Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the delivery of 50,000 DWT methanol carrier the CAJUN SUN at Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on November 10.
The CAJUN SUN is the third vessel of the series of cutting-edge "eco-ships" equipped with 2-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.
She will be on long term time charter to Waterfront Shipping Company Limited (President: Jone Hognestad; Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada). 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.