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NYK orders energy-saving bulker at JMU for long-term JFE Steel charter

Japanese owner NYK has placed an order at Japan Marine United for the construction of a capesize bulker with delivery scheduled in 2021.

NYK says the vessel is a next generation energy-saving vessel, which will be compliant with Tier III emission regulations and the IMO SOx emission cap, and will have a larger cargo space than a conventional ship.

The vessel will be fitted with a scrubber, and is expected to transport raw materials for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term charter contract.

“In accordance with its medium-term management plan Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green, the NYK Group continues to secure stable freight rates through long-term contracts and is making efforts to contribute to realizing a sustainable society through the operation of an environment-friendly ship,” NYK 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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