NYK Venus

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Nyk Venus, at the Amazone harbour, Port of Rotterdam, Holland 29-Aug-2007.jpg
NYK Venus at the Port of Rotterdam
Name: NYK Venus
Operator: Venus Container Shipping SA[1]
Port of registry: Panama,  Panama
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd[1]
Yard number: 1715[1]
Completed: February 2007
In service: Ship in service [2]
General characteristics
Class and type: Container Ship[2]
Tonnage: 97,825[1]
Length: 338.17 m (1,109.5 ft)[1]
Beam: 45.60 m (149.6 ft)[1]
Draught: 14.524 m (47.65 ft)[1]
Depth: 20.14 m (66.1 ft)[1]
Installed power: 64,033kW(87,059 hp)[1]
Propulsion: 1 MAN B&W 12K98MC oil engine driving one fixed pitch propeller[1]
Speed: 24.5 knots[1]

NYK Venus is one of the largest container ships in the world. The ship is operated by the Venus Container Shipping SA .[1] The ship is capable of carrying 8,600 containers.[3]

Hull and Engine[edit]

The NYK Venus was built in ship yard 1715 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. It is a fully cellular container ship at 338 m in length and 46 m width at beam,with a capacity of 9,012 TEU including 854 refrigerated compartments.

The vessel is powered by a MAN B&W 12K98MC engine, capable of producing 64,033 kW (87,059 hp) driving 1 fixed propeller. This 2 stroke, 12 cylinder engine was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The vessel utilizes 5 auxiliary a/c generators.[1]

Nippon Yusen Kaisa "NYK"[edit]

The NYK Venus has changed owners. Their new current owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisa. Nippon Yusen Kaisa has expanded the ships carrying capacity.[4] The NYK Co manages both luxury and shipping cruises.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Register of Ships. London: Lloyd's Register. 2010. p. 313. ISBN 978-1-906313-39-5. 
  2. ^ a b "NYK VENUS". Marine Traffic. 
  3. ^ "Ships and Yacht Information". Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Japanese vessel heading for Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. 17 September 1987. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Luxury Liner Can Be Enjoyed at Budget Price". INDUSTRY. 25 February 2012. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-02-25. (Subscription required (help)).