Bulk carrier "KN Fortune".   Image by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Bulk Carrier KN FORTUNE Delivered


Tokyo - Jun. 30, 2020

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it delivered the bulk carrier KN FORTUNE, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8052, DACKS hull No. DE070), for KUMIAI NAVIGATION (PTE) LTD at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS), which is located in Dalian City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).

Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.







1. The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.

2. The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vesselís enhanced propulsion performance.

3. The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby complying with the EEDI* Phase 2 requirements.

* EEDI:Energy Efficiency Design Index . Compulsory international regulations requiring energy-efficiency compliance in newly built ships based on EEDI values, which specify CO2 emissions in grams for transporting one ton of cargo for one mile. EEDI regulation values apply in increasingly strict phases based on the construction-contract conclusion date and finished-ship delivery date. By Phase 2, bulk carriers are required to achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. press release