Uses carbon offsets to theoretically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero for the entire contracted voyage
On March 9, the coal carrier Kagura for the Chugoku Electric Power was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding. A naming and delivery ceremony took place on the same day and was attended by Shigeru Ashitani, representative director, vice president and senior managing executive officer of EnerGia; Hitoshi Nagasawa, president of NYK; and many other persons concerned
Under a long-term transport contract with EnerGia, the vessel will use carbon offsets* to theoretically reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero for the entire contracted voyage, making the marine transport of coal under the contract carbon neutral. Specifically, CERs (certified emission reductions) as credits (emission rights) for the GHG emissions of the entire contract voyage have been procured to offset the GHG emissions.
The ship’s name, Kagura, is derived from Iwami Kagura,** a masked traditional performance art loved by the people of Japan’s Chugoku region. The vessel was named by EnerGia with the hope that the ship will be loved by people for a long time.
We provide marine transport services that meet the needs of our customers, while at the same time promoting corporate activities that reduce environmental impact. We will continue to actively engage in activities to decarbonize marine transport and strive to realize our basic philosophy of “Bringing value to life.”
<Outline of Vessel>
Length overall: 235 meters
Breadth: 43 meters
Summer draft: 13.853 meters
Gross tonnage: 57,646 tonnes
Deadweight tonnage: 99,990 tonnes
Shipyard: Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Ship’s registry: Republic of Liberia