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ONE Breaks Record For Highest Utilization of a Container Ship

MOL Tribute
MOL Tribute

By The Maritime Executive 2019-02-13 17:43:21

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has broken the last reported world record for the largest amount of cargo ever stowed – carrying over 19,100 TEU on board the MOL Tribute

Using Navis’ StowMan vessel stowage planning software to optimize the ship, the record load surpasses the record previously announced by Maersk at 19,038 TEU, achieved in August 2018.

The MOL Tribute, with a total capacity of 20,146 TEU achieved the new record on February 11, 2019. Prior to the latest achievement, ONE completed two additional record stows on board the MOL Trust and MOL Tradition in its last two calls at PSA Singapore.

“As vessel sizes increase, so too do the complexities associated with safe and effective stowage planning,” said Captain Kunihiko Nishimura, General Manager Global Vessel Operations, ONE. “With the help of Navis and PSA Singapore, we were able to accomplish a tremendous feat – not only planning, but successfully executing a vessel call with more than 19,100 containers on board.”

ONE partnered with Navis leveraging its StowMan solution on a vessel also equipped with the MACS3 loading computer for the most recent voyage. ONE was able to optimize the cargo load based on accurate vessel profile information, resulting in higher utilization and fewer restows. Navis plans to expand these results to other terminals. Currently, 50 carriers and logistics providers with approximately 3,000 users worldwide stow their vessels with StowMan.