March 31, 2015

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


14,000TEU Container Vessel “Millau Bridge” Delivered



KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce that the “Millau Bridge”, the first of five 14,000 TEU vessels ordered in 2013, has been duly delivered to us today at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Hiroshima Shipyard.


The respective vessel will be deployed on the Asia-Europe service (NE2) under the CKYHE Alliance. The NE2 service will be upsized following the delivery of our remaining 4 vessels along with our partners’ similar-sized vessels.


We have already placed an order of 5 more 14,000 TEU vessels at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. which are due to be delivered in 2018 and our ULCV (Ultra Large Container Vessel) fleet, with the latest energy-saving technologies, will become 10 units in total. These 10 vessels will be the flagships of our Containership business with which we shall continue to deliver a service of high quality to our valued customers.


LOA:               365.94m
Beam:               51.20m
Depth               29.90m
Nominal TEU:  13,870TEU