ULCS Al Muraykh Reaches Zeebrugge in Its Maiden Voyage

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The United Arab Shipping Company is currently the world’s 15th-largest shipping line, with a fleet of 56 vessels representing an overall capacity of 482,617 TEUs. In its ambitious program of expansion, it has ordered for 6 Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS) of 18,800 TEU capacity and LNG-ready. The second vessel Al Muraykh had on its maiden voyage to Europe reached APM Terminals Zeebrugge.

These vessels are better than the 13,500 TEU capacity vessels delivered just three years ago. With new advanced technology CO2, emissions are reduced per TEU by 60% and are the largest vessels to be able to operate on either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional heavy fuel oil. The vessels are the first to have received DNV GL certification of compliance with the latest LNG regulations.

United Arab Shipping Company is setting a new world standard in environmental performance for liner services, as well as fleet growth. UASC will expand its fleet by adding four 18,800 and six 15,000 TEU-sized vessels, which will add approximately another 170,000 TEUs, increasing its fleet capacity by 35%.

Source: APM Terminals

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