Transportation / Mobility

April 17, 2012


Nissan Introduces Energy Efficient Coastal Car Carrier

Keywords: Environmental Technology Manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

On January 30, 2012, Nissan Motor Co. introduced to the press its energy efficient coastal car carrier called "Nichio Maru" that will be used for the marine transport of for completed vehicles and parts. The carrier weighs 11,400 tons and is 170 meters long, and can carry a maximum load of 1,380 vehicles. As its most distinctive feature, it is the first coastal vessel equipped with 281 photovoltaic solar panels and will be using solar power to supply electricity to the living quarters of crew members.

In addition, the company has devised various ways to save energy, such as equipping the vessel with an electronically-controlled marine diesel engine, LED lighting for the entire ship, as well as the latest low friction coating and energy saving devices. The Nichio Maru will reduce its annual CO2 emissions approximately 18 percent or 4,200 tons, compared to conventional vessels of the same type.

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Posted: 2012/04/17 06:00:15 AM



Nissan Introduces Energy Efficient Car Carrier to Japan Shipping Route