On June 11, a naming ceremony was held at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for a new containership that will be chartered from NYK by Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE). This vessel is the first newly built containership whose hull has been painted in ONE’s corporate color, magenta.
The ship was delivered on June 12 and is the 10th of 15 advanced 14,000 TEU containerships that NYK has ordered. The new vessel will transport containers along a route connecting Asia to the east coast of North America through the Suez Canal.
All ships in this series have been adorn with the names of birds, and like its sister ships, “ONE Stork’s” main engine is equipped with a dual rating system that allows the vessel to realize optimal fuel consumption. Optimization of fuel consumption when slow-steaming makes it possible to meet the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)** requirements. Moreover, the ship’s hull form allows for improved cargo-loading efficiency.
“ONE is excited to take delivery of first new-building containership with our new corporate colour, magenta. The magenta colour shows our intentional drive to do things differently and explore newness in this market. “, said Mr. Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer of ONE. “We are committed to continue the company’s efforts to provide higher quality and more competitive services for our customers.”
Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore-based global container shipping company that began operations on April 1 by integrating the container businesses of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.
About “ONE Stork”:
Length Overall: 364 meters
Breadth: 50.60 meters
Molded Depth: 29.50 meters
Summer Load Draft: 15.79 meters
Deadweight Tonnage: 139,335 tons
Gross Tonnage: 145,251 tons