Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co. will, on September 5th, hold the launching ceremony for 82.000 DWT KAMSARMAX bulk carrier which is being build for ASL JUPITER SHIPPING S.A. The KAMSARMAX bulk carriers developed by Tsuneishi are one of its major products alongside the TESS series.
The name KAMSARMAX derives from the ship’s length, which is the maximum possible for entry into the port of Kamsar in Guinea, West Africa. Kamsar is one of the world’s principal ports for bauxite.
The ship has 7 cargo holds, with side-rolling type hatch covers for each. In addition, cargo hold hatchways are built at maximum width to improve the efficiency of loading and unloading. Grain crops, coal, and iron ore can all be loaded onto the ship. High density material such as iron ore can be loaded into alternating cargo holds, such as No.1, No.3, No.5, and No.7.
Additionally, the ship is equipped with MT-FAST, which is designed to conserve energy, at the ship’s tail. The fuel tank is equipped with a double-hull in consideration of environmental concerns.
Length / 229m
Breadth / 32.26m
Depth / 20.05m
Main engine / MAN-B&W 6S60MC-C
Service speed / 14.5 knots
Scheduled date of handover is early November, 2012.
World Maritime News, August 29, 2012