News Release

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hakutaka, MOL’s Coal Carrier, will Serve for Tokyo Electric Power

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto; headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today announced that the coal carrier Hakutaka, which will serve Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO; President: Naomi Hirose; headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), was delivered at Mizushima Shipyard of Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Takashi Ueda; headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka) on March 26, 2015. 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 the 3rd vessel, coming after the Akatsuki, which was delivered in February 2014, and the Soma Maru, which was delivered in July 2014. The Hakutaka will play a central role in coal transportation for TEPCO 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 Hakutaka]
Length: 235.0m
Breadth: 43.0m
Depth: 20.0m
Deadweight Tonnage: 104,819 MT