The car carrier Tonsberg is one of the largest and most impressive vessels of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines. The ship is really interesting carrying the award for Ro/Ro ship of the year 2011. The great achievement of the marine engineers to create powerful and extremely strong vessel, which has optimized cargo space and low fuel consumption is really amazing and absolutely deserves admirations. The car carrier Tonsberg is the largest RO/RO cargo ship for large and heavy cargoes, such as plant modules, construction machinery, railcars, heavy trucks and etc. Definitely such vessel is in need of strong construction and powerful engineering. The car carrier Tonsberg has overall length of 250.00 m and beam of 32.26 m. The depth of the ship is 33.22 m and the summer draft, when fully loaded is 11.00 m. The RO/RO ship has deadweight of 41,820 DWT and gross tonnage of 74,622 GRT. The cargo space of the car carrier is consisted of nine cargo decks, with total area of 50,335 square meters with 31,250 square meters capable for heavy cargoes.
Category: Car Carriers
The cargo ship Morning Calm is a car and truck carrier, which was built in 2004 in the shipyard of Stocznia Gdynia S.A., Poland. The ship is owned by the Israeli company of Ray Shipping, operated by Stamco Shipmanagement and managed by Eukor Car Carriers Inc. The car carrier has overall length of 199.90 meters, beam of 32.28 meters and maximum summer draft of 9.10 meters. The deadweight of the cargo ship Morning Calm is 21,005 metric tons, the gross tonnage is 57,692 gross tons and the net tonnage is 21,037 net tons. The cargo ships from this class are middle size car carriers, but however the capacity of Morning Calm is quite large, because the cargo spaces are optimized. The ship has 12 cargo decks and capacity for 6,600 cars, or with other words the cargo space is 54,500 square meters. This is really large space for ship with such size and definitely describes the quality of building of the vessel. Morning Calm is really quality and profitable ship, which is built according to latest requirements of IMO and maintained with good condition.
Bishu Highway is one of the newest and most modern car carriers in the fleet of Japanese company K-Line – Kawasali Kisen Kaisha Line. The ship is impressive with engineering, technology and size. Bishu Highway is single hull ship, which was completed in 2009 in the shipyard of Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co Ltd. The cargo vessel has overall length of 199.94 meters, while the length between perpendiculars is 194.20 meters. The moulded beam of the car carrier is 32.32 meters and the depth is 20.36 meters. The maximum summer draft, which the ship can reach, when is fully loaded is 9.83 meters. The cargo ship Bishu Highway has deadweight of 17,649 metric tons, gross tonnage of 56,978 gross tons and net tonnage of 19,665 net tons. Definitely the size of the Ro-Ro ship is impressive and the new and modern technology used in heavy ship engineering is making the vessel profitable and highly environmental. The engine uses the most modern equipment, which decreases hardly the CO2 emissions and the fuel consumption, amking the ship environmental and profitable for the operator.
Oberon is car carrier property of Wallenius Lines, which is the company owning one of the largest fleets of the world. The ships of the company are large and high quality, having large number of innovations and modern equipment. Of course the ship Oberon is not moving away from the standard. Motor vessel Oberon has overall length of 231.60 meters, while the length between perpendiculars is 219.30 meters. The car carrier has beam of 32.26 meters, air draft of 51.96 meters and height to upper deck of 34.70 meters. The ship Oberon is quite large having capacity for 8,000 cars or combination of 3,484 cars and 466 buses or heavy vehicles. The ship has draft 11.30 meters, fully loaded with cargo. These measurements of the ship Oberon are giving deadweight of 30.134 metric tons, while the gross tonnage is 71,673 gross tons and net tonnage is 33,513 net tons. Definitely the car carrier Oberon and her sister ship Aniara are the largest car carriers of the world, having not only the largest capacity, but also largest measurements.
M/v Fidelio is part of the family of Wallenius Lines, owning the largest car carriers of the world and having one of the largest fleets. The ship is having capacity for 8,000 cars or combination of 3,484 cars and 468 buses or heavy vehicles. The car carrier m/v Fidelio is sister-ship of m/v Faust, which we already mentioned in our reviews. The ship has overall length of 227.80 meters and moulded beam of 32.26 meters. The air draft of m/v Fidelio is 51.98 meters and maximum summer draft is 11.30 meters. The ship is having 13 cars decks, 5 from which are movable. The cargo volume capacity of the car carrier is 67,300 cubic meters and these measurements are giving to the vessel deadweight of 30,137 metric tons. The car carrier has gross tonnage of 71,583 gross tons and net tonnage of 33,546 net tons. The ship can be loaded from two points on the stern deck and starboard deck. The both decks are having height of 6.50 meters and width of 9.50 meters, with capacity of 260 tons.
