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May 8, 2006
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

New Containership Building Program

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) is proud to announce that it has decided to place new orders for 5 vessels of 6400TEU type, which will enable "K" Line to make further improvements in its service quality and competitiveness in East-West trades.
"K" Line wishes to further encourage even better service quality by replacing some existing older and smaller tonnage.
These new building orders were placed with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Koyo Dockyard Co., Ltd.) in Japan and are to be delivered by mid 2010.

The main specs are as follows:

LOA 293.0m
Width 40.0m
Draft 12.5m
Capacity 6400TEU
Service Speed 26.0knot


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