MV NYK Blue Jay

NYK Line Takes Delivery of ‘Cutting Edge’ Containership NYK Blue Jay

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March 1, 2016

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NYK Line says it has taken delivery of the “cutting edge” newbuild MV NYK Blue Jay, a uniquely-designed 14,000 TEU capacity containership that promises energy savings equivalent to that of much larger ships.

The 364-meter Blue Jay was delivered February 22nd at Japan Marine United Corporation’s shipyard in Kure, Hiroshima in Japan and will enter into service between Asia and Europe.

NYK Line says the vessel features a hull form that improves cargo-loading efficiency by minimizing engine room space. The ship’s main engine is also equipped with the world’s first (and patent pending) system featuring two completely separate power ranges optimized for higher speeds as well as slow steaming. NYK Line says the new technology results in optimized fuel consumption and energy savings equivalent to larger vessels capable of carrying 20,000 TEUs.

The NYK Blue Jay is the first of ten containerships that will be chartered by NYK Line under time charter contracts with the owner. The other nine vessels will be delivered by 2018. 

NYK Blue Jay Characteristics

  • Length Overall: 364 meters
  • Breadth: 51 meters
  • Molded Depth: 29.5 meters
  • Summer Load Draft: 15.79 meters
  • Deadweight Tonnage: 139,335 tons
  • Gross Tonnage: 144,285 tons
  • Flag: Panama
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