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K Line receives 250 000 DWT ore carrier

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Construction of “CAPE HAYATOMO” 250 000 DWT class ore carrier has been completed by Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Imari Shipyard & Works and delivered to K Line (Kanwaski Kisen Kaisha Ltd).

She is a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLCO) called “WOZMAX” (registered brand of Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd) and will carry cargoes dedicated for loading iron ores at mainly West Australia, Brazil and South Africa to Japanese steel mills. The “WOZMAX” means an optimum size of vessel who can call main West Australian iron ore loading ports, which stands for “West” “OZ” “MAX”.

She is the first lady of the second generation of the WOZMAX in Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The most advanced technology had also been applied to construction of the vessel in order to ensure that she would satisfy our customers' needs.

For example, she has seven holds and seven hatches which could improve efficiency for cargo loading and discharging operations. Furthermore, she equips “NFC” (Namura flow Control Fin) on her hull and “Rudder Fin” on her rudder which is also a registered brand of Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. These will help her propulsion performance and save energies. In addition, Ballast Water Treatment System is on her board in order to prepare forthcoming international regulation for protecting global marine environment.

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