Gyxis Corp has taken a newbuild very large gas carrier (VLGC) on long-term charter after it was delivered to the Japanese owner.
Genesis River was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries at its Sakaide Shipyard in Japan to ABS class and delivered on 2 November 2018. This Panama-registered LPG carrier is owned by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and chartered out to Gyxis.
This is the second LPG carrier in the K Line fleet employed by Gyxis. It has an overall length of 229.9 m, beam of 37.2 m, depth of 21 m and draught of 11.2 m.
This 46,794-gt VLGC has a cargo capacity of 82,418 m3. K Line said it was designed for Gyxis’ requirements including “improved propulsion performance and lower fuel consumption”.
Gysis also requested installation of environmentally-friendly equipment such as a ballast water management system to protect marine ecosystems from unwanted environmental effects of its voyages and operations.
Genesis River particulars
Owner: K Line
Builder: Sakaide Shipyard
Delivery: November 2018
Length, oa: 229.9 m
Beam: 37.2 m
Depth: 21 m
Draught: 11.2 m
Gross tonnage: 46,794 gt
Cargo capacity: 82,418 m3