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NYK deploys largest long-term chartered coal carrier

NYK deploys largest long-term chartered coal carrier

Tokyo: Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has recently deployed a new 200,000dwt bulk carrier named Ocean Prometheus (pictured) built by Kawasaki-based Universal Shipbuilding. The vessel has been chartered under an 18-year contract with Korea East-West Power to transport coal from Australia to Dangjin, where EWP has a power station. According to NYK, the Ocean Prometheus will be the largest coal carrier in the world to serve under a long-term contract.

The vessel was named at a ceremony held at Universal Shipbuilding's Ariake Shipyard after which it embarked on its first voyage to the port of Abbot Point in Australia for loading.  

NYK currently operates a fleet of approximately 130 containerships, 210 bulk carriers, 40 wood-chip carriers, 100 car carriers, 25 reefer carriers, 55 tankers, 20 LNG carriers, and three cruise ships.  [29/05/07]