Marine Link
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Japan's First Post-Panamax PCC Delivered

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 30, 2014

'Aries Leader': Image NYK

'Aries Leader': Image NYK

NYK says it has taken delivery of the new high-tech pure car carrier (PCC), 'Aries Leader', built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd.

With a capacity of 7,000 units, the new carrier includes the latest energy-saving technology including a hull air-lubrication system and a hybrid turbocharger — both of which, says NYK have been installed on a car carrier for the first time — in addition to an electronically controlled engine and the use of water-emulsified boiler fuel.

NYK adds that the hulls of its pure car carriers have traditionally been painted aurora blue, but this ship has been painted green to signify its status clearly as an environmental flagship.

Vessel Particulars

Length overall: 199.98 meters
Breadth: 35.80 meters
Depth Molded: 37.70 meters
Total car capacity: 7,000 units
Deadweight tonnage: 18,808 tons
Gross tonnage: 69,931 tons

Explanatory note
Air-lubrication system: an energy-saving technique that reduces the frictional resistance between a vessel’s bottom and the seawater by supplying air to the vessel’s bottom and thus generating bubbles
Hybrid turbocharger: device to utilize the extra rotational power generated by the turbine for electric power generation
Water-emulsified fuel
: a fuel compound composed of a mixture of water and heavy oil

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News