Thursday 13th Dec, 2018

First magenta newbuild delivered for ONE

Photo: NYK
Photo: NYK

OCEAN Network Express (ONE) has announced the ONE Stork (IMO 9784788) was delivered at Kure Shipyard of the Japan Marine United Corporation

ONE Stork has a capacity for 14,000 TEU in its 18-row, 11-tier hold and on its 20-row, nine-tier deck, and its engine is equipped with a dual rating system that helps it optimise fuel consumption

The vessel is to phase in on the EC4 service run by THE Alliance (of which ONE is a part, along with Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming), with its port rotation comprising Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, New York, Norfolk,  Savannah, Charleston, New York and Singapore.

ONE CEO Jeremy Nixon said the company was “excited” to take delivery of its first new-building in the corporate colour.

“The magenta colour shows our intentional drive to do things differently and explore newness in this market,” he said.

“There is no doubt that she will be one of our most important core fleet.”

ONE Stork is flagged in Japan and will be chartered from NYK, one of the three companies that that constitute ONE’s joint-venture partners (the others being “K” Line and MOL).

The 139,500 deadweight-tonne vessel has a LOA of 364 metres, with a beam of 50.6 metres and a depth of 29.5 metres. Its full draft is 15.8 metres

As of 13 June, ONE is the sixth-largest container carrier with a capacity of 1.58m TEU, or 7.1% of global capacity, according to Alphaliner.

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