One of the most discussed car carriers last days was Asian Glory, which was hijacked by pirates around the shores of Somalia. The ships sailing in the location are often victim of attacks, in spite of the strong military ships in the vicinity. The Asian Glory is car carrier built in 1994 and sailing for the fleet of Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd. The ship has overall length of 184.07 meters and a beam of 30.60 meters. The Asian Glory has moulded depth of 31.86 meters and summer draft of 8.82 meters. These measurements are giving for the vessel large cargo space and capacity for 4,363 units. The car carrier has summer deadweight of 13,363 metric tons and displacement of 27,739 metric tons. The Asian Glory is quite large vessel with gross tonnage of 44,818 gross tons and net tonnage of 13,445 net tons. The TPC value of the ship is 44.770 metric tons and we already discussed the importance of this number.
One of the newest and most modern car carriers is Brasilia Highway. The Ro-Ro vessel was built in 2009 in Marugame Shipyard from the famous builder – Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd. The vessel is quite modern and very large having capacity for 6,237 units. The ship has overall length of 199.97 meters, while the length between perpendiculars is 192.00 meters. The value is quite important for navigation and ship handling. The beam of Brasilia Highway is 32.26 meters and the depth of the vessel is 34.48 meters. While the ship is fully loaded the draft can reach 10.00 meters. The deadweight of the ship is 18,793 metric tons and the gross tonnage is 59,440 gross tons. The ship is modern, large and very reliable. The ship has main engine Kobe Diesel-MITSUBISHI B&W 8UEC60LSII, which is high economy and very high power. The engine has total output power of 13,260 kW at 100 rpm, which is enough for service speed of 20.0 knots.
Definitely talking about innovations in ship-building we should mention the car carrier Auriga Leader. The ship was finished at the end of 2008 year by the Asian ship-builder Nippon Yusen K.K. but yesterday was launched by the ship-operator NYK Line. The car carrier has 200.00 meters length and beam of 32.26 meters. The depth of the ship is 34.52 meters and while fully loaded the ship has draft of 9.70 meters. The car carrier Auriga Leader is really not so large ship, but new, modern and so much innovated. The feature, which got our attention was integrated 328 solar panels on board, which will give about 10% from the power of the cargo vessel. The ship has deadweight of 18,758 metric tons and gross tonnage of 60,213 gross tons. The cargo capacity of the car carrier is 6,400 units. The ship was designed and built in Kobe Shipyard in Japan, which is high prove for quality of the ship and materials used.
One of the newest Japan ships definitely is Michigan Highway. The cargo ship was finished in 2008 in the ship-yard of Toyohashi Shipbuilding in Japan. This is one of the highest quality ship-yard of the world, which created some of the best car carriers, sailing nowadays. The ship is single hull vessel with overall length of 199.94 meters, while the length between perpendiculars of the vessel is 190.00 meters. The vessel has moulded beam of 32.25 meters and depth of 34.20 meters. The draft while the car carrier Michigan Highway is fully loaded can reach up to 8.50 meters. These measurements are giving large cargo capacity of the vessel, and the net tonnage of 18,800 net tons. This cargo ship is really large and has deadweight of 17,673 metric tons and gross tonnage of 36,408 gross tons. The ship is new, modern, innovative and profitable.
The car and vehicle carrier Positive Leader is one of the newest and most modern vessels of Oceanic Trader S.A. The cargo ships from this type are carrying thousands of cars with one voyage, making the trade between Asia and Europe faster. The car carrier Positive Leader was built in Shimonoseki Shipyard and Machinery Works in 2006 by the one of the most known ship-builders – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. This is high prove for the words that this ship is among the most modern and most beautiful car carriers of the world. The ship has overall length of 180.00 meters, while the length between perpendiculars is 171.70 meters. The beam of the car carrier is 30.00 meters, while the depth is 30.94 meters. This should not be strange because of the high freeboard of such vessels. The draft of Positive Leader is 8.20 meters, when the ship is fully loaded. The cargo vessel has deadweight of 10,862 metric tons, while the gross tonnage is 43,810 gross tons.