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NYK takes delivery of New Panamax 7,000 Car Carrier Series.

On May 27th 2014 NYK welcomed m/v Aries Leader to their fleet, the very first post-Panamax car carrier to be delivered in Japan. This new style vessel showcases all the latest energy saving technologies and has an increased car capacity of 7,000 units. The vessels hull, traditionally painted with blue stripes, has been changed to green for the first time to highlight NYK's environmental flagship vessel.

Design Concept:

  • New Panamax Design (width 35.80m, length 199,98m, draft 37.70m & total car capacity 7,000 units)
  • Optimal design for loading different cargo mix (ie, cars, trucks and high heavy)
  • New energy saving environmental technology (under hull air lubrication system, hybrid turbocharger, electronically controlled engine & the use of water-emulsified fuel in the boiler)
  • Improved safety onboard cargo decks (anti-skid treatment on decks)
  • Intelligent navigation system
  • Improved accommodation for ship's crew (modern Japanese style).



New Energy Saving Environmental Technology:

  • The patented Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), reduces frictional resistance between the ship's hull and seawater by generating air bubbles at the bottom of the vessel. This innovative technology will assist in reducing CO2 emissions (by approx 13%) from the vessel to reduce the negative impact on the environment. MALS was installed on two module carriers in 2010 and is the world's first application of an air-blower air lubrication system in ocean going vessels.


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Spacious and Modern Accommodation:

Aries Leader will also provide new modern Japanese style interior with spacious accommodation for the Ship's crew and visitors in Port.