K Line orders 8 RoRo vessels

60,000 cars. That is the total capacity of the eight next-generation RoRo ships ordered by carrier K Line from two Japanese shipyards.

During the week leading up to the new year senior executives from Japanese shipping company K Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) signed yet another deal, this time for an order of four brand new RoRo ships from the Shin Kurushima Dockyard and Japan Marine United Corporation shipyards. The four new contracts serve as an addition to the four similar contracts the company has already signed with the same shipyards, according to Seatrade Global and others.

The newly-developed RoRo ships have a capacity of 7,500 cars each, and thus the new ships significantly surpass the biggest ships of K Line's current fleet, which hold 6,200 cars at a time.

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