Mitsui E&S delivers scrubber-equipped eco bulker

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co. (MES-S) has completed and delivered an 87,000 DWT type bulk carrier, the MV Ocean Jade, at its Chiba Shipyard this week to Ocean 21 Holdings.

The ‘neo 87BC’ vessel, which is equipped with a scrubber, is the seventh Eco-Ship in the Japanese shipbuilder’s ‘neo series’.

The MV Ocean Jade will mainly be used for the grain trade, especially in shallow-water ports in the North and South American continental rivers. However, it is also capable of handling the trade of coal, iron ore, and bauxite, MES-S said.

The vessel, whose newly developed ‘neo87BC’ hull form and energy-saving devices are said to enable ‘low fuel consumption’, ‘high transport efficiency’ and ‘reduced emissions’, also has multiple fuel oil tanks for switching of HFO.

Singapore-based Ocean 21 Holdings confirmed that the MV Ocean Jade’s maiden voyage would see the vessel head to Canada to load grain bound for Indonesia.

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry