Pacific International Lines (PIL) Group, Singapore’s leading containership operator, announced earlier today the delivery of two new 11,800 TEU container ships. The ceremony took place on October 26, 2017.

The two vessels are among the fleet of 12 11,8000 TEU ordered by PIL and have been christened Kota Pahlawan and Kota Panjang, at a naming ceremony held in China.

Caption: Mr Teo Siong Seng, MD of PIL & Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, together with Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International PTE LTD, Mr Zhao Zhao Guicai, CEO of ICBC Leasing, Mr Tetsuya Kinoshita, MANAGING DIRECTOR of ClassNK, Mr Ren Yuanlin, Chairman of YZJ group, Mr Wang Jiansheng, Deputy Chairman of YZJ group, Mr Ren Letian, General Manager of YZJ group, Mr Liu Jianwei, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of New YZJ, Mr Du Chenzhon, of Deputy General Manager and General Manager of YZJ(Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.), Mr Zhang Tao, Deputy general manager of YZJ (Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.), officiated at the naming ceremony of the two container vessels.

Both have successfully completed their sea trials and set off for Singapore on 30 Oct and 1 November respectively. These two vessels will be deployed on the Far East - US AC5 service from the beginning of November 2017.

AC5 - Port Rotation: XiamenNanshaHong KongYantianLong Beach – Xiamen

Built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. (YZJ Group) at its Suzhou shipyard, the vessels have been designed with safety and crew’s comfort in mind.

There is an improved field of vision from the bridge and the crew living quarters have been laid out in such a configuration that the living area is away from the engine room, reducing engine noise to the crew quarters.

The vessels are each fitted with 1,400 reefer plugs that can accommodate up to a maximum of 2,800 TEU of refrigerated containers onboard. They also feature an energy efficient design with an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) well below the required reference level.

This has been a successful collaboration between PIL and YZJ Group.

PIL said: “PIL looks forward to taking delivery of its other vessels and is confident that the high quality standards set by these two vessels will continue to be upheld.”

Source: PIL