Corona Zenith Joins K Line’s Coal Fleet

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 26, 2019

Japanese ship owner Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has received its second Corona-class coal carrier, Corona Zenith, in a single month.

The 88,000 dwt special coal carrier is built at the Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Japan, said a press release.

Corona Zenith is same type as “K” Line’s specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the “Corona-series.”

The Corona-series consists of epoch-making coal carriers equipped with wide beam and shallow draft, which are the most suitable type to enter ports of domestic Thermal Power Stations to discharge cargo.

Corona Zenith is equipped with latest energy saving and ecological technology such as WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) which promotes her propeller efficiency and ballast water management system which protect the marine ecosystem.

With this new latest deployment, the Corona-series now consists of 22 carriers. “K” Line takes pride that its Corona-series has been so favorably evaluated for always providing customers steady and reliable thermal coal transport service with maximum safety, said the release.

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