NYK gets energy-saving heavy lift vehicles from Nanjing Jinling Shipyard
NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd has ordered two new next-generation energy-saving heavy-lift vessels from Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co, a part of China Merchants Group
NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd has ordered two new next-generation energy-saving heavy-lift vessels from Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co, a part of China Merchants Group.
The NYK Group said in a statement that it aims to wield its strength as the only shipping company that owns and operates heavy-lift vessels in Japan, and will cater to demand for transporting cargoes such plants, wind-turbine blades and equipment.
The two new ships will be equipped with two 400-tonne cranes and be able to lift up to 800 tonnes of heavy cargo. The hold will be 95 metres in length, and the ships will have a coverless hatch to enable navigation with the hatch cover open. The bridge will also be placed at the ship's front to allow for the loading of tall and large cargo without blocking forward visibility during navigation.
As an environmental benefit, a significant reduction in fuel consumption has been achieved compared to existing ships of the same type through cooperation with Japanese marine equipment manufacturers.
Furthermore, the vessels can help to lower greenhouse gas emissions and meet the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) phase three requirements that come into effect in 2025.