The event was attended by Joban Joint Power president Toshiaki Koizumi and NYK president Hitoshi Nagasawa, among others.
A long-term contract was signed, according to which the vessel will transport coal mainly from overseas to generate electricity at the Nakoso Power Station in the city of Iwaki. This power station makes use of efficient clean coal technology to support the recovery of Fukushima prefecture.
The vessel has been already equipped with a scrubber system, compliant with IMO's regulations, making it environmentally friendly.
The coal carrier is in line with NYK's management plan called "Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green", which represents the company's goals on contributing to a stable energy supply for local society through the operation of environment-friendly ships, thus realizing the sustainable creation of new corporate and social value.