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Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) recently announced that the
company has formed the concept for its next-generation
vessels, which will be technically practical in the near future,
by building on and refining technologies it has already
developed and adopted.
The first is a next-generation, environment-friendly car
carrier, though MOL is continuing to work on concepts for other
next-generation vessels such as ferries, bulkers, tankers, and
containerships. The overall project will help the company stay
in the vanguard of technological developments in the global
ocean shipping industry, MOL reports.
MOL named the first concept "Car Carrier ISHIN-1", which
stands for "Innovations in Sustainability backed by Historically
proven, INtegrated technologies." The new design's main
• Achieving zero CO2 emissions while in port and during
loading and unloading. This is achieved by further developing
the use of renewable energy for conventional car carriers.
The design realizes the zero emission goal by adopting
large-capacity solar-power panels and rechargeable batteries;
• Reducing CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent while under way;
• Adopting multiple new technologies to greatly reduce the
vessel's burden on the environment.
MOL notes that in the current design the ship achieves a 41
percent reduction while under way, in comparison (per unit) to
conventional vessels (for example, a PCTC with a capacity of
6,400 standard passenger cars). When the need for larger vessels
arises in the future, CO2 emissions can be reduced to 50 percent
on that assumption.
MOL Completes concept for series of new-generation vessels
The new MOL "ISHIN-1" design aims for zero CO2 emissions in port and up
to 50 percent reduced emissions under way
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been appointed by Toyofuji as
its agent for vessels calling at the port of Hong Kong and to
oversee the discharge and loading of the cargo in the port.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service, one of the world's leading maritime
service networks, will provide full ships agency services including
Toyofuji Shipping Company, established in 1964, is a leading
Ro-Ro vessel operator involved in the transportation of cars for
Toyota Motor Corporation. The first vessel from Toyofuji
Shipping Company to be attended by Wilhelmsen Ships Service
called at Modern Terminals at the end of August. It is expected
that between four and six Toyofuji vessels will be calling at Hong
Kong Port each month.
Two of the representatives of Toyofuji Shipping, Seiichi
Sawada and Alex Fujioka will be based at Wilhelmsen Ships
Service's Kwun Tong office to ensure close liaison between the
The General Manager of Wilhelmsen Ship Service's Hong
Kong office, Gur-Prasad Kohli, commented: "We gained this
contract as a direct result of the professionalism shown by our
operations team when we attended the Ro-Ro vessels from
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and EUKOR.
"The team at the Hong Kong office, including Raymond Lo
and Bengt Claesson, were instrumental in arranging terminal
operations to the customer's satisfaction," he added.
Toyofuji Shipping Company is the sole marine transport
provider to the Toyota Group on both domestic and
international Routes. Transporting Toyota cars, the company
operates seven vessels on its domestic fleet and fourteen vessels
on international routes. It also operates terminals in Japan for the
import and export of cars.
Wilhelmsen Ships Ser vice to ser vice Toyofuji Car Carriers in Hong Kong
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