The first pink ship belonging to freshly-minted Japanese shipping group Ocean Network Express sailed through Puget Sound on Wednesday on its way to the Port of Tacoma in Washington, marking ONE’s North American debut.
The 2013-built containership was recently rebranded to ONE’s unique ‘magenta’ color scheme.
Ocean Network Express, or ONE, was formed in 2017 through the combination of Japan’s three biggest container shipping lines, NYK Line, “K” Line and MOL.
The new company kicked off operations on April 1, 2018, as the world’s sixth largest container shipping company controlling a fleet of about 240 vessels and a combined capacity of 1,440,000 TEU.
ONE Commitment is operated on THE Alliance’s Asia to North America PN2 service. She started her voyage on May 15 in Singapore, with calls in Laem Chabang (Thailand), Cai Mep (Vietnam) and Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Yantian (China) and now the Husky Terminal in Tacoma. Next, ONE Commitment will head to Vancouver before returning to Asia to call at Japanese ports of Tokyo, Kobe, Kaohsiung and finally Singapore.
ONE also has seven 14,000 teu newbuild containerships planned for delivery this year.
More photos of ONE Commitment’s arrival were posted by the NW Seaport Alliance:
ONE Commitment arrived at Husky Terminal in Tacoma today. The magenta vessel is @OceanNetworkExp’s first rebranded ship to call a North American port. ONE, created from merger of #Japan’s 3 largest carriers NYK Line, “K” Line & MOL, launched its container shipping operations 4/1. pic.twitter.com/HLvshoyi7h
— NW Seaport Alliance (@SeaportNW) June 6, 2018