“K” Line takes delivery of Coal Carrier “SHONAI MARU”


“K” Line has announced the delivery of “SHONAI MARU,” a 100,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on November 15, 2018.

SHONAI MARU was jointly developed by Imabari Shipbuilding and “K” Line to maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant, Aichi prefecture in Japan. SHONAI MARU is so-called “Hekinan MAX.”

SHONAI MARU is equipped with latest energy-saving and ecological technology such as WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) which promotes her propeller efficiency plus a ballast water management system that prevents damage to marine ecosystems.

SHONAI MARU will be principally involved in long-term service carrying thermal coal to Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant for JERA Trading Pte. Ltd.

Vessel’s Specifications

LOA    249.99 M

DWT   101,847 MT

Beam   43.00 M

Depth  18.70 M

Full Draft        12.994 M

Gross Tons      57,842 T

Net Tons         31,523 T

Hold/Hatch     6/6

Sea News, November 16


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