Tsuneishi Philippines Delivers First Boxship

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 16, 2019

Image: Tsuneishi Shipbuilding

Image: Tsuneishi Shipbuilding

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has delivered its first containership newbuilding from its yard in the Cebu, the Philippines.

The Philippines yard’s first container vessel, a 1,944 teu Bangkok Max sized ship was delivered on 10 September. The Bangkok Max is the largest size of vessel that can call the port of Bangkok, and the Tsuneishi design is larger than the standard 1,800 teu capacity.

"Standard Bangkok Max carriers can generally be loaded with about 1,800 20-FT containers, but our new carrier can be loaded with 1,944 containers, one of the highest capacities among Bangkok Max carriers," the shipbuilder said.

The ship is equipped with a SOx scrubber to meet heightened SOx emission restrictions, Tsuneishi's original TOP-GR and MT-FAST energy-saving technologies to achieve high fuel efficiency performance, and a ballast water treatment system.

It also conforms to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing stipulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance crew workability and safety for container handling on the upper deck.

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