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 :