ONE’s First Magenta Container Ship Calls at Yantian
The first magenta container ship operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE) arrived at the Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) in China on May 24.
The 8,560-TEUs vessel named One Commitment sails the alliance's Asia to North America PN2 service. She started her maiden voyage from Singapore on May 15 and had already called at Laem Chabang, Cai Mep and Kaohsiung before arriving at the Port of Yantian. She will continue her journey to Tacoma and Vancouver. When returning to Asia, she will call at Ports of Tokyo, Kobe, Kaohsiung and Singapore. The PN2 provides an eastbound service form South East Asia, South China, Taiwan to the Pacific Northwest, and a westbound service from Pacific Northwest to Japan, Taiwan and Singapore.
The alliance commenced operation on April 1, and the total investment made by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) was $3 billion with K Line contributing 31 percent, MOL contributing 31 percent and NYK contributing 38 percent.
The alliance will operate around 230 vessels with a total capacity of 1.44 million TEUs. The vessels will operate on 85 services, calling at over 200 ports in 100 countries.
ONE has launched its first magenta newbuilding, the 14,000-TEU ONE Minato from Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan in April.