Reederei NSB retrofits ships in new energy project

Major German container operator Reederei NSB has launched a new concept in which capacity on several of the company's container ships will be expanded by more than 20 percent to ensure that the ships remain competitive in the tough market.

A new concept will provide the large German container carrier Reederei NSB a competitive fleet in the tough market for Panamax vessels. The project will increase the ships' capacity by more than 20 percent while also ensuring that the ships comply with the IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for more energy efficient vessels on par with newbuildings, says Reederei NSB in a statement.

The first ship from an initial round of three vessels, MSC Geneva of 4,860 teu, is currently docked at Chinese shipyard HRDD, which will handle the retrofitting, a process that will take around four months, after which the ship will be able to carry more than 6,300 teu. In addition to the technical aspect, Reederei NSB will be also be responsible for support relating to the project. The company began work on the project as early as the summer of 2013 in collaboration with engineering firm Technologi, and together the two partners analyzed the possibilities from a technological and financial perspective.

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