Deltamarin reveals future container design

Deltamarin's new design provides a container capacity of 2,322 teu in five cargo holds and on deck. Photo: Deltamarin Ltd Deltamarin's new design provides a container capacity of 2,322 teu in five cargo holds and on deck. Photo: Deltamarin Ltd
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Deltamarin has revealed the first state-of-the-art container vessel in its series, said to have been developed with flexibility in mind to meet future transportation needs.

The 188.6m A.Delta 2300 is based on extensive research and development work to provide a flexible platform for a whole series of designs which can be adapted to various customers’ requirements as a result of several optional feature studies.

Supported by AVIC Weihai Shipyard and DNV GL, Deltamarin’s new design provides a container capacity of 2,322 teu in five cargo holds and on deck. The increased cargo hold breadth is said to improve stability in the fully laden condition. Together with the ballast-free approach, Deltamarin says this results in an increased utilisation rate of around 73% (1,700 teu) of nominal container intake in the homogeneous loading condition at scantling draught carrying a 14t teu container.

“The overall efficiency and flexibility of this container vessel design provides the owners and operators with a solution for future transportation needs,” said Vesa Hamarila, sales director, Deltamarin.

A.Delta2300 allows pallet-wide container stowage as well as three tiers of high cube containers in the cargo hold without losing container slots. Additionally, a high number of reefer plugs allows smart stowage and the reduction of unnecessary container movements. Deltamarin says these features provide efficient and fluent stowage, which reduces time and costs.

The new design has also been developed to ensure low resistance combined with high propulsion efficiency. The daily main engine fuel oil consumption is decreased to 42 t/day at a 19-knot service speed resulting in superior fuel efficiency of 0.033 t/TEU/day. A strikingly low deadweight per TEU ratio of less than 16 DWT/14t TEU is therefore achieved, which is commonly gained only in larger container ships.

This efficiency decreases the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) value to approximately 37% below the IMO reference line complying with Phase 3, which enters into force in 2025.

Optional features of the A.Delta2300 include LNG readiness, a flexible number of reefer plugs, shaft generator PTO/PTI, scrubber/SCR implementation and gearless design as well as several ice classes.

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