Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has entered into an agreement with Nippon Paper Industries for the long-term charter of a newbuild woodchip carrier to be delivered in 2022.
The vessel will be transporting woodchips for paper materials and for a new biomass power generation business to be operational at Tomakomai in 2023.
The vessel has been equipped with a ballast water system and scrubbers to comply with IMO regulations as well as hybrid fin behind the propeller to save energy.
“K Line group recognizes that environment problems are common issue for all humanity and specified in K Line Environmental Vision 2050 to take action independently for reducing environmental burden and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. Use of Biomass woodchips leading to reduce CO2 is common to our efforts,” the company said in a release.