September 9, 2014

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” Line will add 5 additional ULCVs to its Containership Fleet



KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce it will enhance its fleet with an additional five new generation eco-friendly ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels) as replacements in its existing fleet in order to further strengthen both efficiency and cost competitiveness of “K” Line’s Containership Business. These 5 new vessels will join another 5 identical sister ships who will go into service during Spring to Summer 2015, bringing total number of “K” Line’s ULCVs to ten (10) vessels. As one of the world’s major ocean carriers, this substantial investment in an eventual total of 10 new ULCV sister ships is aimed at better serving the needs and requirements of “K” Line’s esteemed shippers worldwide.

Type of vessels and number ordered      :  14000TEU Containership x 5
Estimated delivery timing                      :  Spring to Summer 2018
Ship Yard                                             :  Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
LOA                                                     :  365.9 meters
Beam                                                   :   51.2 meters
Draft                                                    :   14.0 meters
Nominal container carrying capacity        :  13,870TEU

Image of new 14000-TEU type containership
Image of new 14000-TEU type containership