On September 25, a new 100,000 deadweight tonnage coal carrier ordered by NYK Bulkship Pte. Ltd.(Asia), an NYK Group subsidiary company based in Singapore, was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture.
A delivery and naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by NYK senior managing corporate officer Masahiro Samitsu and representatives from Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc.
The 56,897-GT bulker Tenryu Maru is the first coal carrier to be jointly owned by a power company and a shipping company.
After delivery, the ship will be assigned to transport coal mainly from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by Chubu Electric Power.
Tenryu Maru has been built with a wide beam and shallow draft, improving transportation efficiency to ports having a limited water depth, compared with a standard 70,000-ton Panamax bulk carrier.