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29 Mar 2017

World's Largest Containership Delivered

Image: Samsung Heavy Industries

The world's largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) from Samsung Heavy Industries on March 27, 2017. MOL's newest vessel, the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships for the company, was named MOL Triumph in a ceremony at SHI in South Korea on March 15, 2017. At 400 meters in length and 58.8 meters in width, MOL Triumph is currently the world's largest containership. With a capacity of 20,170 TEU, the vessel is the first 20,000 TEU-class containership deployed in THE Alliance's Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service.

29 Mar 2017

World's Largest Containership Delivered

The world's largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) from Samsung Heavy Industries on March 27, 2017. MOL's newest vessel, the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships for the company, was named MOL Triumph in a ceremony at SHI in South Korea on March 15, 2017. At 400 meters in length and 58.8 meters in width, MOL Triumph is currently the world's largest containership. With a capacity of 20,170 TEU, the vessel is the first 20,000 TEU-class containership deployed in THE Alliance's Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service. MOL Triumph will set off on her maiden voyage from Xingang in April 2017 and will sail to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore.

15 Nov 2016

Iron Ore Carrier for Kobe Steel Named Shinzan Maru

ShinzanMaru, a newbuilding iron ore carrier that will sail under a long-term transport contract with Kobe Steel, Ltd.  Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that on October 27, a naming ceremony for the Shinzan Maru, a newbuilding iron ore carrier that will sail under a long-term transport contract with Kobe Steel, Ltd., was held at the Hiroshima Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Among those on at the ceremony were Kobe Steel Chairman, President, CEO, and Representative Director Mr. Hiroya Kawasaki, who named the new vessel. Thereafter his wife cut the rope. Shinzan Maru is an established…

15 Nov 2016

Iron Ore Carrier for Kobe Steel Named Shinzan Maru

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that on October 27, a naming ceremony for the Shinzan Maru, a newbuilding iron ore carrier that will sail under a long-term transport contract with Kobe Steel, Ltd., was held at the Hiroshima Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Among those on at the ceremony were Kobe Steel Chairman, President, CEO, and Representative Director Mr. Hiroya Kawasaki, who named the new vessel. Thereafter his wife cut the rope. Shinzan Maru is an established name for vessels transporting raw materials to Kobe Steel that dates back to the era of Yamashita-Shinnihon Steamship Co., Ltd. (YSL), one of MOL’s predecessors. The new vessel is the third generation to sail under the Shinzan Maru name, and will ensure a stable transportation of iron ore for Kobe Steel.

06 Jun 2016

'Big Data' Helps NYK Line Axe CO2 Emissions

Photo: Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line)

In fiscal 2015, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) achieved a 14.3 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, exceeding the goal established in 2011 in the company’s "More Than Shipping 2013" medium-term management plan calling for a 10 percent reduction by fiscal 2015 in the CO2 emission rate per unit of transportation from vessels compared with the rate recorded in 2010. NYK has worked “to contribute to the global environment and the creation of sustainable societies by managing environmental risks and arriving at an optimal balance between environment and economy…

06 Jun 2016

'Big Data' Helps NYK Line Axe CO2 Emissions

In fiscal 2015, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) achieved a 14.3 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, exceeding the goal established in 2011 in the company’s "More Than Shipping 2013" medium-term management plan calling for a 10 percent reduction by fiscal 2015 in the CO2 emission rate per unit of transportation from vessels compared with the rate recorded in 2010. NYK has worked “to contribute to the global environment and the creation of sustainable societies by managing environmental risks and arriving at an optimal balance between environment and economy,” as indicated in the company’s environmental management vision in March 2005. This accomplishment is the result of cooperative efforts by shipowners, ship-management companies, crews, and ship operators, among others.

03 Jun 2016

K Line Sets CO2 Emission Reductions Target

Image: K Line

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) achieved 13.6 percent reduction in CO2 emissions [1] in 2015 against 2011 level, as a result of deployment of larger vessels, proactive initiatives for introducing advanced energy-saving technologies including electronically controlled engines, as well as slow steaming being continuously pursed through close cooperation at sea and on land with ship owners, vessels and ship management companies. The shipper therefore accomplished ahead of schedule the CO2 emission reductions target by 10 percent for 2019 against 2011 level…

03 Jun 2016

K Line Sets CO2 Emission Reductions Target

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) achieved 13.6 percent reduction in CO2 emissions [1] in 2015 against 2011 level, as a result of deployment of larger vessels, proactive initiatives for introducing advanced energy-saving technologies including electronically controlled engines, as well as slow steaming being continuously pursed through close cooperation at sea and on land with ship owners, vessels and ship management companies. The shipper therefore accomplished ahead of schedule the CO2 emission reductions target by 10 percent for 2019 against 2011 level, which is one of our interim milestones by 2019, the 100th anniversary year of its foundation, under K Line Environmental Vision 2050, Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow, [2] as a long-term objective toward 2050 established in March 2015.

