Japan-based shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has received a new eco-friendly bulk carrier, named Lin Miarak.

The 90,000dwt vessel was constructed at Tadotsu Shipyard, which is a unit of the Imabari Shipbuilding Group.

K Line will deploy the Lin Miarak for the shipment of coal.

To support this, the company signed a long-term consecutive voyage charter contract (CVC) with steel manufacturer Kobe Steel.

The overall length of the vessel will stand at 249.99m while the width will be 43m.

With a gross tonnage of 57,963t, the vessel will have a depth of 18.7m and deadweight of 90,991t.

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Lin Miarak will operate under the flag of Panama and has been classed by classification society ClassNK.

Furthermore, the vessel has been equipped with the MITSUI–MAN B&W 6S60ME-C10.5-EGRBP as its main engine.

The newbuild has been developed and constructed in line with Tier III compliance under Regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI.

According to K Line, by controlling nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, the company aims to fulfil regulations set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and also promote decarbonisation.

In a statement, the company said: “As a member of the international community, K Line offers its customers a unique range of transport services while striving to promote environmental conservation measures. K Line will remain committed to flexibly and actively responding to diversifying needs for shipments.”

Earlier this month, Kawasaki Heavy Industries struck a co-development contract with K Line to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven marine machinery operation support system to support autonomous vessel operations in the future.