NYK Acquires Coal Carrier
On September 25, a new 100,000 deadweight tonnage coal carrier ordered by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., an NYK Group subsidiary company based in Singapore, was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture). A delivery and naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by NYK senior managing corporate officer Masahiro Samitsu and representatives from Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc.
Tenryu Maru is the first coal carrier to be jointly owned by a power company and a shipping company. After delivery, the ship will be assigned to transport coal mainly from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by Chubu Electric Power.
Tenryu Maru 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.
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.
-- About Tenryu Maru
(1) Length Overall 249.98 meters
(2) Breadth 43.00 meters
(3) Summer Draft 12.833 meters
(4) Gross Tonnage 56,897 tons
(5) Deadweight Tonnage 100,172 metric tons
(6) Builder Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
(7) Flag Singapore