Tsuneishi Ship Building delivers its first 1900 TEU container carrier to Bangkok
The first ship of the new-model 1,900 TEU container carrier was delivered by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. It is one of the largest container load capacity as a Bangkok Max — at TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (THI) in the Philippines on September 10.
Even after the restrictions relating to the size of the ships that are permitted to enter Thailand’s Bangkok Port, the THI managed to maximize the load capacity by creatively placing cargo holds and fittings. The standard Bangkok carriers have a capacity of about 1800 20-FT containers. However, the new carrier can be loaded with 1944 containers.
To meet the increasing SOx emission restrictions, the ship has SOx scrubber. To have high fuel efficiency performance, they have used their original energy-saving technologies. It also has a ballast water treatment system. The carrier also conforms to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing stipulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). These ensure the enhancement of the workability of the crew and the safety for container handling on the upper deck.
Until now the THI had been mainly engaged in the construction of bulk carriers. That is why they sent several employees ranging from general managers and other executives to frontline technicians to TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc. (TZS. It has experience in building and delivering approximately twenty container carriers (1,020 TEU and 2,800 TEU) in recent years. Technology advisors from TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING also provided support during construction. Thus, the Philippines, Japan, and China combined their different fields of expertise to achieve the ship’s high quality and the solid production process.
PR Reference: Tsuneishi Shipbuilding