The ship will be a cape-size bulker for trading iron ore and coking coal in and around the Pacific. The new energy-efficient ship will not only comply with NOx emission regulations (Tier III) and the IMO SOx emission cap, but will also have a larger cargo space in comparison to a conventional ship, which leads to enhanced fuel economy.

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The ship's carbon dioxide emissions also meet the stricter Phase 2 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements, which will apply in 2020.

What is more, cargo hold corrosion resistant steel developed by JFE Steel will be deployed for the parts of the ship to improve corrosion resistance.

Created under the company's medium-term management plan 'Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,' the NYK aspires to secure stable freight rates through long-term contracts and attempting to achieve a sustainable society through the operation of an environment-friendly ship.

Finally, the ship will have a scrubber, in order to meet IMO's 2020 sulphur cap.