As reported earlier, United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two dual fuel LNG PCTCs with 1A Super Finnish/Swedish ice class.
A formal launching ceremony for the second of the two vessels, TBN AUTO ENERGY, took place at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China 30.06.2016.

 

The construction of TBN AUTO ENERGY went according to schedule, leading to a successful launch.
“It is a ground-breaking moment seeing our second LNG PCTC vessel, one of the most technically advanced PCTC’s ever build on the water. After the successful launch of the sister vessel earlier, we have been looking forward to this day as well,” said Mr. Thomas Ekhaugen, Head of Fleet & Cargo Handling.

With a capacity of approximately 3800 cars, including 6000 sqm of high and heavy cargo, she will be the largest dual fuel LNG PCTC in the world with the ability of loading cargo on 10 decks with a maximum cargo weight of 160MT. “Both of the LNG PCTCs are the biggest 1A super Finnish/Swedish ice classed vessels in the world. We are eager to test them when the opportunity arises in the ice prone areas,” said Ms. Helen Olafsen, Head of Trade & Operation.

Mr. Bjørn Svenningsen, Head of Sales & Marketing added, “We are extremely proud that UECC is being a technological pioneer with these new unique vessels, and we will be raising the quality bar on transportation with them. With these vessels trading in our fixed liner network in Europe next year, we will be enhancing the service to our customers with exceptional efficiency, reliability and reduced carbon footprint.”

The next milestones for TBN AUTO ENERGY are the Sea Trial and Gas Trial, where we will be witnessing her engines running on LNG fuel.
TBN AUTO ENERGY is scheduled to be delivered to UECC on 28 November 2016 in Nantong, China.

For any further information, please contact:
Mr. Bjørn Svenningsen, Head of Sales & Marketing, Oslo.
Telephone: +47 90 16 04 55 / E-mail: bsv@uecc.com

(Source: UECC Press Release: Oslo, 7/July/2016)

From 23 to 26 May 2016, NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. (NBP) and NYK Group Europe Ltd, RORO Div. (NGE RORO) participated in Breakbulk Europe 2016 in Antwerp - one of the world’s largest international events focused on traditional breakbulk logistics, heavy-lift transportation, and project cargo trade issues. The event is held annually in China, Europe, North America, Russia, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. NBP has also been a regular exhibitor in the China and North America conferences. During Breakbulk Europe 2016, 366 exhibitors and 7,620 people were recorded. This year, NBP/NGE RORO has been able to exhibit in the main hall where competitors and regular exhibitors are gathered and hundreds of customers - existing and potential- visited NBP/NGE RORO booth. It was a great opportunity to advertise our brand name in the global market, examine new trends, exchange information, increase our access to potential customers, and strengthen our ties to existing customers through face-to-face dialogues. We are already looking forward to Breakbulk Europe next year.

United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two dual fuel LNG PCTCs with 1A Super Finnish/Swedish ice class.
A formal keel laying ceremony for the first of the two vessels, TBN AUTO ECO took place at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China 15.12.2015.
The keel laying was completed according to the project plan and marks a significant milestone in the new building project.

 

 

Among the participants at the ceremony were:
UECC: Mr. Carl Fagergren (Project Manager), Mr. Jan Thore Foss (Head of Ship Management), Mr. Yoshihisa Iwai (Site Manager), Mr. Jörgen Fridh (Dept. Site Manager)
NYK: Mr. Takashi Yonezawa (Dep. Manager Ship Planning Team), Mr. Isao Ito (Group leader of LNGC Newbuildings Division)
Lloyds: Mr. Shi Xingtai (Manager of Nantong Office), Mr. Jae- Kwang (Site Surveyor)
NACKS: Mr. Chen Gong (Vice President), Mr. Shogo Matsui (Vice President), Mr. Gong Jianghua (General Manager of Quality Assurance Div.), Mr. Liu Huanming (Dep. General Manager of Production Div.)

