On January 11, Norwegian shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) took delivery of the Baiacu from New Yangzi Shipyard in China. Baiacu is the sixth of in total eight contracted 83,500dwt CLEANBU combination carriers.
The CLEANBUs are unique vessels both in terms of design, their environmental performance, operational and technical efficiency. As combination carriers they can accept oil or dry bulk cargoes and are operated in trades where the vessels efficiently combine dry and wet cargoes with minimum ballast legs. 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.
The operational service of Baiacu will be delayed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine regulations impacting the mobilisation of crew. She is scheduled to load her first cargo of clean petroleum products in mid-February.
With the delivery of the Baiacu, Klaveness Combination Carriers will operate a fleet of 15 combination carriers.