News Release

Thursday, 22 January 2015

MOL's Newbuilding Coal Carrier Shin Yahagi Maru to Serve Chubu Electric Power

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the delivery of the coal carrier Shin Yahagi Maru, which will serve Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Akihisa Mizuno; headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture), was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (President: Kensuke Namura; headquarters: Nishi-ku, Osaka) on January 22, 2015.

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 wide range of advanced safety and energy-saving features. The vessel is so-called "Hekinan MAX" which has characteristic 250 meters length to l maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant (Location: Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture).

The new vessel succeeds the Yahagi Maru, a coal carrier that served Chubu Electric Power for 21 years starting in 1992. It will play a central role in supplying coal to the company’s thermal power plants under a new long-term consecutive voyage service contract. MOL continually strives to be a worldwide leader in the safe, reliable transportation of natural resources and energy.

[Profile of Shin Yahagi Maru]

Length: 249.97m
Breadth: 43.0m
Depth: 18.70m
Maximum Deadweight Tonnage: 99,323 MT