Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) took delivery of Bass on 25 March from China’s New Yangzi Shipyard
Bass is the seventh of eight contracted CLEANBU combination carriers ordered by the shipowner to date.
CLEANBUs can significantly lower CO2 emissions per tonne mile of transported cargo as compared to traditional vessels, in line with IMO’s 2030 targets for shipping.
The CLEANBUs are unique vessels both in terms of design, their unprecedented environmental performance, operational and technical efficiency. These vessels have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per tonne mile of transported cargo compared to standard vessels, in line with IMO’s 2030 targets for shipping.
With the delivery of Bass, KCC will operate a fleet of 16 combination carriers.
KCC operates two types of combination carriers. Its CABU vessels are 72,500-dwt to 80,500-dwt combination carriers that transport caustic soda solution, floating fertiliser, molasses and all types of dry cargo.
Its CLEANBUs are 82,500 dwt and are both fully fledged LR1 product tankers and Kamsarmax dry bulk carriers transporting clean petroleum products, heavy liquid cargoes, all types of dry bulk products and dry bulk return shipments of alumina, bauxite, iron ore, salt and coal.
The CLEANBUs are constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding with the final vessel due for delivery in Q1 2021.
Bass is scheduled to load its first cargo of clean petroleum products towards the end of April 2021.
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