NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd., each capable of carrying 14,000 TEUs.
These ships, which will be delivered from February 2016 through January 2018, will have improved fuel efficiency and cargo loadability among today’s container ships of similar size.
After delivery, the vessels will be put into service in Asia and Europe as replacements for existing ships, including four 13,000 TEU vessels chartered from Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
NYK will continue its efforts to provide higher quality, more competitive services for its customers through the introduction of eco-friendly ships.
Length overall: about 364 meters
Breadth: about 51 meters
Designed draft: about 15 meters
Deadweight tonnage: about 123,000 tons
nyk, April 14, 2014