Spotted: K Line Names New LPG Carrier

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    Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has named a very large liquefied petroleum (LPG) carrier newbuilding to be chartered by Astomos Energy Corporation (Astomos Energy).

    The naming ceremony was held at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Sakaide Shipyard on July 6, 2017.

    Named Crystal River, the 82,200cbm ship features a length of 230 meters and a width of 37.2 meters.

    The Panama-flagged vessel will commence its service to Astomos Energy under the “first-ever time charter contract directly concluded between the two companies” upon Crystal River’s delivery from the shipyard.

    The 53,700 dwt LPG carrier is expected to be handed over to the company on July 14, 2017, according to K Line.