NYK Line has approached compatriot Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to construct a next-generation, scrubber-fitted bulk carrier on the back of a long term charter contract with JFE Steel Corporation, reports Seatrade Maritime News.
Newbuild for iron ore trade
The 211,000 dwt capesize bulk carrier will be delivered in 2021. Financial details of the newbuild were not disclosed.
NYK said the newbuild will be used for trading iron ore and coking coal in and around the Pacific.
Compliant with larger space
NYK stated that the new energy-efficient vessel is
- compliant with NOx (nitrogen oxide)
- emission regulations (Tier III) and
- the IMO SOx emission cap
- has a larger cargo space than a conventional ship, leading to improved fuel economy.
It also added that the ship’s carbon dioxide emissions also meet the stricter Phase 2 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements entering into force in 2020.
The ship to be installed with a scrubber will meet the upcoming IMO rule requiring a global 0.5% cap on fuel sulphur content starting 1 January 2020.
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