To find further efficiencies, CNCo is investing in new technological advancements which will result in lower fuel consumption and thus further reduction of emissions to air. Our technical fleet management team is working on the following initiatives for our eight new-building vessels which will be launched in 2020:
Above: Plumb bow and optimised stern hull form (on the left) and bulbous bow (on the right) for comparison
Above left: Twisted leading edge rudder with rudder bulb
Above right: Pre-swirl vanes / fan ducts optimised for Aft Hull Form
Further modifications leading to fuel efficiency are also being implemented during docking for our newly purchased vessel operated by Pacifica in New Zealand – MV Moana Chief:
Application of Hempel X7 and next generation X8 silicon paint for bulk carriers will significantly reduce fuel consumption and need for hull cleaning. In 2019 we used Hempel silicon paint system (Hempaguard X7) on our bulk vessel MV Eredine during dry-docking. We will also apply the newest Hempel silicon paint system Hempaguard X8 MaX for our four Chief class vessels: MV Papuan Chief, MV New Guinea Chief, MV Coral Chief and MV Highland Chief in 2020.
We are also planning to install LED lights for our entire owned fleet in 2020. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. The benefit of this greater efficiency is the significant decrease in power demand, thus using less energy and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, LED lights also have a longer working life span utilising less maintenance time for the vessel's crew. Less hazardous waste at the end of their working lives is also another benefit.
Above: MV Changsha under construction
Above: New vessel design for 4 x 2,400 TEU and 4 x 2,750 TEU vessels