TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. completed its first 42 000 t bulk carrier, TESS42, on 13 May at TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, its Group company in China.
The greatest feature of TESS42 is that it combines versatility with cargo capacity. With the same overall length (180 m) as the popular TESS38 ship model, TESS42 has an additional deadweight capacity of approximately 2000 t at the same draft and of approximately 4000 t at full load. TESS42 leads the trend toward larger handy sizes in the market.
The cargo hold can accommodate the three major bulk cargoes of iron ore, grains, and coal, as well as hot coils, sulfur, etc. Furthermore, the lumber can also be loaded on deck by using the fastening device. This enables the ship to carry both bulk cargo and lumber in one voyage and realise flexible shipping.
TESS42 also boasts excellent fuel efficiency and environmental performance. By optimising the ship model, fuel consumption has been reduced by over 4% per tonne mile compared to TESS38. The cruising range has also been greatly increased.
Environmental performance has been enhanced. In addition to meeting NOx Tier III standards, the ship is equipped with a scrubber to comply with sulfur oxide (SOx) emission control regulations.
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING will continue to provide customers with high quality ships that are both environmentally friendly and economical.
Length overall: 180 m.
Breadth: 32.2 m.
Depth: 15.4 m.
DWT: 42 200 t.
Cargo capacity: 52400 m3.
Draft: 10.75 m.
Gross tonnage: 26 700.