The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Savannah, Ga., welcomed the container ship, Stork.
The vessel, part of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) shipping company, Japan, has a capacity of 14,026 twenty-foot equivalent units.
"It's an honor to welcome this distinctive ship to the Port of Savannah," says Griff Lynch, GPA executive director. "Vessels in the 14,000-plus range represent the future of global shipping, and play to Savannah's strengths of space, infrastructure and cargo fluidity."
At the 1,200-acre Garden City Terminal, five cranes will move more than 4,000 containers on and off the vessel, including 3,432 export containers and 655 import boxes.
"Magenta is very symbolic of our new company's independent and innovative approach to global container shipping," says Jeremy Nixon, chief executive officer of the ONE alliance. "Magenta, we also hope, will improve safety and make the ONE Stork and her sister-ships much more visible to all the many other vessels that may pass her in close proximity over the course of her full trading life."
The Stork makes use of state-of-the-art vessel design for improved efficiency. The ship's hull shape allows improved cargo-loading efficiency, achieved by minimized engine room space. Additionally, the main engine's dual, high- or low-output system allows flexible operation and improved fuel consumption, resulting in a significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.