Capesize Newbuild Handed Over to K Line

Image Courtesy: K Line

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has launched and taken delivery of Capesize bulk carrier Cape Hayatomo from compatriot shipbuilder Namura Shipbuilding. 

The 250,000 dwt very large ore carrier (VLOC) is the first ship in the second generation of WOZMAX vessels at Namura. WOZMAX means an optimum size of a vessel which can call main West Australian iron ore loading ports and stands for “West” “OZ” “MAX”.

Cape Hayatomo, which features a length of 330 meters and a width of 57 meters, was designed for loading iron ores at mainly West Australia, Brazil and South Africa to Japanese steel mills. For example, the ship has seven holds and seven hatches which could improve efficiency for cargo loading and discharging operations, according to K Line.

The newbuilding, which flies the flag of Panama, currently has a market value of USD 54.5 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.

K Line’s fleet currently comprises more than 530 vessels, according to the company’s website.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jan 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >