NYK Welcomes The New Coal Carrier



NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., (an NYK Group subsidiary company) received the new coal carrier Tenryu Maru.  It was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture).  The delivery and christening celebrations were on the same day.  NYK senior managing corporate officer Masahiro Samitsu and representatives from Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. attended the celebrations.


  • This is the first coal carrier to be jointly owned by a power company and a shipping company.
  • It has been built with a wide beam and shallow draft, improving transportation efficiency to ports having a limited water depth, compared with a standard 70,000-ton Panamax bulk carrier.
  • The ship will transport coal from Australia and Indonesia to the Power plants operated by Chubu Electric Power.

In accordance with its medium-term management plan, “More Than Shipping 2018,” NYK will continue its efforts to make use of creative solutions to provide stable and economical coal transport.

Details Of The Ship:

Length Overall

249.98 meters


43.00 meters

Summer Draft

12.833 meters

Gross Tonnage

56,897  tons

Deadweight Tonnage

100,172 metric tons


Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.



Source: The NYK Group