NYK Releases Exploratory Design for NYK Super Eco-ship 2030

NYK Releases Exploratory Design for NYK Super Eco-ship 2030

NYK has released an initial exploratory design for its NYK Super Eco Ship 2030, an energy-efficient ship expected to emit far fewer CO2 emissions than current vessels. The design was created by MTI, a wholly owned NYK subsidiary charged with making use of advances in technology, along with Garroni Progetti s.r.l, an Italian designer of ships, and Elomatic Marine, a Finnish marine-technology consultant.

NYK Super Eco Ship 2030 will make use of progressive technologies that have the potential of being realized by 2030. The power needed to propel the ship can be lessened by decreasing the weight of the hull and reducing water friction. Propulsion power can be increased through use of LNG-based fuel cells, solar cells, and wind power, all of which will lead to a reduction of CO2 by 69 percent per container carried.

Comparison of NYK Super Eco-ship 2030 with a conventional 8,000 TEU container vessel is provided below.

|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| | Conventional Vessel | NYK Super Eco-ship 2030 |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| Length Overall | 338 meters | 353 meters |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| Breadth | 45.8 meters | 54.6 meters |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| Draft | 13.0 meters | 11.5 meters |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| Main power|Diesel Engine (C heavy oil) | Battery (LNG) |
| (Fuel) | 64 megawatts | 40 megawatts |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| Natural power | None | Solar: 1–2 megawatts |
| | | Wind: 1–3 megawatts |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|
| CO2 emissions* | 195 g/TEU-miles | 62 g/TEU-miles |
|-----------------+----------------------------+----------------------------|

*TEU-mile: Unit for the carriage of one TEU a distance of one mile

About NYK
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2008, the NYK Group was operating about 776 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes, trains, and trucks. The company's shipping fleet includes around 155 containerships, 286 bulk carriers, 55 woodchip carriers, 113 car carriers, 21 reefer carriers, 78 tankers, 30 LNG carriers, and three cruise ships. NYK's revenue in fiscal 2007 was about $26 billion, and as a group NYK employs about 55,000 people worldwide. The company has offices in 240 locations in 27 countries, warehouses on nearly every continent, and harbor operations in Asia, North America, and Europe. NYK is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, and Sao Paulo.