02 Mar 2015

MOL Expands Container Fleet

Containership Courtesy MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries. MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The two containerships will be built at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The six vessels will be launched and delivered in 2017, and will serve the Asia-Europe service. The 20,000 TEU type is the world’s largest among delivered and on order containerships.

02 Mar 2015

MOL Expands Container Fleet

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries. MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The two containerships will be built at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The six vessels will be launched and delivered in 2017, and will serve the Asia-Europe service. The 20,000 TEU type is the world’s largest among delivered and on order containerships. The newbuilding vessels will adopt various highly advanced energy-saving technologies, which will further reduce fuel consumption and cost, in comparison with 14,000 TEU types that MOL currently operates. The main engines have the specifications which enable LNG use as fuel in the future remodeling.

15 Jan 2015

Ship Efficiency a Priority, Even with Low Crude Prices

Photo: Ecoships

Ship efficiency is just as relevant and important in a bearish oil market as when shipowners have to pay over $600 for a metric ton of heavy fuel oil, Newport Shipping avows. Hakan Ozcan, the Chief Financial Officer of Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of Newport Shipping Group, said, “With crude oil prices at their lowest since April 2009, the temptation is to put your foot on the gas and speed up a bit but this is not the way forward. Ozcan  continued, “Admittedly bunker fuel will continue to be the largest single operational cost for shipowners…

15 Jan 2015

Ship Efficiency a Priority, Even with Low Crude Prices

Ship efficiency is just as relevant and important in a bearish oil market as when shipowners have to pay over $600 for a metric ton of heavy fuel oil, Newport Shipping avows. Hakan Ozcan, the Chief Financial Officer of Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of Newport Shipping Group, said, “With crude oil prices at their lowest since April 2009, the temptation is to put your foot on the gas and speed up a bit but this is not the way forward. Ozcan  continued, “Admittedly bunker fuel will continue to be the largest single operational cost for shipowners, but with fuel prices continuing to drop, profit and loss accounts will improve, providing owners with the resources needed to re-invest in new ship designs, equipment and technologies capable of reducing fuel consumption even further.

25 Jun 2013

Hull Medic: Keep Coats Efficient

The historical monthly underway fuel costs and the calculated excess fuel consumed due to hull fouling, based on the penalties indicated by Hull Medic

Is it possible to calculate the degree to which fouling and corrosion hinder a vessel’s efficiency? Can a ship operator use that data to determine the best time to clean or recoat the hull of his/her ship? Macsea’s answer to both questions: yes. The marine technology specialist has developed a solution called Hull Medic which they say measures the effects of hull fouling on a ship’s performance. Using a ship’s propeller as a power absorption measuring instrument, the fully automated Hull Medic estimates both water speed and shaft power.

25 Jun 2013

Hull Medic: Keep Coats Efficient

Is it possible to calculate the degree to which fouling and corrosion hinder a vessel’s efficiency? Can a ship operator use that data to determine the best time to clean or recoat the hull of his/her ship? Macsea’s answer to both questions: yes. The marine technology specialist has developed a solution called Hull Medic which they say measures the effects of hull fouling on a ship’s performance. Using a ship’s propeller as a power absorption measuring instrument, the fully automated Hull Medic estimates both water speed and shaft power. Applicable for ships with single, double and variable pitch propellers, the calibration involves fitting a mathematical model based on propeller characteristics and ship performance measurements typically available from existing sensors on most vessels.

15 Oct 2012

MHI Receives Order for NYK Line

Pure car and truck carrier delivered by MHI to NYK Line

Designed to Achieve 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption Per Car. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., has received an order to build two next-generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). Formal contract signing will take place soon. In building the two vessels, MHI will provide Imabari with design information on PCTC incorporating advanced ship technologies, including installation of various devices and systems to reduce environmental burdens, such as the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS).

