10 Very Large Container Carriers on order
Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) has signed contracts with two ship-builders (Hyundai Heavy Industries and Nihon Shipbuilding) for construction of five VLCCs each, to be delivered in 2025. The ten vessels will be added to ONE’s 203-strong fleet, with a multi-fuel approach deliberately taken to ensure the vessels will be able to utilise the best decarbonisation option available after launch. The VLCCs will be:
designed with the highest efficiency standards as well as a variety of cutting-edge technology to reduce navigational impacts to the environment and are planned for the “Ready notation” or “AiP (Approval in Principle)” of Ammonia and Methanol as fuel, Carbon Capture and Storage.Details of the new VLCCs, from ONE’s official press release, 31 May 2022
Ammonia-powered tugboat in Yokohama
From VLCCs to tugboats! NYK Line, IHI Power Systems and ClassNK have signed an MoU with the City of Yokohama to develop, deliver and fuel an ammonia-powered tugboat. The new announcement is part of a Green Innovation Fund project launched last year between NYK and IHI, and will contribute to Yokohama Port’s carbon neutrality goal. The A-Tug will be delivered in 2024.