JMU to Build Next-Generation Energy-Saving Bulker for NYK

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has concluded a contract with compatriot shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for the construction of a next-generation energy-saving bulk carrier.

To feature a length of 299.9 meters and a breadth of about 50 meters, the newbuild is scheduled for delivery in 2021.

As informed, the 211,000 dwt ship is expected to transport raw materials for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term charter contract between NYK and JFE Steel.

The vessel, which will fly the flag of Panama, will be a Capesize bulker for trading iron ore and coking coal in and around the Pacific. The new energy-efficient scrubber-equipped vessel will not only be compliant with NOx emission regulations (Tier III) and the IMO SOx emission cap but will also have a larger cargo space than a conventional ship, leading to improved fuel economy, according to the company.

The ship’s carbon dioxide emissions also meet the stricter Phase 2 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements entering into force in 2020.

In addition, cargo hold corrosion resistant steel developed by JFE Steel will be used for the parts of the ship to improve corrosion resistance.

With a total gross tonnage of 108,900 tons, the new eco ship will be able to reach a navigational speed of 14.5 knots.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >