Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. delivered, on December 17th, a specialized coal carrier, named Hokuriku Maru. A naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by Hokuriku Denryoku representatives and NYK president Yasumi Kudo, among others.
Hokuriku Maru is the second vessel to have been honored with this name. The original Hokuriku Maru was built in 1995. The port of register is Toyama in the Hokuriku region of Japan, which is where the vessel will be making its ports of call.
The vessel has a wide beam and shallow draft and is purposely built for the transport of steaming coal from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by the Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuriku Denryoku).
Length overall: 234.99 meters
Breadth: 43.00 meters
Designed draft: 13.073 meters
Gross tonnage: 50,668 tons
Deadweight tonnage: 91,073 tons
The NYK Group will continue its efforts for the steady transport of resources.
Press Release, December 19, 2013