Wan Hai Lines names new eco-friendly 13K TEU containership

Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines has held a christening ceremony for a new eco-friendly 13,100 TEU containership at Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje shipyard. 

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As informed, the vessel WAN HAI A16 is the ninth ship in the 13,100 TEU series containerships being built by Samsung Heavy Industries. 

This series of containerships has a length of 335 meters, a breadth of 51 meters, a draft of 16 meters and a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

The vessels are equipped with newly designed engines with environmentally friendly features aimed at achieving energy-saving and fuel-efficient advantages.

In addition, this series of vessels has obtained the “Smart Ship Notation” certification, which enables the use of various monitoring systems and communication equipment to collect real-time ship navigation data and equipment operation conditions.

The shipowner expects the vessel to be delivered in mid-June. Once delivered, the containership will join Wan Hai Lines’ Asia to West Coast of North America service.

As part of its decarbonization efforts, Wan Hai Lines signed a 10-year sustainability-linked shipping financing agreement with Standard Chartered Bank last year.

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The company has set clear carbon reduction targets, committing to a 50% reduction in the carbon intensity of its fleet by 2030 compared to the base year (2008).

Additionally, the firm has obtained dual certifications in greenhouse gas inventory and GHG Protocol since 2022, with a 5.2% reduction in fleet CO2 emissions intensity compared to the previous year, which represents a decrease of approximately 34% compared to 2008.