This Tuesday, October 25, the ship Amazon of the shipping company ONE (Ocean Network Express). will in Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP).
It is a new ship that operates on the route of Far East. She is 329 meters long and has a cargo capacity of 11,923 teus (a unit of measurement equivalent to a 20-foot container). She started this last trip in the port of Busan (Korea) and sails towards South America. Her first port of call is Santos (Brazil). In its first arrival the ship will carry out about 1,000 loading and unloading movements.
The ONE company, which is dedicated to the transfer of containers, is Japanese and jointly owned by the shipping companies of the same origin Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Mitsui OSK Lines and K Line. Its distinctive color is magenta. ONE is the sixth largest container shipping company in the world.
Another important feature of this huge container ship is its number of plugs for refrigerated cargo (reefer sockets), which reaches 1,553. In this way it offers a very good capacity for goods such as those produced in these latitudes.
As a celebration of its first passage through Montevideo, ONE and TCP will hold a reception that will include the participation of authorities such as the president of the National Ports Administration (ANP), Juan Curbelo.
The country manager of ONE, Pablo Domínguez, highlighted that its first container ship operated 28 years ago, when it began working in the port, the largest ship that arrived in Montevideo had a capacity for 1,400 containers and added that it is “amazing” how that capacity has multiplied.
The arrival of larger ships is produced from the increase in depth of the port of Montevideo to 13 meters. The ANP even claims that this depth is 14 meters. In order to do so, you need the authorization of the Administrative Commission of the River Plate. There, the Argentine delegation must approve the deepening of the access channel.
“The importance of being prepared to receive these ships lies in maintaining competitive conditions for Montevideo in relation to other ports in the region, which favors local trade because otherwise the large ships would not arrive, affecting Uruguayan import and export cargo. ”, said Fernando Correa, manager of Institutional Relations of Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP).