Kure in Hiroshima, Japan – 16th November 2018
Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (“ONE”) is pleased to announce that ONE COLUMBA, with a carrying capacity of 14,000 TEU, has been successfully delivered at Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation. The sublet owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
This is ONE’s 4th newly built 14,000TEU magenta containership delivered this year, after ONE STORK (delivery date on 12th June 2018), ONE MINATO (26th July 2018), and ONE AQUILA (7th September 2018). Currently, 3 more vessels in ONE’s order book are in the construction process and expected delivery is in 2019.
ONE COLUMBA, sister vessel of ONE STORK and ONE AQUILA, employs a hull form that optimises cargo-loading efficiency, achieved by minimising 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 significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
The navigation bridge adopted the Integrated Navigation System (INS) which consolidates functions of vessel systems to save operators workload effectively. Furthermore, a wide window is also newly employed to enable wider view for vessel operators from the wing of vessel’s bridge when berthing and unberthing for safety improvement.
She 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 at Thailand.
Vessel’s Specifications of ONE COLUMBA
ONE COLUMBA during the sea-trial. Image by Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.
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