Tokyo listed Japanese shipping giant Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ordered two (2) 89K DWT coal carriers at Oshima Shipbuilding, Japan. Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) calls new coal carrier EeneX series design as next generation coal carriers. Two coal carriers have been ordered on the back of long-term contracts with Japanese power plants Hokuriku Electric Power Co and Electric Power Development Co. EeneX series coal carriers were designed in pursuit of the optimal coal carrier for electric power plants in Japan. EeneX series coal carriers will play a leading role in coal carrier business. EeneX series coal carriers price tags and delivery dates were not disclosed. EeneX series coal carriers will be constructed with double-hull structure which allows the cargo holds to have completely flat sides, semi-box shape hold, which will increase discharge efficiency and speed up cargo handling. Furthermore, EeneX series coal carriers’ design has also eliminated the ballast hold, which on conventional coal carrier designs are sometimes filled with ballast water to maintain the ship’s stability during ballast voyages. According to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), EeneX series coal carriers’ design will save the effort of preparation time for ballasting into cargo holds and reduces the risk of salt and rust contamination due to rust.