TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced the delivery of the coal carrier NAGARA MARU, which will serve JERA Trading Pte. Ltd. (Managing Director: Ronan Lory; headquarters: Singapore), was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (President: Kensuke Namura; headquarters: Osaka, Japan) on November 17, 2017.
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 maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant in Aichi, Japan.
MOL has operated the same type of vessel, SHIN YAHAGI MARU, since 2015 and will play a central role in supplying coal to Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant with operating two "Hekinan MAX" coal carriers.
MOL continually strives to be a worldwide leader in the safe, reliable transportation of natural resources and energy.