The companies have announced that they will work strategically together to develop their ship widening proposition for their customers. The NSB GROUP design will increase container capacity by up to 30% by implementing its unique widening concept, improving profit and resulting in a much better Energy Efficiency Design Index for Existing Ships (EEXI).
Newport Shipping and NSB Group are proud to 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.
Ingmar Loges, Managing Director (Hamburg), Newport Shipping comments on the latest co-operation agreement that: “Working with the Germany-based ship management group will provide opportunities for both companies allowing them to cater for a wider range of customers.”
Markus Thewes, Chief Commercial Officer of NSB comments about the ship WIDENING design and the impact that it will have on the containership market: “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.”
Newport Shipping working with leading financial sources who are looking for sustainable financing projects. In relation to this latest cooperation Newport Shipping will also look to obtain conditional funding approval for the retrofit program, if applicable.
Newport Shipping UK LLP (“Newport” or the “Company”) was established in the
UK in 2011 with vessel management, design, construction and repair experience
dating back to the 1960s. The Company is active globally with the services of drydocking, retrofit, repair and conversions with a low carbon focus in 15 yards with 38 docks capable of handling approximately 2,500 repairs annually of all vessel classes and sizes.
About the NSB GROUP
NSB GROUP is a maritime service company with headquarters in Buxtehude and locations in Singapore, on the Philippines, Korea and China. Its history goes back to 1982. In addition to traditional technical management, the services offered by the ship management company include commercial management, crew management and training, insurance services, engineering and newbuilding. In total, NSB manages a fleet of over 50 ships. NSB GROUP employs around 150 people on land and 1,700 at sea worldwide.