Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that one of world’s largest containerships, the MOL Truth, was delivered at the Saijo Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on October 31.
The MOL Truth is the first containership with a capacity of over 20,000 TEU built in Japan, and the fifth in a series of six 20,000 TEU containerships that are operated by MOL.
The new containership is 400m long, with a breadth of 58.5m, and has a loading capacity of 20,182 TEU.
On October 25, it was named the MOL Truth and it will ply the Asia-Northern Europe trade as part of THE Alliance, which consists of MOL, NYK, K Line, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming.
The MOL Truth incorporates advanced technologies for reduced environmental impact, such as low-friction hull paint, a high-efficiency propeller and PBCF, a high-efficiency engine plant, and an optimized hull shape.
These features will reduce CO2 emissions by 25-30% per container in comparison with MOL-operated 14,000 TEU-class vessels.
The ship’s design also allows conversion to LNG fuel, in order to comply with stricter standards on vessel exhaust emissions in the future.