NOL Names Its Largest Container Ship

Press Release
Thursday, April 04, 2013
APL Temasek Naming Ceremony: Photo credit NOL

The 14,000-TEU container ship was named 'APL Temasek' by Mrs Mary Tan, wife of the Republic’s President at a Singapore ceremony.

APL Temasek
is the first in a series of ten 14,000-TEU vessels on order by the Singapore-based shipping and logistics group. She is also the largest container ship to be registered in Singapore.

“Today, we celebrate a landmark in NOL’s history,” said NOL Group Chairman Mr Kwa Chong Seng. “We are modernizing our fleet, improving our cost structure, and investing in the future. To compete successfully in today’s marketplace, we must ensure that we have the most competitive product with the latest technology, design and sustainability features.”

The delivery of NOL’s first 14,000-TEU ship comes on the heels of ten new 10,000-TEU ships which joined the fleet between 2011 and 2012. These newbuildings are part of a US$4 billion fleet renewal programme aimed at improving NOL’s slot cost. They are replacing older, less efficient ships that are either sold or returned to charter owners.

The 14,000-TEU series of ships feature several innovations that improve operational efficiency.  For example, its S-type long-stroke main engine is equipped with electronic fuel injection which is optimised to operate at various loads efficiently.

In addition, its specially designed bow and broader hull form improve operating efficiency at various speeds, especially for slow steaming. NOL estimates that with the new design, it is able to improve fuel efficiency by about 20% to 30% per TEU for a speed range of 15-18 knots, compared to previous designs.

The new vessel's fuel efficiency, measured by the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), is certified to be 33% better than guidelines set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 

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