MOL Contract with Jiangsu Shagang Group
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that MOL became the first overseas shipowner to sign a long-term iron ore transport contract with Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd. of China on October 19. MOL will transport iron ore from Australia and Brazil to Jiangsu Shagang.
A 207,000-tonne iron ore carrier, to be constructed at the Universal Shipbuilding Corporation for the contract, is scheduled for completion in late 2011. The company signed a 10-year voyage contract to transport iron ore between West Australia/Brazil and Ningbo starting late 2011. The Jiangsu Shagang Group has aggressively expanded business, and its production ranks among the top five Chinese steel companies.
Deadweight: 206,500 MT
Length: 983.2 ft
Breadth: 64 ft
Draft: 59.7 ft