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Published: 30 March 2017
A TRIUMPH for MOL
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd has taken delivery of the world's largest containership, MOL TRIUMPH, with an intake of 20,170 TEU, from Samsung Heavy Industries
MOL’s newest vessel is the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class container ships.
At 400m in length and 58.8m in width, MOL TRIUMPH is currently the world’s largest containership and will be deployed in THE Alliance’s FE2 Asia-Europe service.
The vessel will set off on her maiden voyage from Xingang in April and will sail to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. She will then transit through the Suez Canal and continue on to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. She will then call at Tangier and Jebel Ali on the way back to Asia.
Junichiro Ikeda, President and CEO of MOL said, “The MOL Group is honored 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.”
In line with the eco-sailing initiative of MOL, the new 20,000 TEU-class containerships are equipped with various highly advanced energy-saving technologies including low friction underwater paint, high efficiency propeller and rudder, Savor Stator as a stream fin on the hull body, and an optimized fine hull form which together can further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per container moved by about 25-30% when compared to 14,000 TEU-class containerships.
Additionally, the vessel has also been designed with the retrofit option to convert to LNG fueled ship in view of the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s new regulation to limit SOx emission in marine fuels which will come into effect in 2020.
MOL will take the delivery of the second 20,000 TEU-class vessel in May.