A boxship built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries named “Green Ship of the Year”
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), a shipbuilding affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), announced today that UASC Umm Qasr, a 9,000 TEU containership built by HSHI, has recently been designated “Green Ship of the Year” by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.
The containership, which measures 300 m in length, 24.8 m in height and 48.2 m in width, was delivered to Singapore-based Asiatic Lloyd on July 31, 2014 and is currently chartered to Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).
The main features of the containership are an electronically-controlled main engine, a ballast water treatment system and AMP (Alternative Maritime Power) system. The main engine maximizes fuel efficiency and reduces noise, vibrations, and carbon emissions by automatically controlling fuel consumption depending on sailing speed and sea conditions. The ballast water treatment system installed on UASC Umm Qasr can purify seawater in its ballast tank by filtering and sterilizing bacteria and plankton. Moreover, the AMP system on the vessel enables it to utilize the shoreside electric power, thereby reducing harmful emissions while at berth.
With proven capacity to build eco-friendly ships, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries has been successfully meeting increased demand from shipping companies around the world for fuel-efficient, eco-friendly ships.