TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced the delivery of the coal carrier NAGARA MARU, which will serve JERA Trading Pte. Ltd.

The ship was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on November 17, 2017.

The latest addition to MOL’s fleet, coal carrier NAGARA MARU, to serve JERA Trading
Caption: Bulk carrier Nagara Maru - Image courtesy of Abe Flores Jr.

The vessel, which was jointly developed by Namura Shipbuilding and MOL, is a state-of-the-art coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft configuration and a wide range of advanced safety and energy-saving features. The vessel’s type is so-called Hekinan MAX which has characteristic 250 meters length to maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant in Aichi, Japan.

MOL has operated the same type of vessel, SHIN YAHAGI MARU, since 2015 and will play a central role in supplying coal to Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant with operating two "Hekinan MAX" coal carriers.

MOL continually strives to be a worldwide leader in the safe, reliable transportation of natural resources and energy.

Source: MOL