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Jointly Owned LNG Vessel Named

September 22, 2010


From left, Tomokazu Taniguchi, chairman of the board and representative director
of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation,
Yasushi Yamawaki, executive vice-chairman of NYK and his wife,
Wanda Wang, director of the Department of Finance of CPC,
Yuh-Fong Tszeng, Deputy Director of Department of Planning of CPC,
Fuminobu Kawashima, executive managing officer at Mitsui & Co. Ltd and his wife

 On September 17, a naming ceremony was held at the Sakaide shipyard of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation for an LNG vessel being built for joint owners NYK; CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC); and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

 Wanda Wang, director of the Department of Finance at CPC; Fuminobu Kawashima, executive managing officer at Mitsui & Co. Ltd.; Tomokazu Taniguchi, chairman of the board and representative director at Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation; and Yasushi Yamawaki, executive vice-chairman at NYK; attended the ceremony, and his wife named the vessel Taitar No. 4 before cutting the ceremonial rope holding the vessel in place.
 
 Taitar No. 4 is jointly owned by CPC (45%), NYK (27.5%), and Mitsui (27.5%), and will be completed by October 1, 2010. The vessel is the fourth of four sister ships, and will soon join sisters Taitar No. 1, Taitar No. 2, and Taitar No. 3 for the shipment of about 3 million tons of LNG from Qatar to Taiwan under long-term contracts of 23 to 24 years each.
 
 More attention is being given to clean-energy LNG in response to growing environmental concerns, and NYK continues to provide services that meet the expanding demand for stable, economical transport of LNG.
 
<Vessel Particulars>
Cargo capacity
145,333 m3
Length overall
289.50 meters
Breadth
49.00 meters
Gross tonnage
118,634 tons
Builder
Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation
 
 
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