The 2019-built boxship ONE Apus became one of the most high-tech ships to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey as it arrived at the Bayonne container terminal on its maiden voyage.
The Japan-flagged 14,000 TEU vessel, operated by Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE), arrived at the port on May 31.
Built by Japan Marine United, it is the first ship to employ dual-rating system technology in its main diesel engine, a technology that facilitates flexibility in operations and boosts fuel efficiency to help reduce greenhouse gases.
ONE Apus, and the entire ONE shipping line, are part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Clean Vessel Incentive program. The program provides financial incentives to encourage operators, charters, and agents of ocean-going vessels calling at port authority marine terminals to make engine, fuel, and technology enhancements.
The boxship is deployed on the East Coast 4 (EC4) service (Asia to US East Coast), under the Transport High Efficiency Alliance (THEA), making eastbound calls at Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston and westbound stops at New York, Singapore, and Kaohsiung.
ONE Apus is the sixth in a series of seven newly built 14,000-TEU magenta containerships.