The container ship Helsinki Bridge is one of the largest vessel, owned by the Japanese company K Line. The ship was built in 2012 in Imabaru Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Kure, Japan. The ship was created according to the latest standards of IMO for safety and stability, but also introducing a lot of modern technologies for fuel efficiency. Helsinki Bridge ship is large class container carrier, which has capacity for 8,600 TEU. The length of the container ship is 334.55 m, while the moulded beam is 45.60 m and the summer draft is 24.40 m. The maximum summer draft of the ship, when fully loaded is 14.00 m. The dimensions of the vessel are impressive, but the tonnage is really larger. The summer deadweight of the ship is 106,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 96,801 GRT. The container vessel has improved cargo space, which should provide better efficiency and higher profitability. On course according to the latest trends in maritime transport, the ship is equipped with 800 plugs for reefer containers. This is quite important for every cargo ship, operating on trans-ocean voyages. The demands of transporting reefer containers made highly profitable the installation of such equipment of board
The engineering of the container ship Helsinki Bridge is also meeting the most modern technology innovations and the latest standards of IMO. The main engine is MAN B&W 9K98ME Mark VI, which has total output power of 69,008 hp at 94 rpm. The container ship modern fuel injection system, which electronically control the main engine and the fuel consumption according to the the company requirements to make the ship more profitable. On board of the container vessel Helsinki Bridge are installed the latest technologies in exhaust gas controlling. The ship is designed according to the IMO’s forthcoming Tier III NOx emission, by using Exhaust Gas Recirculation System. This is the first generation of such kind of system, which combines CFD analysis, walkthrough simulation and 3DFEM ship-model analysis. In any case the ship is designed to be effective and more environmental. The modern systems introduced by the Imabaru Heavy Industries are making the vessel a pattern for the future shipbuilding and marine engineering.
The container ship Helsinki Bridge is operating under the flag of Panama. The vessel has IMO number 9588081, MMSI 373119000 and call sign 3FIW4.
L x B x D x d: 334.55m x 45.60m x 24.40m x 14.50m
DWT/GT: 106,000 / 96,801
Capacity: 8,600 TEU
Main Engine: MAN B&W 9K98ME Mark VI
Power: 69,008 hp at 94 rpm
Shipyard: Imabaru Heavy Industries