November 2, 2011 - On October 28, Wugang Innovation, a new 250,000 DWT class ore carrier built by Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. was delivered to NYK.

This is the second building of a 250,000 DWT class ore carrier, referred to as a WOZMAX* ore carrier, which is built to carry the maximum loading capacity allowed at ports in Western Australia, an area that has design limitations on the load draft of ships transporting ore. 
 

At the naming and delivery ceremony, Zhu Jiangyue, chief procurement officer, Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corp. (WISCO), and general manager, International Economic & Trading Corp., and Hidenori Hono, an NYK representative director and senior managing corporate officer, joined a number of others in attendance to celebrate the maiden voyage of the vessel.
 
The vessel will be chartered exclusively to WISCO over 20 years to transport iron ore mainly from Australia and Africa to China. This is the first contract that NYK currently has with WISCO.
 
NYK continues its efforts to provide stable transportation of natural resources.
 
--Vessel Particulars
 
Length Overall: 330 meters
Breadth: 57 meters
Designed Draft: 18 meters
Gross Tonnage: 132,466 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 250,868 tons
Builder: Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
 
*WOZMAX
The name of a newly designed 250,000 DWT ore carrier built by Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The "W" stands for Western Australia, "OZ" is common slang for Australia, and "MAX" refers to the maximum size vessel for ore transport from Western Australia. Namura Shipbuilding hopes this newly designed vessel will receive a warm welcome at ports around the world.


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