Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, more commonly known as “K” Line, said Monday that it has placed an order for five eco-friendly Ultra Large Container Vessels to replace some of its existing fleet.
The new generation 14,000 TEU ULCVs are to be built at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and are expected to be delivered starting in Spring 2015.
“K” Line’s containership services, the main business of “K” Line’s global services, comprises of 77 vessels according to its website, with the largest being 8,000 TEU.
“K” Line says the new ships will result in “remarkable improvement of both efficiency and cost competitiveness”.
The ships will be the largest of its kind ever constructed in Japan.