NYK reaches agreement for eight new 14,000 TEU vessels

NYK Line: Eight new containerships, each with about 14,000 TEU capacity, will be put into service in the trade between Asia and Europe

NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, each capable of carrying 14,000 TEUs. These vessels will be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd. (head office: Tokyo). 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).

“We will continue our efforts to provide higher quality, more competitive services for our customers through the introduction of eco-friendly ships,” the company announces in a press release.

During its 120-plus years in business, the NYK Group has evolved from a group based on maritime transport to a comprehensive logistics provider that now offers services by sea, land, and air. Its fleet consist about about vessels of various types.

About vessels

Length overall:    about 364 meters

Breadth:    about 51 meters

Designed draft:    about 15 meters

Flag:    Panama


Quelle: LogEastics
Portal: www.logistik-express.com

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