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Monday, October 7, 2019 

The very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) 'Tanzawa', the first new NYK-owned vessel to include an SOx scrubber, has been delivered into the NYK fleet from the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation.

The new vessel, 339.5m long and 311,374 dwt, is equipped with a scrubber that is compliant with the IMO SOx emission regulation, which is scheduled to become effective in January 2020.

The ship, which will sail under the Panama flag, will be about 23% more energy efficient in terms of CO2 emissions per unit of transport, exceeding the IMO EEDI phase 2 requirements that will become effective in 2020. In addition, a highly corrosion resistance steel has been used in the cargo tanks, thus making anti-rust paint unnecessary. The refrigerant used in the onboard refrigerator and air conditioner is compliant with environmental regulations, thus making the ship a more environment-friendly chemical tanker.

For further safety and optimal vessel operation, NYK has employed its 'integrated information and bridge system', with optimally, ergonomically arranged bridge layout, digital instruments, and a 360-degree view from the cockpit.

NYK says it continues to contribute to stable crude oil transportation to meet customers’ demand, and the company is making efforts to contribute to a sustainable society through the operation of environment-friendly ships.

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