On February 22, a new, advanced 14,000-TEU containership entered the NYK fleet after being delivered at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation.
The vessel, NYK Blue Jay, employs a hull form that allows for improved cargo-loading efficiency, mainly achieved by minimizing engine-room space. Moreover, the vessel’s main engine is equipped with the world’s first system (patent pending) featuring two power ranges (high and low) that allow for high speed operations, and result in an improved fuel-consumption rate when slow-streaming, resulting in a significant reduction of both carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption.
These innovations will enable the vessel to achieve the greatest operational energy savings in the shipping industry, in addition to cost competitiveness that would favorably compare with larger vessels capable of carrying 20,000 TEUs.
NYK Blue Jay is the first of 10 containerships that will be chartered by NYK under time charter contracts with the owner. The other nine vessels will be delivered and chartered by June 2018.
NYK will put the first vessel into service between Asia and Europe, and continue the company’s efforts to provide higher quality and more competitive services for our customers.
About NYK Blue Jay
Length Overall: 364 meters
Breadth: 51 meters
Molded Depth: 29.5 meters
Summer Load Draft: 15.79 meters
Deadweight Tonnage: 139,335 tons
Gross Tonnage: 144,285 tons