Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) took delivery of the Balzani from New Yangzi Shipyard in China yesterday. The Balzani is the eighth and final contracted CLEANBU combination carrier to be delivered to KCC, marking the completion of the CLEANBU newbuilding program. The vessel is scheduled to load her first cargo of clean petroleum products in early July.
Like her sister vessels, the 82,500dwt and 229m loa Balzani has been named after a fish/sea creature, honouring KCC’s commitment to clean oceans and environmentally friendly shipping.
The CLEANBUs are unique vessels both in terms of design and their operational and technical efficiency. These vessels have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per ton mile transported cargo compared to standard vessels, in line with IMO’s 2030 targets for shipping. With the delivery of the Balzani, KCC will operate a fleet of 17 combination carriers.
CLEANBU combination carriers are built for transportation of both wet and dry bulk cargoes, being operated in trades where the vessels efficiently combine dry and wet cargoes with minimum ballast. Through their high utilisation and efficiency, the vessels emit up to 40% less CO2 per transported ton compared to standard tanker and dry bulk vessels in current and targeted combination trading patterns.