13 June 2018
Ocean Network Express (ONE) has taken delivery of ONE Stork, its first magenta-colored newbuilding containership with a carrying capacity of 14,000 TEU.
The ship was delivered at Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation. The sublet owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line).
The 139,500 dwt ONE Stork features a length of 364 meters and a width of 50.6 meters. In addition, it has a market value of USD 94.72 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.
Flying the flag of Japan, the newbuild employs a hull form that allows improved cargo-loading efficiency achieved by minimized engine-room space. Moreover, the vessel applies the duel system in its main engine which is capable to choose two other output ranges (high and low) that allows flexible operation and improved fuel consumption rate, resulting in a significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, the company explained.
ONE Stork will phase in THE Alliance’s Asia to North America (East Coast) EC4 service with its port rotation Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, New York, and Singapore.
“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,” Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer of ONE, commented.
ONE is a joint venture of Japanese shipping companies Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. It commenced operations in April this year.