On June 10, 2017, the port of Matsuyama (Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture) welcomed NYK-operated M/V NORD NEPTUNE, the first panamax coal carrier to visit the port.
The Ehime prefectural government and the Shikoku Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism recently completed an international logistics terminal project to reconstruct the port by deepening the berth to 13 meters. To help the berth accept large vessels, NYK provided technical support through Sumiseki Trading Co. Ltd. which operates a coal center at the port.
Large vessels are expected to improve the efficiency of coal imports by expanding handling capacity and boosting the development of local industries.
NYK will continue its efforts to effectively utilize the company’s accumulated technical knowledge to provide customers with value-added benefits.
Length Overall: 225.00 meters
Breadth: 32.30 meters
Gross Tonnage: 38,892 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 75,726 tons