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  November 30th, 2016 | Written by

Methanol Carrier CAJUN SUN Delivered

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  • New vessel features dual-fueled, low-rev main engine using methanol and fuel oil.
  • Methanol significantly reduces smog-causing emissions.
  • MOL ordered methanol carriers with dual-fueled low-speed diesel main engine in July 2015.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced the delivery of 50,000 DWT methanol carrier the CAJUN SUN at Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

The CAJUN SUN is the third vessel of the series of cutting-edge “eco-ships” equipped with two-stroke dual-fueled low-rev main engine capable of running on methanol which is a biodegradable clean burning marine fuel. Methanol significantly reduces smog-causing emissions such as particulates, sulphur oxides, and nitrogen oxides. In addition, it is also equipped with a ballast water treatment system, ahead of treaty requirements mandating such systems, and adopts energy-saving accessories in front of and astern of the propellers.

The vessel will be on long term time charter to Waterfront Shipping Company Limited, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Waterfront Shipping operates the world’s largest methanol ocean tanker fleet and specializes in the safe, responsible, and reliable transport of bulk chemicals and clean petroleum products to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

MOL works continually to upgrade its methanol transport services by leveraging experiences and know-how accumulated over many years, meet a broad range of customer needs, and proactively introduce various technologies that contribute to reduction of environmental impact.

MOL ordered methanol carriers with the world’s first methanol burned dual-fueled low-speed diesel main engine in July 2015. The methanol carrier Manchac Sun was delivered to MOL on September 28, 2016.