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K Line secures woodchip carrier contract with Nippon Paper Industries

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.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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