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"K" Line adds to specialised coal carrier fleet

Tokyo: Japanese shipping giant Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha this week launched its newest 88,000 dwt-type special coal carrier, the "Tohoku Maru" (pictured), at Imabari Shipbuilding's Marugame Shipyard.  
 
The 88,159dwt Tohoku Maru is same type as "K" Line's specialised fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the "Corona-series". The Corona-series, which "K" Line originated and continues to develop, consists of epoch-making coal carriers equipped with wide beam and shallow draft, which are the most suitable type to enter ports of domestic Thermal Power Stations to discharge cargo.
 
The newest addition to the fleet will be principally involved in long-term service carrying thermal coal to Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.'s Thermal Power Stations.   [05/02/09]
 

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