Historic Containership Contract for China

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Seaspan container ship hull lines have been optimised for a speed range of 18-22 knots. In this range, the fuel consumption has been reduced by 16-27% compared to contemporary similar-size ship series presently operated by the industry. (Courtesy DNV)

The new generation of 10,000 TEU container vessels contracted in China by Seaspan represents major improvements in energy efficiency, cargo capacity, operational efficiency and emission reductions. The new features have been developed in a collaboration between Seaspan, the Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group, MARIC and DNV. The order for seven 10,000 TEU container vessels plus 18 options which was signed in Shanghai on June 8, 2011 is the biggest ever container contract entered into in China. The vessels will be built to DNV class.
The improvements due to new design features are substantial. The cargo capacity is increased by 10% while the fuel consumption is reduced by 20%. The new hull design enables the vessels to carry minimum amounts of ballast water while in operation. The vessels are designed to reduce the emissions to air by approximately 20% in order to meet the future regulatory emission requirements. This follows Seaspan’s three-year SAVER (Seaspan Action on Vessel Energy Reduction) programme aimed at improving cargo uplift, reducing fuel consumption and improving operational performance.
“The SAVER 10,000 TEU vessels embody Seaspan's long-term focus on and philosophy of providing the market with increasingly efficient vessels and retaining Seaspan's leadership in this area. We were leaders in introducing post-8,000 TEU vessels, we promoted slow steaming back in 2006 and we are now presenting a next-generation product that provides for a paradigm shift in the performance of the larger-size container ships,” says Peter Curtis, Vice President of Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.
“In this economic climate, where it really is a buyer’s market, the time is ripe to push for technological improvements. We are fortunate to have found a like-minded shipyard and design partners in Maric and DNV,” says Mr Curtis.
The ship hull lines have been optimized for a speed range of 18-22 knots. In this range, the fuel consumption has been reduced by 16-27% compared to contemporary similar-size ship series presently operated by the industry. The new SAVER design is also capable of reaching 25 knots as the focus on schedule reliability is expected to increase.
The new trend reflects the operational profile of the liner companies. Slow steaming will continue, depending on the market situation and the value of goods carried on board. Most container vessels will operate at a range of speeds and must do so using as little fuel as possible.
“These new container vessels have exciting new features that make them efficient, cost effective and more environmentally friendly. We’re proud to have been involved in developing this new generation of container vessels,” says Remi Eriksen, Head of DNV’s Division Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. He adds that DNV will do its utmost to provide quality and professional class services to this project.
The new 10,000 TEU container vessels have been developed in close cooperation between the Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group, the Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC), the owner Seaspan and DNV.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

New Standard for LNG Cargo Containment Systems

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) said it has successfully completing the gas trial for the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day.

Corvus Gains Support from WINN Initiative

Corvus Energy announced today the award of $1.3 million in repayable assistance from the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative for its project to further develop the Corvus Energy Storage System.

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Maritime RobotX Challenge

Northrop Grumman Corporation is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct.

Contracts

Ocean Rig, Petrobras Agree to $1.1b Drill Ships Lease

Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to

Rolls-Royce to Design, Equip Stern Trawler for Ramoen

The Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain has entered into a contract to build a new Stern Trawler for the Norwegian fishing company Ramoen. The vessel will be a Rolls-Royce design,

India to Develop Iran's Chabahar Port

India will float a company to develop Iran's Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran's relations with world powers.

Shipbuilding

New Standard for LNG Cargo Containment Systems

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) said it has successfully completing the gas trial for the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day.

Messer to Debut MetalMaster Xcel

Messer Cutting Systems said it has answered the call from manufacturers that have been demanding a faster, more accurate way of producing cut parts. Messer’s

Rolls-Royce Expands in the Canary Islands

Rolls-Royce announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, Canary Islands that it said will enhance the service capabilities

Container Ships

CMA CGM Acquires 7,000 Reefer Containers

The CMA CGM Group announced it has acquired more than 7,000 of last generation 40’ High Cube Reefer containers including 6,000 low consumption engines. The CMA

'New Tango' Brings More Post-Panamax Ships to Charleston

New service expands Port of Charleston's capacity to serve North-South trade The SC Ports Authority today received the first ship call of a new consolidated

Video: E-Class Edith Mærsk on the Thames

The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway, the U.K.’s new deepwater container port. The 397-meter-long, 56-meter-wide Edith Mærsk

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1998 sec (5 req/sec)