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LNG conversion-ready containership delivered

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) has announced that the MOL Triumph containership has been delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

The vessel is the world’s largest containership, and is the first in a fleet of six 20 000 TEU-Class containerships for the company. It is 400 m long, 58.8 m wide and has a capacity of 20 170 TEU. It also features a number of fuel efficiency features, including the capability to convert to LNG fuel at a later date.

Other energy-saving features of the vessel include: low friction underwater paint; a high efficiency propeller and rudder; Savor Stator as a stream fin on the hull body; and an optimised fine hull form. Together, these features can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per container moved by approximately 25 – 30% compared to 14 000 TEU-Class vessels.

The MOL Triumph will be the first 20 000 TEU-Class containership deployed in the alliance’s Asia-to-Europe trade via the FE2 service. In April 2017, it will set off on its maiden voyage from Xingang to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. It will then transit the Suez Canal and continue its journey through Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. It will then call at Tangier and Jebel Ali en route back to Asia.

The President and CEO of MOL, Junichiro Ikeda, said: “The MOL Group is honoured to unveil this new vessel, which is the largest containership in the world. The vessel is equipped with various new sustainable technologies to provide more efficient fuel consumption and improved environmental performance."

MOL is scheduled to take delivery of the second 20 000 TEU-Class vessel in May 2017.

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