On March 11, NYK took delivery of a new 82,000 DWT bulk carrier, Spirit of Ho-ping, which was built at the Tsuneishi Shipyard of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (location: Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture).
The vessel will be chartered exclusively to the Ho-Ping Power Company over the next 12 years and will be chiefly used to transport 1.4 million tons of fuel coal from Indonesia to Taiwan. The contract is the first long-term contract exceeding 10 years for NYK in Taiwan.
Taiwan Cement Co. Ltd Group chairman Leslie C. Koo and NYK representative director and senior managing corporate officer Hidenori Hono were in attendance to celebrate the maiden voyage of the vessel.
NYK will continue its efforts to provide stable transportation of natural resources.
§ Vessel Particulars
Length overall: 222.54 meters
Breadth: 32.26 meters
Designed draft: 14.40 meters
Gross tonnage: 43,012 tons
Deadweight tonnage: 82,152 tons
Builder: Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
l Ho-Ping Power Company
An electric power company established in 2006 in Taiwan by a joint-venture between Taiwan Cement Co. Ltd. and Ore Energy Ltd. Ore Energy Ltd. is a joint venture established by CLP Power Asia Ltd. and the Mitsubishi Corporation.