Introducing the CIP6300: Future-fuel-ready General Cargo Vessel

In the world of maritime design and innovation, Conoship International has once again raised the bar with its latest creation: the CIP6300 General Cargo Vessel. This forward-thinking vessel is not just a testament to cutting-edge engineering but also a symbol of environmental responsibility and adaptability.

Fuel Flexibility Redefined
At the heart of this vessel’s design philosophy lies an unwavering commitment to fuel efficiency and sustainability. Equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system, the CIP6300 boasts a large propeller diameter, a key element in ensuring optimal propulsion efficiency. The vessel’s optimised hull lines further contribute to its exceptional fuel economy, a crucial factor in today’s eco-conscious shipping industry.
One notable feature that sets this vessel apart is its compatibility with wind-assisted propulsion—a recommendation that aligns seamlessly with the vessel’s green agenda. Embracing wind-assisted propulsion underscores the commitment to reducing carbon emissions and minimising the vessel’s ecological footprint.

Environmental Prowess
Following in the footsteps of Conoship International’s successful CIP3600 and CIP3800 models, the CIP6300 is an example of an environmentally friendly cargo vessel designed with the future in mind. The diesel-electric propulsion system, combined with the vessel’s thoughtful engineering, ensures the lowest possible fuel consumption, reducing not only operational costs but also greenhouse gas emissions.

Versatility in Cargo Handling
The CIP6300 design doesn’t just prioritise sustainability—it also emphasises versatility. With a single, spacious cargo hold boasting high cubic capacity, this vessel is well-equipped to handle a diverse range of cargo, whether heavy or light. This flexibility is a testament to Conoship International’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of the maritime industry.

Adaptive Fuel Options
Perhaps one of the most groundbreaking aspects of this vessel is its adaptability in fuel selection. The well-thought-out design allows for the possibility of changing the type of fuel in the future without the need for a radical and costly conversion. This feature is especially important as the industry transitions towards cleaner, alternative fuels. The CIP6300 ensures that vessel owners can stay ahead of environmental regulations without major disruptions to their operations.

For example, take off the generators and replace them with a methanol power generator set and then put in methanol tanks as well, or take them off completely and put on liquid hydrogen tanks and fuel cells. All these redesign possibilities were taken into account from the beginning of the conceptual design process.”

Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis, Managing Director at Conoship International

CIP6300 - CIP-Series

Advantages of a Standard Vessel

The emphasis of the CIP series is on providing value for money to the customer with optimum time and cost without compromising quality, and specifications. The beauty of Conoship’s approach lies in its flexibility, as it offers customers the opportunity to build their vessels in a shipyard of their choice. A switch of fuel type to future fuels such as liquid hydrogen or ammonia is facilitated by smart arrangement design, where the requirements of the future fuels have been considered from the beginning of the conceptual design process.

The fuel consumption of the vessels in the CIP-series will be best in class, with its well-thought-out diesel-electric propulsion system, enlarged propeller and optimised hull lines. To further improve its performance, the design is ready for wind-assisted propulsion, which would reduce fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions by about 10%, depending on the sailing route.

Options - CIP-SeriesValue for money
By designing and building for a specific market and standardising certain ship types, product innovations can be introduced more easily and with less risk. So, investing in a standard design has financial benefits as the design package is more affordable.

Reduced delivery time
Standardisation of the design speeds up the delivery time, which is reduced for up to one year. Opting for a standard design of the CIP series reduces the delivery time for you, the customer because the design and processes have already been prepared.

Flexible supply chain
As a customer, you always have the option of having Conoship’s standard design ship built at a shipyard of your choice. This level of customisation allows our customers to realise their maritime visions while tailoring every aspect of the shipbuilding process to their specific requirements. Conoship facilitates seamless collaboration between the customer and the chosen shipyard, resulting in the construction of vessels that optimise excellence.

Propulsion and Tank Capacity
The vessel is powered by four gensets and two electric motors, ensuring smooth and efficient propulsion. A 350 bkW bow thruster enhances manoeuvrability.

Cargo Hold Details
The spacious cargo hold measures 66.66 meters in length, 13.15 meters in breadth, and 10.60 meters in height. With a tanktop load of 15 t/m², it can accommodate a remarkable 317.000 cubic feet of cargo.

Technical Specifications
To put it all into perspective, here are the key technical specifications of the CIP6300 General Cargo Vessel:

Length overall: 99.99 meters
Breadth molded: 15.85 meters
Depth to main deck: 8.80 meters
Deadweight: 6375 tons
Gross Tonnage: 4657
Cargo hold capacity: 8978 m³ or 317055 ft³
Service speed: 10.00 knots

Fuel consumption at Trial condition including hotel load and design draught

Fuel consumption at Trial condition including hotel load and design draught

In conclusion, the CIP6300 is a testament to Conoship International’s commitment to sustainable, adaptable, and efficient maritime solutions. Its design combines innovation, versatility, and environmental responsibility, setting a new standard for the future of cargo transportation on the high seas. As the shipping industry evolves, vessels like the CIP6300 are poised to lead the way towards a greener and more efficient future. Get to know more about the CIP-Series.