The 14,000-TEU containership employs technology that facilitates flexibility in operations and boots fuel efficiency.
The new ONE Apus, a 14,000-TEU-capacity containership, stopped at GTC Bayonne May 31 on its maiden voyage.
The Port of New York and New Jersey said the 364-meter-long, 51-meter-wide ONE APUS is one of the most high-tech ships to ever enter the port.
The port authority said ONE APUS is the first ship to employ dual-rating system technology in its main diesel engine. The technology facilitates flexibility in operations and boosts fuel efficiency to help reduce greenhouse gases, it said, adding that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel efficiency are integral parts of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s clean vessel incentive program.
The program provides financial incentives to encourage operators, charters and agents of ocean-going vessels calling at port authority marine terminals to make engine, fuel and technology enhancements. The port authority said the entire ONE shipping line participates in the voluntary program.
“The arrival of ONE APUS strengthens the Port of New York and New Jersey’s connection with Asia and further contributes to a pattern of steadily rising cargo volume — cargo volume has risen every month at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2019,” the port authority said in the announcement of the ship’s call. “Improvements at the Port of New York and New Jersey, such as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge’s navigational clearance to 215 feet, have allowed more and larger ships to enter the port, resulting in record-breaking cargo volume and economic growth.”
ONE APUS is deployed on the East Coast 4 (EC4) service (Asia to U.S. East Coast) under the Transport High Efficiency Alliance (THEA), making eastbound calls at Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, New York, Norfolk, Savannah and Charleston and westbound stops at New York, Singapore and Kaohsiung.
The ship is the second delivery for ONE this year and the sixth in a series of seven newly built 14,000-TEU magenta containerships.