|Owner:||Barlett Marine Corp|
|Operator:||NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd |
|Port of registry:||Panama , Panama|
|Builder:||Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.|
|Class and type:||NK|
|Propulsion:||B&W 12 Cy.980X2,660|
The NYK Virgo is a container ship owned by the Barlett Marine Corp.
Hull and engine
The ship was built in Korea and is operated by NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd. The power this ship has is 64,033 kilowatts, and it weighs about 97,825 tons.
In 2009 NYK Virgo delivered the BBC Box back to the United Kingdom. The BBC Box was part of a news report on "globalisation and the world economy." The box was sent around the world with a GPS tracker. The box carried various cargo from Scotch whisky to cat food. The journey lasted a year and covered over 50000 miles.
Slot exchange deal
The NYK line part of GKX Service entered into an agreement with KMS Service to coordinate usage of ports in Far East-Middle East trade. The agreement will allow both companies to make port calls more efficiently.
- Lloyd's Register of Ships (2009). Register of ships. United Kingdom: Lloyd's. p. 305. ISBN -978-1-906313-28-9.
- "Mysterious Return of BBC Box". Lloyd's List. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- "Slot exchange deal in Far East-Middle East trade". The Business Times: Shipping Times. 10 July 2001. Retrieved 29 February 2012.