Imabari Shipbuilding‘s Saijo Shipyard delivered MOL Truth on October 31, 2017.
MOL’s new vessel is the fifth in a series of six 20,000 TEU containerships for operation by MOL.
MOL in March, 2015 announced it was expanding its large-scale containership fleet by building and chartering six 20,000 TEU containerships to boost competitiveness.
It will ply the Asia-Northern Europe trade as part of THE Alliance.
The containership is 400 metres long, with a breadth of 58.5 metres and a loading capacity of 20,182 TEU.
MOL Truth uses various technologies to reduce CO2 emissions by 25-30% per container in comparison with MOL-operated 14,000 TEU-class vessels.
Fuel-saving optimizations include low-friction hull paint, a high-efficiency propeller, a high-efficiency engine plant and an optimized hull shape.
The ship's design also allows conversion to LNG fuel, in anticipation of stricter standards on vessel exhaust emissions in the future.
A sixth and final vessel in the series is under construction at Imabari Shipbuilding's Marugame Shipyard and is slated for delivery in January, 2018.