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UASC names LNG-ready container vessel

LNG Industry,

United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) has named its eco-efficient container vessel at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) shipyard in South Korea.


The M.V. ‘Barzan’ is part of the industry’s first LNG-ready ultra-large container vessel fleet.

With a loading capacity of 18 800 TEU, the DNV GL classed vessel is the first in a new class of ultra-large container vessels that will be the largest in UASC’s fleet to date. Preliminary calculations indicate an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) value that is close to 50% below the 2025 limit set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).


Jørn Hinge, President and CEO of UASC

“We understand that providing environmentally friendly transport solutions and recognising environmental initiatives around the globe are no longer a choice; they are a necessity for both our organisation and our customers.

M.V. ‘Barzan’ and the 18 800 TEU fleet will complement the 15 000 TEU fleet, being gradually delivered since November 2014 and operating on the Asia-Europe trades as part of the Ocean 3 services. There, Barzan will deliver the industry’s lowest per-container levels of CO2 output.

“We are increasingly servicing environmentally aware customers across the globe. We push the boundaries of eco-efficiency standards to ultimately ensure that our customers can achieve higher levels of environmental sustainability.”

G. J. Ha, President and CEO of HSHI

“The M.V. ‘Barzan’ is equipped with an eco-friendly system incorporating state-of-the-art technologies to meet the reinforced maritime regulations and provide UASC with a competitive advantage. I am certain this vessel will further promote UASC’s and its alliance partner’s business competitiveness, and our own reputation as builders, thereby paving the way for a closer relationship between UASC and Hyundai Heavy Industries Group.”


UASC’s eleven newbuild 15 000 TEU and six 18 800 TEU vessels are scheduled to be fully delivered by 2016.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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