K Line receives new eco-friendly bulker
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has taken delivery of Cape Ace, a new building of 100,000 dwt bulker.
Flying the flag of Panama, the ship was recently completed by the Imari Shipyard & Works of Namura Shipbuilding.
As announced, under a long-term contract, the 121,604 cbm vessel will carry iron ore and coal for a Japanese steel mill. Featuring a length of 249 meters and a width of 43 meters, according to K Line, Cape Ace has a speed of 14 knots.
In particular, for bulk cargo ships, the bulker is consistent with the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers. With six cargo holds, it has a large shallow hull shape that allows more cargo to be loaded compared to a Panamax sized vessel.
What's more on the stern and rudder fin on its rudder, the newbuild is fitted with Namura flow control fin (NCF). It is said that this system increases the propulsion efficiency of the ship by aligning the water flow at the front and back of the propeller.
Maritime Business World