Kobe Steel fixes another eco coal carrier

Kobe Steel fixes another eco coal carrier

Kobe Steel is fixing its future coal shipping needs. It has just signed a long term charter with compatriot Japanese owner Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) for a 100,000 dwt coal carrier. The ship, which will deliver at the end of 2020 from Imabari Shipbuilding, will come equipped with scrubbers.

Earlier this week, Splash reported that Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has gone to compatriot yard Oshima Shipbuilding for a Tier III coal carrier, which will be delivered in the fist quarter of 2021. The 98,500 dwt ship will also go on a 20-year charter to Kobe Steel.

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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