The first magenta containership of the Japanese merged containership business, Ocean Network Express (ONE), has been launched at Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan.
The 14,000 TEU ship is named ONE Manato and will now undergo final touches before it gets delivered in December 2018, data from VesselsValue shows.
It is the first tailor-made boxship for the company, featuring the magenta livery and ONE logo on its hull, as the current fleet is comprised of a combination of container vessels that have been serving the Japanese trio respectively.
ONE, a joint venture between Japanese carriers K Line, MOL and NYK, worth USD 3 billion, launched its container shipping business on April 1.
The JV has been described as the world’s sixth-largest container shipping line with 230 vessels in its fleet totaling 1.44 million TEUs.
The network includes a total of 85 services, calling at over 200 ports in 100 countries.
World Maritime News Staff; Video: Youtube/ONE