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Mitsui plans bigger, greener coal carrier to meet regulations

Japanese shipper's new vessel to carry 90,000 tons of coal

Bulk carriers and other vessels face increasingly tougher environmental regulations. (Photo courtesy of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines)

TOKYO -- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will introduce a new coal carrier with expanded capacity as early as 2021, tapping demand for more efficient vessels with environmental regulations set to tighten next year.

The EeneX, developed with Japanese shipyards, can carry 90,000 tons of coal -- up to 10% more than ships of similar size. The 235-meter vessel also features a double-hull cargo hold design for greater durability, and larger open spaces for easy loading and unloading.

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