June 27, 2014

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


Delivery of 82,200cbm-type LPG Carrier “GALAXY RIVER”



 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called “K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of “GALAXY RIVER,” an 82,200 cbm-type LPG Carrier at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on June 27, 2014.


GALAXY RIVER will be operated by “K” Line under a Consecutive Voyage Charter Contract with Japan Gas Energy Corporation. The main cargo that will be transported is LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) from the Middle East to be discharged in Japan and other Far East ports. In addition, due to the recent Shale Revolution, there has been a lot of LPG exported from the United States and this is expected to increase. In this connection, “GALAXY RIVER” is fitted with the latest design that will enable her to pass through the Panama Canal after its expected expansion is completed.


<Vessel's Specifications >     
 LOA           230.00M        Deadweight Tons                54,081MT
 Beam           37.20M        Gross Tons                        46,885T
 Depth           21.00M        Cargo Tank Capacity          82,391m3
 Full Draft     11.20M         Registry                            Republic of Panama
                                       Class                                Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)


< Features>
1. The vessel is designed to be fully compliant with the New Panamax requirements.
2. A ballast water management system ensures the ocean habitat is protected from unwanted environmental effects.
3. Four independent cargo tanks are installed in the cargo holds for carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The tanks are designed to provide optimal thermal insulation and absorb low-temperature contraction.
4. The cargo tanks are made with special cryogenic steel for loading LPG with a minimum temperature of -46°C. The tanks are wrapped in urethane foam for thermal insulation.