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June 8, 2004
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K"LINE Orders 3rd 300,000-dwt Super Large Ore Carrier for Nippon Steel Corporation

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K"LINE) takes pleasure in announcing that it has placed an order with Universal Shipbuilding Corporation for the building of another 300,000- dwt super large ore carrier (R1) to be completed in 2009.
This 3rd super large ore carrier is to be constructed under a long-term voyage charter with Nippon Steel Corporation ("NSC"). She will be engaged in shuttle service transporting iron ore from Brazil to Japan. She will utilize her maximum transport capability with discharging at the port of NSC Oita works which has the foremost deep-draft berths in Japan. She will also be the largest vessel "K" LINE ever contracted with NSC.
"K" LINE also has a long-term contract with NSC for transporting coal and iron ore mainly from Australia to Nagoya using a new 100,000-dwt bulk carrier (R2) to be delivered in fiscal year 2005.
In addition, another long-term contract served by 180,000-dwt newbuilding just started last month, also in Pacific waters.
"K" LINE will flexibly and positively respond to the increasing and diversified needs for transport of raw materials for iron and steel by offering the most appropriate service in each case by utilizing such various types of ships.

Ship Particulars (Remark 1) (Remark 2)
LOA Approx. 330 meters Approx. 250 meters
Breadth Approx. 55 meters Approx. 43 meters
Deadweight Approx. 300,000 metric tons Approx. 100,000 metric tons
Builder Universal Shipbuilding Imabari Shipbuilding

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