ONE Welcomes Sixth New Megaship


Major shipping line Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the successful delivery of ONE APUS, an ultra-large container vessel (ULCV) with a capacity of 14,000 TEU.

The ship, which arrived at Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation, is the sixth of seven newly built 14,000 TEU vessels to join the carrier’s fleet, following the addition of ONE GRUS in February 2019.

Decked in the signature magenta colour of ONE, APUS is equipped with safe and environmentally-friendly features such as structural arrest technology, as well as a hull form with minimized engine-room space for higher loading efficiency.

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The vessel is also fitted with the world’s first “dual rating system” technology, which connects to the main diesel engine to enable flexible operations and lower fuel consumption. The emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) will also be reduced.

The Integrated Navigation System (INS), working in conjunction with the ship’s navigation bridge, unifies the functions of several systems onboard to reduce the workload of operators.



In addition to this, the navigation bridge now includes wide window for increased visibility, aiding the view of operators during berthing and unberthing.

As part of ONE’s East Coast 4 (EC4) service, the new ship will call at ports in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Savannah.

A statement from the company read: “With the addition of ONE APUS, ONE continuously provides excellence and competitive services for all valued customers.”

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