On the 10th of January, Klaveness took delivery of the MV Baru from New Yangzi Shipyard in China. The MV Baru is the first of six contracted CLEANBU vessels that will be delivered from New Yangzi Shipyard over the next 2 years, up to October 2020.
This next generation of combination carriers is unique both in terms of vessel design, unprecedented environmental performance, operational and technical efficiency. The CLEANBUs have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per ton mile transported cargo, and go a long way in meeting IMO’s 2050 targets of a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from shipping.
With the delivery of the MV Baru, Klaveness Combination Carriers will operate a fleet of 10 combination carriers. KCC has fixed-price options to contract a further four CLEANBUs for delivery in 2021.
The vessel is ready for its first employment, transporting tanker cargo from Far East to Australia.
Sea News, January 11