Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Line has taken delivery of a new woodchip carrier called Stellar Harmony from Imabari Shipbuilding Group member Iwagi Zosen.

Under a long-term contract between NYK and Marusumi Paper, the new vessel will be used to ship wood chips from New Zealand, Australia, North America and South America. South.

Stellar Harmony includes hybrid fins and hybrid fins in addition to an eco-friendly main motor with specifications to improve fuel efficiency during low load operation.

The vessel will also be used to pump seawater along its routes to collect microplastics floating in the ocean.

The Chiba Institute of Technology will analyze the collected microplastics and use them for research to clarify the actual distribution of microplastics in the ocean.

The carrier is approximately 199.9m long and 32.24m wide, with a deadweight tonnage of 49,506 metric tons.

Additionally, the ship has a tank capacity of approximately 3,600,000 feet3.

Additionally, NYK has invested in Sustainable Energy which operates an energy supply business using unused resources including flammable waste generated in cities.

An integrated power generation system based on subcritical water and organic waste (ISOP system) has been developed by Sustainable Energy.

It is used for the decomposition of organic substances using subcritical water treatment technology and to generate green energy products such as biofuels.

The investment enables NYK to begin joint studies on converting organic waste such as garbage and sludge generated on ships into fuel using the ISOP system.

It also allows NYK to focus on commercializing ISOP technology and decarbonizing ships by using energy feedstocks as fuel for ships.