One of Klaveness Combination Carriers’ newest vessels, Barracuda, has passed a landmark event by converting from dry cargo to jet fuel cargo after undertaking a thorough hold cleaning and inspection
Klaveness Combination Carriers’ LR1 product tanker/kamsarmax bulk CLEANBU vessel Barracuda has successfully completed the first voyage carrying a part cargo of jet fuel to South Korea after discharging her previous cargo of soya beans in China in early May.
Prior to loading soya beans cargo in Brazil, Barracuda discharged a cargo of diesel in Argentina, cleaned and switched mode into dry bulk before loading soya beans.
Barracuda’s total ballast efforts from discharge port in Argentina to loading port in Brazil were about four days, while a typical standard bulk carrier would sail empty from Asia, typical 30-40 days. This saves around 2,000 tonnes of CO2 for the cargo of soya beans.
Barracuda is one of eight CLEANBU vessels owned by Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) designed as combination carriers. They are 82,500 dwt and are both full-fledged LR1 product tankers and kamsarmax bulk carriers transporting wet cargo such as clean petroleum products, heavy liquid cargoes such as caustic soda solution, and all types of dry bulk products.
These vessels were constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding in China with the first being delivered in January 2019 and the last expected to be delivered in Q1 2021. These eight relatively new CLEANBU vessels add to KCCs existing nine CABU vessels to increase its fleet size to 17. The CABUs range from 72,500 dwt up to 80,500 dwt.
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