Ship Photos of the Day – Japan’s Giant Pink Ships
Pictured here are two newbuild containerships being built for Japan’s new Ocean Network Express shipping joint venture.
The Ocean Network Express, or ONE as it is known for short, was established 2017 through the integration of the container businesses of major Japanese shipping companies “K” Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and NYK.
ONE began operations on April 1, 2018 with a fleet of about 240 vessels and a combined capacity of 1,440,000 TEU, ranking it as the 6th largest container shipping company with approximately 7% of global share. ONE also has seven 14,000 teu newbuild containerships planned for delivery this year.
As you can see, ONE opted for a pink color scheme for its hulls and containers, which will make them hard to miss on the water (no pun in intended).
The two ships above, named ONE Stork and ONE Aguila, are under construction at Japan Marine United shipyard in Kure, Japan.
Below is an illustration of what the ONE ships and containers will look like:
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