3rd of ten 14,000-TEUers for APL, assigns it to Asia-Europe G6 loop

By Vessels

The container shipping arm of Singapore’ Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), APL, has taken its 3rd of ten 14,000-TEU vessels constructed by Hyundai Samho for service on its Far East-Europe service.
American President Line is to deploy the suezmax ultra large container vessels, the APL Raffles, on Loop 7 of the G6 Asia-North Europe service. Of the 2 already delivered, the APL Temasek, is deployed on Loop 4 of the same service while the other vessel went to MOL as MOL Quest.
The units from this series may do a speed of 23 knots, propelled by a completely electronically-controlled slow speed engine of 63,910 kW assembled by Hyundai under licence from MAN-B&W (model S90ME-C9 in eleven cylinder version).