Kawasaki Delivers Newbuild Market Cooper

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 11, 2020

Image: Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Image: Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has delivered the bulk carrier Market Cooper to an unnamed shipowner.

The 61,000DWT vessel was built jointly by Kawasaki and China COSCO Shipping Corporation at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) which is located in Nantong City, China.

Market Cooper has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products, said the company.

Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.

The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.

The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby complying with the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 2 requirements.

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