Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that on February 8, the wood chip carrier STELLAR SYMPHONY with a cargo capacity of 3.6 million-cubic feet, was delivered at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Imabari Shipbuilding; President: Yukito Higaki; Headquarters: Imabari-shi, Ehime Prefecture). MOL will operate the vessel and transport wood chips for Marusumi Paper Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Tomoyuki Hoshikawa; Headquarters: Shikokuchuo-shi, Ehime Prefecture).

The vessel is equipped with a SOx scrubber and Ballast Water Management System to be in conformity with stricter environmental regulations, and is also equipped with a microplastic recovery system (Note 1). It also has environmentally friendly specifications in line with “MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1” (Note 2) such as Hybrid Fin (energy-saving equipment to improve propulsion efficiency) which are Imabari Shipbuilding’s technologies, Advanced Control for Ecology (ACE) (Note 3), and Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) (Note 4) in addition to adopting an electronically controlled engine and low-friction ship bottom paint.

MOL continually strives to offer safe and stable wood chip transport service for customers including paper manufacturers around the world while caring for the environment, and contribute to a stable supply of resources.[ Outline of the vessel ] LOA 199.96m
Breadth 32.24m
Depth 22.90m
Cargo hold capacity 3,623,708cubic feet

Source: Hellenic Shipping News