Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has taken delivery of Balzani from New Yangzi Shipyard in China. Balzani is the eighth and final contracted clean products/dry bulk (CLEANBU) combination carrier to be delivered to KCC
Balzani has been named after a sea creature, honouring KCC’s commitment to clean oceans and environmentally friendly shipping.
The CLEANBUs are highly specialised vessels, both in terms of design and their operational and technical efficiency. These vessels have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per tonne mile transported cargo compared with standard vessels, in line with IMO’s 2030 targets for shipping.
With the delivery of Balzani, KCC will operate a fleet of 17 combination carriers, which it claims is the world’s most environmentally friendly deepsea fleet. Balzani also marks the completion of the KCC CLEANBU newbuilding programme.
KCC is the world leader in combination carriers, owning and operating nine CABU and eight CLEANBU combination carriers. KCC’s combination carriers are built to transport both wet and dry bulk cargoes, being operated in trades where the vessels efficiently combine dry and wet cargoes with minimum ballast.
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