UASC Umm Qasr Named ‘Green Ship of the Year’

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April 22, 2015

UASC Umm Qasr (Photo: Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries)

UASC Umm Qasr (Photo: Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries)

The 9,000 TEU containership UASC Umm Qasr was designated “Green Ship of the Year” by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.
Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), a shipbuilding affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the containership, which measures 300 m in length, 24.8 m in height and 48.2 m in width, was delivered to Singapore-based Asiatic Lloyd on July 31, 2014 and is currently chartered to Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). 
The containership features an electronically-controlled main engine, a ballast water treatment system and AMP (Alternative Maritime Power) system. The main engine maximizes fuel efficiency and reduces noise, vibrations and carbon emissions by automatically controlling fuel consumption depending on sailing speed and sea conditions, the builder said. The ballast water treatment system installed on UASC Umm Qasr can purify seawater in its ballast tank by filtering and sterilizing bacteria and plankton. Moreover, the AMP system on the vessel enables it to utilize the shoreside electric power, thereby reducing harmful emissions while at berth.
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