July 7, 2016

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” Line and KLPL to Invest in Next Generation VLCC and AFRAMAX



Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and “K” Line Pte Ltd. (KLPL), have signed the ship building contracts for three next generation VLCCs and two AFRAMAX tankers in line with their fleet upgrading plan under the newly-reformed Medium-Term Management Plan, “   Value for our Next Century - Action for Future -”.


Orders for two VLCCs were placed by “K” Line with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) which will deliver them in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and order for one VLCC with Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. which will be delivered in 2018, whereas orders for two AFRAMAX tankers were placed by KLPL with Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., which will deliver them in 2018 and 2019, respectively.


These VLCCs and AFRAMAX tankers are designed to comply with all existing regulations as well as forthcoming rules such as the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments.


〔Main Particulars of VLCCs〕

 Shipyard    Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co.,Ltd.   Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Imari Shipyard
 Delivery    2017, 2018     2018
 LOA      339.5m      338.9m
 Beam    60.0m      60.0m
 DWT     311,360MT     310,300MT
 Tank Capacity   348,500m3     351,500m3


〔Main Particulars of AFRAMAX tankers〕

 Shipyard     Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
 Delivery     2018, 2019
 LOA      243.8m
 Beam    42.0m
 DWT     113,000MT
Tank Capacity



With these five new ships, “K” Line and KLPL will continue to provide reliable and stable servdice to our valued customers with the highest standard of safety