Transnet welcomes energy efficient vessel to Durban

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said that they welcomed Ocean Network Express’s (ONE) brand-new magenta vessel, Reassurance, on her maiden voyage to the Port of Durban on 24 December 2023.

One brand-new magenta vessel welcomed at the Port of Durban. Picture: Supplied

Published Dec 28, 2023

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Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said that they welcomed Ocean Network Express’s (ONE) brand-new magenta vessel, Reassurance, on her maiden voyage to the Port of Durban on Sunday.

Mpumi Dweba-Kwetana, port manager: Port of Durban said that ONE predominantly specialises in refrigerated cargo, dry bulk cargo, special cargo, and dangerous goods.

Their new magenta fleet boasts a dual system in the main engines with a capability to select one from the two output ranges (high/low) and enabling flexible operations that enhance fuel efficiency.

Dweba-Kwetana added that this design not only optimises performance but contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. “Reassurance docked at the Durban Container Terminal’s Pier 1, with a nominal capacity of 7 124 TEUs. Reassurance has been kitted out in ONE’s new corporate colour, Magenta, which symbolises their deliberate commitment to approaching things differently and exploring the newness in the market.”

Dweba-Kwetana added that later in 2024, ONE’s Readiness and Reassurance vessels will be replaced by three (3) new builds of similar specification. “They will have an even larger reefer intake, specifically designed for the Europe- South Africa trade. We are thrilled to receive Reassurance on her maiden voyage to Durban from Shanghai, China. We are especially encouraged by ONE’s commitment to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, which is in line with the Port of Durban’s vision of becoming a world-class port system while minimising the impact on the climate and nature.”

Dweba-Kwetana said that they are committed to embracing energy transitions. “We are committed to working with shipping lines such as ONE to provide sustainable transport systems, sustainable logistics chains, and then switch to embracing energy transition to help the logistics sector reduce CO2 emissions.”

The Mercury

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