K Line debuts new ore carrier design

K Line debuts new ore carrier design

Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and compatriot Namura Shipbuilding have received a joint approval in principle for the concept design of a 250,000 dwt LNG-fuelled ore carrier from class society DNV GL.

The so-called Wozmax – named after the ideal-sized bulk carriers to call at Western Australian ports – features LNG tanks in the centre section of the hull. The design also incorporates a shaft generator, a binary cycle power generation system and lithium batteries.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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