South Korean multipurpose shipping line HMM and Japan’s NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP) will collaborate on their breakbulk services between the Far East and the Middle East.
The companies said that they recognised that together they could benefit from each other’s strengths and expertise in the carriage of breakbulk and project cargo between Japan and South Korea and the Middle East.
NBP is a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line and operates a fleet of around 40 crane-equipped multipurpose vessels, including two newbuild heavy lift vessels Katori and Kifune. Both ships are equipped with cranes capable of lifting up to 800 tonnes. According to NBP, they are capable of transporting a wide range of cargoes, including onshore and offshore wind energy components as well as high and heavy project cargo.
Seoul-based HMM operates six large 30,000 dwt multipurpose vessels each equipped with cranes that can lift 640 tonnes in tandem.