Long term continuance sailing contract is concluded with Kobe Steel.

Long term continuance sailing contract is concluded with Kobe Steel.

June 15, 2018

Conclusion of a long-term consecutive voyage agreement with Kobe Steel

Asahi Shipping has, together with Nippon Yusen Kaisha, jointly concluded a long-term consecutive voyage agreement for the transport of coal with Kobe Steel, Ltd.
The ship allocated to this agreement will be completed in 2021 by Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and employed in the transport of coal from overseas ports mainly to Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture for a maximum of 20 years.

The ship will be an advanced ship that conforms to the environmental regulations. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollutions from Ships sets forth three-tiered nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission regulations that reduce such emissions by 80% compared to 2000 in order to reduce the air pollution caused by NOx. This ship will be equipped with a diesel engine that conforms to the regulations.

Asahi Shipping will utilize its wealth of operational experience for Kobe Steel and maritime expertise as a dedicated bulk shipping line when operating the new ship, aim to reduce the burden on the environment and contribute to realizing a sustainable regional society.


(1) DWT: About 98,500 MT
(2) Length: About 250m
(3) Width: About 43m
(4) Depth: About 18.50m
(5) Shipyard: Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
(6) Completion: 2021 Q1

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