Another first occurred at the Port of New York and New Jersey in May. On May 31, the brand new ONE APUS, a 14,000 TEU capacity containership from Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE), stopped at GTC Bayonne on its maiden voyage. The 364-meter-long, 51-meter-wide bright magenta-colored ONE APUS is one of the most high-tech ships to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey.
ONE APUS 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. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel efficiency are integral parts of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Clean Vessel Incentive program, which 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. ONE APUS, and the entire ONE shipping line, participate in this voluntary program.
The arrival of ONE APUS strengthens the Port of New York and New Jersey’s connection with Asia and further contributes to a pattern of steadily rising cargo volume—cargo volume has risen every month at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2019. Improvements at the Port of New York and New Jersey, such as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge’s navigational clearance to 215 feet, have allowed more and larger ships to enter the Port, resulting in record-breaking cargo volume and economic growth.
ONE APUS 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. The ship is the second delivery for ONE this year, and the sixth in a series of seven newly built 14,000-TEU magenta containerships.