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UASC names industry’s first LNG-ready ultra large container ship

United Arab Shipping Company has named the sector’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel, the MV Sajir, according to a company announcement.

The MV Sajir will start operating on the Asia-North Europe trade route after delivery in mid-2016. Ten more A15 vessels and six 18,800-TEU container ships will be delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, to fulfill UASC’s current newbuild program.

With a capacity of 15,000 TEUs, the DNV GL-classed vessel is the largest and most eco-friendly in this capacity range. Preliminary measurements indicate an Energy Efficiency Design Index value that is almost 50 percent below the 2025 limit established by the IMO.

"These highly efficient vessels help us significantly reduce the amount of fuel we consume per container," said Jorn Hinge, President and CEO of UASC. "We operate one of the world's youngest container vessel fleets and are committed to making it more environmentally sustainable. The A15 vessels go beyond what regulations require and set new standards in terms of efficient, safe and sustainable operations."

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