Tag: “K” Line

Shipping trio share data with ONE through common data platform
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Shipping trio share data with ONE through common data platform

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K LINE), Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have begun sharing operational data acquired from the monitoring system installed in their container ships with their charter, Ocean Network Express (ONE). The data is being shared through the IoS-Open Platform (IoS-OP) promoted by Ship Data Centre (ShipDC). As K...

“K” Line signs AiP for LNG-fuelled ore carrier concept
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“K” Line signs AiP for LNG-fuelled ore carrier concept

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) and Namura Shipbuilding have signed a joint Approval in Principle (AiP) for the concept design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Ore Carrier from DNV GL. The work for the LNG-fuelled carrier has complied with environmental and actual operation based on the second generation WOZMAX of Namura Shipyard.  WOZMAX is...

“K” Line confirms new joint shipping company
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“K” Line confirms new joint shipping company

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line), Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and Kuang Ming Shipping Corporation have agreed to establish a new joint venture shipping company, and jointly signed Memorandum of Understanding(MOU)in Taipei, Taiwan. The new joint venture, which has yet to be named, will own both coal and LNG carriers, and operate...

“K” Line recognised for vessel speed reduction programs
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“K” Line recognised for vessel speed reduction programs

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) has announced that it has received a gold award from the National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) for the company’s participation with the high level of compliance rate during 2018 voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) incentive program. The program aims to protect whales in Santa Barbara Channel and San Francisco...

“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology
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“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) will install and service one vessel with AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite technology with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel by 20 per cent through wind propulsion. AirSeas, an Airbus spin-off, developed SeaWing, which is an automated kite that tows ships. It exploits a free source of energy that...

“K” Line trials binary cycle power generation system
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“K” Line trials binary cycle power generation system

“K” Line’s new coal carrier Corona Youthful has begun an operational trial using a binary cycle power generation system to recover waste heat energy and optimise fuel consumption. The binary cycle power generation system, developed by Kobe Steel, is a waste heat recovery electric power generation system that uses compression heat by scavenging air from...

“K” Line to consider multiple options for 2020
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“K” Line to consider multiple options for 2020

President and CEO of Japanese shipping company “K” Line, Eizo Murakami, has confirmed the company will comply with the IMO’s 2020 global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap on a ship-by-ship basis. Mr Murakami said that “K” Line cannot limit itself to one particular measure and will consider the use of low-sulphur fuel, scrubbers, and conversion...

Japanese companies launch LNG bunkering business
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Japanese companies launch LNG bunkering business

“K” Line, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line have announced a joint liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering business in Japan. The companies have established two joint ventures as the first part of developing the LNG bunkering business, which will be focused in the Chubu (central region) of Japan. Venture 1, the bunkering business,...

SEA\LNG welcomes two new members
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SEA\LNG welcomes two new members

SEA\LNG, an industry coalition driving the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has welcomed “K” Line Group and Uyeno Group of Companies (Uyeno Group) as the latest members. The addition of these companies will provide valuable insight from the thriving LNG chain in Japan and elsewhere, and according to SEA\LNG, their...

Japanese companies begin discussions to develop LNG bunkering business
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Japanese companies begin discussions to develop LNG bunkering business

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line), Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) have begun joint discussions on the commercialisation of a new business to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ships in the Chubu region of Japan. The four companies will discuss specific requirements for LNG customers and supply...