Newport Shipping and NSB Group announce that they have signed a co-operation agreement for the provision of maritime services and products. This latest co-operation agreement also includes NSB’s ship WIDENING design for containerships in conjunction with turnkey service provider Newport Shipping’s specialized solutions for ship repair and retrofit services.
This concept is an option for ship owners looking to expand the lifetime of their fleet and to meet the international decarbonization reduction regulations. The concept is about widening a container vessel in breadth whilst the existing main engine remains the same. Furthermore, other options are for bulbous bow optimisation and propeller retrofit.
During the WIDENING process, the amount of reefer plugs can be increased to get more flexibility in the stowage plan. NSB has already carried out three ship widening projects. The vessels were widened at the HRDD shipyard in China. The container intake grew from 4.872 TEU and 560 reefer plugs to 6.296 TEU and 1.131 reefer plugs. The three ships are in service for MSC.
Markus Thewes, Chief Commercial Officer of NSB adds:: “With this design existing vessels can reach a better environmental rating in terms of EEXI and CII. The increased container capacity is generating higher earning potential along with a higher asset value.”
Ingmar Loges, Managing Director (Hamburg), Newport Shipping comments: “Working with the Germany-based ship management group will provide opportunities for both companies allowing them to cater for a wider range of customers.”
Newport Shipping also works with leading financial sources who seek sustainable financing projects. In relation to this latest cooperation Newport Shipping will also look to obtain conditional funding approval for the retrofit programme, if applicable.