Singapore-based container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has taken delivery of ONE Columba, a 14,000 TEU containership newbuilding.
The 138,611 dwt ship was delivered to ONE by Kure Shipyard, part of Japan Marine United Corporation.
Featuring a length of 364.15 meters and a width of 50.6 meters, the Panama-flagged boxship is owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK).
This is ONE’s fourth newly built 14,000 TEU magenta containership received this year, following the deliveries of ONE Stork, ONE Minato and ONE Aquila. Currently, three more ONE vessels are under construction, all of them slated for delivery in 2019.
According to the company, ONE Columba employs a hull form that optimizes cargo-loading efficiency, achieved by minimizing engine-room space. The vessel is also equipped with dual system application in its main engine, capable of adopting either high or low output ranges, allowing operational flexibility and improved fuel-consumption rate, resulting in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
As informed, the ship will phase in THE Alliance’s Asia to Europe, Far East Europe 5 (FE5) service, with its port rotation Leam Chabang, Cai Mep, Singapore, Colombo, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Suez Canal, Jeddah, Colombo, Singapore and Laem Chabang. This is the largest containership to ever call Leam Chabang to meet the demand of economic growth in Thailand, NYK said.