Le Havre Port is one of the latest ports to welcome the ONE Trust container ship equipped with a revolutionary wind deflector installed on its bow.
The device has been installed at Qingdao Beihai shipyard in China during the vessel’s recent drydock.
The ONE Trust is part of the Asia-Europe Far East Loop 2 service (FE2) of THE Alliance which positions HAROPA PORT as the first continental port affected by imports and which connects Asia to the first port in France.
The handling operations were carried out at the Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP) terminal.
Previously known as MOL Trust, the ONE Trust was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2017 and is the only one of a series of six 20,170 TEU container ships to be equipped with this device.
With a market value of $143 million, according to VesselsValue, the innovative wind deflector aims to improve the ship’s aerodynamics and reduce the ship’s fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
The deflector on the ONE Trust comes as part of the company’s greater energy transition strategy by reducing its carbon footprint and to meet environmental regulations set to be enforced.
The installation was carried out at the Quindao Beihai Sjipyard in China.