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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
Woodchip Carrier
This is a specialized carrier of woodchips, the raw material to make paper. Since woodchips are relatively small in specific gravity, the cargo hold space is extended sideways as far as possible to maximize the capacity, and the ballast space is arranged only on the bottom of the hull. The ship is equipped for cargo handling with belt conveyors and cranes having grab buckets.