“I am extremely proud and excited that we have fulfilled another milestone for our newbuilding TBN AUTO ECO,” said Mr. Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC. “The keel laying is an extremely crucial and important process of any new buildings and I am very appreciative of all the hard work that has been put in by our strong team, to have made this event according to our schedule. I am looking forward to see a successful construction of the most technically advanced PCTC vessel ever built,” said Mr. Edvardsen.
The next important milestone for TBN AUTO ECO is the launching, which will take place mid-April 2016.
Delivery is scheduled for end of September 2016.
For any further information, please contact:
Mr. Bjørn Svenningsen, Head of Sales & Marketing, Oslo.
Telephone: +47 90160455

United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two dual fuel LNG PCTCs with 1A Super Finnish/Swedish ice class.
A formal launching ceremony for the first of the two vessels, TBN AUTO ECO, took place at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China 14.04.2016.
The launching of TBN AUTO ECO was a huge success with the construction completed according to the project plan and leading to a significant milestone in the new building project.


The participants at the ceremony were as pictured above:
UECC: Mr. Glenn Edvardsen/CEO, Mr. Erik Jensen/COO, Mr. Thomas Thue/CFO, Mr. Jan Thore Foss/Head of Ship Management, Mr. Carl Fagergren/Project Manager
NYK: Mr. Takashi Yonezawa/NYK Line
UECC Site: Mr. Leoued Menorias/Supervisor, Mr. Ayumu Sakashita/Supervisor, Mr. Ellie Basaka/Supervisor,
Mr. Jörgen Fridh/Deputy Site Manager, Mr. Yuto Ito/Supervisor, Mr. Yoshihisa Iwai/Site Manager
Class Surveyor: Mr. Liu Kejun/Senior Surveyor, Mr. Zhuo Xing/Surveyor, Mr. Jiang Qixing/Surveyor,
Mr. Jaekwang Ahn/Project Manager
NACKS: Mr. Shogo Matsui/Vice President, Mr. Chen Gong/Vice President, Mr. Xu Wenyu/Vice President, Mr. Xu Weiming/Vice President, Mr. Masanori Mizuno/President, Mr. Takeaki Takada/Vice President

(Source: UECC Press Release)

NYK Automotive Logistics (China) Co. Ltd. (NALC), a wholly owned NYK Group company established in 2011, has established a new vehicle processing centre (VPC) that will be managed by NYK Vehicle Processing Service (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (NVPC), a joint venture (NALC 75%, Tonglit Logistics 25%) established by NALC and Taiwan-based Tonglit Logistics Co. Ltd. The new VPC will provide customers with value-added services that are in high demand in the finished vehicle logistics business in China, the world’s largest automobile market. An opening ceremony for the VPC was held on December 15.

In 2003, NYK began its finished vehicle logistics operations in China, and the company currently has finished vehicle land-transport services throughout the country, in addition to car-carrier terminal operations at the four major ports of Dalian, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. NALC handles approximately 4.5 million cars1 per year, making NALC the leading foreign-capitalized company providing finished vehicle logistics services. To meet the various needs of customers, this new VPC, which is located within 2 kilometres of a dedicated terminal for automobiles in Shanghai, will provide not only conventional services like storage, customs clearance, and PDI2 but also various value-added services such as sheeting, painting, and repairs.

In addition, to reduce the VPC’s environmental impact, solar panels are being installed on the roof by NYK Trading Corporation, an NYK Group company, and an automatic water-recycling device will filter and sterilize water used for car washes.

The NYK Group will take advantage of the creative solutions initiated in the company’s "More Than Shipping 2018" medium-term management plan, in addition to the group’s accumulated expertise and experience in finished vehicle transportation around the world, to provide higher quality services in China’s finished vehicle logistics market, where continual economic growth is expected.

14.5 million cars: the number of automobiles handled at China-based dedicated terminals and inland transportation facilities in which NYK has an ownership share

2 PDI (pre-delivery inspection): services for the inspection, repair, and supply of parts for finished vehicles prior to delivery