Oslo headquartered Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA today took delivery of the MV Barracuda from New Yangzi Shipyard in China. The MV Barracuda is the second of eight contracted CLEANBU vessels that will be delivered from New Yangzi Shipyard in the period 2019 to 2021.
According to Klaveness, this next generation of combination carriers is unique both in terms of vessel design, unprecedented environmental performance, operational and technical efficiency. The CLEANBUs have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per ton mile transported cargo compared to standard vessels, and go a long way towards meeting IMO’s 2050 target of a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from shipping.
With the delivery of the MV Barracuda, Klaveness Combination Carriers will operate a fleet of 11 combination carriers. The company has fixed-price options to contract a further five CLEANBUs for delivery in 2021 and 2022.
The MV Barracuda is ready for its first employment, transporting a cargo of caustic soda solution from the Far East to Australia.
Klaveness combination carriers trade in dedicated trade patterns with consecutive switching between dry and wet cargo shipments with minimum ballast between the laden voyages. They ship tanker cargoes into dry bulk export hubs such as Australia and South America and ship dry bulk cargoes on the return leg.