On June 10, 2017, the port of Matsuyama (Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture) welcomed NYK-operated M/V Nord Neptune, the first Panamax coal carrier to visit the port.

Japan’s Port of Matsuyama welcomes first Panamax coal carrier
Caption: M/V NORD NEPTUNE at the Matsuyama port

The Ehime prefectural government and the Shikoku Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism recently completed an international logistics terminal project to reconstruct the port by deepening the berth to 13 meters. To help the berth accept large vessels, NYK provided technical support through Sumiseki Trading Co. Ltd. which operates a coal center at the port.

Large vessels are expected to improve the efficiency of coal imports by expanding handling capacity and boosting the development of local industries.

NYK will continue its efforts to effectively utilize the company’s accumulated technical knowledge to provide customers with value-added benefits.

Vessel Particulars:

  • Length Overall: 225.00 meters
  • Breadth: 32.30 meters
  • Gross Tonnage: 38,892 tons
  • Deadweight Tonnage: 75,726 tons
  • Flag: Denmark

 Source: NYK