On its maiden voyage, docked at Puerto Nuevo the “NYK Furano,” its technology initiative enables lower fuel consumption.

The ship’s captain Anuj Austin Maliakkal, with NYK Group managers Multimar, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Badié, David Craig and Leonardo Alberich.

On its maiden voyage, the “NYK Furano” passed through Buenos Aires. The interesting thing about this ship is its fuel saving mode with reduced consumption of fuel oil, from research and technological development of the NYK Group.

One of its secrets is in the structure of the hull, built with high strength steel “YP47”. This decreases the weight and reduces fuel consumption.

The ship´s rotation is Singapore, Hong Kong, Pusan​​, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Navegantes, Paranagua, Santos, and Rio de Janeiro.

On the occasion, the captain of the ship, Anuj Maliakkal Austin, received a commemorative plaque from the hands of the managers of NYK Group Multimar, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Badié, David Craig, and Leonardo Alberich.

Hibrid energy

The NYK company also began testing to verify the effects of a joint development of hybrid power systems for the propulsion of ships. It is an energy production system that combines solar energy with the energy obtained from a conventional power station.

The power generation of photovoltaic panels on the car carrier Auriga Leader are being tested since its completion on December 19, 2008.

The tests showed that providing a stable source of energy to solar panels is difficult because a small change in climate has a significant influence on the amount of energy generated.

Moreover, the company received the first Bulk Carrier with hybrid turbocharger. It went further to reduce CO2 emissions.

Is a 180,000 DWT vessel, “Shin Koho​​”. It is the first carrier in the world that has a hybrid turbocharger, which was developed in conjunction NYK, the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI), Universal Shipbuilding Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.