NYK Bulkship Atlantic, a wholly owed subsidiary of NYK Line, held a naming ceremony on May 14 for the company’s new bulk carrier, Federico II, which was built at Oshima Shipbuilding’s shipyard in Sakai City in Nagasaki Prefecture.

From June 2009, Federico II will be used to fulfill a new contract that NYK Bulkship Atlantic has with Enel, Italy’s largest power company, for the transport of 90 million tonnes of coal per year from Colombia to Italy over the next 10 years. This is the first long-term contract inked by NYK Bulkship Atlantic for the use of such a large carrier.

The ceremony was attended by, among others, Mauro Montenero, the head of fuels management at Enel; Kazuo Ogasawara, NYK Line corporate officer; and Koichi Uragami, the Director of NYK Bulkship Atlantic.
Ship Details:
Length Overall: 235.00 meters
Breadth: 43.00 meters
Draft (design): 13.05 meters
Gross Tonnage: 50.907 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 92.330 tons
Shipbuilder: Oshima Shipbuilding Corporation

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