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.
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.