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5 October 2010 (Last Updated October 5th, 2010 18:30)

NYK Line is planning to build a 175,000dwt slurry tanker at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the shipment of New Zealand ironsand. The company has also extended its slurry shipment contract with New Zealand Steel Mining (NZSM) for 15 years to transport ironsand from New Zealand to China an

NYK Line is planning to build a 175,000dwt slurry tanker at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the shipment of New Zealand ironsand.

The company has also extended its slurry shipment contract with New Zealand Steel Mining (NZSM) for 15 years to transport ironsand from New Zealand to China and Japan.

Shipments under the contract will begin from 2012 and NYK Line is expected to transport about 1.2 million tons of ironsand a year.

NYK earlier signed a contract with NZSM to transport ironsand slurry using a 150,000dwt vessel.