K Line building woodchip carrier for Nippon Paper contract

Japanese shipowner K Line is to build a woodchip carrier for a consecutive voyage contract with Nippon Paper.

The consecutive voyage contract with Nippon Paper sees K Line ordering a new 3.6m CFT woodchip carrier for delivery in 2022. The vessel will be dedicated to Nippon Paper to carry woodchips for paper materials and biomass woodchips for a biomass power generation business which is scheduled to start operations at Tomakomai in 2023.

The vessel will be fitted with a hybrid fin behind the propeller to save energy, a scrubber to comply with IMO 2020, and a ballast water treatment system.

The yard building the vessel was not disclosed.

Posted 28 October 2019

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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