MaritimeNews ® 07-Jan-2019 11:55
Image Courtesy: ONE
Ocean Network Express (ONE) Thailand recently achieved a milestone by attaining 1 million TEUs, merely 9 months into the business.
From January to December 2017, the export & import laden containers volume in Thailand was 8 Million TEUs.
The achievement of 1 million TEUs marked an important chapter for ONE Thailand. Since the commencement of the business in April 2018, ONE Thailand said it took ‘proactive measures’ to overcome challenges over the months.
“In addition to the memorial milestone, with newly built container vessel “ONE Columba” whose loading capacity of 14,000 TEUs being the largest ever to call Thailand in late 2018, we successfully demonstrated ONE’s commitment to the Thai government’s policies for economic growth, especially for the national project Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC),” Kiyoshi Tokonami, Managing Director of ONE Thailand, said.
The 145,647 gross ton ONE Columba docked at Hutchison Ports Thailand’s Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port in late November, becoming the largest container vessel of this size to berth in Thailand.
Built at Kure Shipyard in Japan in 2018, the boxship features a length of 364 meters and a width of 51 meters.
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