MOL orders six LNG-ready containerships

04 Mar 2015
MOL says the new 20,000 teu vessels will be more cost and energy efficient than the 14,000 teu types it currently operates

MOL says the new 20,000 teu vessels will be more cost and energy efficient than the 14,000 teu types it currently operates

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is expanding its fleet with six LNG-ready 20,000 teu containerships.

The 400m vessels, to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Imabari Shipbuilding, will use various advanced energy-saving technologies, which Mitsui says will further reduce fuel consumption and cost, in comparison with 14,000 teu types that it currently operates.

The vessels’ main engines are LNG-ready, meaning the fuel can be used in the future if required.

MOL’s new vessels will be launched and delivered in 2017 and will cover the Asia-Europe service.

The company has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for long-term chartering of two 20,000 teu containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

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