Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (hereinafter “K” LINE) announced that an agreement has been signed with Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., for a consecutive voyage contract for the 3.6 million CFT woodchip carrier that is to be delivered in 2022.
The carrier will carry the woodchips for the paper materials and biomass woodchips for Biomass power generation for which the work will start in 2023 at Tomakomai.
The carrier has the latest eco-friendly and economical features. The Hybrid fin is installed behind the propeller in order to save energy and ballast water treatment system so as to be compliant with the discharge rules of ballast water.
The vessel also features a scrubbee on the funnel that will remove the sulfur oxide from the gas that will be emitted from the engine thereby, making the vessel compliant to the SOx global cap regulations that will be enforced from January 2029.
“K” LINE group recognizes that the problems of the environment is a common issue for everyone. It is also mentioned in the “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 that it will take action independently to reduce environmental burden and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. Using Biomass woodchips that will lead to the reduction of CO2 is common to our efforts.
To achieve the “K”LINE Value for the Next Century, it is willing to secure long term contracts and thereby, contribute for the stable supply of Biomass woodchips for environmental load reduction.