15 Oct 2012

MHI Receives Order for NYK Line

Designed to Achieve 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption Per Car. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., has received an order to build two next-generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). Formal contract signing will take place soon. In building the two vessels, MHI will provide Imabari with design information on PCTC incorporating advanced ship technologies, including installation of various devices and systems to reduce environmental burdens, such as the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS). Imabari will contribute significantly to the project through its strong cost competitiveness.

15 Oct 2012

NYK Line Order PCTC's From MHI

PCTC Image courtesy of MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) jointly with Imbari Shipbuilding receive orders for two Pure Car & Truck Carriers (PCTC's). In building the two vessels, MHI will provide Imabari with design information on PCTC construction, incorporating advanced ship technologies, including installation of various devices and systems to reduce environmental burdens, such as the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS). Imabari will contribute significantly to the project through its strong cost competitiveness.

15 Oct 2012

NYK Line Order PCTC's From MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) jointly with Imbari Shipbuilding receive orders for two Pure Car & Truck Carriers (PCTC's). In building the two vessels, MHI will provide Imabari with design information on PCTC construction, incorporating advanced ship technologies, including installation of various devices and systems to reduce environmental burdens, such as the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS). Imabari will contribute significantly to the project through its strong cost competitiveness. The newly designed car carriers will feature an over-Panamax* size hull, and their advanced energy-saving technologies are expected to enable a over 30% reduction in fuel consumption per loaded vehicle compared with existing ships. The two ships are slated for completion in 2015.

07 May 2012

Final MSC Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship Christened

USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14)

With the crack of a champagne bottle and the traditional words, "I christen you.," Military Sealift Command ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) was christened May 5 during an evening ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The 689-foot Chavez, the newest of the Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command, continues the Lewis and Clark-class tradition of honoring legendary pioneers and explorers. The ship honors Cesar Chavez…

07 May 2012

Final MSC Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship Christened

With the crack of a champagne bottle and the traditional words, "I christen you.," Military Sealift Command ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) was christened May 5 during an evening ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The 689-foot Chavez, the newest of the Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command, continues the Lewis and Clark-class tradition of honoring legendary pioneers and explorers. The ship honors Cesar Chavez, an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.

05 Jul 2012

MHI to Develop"UEC-LSGi," Low-speed, 2-stroke, Dual-fuel Marine Diesel

Mitsubishi-UE Diesel Engine(6UEC85LSII): Mitsubishi-UEC diesel engine was developed by us in1955. The Mitsubishi UEC series low-speed marine diesel engines are long range of ship types, including handymax and panamax bulk carriers, multi purpose cargo ships.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has begun  developing "UEC-LSGi," low-speed, dual-fuel, marine diesel engines capable of using not only conventional heavy oil but also natural gas for their fuel. The new engine will be added to the lineup of the Mitsubishi UEC Engine Series, the company's 2-stroke, low-speed marine diesel engine brand. Scheduled to be launched onto the market in 2015, MHI aims to reduce the economic and environmental burden on ship operators. For the new engine…

05 Jul 2012

MHI to Develop"UEC-LSGi," Low-speed, 2-stroke, Dual-fuel Marine Diesel

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has begun  developing "UEC-LSGi," low-speed, dual-fuel, marine diesel engines capable of using not only conventional heavy oil but also natural gas for their fuel. The new engine will be added to the lineup of the Mitsubishi UEC Engine Series, the company's 2-stroke, low-speed marine diesel engine brand. Scheduled to be launched onto the market in 2015, MHI aims to reduce the economic and environmental burden on ship operators. For the new engine, MHI will engage in the development of new components requisite for dual-fuel use, including a new direct fuel injection system, a gas-fuel supply system and control system, targeting to complete preliminary testing by a single cylinder testing machine within fiscal year 2013 (by the end of March 2014).

21 May 2009

MOL Technology Research Center Moves

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced plans to move the MOL Technology Research Center from its current site in Nishikojiya, Ota Ward, Tokyo, to Aso Ward in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Kawasaki on May 20. MOL executives on hand for the event included Senior Managing Executive Officer Yoichi Aoki, Executive Officer Kenji Yokota, and others involved in the project. All the attendees prayed for a safe conclusion to the construction work. The MOL Technology Research Center analyzes vessel fuel oils and lubricants, developing a fuel oil pretreatment device, research and development on CO2 reduction, and other R&D efforts to improve storage and transport technologies such as advanced reefer containers.

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