Port of Soma Welcomes New Coal Carrier

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 12, 2015

Coal carrier, Shinchi Maru.

Coal carrier, Shinchi Maru.


On July 30, a ceremony was held at the port of Soma in Fukushima prefecture to commemorate the arrival of a new coal carrier, Shinchi Maru.

This vessel was delivered in March this year and replaced the identically named Shinchi Maru vessel built in 1995. The new Shinchi Maru will carry coal from the port of Newcastle in Australia to the Shinchi power plant of Soma Kyodo Power Company Ltd. (head office: Shinchi town, Fukushima prefecture; president: Hisahiko Aoki). The name Shinchi Maru is derived from the location of this power plant.

In commemoration of the ship’s arrival, a plate of Aizu lacquerware, a coveted product of Fukushima prefecture, was presented to the ship’s captain by Mr. Ono, director and chief of Shinchi power plant.

In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, NYK will continue to seek creative solutions that contribute to stable and economical coal transport.

-- About the new Shinchi Maru
(1) Length Overall             239.98 meters
(2) Breadth                      43.00 meters
(3) Designed Draft              13.19 meters
(4) Gross Tonnage             54,920 tons
(5) Deadweight Tonnage         97,355 metric tons
(6) Builder    Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

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