Bulk Carrier Amis Elegance Launched

Oct. 17, 2014


Tokyo, October 17, 2014 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today launched the Amis Elegance bulk carrier for Amis Elegance S. A. at its Kobe Works.

This vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1719) is the second of a new energy-saving type bulk carrier with a capacity of 55,000 DWT developed by Kawasaki. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in January 2015.


  1. The vessel has a flush deck with forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coals, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.
  2. The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including a newly developed ME-B energy-saving main diesel engine featuring electronic fuel injection, highly efficient propellers, as well as the Kawasaki semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) and rudder bulb with fins (RBS-F), which all contribute to the vessel's enhanced propulsion performance.
  3. The main engine and generator engine comply with Tier II NOx emission standards set by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.


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