Singapore-headquartered container provider Ocean Community Categorical Pte. Ltd. (ONE) stated it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. for the 15-year constitution of six new extremely massive containerships (ULCS). The vessels, with capability higher than 24,000 TEU every, are stated to be the world’s largest.
The newbuilds shall be constructed by the consortium of compatriot shipyards Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Japan Marine United Company for deliberate supply in 2023 and 2024.
“This new class of ships will be a part of our core fleet and varieties a part of our ongoing technique to introduce massive, fashionable, and fuel-efficient vessels to additional strengthen our fleet competitiveness,” ONE stated in a press launch on Thursday.
At present, the world’s largest containerships—Hyundai Service provider Marine’s Algeciras class—have a most capability of barely under 24,000 TEU. The six new ULCS with capability exceeding 24,000 TEU will assist deliver economies of scale and considerably decrease carbon emissions by a state-of-the-art hull design that goals to maximise cargo consumption and decrease gasoline consumption, ONE stated. The vessels shall be outfitted with exhaust gasoline cleansing programs, also referred to as scrubbers, to satisfy Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO) emissions laws.