term consecutive voyage charter with JFE Steel Corporation regarding the upcoming new built Capesize bulk carrier (210,000 DWT) fueled by liquified natural gas (LNG)

The construction of our first LNG-fueled bulk carrier will be ordered to NIHON SHIPYARD CO., LTD. and the vessel is scheduled to be delivered in 1st half of 2024.

The vessel is called a “next-generation vessel” coping with environmental issues. It will reduce the emissions of CO2, by 25 to 30 %, SOx by almost 100%, and NOx by around 85% with the use of LNG instead of conventional heavy fuel oil.

Image of cape size bulk carrier fueled by liquified natural gas
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Moreover, the vessel reaches more than 40% of CO2 emission reduction in the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) which fully aligns with the reduction target of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). *1  “K” LINE will also install “Seawing”*2, an automated kite system utilizing wind power supplied by Airseas, to increase the effects of decarbonization.

“K” LINE has been promoting a corporative policy of “sustainable management” in terms of environment, society, and economy to satisfy global needs concerning climate change and SDGs continuously now and future. The introduction of the next-generation vessel is one of the projects within this sustainable management approach. It will be a significant step for us to stimulate the well-being of society as an integrated logistics company.

With “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050*3, “K” LINE will flexibly and proactively listen to customer demands including environmental issues and find the best solution to contribute to the sustainable development of the society.

Outline of the Vessel

  • Dimension: approx. LOA 299.99 meters x Breadth 50.00 meters x Depth 25.00 meters x Draft 18.40meters
  • D/W:approx.210,000 tons
  • G/T: approx.110,800

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