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New Ore Carrier Ore Amazonas Delivered

October 15, 2010


Front row:
Fourth from left, Gurinder Singh, shipping director at Vale
Sixth from left, Hidenori Hono, representative director
and senior managing corporate officer at NYK
Seventh from left, Micheal Zhu, director of sales, iron ore at Vale

On October 13, Ore Amazonas, a new 300,000 DWT class ore carrier built by Nantong COSCO KHI Engineering Co. Ltd. (NACKS), was delivered to NYK. This vessel is the third 300,000 DWT class ore carrier for NYK.
 
At the naming and delivery ceremony, Micheal Zhu, director of sales, iron ore at Vale, Gurinder Singh, shipping director at Vale, and Hidenori Hono, representative director and senior managing corporate officer at NYK joined a number of others in attendance to celebrate the vessel’s maiden voyage.
 
Ore Amazonas is the first 300,000 DWT class ore carriers for Vale and will be chartered exclusively to Vale over the next 20 years to transport 1.3 million tons of iron ore annually from Brazil.
 
NYK continues to its efforts to provide stable transportation of natural resources.
 
<Vessel particulars>
Length Overall:           327.0 meters
Breadth:                      55.0 meters
Designed Draft:           21.4 meters
Gross Tonnage:          152,311 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 297,978 tons
Builder: Nantong COSCO KHI Engineering Co. Ltd.
 
 
*Vale S.A. (Vale)
Established in 1942 and privatized in 1997, Vale is the world's largest iron ore supplier. The company also produces and sells manganese, copper, aluminum, and other such natural resources. The head office is located in Rio de Janeiro.
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