News Release

Friday, 18 July 2014

Soma Maru, MOL’s Coal Carrier, Will Serve Tohoku Electric Power

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the coal carrier Soma Maru, which will serve Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Makoto Kaiwa; headquarters: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture), was delivered at  Mizushima Shipyard of Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Takashi Ueda; headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka) on July 17, 2014.


The vessel, which was jointly developed by Sanoyas Shipyard and MOL, is a state-of-the-art coal carrier with its wide-beam/shallow-draft shape  and various safety and energy-saving specifications. It is a sister vessel to the Akatsuki, which was delivered in February of this year.


The vessel takes over the name of the coal carrier that has served Tohoku Electric Power for 19 years, and will play a central role in coal transportation for  their  thermal power plants under a new long-term consecutive voyage service contract.


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


Profile of Soma Maru 

Length    : 235.0m

Breadth  : 43.0m

Depth     : 20.0m

Deadweight Tonnage : 91,094 MT