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JMU hands over third feeder box ship to Wan Hai

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Japan Marine United has delivered a new 3,055 TEU container ship to Wan Hai Lines as the third in an eight-ship series.

The newly developed 3,055teu container ships can carry containers with a maximum of 12 rows x 6 tiers in the hold and a maximum of 14 rows x 7 tiers on the deck.

WAN HAI 323 is the third Wan Hai Lines vessel to be delivered as part of their efforts of continuous fleet upgrades in order to provide the best quality service to customers. The vessel has a length of 203.5m, a depth of 16.6m and a draught of 11.5m.

The ships have significantly improved environmental performance and operational performance. They are energy efficient and meet the requirements of latest environmental regulations. The vessel design has a wide optimum hull form that pursues low resistance and high efficiency using the latest analysis technology, and by optimising the unique energy-saving devices LV-Fin and ALV-Fin, fuel efficiency is significantly improved compared to conventional ships.

Powered by a MAN B&W 7S70ME-C10.5 diesel engine, the vessels have a maximum cruising speed of 21.6kt. By adopting electronically controlled Mark 10.5 engines and the inverter control of the cooling seawater pump, the fuel efficiency of the ship is greatly improved

The ships are the first Japanese-built vessels to receive the DNV GL SmartShip Notation, which is given to ships equipped with smart technology.

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