concept ship of the future, the NYK super eco ship 2030 won the japan good design award 09. organized by the japan industrial design promotion organization. a model of NYK super eco ship 2030 and a video about it was displayed at the good design exhibition at design hub in tokyo midtown, during the tokyo design week 09.

NYK super eco ship 2030, designed by keiko kosugi, NYK Line

NYK super eco ship 2030

while ships are the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation, increases in international trade due to the growth of the world economy have led to concerns about carbon-dioxide emissions resulting from the increase in the number of ships worldwide. ships need to incorporate further environmental technologies to continue their environmentally friendly presence capable of contributing to the world’s economy. this ship differs from traditional craft in that it has reduced the amount of energy needed to propel it by reducing vessel weight and drag and employs environmental technologies thought to be important to the future, such as energy conversion using fuel cells, maximal use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, and navigational improvements. in these ways, it is a container vessel of the future, reducing carbon-dioxide emissions by 69 percent.

NYK super eco ship 2030 interior of ship consists of trees

NYK super eco ship 2030

NYK super eco ship 2030

the good design awards, organized by the japan industrial design promotion organization (JIDPO), is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design. the JIDPO was established in 1957 by the then ministry of international trade and industry (the current ministry of economy, trade and industry). since then, the good design award has been given for outstanding designs for more than 50 years in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development. approximately 35,000 good design awards have been given in continuing these efforts.

NYK super eco ship 2030 – data

length over all: 352 meters length between perpendiculars: 343 meters breadth at waterline: 43 meters maximum breadth: 54.6 meters height to main deck: 24 meters design draught: 11.5 meters maximum draught: 13 meters air draft: 43.5 meters air draft with sails: 78 meters hull: double hull hull girder: closed cargo capacity: 8000 TEU fuel: 2000 tonnes deadweight: 70 000 tonnes loading: self loading from holds propulsion power: 44 000kw power plant: combined fuel cell and solar cell propeller: twin screw contra rotating propellers power generation from renewable sources: solar cell area ( 31 000sqm) sail area (4000 sqm)