Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered a 61,000-dwt bulk carrier

June 24 2022 Print This Article

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it delivered the bulk carrier PHILHOKUSAI, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8083, DACKS hull No. 117) at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS), which is located in Dalian City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).

Principal particulars and features of the vessel are as described below.

Principal Particulars

Length overall

199.90 m

Molded breadth

32.24 m

Molded depth

18.60 m

Molded draft

13.00 m

Gross tonnage

34,508 T


61,197 t

Hold capacity

77,539 m3

Main engine

One set of MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3 diesel engine


Approx. 14.5 knots


25 people


American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Country of registration

Marshall Islands


June 23, 2022


The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.

The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.