Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. recently launched the Orient Iris bulk carrier for Lepta Shipping Co., Ltd. (Liberia) at its Kobe Works facility.
This vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1711) is the first of a new energy-saving type bulk carriers with a capacity of 55,000 DWT developed by Kawasaki. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in March 2014.
KHI, January 14, 2014