m.v. NATORI

SSS-BOWED 670TEU CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2015

Large Coastal SSS-BOWed Feeder that Rewrote Common Sense

NATORI - Kyokuyo Shipyard
NATORI - Kyokuyo Shipyard
NATORI - Kyokuyo Shipyard

The container carrier NATORI, popular with many people for her charming, axolotl-like face, was born as Japan's largest coastal feeder in history.

Compared to typical 499-749 G/T class container ships most commonly used for coastal trades in Japan, NATORI can load 100% to 200% more cargo. This superior transport capacity contributes greatly to the modal shift in logistics.

And Kyokuyo's internationally patented SSS-bow (Semi-spherical Shaped bow) underscores her advanced nature. The unique hemispherical shape of the bow above the waterline reduces frontal wind resistance by 30% (design value). Together with the sophisticated lines below the waterline, the SSS-bow is not only economical but also effective in reducing GHG emissions.

Unlike conventional coastal ships, NATORI is also equipped with a number of advanced safety and environmental technologies. To name a few :

  • The engine system is monitored 24 hours a day from shore.
  • Ballast pumps are controlled via tablets connected to the WiFi network in the accommodation area and engine room.
  • High-efficiency form electric controllable pitch propeller.
  • Piping to prevent accidental loss of fuel during refueling.
  • Painting, with fuel-saving paint, conforms to the IMO PSPC which is applied only to ocean-going ships.

A bold concept that updates coastal logistics. Winner of the Ship of the Year 2015 "Small Cargo Ship Category Award" and the Japan Logistics Environment Award's "Award for Development of Technology that Reduces the Environmental Impact for Logistic Operations", Natori is not only a symbol of Kyokuyo's advanced coastal vessels, but also a flagship of Japan's coastal shipping industry.

LEADING PATICULARS

  • Coastal Container Carrier
  • NK NS* (RGCS)(CNC)(EQ C DG), MNS* M0
  • LOA x BM x DM : 136.25 x 21.0 x 9.2m
  • Biggest Coastal Container Carrier in Japan's History Japan's First
  • Loading Capacity´╝Ü670TEU
  • 100 x Reefer Plugs
  • SSS-Bow which can reduce frontal wind resistance by 30% (design value) Point
  • The First Container Ship with SSS-bow World First
  • The First Coastal Ship with SSS-bow Japan's First
  • Environmental Features, including Usage of Fuel Saving Paint
  • Advanced Engine Management System that Enables 24-hour Monitoring from Shore. Point
  • Hanshin MAN B&W 7S35MC7 5,180kW
  • Electric CPP, High-efficiency Propeller, Bow Thruster Point
  • Service Speed 16 Knots
  • Completed December 2015

PHOTO GALLERY

CONTAINER SHIP NEWS

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BORN WITH THE ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship "A ONTAKE"

NEWS 314 : OCTOBER 2023

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ON A SUNNY DAY AT THE END OF THE RAINY SEASON

Naming Ceremony for KAIFU, 1,096TEU Container Carrier

NEWS 312 : AUGUST 2023

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SEND-OFF WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CHORUS

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Carrier "A WASHIBA"

NEWS 307 : MAY 2023

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SERIES CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship A GORYU

NEWS 304 : MARCH 2023

FEATURED CONTAINER CARRIERS

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BEST-SELLER DESIGN THAT SUPPORTS LOGISTICS IN EAST ASIA

TS KOBE

1,081TEU CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2020

Straits City
COMPLETED IN 2021. STATE-OF-THE-ART JAPANMAX

STRAITS CITY

1,096TEU CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2021

Straits City
Ground-Breaking 'FULL' Reefer Container Carrier

COSCO KIKU

542TEU FULL REEFER CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2002

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CRANED FEEDER BUILT FOR UNLIMITED OPERATION

HANJIN SEMARANG

845TEU GEARED CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2008

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Large Coastal SSS-B Feeder that Rewrote Common Sense

NATORI

540TEU SSS-B CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2016

SOY - Category Winner

SSS-BOW NEWS

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BORN WITH HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS

NOGAMI, The Newest SSS-Bowed Container Carrier

NEWS 296 : SEPTEMBER 2022

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READY FOR NEXT CHALLENGE

Kyokuyo Started COnstruction of New SSS-bowed Ship for Imoto Lines

NEWS 281 : DECEMBER 2021

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MITSUI-SAN DID IT AGAIN!

Tetsuo Mitsui Received Prime Minister's Prize at the 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award

NEWS 259 : JANUARY 2020

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TETSUO MITSUI AWARDED PRIZE (AGAIN)!

2018 Commendation from the MILT Minister

NEWS 244 : SEPTEMBER 2018

FEATURED SSS-BOWED SHIPS

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FIRST SSS-BOWED CEMENT CARRIER FULL OF HIGH-TECH FEATURES

KIYOYASU MARU

12,000TDW SSS-B CEMENT CARRIER BLT 2016

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Large Coastal SSS-B Feeder that Rewrote Common Sense

NATORI

540TEU SSS-B CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2016

SOY - Category Winner
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SHIP OF THE YEAR WINNER THAT STUNNED THE INDUSTRY

CITY OF ST.PETERSBURG

2,000UNITS SSS-B PCC BUILT 2011

Ship of the Year

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SSS-BOW OR SEMI-SPHERICAL-SHAPED BOW
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KYOKUYO'S DESIGN CAPABILITIES
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ADVANCED COASTAL SHIPS
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